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Mini Golf isn't just a fun game. It's also the best descriptor for the imminent 2018 Volkswagen Polo, which takes the company's smallest model (in Australia) to new heights, in terms of space, in-car tech and dynamic sophistication.
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2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

Okay, I’m not made of money, yet I like cars that are fun. Years ago, I remember reading car reviews in a "bang for your dollar" category, and the Polo GTi came up trumps. I'd previously owned a 2007 9N3 model and had loved it. So in May 2018, when it was time to replace (due to age and mileage), a 2016 model with manual transmission and 14000km popped up in my search through the classifieds...

2017 Volkswagen Polo GTi review

Yes I know, it's another review on another VW... however hear me out, because I actually think it's one of the overlooked gems in the small car market. Admittedly, I did buy this car second hand, which meant I didn't have to cop the usual Euro price premium over its typical rivals. However the car was basically brand new, having done only 5000km and was barely a year old at the time I bought it...

2017 Volkswagen Polo 81 TSI Comfortline review

This Polo is a great little car that I have owned since new for two years now, buying  the little VW as I needed a small, nice-looking, economical and enjoyable car for work and leisure. I have travelled approximately 70000km, which is higher than average. I own a manual 81TSI model with both the sports and safety packages...

2015 Volkswagen Polo 81 TSI Comfortline Review

Authors Note: As this review is written, I am half way through my year as an L-plater in NSW so I cannot give feedback at 90km/h+ highway speed. November 2015 rolls around and our tired 2005 Volvo XC70 estate of 3 years needs a replacement, and with the added benefit of a tax rebate we take home a beautiful new 2015 VW Polo 81TSI with the 6 speed manual in Sunset Red...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline review

We own a white manual 2018 VW Polo 85TSI Comfortline, which includes the Driver Assistance Package. SAFETY I couldn’t find a car in its class that was safer than the Polo 85TSI with the Driver Assist’ Pack...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 70TSI Trendline review

I understand the lack of insight two months of ownership provides, but I thought potential buyers may benefit from my experience with the recently released AW Polo in all its base-model 70TSI DSG glory. I’ll comment specifically about the drivetrain of the Polo, because it’s often an issue of contention in the comment section...

2015 Volkswagen Polo 81 TSI Comfortline Review

The light car segment is fiercely competitive, and at eight years old, the current Volkswagen Polo is one of the oldest in its class. Despite an extensive facelift in 2014 it is still the same car underneath, so the question remains: should it still be on your shopping list? As you will read, that answer is, yes...

2012 Volkswagen Polo GTi Review

After owning a Ford Falcon XR6 for over three years, I thought it was time for a change. I decided to go for a 2012 Volkswagen Polo GTI with a seven-speed DSG, and what a change it was. Everything about the Polo, from the engine note to the interior, screams refinement. It has a little 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit that pumps out 132kW of power and 250Nm of torque...

2016 Volkswagen Polo GTi Review

Let me guess, most of your driving is done on your own, sitting in traffic on your way to work. While you dream of punting a sports car along a clear winding road, the reality is that, at best, you get this opportunity once a week. You feel you need a big car to carry people and belongings but again in reality, its invariably just you and your briefcase...

2010 Volkswagen Polo 7 Tsi Comfortline Review

I purchased my 2010 Polo 77TSI Comfortline 1.2 Manual at 108,000km for an absolute steal. It'd been well cared for and the seller was genuinely leaving the country. Upgrading from my beloved 2001 Mazda 323, first impressions were good. I could actually see at night and the wipers worked. However, I soon came to realise that all was not peachy...

2012 Volkswagen Polo GTi Review

So after a little over two years of ownership of my MY12.5 Polo Gti, I'm trading up to something a bit more exciting and faster. I thought it would be nice to to share my journey. It was October 13', I had just return to Sydney after being away studying & working in the UK...