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2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

Well this review for the Polo GTI may be a little different to most as it's all from my perspective. Firstly to get the performance stats out of the way, it has a maximum speed of 237km/h (250 with a little help from the gradient and if the launch control is used), 0-100km/h in 6.15 seconds, 400 metres in 14.5 seconds, and if the hammer is kept down it will change into 6th gear at 200km/h...

2014 Volkswagen Polo 81TSI Comfortline review

Trying to surprise your wife is not always an easy job. I promised that I would get her a "good" car on the day I set out to find her new wheels. I also proclaimed to her that I would have this sorted in time to be back home by lunch. When we met, she owned a Holden Epica...

2019 Volkswagen Polo 85 TSI Comfortline review

In June I purchased my first new car (a demo) and it's the first car I've owned in 20 years. The car was needed as I had recently returned to Australia after living in Vancouver, Canada for over a decade...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 70 TSI Trendline review

One day, I felt like I deserved to get behind the wheel of something brand new. I'd deliberately punished myself by driving a bare-bones DE Mazda2 Neo for 2 years to save some money and not stay awake at night worrying about damage from being parked on the mean streets of inner Sydney. The Mazda2 was a brilliant car and I miss its zippy charm, brilliant short-throw gear shift and low running costs...

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...