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Twelve Cars of Christmas – Volkswagen Polo – Number 1

Motoring.co.uk is bringing festive cheer to bargain hunters by researching last minute Christmas offers.

By Stephen Turvil
Dec 10, 2009
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The new Volkswagen Polo has triumphed over the competition to claim first position in Motoring.co.uk's Twelve Cars of Christmas list. This grotto of festive cheer contains our favourite vehicles based on economy, space, price, style, and popularity. So, why is this run-around top of the list?

The Volkswagen Polo is a premium super-mini for motorists appreciating solid Germanic engineering. The latest generation is a considerable improvement on its predecessor and wins plaudits for its versatility. For example, many super-minis handle beautifully in town but perform like a drunk reindeer on demanding roads. The Polo is a welcome exception. This desirable hatchback excels in the urban jungle and its 'big car' feel and excellent ride make it suitable for motorway journeys.

A fantastic engine for motorway driving is the 1.4-litre petrol. This 83bhp unit reaches 60mph in 11.7 seconds and achieves a combined average of 47mpg. If this isn't your Christmas tipple there are three additional petrol units plus two diesels. Cash savers may prefer the smaller 1.6-litre diesel which returns 65mpg on the combined cycle.

The Volkswagen Polo deserves to top the Christmas list because it is a small car with gigantic abilities. The Polo's underlying strengths shine through and it feels robust enough to outlive Santa. There is also the reassurance of Euro NCAP's five-star safety rating, enough space for four adults, and desirable optional equipment such as parking sensors.

Prices for the new Volkswagen Polo range from £10,635 to £14,910.

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By Stephen Turvil
Dec 10, 2009
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