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Used Volkswagen Polo 1.2 S

The used Volkswagen Polo 1.2 S is priced like chips but tastes like roast dinner.

By Stephen Turvil
May 06, 2011
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The used Volkswagen Polo 1.2 S is priced like chips but tastes like roast dinner. In fact, this popular supermini is one of the most complete small cars on the market. Strengths include rock-solid reliability, excellent handling, smooth five-speed manual transmission, and prestige beyond its takeaway price tag. Cost conscious motorists may also find the 59bhp petrol engine rather tasty, as it manages 62.8mpg on the extra-urban cycle. However - slight downside - this entry-level version takes 16.1 seconds to reach 62mph.

The used Volkswagen Polo 1.2 S has a range of reassuring safety features. These include its strong body shell, an electronic stability program, and a couple of air-bags. In fact, the range overall earned Euro NCAP's maximum five-star rating. This equates to scores of 90% for adult occupant protection, 86% for child occupants, 41% for pedestrians, and 71% for safety assist features. These include gadgets such as the seatbelt reminder system.

The Polo 1.2 S, in 59bhp form, has a new price of £9,995 - £10.715. However, as this likeable run-around was launched in 2009, there are now plenty of 'approved' used examples on Volkswagen's forecourts. Prices start at £8,000, which should secure a virtually 'as new' example with 15,000 miles on the clock. Furthermore, every approved VW includes a minimum twelve months warranty and a 'no quibble' exchange promise.

Motorists who purchase a used Volkswagen Polo 1.2 S may expect the equivalent of a high-street snack. They actually get something far tastier. This German supermini is a Michelin Star feast that excels in every key area. So, grab a fork and tuck in.

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By Stephen Turvil
May 06, 2011