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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Volkswagen Polo Dune (04-08) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £12,645 - £13,735
Used price £480 - £3,045
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £125 - £200
Insurance group 5 - 11 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Neat off-road styling additions, comfortable ride, economical engine, good build quality

CONS

Not actually four-wheel drive, lacklustre 1.2-litre engine, offers little over a standard Polo, dull cabin design

Volkswagen Polo Dune rivals

Citroën
C3
2.5 out of 5 2.5

Written by David Ross on

Despite the chunkier looks of the Polo Dune, it's not actually a four-wheel drive version of Volkswagen's small car, but instead is designed as a versatile urban runabout. It has revised suspension and sits higher off the ground while distinctive alloys, silver roof rails and unique bumpers help it stand out from an ordinary Polo. Three engines are available, but the smaller 1.2-litre petrol is best avoided as it's sluggish.

As you'd expect from a Volkswagen, it is very well built and reliable, but ultimately the Dune offers little extra - aside from a different look - compared to a standard Polo. Like the standard Polo it was facelifted in 2005 with angular front lights replacing the twin headlights.

Volkswagen Polo Dune rivals

Citroën
C3
2.5 out of 5 2.5

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