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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Volkswagen Polo Hatchback review.

Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Solidly built; desirable image; slow depreciation

CONS

Expensive compared with the opposition

At a glance

New price £7,834 - £13,185
Used price £200 - £925
Fuel economy 32 - 50 mpg
Road tax cost £160 - £265
Insurance group 7 - 20 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Solidly built; desirable image; slow depreciation

CONS

Expensive compared with the opposition

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback rivals

Citroën
Saxo
3.5 out of 5 3.5

The mid-90's third generation Polo offers superb quality at fairly steep prices - but demand means Polo loses value slowly, too. Practical, fashionable and nice to drive, and at its best with power steering. Beautifully built and very safe, although the heavy body means that performance of the smaller engined models is plodding. Saloon models have a huge boot but have never really caught on.

There are rare estate versions, too.

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback rivals

Citroën
Saxo
3.5 out of 5 3.5