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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Volkswagen Polo Hatchback review.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: 4 out of 5 4.0
Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (00-02) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Quality image, strong residual values, reliability.

CONS

Expensive for a supermini.

At a glance

New price £7,995 - £13,935
Used price £205 - £1,295
Fuel economy 36 - 62 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £300
Insurance group 5 - 23 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Quality image, strong residual values, reliability.

CONS

Expensive for a supermini.

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback rivals

Peugeot
206
3 out of 5 3.0

The last generation Polos retain proven strengths of the previous ranges. The biggest changes were on the inside, with an all-new dashboard and control layout. The range includes an efficient small turbo diesel, a sporty GTi model as well as tried-and-tested 1.0, 1.4 and 1.9 diesel engines. Polo doesn't grab the eye, but it's probably the ultimate quality supermini - safe, economical, easy to drive and long lasting.

Volkswagen Polo Hatchback rivals

Peugeot
206
3 out of 5 3.0

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