Now in its 45th year, the Volkswagen Polo remains one of the UK’s best-selling models, popular for its low running costs, dynamic drive and well-built cabin. As a compact runner, there’s little to fault: it has comfort, practicality and performance in spades.
The Polo offers a wide variety of petrol and diesel engines, each of which balances power with efficiency. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with a choice of four outputs is a popular choice from new, so you can expect to see several available on the used market. There are also 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre variants to choose from, each offering plenty of pull at low speeds and a settled, comfy experience on the motorway.
GTI and GTI+ models offer an impressive power boost, with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder 197bhp petrol engine propelling them from 0-62mphin just 6.7 seconds. These trims appeal to those with a penchant for speed – simply touch the accelerator and you’ll feel them raring to go.
It may be compact, but the Polo is a practical option for young families or those with an active social life. Not only can five be conveyed in comfort, there’s also a 355-litre boot, which will easily swallow shopping, sports equipment and more. Need extra room? The back seats fold down to provide 1,125 litres in the boot; enough to get a pushchair in.
Getting settled behind the wheel is simple thanks to an adjustable driver’s seat and steering column, while the wide windscreen offers a clear view of the road ahead. Standard on all of the more recent Volkswagen Polo used cars is an infotainment system with eight-inch touchscreen, DAB radio, CD player and USB/MP3 connectivity. Most Polos from 2015 onwards are also compatible with the free Volkswagen Connect app, which provides useful information about your car, including service and maintenance intervals, warning lights and what they mean, and where your nearest Volkswagen garage is.
As safety is important to every responsible driver, the Polo has plenty in the way of protective kit, from ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution to electronic stability control with traction control. There’s a host of airbags to help reduce the risk of injury in an impact, as well as ISOFIX mounting points for child seats.
If you'd like to test drive one of our used Volkswagen Polos, or any of the other Volkswagen used cars for sale at our dealership, call us today – we’re based in Harlow. Our competitive car finance for used cars means you can make your budget stretch further, so contact us to learn more about the available packages.