Great build quality, low running costs, expert engineering and practicality mean the Volkswagen Polo is still going strong over four decades after its launch. As the UK’s sixth biggest-selling car in 2018, it was named small car of the year 2019 by What Car?, proving its enduring popularity and reliability.
Choosing a used Volkswagen Polo means you’ll have a wide choice of petrol and diesel engines, with the turbopetrol units offering up to 113bhp. Opt for a GTi or GTi+ and this increases to 197bhp, enabling you to sprint from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds. Fuel economy is best in the 1.6-litre turbodiesel, reaching an impressive 76.3mpg.
In the cabin, finding a comfy position is simple thanks to the adjustable steering column and seat. Keeping you connected on more recent iterations is an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, which allows you to access the DAB radio, CD player and Bluetooth functions with ease. Choose the SE trim or above for smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Space is generous for a small car, and the Polo's 355-litre boot increases to 1,125 litres with the back seats folded, meaning you can accommodate all manner of bulkier items when you need to.
As for driver assistance and safety, there’s plenty on offer, especially in models produced from the end of 2017 onwards.Front assist, for example, uses radar to detect hazards in front of the car, warns you if it thinks you’re at risk of hitting something, and automatically performs an emergency stop at low speeds if you don't react. Driver alert, meanwhile, warns you if it senses you're getting tired. ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control and countersteer support are also standard.
To help you keep on top of servicing and maintenance, you can download the Volkswagen Connect app for free, which reminds you when your vehicle is due for a service, explains warning lights, and tells you where your nearest Volkswagen garage is. It also remembers where you’ve parked and how long you’ve been there for and offers tips on efficient driving. Most models from 2015 onwards are compatible.
At our Essex and Kent used car dealers, we at Carwise Group have a range of used Volkswagen Polos for sale, alongside a host of other used Volkswagen cars. To arrange a test drive, simply give us a calll. Our Harlow dealershipis on 01279 216163 and our Maidstone dealership is on 01622 233151 - we’ll be happy to help you discover your perfect model and fund it affordably thanks to our flexible used car finance deals.
If you’re looking for a used Polo of a particular trim level or with a specific engine, our team can help you find it among our stock - or source it if need be. If, however, you’ve yet to make a final decision, why not compare the Polo with similar options such as the used Volkswagen Golf?