Polo - There but not fully

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Pros : Good overall design & driving comfort

Cons : Expensive Service & Spares,

Look and Style : The looks of this car backed up with the VW brand image made me purchase it. The exterior looks are sleek & very impressive. The styling is quite good too. However even the highline version lacks lot of features like electrically operated ORVMs, radio & telephone controls on the steering, boot light Comfort:The seats are comfortable the A/C also does its job well for Mumbai climate. The seats are overall too low as getting into & out of the car is a bit cumberesome. If one lifts the drivers seat the steering wheel tends to foul with the legs. The height is also could have been 3 taller. I wonder whether ths size of the cabin is reduced for the Indian market because back in its birthplacce the average German is of a bigger build & would struggle to get into & out of this car. The stability of car at 3 figure speeds is also impressive.  Pickup: The pickup in the first & second gear is reasonable but in the third gear it lacks the power when it is ferrying 5 people. One feels the loss of accelerating power when the A/C is running. I am not sure if ths is a standard feature of a 3 cylinder engine. However if the back seat is empty the car does well. Mileage: I get a mileage in the city between 11-12 kmpl which in my opinion is on the lower side. Best Features: Best features of this car as easily its looks. The steering control & drive quality is also good overall. Needs to improve: The car needs to improve in the features of auxiliary systems Overall Experience: Although my overall experience is generally good the maintenance cost of this vehcle is a concern when compared to equivalent options available in the market.

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 Comments Volkswagen Polo 2009-2013
  • mohan |28 Jun,2011 09:58:56 PM

    hiieee, i'm planning to buy a VW polo 1.2L highline in nxt month... so i need suggestion from u. --is it worthfull??, --how is the music system(i need some nice bass)??, --how is the maintenance??, --about mileage in city & highway(when AC is turned on)?? -- finally.... i'm 6 foot is it comfortable for me to drive(when i test drive the vehicle i felt little clumsy and less knee room for driver seat,is it so)?? please do reply regrads MOHAN..

    Rajiv |29 Jun,2011 01:13:27 AM

    Hi Mohan, It depends on what worth means for you... the music system is pretty decent (for a car) bass is also not bad; but no USB port for playing music from pen drive. I've already mentioned the mileage that I get with AC turned on (12kmpl). At your height the leg room would be quite cramped. Check out the Fabia, Figo, i20, Etios. Also Jazz if u have a slightly higner budget

  • DHIREN KALITA |18 Aug,2011 03:23:45 PM


    Rajiv G |18 Aug,2011 10:53:40 PM

    What details are you looking for? The specs are all over the place. Ask specific queries.. cant write essays ere :)

  • kongurajaa |11 May,2013 10:17:00 PM

    Rajiv, What is the annual maintenance cost for polo highline petrol

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