VW Polo, a veritable Tardis

Posted by Norm on March 27th, 2007 filed in General, Reviews

I just fit an A0 (thats 32 times the size of A4!!) drawing board into the back of the Izzy’s VW Polo. This is impressive a) due to the sheer size of the drawing board, complete with fully adjustable stand and legs, b) because I currently have no access to my tools, so I did the whole job with my car ratchet set and a cheap Wooly’s adjustable spanner and c) a VW Polo is a small car, it is the second smallest class of car!

 If you are looking for a small, cheap city hatch and you value reliability, value for money and the ability to carry both passengers - the Polo fits 4 passengers + driver in quite nicely for small to medium journeys - and cargo then I would say look no further than that Mk4 Polo, the one with the square headlights (approx M reg - T reg).

Those of you that know me will be aware I am slightly biased as I do in fact drive a car that fits the description above, but I can truthfully say that I don’t think I would change it. It does the best part of 50mpg, top speed of about 100mph, fast enough for what I will use it for and fits into most parking spaces. I could be tempted to get the 5 door version in the future, but i would lose out on re-sale value and door size - I am a big fella I like big front doors!

All in all, it was a very rewarding experience. I am quite looking forward to the three hour journey to The Lakes this afternoon.

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