Volkswagen Polo 1.0 110 R Line 5Dr Petrol Hatchback

17/17 Reg | 10,065 miles | Petrol | Blue | Manual

Volkswagen Hereford

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MPG

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Insurance Group

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

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Specification
Body Glass
Electric front windows
Heated rear window with auto timer
Front wash/wipe with interval delay
Rear electric windows
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
Heat insulated tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar back
Brakes
ABS
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
ESP with EDL + ASR
Hill hold control
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
Automatic Post collision braking
Communication
Bluetooth Telephone preparation
Driver Aids
PAS - speed related
Driver alert system
Cruise control + speed limiter
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
Driver Information
Service interval indicator
Multi Function Display
Multifunction computer
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Driving Mirrors
Body colour door mirrors
Electric operated/heated door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Matt chrome interior trim
Cortina silver air vent surround
Entertainment
6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
Composition media system with radio, glovebox mounted CD, colour touch screen, SD card, aux-in, USB, multimedia interface
Exterior Body Features
Body colour rear spoiler
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Flared body colour side sills
Uniquely shaped front/rear bumpers
Stainless steel door sill protection
Black grille with chrome surround
Body coloured side sills
R Line body kit
Chrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights with static cornering function
LED rear number plate lights
LED headlights with auto range adjustment, headlight wash, low washer fluid warning, LED daytime running lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dust/pollen filter
Interior Features
Glovebox
Front door pockets
3 spoke steering wheel
Centre console storage
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
4 grab handles
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Chrome interior door handles
2 cupholders
Aluminium pedals
Driver and passenger sunvisors
Luggage compartment cover, removable
Variable boot floor
Black roof lining
2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
Sunglasses holder
12V power socket in centre console
Matt chrome gear lever gaiter surround
Storage compartment in rear doors
Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake grip
Storage compartment in front doors
Leather multifunction steering wheel
Interior Lights
Front/rear reading lights
Interior light with delay
Luggage compartment lighting
Safety
Driver/front passenger airbag
Tyre pressure monitoring system
3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
Seats
Front seat backrest storage nets
Driver seat height adjust
Front passenger seat height adjust
Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
60/40 split folding rear seat
3 rear head restraints
Security
Electronic engine immobiliser
Alarm with Remote Central Locking and Interior Protection
Vanity Mirrors
Illuminated vanity mirror
Wheels - Spare
Full size spare wheel

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Polo has long been the classy choice for those after a supermini. With its shrunken Golf looks and high quality interior, you can see why. We look at the eager 1.0-litre turbocharged version in racy R-Line trim.

Background

Introduced in 1975, the Volkswagen Polo was originally little more than a re-badged version of the Audi 50. Due to it being more basic and therefore cheaper, the little Volkswagen outsold the Audi version. The decision was therefore soon made to axe the 50 to allow Audi to concentrate on larger, more prestigious cars. Since then, the Polo name has stood the test of time, with the fifth generation car receiving a facelift towards the end of 2014. While the styling was tweaked and the interior made to feel even more upmarket, the big news was under the bonnet. The 1.0-litre three cylinder engine that had been originally engineered for Volkswagen's up! citycar now made an appearance in a Polo in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms. The turbo version of that unit in R-Line trim makes for a tempting 'warm' hatch. Is it worth over £17,000 though?

Driving Experience

Although the Polo is available with a wide variety of petrol and diesel engines, it's the 1.0-litre, three cylinder TSI motor we're looking at here. While it's small in capacity, a turbocharger lifts power to 110PS and torque to 199Nm. Coupled to a six speed manual gearbox, this engine can propel the Polo from 0-62mph in a reasonably brisk 9.3 seconds. Top speed is 122mph. While that isn't going to set any speed records, it'll be enough to surprise quite a few people away from the lights. More to the point, the Polo is unlikely to feel out of its depth on motorways or dual carriageways, even when loaded up. Those expecting a diesel-like experience will be disappointed though. It may have plenty of power but it does need revs to fully access it. We suspect the extra ratio of the dual clutch automatic gearbox may do a better job of keeping the little engine on the boil. As for the handling, Polos tend to feel like a larger car with good ride comfort and none of the edginess at motorway speeds that some rivals suffer from. The penalty is handling which is safe and secure but not particularly exciting.

Design and Build

Sitting on a platform shared with the SEAT Ibiza and the Audi A1, the Polo is entirely conventional in its construction. Weighing in at 1135kg, it's no heavyweight but it is undercut in bulk by a number of rivals - the penalty for filling the car with soft touch plastics. We shouldn't complain too much though: this MK5 version's still larger but lighter than the fourth generation car. R-Line models receive a unique styling pack consisting of special bumpers, an R-Line grille badge and natty alloy wheels. While it's all just supposed to ape the Polo GTI, you could argue the R-Line front bumper is actually a bit more aggressive. Inside is 'Race' cloth trim and a flat-bottomed R-Line steering wheel to set the scene. It isn't quite as sporty as the GTI and the seats could offer more lateral support. Saying that, it's unlikely R-Line owners with be driving hard enough for this to be an issue. As for boot space, 280-litres isn't bad but that is 10-litres less than that offered by arch rival the Ford Fiesta.

Market and Model

If you're sticking with R-Line trim and the 110PS TSI engine, there's only really a couple of big decisions to make. How many doors do you need and do you want to shift your own gears? The cheapest option is the three-door manual at just shy of £17,000, with the dual clutch automatic gearbox almost £1,400 extra. As stirring the gearbox is quite a pleasant job, we'd be tempted to save the money. At least choosing the five-door brings a much smaller financial penalty of just over £600. Regardless of doors or gearbox, R-Line trim does come well equipped - as you'd hope for around £17,000. On top of the bodykit, racy seats and sporty steering wheel, you get manual air-con, front fog lights, a touch screen infotainment system, cruise control and parking sensors front and rear. You can spend another £500 or so on metallic paint, nearly £1,000 on Alcantara seats, while sat-nav is around £700. While you get a selection of airbags and auto post-collision braking as standard, side curtain airbags are optional. Sadly, autonomous braking isn't available.

Cost of Ownership

Even with a decent amount of poke under the bonnet, CO2 levels still creep under the crucial 100g/km mark, if only by 1g/km for the manual model. With this gearbox, you'll be looking at combined fuel consumption of just 65.7mpg too. The DSG isn't quite as green producing 102g/km of carbon while returning 64.2mpg on the combined cycle. Yes, one of the diesels will be more economical but they'll also be significantly slower. Volkswagens are renowned for holding onto their value, although traditionally the frugal diesels have performed best. Regardless of engine type, resist the temptation to cram the car full of options. Just because you've spent well over £20,000 on your Polo doesn't mean you're going to get any more money when it comes time to sell it on. The warranty is for three years or 60,000 miles. However, this can be extended for a fee.

Electric front windows, ABS, Bluetooth Telephone preparation, PAS - speed related, Service interval indicator, Body colour door mirrors, Matt chrome interior trim, 6 speakers, Body colour rear spoiler, Front fog lights with static cornering function...

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)9.3
Engine Power - BHP110
Engine Power - KW81
Engine Power - PS
Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20
Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed122
Green Stats
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)103 (g/km)
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg)62.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)70.6
EC Urban (mpg)52.3

Cash Price

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PCP

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You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.

HP

Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a car once all payments are made.

This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.

One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on monthly payments.
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.

Lease

Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for private individuals. This is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.

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