Volkswagen Polo GTI
 (3/5)
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 (4.1/5)
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3 Owner Reviews
Date Reviewed
3 August 2017
Performance
Ride & Handling
Comfort
Safety
Space
Value
Yusoff
5-Door (2009)
Bought new, Owned for 5 Years
Fuel Economy: 12.0 km/litre (8.3 L/100 km), RON97, Mileage: 600 km/month
    Always fun to drive, with sporty performance & handling; a real pocket rocket ! Car is used around town & for the school run with the occasional blast along the highways. It is also the preferred ride for the missus.
    Comfortable & refined cruiser at legal speeds on motorways with the punch to safely overtake when the need arises. Engine hums in the background when using the cruise control.
    Good petrol consumption
    High tech: Super charged & turbocharged engine with a 7 speed DSG.
    Sporty but comfortable tartan seats at the front. Solid build & high quality paintwork
    Low road tax.
    Some turbo lag when accelerating hard
    Hard suspension but ride improved when tyres were changed to Continentals
    Rear passenger & boot space limited
    DSG sometimes hunts for the right gear especially driving up on slight inclines
To Improve
A bit more space for the rear passengers & boot.
More low down torque to minimise any turbo lag.
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
8 December 2016
Performance
Ride & Handling
Comfort
Safety
Space
Value
Raphael
5-Door (2011)
Bought used, Owned for 3 Years
Fuel Economy: 14.0 km/litre (7.1 L/100 km), RON97, Mileage: 1,500 km/month
    1. Best handling in B segment
    2. Best throttle & pickup in B segment
    3. Hard supension for handling corners and curvy roads at high speed. Feel stable even at 180km/h speed highway.
    4. Traditional street race car driving experience - Conventional hand brake, accurate steering, meant for men who love to drive with style. You can't get this experience from Jap cars, even cars like Civic will go in shame in comparison (despite the price diff of course).
    5. Good fuel economy if you ride at 80kmh~110kmh (14km/L) without hard stepping the pedal.
    1. the legendary DSG dry clutch is a nightmare to deal with (1 Mecatronics replaced, 1 clutch to be replaced within 4 yrs usage)
    2. High usage of Motor Oil - Need to add 1L of fully synthetic motor oil every 5000km usage.
    3. Hard suspension - feel like 4W4 in car and do not overfeed yourself unless you wanna vomit.
    4. Space utilization is awful - WORST compartment & boot in B segment, I think the boot capacity is only 200+L, half of Honda Jazz.
    5. So so audio performance - lousy audio system and speaker for the price.
    6. DO NOT USE RON95. It is not meant for it.
To Improve
as mentioned in cons.
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
2 January 2015
Performance
Ride & Handling
Comfort
Safety
Space
Value
ChoongYang
5-Door (2013)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
RON95, Mileage: 450 km/month
    Powerful German hot pocket rocket - you'll be addicted on flooring the pedal.
    Superb handling
    Good fuel consumption for a performance car.
    Very solid built
    Very comfortable sport seat
    Brake is a little weak on high speed
    Engine sound abit more noisy when using Ron95.
    Steering is much more heavier than i expected when stationary, makes parking abit harder
    no bluetooth connectivity
To Improve
Lighter steering
have bluetooth connectivity
better brakes
Yes, I would recommend this car

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