VW Polo

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Yes, it’s boring. But it’s good. What the Polo lacks in style it makes up for with a foolproof interior and bombproof residual values. Low-tar Bluemotion version is the fuel-miser’s choice while recently updated GTI version is an overlooked hot hatch gem.

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A Golf-in-miniature body clothes an interior that’s subdued to the point of depression but ergonomically flawless. There are some brilliant engines available, and you can have VW’s dual-clutch DSG gearbox if you want. Ride and handling are very good, even if the latter won’t put a smile on your face like a Fiesta. An excellent car overall, but a head-over-heart purchase.

The one we’d buy

1.2 TSI – or the GTI

The one we’d avoid like the plague

No real duffers in the line-up

Rivals to consider

Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio, Seat Ibiza, Suzuki Swift, Vauxhall Corsa


Low running costs, great engines


World’s least interesting interior, servicing costs may be pricey

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