Volkswagen Polo Malaysia Review is it worth two Myvis? — Volkswagen Polo hatchback IV

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Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI Review – two Myvis?

You get what you pay for, the truism. In the wonderful world of NAP and taxes, excise duties and this only holds if you believe increases in things quality, luxury and performance cost exponentially more. If there is no justifying the gajillions one have to shell out for Bentleys, and Lamborghinis.

It’s even crucial when it comes to cars, for example, the Volkswagen If you’re in the market for a B-segment what are you really looking for a reliable box on wheels that can yourself and possibly an average-sized around in about a 50 km radius the occasional balik kampung or jaunt further afield? If looking for a pocket rocket, by all the various GT, GTi, GTI or Sports of numerous models justify prices.

But a 1.2 litre Polo at There isn’t even the badge snobbery since, it’s still the People’s Car and not quite got the special draw of, a MINI. That said, are also question marks the Honda Jazz, which in at just under six figures. But one for another test driver.

The benchmark for a small hatchback has to be Myvi, which moves 8,000 units a month for the carmaker. A 1.5 litre version, kicks in at about 103 PS, or two less the Polo’s turbocharged plant, has trims which average at RM55,000.

So is the Polo worth two Let’s start with the it looks better and has a VW badge in the However, if you really wanted to off, and insist on a VW, there’s the Scirocco.

Look after the for our full scoop on the Polo 1.2

Aesthetic and intangible qualities the next obvious talking is the powertrain and here, there is no The 1.2 TSI dishes out its 175 Nm of torque from as low as rpm while the Myvi gets you 136 at The TSI is also paired with the pleasing seven-speed DSG that quick shifts to the right all the time.

Well, except when you put to metal. This never to happen in the old Golf GTI, but the robotic monkey in the DSG isn’t as conversant with the 1.2 as it is with the 2.0 plant. When you’re for that sudden burst of the DSG seems a bit surprised and takes to figure out the three or four-step it needs to make. That once it gets there, in city traffic is a breeze.

The is well-planted and leans no more any other sporty hatch those kitted to cause hernia after each bump) when making turns. Coupled with its size, it is hardly flustered weaving devilishly through the of slow cars on the right and fast lorries on the left and in the middle of everything.

And this is where the Polo points for being special. Its USP is much that while it can quick progress on all roads, it no real sacrifice in terms of The ride is fine despite not the classic wobble of so many cars that try to mask the character’ of our roads, while the seats secure a mid-sized very snugly.

Despite more torque in reserve say, a 1.8 litre Toyota the small TSI manages to push the car along at roughly 10 km per litre in the without any real effort at fuel. On the other hand, the km per litre claimed by VW might be achieved by driving with the delicacy used in eye surgery.


Volkswagen Polo hatchback IV

But no grace is needed when about in the cabin. Much of the for the stereo, air-con, lights and are the hardy basic VW stuff too much electronic hoopla. this means it’s the cost effective parts bin but again, it befits the sort of car looking at buying here.

As expected, the fit and finish is all up to VW standards and it’s the smaller dimensions of the but the standard RCD 310 stereo booms a vibrant intensity. Speaking of dimensions, one aspect where the is clearly beaten by a Myvi is room. But that’s to be expected in a by Daihatsu, which has dedicated its to creating cars in the image of pocket.

The Polo also with plenty of safety (read: European base-standard requirements) such as electronic anti-slip regulator, anti-lock etc which are only partially by ‘premium’ variants of local

And so, we come to the cop-out … er, conclusion. hard to quantify things looks, badge snobbery and safety features (which count if you ever get yourself a hairy situation). But aside that, what the Polo is a very easy drive. I can see why a man might buy this for his daughter who needs a small car to go about on her It is probably the best city car, surpassing even the – which has gained quite a here but of course, only three-quarters of the Polo.

It would probably be instructive to these three cars up and at the comparison to figure out how much motoring soul values particular feature. In the end though, probably boil down to – no family will have a as its first car, but many buy two or more Myvis.

Unfortunate that despite growing in the local market, something an entry-level Polo is still a reasonable purchase for the top five income bracket. Not that it is out of of those who earn less. just not sensible. A terrifyingly thing to say about the People’s

Footnote: The Polo TSI reviewed is the upgraded spec model to the model we first wrote in October 2011. You can probably notice the exterior differences – car carries better looking wheels.

Volkswagen Polo hatchback IV
Volkswagen Polo hatchback IV
Volkswagen Polo hatchback IV
Volkswagen Polo hatchback IV
Volkswagen Polo hatchback IV
Volkswagen Polo hatchback IV

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