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Why The Volkswagen Polo is still the enthusiasts choice

First Impressions

The moment you walk up and open the door of a German car, the first thing you notice after opening the door is the strong build quality and the “thud” when shutting the door is something that can not be compared to any other car.

Once you step in, you’re greeted by an analogue instrument cluster. (thank god!) with a digital M.I.D displaying all your important information. An all black interior with the flat bottom steering wheel along with aluminum pedals adds to the sporty appeal. The plastics could be better and the features list is not as vast when compared to other rivals in this class. Essentials like Apple carplay/Android auto, automatic climate control, reverse parking sensors are present and accounted for.

Driving Experience

But why do you buy a polo? For the driving experience of course! and man! Starting off the first thing one would notice is how soft the clutch is. The bite point is easy to judge unlike some cars. Release the clutch and the car starts to crawl forward without any throttle input. (on a flat surface). With a light dab on the throttle, the engine responds beautifully, turbo lag is evident but is not bad at all. Smash the throttle and man the fast revving motor propels the car ahead in an addictive manner. Before you know it you’re crossing city speed limits. The turbo kicks in at about 1800RPM so that’s where you want to be in order to make quick overtakes. There is that typical three cylinder thrum at certain speeds and the engine is not as refined as the older 1.2L TSI. Steering is direct and has good weight to it. Suspension is set up on the stiffer side like most cars these days but it’s not uncomfortable by any means of imagination. The gearbox is smooth and precise for the most part but still not as engaging as the Japanese cars.

THE BRILLIANT 1.0L TSI

VW has increased the ground clearance of the car and that is evident when you look at it from the side. oh. talking about the design, it is still one if not the best looking hatchbacks in India despite being over 10 years old. VW have added the GTI like bumpers in the front and rear which add to the sporty appeal of the car.

Verdict

You don’t buy a polo for it’s features or the space it offers, you’re better off going with newer cars like the 2020 i20 for those things. The VW polo is still relevant in our market despite being so old purely because of the driving pleasure it offers. The folks at VW have done a stunning job with this new 1.0 TSI engine producing 110PS. it will surely put a smile on your face when the turbo kicks in and you take it all the way to the redline.

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Which is the better pick between the Ford Figo, Tata Altroz and Volkswagen Polo?

The Altroz, Figo and Polo are compelling cars, each in their own way and can make it very confusing for anyone considering these three options.

To decide between the three, its better to look at the differences – both objective and subjective, to help arrive at a logical conclusion.

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Is there a more economical alternative to the Volkswagen Polo TSI when it comes to build quality and high power?

There are lots of things that the Polo that make it the Polo – be it the steering feel or the torque output at around 2000 RPM from the 1.0L TSI engine.

But yes, it is quite too expensive for its size and practicality. Maintenance cost too, is on the higher side.

There is no direct alternative to the Polo, but if you are looking for something close to it with some compromises, here’s what comes to my mind.

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How to choose between the 1.5L Diesel Ford Figo and the 1.0L Turbo Petrol Volkswagen Polo.

Powerful question, this one. It is not easy comparing the two. Not because the Volkswagen Polo’s 1.0L TSI is a turbo petrol and the Ford Figo’s 1.5L TDCI is a turbo diesel, but it is because of what these cars stand for.

Both the cars are emotional purchases, you buy either one because you are impressed by what it does and not what it has.

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