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Volkswagen Polo (2009-2017) review

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Key features
  • Small
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel
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If the VW Polo proves to be a Golf in miniature form, it would be a well-rounded small hatchback. You wouldn't guess from looking at it that the current generation launched back in 2009 (largely thanks to a 2014 facelift). But it's got some big hitters to contend with, namely the Ford Fiesta, the UK's best-selling car. Does it have what it takes to compete? Read our VW Polo review to find out.

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