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Old 11-12-2017, 01:11 PM   #1
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Smile My car of the day, new VW Polo GTI

There has been an avalanche of super mini's released this year, the last offering of 2017 is the new Polo GTI. Where most of it's rivals, including the fourth coming Fiesta ST are down sizing their engines, the Polo GTI is bucking the trend with a 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol taken from the Golf GTI albeit DE-tuned to 197 BHP but not forgetting this Polo is smaller and lighter. DSG dual clutch auto's will be the first to arrive in May 2018 with manuals arriving later. There's no limited limited slip diff, however there is an XDS electronic diff to help stop wheel spin. In the cabin you'll find the customary checkered cloth seats while the infotainment system is carried over from the standard Polo along with LED headlights and adaptive cruise control with stop and go function, pedestrian detection and blind spot assist. With all this tech on board, the primary focus needs to be fun at the wheel so it remains to be seen if this Polo GTI delivers on that front.


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price £21,495
engine 2.0 litre 4 cyl turbo
power/torque 197 BHP/ 320 NM
transmission six speed dual clutch auto
0-60 in 6.7 seconds
top speed 147 MPH


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Old 11-12-2017, 01:20 PM   #2
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Looks good on the outside, its quite new Seat ibiza inside ?!
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:53 PM   #3
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Seen that one in Palma where they took those photo's, beautiful car but my goodness have cars went up in price!
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I think that’s a nice car, not a fan of the red parts on the inside though!


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Old 11-12-2017, 02:18 PM   #5
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It really doesn't seem like long ago that you could buy a Golf GTI for £18k...

It's a nice little car to be fair, but the list price is getting a bit silly!
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:11 PM   #6
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It really doesn't seem like long ago that you could buy a Golf GTI for £18k...

It's a nice little car to be fair, but the list price is getting a bit silly!
The 2005 MK5 GTI had a list price of over 20k so its been a while since you could get a new 18k GTI
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:47 PM   #7
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It's seems like this genre has been stuck at 200bhp for years and years, yet the bigger Golf, Astra size ones have just ramped up the power. I mean how hard could it be to just up it to 220bhp or so. Outside looks as boring as most VW's, it's a bit 'meh', I do like the change to the interior though. But 18k for a slightly nippy Polo is a bit much imho.

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It's seems like this genre has been stuck at 200bhp for years and years, yet the bigger Golf, Astra size ones have just ramped up the power. I mean how hard could it be to just up it to 220bhp or so. Outside looks as boring as most VW's, it's a bit 'meh', I do like the change to the interior though. But 18k for a slightly nippy Polo is a bit much imho.

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its actually £21,495
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The 2005 MK5 GTI had a list price of over 20k so its been a while since you could get a new 18k GTI
Possibly the mk4 I'm thinking about!
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:54 PM   #10
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It looks a lot more grown up.

I hate all the red on the dash. The dash is also all too square, but I guess that is function over design.

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