I had the Volkswagen Polo Sedan for two days and already it has made its way onto my “list of cars to consider when it’s time to replace my current ride”. There are many things I like about the car.
# – The Volkswagen Polo Sedan.
While the looks are not as sporty as I prefer my car to be (I guess you can say I am a sports wagon or hatchback kinda gal), the driving experience of the Volkswagen Polo Sedan more than made up for it. Anyway, looks are subjective, aren’t they?
As a woman, I think the Polo Sedan is a pretty good car for females. It’s almost as though it was designed by a woman! Perhaps it was? I don’t know.
For instance, it passed my mirror test with flying colours which means it has a mirror on both two visors, hehe. This is not a silly test because many cars stinge on the mirrors and you have no idea how much it pisses me off when I need to check my face and there’s no mirror!
# – Mirrors on both visors. #WIN
I also really like the clear display of the dashboard. I like that the information displayed is fuss-free. Also, the illumination is adjustable for every light condition.
# – The fuss-free and clear dashboard.
Another thing about the Polo Sedan is the volume buttons and hands free features on the steering wheel. I really dislike reaching out away from my steering wheel to do anything…especially something as mundane as adjusting the volume of the radio. So this is a major like for me.
# – Volume and hands free buttons on the steering wheel.
Something as basic and simple as opening the car bonnet is done really well too. With the lever made ergonomically and comfortable for a lady’s hand (as well as a dude’s). No more breaking nails!
# – The lever to pop the bonnet.
# – The lever to open the bonnet is covered in comfortable plastic…not hot metal!
What about the driving? Okay, for someone that’s used to driving a small hatchback, I was a little concerned about handling a sedan. My fears were unfounded though, as I found the Polo Sedan extremely agile & nimble for its size.
This car is so spacious but yet its turning radius is like a tiny car. I know because I own a tiny car! The Polo Sedan made a tight U-Turn in one swift maneuver. No awkward 3-point turns that pissed people off.
# – Gareth also can fit!
# – The boot fits a full size check-in luggage and a 47 litre cooler box. I reckon it would fit 6 people of my size not that anyone need to know that.
Despite the size of the car, the 1.6 litre engine didn’t seem to struggle one bit during overtaking maneuvers. It can reach 100kmh in 12.3 secondsand has a top speed of 183 kmh – not mind blowing but the upside is fuel efficiency. I had a very pleasant time taking it around the city!
# – 1.6 litre engine that pushes out 105 PS and 153 Nm of torque, according to the brochure. Translation: Got decent powers.
It also has a sports mode thanks to the 6-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox for fun times!
# – Switching to sports mode when needed.
# – Lovely for city driving
Being somewhat of an auntie, of course I must talk about the cup space. It has plenty of cup space for the thirsty driver and her passengers.
# – Two near the gear knob and more behind the handbrake and doors.
And of course it has plenty of airbags for a safe driving experience. 4 airbags in fact, for driver as well as front & back passengers. It is also equipped with ABS as standard.
# – Airbags just in case.
Lastly, a feature uncommon in other cars. You can listen to the radio even with the key out of the ignition!
# – See I’m not joking. Music blaring while the key was in my hand.
All in all, I think this is a really nice starter continental car, especially for women. The interior is nice and not the least cheap looking with accents of leather running throughout, it’s easy to drive especially in the city and it’s so spacious you can pack an elephant in it and then more.
The price is just a little under RM100k on the road minus road tax, number plate, registration fees and insurance – a really good price for what it is. Not to forget the very attractive 5 year warranty from Volkswagen. I might have just become a sedan convert.
So, if you’re looking for a new car….do check out the Volkswagen Polo Sedan.