Volkswagen Polo vs Ford Fiesta
A small hatchback, or supermini is all many of us need to cope with daily commute and a bit of shopping. So which ones are best?
The Volkswagen Polo is a just a smaller Golf and that’s why people love it. It is a quality product which makes owners feel good. It also feels like a larger car. The Fiesta is a hard working, reliable hatchback, that is cheap to run and easy to drive. A practical good value choice for many.
The Volkswagen Polo was revised in 2005 with a fresh front end. There is a choice of excellent engines, small petrols and diesels. The Ford Fiesta stepped up a gear in ’08 and has a great range of 3 and 5 door cars starting with a 1.25 petrol and the very economical ECOnetic diesel.
Are they reliable?
Both cars have a great reputation for not breaking down. The Volkswagen Polo is tough and the Fiesta is just as durable but it is cheaper to fix overall. Mostly it is tyres, brakes and consumable items that fail.
How much do they cost?
Volkswagen Polos from 2008 in tidy condition with low mileage is over £4000. However, £2000 will buy a 2005 1.2E or 1.4S petrol. Fiestas from 2009 are £4700 for a 1.25 Style. £5500 gets the 2011 1.4 TDCi diesel, or a 2013 1.0 petrol. There really are so many to choose from.
There is not much to choose between them in ability. The Fiesta is better value, the Polo offers a slightly more prestigious feel.
Average Repair Cost: £253.84
Warranty Direct Rating: Above average
Average Repair Cost: £202.04
Axle & Suspension: 33.85*
Cooling & Heating: 20.00*
Warranty Direct Rating: Above Average
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