This is my first review thread in the forum and I have seen some very good Polo reviews so will keep it specific to my experience.
I was using Peppy Honda Brio for about 2.5 years which I enjoyed very much in city as well as long trips and some very long ones close to 2K in a week and my cute Brio performed so well without any issues.
After al these happiness and peppiness
, I had to let it go!
The only problem I was facing lately with brio is luggage space and expect it to increase as I now travel with friends / family very frequently and thoughts its time to do something about it.
Criteria for the new ride:
Definitely a hatch or entry level Sedan with good language space as usually we 4 travel. Budget around 2.5 Lacs for difference after selling the existing car, which should be enough as I am looking for Petrol car, my daily commute is not much ( mostly less than 5 KMS) and can spend on fuel for weekend trips.
I was looking for premium solid build car with feature packed performer.
I short listed Polo and Elite i20 as they both have good enough space and looks quite fresh with new versions, Polo's interior and i20's exterior looks brilliant.
With very close contest between them, I finalized Polo for its build quality, superb interiors and flat bottom steering wheel which looks Just awesome with other interior elements in the HL.
I was talking to BU Bhandari VW in Pashan for about 4-5 months since I had a test drive earlier and contacted again for the right deal on my Brio and for the new Polo.
After discussing for few weeks, got the right quote and also had to increase my budget by 50K for the POLO HL.
Booked on Wednesday with full difference payment and also handing over Brio on the same day, got the car delivery on Friday ( That was Quick
It’s just about a week but below is my view on the Polo:
Exterior and design-
Elegant, Clean and Solid. With new front bumper and Alloys looks more classy.
Projector head lights looks great and add more character to the car
Perfectly placed with top quality functioning.
Flat bottom steering looks upmarket and well suited to the well build ride
Centre console with silver use is not to my test, glossy black would have been a better choice for me, will check for any alteration to it.
Multimedia system works well with mobile support for calls and media play back.
Missing the Armrest, would have been a good finish.
Highway stability, comfort of the ride is just great specifically after Brio’s little hard suspension setup.
Polo Petrol 1.2 is not peppier as we like but smooth and precise gear box makes it fun to drive at some level.
Attached few pics, will share more after Mods are applied.
Planned mods are
- Armrest on the way from Alliexpress. Ordered today after reviewing other threads.
- Seat cover. Still in confusion whether to go for full beige seats or darker shade with more black and some beige in it. (Please help which one would be better)
- Tyre upgrade – I have used Michelin XM2 on Brio (upgrade from 175x65x14 to 185x60x14) and worked well, thinking to upgrade from 185x60x15 to 195x60x15 for XM2 or Bridgestone Turanza. (Please suggest on this one)
I will share some more details as time goes and get more time to experience it.