The Polo excels against many of its rivals because it is well screwed together and benefits from the high-quality image of its bigger siblings - the Golf and Passat. The VW’s cabin is tough and used models will stand up to many more miles of wear and tear. The Polo also makes an exceptional first car.
The switchgear and controls are simple to use and the car’s good visibility just adds to its easy-to-drive nature. What's more, if you buy a VW Polo with an economical diesel engine, this will keep running costs low. Also, if you look after your Polo, its reputation and good residual values should make it painless to sell on when the time comes.