Popular VW Polo Vivo a good pre-owned hatchback choice.

Charl Wilken

2019 VW Polo Vivo 1.4 Comfortline specifications:

Model: 2019 VW Polo Vivo 1.4 Comfortline

Pre-Owned Price: R 205 900

Mileage: 9 640km

Finance Deal: Could be structured

Maintenance Plan: Optional extra available

Fuel Consumption (combined): 7.1-litres per 100km

0-100km/h: 12.8 seconds

Contact: Contact Oscar Malatije from Lindsay Saker VW Germiston at 087 893 7759


Value for money, reliability and durability are but a few of the Polo Vivo’s trademarks that has made it a best seller over the last few years. Excellent residual values ensure it’s a popular buy at this price point. 


Background and condition of vehicle:

  • Only 9 640km on the clock.
  •  The previous owner treated the vehicle well and there was no flaws or imperfections on the bodywork that we could notice.
  • Overall the vehicle was in great shape, as you would have expected with such low mileage.


Performance and Economy:                                                                                                         

  • Although the engine tech in the Vivo by today’s standards are by no means state of the art, it still delivers a remarkably satisfying all-round driving experience.
  • The trusted 1.4-litre 8-valve power unit promises 63 Kilowatts of power and 132Nm of torque.
  • Although not huge on outright performance in 8-valve configuration the Vivo delivers fantastic usable low-down torque, which makes for a lovely every-day city car.
  • The silky-smooth shifting 5-speed manual gearbox further enhances the effortless driving experience.
  • Fuel economy comes quoted at 7.1-litres per 100km.


How does it drive?

  • Ride comfort is a strong selling point.
  • The suspension set-up is very comfortable and compliant on most road surfaces.
  • Definitely class leading in terms of comfort.
  • As expected after 9 600km of mileage the car drove like a new one and no funny noises or rattles were noticed.


Inside the vehicle:

  • The recently upgraded Polo Vivo certainly offers a far more modern cabin, with improved levels of quality.
  • The trim on the dashboard is now softer to the touch, although some of the harder plastic trim on the doors have been retained.
  • Overall the cabin might still seem a bit bland to some, but the fabrics and trim remain of good quality and will most certainly be durable in the long run.
  • Standard kit included the following:
  • Air-conditioning                                                         - Electric windows (front only)
  • Central Locking                                                          - Bluetooth connectivity                   
  • Multi-function steering wheel                                   - Dual Airbags
  • On-Board trip computer                                            - USB Port
  • Multi-media infotainment system                             - ABS braking                        
  • Alloy wheels                                                               


Space and Practicality:

  • As a small to medium sized hatchback the Vivo felt quite spacious.
  • Head and legroom certainly proved more than adequate for even taller people.
  • Boot space also compares well with most of its rivals at 280-litres, while this could be increased by folding down the rear seats to 952-litres.                            



Although not striking in design, the Polo Vivo remains an accomplished all-rounder that is easy to recommend to any buyer in this price range.

  • Easy going nature
  • Good quality at the price
  • Ride comfort

X Not as economical as some of its competitors

X Maintenance plan available as an option