2012 Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Comfortline

I am currently shopping around for a replacement for my VW Polo 1.4, and decided to see what the 1.6 VW Polo Comfortline was all about. So I booked a test drive with Imraan from our local Zeda Cars.

From a quick observation the only way you can tell the difference between the 1.4 C/L and the 1.6 C/L is the badge at the back of the car and if you are a bit mechanically inclined the only other difference is the use of rear drum brakes on the 1.4 and rear discs on the 1.6. That aside, everything is exactly the same, colour coded bumpers and mirrors, front fog lights and 15" alloy wheels.

Inside the cabin there is no difference at all. You will get cloth seats, multifunction steering wheel, chrome trim on the dash and leather on the steering, gear knob and handbrake. It also features standard comfort features such as airconditioning, power steering, electric power windows and side mirrors and a RDS/MP3 radio. On the safety side you will get ABS and 4 airbags.

So cosmetics aside the difference comes in the power plants. The 1.4 has a 63kw/132nm power output and the 1.6 has a 77kw/155nm power output. Although not a very technical engine it gives you decent torque and surprisingly good fuel economy at a combined cycle consumption of 6.4l/100kms. The 1.6 also produces a distinct grunt when accelerating, not a very quite engine, yet it does give you a bit of a thrill.

Out on the highway is where you will really appreciate the power of the 1.6 litre engine as its fifth gear is able to take you up inclines without dropping your speed and it even has enough power to allow to you  to overtake as well. Normally in my 1.4 I have to drop to fourth gear before overtaking.

At the Sibaya off ramp I tested the braking power of the all round discs and this is where I really appreciated the 1.6., it had a quicker and more confident braking time. Handling was great as well. This is what I like about the Polos, although you get excellent road handling you also get a comfortable ride.

The Polo 1.6 Comfortline comes in at R199600, almost R20000 more than the 1.4. A tad bit expensive considering the fact that you don't get a service or maintenance plan with it. You will get a 3 year/100000km warranty. Not a very attractive price considering other manufactures offer at least a 60000km service plan. An extra R15k will get you a 120000km service plan.

Overall it's a good car, but the markets styling and extra value adds are starting to drown the demand for Polos. Other options would be the Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio and Hyundai i20, all of whom come with a standard service plan.
Share on Google Plus

About Deena

    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment


  1. Your blog about Volkswagen polo is informative. It is really great work. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We like Volkswagen polo. I have bought Volkswagen polo. It has high quality driving, good mileage, interior and exterior looks good. We really enjoyed driving this car .

  2. You're welcome. It is a great car and a real pleasure to drive.

  3. Thanks very informative.

    I am in exactly the same for a 1.4 comfortline but am being offered the 1.6 at the same price as the 1.4. You covered the options very well....tx again

  4. Do u know why some vw polos have the 1.4 or 1.6 badge at the back and some dont have one at all? Is there a difference?

    1. It's the owners preference at the time of purchase. There isn't a difference between ones with badges and without.

    2. The ones without 1.4 or 1.6 on it I think is the 1.2 model i can be wrong but i remeber researching it

    3. Im wrong what Deena said is correct its purely end users preference.

    4. Thanks Jean-Henri for the confirmation :)

  5. HI Guys, consumption wise - is the 1.6 much heavier on petrol?

  6. HI Guys, consumption wise - is the 1.6 much heavier on petrol?

    1. Hi Johan, apologies for the late reply. I've driven both and I found that the 1.4 was extremely light compared to the 1.6. And the 1.4 has sufficient power to provide a pleasant driving experience. The 1.6 just has that extra bit of gumption but a bit heavier on fuel.

  7. I for all time emailed this webpage post page to all my friends, since if like to read it next my contacts will too. facebook login facebook login

  8. Calculating mortgage payments used being complex, but loan payment calculators make it much easier. canada mortgage calculator Sometimes borrowers will not be able to repeat their one time payments, since it may be the result of a onetime cash flow like an estate or cash prize. mortgage payment calculator canada

  9. skincell pro review - What are the benefits of skin cell pro? I was looking for a cure-all product to use on my face that would make my problem go away. My face had always been prone to acne and had several scars from acne. However, my skin was dry, and the acne had largely disappeared. I didn't have any breakouts, yet I decided to give skincell pro a try. I read several reviews online and was intrigued by the positive feedback I got from others.

  10. Undetectable counterfeit money for sale

    You can choose in the required denomination. These currencies can be used for a wide variety of
    needs. They are not limited to luxury shopping or casino visits.

    Since undetectable counterfeit banknotes can be used even in banking operations, you can replenish your funds with their
    help, pay off debts, or start a nest egg for days of need. However, the store strongly recommends that its customers
    refrain from visiting the bank directly for the best customer experience dealing with fakes.
    We assures that ATM’s will accept the counterfeit money with a probability of it turning into six-figure
    digits in your account, up to 80% of the time.

    According to Money Cashier shop, high product quality is the key to success. The warranty is based on the use of
    holograms, UV-prints, and all the microprint needed. Furthermore, assures you of following the latest
    trends in counterfeiting and compulsory attention to the current degrees of protection.

    Also on the site, you will see a certain number of product photos. They reflect the color similarity of counterfeits
    to real money and give you a picture of what you can get.

    As befits such stores, promises fast delivery on the same day of order, free shipping for a certain
    order amount, and the placement of the package anywhere in the world.

    All parcels are accompanied by a tracking number that is only available to you. Delivery is carried out in the most
    usual way, not attracting attention — no extra writing on the parcel whatsoever. There is also no need to meet with
    a company representative. describes itself as a top-notch store with the best product quality on the Darknet. They also note
    the timely tracking of the latest defenses to generate fake money that look like real banknotes.

    Here is a shortlist of other products that you can also see on the site:

    Fake and real IDs to change your identity
    SS cards & numbers
    Driver’s Licenses
    Overall, this store provides quite a few useful tools for your calls

    Whatsapp....+1 512 956 6304

  11. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this website. Reading this information So i am happy to convey that Ive an incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most certainly will make certain to do not forget this web site and give it a glance regularly.
    mind tricks toffee