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Skymera's 2016 Polo R-Line TDi

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skymera

Hi all,

 

First time poster. It appears I have a post. More of a lurker.

I got my Polo new back in March of this year. I do a lot of motorway commuting so economy was a primary factor when choosing the car. I settled on the 1.4 TDi which is averaging 70MPG with my highest hitting 84MPG :)

 

Not everything has been smooth sailing. The EGR failed after just 300 miles and took VW a month to fix.

 

During this time I had a VW Up 1.0 for a week which has to be the worst car I have ever driven.

I also had a top of the range 2015 Golf SV GT TDi with DSG for 2 weeks which I loved.

 

This model also has the full LED DRLs and LED headlights which I was told were new to models starting late 2015 / early 2016. They are amazing and easily my favourite feature.

 

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skymera

A bit about me.

 

I am a Technical Support Specialist for an audio company and am studying towards Microsoft MCSA.

 

My previous cars:

 

2014-2016

1998 Honda Civic MB6 VTi

This had the 170HP B18C4 engine and was a right laugh to drive. I had it for 2 years and covered 32,000 miles before the distributor failed signalling the end of an era.

It was on Meister R coilovers which were bought brand new.

Windows were tinted all round.

Straight through pipe with some generic jap can.

 

Biggest gripes was a lack of torque, the only way to drive these cars was to drive them hard which wore thin very quick.

Something was oddly satisfying at revving to 8,200rpm.

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2012-2014

Nissan Micra 1.0 / 1.3 K11

This was originally bought as an emergency car when my Fiesta finally blew up. It was a cracking car and easily my most fun to date.

Over the 2 years it had a lot of love and things done.

It was 1.3 converted on a 1.0 gearbox and clutch.

It was on Corsa C coilovers at the front, Polo 6n at the rear.

Wheels were 7.5J / 8.5J banded Polo steels from the 80s I believe

 

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2009 - 2012

Lots of sheds.

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Dean

Welcome back!

 

Nice Polo, it's great seeing some of the newer models on the site now! :D

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griff

84MPG? Not bad!

 

nice Polo, & for some reason I really like that little Micra - although I could see it disappearing into some of our local potholes

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