2001 VW Polo GTI


  • Outstanding condition throughout
  • Only one owner from new on the V5
  • Long MOT and ready to drive

The Appeal

This generation of Polo GTI was only produced from 2000 to 2002 and are now becoming quite collectible, especially if you can find one in such fine condition as this one. 

The 1.6 engine delivers 123 hp and coupled with the small and light body it makes for a fantastic super mini hot hatch experience. 

Finished in Reflex Silver and with 15 inch split rim BBS alloys with Toyo tyres, factory fitted xenon headlights and sports upholstery it looks as good as it goes.

The History and Paperwork

  • The original invoices for the purchase of the car when new
  • V5 with only one lady owner
  • MOT until April 2023
  • A selection of previous MOTs
  • Service stamps up to the most recent at 85,672 miles including a cambelt change
  • The original VW folder and paperwork including the VW branded pen

The Interior

  • Excellent condition throughout
  • Entirely original and unmodified
  • Sports upholstery

The inside of this Polo GTI is pure early 00’s hot hatch. From the styling of the seats to the bright red door cards the interior is everything you’d expect from a car of this era. 

In remarkable condition throughout it looks like a car that has covered a tenth of the mileage. The interior is entirely original including the CD changer in the boot and everything works like new.

The Exterior

  • Fantastic overall condition
  • 15" BBS RXII split rims recently reconditioned
  • One very small imperfection on the paint on the wheel arch as shown in the images
  • Finished in Reflex Silver

As with the interior, the exterior of this car is excellent. 

Striking good looks from any angle and complemented with the split rims it is a very good looking car. The wheels have been refurbished by the current owner and are in fantastic condition along with the rest of the car.

The Mechanics

  • Ready to drive
  • Starts, runs and idles perfectly
  • Sounds great
  • Clean engine bay and underneath

As with every other aspect of this car the mechanics are also excellent. 

The vendor reports that it drives exactly as it should and it sounds great. The underside and engine bay are both in excellent condition and present very well. 

With one careful lady owner from new until the vendor bought the car and a recent full service including new pads and discs all around, cambelt change, as well as new Toyo tyres this car is ready for the new owner to enjoy. 


In exceptional condition throughout and with the benefit of a recent service combined with having only one registered keeper this is a unique Polo GTI. 

Entirely original and unmodified it’s a rare chance to pick up one of these unusual cars in fantastic condition.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2001
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Polo GTI
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 85,698 Miles
  • Engine size 1598
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bridgend
  • Location Wales
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
10 bids from 4 bidders
  • richard•••• £4,250 22/05/22
  • crazyca•••• £4,150 20/05/22
  • Memysel•••• £4,000 19/05/22
  • crazyca•••• £2,550 16/05/22
  • crazyca•••• £2,450 16/05/22
  • Gmo £2,300 16/05/22
  • crazyca•••• £2,100 16/05/22
  • Gmo £2,000 16/05/22
  • crazyca•••• £1,800 16/05/22
  • Gmo £1,500 16/05/22

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