James thrashes new Fiesta and Polo
Posted: 21 May 2010
The Polo's engine is a curious three-pot job. Now I like three-cylinder engines and have a motorcycle with one, and it delivers an interesting and very distinctive aural and visceral experience. But that's a bike, and in this car only running on three means having to give it a bit of a kicking if you're actually to get anywhere. The Polo's steering feels rather dead some of the time, and cruddy government-issue B-roads can have it skipping around a bit. It also rolls more than the Ford, despite having an inferior ride.