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It would certainly be interesting to see a Polo here. I sat in one when I was abroad and there's plenty of room for 2 people. The rear seats is where it's small.
 

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IMHO, small cars like the Polo won't sell well until the next energy crisis. I'm seeing lots of SUVs back on the roads and not many Smart cars and Chevy Aveos. They will sell but not many.
 

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Volkswagen announces new 1.2L three-cylinder diesel

Volkswagen has officially unveiled a new three-cylinder turbodiesel engine at the annual Vienna Motor Symposium. The new 1.2-liter engine features the same common-rail fuel injection systems and basic architecture as VW's 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter inline fours.

The new 3-cylinder produces 74 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque at just 2,000 rpm. When VW unveiled the new Polo at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show ,a concept version of the next-generation BlueMotion model was shown with this engine. The three cylinder Polo is expected to be rated at 71.3 miles per gallon (U.S.) and 87 grams / kilometer of CO2 emissions on the EU combined test cycle. The new 1.2-liter Polo BlueMotion should debut later this year.

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/05/01/volkswagen-announces-new-1-2l-three-cylinder-diesel/
 

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Re: enough power

In my specific case, being 67 years old and living alone, I just want something with great mileage that will get me around New Orleans. I am looking for that last car purchase that will get me where I am going, speed is not an issue for me. I always drive in the right lane and at or below speed limit at all times.
 

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I just checked out wikipedia and it looks like the smallest engine for the Polo is a 1.2 Liter gasoline engine with 60 horsepower and 80 ft-lb :eek of torque! I'll bet the guys with that engine would look forward to a diesel! And it has more CO2 emissions than the diesels too.
 
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