RM100k for a bread and butter polo sedan. Top up RM10k can get a TSI engine and DSGed Polo Hatchback 1.2. Add another RM26k, you'll get another Polo Hatchback with a 1.4 TSI engine, DSG, 17" detroit rims, jacky stewart tartan seats, sunroof, bixenon with DRLs. Now which one is the better buy?
i do think that as a product it is pretty decent. the rear room as i saw earlier today and experienced (just a static show) was much more comfortable as a family car than the hatch due to the hatch's very limited rear legroom as compared to the sedan. perhaps the hatch would be good for very young couples with either very, very young kids or no kids or those looking for a second car that doubles up as a weekend fun car but as a daily driver and if the car is to be the only car in the family, the polo sedan makes a very good account for itself... now, 10k down will make it a lot more palatable.
actually the doors felt and sounded solid when closed. kinda like the older generation volvos instead of today's rubber muted doors found in most other cars.
a point to note though, the sales lady at glenmarie told me that they couldn't offer me a test drive today during lunch time as the car had no road tax yet but when i took a look at the gleaming white demo car parked outside... there was a road tax sticker proudly on the windscreen. plus, there were only a handful of people in the showroom today and not all were looking at the polo sedan. wonder if she didn't like my checked shirt and jeans.