I have spent the last 2 days up close and personal with my sons 2010 VW Polo 1.2 which he's left for me to sell on his behalf, having emigrated at the weekend. He's been using it for the past year as a commuting car, during which time it has been faultless, but received little or no attention from him, never mind washing or (heaven forbid) polishing! Anyhow, I said I would fettle, thoroughly clean, polish and make it ready to sell for him and because of this, I've had the time to examine it in great detail. It pains me to admit this, it really does, especially on an MB forum but, horror of horrors, I actually think it is better designed and much better built than my '12 S204 C Class. There are a lot of thoughtful little touches under the bonnet, particularly with clips and brackets holding various components in place. The doors close with a more solid and expensive sounding 'thunk' than my 204 and it is much better and more thickly painted in the little nooks and crannies around the door and tailgate openings. It's a lovely little car with no frills, just an innate quality feel about everything. I'm truly shocked, not to say disappointed even. I honestly thought it wouldn't hold a candle to my MB, but it seems there is a change afoot in the normally accepted world order of things. How can this be???