Polestar 1 review - is it really worth £140K?

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This is the Polestar 1!
It’s been a long-time coming, but Mat’s finally got his hands on the first car produced by Volvo’s performance division since they've gone it alone!
When it comes to the looks, there’s no denying that the Polestar 1 is a gorgeous set of wheels. Not only that, but you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment if you invest in one of these, as it’s a plug-in hybrid that can drive for 77 miles on electric power alone - the most of any PHEV available today!
But just because it’s a hybrid doesn’t mean it’s down on power, as under the bonnet you’ll find a 2-litre supercharged engine which, along with two electric motors, can deliver 609hp and an amazing 1000Nm!
Sadly, there’s one downside… It costs £139,000!!! So, is it worth it? You’ll have to keep watching to find out!
Chapters
00:00 Intro
00:43 Price
01:34 Exterior Design
03:04 Interior
04:30 Practicality
05:03 Infotainment
05:53 Back Seats
07:13 Boot
08:28 Five Annoying Features
10:28 Five Good Features
12:16 Engines & Hybrid Tech
13:38 0 - 60mph
14:46 Drifting
16:50 Everyday Driving
19:52 Twisty Road Driving
22:22 Verdict
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carwow
carwow 14 ימים לפני
If you could, would you really spend £140k on a Polestar 1?! If not, what would you buy instead? Let us know BELOW!
Abdulla Mohammed
Abdulla Mohammed יום לפני
Gt63s
Кенигсегг Йеско
Кенигсегг Йеско 3 ימים לפני
Of course look nice
I.C Ish
I.C Ish 4 ימים לפני
I would buy a Bentley continental gt and for a cheaper version of the pollster 1 I would buy a Volvo V90
Chuck Osram
Chuck Osram 5 ימים לפני
i dont think i coud anything else on the world buy than tesla model s plaid + for 140 k and it is the most ez question ever
Andy Imrie
Andy Imrie 5 ימים לפני
Any other 140k car
Alyph Zacky
Alyph Zacky 11 שעות לפני
He obviously hate this car
Adi D
Adi D 12 שעות לפני
Mat, you are screaming for money... too bad, your charm is gone
kolim jone
kolim jone 14 שעות לפני
The rims look really cool, when they skip in the snow
kolim jone
kolim jone 14 שעות לפני
It's a shame it's so expensive and not very good in general because I think it's one of the nicest looking new GT cars I've seen in years.
Scott Adams G [Scotianbank]
Scott Adams G [Scotianbank] יום לפני
The Audi e-tron RS is £6k cheaper than this thing... That alone is reason enough to buy it over this. Volvo being Volvo, tsk tsk tsk
Paolo H
Paolo H יום לפני
Head to Carwow & get 50% off to make it reasonably priced!
Alfons Claesson
Alfons Claesson יום לפני
all the sweds like this comment
Dhruv Aggarwal
Dhruv Aggarwal יום לפני
Volvo polestar was already dieng. Instead of making a supercharged turbocharged electric vehicle which oviously failed, this is what they came up with??
MrBasinator
MrBasinator יום לפני
Maybe try the pure electric mode for drifting as that's RWD only
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni יום לפני
“Like a dying ox.” 😂😂
MrBasinator
MrBasinator יום לפני
I LOVE the back
robin curston
robin curston יום לפני
People who take your money and you get nothing in return are called scammers
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni יום לפני
Screams volvo 🤔
falconmiester
falconmiester 2 ימים לפני
The most boring thing you could spend 140k on ladies and gentlemen
Antony Baker
Antony Baker 2 ימים לפני
Does anyone know where he is driving at 20:07? Does anyone know the suburb or road?
John McCullough
John McCullough 2 ימים לפני
every coupe review he does... ooo lets check out the back seats, yeh lets spend some time bashing my head to show u cant fit... ITS A COUPE ITS MADE FOR 2 PEOPLE + SOME JUNK...ITS NOT A FAMILY CAR YOU BANANA
Karlsruhe's Bad drivers
Karlsruhe's Bad drivers 2 ימים לפני
But it really looks nice
dcoog anml
dcoog anml 2 ימים לפני
The rims look really cool, when they skip in the snow
VinAr Run
VinAr Run 3 ימים לפני
ROFL for that money you can get a sick mercedes AMG who wants this plastic piece of shit hahaaha
Bac Burrito
Bac Burrito 3 ימים לפני
It’s performance is poor for the price, space is poor for the target audience, it’s too much like a volvo, hopeless boot, terrible seats, rides like a 20 year old minicab, terrible driving dynamics and £140k. Just buy a V90 with the best engine if you must have a Volvo.
dcoog anml
dcoog anml 2 ימים לפני
Cool car, cooler jacket
ORLANDO Gomez
ORLANDO Gomez 3 ימים לפני
Not nice😢
John Carry
John Carry 3 ימים לפני
It's a shame it's so expensive and not very good in general because I think it's one of the nicest looking new GT cars I've seen in years.
Rover Waters
Rover Waters 3 ימים לפני
4:23 😆
Nicholas Nc
Nicholas Nc 3 ימים לפני
Hard to believe there will be anyone out there prepared to waste £140K on this thing, it's bloody awful. Only 2 seats that are realistically useable unless you're a family of midgets (no offence intended to shorter people). I cannot conceivably see how anyone could make a case for buying this car, couldn't fit your golf clubs into the boot, let alone 2 peoples clubs. It does look ok and seems quite nice inside but honestly........there's so so much better out there and for far less money and if you have that kind of money, what possible reason would there be to buy this car. Not for me thanks.
harley.bbn0
harley.bbn0 3 ימים לפני
everyone gangtsa until mat pulls out his specialist timing gear
seeni gzty
seeni gzty 3 ימים לפני
140K of actual real money for this?! 😲 Whoever made this price up needs to low down mushroom consumption.
seeni gzty
seeni gzty 3 ימים לפני
With that many ads you ought to be on Channel 4. Ad settings are available. Consider reducing the number of ads. 🙄
Is Hunt
Is Hunt 4 ימים לפני
A pull start 1
Luke Joe
Luke Joe 4 ימים לפני
Screams volvo 🤔
Sherif Ghoneim
Sherif Ghoneim 4 ימים לפני
I'm not paying 140 grand for this even in monopoly money....
God of Hell Fire
God of Hell Fire 4 ימים לפני
Ain’t bothering watching the vid. The answer is ,no.
MicroCloudHD
MicroCloudHD 4 ימים לפני
The fact that it is made in China is a good reason not to buy this.
cantraID 3
cantraID 3 4 ימים לפני
4:20 When your child wants candy acting be like:
Fra Pas
Fra Pas 4 ימים לפני
those boots though...beware of the fashion police, Matt
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu 4 ימים לפני
I've seen Matt having more fun in Polish Fiat 126p than this.
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu 4 ימים לפני
have some access to the technology. I love the car, not sure about the price but other than that i really like it. It definitely stands out from the crowd.
Jan Beton
Jan Beton 5 ימים לפני
Cool car, cooler jacket
Robert Moran
Robert Moran 5 ימים לפני
Your jacket is rank
Kuhk
Kuhk 5 ימים לפני
a swedish mustang
Y00NIVERSE
Y00NIVERSE 5 ימים לפני
looks nice but.......really? that much for a front wheel drive car?
Keiyan
Keiyan 5 ימים לפני
What’s the 0-60 tester you use
Nice person
Nice person 5 ימים לפני
The side looks slightly weird. At least near the back from a design perspective
Quick Expert Reviews
Quick Expert Reviews 5 ימים לפני
I've seen Matt having more fun in Polish Fiat 126p than this.
Християн Димов
Християн Димов 5 ימים לפני
what a stupid piece of trash is this car....
Jason -
Jason - 5 ימים לפני
With that many ads you ought to be on Channel 4. Ad settings are available. Consider reducing the number of ads. 🙄
Amster
Amster 5 ימים לפני
Can a supermodel cook a good curry or roast? Well they look good enough just to do nothing of any value. I give you the Polestar.
rahmann
rahmann 5 ימים לפני
Definitely a collector's car at that price.👎 With only 1500 ever being made at least it will be exclusive. It's a shame it doesn't drive as well as it looks.
TheJoeMB
TheJoeMB 5 ימים לפני
It may be rubbish but it's gorgeous. Such a stunning looking car.
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 5 ימים לפני
9:15 This weird sound really reminds me of the moving sounds of "tripod" in the movie "war of the world" lol
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 5 ימים לפני
POLESTAR? The same like the Benz in AMG. Volvo=Polestar forever ;)))))
Top Cat
Top Cat 6 ימים לפני
Shite...
zenith nardin
zenith nardin 6 ימים לפני
The price is in rupees !
Bob Ajob
Bob Ajob 6 ימים לפני
Like
Martin
Martin 6 ימים לפני
The car is an absolute beauty, and its innovative. All it needs is some great engine sound mimic system (great 5 cylinder sound or i6) and Volvo does them so they will probably have some access to the technology. I love the car, not sure about the price but other than that i really like it. It definitely stands out from the crowd.
H
H 6 ימים לפני
Looks like a KIA...
Gainstrup
Gainstrup 6 ימים לפני
And Iphone 12 are not overpriced,,,,,, i think it is good you focus on cars. price,,,, SO ? it cost 270.000 pounds in Denmark.
min yoongi for life
min yoongi for life 6 ימים לפני
This is the best car review I’ve ever seeeen 🤣
ppp q
ppp q 6 ימים לפני
a volvo and audi knockoff
Kal Kalirai
Kal Kalirai 6 ימים לפני
Good luck selling that ugly crap Volvo!
colango98
colango98 6 ימים לפני
nice car,but £140k. nah.
Kzn Nzn
Kzn Nzn 6 ימים לפני
overpriced garbage, and no its not worth being collectible
Serdar göksu
Serdar göksu 6 ימים לפני
mrWatson is a creature that is superior to everything and everyone, please be respectful, it may not be nice for him to try that stick on you.
jos van Hattum
jos van Hattum 6 ימים לפני
And Mat knows Polestar very well although presents it to be a Chinese Volvo now🙈 He showed his insides in this Polestar 2 blog: ilpost.info/soft/wyd-w/2Heq086McY1zrZs.html How knowledge can “disappear” so fast from Mat’s mind; what is to be believed😇
jos van Hattum
jos van Hattum 6 ימים לפני
Looking at the nürnburg test video you get a completely other picture🤔 ilpost.info/soft/wyd-w/rn2Yr8WghZpxo84.html Makes you ask if this „journalist“ (Mat) really can drive a car, or is here something else going on🤔
Sorin Neatu
Sorin Neatu 6 ימים לפני
What's with the dislikes.. think those didn't like the car..
Tri Poloski
Tri Poloski 6 ימים לפני
140k what the...did they just out apple'd apple? even half that is daring
Marek Brisuda
Marek Brisuda 6 ימים לפני
POLESTAR? The same like the Benz in AMG. Volvo=Polestar forever ;)))))
Mateusz Wojtkiewicz
Mateusz Wojtkiewicz 6 ימים לפני
I like it, but if I had that amount of money I'd buy that Bentley instead.
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon 6 ימים לפני
They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon 6 ימים לפני
They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂
Mark Knight
Mark Knight 7 ימים לפני
140 grand, they’re having a laugh surely? Probably the last car you would buy for that money.
Scott Adams G [Scotianbank]
Scott Adams G [Scotianbank] יום לפני
Yeah, underneath the fancy "Polestar" badge, it's just a Volvo. A pretty good Volvo, but a Volvo none the less
Zaq Stvnsn
Zaq Stvnsn 7 ימים לפני
Polestar sounds like a stripper name
Craig
Craig 7 ימים לפני
Before watching it... No £140k on a car is not worth it. I’d pay off my mortgage and retire early instead of driving around in a Volvo.
Craig
Craig 7 ימים לפני
@Photo 4k I mean that a yobs car you are showing me there, but a second hand Golf (in non-chav spec) is a sensible motor.
Craig
Craig 7 ימים לפני
After watching it... Yes, it’s not worth it.
Hunter Biden's Crackpipe
Hunter Biden's Crackpipe 7 ימים לפני
Worst car ever made
TurboLurbo
TurboLurbo 7 ימים לפני
Hey
482 644
482 644 7 ימים לפני
Why should I buy Chinese Volvo if I can for same money buy Bmw or Mercedes? I dont see point of this car! Anyway, who is buying Volvo this days? Probably nobody!
Evillincoln
Evillincoln 7 ימים לפני
As someone who owns a 2018 Polestar... I can share my disappointment. I've heard other reviewers mention the wind noise also... that's like my biggest pet peeve. Swedes should have kept the brand instead of tainting it with this mess.
Ali Al-Zubaidi
Ali Al-Zubaidi 7 ימים לפני
where did you buy the jacket from???
Neil Bennet
Neil Bennet 7 ימים לפני
BIN IT !!!
Leonardo White
Leonardo White 7 ימים לפני
So while it got the looks it lacks the brains
H S
H S 7 ימים לפני
GREAT REVIEW! 😆😆😆💯💯
pow1983
pow1983 7 ימים לפני
99mph for 140k - I'd feel robbed
Resonance
Resonance 7 ימים לפני
Laughs in Elon
RetroGamerVX
RetroGamerVX 7 ימים לפני
No chance I'd buy this being priced around same price as a Bentley lol
Felix Zinger
Felix Zinger 7 ימים לפני
some piece of shit on wheels 😌
TKF1
TKF1 7 ימים לפני
Its horrid and this is coming from someone who has spent most of their life inside volvos
bilij pdan
bilij pdan 7 ימים לפני
They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂
g pi
g pi 7 ימים לפני
Looking forward to seeing those "intelligent" people owning Polestar, haha.
Sneakerz On Deck
Sneakerz On Deck 6 ימים לפני
Like the “proper”, “smart”, “techies” owning Tesla🤣
Yiming Jack
Yiming Jack 7 ימים לפני
Mat is the type of guys who wears a Burberry jacket with work boots
bilij pdan
bilij pdan 7 ימים לפני
mats low key tryna flex the jacket, i see you boi
Farhat Iqbal
Farhat Iqbal 7 ימים לפני
5:11 all the good things stop say hello to the heaven of criticism Volvo and Polestar are having a harsh time because they are only allowed to use 3 and 4 cylinder engines. I can't blame them for getting permission for the Chinese company that owns them was a very nice company but they were on the limits of small engines and will become a zero Simpson zone. Fun fact making an electric car is really harsh and at one point in the earth all of those materials will run out and as people are charging their cars and a wide goes off in the industrial site where electricity is made. People will die because of this and I would prefer the combustion engine because not all people can afford electric cars and neither can they charge them if they are in a house. Without a garage or it's too small. I'm sorry to say but there will never be an electric lorry or van. They might have a decent range but you can no longer have the ice amenities of before such as air conditioning when your range drops significantly. I don't see how this will work out and you don't get the fun from a combustion engine on your commute to work. Just if you want the world to survive just put a load of petrol particulate filters on them or DPF on them with a lighter exhaust so it is only 1kg heavier making much less emissions. And that is how you solve problems. People will move out of Europe somewhere else because of the tax payments and simply they can't afford it here. And the ULEZ zones. People are charged and the rich parliament on wait aren't we paying for their expensive cars?
Farhat Iqbal
Farhat Iqbal 7 ימים לפני
Amazon have a disgusting autocorrect Simpson was emission and wide is wire
LBNMKRS
LBNMKRS 7 ימים לפני
Its a fucking Geely ffs.
Bolia Fops
Bolia Fops 7 ימים לפני
mats low key tryna flex the jacket, i see you boi
RVI mobile
RVI mobile 7 ימים לפני
..they should get bankrupt with such a crap of car
Motoring Chef
Motoring Chef 8 ימים לפני
It's name sounds like "Porn Star", so it's a No. Then and more worse, its made in China, the biggest NO to this car
Bolia Fops
Bolia Fops 7 ימים לפני
Omg this is f..... art im in love ❤️
gtoss chddy
gtoss chddy 8 ימים לפני
They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂
gtoss chddy
gtoss chddy 8 ימים לפני
most I liked about this car.
Richard Green
Richard Green 8 ימים לפני
I thought it was a volvo wtf 😳
Rajine Ravichandran
Rajine Ravichandran 8 ימים לפני
This car reminds of the Audi A5 3DR
DonuttMan23
DonuttMan23 8 ימים לפני
As a diehard volvo/polestar fan I have to say this car is not up to it's best. Way too overpriced for what you get. No launch control. Can't even drift. I mean I would rather buy an m5 competition for half the price and get 100x better performance out of it. Sorry but it's not worth it. The polestar 2 however seems to be much better.
Mike
Mike 8 ימים לפני
What are those 😂😂😂😂😂
Jonathan Carrell
Jonathan Carrell 8 ימים לפני
On the timing gear it said sub 11 quarter mile. Was that from this car or the last tested?
Shareef Alsayed
Shareef Alsayed 8 ימים לפני
Imagine a GT that’s even more economical, handles and drives way better, is more practical, more luxurious, is from an infinitely more reputable and special brand and is half the price of this. It’s called a Porsche Taycan. Half price. You can drive away in a brand new Taycan and $80k left over or part with all that money to drive a lesser car just to be one of 1500 possible oafs who would rather be an exclusive member of a club that sounds a lot like porn star that is a sub brand of another that sounds like vulva.
K P
K P 8 ימים לפני
What if I told you the value of *ANY* of this car's competitors is absolutely terrible. If you're concerned about value, get something like a Mercedes Coupe, or even an 8 series.
Ultraguy87
Ultraguy87 6 ימים לפני
I think the LC500 is probably the best value-wise.
K P
K P 8 ימים לפני
If I were looking for luxury I would get a E Class coupe over a Bentley, but the Bentley just has a level of exclusivity that's very alluring. And for the same reason one would get a Bentley over an E Class, I would get *this* over a Bentley. This looks massively better imo ( I know I just triggered some sensitive people lol) and is something you don't ever see on the road.
Jordan Polatol
Jordan Polatol 8 ימים לפני
mats low key tryna flex the jacket, i see you boi
Akshit
Akshit 8 ימים לפני
Nobody 9:14 me and da bois going to school
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