I actually traded in my Fiesta Titanium for a Polo Match, it was a bad decision. The Polo was such a bland car that I can barely remember what it was like, despite it being fairly recently.
What I do remember is that the radio was very tinny and too quiet to hear at motorway speeds - compared to the excellent Sony radio in my Fiesta. The handling was pap (that's a scientific term), and the dealer service was shocking. I traded the Polo in after 8 months for a Focus Titanium I think the Fords I've owned had their bad points but also a lot of good points, and that's what makes the character of the car. The Polo was so characterless it had nothing to like or dislike about it especially.
I suppose your neighbours might be more impressed by a VW badge, and that matters to some people.