Deal of the day: Volkswagen Up

  •  Save £1500 on outstanding city car
  •  74bhp High Up is our pick of the range
  •  Brilliant portable sat-nav as standard
Save nearly £1500 on the Volkswagen Up 1.0 75 High Up
Save nearly £1500 on the Volkswagen Up 1.0 75 High Up

We scour the internet broker sites to bring you big discounts on new cars every week. The brokers work with UK main dealers to offer these savings on the latest models.

The car: Volkswagen Up 1.0 75 High up 3dr
The saving: £1493
The discounted price: £9751
The broker: Drivethedeal.com

For
The Up is an outstanding city car. It’s a previous category winner, as well as a previous Car of the Year winner.

Volkswagen has made the Up one of the classiest and funkiest small cars around. It’s spacious and practical, and the cabin feels much more upmarket than any of its rivals.

Even though the 74bhp engine needs plenty of revs, it copes impressively with motorway driving. The supple suspension isn’t at the expense of body control, either – it feels agile and fun to drive.

You shouldn’t have any reliability problems with the Up, as it was the overall winner in the latest What Car? JD Power Survey.

Against
We’ve got no major criticisms of the Up. The only slightly disappointments are the amount of wind and road noise that intrude at higher speeds, and that the engine needs to be worked quite hard to make progress.

If price is your main concern, it’s worth remembering that the brilliant Hyundai i10 should cost you even less.

Should I add any options?
Our favourite High Up model has almost everything you could want as standard. DAB digital radio, air-conditioning, touch-screen sat-nav and even heated front seats are all included. The only obvious omission is a USB socket. Unfortunately, it’s not even offered as an option, so you might want to consider a decent quality 12V to USB adaptor.

City emergency braking is available as a £225 option, and we think it’s well worth adding. A front passenger seat that folds flat boosts carrying capacity, and costs just £85 extra.

What next?
To take advantage of this deal, head to Drivethedeal.com and select the Volkswagen Up from the drop-down menus.

Bear in mind that the deal we’ve found includes a £500 discount for taking out finance with the dealer. If you don’t want to do this, then the discounted price is £10,251.

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