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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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17 reader reviews for Volkswagen Lupo Hatchback.
  • 1.0 E 3dr

    ALISON COBB , Notts . Date: 17/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my second Lupo and I can't ever imagine selling it. She struggles with some huge hills near where I live but apart from that is a little beauty.

    It's a very small boot but still copes with the week's shopping. She moved my daughter to and from Uni and I've moved house twice in it - she never fails to rise to the occasion.

    Amazingly easy to park i.e. turns on a sixpence and economical to boot!

    A beautiful little car, PLEASE PLEASE VW bring back the Lupo!!!

    Who wants a boring same old, same old as all the other similar size cars seem to be ZZZzzz...

    If you were to get your hands on one you won't be disappointed!

  • 1.4 S 3dr

    Tony La Planche , Staffs . Date: 28/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for a couple of years now. I am extremely loyal to the car. The one I have is bright yellow and can't be ignored. During our ownership our loyalty has been severly tested. The cambelt snapped at 45,000miles, out of warranty of course. £965 was the grand total and that was from a local garage, can't imagine how much it woul dbe from VW. The pedal box broke as well. This is the 'rack' that the brake/clutch/accelerator pedals attach to. Apparently this is common, £200 to fix. Main cost was labour the part was only about £40. The car drives fantastic and the above problems aside it is a cheap car to run. Costs £22 to fill up with petrol and does over 200miles to the tank. It is our second car, and as such does not travel vast distance nor lug huge loads. However when our 'big' car was being serviced we used the LUPO to do the weekly shop, it was cramped, but we managed.

    Overall great car, great colour

  • GTI 16v 3dr

    Paul Tither Date: 11/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I went from a Mini Cooper to a sparkling red Lupo GTI. It goes like **** off a shovel. I am fairly confident that the 8.2secs to 60mph quoted by VW is wrong, I would say mid to low 7s is more accurate.

    I regularly out-stripped big Mercedes and BMWs in this pocket-rocket. It looks the part, too, and there is plenty of grip. My only complaint are the standard Dunlop tyres VW fits (new ones aren't cheap, either!). They don't offer enough grip in anything other than dry weather and wheel spin can be common due to the lack of traction control.

    Overall, it's a fantastic little head-turner. It's rare, too - there are less than 1000 in the UK (there are less Lupo GTIs than Vauxhall VX220s, in fact!). It offers superb performace, great handling and decent fuel economy. What more could you ask for? Bring it back, VW!

  • 1.0 E 3dr

    Steve Harrison , Lincolnshire . Date: 02/11/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for over three years now and it still never ceases to amaze me.

    It is a well-built car which is reinforced with the VW badge. The fuel economy is superb and parking is no trouble with the Lupo's small dimensions.

    There are minor problems with the engine but it doesn't restrict the car in anyway. It is cheap to repair, which is another great point of the car.

    It isn't the fastest car ever made but it is a cheap, reliable piece of engineering that will get you safely from A to B.

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