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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

    David Lyall Date: 16/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Overall we're very happy with the Lupo as our second car. Ours is a 2001 51, which we've owned from new and have covered 35k miles.

    Quality is very good but we've had to make a number of trips to the dealer for warranty claims.

    The following has been required:

    Driver's seat base squeaking - replaced Corrosion on front indicators and rear VW badge - replaced Creaking rear suspension. Many components replaced. Problem went away for a year but then returned Rear wiper failed - motor replaced Brake-disc life seemed to be very poor - 30k miles. Our main car was a VW Bora that we sold with over 60k on the clock and it was still on its original discs, so I can only conclude that the Lupo's brakes are of an inferior quality Numerous attempts to fix buzzing door speakers - problem still exists In warm weather the front windows don't seal when they're closed. Live with it

    The main problem is with the poor attitude I've experienced from VW dealers. We've changed our main car to an Audi A4, so we'll see how the Audi dealers fair.

  • 1.0 E 3dr

    Rebecca Tidmarsh , Cheshire . Date: 08/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    The Lupo is a nice tidy car to drive - good on petrol use and safety of the driver and passengers.

    It has easily accessible back seats and putting them down to create space if needed is ideal for commuting to work - doesn't scratch easily due to plastic.

    I would definitely recomend this car great quality at a good price.

  • 1.0 E 3dr

    James Bransby Date: 26/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my Volkswagen Lupo 1.0 E for nearly five years I have covered 61,500 miles with my trusty Lupo and it has proved faultless.

    The interior is spacious enough for four adults and the luggage comparment, though small, is practical and very easily extended when the need arises.

    The Lupo is able to cope with motorways with ease, though can get a little noisy when trekking in the fast lane though it feels stable and secure.

    The Lupo also takes this country's weather in its stride coping with snow, ice, floods and high winds with unshakable ease.

    This car puts all other cars in this class and the class above to shame, it is strong, well constructed, (even after five years mine still looks new), fun to drive practical and economical returning around 45mpg in town.

    The only down side to Lupo ownership are the dealers who charge a lot for sevicing £260 for the last service mine had and are not very interested in customer care, this will not put me off my next car will be a Lupo.

  • 1.0 E 3dr

    Peter Wylde , West Yorkshire . Date: 28/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Well built little car which is ideal for the daily commute to work in an urban environment, the car has behaved faultlessly and is quiet and refined at urban speeds, once on the Motorway it gets boomy in the cabin at about 65mph, but the car was never really built for that function, so therefore no complaint.

    It has to be the best built City car i have come across, all the others sampled including Yaris, Clio, Fiesta and Vauxhall felt dated/tinny next to the VW.

    The ride is that of a much larger car and extremely good, it's softly sprung so is rolls a little in cornersthough if handling had been a priority then a sportier car would have been looked at.

    Overall an exceptional little car that fulfils it's role as a commuting tool brilliantly

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