Overall reader 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

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16 reader reviews for Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe.
  • 2.0 TSI 200 GT 3dr

    Sam Sara , . Date: 07/09/2015
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      28

    My car

    Whilst the shape of the car is not for the purists, from most angles the Scirocco is undoubtedly eye-catching. (It does look a little squashed and tired side-on). The power delivery of 1.4 160 is very linear, and the turbo shifts the car very smartly along at higher speeds. The supercharger doesn't really compensate for the car's 240 NM, however, and despite the nice sounding rasp of the engine you can feel the car having to work hard in the lower ranges.

    As far as the interior goes, it’s a case of beauty being only skin-deep. VW cabins have never been the most inspiring of places, but the Sirocco’s pit, based on the MK6 Golf, hasn’t aged well. Even in the newer GTs the line of equipment line is perfunctory.

    The DSG box is marvellous: gear changes are quick and smooth, and at higher gears the changes are almost imperceptible. As with all autos, once you get to know how the car reacts to throttle responses, a combination of engine speed and the throttle can be used to keep the car moving flexible through the gears, and the kick-down can be fun when this combination has been learnt and perfected.

    Unfortunately, 1.4 160 (now discontinued, across the VW range) suffers from major reliability issues with the 7 speed auto gearbox and engine injectors, the latter having the potential to cause later engine failures, and so whilst very tempting as a used buy is nevertheless best avoided.

  • 2.0 TDI 150 GT 3dr

    Gary Bouttell , Manchester . Date: 15/05/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Please to drive and feels great.

  • 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line 3dr

    gary andrews , cumbria . Date: 17/01/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55.4

    My car

    I have had a lot of performance cars celica, gttdi, gti,r32, bla bla..,the Scirocco looks drives and sounds better than any other, also it gets the looks you want wieth a sports coupe in the first week i had 5 peeps just say thats a nice looking car mate!! performance! it is the most powerful engine matching the petrol r model, the dsg i own is perfect, but to get the best out of the power plant you need to use the paddle shifter as the dsg wants to rev like its a petrol engine. all said and done i would have another anytime bloody fantastic!!

  • 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line 3dr

    Philip Mortimer Date: 14/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    Had my Night Blue 177 R-Line, for 3 weeks and done 1500 miles, so far so good, on my local terrible country roads I leave it in comfort, and it rides fantastically, and still give a bit of a punch when you accelarate, the optional dyanudio sound system is fantastic and I would recommend anyone that uses the rear seats a bit they consider the panoramic sunroof as the demonstator I drove without it was quite oppressive, the sat-nav isn't as good as the one on my iphone tried to take me down a 3 mile gravel track, the seats are fantastic very supportive and remind you you're in something a bit different, fuel consumption is around 52mpg, which is fantastic for something with 175hp. I tried the GT86, Audi TT TDi but the Scirocco is a superb all-rounder it does everything well, and few things badly. Its early days but I hope it'll still feel as special in 3 years time.

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