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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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14 reader reviews for Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe.
  • 2.0 TDI 170 GT 3dr

    John Tebbit , Kent . Date: 03/06/2013
    • 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

    Bought a six month old ex VW management 170 TDI Scirocco with DSG a month ago and have put a couple of thousand miles on the clock since. Impressions so far are very good. We had two cars beforehand - an MX-5 and an old Honda Civic - and needed to get one car that was fun to drive but reasonably practical. Also it had to be an automatic. We test drove the 2 litre petrol version and that was very quick, very light and great fun. Unfortunately we both felt we would les our licences pretty quickly plus the fuel consumption was going to be terrible. The diesel was much more of a GT than the petrol. It is heavier but still goes pretty well, especially overtaking. If you want fast standing starts, go petrol. The suspension setting tends to stay on comfort for motorways but sport when just the driver on back roads. Paddles have been used a couple f times but with the DSG it is nearly always sufficient just to press the loud pedal and let the electronics do the work. Niggles? There is a slight vibration somewhere near the glovebox around 1200 rpm under load, the iPhone connection packs up after an hour or so (to be sorted by garage soon) and that is it. Colour is Indium Grey which we think looks fantastic with grey cloth interior but as ever colour s a very personal choice. In summary, we are gad we went for the car and so far are really enjoying it.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 GT 3dr

    paul dixon , West Midlands . Date: 02/08/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      53

    My car

    Previously had a Volvo C30 and loved it but this is a class above. I am on my second one now, changing after 12 months from a midnight blue to the ubiquitous candy white.Both cars have been quality. The first was a little temperamental with its stop/start working at random. Current one works as you would expect. Quick enough for anything you could want.., the engine and more obvious road noise from the big tyres is a bit obtrusive but the look,trim, handling and equipment make up for any minor quibbles. 2013 model gives me leather,sat nav and heated seats over the last model. Great mpg from the BlueMotion . If you can afford to buy one then ignore the obvious Audi TT( I had one in 2005 and it was a money pit)and invest you won't regret it. Birmingham Volkswagen have been fantastic and i would recommend them thoroughly.

  • 2.0 TDI 170 GT 3dr

    Neil Davies , Angus . Date: 08/04/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    Just picked up my 4 month old Rising Blue VW pre Registered car last week. I opted for the DSG semi Auto Gearbox and I am so far very impressed. Economy is already averaging 55 Mpg although I have been driving between 60 ~ 65 Mph. The car came loaded with all the extras which would have added £4,500 to a New car. It may not be the most practical car but it is fun to drive of that I am of no doubt already!

  • 2.0 TSI 265 R 3dr

    Dewi Jones , mid glam . Date: 30/01/2012
    • 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
      30

    My car

    I've ownes an R for the last four months and have been blown away by it. I ordered mine in Rising Blue, with 19" wheels and panoramic sun roof.

    The car is very easy to drive and very quick. I have the manual 6 speed and have yet to experience any wheel spin on take off. The three suspention settings, at the press of a button, aren't just a gimic, with the car sticking to the road like glue in "sport" mode. The ride is firm, even in "comfort" mode, but point the car where you want it to go and it'll take you there.

    The cabin is all quality and the standard heated seats are firm, doing a great job of holding you in place. Although the sumroof only tilts, it's large and lets in a lot of natural sunlight.

    I'm currently getting about 30mpg overall, wgich isn't bad, But my smile when ever I get into this car is huge.

    If I have one niggle, it's that there's no bluetooth as standard.

    Overall, a superb car and without spending silly money, I can't think of any other car I'd rather have.

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