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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15 reader reviews for Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe.
  • 2.0 TDI 140 3dr

    Andrew Frechter , Herts . Date: 26/04/2011
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    After having come out of a 4 year old BMW 320d I'm delighted (and a bit suprised) to report that I pretty much prefer my the Scirocco in almost every way.

    I have the Bluemotion version and can't really find fault. It's well built, looks great inside and out (especially with the ridiculously expensive optional leather), goes harder than I thought it would, handles nicely and rides well on the attractive standard 17" wheels.

    Only niggles would be the cost of the optional leather (£1740!!!), lack of 5 seats and small rear window. The 13% company car tax is a massive bonus and one that would lead me to recommend thie Scirocco to any company car driver (who doesn't have 3 kids).

    For some reason the BMW left me cold whilst the Scirocco leaves me looking back to admire it.

  • 2.0 TDI 170 GT 3dr

    Thomas Tyrrell , . Date: 24/03/2011
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I have the 2.0 TDI 170 GT, (in viper green) for 8 months and 10,000 miles It feels quicker than the stated 8.1 secs to 60 and looks fantastic.

    Here's my positives and negatives about this car

    Positives 1. Quick 2. Economical, low on emissions thus making a good company car on the TAX, (as it has for me) 3. Very good seats, interior is very nice and well put together 4. Looks like nothing else on the road 5. Very satisfying to drive 6. Easy to use DAB radio and CD player (touch screen), sounds great 7. Decent boot, hatch back practicality with folding seats 8. Comfy suspension setting for those horrible pot holed roads 9. sports setting for those nicer fast roads 10. Handles very well 11. Does long journeys well (200miles plus) 12. best colours to go for, Viper Green, White, Black, Rising Blue

    Negatives 1. Diesel engine (170bhp unit) is a bit noisy, I believe it is the Audi unit 2. Brakes fade rather too quickly when under heavy left foot 3. you must order rear parking sensors otherwise it is hard to reverse with such a small rear window 4. Do not buy the following colours, Red, Grey, Dark Oak, yes dark oak! I know, how can you tell your family you drive a dark Oak Scirroco, night blue, both the silver colours, leaf and reflex. None of these coulrs will do your car any justice. 5. Nothing else comes to mind

  • 2.0 TDI 170 GT 3dr

    Richard Sharp Date: 07/10/2010
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    I have owned this car for over two and a half years and 30,000 miles.

    It used to stand out from the crowd, but they are seemingly becoming more popular unfortuanetly.

    However overall the car delivers everything you would expect. The performance is good from the 170bhp TDI and is great fun to drive on both motorways and country roads.

    The adaptive control feature does not appear to do much else than harden the suspension and therefore make everything rattle!

    A word of warning to all VW customers though is that the quality everyone raves on about is not as good as you expect. The car originally did not steer straight which was rectified the second time round after being fobbed off about road cambers. Plus the windscreen was not glued into place so creaked when the wipers went across.

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