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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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Volkswagen Scirocco
13 reader reviews for Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe.
  • 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.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 GT 3dr

    Simon Bull , Derbyshire . Date: 02/07/2013
    • 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
      48.8

    My car

    Owned my Scirocco for a good few months now and love it.

    It is a dream to drive, smooth and comfortable seats make you eat up the miles on long journeys. The 2.0 TDI 140PSI is a brillient engine, always has the power when you need it even in the high gears making overtaking slow lorries very easy as you know the car will pull you all the way past without breaking a sweat. The adaptive chassis control is another good feature, I was initially apprehensive about it, wondering how much difference it would actually make but I have to say it is a most welcome feature on country roads, whilst the comfort mode is good for cruising on motorways and town, smoothing out most bumps, in sports mode it firms the suspension to make cornering at higher speeds more stable and quickens the throttle response which makes it good fun to drive on country roads.

    I haven't gone through a service & MOT yet so can't comment on the cost of these but fuel wise it is very efficient, I am getting around 48.8MPG and around 560 miles per tank which I find very good.

    Inside feels like such a nice place to be, in the GT model you get the touch screen and the climate control, and the finish and quality of everything is just amazing, can't find a fault. I also have the winter pack which includes heated seats & heated wing mirror's which in the colder months are the best feature on the car.

    Overall I think the Scirocco is the best coupe on the market, sporty looks, good MPG, good comfort and good spe

  • 2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech GT 3dr

    Pug Features , West Mids . Date: 10/06/2013
    • 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

    My car

    This is easily the best car in its class in every dept. I prefer the diesels to the petrol engines as they have fantastic mid range torque and incredible fuel economy as its rare to get a sports car with a diesel engine. The engine is a little rough. Just had a warranty replacement of a transmission part which was making a rattle. Unfortunately every body wants you to race them in this car especially from standing of two lanes of traffic at lights. This 2.0 blue motion tech engine can do 60mph in second gear! If the family saloon is thraping it by the side of you and wanting you to join in their juvenile fun just leave it in second. They give up after having to change gear. Just smile at the fuel economy reading of at least 54mpg. Remember it cost him (or more likely her) three times the amount of money it cost you for that daft moment and they are still paying £250 per year road tax and you are paying £30.

    The suspension says its a sports car. Dont expect a cushy soft sweet ride.

    They are great cars. It hardly costs anything to run the diesel versions. This is a true sports car with fuel economy that makes you think you can have your cake and eat it. I love to run it at 50mph in sixth gear with engine revs at 1150 rpm. its idle is 900rpm!

  • 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.

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