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For The VW Scirocco is good to drive, with confidence-inspiring handling, precise steering and a range of fine engines. It's also well equipped and attractively priced.

Against Several rivals offer more rear-seat and boot space, and refinement could be better.

Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe
44 5stars

The Volkswagen Scirocco is a sound choice if you want a classy, well-equipped coupe that's good to drive and relatively cheap to run.

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There are 11 Volkswagen Scirocco versions available

Coupe 1.4 TSI 125 3dr £20,735
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.4 TSI 125 GT 3dr £22,585
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 180 3dr £22,775
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 150 3dr £23,455
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 150 GT 3dr £25,305
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 220 GT 3dr £26,125
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 184 GT 3dr £26,305
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 150 R-Line 3dr £27,375
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 220 R-Line 3dr £28,195
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 184 R-Line 3dr £28,375
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 280 R 3dr £32,575
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Volkswagen Scirocco is a fine purchase no matter what engine you opt for.

If you're looking for performance, the 2.0 TSIs are punchy, flexible and have reasonable running costs.

Although the 1.4 TSI doesn't have the outright pace of the 2.0-litre models, it still offers enough performance to let you enjoy the Scirocco's sharp handling.

The 2.0 diesel engines aren't what most people would traditionally associate with a sports coupe, but they make perfect sense if you want your Scirocco to be an effortlessly brisk cruiser and have low running costs.

All engines except the 1.4 have the option of a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox in place of the standard six-speed manual, but it'll set you back a four-figure sum and doesn't add that much to the driving experience, so unless you need an auto, we wouldn't bother.

Resale values are strong and reasonable discounts are available from dealers.

Reader test team says:

Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line 3dr

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…

Philip Mortimer

5 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2.0 TDI 140 GT 3dr

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…

Simon Bull

5 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech GT 3dr

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…

Pug Features

5 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2.0 TDI 170 GT 3dr

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…

John Tebbit

5 out of 5 stars
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