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For The VW Scirocco has sharp lines and drives sweetly, with grippy handling, precise steering and fine engines. Rear space is OK and the prices are attractive.

Against The few drawbacks are limited to the cramped headroom in the rear seats and the dinky boot.

Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe
44 5stars

Sleeker and sportier than your average hatchback, and more practical than your average Coupe. It's surprisingly affordable, too, so the VW Scirocco is an absolute steal.

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There are 12 Volkswagen Scirocco versions available

Coupe 1.4 TSI 122 3dr £20,530
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.4 TSI 160 3dr £22,205
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech 3dr £22,970
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.4 TSI 160 DSG 3dr £23,595
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech GT 3dr £25,790
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 210 GT 3dr £26,765
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 177 GT 3dr £26,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 140 B'm Tech R-Line 3dr £27,355
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 210 R-Line 3dr £28,330
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line 3dr £28,360
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 210 GTS 3dr £28,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 177 GTS 3dr £28,825
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

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

If you’re looking for performance, the 2.0 TSI has brilliant flexibility, plenty of punch and reasonable running costs.

Although the 1.4 TSI versions lack the outright pace of the bigger 2.0-litre model, they still offer enough to let you enjoy the sharp handling and responsive dynamics that make the Scirocco a great driver’s car.

The 2.0 diesel engines (with either 138 or 168bhp) aren’t what most would traditionally associate with a sports coupe, but it makes perfect sense if you want an affordable and comfortable cruiser.

The 2.0-litre models have the option of a six-speed semi-automatic DSG box 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 experience.

Resale values should be excellent and, although discounts are possible, don't expect them to be particularly huge.

Reader test team says:

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

Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2.0 TDI 140 GT 3dr

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…

paul dixon

5 out of 5 stars
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