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.
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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
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:
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…
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…
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…
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…