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.
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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
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:
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…
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…