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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 11 Volkswagen Scirocco versions available

Coupe 1.4 TSI 125 3dr £20,455
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.4 TSI 125 GT 3dr £22,305
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 180 3dr £22,495
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 150 3dr £23,175
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 150 GT 3dr £25,025
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 220 GT 3dr £25,845
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 184 GT 3dr £26,025
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 150 R-Line 3dr £27,020
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 220 R-Line 3dr £27,840
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TDI 184 R-Line 3dr £28,020
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 2.0 TSI 280 R 3dr £32,295
What Car? says:3 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 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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