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.
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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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, ample grunt 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.
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