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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Volkswagen Up (12-) Hatchback
15 reader reviews for Volkswagen Up Hatchback.
  • 1.0 75 High Up 5dr

    PHILIP MCRAE , . Date: 27/02/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    This is my wifes car - lucky her! I collected this from London and drove it all the way to Dunblane, years ago driving a 1.0ltr car that distance would fill you with dread, this was unbelievable! Firstly it drives like a mini Golf superb - even the 75Bhp engine can nip along it's fun! The reason I travelled so far was because this car came with Elec sunroof, cruise control, rear parking sensors and the upgraded stereo what a spec for such a small car. To drive it's superb, grips the road well and absorbs any bumps etc without any problems. The only thing I'd mention is the diesel like noise at idle being a 3 cylinder but once you are up and running it is fine. It is roomy and to be honest if you are looking for a small city car or a new car for son / daughter then look no further it's a no brainer. If there was one thing so far that have noticed is that the heater is not all that hot even at full, however the heated seats make up for that - I wish my car had all the options this car has! Buy one and enjoy it - my son has now heard that VW are introducing an UP GT, I've seen pics so Mini etc watch out!

  • 1.0 75 High Up 3dr

    Mark Steers , Berkshire . Date: 03/02/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      53

    My car

    A great little car that I prefer driving around town than my BMW. The car looks great, rides OK on the 16 inch wheels and is plenty fast enough. Very well equipped and the sat nav and voice activation works really well. For the longer journey a number of people have the ride has made them a little queasy....which I would agree with.

    My only gripe....and it is a big one is the front seat adjustment when people are using the back seats....it is a nightmare and for a few quid extra I would have paid for a properly engineered solution.....so if you use the back seats on a regular basis and the 3 door at all costs....it will drive you mad. Overall, a great car I would recommend.

  • 1.0 60 high up! 3dr

    Yagmur Ekici , London . Date: 20/01/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The VW High Up is a dream city car. Easy to use (once you figure out the petrol cap), cheap to run, has great little satnav and a really cool interior. There's nothing to fault really. The heated seats are an added bonus, ESPECIALLY in this freezing weather. There's lots you can do with the satnav once you spend some time figuring it out. Road tax is only £20 per year. It looks small from the outside but surprisingly spacious inside with a good amount of space in the boot. Highly recommend it.

  • 1.0 60 BMT Move Up 5dr

    Alan Coombes , Avon . Date: 29/10/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    It's a great little car to drive around town and I average 60mpg too. I actually prefer it to my golf gti mk6 around town and am pleased I went for the 5 door version with blue motion. The maps and more option is a must and works well with my i phone. Only a couple of gripes no passenger front window control from the drivers side and buttons aren't lit a night. It also struggles on long motorway hills but otherwise quiet and refined at 70mph! Great car!

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