Used Volkswagen Lupo Hatchback 1999 - 2005 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

Volkswagen Lupo Hatchback (99 - 05)
  • Volkswagen Lupo Hatchback (99 - 05)
  • Volkswagen Lupo Hatchback (99 - 05)

Our recommendations

Which used Volkswagen Lupo hatchback should I buy?

The Lupo comes with a wide range of engines. Petrols include a 50bhp 1.0-litre (slow, but fine in town), a 75bhp 1.4 (less laboured and still pretty frugal, making it the best choice), a 100bhp version of the same 1.4 (faster but thirstier) and a 125bhp 1.6 in the Lupo GTI (quick but expensive to buy and run).

There are two diesel units - a 1.4 with 75bhp and a 1.7 with just 60bhp. The 1.7 isn't worth bothering with because it's gutless, but the 1.4 is much more punchy and still frugal.