Written on: 07/12/2011 by lightning (20 reviews written)
I bought a new VW Lupo 1.4s in 1999 to replace a hopeless Alfa Romeo 145. The VW was in a different class to the Alfa, being well made and reliable. The engine performed well for a little 1.4, it was eager and fairly fast. I fitted some alloys on the car and it looked good too. Inside it was to the usual VW quality, with nice features like damped grab handles and cup holders. The boot is fairly small, as it is a compact car. However the back seats can of course be folded down for more... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2007
Overall I think the
Volkwagen Lupo is a great car and is good value for money. If you are looking for a cheap to run, reliable city car then this is the one for you. I think the Seat is a cheaper alternative but just doesn't feel the same. I bought my Lupo just 2 weeks ago and I love it.
I have the 1.4 S model. I find it great fun to drive and it is full of character. My previous car had a 1.9 GTI engine and my main concern with buying the Lupo was that I would find it too slow and... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2005 by Louca (1 review written)
This Volkwagen Lupo 1.4 S is a great little city car for a single person that does a lot more than just getting you from a to b. Perfect for someone who does not often have more than one extra passenger. It looks great and holds its value well although it is a little pricey to buy. I have owned one from new for 2 years and has not yet caused me a single problem. Very reliable. Extras are pricey and you notice the difference when you have a couple extra people in with luggage. I have not... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2004 by zebedee71 (7 reviews written)
My view is these Volkwagen Lupo 1.4 S city cars are not up to the usual standard of VW. The engine is obviously too soft and I was informed the bodywork was galvanised so how did the roof rust then eh? The suspension is not tough enough to cope with the ever increasing amount of speed humps the councils seem to be placing willy nilly. I will NEVER buy another VW after this, I am very VERY annoyed my car has so many problems when it is supposed to be a new generation of reliability and value... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2003 by Mentore.
Always look at the SEAT version before you go to the VW dealer..SEATs can be the same car for £1k to £1.5K less viz Arosa/Lupo,Polo/Ibiza & Golf/Leon. You really will pay a lot more for the VW badge when the residuals are identical for both marques. The difference is that SEATs are "off the peg" with few options whereas a VW will be built for you with the options you choose. IF YOU DON'T WANT THE OPTIONS - DON'T BUY VW ESPECIALLY IF YOU ONLY WANT A MANUAL GEARBOX. Our Arosa is 4 years old,... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2002 by barty.
The Volkswagen Lupo 1.4s car has many virtues and it will appeal to single people who want a cute-looking vehicle, but by the time you have added a couple of nice options (alarm + alloys or sunroof) this pushes the car well over ten grand - Mini One territory. You will have to have the rear seats down even for a quick visit to the supermarket. (read more)
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