Used Volkswagen Lupo (1999 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 05 Sep 2014
4
The tiny Lupo offers a premium package of reliability, driveability and desirability. The GTi models are mischievous and especially fun to drive with the six-speed gearbox.

Volkswagen Lupo (99-05)
Fun to drive, cheap running costs, well made, sporty GTI version available
Small boot, SEAT Arosa does same for even less money, noisy on the motorway

New price range:

£7,755 - £13,610

Used price range:

£315 - £2,040

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The tiny Lupo offers a premium package of reliability, driveability and desirability. The GTi models are mischievous and especially fun to drive with the six-speed gearbox. Main criticisms are the 1.0-litre and 1.7 Di diesels can feel underpowered and the boot is too small for most needs.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

2.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 If anything it could at least fit 4 in relative comfort even on long journeys. As long as you left your bags at home since its quite generous to call the boot small.  

2 out of 5

Alex Rowley ,   03 Nov 2015    ... read more

 Small to park with good visibility, but doesn't feel small or cramped inside.  

4 out of 5

Lois Dale ,   09 Apr 2014    ... read more

 The vehicle drives really well with a sporty feel.  

4 out of 5

Chris Rowe ,   20 Jun 2013    ... read more

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