When I use the word haggle, I don't mean a super duper deal, I just mean that Mrs Lister decided we wanted the more expensive one so that's what we're getting...no money off or anything crazy like that!
Any reasons not to get a VW Up?
Test drive one last year. Surprisingly nice drive and "fun" for a small engine. Not sure about looks and boot is tiny. Polos look nicer IMO so more tempted by a 2H polo plus cannot see reason to pay premium over either seat or skoda versions.
Still I am a big fan of VW brands and you are unlikely to regret buying one IMO.
I had a VW Up! High Up for year and loved it, lots off fun to drive and the new 3 cylinder engine is very smooth. Traded it in at 10 months for a brand new Polo. The Polo is more practical, and versatile ie long trips but nowhere as much fun.
The only reason I traded up/ in was the deal was too good to refuse. In real use the fuel consumption does not seem too different in relation to the paper specs, perhaps I drove the Up hard.
I still miss the Up.
As it happens I drove an Up yesterday.
The ride, steering and handling, brakes, interior and the acceleration were fantastic.
.... but it had an auto box which was horrible, it surged back and forth with each gear change. The manual version would be a smashing town car, I reckon.
I found that when i test drove the Skoda with the same auto box. Was horrible. Although the dealer said you can second guess when its going to change. Apparently easing off the accelerator before it changes can smooth it. Went for the manual in the end.
Car a few weeks old now and my lass getting used to it. Accelerator a tad stiff for her. Fuel economy brilliant. 8 mile commute across York can easily see an average of 63mpg.
Kryten will meet Ramona the Rallon tomorrow, there will be some tight back door action going on...
Let's hope they're compatible...
Nice! Did you choose the colour to match the bike?
Will this one end up with packets of maynards rattling around the centre console, you burning out the front speakers (I presume this one has more than one) listening to Sugar at 11 and your bogeys on the underside of the drivers seat like in Red Dwarf?
VW Lupo 3L is a reasoned choice
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