Bike carrier for a new style VW Scirocco
Thanks Chaps. Prefer the idea of roof bars this time around, but will keep the tow bar in mind. Good to hear there is something available. – now I just need to find it. Off to the VW dealer in a couple of weeks so they may have suggestions. Unfortunately I think we might need to choose something else as I'm sure Mrs P will complain about rear visisblity in a 'Rocco.Posted 7 years ago
Tow bar on a 'Rocco. Cue Nelson-from-the-Simpsons 'ahaaa' pointing and laughing.
Isn't a base Scirocco Golf GTI money? Know where my money would go, especially since Scirocco drivers seem to think motorways are race tracks for their use only and that other drivers are parasites who shouldn't be in their way.Posted 7 years ago
Yeah, can see that glass roof ending badly! I've heard it makes the interior sound tinny anyway so it's not on the shopping list.
DBW – Looking at the 160BHP 1.4 TSI, so a good bit cheaper (to buy and run) than a GTI, and IMHO, better value than the equivalent Golf (although that is what we may end up with!)Posted 7 years ago
They are good cars – Golfs are too common and driven by the angriest men in Britain – especially in 2.0TDI form.
Those that slag them off undoubtedly drive something they don't like or have lovingly chavved right up. I think every car slagging comment should be followed immediately by what car the slagger runs. 9/10 times it will be a Focus/Mondeo/Astra/insert any mainstream car owner.Posted 7 years ago
pixelmix – Member
Yeah, can see that glass roof ending badly! I've heard it makes the interior sound tinny anyway
Can't say i've noticed, it does seem a tad extravagant when it only tilts open a couple of inches, i.e. it doesn't slide back!
Cracking motors tho…. happy shopping!Posted 7 years ago
Right, rather excitedly, I am about to commence car shopping in a few weeks (time to replace Mrs PixelMix's micra!)
Top of my list is a new style Scirocco (assuming the pint-sized Mrs PixelMix can see out the small back window okay). Anyone seen a roof or boot rack suitable? I would probably prefer roof bars and I suspect a boot rack would foul on the spoiler anyway.
VW's website doesn't seen to list suitable roof bars and I don't think Thule have any yet. It has been out for over a year though, so hopefully there is something available. Any experience?Posted 7 years ago
Haven't encountered any c**** driving them personally, so hopefully the reputation won't catch on. I still find that I see a lot of agressive BMW drivers around (but I probably just notice that since they have the reputation in popular media already). The range of opinions is always fun on STW. It would be boring if we all owned the same stuff anyway.
I prefer the Scirocco to the Golf since I don't need 5 seats, and prefer the squatter looks. That, and they are still a bit rarer than the Golf, and it is nice to have something slightly different.
No doubt I'll be back in a few weeks to report that Mrs PixelMix doesn't like the rear window, so we're having a Golf, Leon or C30 instead, and everyone will be proclaiming that something else would be far better!Posted 7 years ago
Surf-Mat, I do like the C30, but reckon the VW has the better engine. Mrs P's parents and sister both have C30s too, so not sure we want a trio!
Leon looks to be reasonable value, but the interior photos look a bit cheaper.
Think we'll also look at a 1-series coupe (although rear wheel drive for Mrs P driving to work at 7am in winter puts me off, and I don't think she likes the looks) and a MiTo (bit smaller and not sure about that beak).Posted 7 years agocpSubscriber
back to the rack thing – I'd be much more inclined to go with towball mounted rack… something like this (mate of mine has one and they're excellent!)
partly as fuel consumption is a little better than with roof mounted (but still worse than none at all), partly as you can get into car parks with them, but mainly as there's a lot less stress on either the downtube or fork dropouts than the roof mounted ones.Posted 7 years ago
Drac – I'm a Golf fan boy – had a mk2 and 3 Gti (16v) and a mk4 R32 – just seem to get tailgated by lots of TDI Golfs (and Audis).
Pixel – are you looking at thrifty engines? The C30 does come with a very "green" option but as you say, three might be a bit much.
I'd get a Golf over a Leon any day.
As for the 1 series – the rumours of BMWs in the snow is true – mine (a 3 series) is so bad in ANY snow or mud that I simply left it alone and used the other car three weeks this Winter. What makes then good on road makes them the World's worse off roaders – Winter tyres do help though. The 123d is very nice though and rather quick.
Civic diesels kill clutches – very known and common issue.
Back to racks – I just find the roof mounted rack soooo easy to fit. And the bike stays cleaner. Wouldn't like to try and put a heavy DH bike on the roof though!Posted 7 years ago
Thanks for the various comments on the various topics – keep 'em coming! (although this is looking like being increasingly in the wrong forum).
Looking for a reasonable pace, reasonable economy engine (1.4 TSI VW 160bhp ticks both for me). I'd rather have petrol than diesel, but if getting a C30, would probably go for the 2.0D diesel R-Design, so not totally against diesel. Think the "green" C30 1.6D might be a bit weedy for my A road blasts around Scotland.
Might look at the Civic Type S too. I'm sure it's very good (and I suggested a friend get the previous civic), but the current style doesn't really do it for me though.
I have a boot rack on the micra, and prefer the idea of the simplicity of roof bars next time around (would only have a couple of lightweight XC bikes on it, no big heavy DH stuff). Lots of votes for a towbar though, so will examine further. Would rather not obstruct the boot though, and I guess towbar + a fancy rack that folds down = expensive.Posted 7 years ago
Thomohawk – Member
They just seem to be driven by **** generally
FWIW – you make yourself sound like a bit of a **** posting comemnts like that.
Boo hoo. I drive 120 motorway miles a day and I've yet to see a Scirocco pootling along at 70. They're generally attached to the car in fronts bumper.Posted 7 years agoRusty MacSubscriber
I'm sure you will get a Thule roof rack for the new Scirocco, i have seen one on a car up here in Aberdeen. I have a polo, which doesn't have rain gutters or mounting points similar to the new Scirocco and have a Thule roof rack fitted to my car.
My choice would be the Scirocco out of thoes cars think the new ones are really nice,
cheers and happy shopping
RustyPosted 7 years ago
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