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Scirocco R = Bonkers fast, gorgeous to behold!
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 2.0 TSI R 3dr DSG (Review date: 23rd March '13)
What can I say about the Scirocco R that hasn't already been said???
I owned the 2.0 TSI GT before I got the R, so I had all ready been bitten by the roc bug. The R though after having owned both of the top petrol engined Rocs is something else.
Yes you COULD get the GT which is an awesome car in its own right, and chip it to 261 bhp. However I knew the R would be a rare car to own and I have only ever seen another two in the two years I have owned my R.
I have mine with the DSG box(a must I am afraid for the R or the GT) a manual just does not do the car justice. The pop the exhaust makes when going up through the gears is massively addictive.
The R is slightly wider than the GT; its all down to the springs and the tyres, and this shows in the bends. If anything it is more alert and ready for you to chuck it around corners, which is a riot I may add.
As for living with the thing, if you want more space get a Golf, I regularly put my mountain bike in the back of the R and its fine. No real hassle. Running costs aren't half bad. I get 30 mpg average, and my insurance is cheap too.
Taking the R to the dealer is fantastic, I think they like seeing it from all the hum drum Passat's and Golfs that are everywhere now. Servicing is fairly cheap and I have up graded the brake pads on mine as I use it a lot on track days(a must quite frankly if you buy this car!!!)
To sum up, I am as my other half would say 'in love' with my Roc R. I cant see anything out there at the moment that would tempt me to trade it in against. It's a real head turner too, it always attracts attention. A really great, great car that just gets better and better the longer you have it. Soooooooooooooooooooooooo glad I didn't get the Meganne, awesome on track a real mare in the real world. I doff my cap to VW, the Roc R is bloody brilliant!!
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 1.4 TSI 3dr DSG (Review date: 29th August '12)
I bought the Scirocco 1.4TSI DSG last year to replace a Mini Cooper S. Initially I was a little worried that the performance would let it down, but I have to say it's more than adequate and has a torquey engine. I don't think acceleration in the first 2 gears is great, but 3rd and 4th are good.
I have 2 kids, and they fit in the back with plenty of room to spare, plus the boot space is big enough for a buggy and our weekly shopping.
So far I have not had any problems, apart from a rattle in the dash which was easily fixed under warranty.
The handling is great, and if I'm out on my own for a run it always brings a smile to my face.
The adaptive suspension is also great, sport firms everything up for a B road blast, and comfort is great when the roads are a little rough or I want to send the kids to sleep.
The big surprise has been the economy, around town I get about 360 miles per tank - £65ish to fill up, and can get 450 if it's long distance driving. Even driving enthusiastically it returns half decent milage.
I think this car is a good comprimise between performance and economy. If economy is your main priority, then go for the diesel, and if you don't do many miles, and want better performance then go for the 2.0. If you want a bit of both, then the twin charged 1.4 160 is great.
I love the car so much, that if I can earn a few extra pennies then I'll be trying my best to get the "R" in a year or so.
Never tire of driving it.
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 2.0 TDI 170 GT 3dr DSG (Review date: 27th April '12)
After 4 new Alfas over the past 14 years, moving to a VW was a big descision. 'How could I replace my beautiful Alfa GT?'
The criteria was style, fun to drive and rarity.
The 170PS diesel Scirocco GT fitted all three. I added rear parking sensors and electric folding mirrors to the standard spec.
I have read a review that described the diesel engine as noisey. It's a sports car! As quiet as a lamb when cruising but it responds with a sporting bark when accellerating.
Silky manual gearbox (not DSG), predictable handling and adjustable suspension make it a pleasure to drive.
I return between 45 and 50mpg, depending on driving mood.
I sometimes think it looks a little silly, but then I have been spoilt by Italian design.
Although the car feels well built, surprisingly it is not as well finished, inside or out as my previous Alfa GT.
Got a family? Then go for the Golf.
Want to be different, then get a Scirocco.
A dream come true
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 2.0 TDI GT 3dr (Review date: 29th February '12)
Just try and convince yourself that this car doesn't make sense.
Iconic and unique, you could spend hours admiring its svelte coutures and pert bottom, or attempt to stare it in the face if you dare.
I prefer to push the button on the remote and watch the drama as the daytime lights come on and the windows drop, enticing you in.
The cabin has the right balance between luxury and sportiness, with dual zone climate control preventing any arguments over how hot or cold the interior should be, and the brilliant touch screen display with steering wheel controls that make browsing your iPod a doodle.
Plenty of usable storage, and effortless controls means hours will fly by behind the wheel.
ACC. means you can adjust the cars feel to match your mood, whether it be comforting you need, or excitement you desire.
60mpg on a daily commute across country and 50mpg munching up the motorway. You can't complain.
GT badge isn't just a badge this car is perfect for a get away, having just been to Scotland for Valentines, with room in the boot for four cases, though it maybe a slightly awkward loading gap, and you can have the odd issue getting the doors open with dignity if you use tight car parking spaces.
However If your willing to forgive the Rocco for its necessary flaws you will be rewarded with a companion for life. Just don't let the keys out of your sight.
Return of an icon.... But just down right Sexy!
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 2.0 TSI 210 GT 3dr (Review date: 23rd January '12)
I am lucky enough to own this car and I have to honestly say that is one the best cars that I have driven. The power under the bonnet is superb and the handling is one of the best around. it's not the fastest but it gives most cars out there a run for its money. If you drive it properly the fuel consumption is fantastic I can get close to 520 Miles on a full tank (£1.29 per liter).
with a top speed of 146mph and 0-60 in less than 7 seconds its definitely a mover plus it looks fantastic both inside an out. the only downside is you often get Porsche's and Lamborghini's wanting to race you!!
I would recommend this to anybody who is looking to buy an affordable sports car or if you want the extra bit of power look up the Scirocco R.
Overall great car
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 2.0 TDI 170 GT 3dr (Review date: 20th January '12)
PRACTICAL? Surprisingly spacious in the back but not the easiest to get in and out of. Big enough boot and rear seats fold flat easily but quite a high boot lip can get in the way.
RELIABLE? Long service intervals and no problems whatsoever mechanically - only down side is there are a few rattles which is a bit of a surprise for a VW!
COSTS? Pretty economic really and averages mid to late forties to the gallon despite the fact that I'm not the slowest driver in the world and do mostly urban driving. Company car so don't have to insure or tax but there are worse cars out there for both!
DRIVES? Great! Feels really solid / sporty / quick / smooth. Really nice ergonomic cabin and love the flat-bottomed steering wheel. Fairly well specced. Biggest downside is that sunroof (£700 extra) only tilts open about an inch and doesn't slide but that's my biggest gripe which is pretty minor! Still looks great (especially in white) and no sign of a face-lift anytime soon...
Scirocco 2.0 TDI 170 GT
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 2.0 TDI 170 GT 3dr DSG (Review date: 19th January '12)
driving is a pleasure, the car has excellent sporty handling, however it also has a comfort mode which softens the suspension and lightens the steering this which works well for long trips. I average between 48 and 58 mpg depending on my driving style on the day.
All six gears are positive when changing, 6th works well from 45 to 140mph
Brakes are good, however they do fade a bit when really pushed.
Seats are very comfortable however they feel a bit hard on a long journey.
Boot space is pretty good, although the access is a little narrow.
Two key options you must order, rear parking sensors (the rear view is poor) and the DAB radio. Excellent to listen to talksport in digital
Wonderful all round car, and in viper green it stands out from all the other Scrirocco's
Viper Green Baby
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 2.0 TSI GT 3dr DSG (Review date: 19th January '12)
Bought the Scirocco GT brand new. Added leather, DSG, parking sensors, folding mirrors & cruise control.
Pros: DSG, performance, handling, comfort, styling, heated seats. Bought it in Viper Green so lots of attention too.
Cons: Truly awful in the snow. Lots of road noise in the cabin at motorway speeds.
The DSG gearbox means the Scirocco is excellent to drive in town, cruising on a motorway or when going through the lanes briskly. I rarely use the flapply paddles on the steering wheel, there just isn't a need for them.
It is truly a 4 seater, we regularly go out with friends & the Scirocco is nicer to be a passenger in than their A3. Their TT is just a no-no.
The car has averaged 32mpg when being used almost daily for commuting & doing the social thing, which is good for a 200bhp petrol engine.
Space wise it's good for a coupe, a decent sized boot means weekends away are easy to pack. It's definitely not a car for people with a young family though.
Stylish and practical
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 2.0 TDI GT 3dr (Review date: 19th January '12)
I bought the car new in Oct 2009 and have thoroughly enjoyed it ever since. Great performance and economy. In addition there is still good money retention and a sought after car on the used market. Roof line is a bit low on entry, but you do get used to it ! Plenty of room for rear seat passengers even though it doesn't look it. All in all, a cracking car to own.