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Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2008‑2014

4.6 (39 reviews)
39 reviews for Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2008‑2014
Volkswagen Scirocco coupe

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The Volkswagen Scirocco R builds on the coupe’s fine reputation by adding serious performance to an already compelling package.


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Volkswagen Scirocco

Mercedeslady | 17th July '17

This an updated review. I have had the car for a few months now and absolutely love everything about it. Reliability, stylish, comfortable and very good running costs.

The gear box is so smooth and when stopped at the lights it actually is so quiet, I honestly thought I had stop/start!!. The boot is a great size. The driving position is great and the cabin size is more than adequate for four people. Very stylish, it looks sporty especially white with black trim. All in all a fabulous hatchback that I would recommend to anyone, you will not be disappointed.

5/5

Practicality

5.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

5.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Mercedeslady | 21st May '17

I recently bought my scirocco and bought it mainly due to the look. I was worried that it couldn't match up to my previous car - SLK but need not of worried at all. The car is a dream to drive and I am so happy with it. It looks fantastic and the engine is so smooth, I sometimes think it's not running when stopped at lights. Practically it has everything I need. Good sized boot, Sat nav, hands free phone and plenty of room. Fuel consumption averages 38 to 42 mpg and that is just popping around. I haven't took it on a long run yet, but am sure it will be as good. The only thing I miss is cruise control but I am sure I will get used to not having it. All in all a very good looking and performing car and I am so glad I decided to buy it.

5/5

Practicality

5.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

5.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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ne2selectcars | 14th March '17

Ok, I just sold my Porsche 911 4S and needed a 'stop gap' 2-3 months until I decided what to buy, I picked up a tidy Scirocco with every extra already fitted so seemed ideal.

Well 2 years on I still love it so much that I've glanced at a few 'Premium Brands' and can't justify the change just yet!!

A seriously competent car, good looks, excellent fuel economy (mine is TDI) slick DSG automatic with paddle shift for fun drives.

My kids are now 10 & 12 and it copes just fine on school runs, rucksack's and sports bags.

It has been serviced twice, both times reasonable VW menu price and needed nothing extra (except tyres)

I do plan to switch to petrol in next 6 months and test drove a few possible replacements, Audi TTS is a super cool car but limited rear space, BMW nice but too common for me, I'm going for Scirocco R with 261bhp

If it's not broke don't fix it and the Scirocco has turned out to do everything I'd ever need from a car, truly 1st class, it's surprised me.

5/5

Practicality

5.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

5.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Emil | 25th February '17

The reason why I bought this car? I was looking for a Golf GTI but looked at the Scirocco and preferred its looks. VW Scirocco GT with a 2.0 litre TSI petrol engine linked to a six-speed manual gearbox simple excels through the gears, posting an remarkable 30-70 mph surge of only 6.0 seconds and 146 mph maximum. Very cool car in everyday use in accordance with good-looking, good handling and comfortable sits and suspension. Does not require frequent visits to the mechanics. Unfortunately it has a rather large appetite for gasoline, especially when you want to stick to the technical data.

4.8/5

Practicality

5.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

4.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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RobFellows | 23rd May '16

I owned my Scirocco for just over two years. In terms of it breaking, it had a replacement master cylinder. That's it, in over two years! It was enjoyable to drive, it was smart inside and out, and NEVER let me down. Fuel economy is ok but my replacement, a Mondeo Titanium 2013 reg, is FAR better. I replaced the VW because it was a bit tight in terms of fitting a pram in the boot and fitting the baby seat in the back. Practicality is ok but again, yhe Mondeo is a bigger car and so makes that side of things so much easier. All in all, I'd wholeheartedly recommend this car, the 1.4 TSi engine is sharp and nippy and keep it in "Sport" mode!!!

4.5/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

4.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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RobFellows | 23rd May '16

I owned my Scirocco for just over two years. In terms of it breaking, it had a replacement master cylinder. That's it, in over two years! It was enjoyable to drive, it was smart inside and out, and NEVER let me down. Fuel economy is ok but my replacement, a Mondeo Titanium 2013 reg, is FAR better. I replaced the VW because it was a bit tight in terms of fitting a pram in the boot and fitting the baby seat in the back. Practicality is ok but again, yhe Mondeo is a bigger car and so makes that side of things so much easier. All in all, I'd wholeheartedly recommend this car, the 1.4 TSi engine is sharp and nippy and keep it in "Sport" mode!!!

4.5/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

4.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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RichH1988 | 10th May '16

This was my first ever brand new car and I bought it after completing 3 tours of Afghanistan as a present to myself. I still remember counting the days down whilst in Camp Bastion, not to see my family, but to get delivery of my new car.

When it arrived I took it out for a spin, remembering to break it in nice and gently, I gradually started increasing the amount of RPM I was willing to use.

My first big trip involved going to the Lakes for a weekend camping and climbing with a friend. The car took all of our equipment perfectly. We didn't even need to lower the back seats. On arriving at the campsite it negotiated a fairly undulating track; no mean feet for a car of this type. Once unloaded, I took it for a spin down some of the twisty roads that are located within the Lakes, and I was so glad that I did. The car felt planted, powerful, and precise when cornering.

After a while I longed for a bit more power and decided to get an APR stage 1 remap from Awesome GTI, a VW tuning specialist located in Irlam, near Manchester. I also upgraded the induction system and engine mounts to get the most of the remap. Upon completion the car had 265 BHP and 330 lb/ft of torque, completing 60 in about 5.8 seconds. This really brought out the character of the car.

Since then I have moved from the North East of England to the South West, a move that the car helped with flawlessly. It was filled to the brim with my stuff, yet it drove comfortably and capably.

Make no mistake, this is a car to be driven. I'd highly recommend the remap as it brings out the cars best side. I never want to let it go because of the memories that I have had with it. 37 MPG on a motorway cruise, or exhilarating fun when you push it on country lanes - this car is perfect.

Unfortunately, having to buy something more sensible for a new job, I am pretty distraught at having to let it go. I just hope it can bring as much joy to someone else as it did for me. Goodbye my friend. :(

4.8/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

5.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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SBuk17 | 3rd February '16

This is the best car I have ever owned and ever will under �60k i'm sure!

A car which is so quiet and comfortable - that you can take to any event, or an absolute beast if you put it in sport mode and slam your foot down.

It's design makes it stand out above anything else on the road, I see 2, maybe 3 a day if i'm in the car for over an hour? There's a reason why they haven't changed the design of the car for 10 years now and it's a simple one, it's beautiful. Ahead of it's time and a game changer.

The interior is undoubtedly German, simplistic, tasteful, quality and timeless. There's no stupid sharp edges and tacky trims which will look out of date in the next couple of years like a BMW or Mercedes.

Practically it is still a sensible hatchback, more so than a polo- perhaps slightly less so than a golf. Either way, it helped me move house, pick up a christmas tree, safely carry four people to social events or meetings.

I'm a marketing manager and it suits me perfectly, I'm constantly meeting clients so I need something STYLISH, PRACTICAL, SAFE & RELIABLE.

I couldn't recommend it enough, I am constantly surprised by the lack of them on the road, THERE IS NOTHING ELSE BETTER VALUE FOR MONEY THAN THE SCIROCCO.

I love it, and i'll miss it

4.8/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

5.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Ozzy81 | 29th November '15

Having owned the Rocco for three years from new, the time has finally come to say goodbye. It is being traded in for a Mk7 Golf.

The interior of the Rocco is a a comfortable place to be, plenty of toys such as the usb and sd card micro streaming as standard, as well as the sat-nav. The driving position is great, having driven the Rocco from Lincoln to Paris without stopping and not so much as backache.

I covered 56,000 miles during ownership, yet the leather seats still looked brand new, as did the rest of the interior. At 42,000 miles the flywheel failed, causing damage to the clutch and gearbox, all of which were replaced under warranty, other than this issue the car never missed a beat. With the long life service intervals, service costs are reduced. During the 56,000 miles the Rocco had three pairs of front tyres and two pairs of back tyres, with almost a fresh set when sold on.

Having owned the car for three years, I never got tired of the looks of the Rocco. Always turning back to have another look after parting it.

Overall the Rocco provides great looks, reliability, fun drive which is also quick, with plenty of toys.

I would have another.

4.5/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

4.0/5

Running cost

5.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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Andehbrown | 1st June '15

Great car. Practical size and easy enough to get 4 adults in, although you have to be fairly agile to get sat down in the first place owing to its low stance and roofline. Wouldn't recommend for children. Boot is a decent size and it's possible to get quite a lot in the back, particularly with the seats down. The only downside is that the boot opening is quite a bit smaller than the otherwise similar Golf.

Fuel economy in the 210 PS 2.0 litre petrol is good considering the output: I average about 37mpg out of a tank, and comfortably over 40mpg on the motorway. If you don't care so much about that it's a joy to drive on a country lane; the engine and steering are really responsive and it feels well planted on the road.

4.3/5

Practicality

4.0/5

Reliability

5.0/5

Running cost

3.0/5

How it drives

5.0/5
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