Small car that's big inside
Added: 11th of October 2013
Done over 180,000 miles in my TDCI Lupo now, fuel consumption is incredible, this car has saved us THOUSANDS of pounds and saved the environment from much pollution. Driving this very small car (and I'm a big person) is as comfortable and spacious as my previous much bigger car a Ford Mondeo, I don't know how VW have made the inside so spacious, its like Dr. Who's Tardis. My only complaint is the standard rear springs are too soft, I fitted assisters and now the car is soooo much better. I have never had this car dealer serviced preferring to do all my own servicing, its really a very easy car to service, the timing belt is the main job but was pleasantly surprised to find that I could fit it myself in less than 2 hours even though I had been fed a line of total BS that it was a difficult job (by a VW dealer) Original clutch is still going strong at approaching 200,000 miles even though its had quite a hard life! The car is still an absolute pleasure to drive and fulfills all our family needs, I will replace it with another small VW car when the time comes. This car has never once let us down in the 10 years/180,000 miles that we have owned it, my previous cars were Fords, I had plenty of trouble with my Ford cars and vans, from now on its only VW for us. I also have a VW T4 Transporter van, I have owned it for 10 years and it has also done 180,000 hard miles, its like the Lupo, superb to operate and very comfortable, but but does use a lot more fuel, so if the car will do the job I'll always use the car instead of the van but I do love to drive the van it handles and goes so well. THANK YOU THE AA for superb service when my motorbike broke down recently.