Fun to drive, cheap running costs, well made, sporty GTI version available
Small boot, SEAT Arosa does same for even less money, noisy on the motorway
The tiny Lupo offers a premium package of reliability, driveability and desirability. The GTi models are mischievous and especially fun to drive with the six-speed gearbox. Main criticisms are the 1.0-litre and 1.7 Di diesels can feel underpowered and the boot is too small for most needs.