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Volkswagen Lupo (99-05) - rated 4 out of 5

At a glance

Read the latest Volkswagen Lupo review
Used price £499 - £2,470
Fuel economy 38 - 64 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £265
Insurance group 5 - 22

Sold between 1998 and 2005, the Volkswagen Lupo was small car based on shortened Polo underpinnings. 

In fact, it was a badge-engineered VW version of the SEAT Arosa, sharing its platform and dimensions. 

The Lupo was comparatively light so the comprehensive engine line-up has an easier job of delivering half decent performance. 

Starting the range was a 1.0-litre petrol which did the job around town but was not up to much on the motorway. Three 1.4-litre engines including 75bhp and 100bhp petrols, and a 75bhp diesel made  a bit more sense for anyone mixing town and faster roads.