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Volkswagen Lupo Hatchback review

1999 - 2005 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £7,650 - £13,460
Used prices £611 - £5,725
Road tax cost £35 - £325
Insurance group 5 - 22
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 284 - 479 miles
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Pros & cons


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

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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.