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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Volkswagen Lupo (99-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Fun to drive, cheap running costs, well made, sporty GTI version available

CONS

Small boot, SEAT Arosa does same for even less money, noisy on the motorway

At a glance

New price £7,755 - £13,610
Used price £285 - £1,955
Fuel economy 38 - 64 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £265
Insurance group 5 - 22 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Fun to drive, cheap running costs, well made, sporty GTI version available

CONS

Small boot, SEAT Arosa does same for even less money, noisy on the motorway

Volkswagen Lupo rivals

Ford
Ka
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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.

Volkswagen Lupo rivals

Ford
Ka
3.5 out of 5 3.5