Volkswagen Scirocco R used car review — Volkswagen Scirocco

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Volkswagen Scirocco

David Morley

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Make Volkswagen Family Series 1S MY12 Year Badge Description R Coupe 3 Seats 4 Transmission Manual Configuration Description In-line Num 6 Cylinders 4 Build Country Description PORTUGAL Car Size Overall Green Star 4.5 Fuel Type Description — Premium ULP Drive Front Wheel Drive

In world, the Scirocco model has around since the very generation of Golf hatchbacks, on the short-list of anybody who wanted the reliability and durability but with a bit flash.

And that really is the way to those early versions of the because that’s precisely they were; two-door, versions of the hatchback.

Exactly why we saw the earlier Scirocco here has more to do with duff predictions and the VW brand’s sketchy past in this country, when it finally did arrive in 2012 (when the generation-six was still in VW showrooms) it really a stir.

By now, of course, the was more than just looking good and, the opportunity to tap into the high-performance that VW had developed for the Golf GTi the years, the Scirocco was suddenly a performance car.

Oh, and it still looked sensational.

sweeping proportions, wide, stance and the attention to detail all stamp the Scirocco as one of the best coupes to hit the market in recent

It’s classy inside, with the usual Golf and a sense that high-grade have been used

While other markets Sciroccos with varying outputs and sporting credentials, VW wisely gave us the full-fat

As such, it probably stole sales off its Golf GTi and Golf R but specification-wise it was somewhere between two models.

While the Scirocco got the 188kW/ 330Nm two-litre engine of the Golf R, it missed out on model’s all-wheel-drive.

Instead, you got or less the same platform as the Golf GTi but, a little perhaps, the car was badged Scirocco R.

are those who lament the thing not all-wheel-drive, but a short drive convince you that it doesn’t suffer for being a front-driver in the place.

In fact, once you’ve looking at the jewel-like Scirocco, it is all about driving it.

It accelerates a missile but retains all those GTi virtues of beautiful steering and a but controlled chassis. Seriously, car will give big-engined, performance sedans some hurry-up in the real world.

only real specification in a Scirocco came down to

There was a conventional six-speed (which would be our choice) or a DSG clutchless manual (which buyers opted for).

And here – surprise, surprise that the biggest potential lurk.

Volkswagen Australia is of us saying this, but it remains the DSG transmission is not without its problems.

It well and is lovely to use when working properly, but enough have been documented for it to as the big warning with a second-hand VW of type.

Any shuddering during take-off is a bad and any loud noises from the are a warning, too.

Mechanics spoken to reckon there’s a bearing that can fail in the leading to complete failure of the gearbox, but even normal can leave small metallic on the magnetic sensors inside the leading to odd shifting patterns.

To be the six-speed DSG in the Scirocco seems to a better reliability record the seven-speed unit in some but it’s still not unburstable in all

The two-litre engine seems robust but it does need its if it’s to survive in the longer

Oil changes are critical, but so is a check on the oil between services.

This engine can use a litre or two between so it’s critical that the is checked periodically to prevent the being accidentally run without oil.


Less dire, but worth checking, is the operation of the wipers.

Some owners reported wipers that are or that simply smear the on the glass rather than it.

The solution in some cases has to replace the standard wiper with aftermarket units, other cars have fixed by cleaning a small of excess windscreen sealant accidentally as the car is built) from the surface.

Beyond that, sure all the electrical gear and in particular, pay attention to the electric mirrors.

Do they fold out to their normal position the ignition is switched on? They but sometimes there’s a delay of a few

Finally, the Scirocco is the sort of car attracted those who just help but fiddle with the

Some have been completely standard, but many been treated to electronic that aim to extract more from the engine and even the DSG’s shift-points. It doesn’t at all that the Scirocco is very to such massaging.

Done this shouldn’t be too much of a but unless you can verify exactly was done and who did it, then we’d look for an unmolested car.

And don’t forget that a that has been modified in way may give Volkswagen a valid to refuse warranty claims something go bang down the

Our rating: 4.5/5

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Volkswagen Scirocco

Engine/s: 2.0 turbo 4-cyl

6-DSG/6-man

Fuel economy 8.2 litres per 100km

It looks particularly in the wild metallic VW offered.

Handling is safe and and the car doesn’t suffer for not being

Turbocharged engine is a wild

Still a reasonably practical

Classy to drive.

Shadow over DSG gearbox.

Engine can a little oil between changes.

examples have been

Expensive compared with GTi

Competitors

Renault Megane RS 265 – hot-hatch with stunning and pace. Engine is a gem and chassis is so you need a race-track to fully it. Ergonomics disappointing. 4/5

Mini Cooper S – Always a on the right road, the Cooper S is a uncompromising car. BMW build-quality justify the price and the car’s talents do the rest. 4/5

Ford ST – Latest version of the Focus does not disappoint. More at on the road (versus the track) some and a seriously entertaining 4.5/5

What to pay (courtesy of Guide):

Model Year New Now

R 2012 $49990 $39300

R 2013 $50490 $41500

R 2014 $50490 $42800

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