The Volkswagen Up! as reviewed by a guy who borrowed one

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The Volkswagen Up! as reviewed by a guy who borrowed

With the Skoda needing a teething issue sorting out warranty, I took it into my dealership and as usual received the standard of care Skoda is so for over here in the UK. ‘I what car I’ll get to borrow it’s being repaired’ I to myself as I sat in the service area on a fresh cup of coffee from the ‘Oh, I do hope it’s an Up! I those are fantastic.’ I was interrupted by the service manager.

I’m we can only offer you an Up! today Mr. as some of our other models are it’s not much fun compared to you are used to, is that OK?

YES! er, I mean yes I suppose so, you. Brilliant! I was going to be to see what all the positive reviews about at last. A smidgeon of then took over. He it wasn’t very good surely it can’t be a bad car after all the press that’s been out no. surely not.

Not wanting to around to find out, I politely took the keys and calmly walked outside to the

Taking my position in the drivers I was immediately aware of how basic it but was pleased to find a good old 5-speed manual and a nice steering wheel with a feel and shape. It had no toys as but it’s a car that doesn’t toys. Why? Because the car is one. It’s tiny, but you feel uncomfortable in it.

The driving position is decent for a and the pedals feel just under your feet, a very welcoming car, one say inviting. But what was it inviting me I was soon to find out.

It was me to drive it absolutely flat out I drove. This car wants to be The engine is small enough to fit on a with room for a few more, a 1.0l 3-cylinder unit a measly 60bhp.

But that’s not a bad thing, this car doesn’t as terribly slow as you might it to and the Up! doesn’t under perform. You can it around a bit and the real focus driving it is keeping up momentum. want to keep your high so you don’t lose any of it you have to work so damn to get it up to a high speed in the first


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The engine is not turbo charged, it is it is, you don’t get anything to help you go So it’s ‘Up!’ to you to bring the out of it.

As you can see from the picture above, I in a beautiful but rural area. I this car around a lot of small roads and even down single track lanes out to the where this image was It was fantastic down those a genuinely fun experience, light, and cheerful despite my constant of it.

I covered around 100 miles that day, and the fuel was excellent too. That was me driving it around like a pretty much from the it left the forecourt. The fuel did drop of course, but I didn’t to top it up and you all know what a measly of fuel dealerships keep in cars. The only time wonderful little car found lacking was on the A-road when it was by just about everything. But do you what?

I still had fun. I was up and down in my seat shouting just like Clarkson to keep up with everybody me while my girlfriend looked from the passenger seat a mixture of humour and concern her face. She secretly loved it I know she did.

In an age where accessible and easy is found in nearly all of our cars, I tell you how refreshing it suddenly was to be to work for every single MPH I get on that speedometer. I loved how the wheel was just a steering not a glorified stereo remote can occasionally be used to make a car direction, and I loved having 5 gears again. We shouldn’t be too to judge these cars for too small, too slow and too dull.

we should be getting out there and one for ourselves and reacquainting ourselves the simple joy of driving a car. No no fiddly buttons, no extras we really ever need or Just a little car with a engine, and a great big personality.

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