The 197bhp GT version of the third-period Scirocco can now be supplied for below £5,000. Tempted?
The Golf GTI is the VW product we most carefully affiliate with efficiency, adopted carefully by the R version of the firm’s ubiquitous hatchback. The pronounce of the updated Jetta GLI reminds us that there are others, on the opposite hand. Others treasure the Scirocco.
The Scirocco used to be around too lengthy for its hang appropriate, with the vehicle’s MkV Golf underpinnings taking a recognize positively geriatric in direction of the spoil of its existence, with the borrowed platform nearing 15 years old. And but, we were collected sad to stare it trail when the coast used to be pulled around four years within the past. On the present time, its vacated bid on the production line at the Autoeuropa plant in Palmela, Portugal is occupied by the T-Roc barely than a treasure-for-treasure substitute.
The entry-expose the real lineup used to be a 1.4-litre inline-four producing a mere 122bhp, but you presumably can – luckily – also spec a 2.0-litre ‘EA888’ TSI with a much handier 197bhp. This dropped the 0-62mph below seven seconds, giving the make of efficiency that backed up the curvaceous, ‘coupe’ bodywork.
A 261bhp R rapidly adopted, curiously the utter of the older belt-driven ‘E113’ barely than the chain-driven EA888 of the GT. You’ll collected need upwards of £10,000 to rob an R, so the discipline of right this moment’s classifieds trawl is as a substitute the far more cost-effective GT. They assuredly are indeed loads much less – we’ve considered some higher mileage vehicles going for as low as £4000, which isn’t a ample deal higher than you’ll pay for the far extra customary-taking a recognize MkV Golf GTI.
This 2009 example is up on the market on Autotrader for a extraordinarily sensible £5,299. It’s accomplished 104,185 miles, which is a tad higher than some others we’ve considered on this tag bracket, but that decide doesn’t grief us too grand. It sounds as despite the incontrovertible fact that the service history isn’t barely total, with 9 stamps within the e book and no point out of any diversified evidence of labor. It’s fee requesting extra info within the occasion you enact spoil up calling.
The advert’s gorgeous light on element, with 95 per cent of the description being a copy-pasted bunch of textual drawl material about what number of vehicles the seller has in stock, finance companies and products and diversified things that don’t passion us. Fortunately, there are a great deal of photos, exhibiting respectable bodywork performed in Rising Blue, a neat rotund leather interior, and 18-bolt wheels that hang escaped any excessive kerb damage. The latter if truth be told hang a rotund matching set of tyres, and appropriate ones at that – Michelin Pilot Sport 4s. Result!
As the vehicle substitute moves faraway from three-door vehicles (VW itself now no longer makes three-door versions of the Polo and Golf), the Scirocco is popping into an increasing number of tempting. Prices will proceed to drop, for constructive, but £5k or so appears to be like treasure ample fee for what you’re getting.