Volkswagen up! GTI hatchback owner reviews

“The Volkswagen up! GTI isn’t a thoroughbred performance car, but it has a strong engine and makes a fun, sporty and stylish runaround”

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

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Common Problems

  • Other (1 case)

Review 1 of 3

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Up GTI

Year

2019

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60
Tell us what you think about your car?
There cannot be many owners, who would part-exchange their two year old Fiat 500 Abarth 695 for an Up GTi, but that's exactly what i did, simply because the offer on the table was so good, i simply could not turn it down. I already own a Move Up 60hp, so i was not buying a VW Up for the first time. The main reasons for wanting an Up GTi were for its build quality and reliability. My Move Up has been totally reliable, and even though it's a bit slow, it covers long journey's with ease, and returns impressive fuel efficiency. The GTi model, represents great value for money, and driving it is more than a pleasure, with very cheap motoring guaranteed. The GTi is a step up in quality over my Move Up, and i've easily achieved in excess of 70mpg from it, over a long journey to South Wales. It's a car that improves on the already brilliant design of the standard VW Up, but with the added flair of driving enjoyment, and interior refinement.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Year

2018

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Tell us what you think about your car?
My up GTI has really strong engine performance, that's torquey and offers good economy. The smooth clutch, gearbox and steering make it easy to get on with - plus it has good accommodation for passengers and a good driving position. The only drawbacks, are the abysmal headlights on dipped beam and the 40 section tyres are extremely unforgiving on road irregularities.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

5 door

Year

2019

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car itself is ok. However the driver's seat is the worst I have ever had in a car. Think it’s designed for someone 6ft. The head rest that is fixed surely is illegal this should be a safety device. Not safe when it’s positioned wrong on your neck. The system for WiFi and bluetooth is the worst I have ever had. It works through you phone uses all your data. Think they have got shares in a phone company? Then if you don’t use the sat nav for a month you have to reconnect it. Very, very disappointed, wish I hadn’t bought it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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