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A little review of our Up Tsi

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    Posted: 06 Jan 2018 at 7:53am
Here's a little review of our experience so far of our High Up Tsi.

We picked up our car on 7 December.

We pushed the boat out on the spec, so it's got all the options except a height adjustable passenger seat. It also has the standard wheels.

In summary, we LOVE it!

Our previous car was a 2013 mini cabrio cooper d. It was excellent fun and I do like convertibles - hence opting for the panoramic roof option on the up! However it was not very practical - with a dog, grandchildren and an ageing mum to accommodate.

The internal space for the size of car is amazing - much more room for passengers and luggage than the mini despite being quite a bit smaller on the outside. Bags of room for Grainne, our Irish Terrier, in the boot.

We both are very happy with the driving position and the comfy seats.

And it is a whole 0.1 seconds quicker to 60 than the mini! Well at least on paper. I got some really useful comments on here about how to treat the engine from new (thanks again). After much agonising I decided we should go with the advice from the owners manual and keep the revs down for the first 1000 miles. We will shortly have done that many miles - I'm very much looking forward to giving it some revs ( though as some have said, the performance of the engine up to a modest 3000 revs is pretty impressive!).

I did change the speakers in the front of the car - tweeters and mains in the door panels. The sound quality before was pretty good, but for my ears, it's now even better.

The only complaint I have - and I know I'm not on my own on this - is the Maps and More app. The sat nav is just too basic for me. Is it really the case that it doesn't allow access to contacts from your phone (iphone in my case), and that you can't access previous destinations? So that you have to input addresses manually every time? We'll be sticking to Google maps thank you!

We still LOVE it though!

Ian




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Hi Ian, pleased to read that you are enjoying your new fully loaded purchase. I’m still running mine in would you believe and have not hit 600 miles yet. So busy with things around the house and work, limited opportunity to stretch its legs.

I currently have a Samsung Edge S7 and the app connects to my contacts fine. Regarding the sat-nav, it also saves previous destinations too. I am unable to recall off-hand how to access this, but will try to find a window over the weekend to confirm.
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Since purchasing our tsi back in September we have now covered around 2500 miles and have loved every mile of it, it just seems to tick all the boxes so looking forward to a long lasting ownership with it.........Thumbs Up


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Ours is at around 5,500 miles now and so far it's been a great choice. The TSI engine transforms the UP. It's a brilliant engine, so flexible, and quick enough when you're in the mood (still toying with a remap to 130bhp though).
I'm not over stating things when I say it's a spiritual successor to our Mk1 Golf GTi
It's so much better than the so called "city car" description would imply. Comfortable and refined on B roads or motorways. And the packaging, as you say, is excellent.
Fuel economy isn't as good as I'd hoped but still OK at 48mpg ish.

In its class (and I'm not looking through rose tinted glasses or being a VW fanboy) it's way ahead of its competitors in most areas. Certainly the important areas
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Plus one to this. Thumbs Up

Originally posted by Ed463 Ed463 wrote:

Ours is at around 5,500 miles now and so far it's been a great choice. The TSI engine transforms the UP. It's a brilliant engine, so flexible, and quick enough when you're in the mood (still toying with a remap to 130bhp though).
I'm not over stating things when I say it's a spiritual successor to our Mk1 Golf GTi
It's so much better than the so called "city car" description would imply. Comfortable and refined on B roads or motorways. And the packaging, as you say, is excellent.
Fuel economy isn't as good as I'd hoped but still OK at 48mpg ish.

In its class (and I'm not looking through rose tinted glasses or being a VW fanboy) it's way ahead of its competitors in most areas. Certainly the important areas
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Cheers Darren - I'd certainly be interested to know if the sat nav can work effectively. Though I think I'm unlikely to be tempted away from Google maps tbh.

Just come back from a couple of hours driving on country back roads - very nice handling and acceleration. As has been said here I think, you've got all you're going to get out of the engine by 5000 revs, so a bit pointless to go beyond that.
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