Upmeister said:I think the 75kg difference in weight isn't because the Citigo is lighter - VW include 75kg in their kerb weight for a driver and it looks as though Skoda (or Auto Express) haven't.
I was like that for 30 years but I think the VW mystique is less deserved these days. Skoda are seen as the best built of the VW group cars so the result is not such a surprise.bugbabe34 said:Definitely. I wouldn't drive a Skoda unless it was debadged, I agree that that is quite bad of me.Actually I wouldn't drive anything other than a VW anyway. Haven't done for over 20 years.
What a strange thing to test. We know the Up in 5'th gear at 50mph has the characteristics of an arthritic tortoise. The nature of the engine is that you have to rev it to get some grunt, so why not measure 50-70mph in third which would make far more sense. No-one but a fool would try to overtake a car at 50mph in 5'th unless there was a long long long stretch of road free of oncoming vehicles, and even then you risk dying of an age related illness before you get past. Could this be a case of journalists who do not usually drive small cars, and they are not used to the engines?move up! said:The Citigo was also quickest at the test track, taking 17.8 seconds to cover 50-70 mph in fifth - nearly two second less than the up!. This extra turn of speed could be because the Skoda is 64 Kg/75 Kg lighter than the VW.