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Greetings from Melbourne, Australia.
Im Mitch or as my friends call me "Mitchell Von Snitzel"
I picked up my Up! last night and i am wrapped with it. I was driving a Holden Calais (you may need google to know what it is, its Australian GM)with a 5.0 litre V8 getting 14.5Litres of fuel to every 100kms (about 16MPG). I am a Real Estate Agent in Melbournes inner western and northern suburbs so i needed a small, economical car that was cheap to buy new and not a Kia or Hyundai. Holden used to import corsas as Barinas but now they import the sh*ty Daewoo/Chev small car and thats the current barina and it is terrible.

In Australia VW has stopped selling the Up! as of this year due to poor sales. I managed to save $4,500 on my new car and got it for $12990 drive away taxes and everything included. Pretty **** cheap for what it is.
I dont know about whats standard in Euro models but here we have just one model and then an option list. I only got the Maps and More as this car is for business and i wanted it as cheap as possible. You could get comfort and style packs.
Standard features
air con
heater
electric windows n mirrors
CD Player

Crash mitigation systemremote central locking

all normal safety features like ABS ESC etc.


I plan totint the windows dark, gloss black vinyl roof, BBS RS wheels in Red with polished lip and lower it 30-40mm. Thatll do as its a work car and i still want to build up My Calais V8.
 

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Hi Mitch,

or "Herr von Schnitzel" ...


The up! configs in Europe differ from country to country.
Germany has most puristic basic versions but most models, motor variants and extras ...

Hope the M&M maps for Australia are as good as they are here in Germany.
I think M&M provides fantastic features - and with a 32GB microSD card, it contains my 5000 favorite songs ...

I have all "drive assistent extras" in my black 4 door version.

I love the tornado red you have. Well; at least the dash in my black up! is red, too.
 

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You guys have different engines?!?!? We are a tiny market so we have a 55KW 1 litre 5 speed manual and thats it. I love it but I cant help but think of what it would be like with a small TDI manual. Yeah the red is fantastic. I had the choice of white or red because I needed immediate delivery as my Calais gearbox crapped itself. I want to gloss black vinyl the interior doors where they are red, it doesnt match the rest of the grey black interior.
 

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Not "different", but some engines are only available in some countries ...
The high up! is only available with 75 bhp/PS (55 kW) in England as far as I know, while the move up! has 60 bhp/PS (44 kW) there???

In Germany you can get the 60 or 75 bhp/PS for every move up! / high up! and also the "blue motion technology" (eco-tec???) versions. With the ASG thi makes six different motors for the move up! and high up!in Germany. The take up! is only available with 44 kW (normal or BMT - and no ASG).

There is no TDI version!
The "smaller" 44kW would have been the alternative to your 55kW ...
 

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Snitzel et all,

Given that the Up started out at AU$18,000 for the base model with manual only, GUARANTEED that it would fail with entry level buyers that are usually females wanting auto transmissions.

Saw a demo unit at the local dealer: BARLOWORLD still with $18K PLUS ORC on the screen.
Still too close to POLO.

David
 

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David yeah my thoughts exactly. It had little chance of survival but it did for a few years. I'm glad at how much I got mine for and how good it is. 4 days and 350kms so far and loving it. I did 100kms today and averaged 3.7L per 100km which was very surprising but that's the computer telling me and I'm skeptical of trip computers accuracy.
 

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Hi and welcome Mitch.
You will really notice the difference in fuel costs/use.
Traded my VE Commodore for my Up!
Was averaging about 10-11 per 100 kms.
Now with my Up! its around 4.5 - 5 per 100 kms.
Yeah, Premium Petrol does cost abit more than regular unleaded, but you make up for that in distance travelled.
l have a dark blue Up! with Comfort Pack and M&M.
Have had it now for about 10 months and love driving it.
 

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Thanks down under. Yeah never with my old calais would I get change after filling a full tank of premium and getting coffee would I get change out of $60 haha. Do you use 100, 98 or 95 octane? Notice any difference.
 

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Hi Mitch,

l used Shell V-Power which is 98.
l use Coles fuel voucher, so it's 4 cents off.
As my fill ups are long time apart, am quite happy to use the 98.
 

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Hey snitzel,

I was lucky enough to have spent a month in Oz earlier this year. I was kindly given the use of a Toyota Camry for length of my stay. A common car over in Oz, but never sold in the UK. Having been used to small European cars I really missed my Up! and I sure missed the economy of the car too! I did see a few Up!s in Queensland! Shame the up! Is no longer available down under because its a great cheap runaround.
 
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