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When I took my up! White into the dealer this morning for a checkup, I did a double take because I spotted what I thought was another up! on the forecourt.


On closer inspection though, it was a Skoda Citigo, so out of curiosity, I had a furtive look...


It's pretty much identical inside, complete with M&M although the outside varies a little more with straighter rear windows and a less pretty 'smile' than the up! but all in all, I much prefer my lovely little VW up!


I think the Citigo was aspiring to be an up! too as it was lurking on the VW forecourt rather than the Skoda dealership over the road!
 

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Skoda is much more colour sensitive than the up, looks good as a 5 door in certain colours but why have cava when you can have champagne !
 

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Privatedoc said:
Skoda is much more colour sensitive than the up, looks good as a 5 door in certain colours but why have cava when you can have champagne !

Well said
 

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Best of all, when you shut the door it sounds just like a golf !
 

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Privatedoc said:
Best of all, when you shut the door it sounds just like a golf !



Incidentally, I've seen the latest ads for the Citigo, but I've never seen any advertising for the up! whatsoever. Was there ever a campaign?
 

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Not in uk yet, can sell all they make....Citigo add is very odd...communication device? Eh?
 

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Hmmm I thought that about their ad. I had to rewind it to take another look. You don't really get to see too much of the car.

It's nice I know that VW don't need to advertise. Keeps the people not in the know looking, pointing and asking "what's that?"
 

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Incidentally, I've seen the latest ads for the Citigo, but I've never seen any advertising for the up! whatsoever. Was there ever a campaign?

I saw the ad twice (I ordered mine on the basis of one ad) but that was ages ago. Presumably they've stopped it because what's the point of wasting money on advertising when the up! appears to be selling itself!
 

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Incidentally, I've seen the latest ads for the Citigo, but I've never seen any advertising for the up! whatsoever. Was there ever a campaign?

I've finally finished watching Homeland off the box and noticed the tv ad during an episode.

It was all about small being the new big and had flashbacks to an 80's phone, 80's boombox, 70's sideburns etc.

It had no mention of the car and no pictures of it until the very end where there was a picture of a white take (I think) up!.

Rubbish advert, great car. Like has been said, I think they must've pulled the advertising as it's a waste of money. I'm not seeing any ads for umbrellas but I bet they are selling like hot cakes (and no ads for them either!) at the moment to.

Brilliant show to, a slow start but got going really well after 4 or 5 episodes but (spoiler alert!) unravelled a bit in the final episode to make way for a second season.
 

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The local dealers have brought some Seat Mii's for test drive to our offices. I went to check up on one yesterday as i was mistaking it for an Up! aswell... But have to say VW stands for better quality, you can really feel it even if the exterior might be almost identical (the Seats front end does look a bit different though).

Can there actually be that much of a difference between the different brand versions of the same platform?
 

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are the materials different?, does vw spec more sound deadening panels? who knows......perhaps its just our perceived brand differences. there is no doubt in my mind that if the actual parts are different, there may be a quality difference but where the bit is the same i.e. door panel etc it would be folly to have differing parts.

I seem to remember most parts in the past were stamped VW/audi/seat into the plastic but I think its all just stamped VAG now.
 

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Is this the advert you spotted?

[TUBE]YWRaV-OIYFM[/TUBE]


Have to say I was a big fan of homeland as well
Looking forward to the next season now
 

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ZillUp said:
The local dealers have brought some Seat Mii's for test drive to our offices. I went to check up on one yesterday as i was mistaking it for an Up! aswell... But have to say VW stands for better quality, you can really feel it even if the exterior might be almost identical (the Seats front end does look a bit different though).

Can there actually be that much of a difference between the different brand versions of the same platform?

No - esp' on cheap cars like these where every cent counts. There is no qualitative difference across the 3 cars so I do not understand how you can feel the difference.

Essentially VAG have developed a platform that they have tweaked very slightly across 3 brands each with different consumer followings. This ensures maximum penetration across the whole small car market.

Marketeers - clever people!
 

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Marketing....The devils profession!

delivery for us getting closer VWXYZ build next week! yippee
 

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Elb said:
Privatedoc said:
Best of all, when you shut the door it sounds just like a golf !



Incidentally, I've seen the latest ads for the Citigo, but I've never seen any advertising for the up! whatsoever. Was there ever a campaign?
Actually there was a very brief campaign. Most people have never even heard of the UP when I mention it, but when I show them what one is they all like it. I am somewhat wishing I had opted for the Citigo just because of slightly less cost and it is not a bad little car and I actually like the front end.
 

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citigo ad was on 3 times last night here in Scotland during country house rescue and the hotel inspector

there always seems to be an increase in car and insurance ads in july despite the new reg being sept rather than aug nowadays.
 

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ZillUp said:
The local dealers have brought some Seat Mii's for test drive to our offices. I went to check up on one yesterday as i was mistaking it for an Up! aswell... But have to say VW stands for better quality, you can really feel it even if the exterior might be almost identical (the Seats front end does look a bit different though).

Can there actually be that much of a difference between the different brand versions of the same platform?
It has to be said, when it comes to the quality of the plastics Seat are not great but Skoda seemed to have had access to the top shelf stuff which is great.
 
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