I just traded in my 10 yr. old Lupo for an up! As far as I'm concerned it was definitely an "up" grade. The up is every thing the Lupo should have been. It's ride comfort, handling and road worthiness are far superior than that of the Lupo.jack90safc said:just seen a silver up in Darlington and it doesn't look that appetising in the real world. think a lupo will be getting bought instead
Take a look at other colours. Whilst not wanting to be rude to silver Up owners, I was not keen on the silver, somthing about the way it defines the shape. I'm not sure that the Lupo has that the Up lacks. I think the Up has significantly better fuel economy, a more modern engine, more space inside, and it is brand new.jack90safc said:just seen a silver up in Darlington and it doesn't look that appetising in the real world. think a lupo will be getting bought instead
The Up is the first time in a long while that VW has been competing on equal terms with the competition in the city car market segment. I'm not convinced it is revolutionary in that there are other small cars with similar mpg and performance. What the Up does is improve on them on most fronts. So it has more interior space than most, and matches a Ford Fiesta which is in the SuperMini class. It has a decent boot, almost matching a VW Polo. It matches the mpg of the Toyota Aygo and siblings. It has a smoother quieter ride than most if not all. It has a decent quality albeit basic interior that is better than most in its class. So you get class leading City Car economy with super mini space and ride quality.Manacee said:I wouldn't have given the Lupo a first look never mind a second as it was just another small car in a sea of small cars. The up! seems to have taken a giant leap forward for small cars in comparison to the likes of the Fiat 500, Panda, Twingo, Clio, Aygo/C1/10-whatever, Smart, IQ etc.
It even seems a massive leap away from the Lupo and Fox.
A bold statement I know but I reckon it might just be the nearest thing to a classic for VW since the Mk1 Golf.....time will tell. It might just be another nice car.