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Hi Alan. I really fancy a GT also. Just imagine what that little 1.0 litre engine will sound like with a turbo fitted! It should sound glorious, like a 911 turbo!!!
I really love my High Up! BMT, but I've been thinking about replacing in about a years time for the GT.



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Well i should see a lot of difference as my move up is only 60HP. I love its 3 cylinder growl so i anticipate the GT being awesome. My up is on a PCP so i will be relying on VW allowing me to upgrade early.Edited by: AlanG
 

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Hi Alan. Upgrading shouldn't be a problem. I'm on PCP and when I placed my order the salesman said I would get a letter about 18 months from collection day, asking if I want to upgrade, so hopefully it will be possible. They should offer a reasonable deal. Citroen offered us a good deal on a new Berlingo after 18 months, but we declined as ours is as high a spec as they do.


You'll certainly notice the difference in power then if you get a GT




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The up!GT will no doubt be great fun when it finally arrives and it was my plan to trade up to one next year, but I increasingly fear that VW are going to set too high a price for the car.

If it does turn out to be £15k, a discounted Fiesta ST will be about the same and a Zetec S with the 1 litre 125bhp EcoBoost engine can be had for less than £12k currently.
 

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That is true but it's still a Dagenem dustbin. I'd rather pay the extra any day of the week for a decent car. My family and I have owned Fords over the years, and they were alldire (Escort, KA, Focus, Fiesta, Mondeo). We suffered constantly with mechanical issues, water leaks, rust, poor build quality etc, etc. They seemed to be off the road more than on it. Myself personally, I will never touch one again. I know you pay for it but give me decent quality any day.



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Every day for the last month I check for the latest news... So much so that I've moved on to thinking about an Up GTI.

The spec is the same as the GT but with a firmer-ride resulting in better-handling as well as being stripped out like the 106 Rallye. Think of it as a limited edition model. I think the GTI tag can continue to be a cash cow so why not use it properly with a sly wink at the MK1 Golf?

Then there's the Up R. Think GT but with a bigger turbo and go-faster spoilers etc.
 

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I don't think it will be anything like £13500 though. If a basic Rock Up is £13000 , I reckon it will be the wrong side of £15000.
 

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Hold up there!!!!. I have both cars (Fiesta Titanium 1.0 & High UP!). If the Ford is a Dagenham dustbin then I'm afraid the UP! is A Slovakian skip!!!!Both are actually very good little cars. The Ford is more "grown up" than the UP!, is more refined, has a better Chassis and smoother engine. The UP is better packaged, has better fuel consumption, more "character" and is probably better value for money. I bought both six months ago and thus far both have been faultless.
 

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kentdevonfranceman said:
Hold up there!!!!. I have both cars (Fiesta Titanium 1.0 & High UP!). If the Ford is a Dagenham dustbin then I'm afraid the UP! is A Slovakian skip!!!!Both are actually very good little cars. The Ford is more "grown up" than the UP!, is more refined, has a better Chassis and smoother engine. The UP is better packaged, has better fuel consumption, more "character" and is probably better value for money. I bought both six months ago and thus far both have been faultless.
Agreed,, my son has a Fiesta 1litre Titanium X. Superb car and a peach of an engine which returns mid 50 mpg all day long and has a lovely soundtrack, with a superb chassis and handling..
 
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