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Come on then guys, it was a car i briefly looked at before getting my
Bora but as it was relatively new it was way out of my price range.

I still love the look of them and prices have come down a bit so what do you guys think?

It would have to be in blue though (i'm sure they are availble in blue?)
 

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My wife has one and I love the car, goes like stink, handles well, sounds superb - it has a really class induction note and the lights are awesome, even better than the Xenons in my MKV.

Raven Blue is available and looks superb, but rare. If we changed it before the production stops that would be the next colour.

Have embarrassed quite a few large cars when they look in the mirror and see I am still there after they boot it.

The only issue I have is tyres, they are a wierd size 205x45x15, only two companys make them, Dunlop - no grip, and Toyo which I have just replaced the four on the car last week ?293 [:O]. You could always change the rims to 16"

There is a good forum HERE if you are looking more advice

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Thanks Mike, yeah Raven Blue would be the colour i was after. Just a
bit dissapointed with the performance after reading some of those
posts. It seems they are as fast as a 150 1.8T (or my V5 for that
matter @ 150bhp) and as they are N/A cannot be remapped for much more
power.

I'll see what happens to the price over the next few months. Are VW still making them?
 

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Are VW still making them?
When the Fox, the Lupo replacement, comes to the UK, which I think is later this year, production of the GTI will stay at Wolfsburg into next year. Not sure when it will stop. I was hoping for, a last one off the production line special, with all the extras.

There are a bit difficult to extract any more power out off, although there is one with a 1.8T engine floating about. Someone ran one in the Volkswaken Racing Cup a couple of years back, it was beating R32's and Beetle RSI's.
 

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Always liked these myself,and have been thinking of getting one as a third vehicle.

Prices seem a bit high though,and having seen the club lupo website,they do not seem to sell!!

I am sure if i could get one with leather for a sensible price i would have it.

I say buy one...........................and if you do,let me know what you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I was looking intop getting one abouta month ago. VW are no longer
producing the Lupo Gti. The only ones available are what is in group
stock. From what I remeber their where only silver or black ones left,
none with leather.
 

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I still desire one of these.

I don't know why, but i love everything about them. I am seriously considering getting one in replacement for our current Polo when funds allow. I have not driven one yet, as i fear i will really enjoy it. My only question is, how the engine copes with the air con i.e. does it seriously hinder the performance? I would need one with air con.

I must be mad to be considering one, as i have two kids, although as a second car to the Passat, it doesn't really need to be that big, just enough. The boot in them is less than tiny though. Does that make the Polo Gti a better option, same engine etc, etc, but it just doesn't appeal so much.

I begrudge paying a lot for one as they are such a small car, i wouldn't pay more than about ?6-7k for one.
 

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The Lupo can now be remapped (or piggybacked if I'm honest) and with a
zorst and filter, you're probably looking at about 135bhp, which is
enough to trouble plenty of cars. The standard power varies wildly too.
Someone a couple of years ago on ClubLupo, had their GTI RR'd and on a
group day and it managed 138bhp or something!

Don't be fooled by the Polo GTI. The engine isn't quite the same, but
more importantly, they weigh about 1300kg! My Arosa Sport (which is
25bhp down) can run faster 1/4 miles than one. I've seen many Lupo GTIs
running high 15s though, which is highly respectable, considering they
loose steam at higher speeds.
 

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The Lupo GTI is a fabulous car. Possibly one of the most entertaining cars ever to be produced by VW. Nearly bought one instead of my R32. Huguely entertaining and sound fantastic.
 

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Damn, you guys are really tempting me now! I'm much more interested after reading all the good things you've said about it!
 

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Don't be fooled by the Polo GTI. The engine isn't quite the same, but
more importantly, they weigh about 1300kg! My Arosa Sport (which is
25bhp down) can run faster 1/4 miles than one. I've seen many Lupo GTIs
running high 15s though, which is highly respectable, considering they
loose steam at higher speeds.
I wouldn't write off the Polo GTi, the engine is almost identical
depending on which year the Polo is as the older one's are slightly
less restrictive and put out a little bit more emissions. Not only
that, they weigh 1086kg, not 1300kg. Considering an Arosa Sport does
0-60 almost 1.5 secs slower than a Polo (quoting standard figures) and
i know of one GTi which did the 1/4 mile in 16.1s, i know a GTi would
whip an Arosa Sport.

It's still a quick car despite the weight and i've embarrased a few
cars with a lot more muscle by being stuck to their back bumber as they
try and deck it away from me.
 

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I love them.... a small fast agile pocket rocket, and its a VW which is great!

If only they werent so small, i'd have one in an instant... i doubt a
6'2" stocky bloke looks great in one. Only insurance group eleven too!
 

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That's what always worries me, 6'2" and 16 stone. [:$]

That's why I let my wife drive it, 5'8" and blonde, much more attractive but tends to wind a lot of people up [;)]
 

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I wouldn't write off the Polo GTi, the engine is almost identical
depending on which year the Polo is as the older one's are slightly
less restrictive and put out a little bit more emissions. Not only
that, they weigh 1086kg, not 1300kg. Considering an Arosa Sport does
0-60 almost 1.5 secs slower than a Polo (quoting standard figures) and
i know of one GTi which did the 1/4 mile in 16.1s, i know a GTi would
whip an Arosa Sport.

It's still a quick car despite the weight and i've embarrased a few
cars with a lot more muscle by being stuck to their back bumber as they
try and deck it away from me.
Fair enough. The weight figure I had was only through word of mouth, so
it probably is wrong. Is the 1086kg the quoted weight though, because
if so, in reality it will weigh more than that. The Lupo GTI is quoted
at about 980kg or something like that, but I know of someone who had
their car on the scales at Donnington, and it was reading 1050kg or
similar. If you have A/C and a few other options it can add weight.

I know of a standard Lupo Sport that can run 16.7s and I personally
have done a 17.2 with a load of stuff in the boot and a full tank. Book
time may be 9.9s 0-60, but it's more like 8.8. Lupo GTI is around 7.5
if you time it too.
 

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I wouldn't write off the Polo GTi, the engine is almost identical depending on which year the Polo is as the older one's are slightly less restrictive and put out a little bit more emissions. Not only that, they weigh 1086kg, not 1300kg. Considering an Arosa Sport does 0-60 almost 1.5 secs slower than a Polo (quoting standard figures) and i know of one GTi which did the 1/4 mile in 16.1s, i know a GTi would whip an Arosa Sport.

It's still a quick car despite the weight and i've embarrased a few cars with a lot more muscle by being stuck to their back bumber as they try and deck it away from me.
Fair enough. The weight figure I had was only through word of mouth, so it probably is wrong. Is the 1086kg the quoted weight though, because if so, in reality it will weigh more than that. The Lupo GTI is quoted at about 980kg or something like that, but I know of someone who had their car on the scales at Donnington, and it was reading 1050kg or similar. If you have A/C and a few other options it can add weight.

I know of a standard Lupo Sport that can run 16.7s and I personally have done a 17.2 with a load of stuff in the boot and a full tank. Book time may be 9.9s 0-60, but it's more like 8.8. Lupo GTI is around 7.5 if you time it too.
Remeber the Polo is coming out in 1.8t form at the end of the year. Thats going to give the power-to-weight a big boost
 
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