One number that will stand out though, is the £28,445 price tag. Instead, an electronic XDS system (a £210 option) nips the front brakes to help turn-in, but over-enthusiastic cornering will result in speed-sapping understeer. • Best sports cars on sale Ease off a little and the front wheels find more bite, while the steering becomes more communicative. Astronomical levels of grip are twinned with responsive handling and so much feel you’re practically stroking the tarmac with your fingers. Peak power arrives at 6000rpm so there’s not much point in revving it right to the 6800rpm redline.
The ride is comfortable and some relatively powerful engines give you a lot of performance to play with.The VW Scirocco is actually very reasonably price to buy brand new, which is one of its wealth of plus points. Although the platform of the Golf (Rabbit) was used to underpin the new Scirocco, almost every part of the car was re-engineered in favour of a sportier new styling (penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro) which was sleeker and sportier than that of the Golf. Outward vision is compromised though, by the thick raked-back A-pillars at the front, and the sharply-rising beltline and back seat headrests at the rear. Comfort: Although the grey-black trim colours won’t be for everyone, the front seats have deep bolsters and give excellent lateral support for the upper body. The 140 bhp 2.0 TDI engine is also provided with the BlueMotion Technology package. Refinement: The Scirocco R emits a sporty exhaust burble at idle and masses of induction roar at full throttle.
Comfort mode should be made the default setting. Wayne Cunningham/CNET No hesitationSame as the sport seats, the Scirocco R’s flat-bottom steering wheel signaled its intentions. What if I have bad, or no, credit?