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View Poll Results: Volkswagen Lupo GTI
Sub Zero 4 3.03%
Cool 45 34.09%
Uncool 47 35.61%
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Volkswagen Lupo GTI

This time we have a warm hatch.

Engine: 1.6 liter I4
Power: 125 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 112 lb·ft @ 3,000 rpm
0 - 60 mph acceleration: 8.3 seconds
Top speed: 127 mph
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the front just looks wrong...
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cool for me.
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cool
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No,No and No
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Re: Volkswagen Lupo GTI

i think cool, its the sort of car you would persuade t'other half to buy then nick it for a back road blast when shes out shopping
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Oh dear.


It's total schite with no redeeming features.
 
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It does nothing for me - uncool
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It looks like a special mobility car
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Re: Volkswagen Lupo GTI

Like the idea but 8.3 secs for a 1.6 in such a small car seems slow.

So, uncool for having the badge and not the substance.
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Normally small hot hatches are the very essence of cool, but this 'un doesn't quite cut it for me.

Uncool. Just.
 
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Re: Volkswagen Lupo GTI

That's why I didn't call this one a "hot" hatch, but a "warm" one.
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Oh puleeeeeze!
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Oh puleeeeeze!
Cute little thing.

Shame they replaced the Lupo with the ultra boring Fox
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Re: Volkswagen Lupo GTI

I actually really like that car. And that's coming from a VW hater... It's tiny and very purposeful. Probably the closest thing to a mk.1 GTI..
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a fast looking shopping trolley
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The only bit I like are the dash board light up blue

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Its ok ish, a bit girly though so uncool.

I would have voted for other if that was an option.
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Re: Volkswagen Lupo GTI

It's utterly, unredeemably dull.
What on earth is the point of a hot (or even warm) hatch which is dull?
Seriously uncool.
I can see why someone of a certain (boring in my opinion) frame of mind might pick a Lupo over a 500 say, but someone who would want an interesting car buying something like this? Want their head examining.
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What Bazza said..

Uncool.
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about as cool as your average STD.
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Re: Volkswagen Lupo GTI

it's meant to be an absolute scream to drive.

it looks innocuous, but has potential. A bit like a tiger cub. Cute and inoffensive to look at...but watch for the claws. Oh, and the very sharp teeth.

It was a bonkers moment of product inspiration at a time when VAG was going through one of its duller periods.

it's not trying to be even remotely cool, trendy, fashionable or of its time. Which immediately makes it ice cool.

It's a great joke. Take something as harmless as a Lupo. And lace it with iconic GTi status, based on sound principles; light weight car, big engine, tight handling.

It's off the scale cool, but it was cruelly shoved out of the limelight by more shouty-shouty small cars. That probably aren't nearly as much fun. Or as cool.

My shout? Mk1 and Mk2 Golf GTis are cool. The Polo GTis are not cool. The Lupo GTi is very, very, very cool.

An aside - I see a silver Lupo GTi every morning, driven by a lady of, shall we say, 'advancing years'; and by jimny you should see how she beams away as she whips that little GTi along! A speeding pensioner in a hot hatch, is as incongruous as a whopping engine in a Lupo. But both make me grin.

It's cool. :-)

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Re: Volkswagen Lupo GTI

Its that last paragraph Scudetto that makes it sooooo uncool. She's probably thinking 'If only they made a Honda Jazz GTi'

absolutely uncool (if it hadn't been a GTi I could see the coolness)
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noooooo! don't you get it bud? yes, she could have bought a Jazz, like all people of a certain age. but she chose a car just as compact as a jazz (yawn), just as cheap to run (yawn), yet drives like a tiger on its way to lunch.

A love of the fun stuff in life is is the coolest thing of all, no matter how old you are.
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noooooo! don't you get it bud? yes, she could have bought a Jazz, like all people of a certain age. but she chose a car just as compact as a jazz (yawn), just as cheap to run (yawn), yet drives like a tiger on its way to lunch.

A love of the fun stuff in life is is the coolest thing of all, no matter how old you are.
Perhaps in light of your own car you are a little biased.

P.S. The lights spoil it big time.
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