Auto Express's running costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The tsi engine of the 160 engine has begun has begun to missfire at 16000 miles, a common early sign of further issues in this complex, notorious engine for issues and failures. the disc breaks had to be replaced at 5 months old from new due to excessive corrosion. unknown contributing factors to cause the early onset. Not as great an engine in terms of acceleration as reviews suggested. I ideally wanted more. nor is it economical when driven like miss daisy is in the back. so trading in for the new focus st.

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no problems with any of the mechanics, fittings, electrics etc. it is superbly built and to the highest quality. Servicing is reasonable in my view. mpg is average given the engine size, power output and compared to some of the new engines coming on stream that combine swift acceleration with mpgs in the 40's or even 50's.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Its a great Car... Well styled and great performance. The only down side is the average consumption. It stated 37 mpg on the promotional material.
The actual average is around 30mpg! It is a total head turner and brilliantly practical. Great boot space, and loads of room in the back for passengers.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Still turning heads on the street after almost a year of ownership, as it has striking looks and is still quite a rare sight. A great car to drive and own, with the diesel engine giving good economy for a sporty car.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only faults since owned are flat battery and headlight malfunctioning after changing a bulb (headlight unit replaced under warranty). Usual complaints about the price of fuel. parts for vw cars seem expensive too.

Cost: 2/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Its a car that's different, stylish yet reasonably practical. Performance matches its coupe styling yet it returns good economy and parts should readily available and not too expensive.
Overall its lots of fun.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A years ownership thus far and not a single reliability issue. 30mpg+ average is as good as I can expect for a 265bhp petrol hatch, and surprisingly/acceptably close to the manufacturer's claims.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problem with engine but had headlamp fail in 2011 replaced under warranty. Have had no repairs done (apart from headlamp above).since most of my driving is around town accept lower mpg.

Cost: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

This the first car I have ever owned that has resulted in people coming up to me to ask what it is and always attracts admiring glances where ever it goes. A wonderful car..

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A superb quality car which never fails to put a smile on your face every time you drive it. Had a bad day at work . . . just drive home and you can't fail to feel special.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I think it's a car that is always turning heads. I always look forward to getting behind the wheel and it makes the journeys to and from work an absolute pleasure!

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Have enjoyed every moment in my Scirocco, it has more than lived up to my expectations. The quality of a golf in a stunning body.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Love it in every way. Looks stunning, drives amazingly , low running costs and good depreciation values.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It hasn't let me down yet! Very economical - tank of fuel lasts 10 days to two weeks.

Cost: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

An all round sports coupe that drives well, always looks good and is economical too.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Dsg gearbox issues within 1st year - mechatronics replaced under warranty

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Suprisingly thirstly on petrol for a modern turbo engine.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Have had no trouble. Not as economical as I'd hoped.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Had no problems so far. No problems as yet. mpg ok.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very impressive to drive, economical and stylish.

Cost: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Brilliant car. Does everything perfectly.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent. Ok but lower mpg than expected.

Cost: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

fantastic car great upgrade from a golf

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Mpg much much lower than advertised.

Cost: 3/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Beautifully made and very stylish

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Everything i expected and more.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Tyres are very expensive.

Cost: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

roughly what i expected

Cost: 3/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent car

Cost: 5/5