Well, it's "not quick" for a 2+2 with that amount of horsepower (148bhp) and truly stonking torque (250 ft-lbs), not to mention the ridiculous price - but yes, 8.6 seconds is more than enough to keep up with the traffic!
The reason for the missing performance is the serious obesity - a ton and a half.
What? That's two 5-door 5-seat Maestros.
I could not claim that Austin-Rover production quality was even... err... adequate?
But our rusty, rattly, but beloved A-series Maestro HL was no porker, and this VW clearly is.
What a pity.
Nice to see a reference to the truly mighty Leonard Setright. Great chap.