Reply to post: Re: wot?

VW's Scirocco diesel: A sheep in Wolfsburg’s clothing

Roadcrew

Re: wot?

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.

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