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City car comparison: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!

They may not be the cars teenagers have pinned to their bedroom walls, but the Fiat 500, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Micra and Volkswagen Up! are among the cheapest ways first-time drivers can get into a new car. Particularly when parents are often paying the bills, all four sub-light hatchbacks featured here cost $14,000 or less on the road, all are economical and all feature stability control and front and front-side airbags as standard...

Volkswagen Up! Review

The Volkswagen Up! has finally arrived in Australia with a starting price of $13,990.

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City car comparison: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!

They may not be the cars teenagers have pinned to their bedroom walls, but the Fiat 500, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Micra and Volkswagen Up! are among the cheapest ways first-time drivers can get into a new car. Particularly when parents are often paying the bills, all four sub-light hatchbacks featured here cost $14,000 or less on the road, all are economical and all feature stability control and front and front-side airbags as standard...

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Mk2 Golf GTI vs Up! GTI drag race - video

The new Volkswagen Up! GTI has been hailed as something of a spiritual successor to the Mk1 or Mk2 Golf GTI. It's light, makes a similar amount of power and, unlike the Polo and Golf GTI in Australia, is offered with a manual transmission. Which is faster, though? With 86kW on tap from a 1...

Volkswagen Up! R-Line revealed for Europe

The pint-sized Volkswagen Up! has been the latest model in the company's range to get its sporty R-Line treatment, filling the gap between the core range and the full-fat GTI variant. Offered as an optional package, the Up! R-Line gets a unique front bumper design with chrome fog-light surrounds, body coloured side sills, 'R-Line' badging, black roof and mirror caps, rear privacy glass, and 16-inch gloss-black alloy wheels...

Volkswagen GTI family faces off - video

With the recent addition of the Up! GTI, Volkswagen has hot hatch for essentially all tastes. But which one is quickest in a straight line? Along with the current Golf, Polo and Up! GTI, this video throws a bit of a curveball into the mix, in the form of a pre-facelift Golf GTI Clubsport S...

Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Polo, CC, Eos and Up! join Takata recall

Volkswagen has announced a multi-stage recall for 106,804 vehicles, after the Australian Federal Government yesterday announced a mandatory recall of vehicles fitted with Takata airbags. The company is at pains to mention none of these vehicles are fitted with the more dangerous 'alpha' inflators, and points out no current-generation cars are impacted...

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Volkswagen Up! Owner Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Up! review

Why an Up!? Well, a house purchase and renovation necessitated a cheap commuter. I was initially intent on a 500 or Panda with the emotive Twinair engine, but I couldn’t go past the Up! at the prices they were being offered. And yes, I will use the exclamation mark if I want to, if only to make our Pro_cee'd GT feel better about its automotive punctuation...

2012 Volkswagen Up! Review

I purchased my up! in late 2012. There is so much to love about this little VW. The 1.0 litre triple cylinder may be lacking in bottom end torque, but it is keen to rev and pulls the car along sweetly enough with a very pleasant warble from both under the bonnet and tailpipe. The interior remains tight and rattle free...

2012 Volkswagen Up! Review

I bought this up! around 12 months ago. I wanted the least expensive transport my ego could afford. The Fiat 500 Pop hadn't yet fallen to $14k driveaway, and I was underwhelmed by both the Micra and the Mirage. They both seemed like appliances you'd buy from a large discount department store. The up! won me over on first impressions...