Volkswagen Lupo 1998

This generation of Volkswagen Lupo has been produced from October, 1998 to June, 2005. We can provide information about 10 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with six petrol engines with displacement from 1.0 to 1.6 litres and power of from 50 to 125 horsepower un three diesel engines with displacement from 1.2 to 1.7 litres and power of from 60 to 75 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (7 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Lupo 1998 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 4.9 to 7.5 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 3 to 4.4 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volkswagen Lupo 1998 petrol engine version is Volkswagen Lupo 1.4 16V FSI, consuming 4.9 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volkswagen Lupo 1998 diesel - Volkswagen Lupo 1.2 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 3 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volkswagen Lupo real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 13 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +7% for petrol engines and +18% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volkswagen Lupo modification.

Volkswagen Lupo 1998 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 118 to 180 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 81 to 119 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Lupo with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Lupo 1.4 16V FSI which produces an average of 118 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Lupo diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Lupo 1.2 TDI - 81 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8.5 seconds has Volkswagen Lupo 1.6 16V GTI version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Lupo 1.0 reaching this speed only in 17.7 seconds. The maximum top speed is 205 km/h for the 1.6 petrol 4-cylinder 125 hp version (Volkswagen Lupo 1.6 16V GTI).

Lenght of Volkswagen Lupo is 353 cm, it is very small car. Volkswagen Lupo gross weight is from 1210 to 1450 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 11 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Volkswagen Lupo trunk space is 130 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 860 litres.

This Volkswagen (VW) is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1100 €. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Lupo repair costs are 180 € per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Lupo 1998 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1600 € cost per year and 0.19 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 50%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 31% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volkswagen Lupo for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volkswagen Lupo prices and costs.

Volkswagen Lupo modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Volkswagen Lupo 1998 1.0

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.0 Petrol 50 HP 5.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Lupo 1999 1.2 TDI Nov 1999 — Jun 2005

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.2 Diesel 61 HP 3.0 l/100km Automatic (5)
Volkswagen Lupo 2001 1.4 Jan 2001 — Jun 2005 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Lupo 1998 1.4 16V 75 Hp 1.4 Petrol 75 HP 6.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Lupo 1998 1.4 16V 75 Hp Automatic 1.4 Petrol 75 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Volkswagen Lupo 1999 1.4 16V 100 Hp Oct 1999 — Jun 2005 1.4 Petrol 100 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Lupo 2003 1.4 16V FSI Mar 2003 — Jan 2004

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.4 Petrol 105 HP 4.9 l/100km Automatic (5)
Volkswagen Lupo 1999 1.4 TDI Oct 1999 — Jun 2005

Most powerfull diesel version (75 HP)

1.4 Diesel 75 HP 4.3 l/100km Manual (5)
Volkswagen Lupo 2002 1.6 16V GTI Sep 2002 — Jun 2005

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds

1.6 Petrol 125 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (6)
Volkswagen Lupo 1998 1.7 SDI 1.7 Diesel 60 HP 4.4 l/100km Manual (5)

Volkswagen Lupo safety

During safety testing Volkswagen Lupo has obtained 4 stars from five, which means good safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volkswagen Lupo is evaluated with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Volkswagen Lupo got two stars.

Volkswagen Lupo prices

Volkswagen Lupo 1998 - 2005 hatchback price in Latvia is from 500 € to 2000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Lupo price is above average - Volkswagen Lupo is approximately for 8 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 1998 - 2005 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Lupo 2005 price 800 € 1200 € 1500 €
Volkswagen Lupo 2004 price 900 € 1100 € 1500 €
Volkswagen Lupo 2003 price 1000 € 1500 € 2000 €
Volkswagen Lupo 2002 price 900 € 1200 € 1800 €
Volkswagen Lupo 2001 price 700 € 1100 € 1600 €
Volkswagen Lupo 2000 price 500 € 1200 € 1600 €
Volkswagen Lupo 1999 price 900 € 900 € 1000 €
Volkswagen Lupo 1998 price 600 € 900 € 1200 €

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Volkswagen Lupo reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volkswagen Lupo reliability is above average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2016 defects were detected in an average of 28.1 percent of Volkswagen Lupo of this generation (on average 15 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 31.4%.

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Volkswagen Lupo 1998 features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Lupo with corresponding feature (option)

Adjustable steering wheel
55%
Metallic paint
37%
Conditioning
25%

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Volkswagen Lupo reviews

Volkswagen Lupo 2003 Petrol 1.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:93`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 350 € (~ 175 € per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
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   female, age 29
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