Cars with soul
Charming, exciting, quietly brilliant: the cars you don’t expect to love... Any we've missed?
Posted: 25 Mar 2013
VW Lupo GTI
Back in the bad, old days of the woeful MkIV Golf GTI, we had no inkling VW knew how to have fun. Then it went and created the rabid terrier that was the Lupo GTI. All these years later, there's never been a tougher, feistier urban hot hatch.
Years produced: 2000-2005
Country of origin: Germany
Fun fact: Early cars had a five-speed manual 'box, but you want a post-2002 six-speeder