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    up! FAQ

    Australian Specific FAQ
    - Why is there not an Automatic [automated manual (ASG)] option? automated manual? see article here Source - GoAuto
    - How much is VW Servicing going to cost me? VW Capped Price Servicing for the up!
    - How much is the up! up! Pricing Revealed
    - Anyone driven the up! up! has anyone else driven it?


    European Specifications
    -ASSISTANCE AND VEHICLE DYNAMIC SYSTEMS: ESP electronic stabilisation programme, anti-lock brake system, City Emergency Braking, ParkPilot (rear).

    -BLUEMOTION TECHNOLOGY: Includes stop/start system, battery regeneration and tyres optimised for low rolling resistance

    -CARGO CAPACITY: 251 to 951 litres

    -Cd VALUE: Cd 0.32; Cd x A = 0.67

    -CO2 EMISSIONS: 79 g/km to 108 g/km

    -COLOURS: 4 solid paints (“white”, “pure white”, “light blue”, “red”); 3 metallic paints (“light silver”, “dark silver”, “dark blue”); 1 pearl effect paint (“black pearl”)

    -DIMENSIONS:
    3,540 mm length
    1,641 mm width without door mirrors
    1,910 mm width with door mirrors
    1,478 mm height
    2,420 mm wheelbase
    585 mm front overhang
    535 mm rear overhang

    -DRIVE TYPE: Front-wheel drive

    -ENGINES – PETROL: 44 kW / 60 PS & 55 kW / 75 PS

    -FUEL CAPACITY OF 1.0 MPI: 35 litres petrol; theoretical range up to 833 km, depending on specific engine

    -FUEL CONSUMPTION RANGE: 4.2 l/100 km to 4.7 l / 100 km (Super unleaded 98RON)

    -PRODUCTION SITE: Bratislava plant (Slovakia)

    -RUNNING GEAR: Front – MacPherson-type suspension with wheel-guiding struts and triangular transverse links. Rear – semi-independent suspension. Optional sport chassis (ride height lowered by 15 mm)

    -STANDARD TRANSMISSION: 5-speed manual gearbox

    -STYLING: Walter de Silva (Group) & Klaus Bischoff (Brand)

    -TORSIONAL RIGIDITY: 19,800 Nm/degree (best in class)

    -WEIGHT OF take up!, 44 KW / 60 PS: 929 kg (EU kerb weight)

    -WHEELS:
    14-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers with 165 tyres,
    15-inch alloy wheels in “spoke” or “waffle” style with 185 tyres,
    16-inch alloy wheels in “classic” or “triangle” style with 185 tyres
    Last edited by phaeton; 07-10-2012 at 07:41 AM.
    - Ben

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    2008 Jetta 2.0L FSI

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    I came across an internal VW document detailing terminology relating to the Up!

    After refueling - Fed Up!

    Profit margin - Mark Up!

    Vehicle locked - Shut Up!

    Vehicle written off - Totally ****ed Up!

    Sold with Convenience Pack - Top Up!

    Concourse d'elegance - Round Up!

    When towing - Hold Up!

    Manufacture - Make Up! (aka Build Up!)

    What VW wants customer to do - Pick Up!

    Service - Tune Up!

    Under car cover - Covered Up!

    After detail - Clean Up!

    In a school zone - CantaloUp!

    Jokes concerning - Mock Up!

    Conversion rate - Take Up!

    At wreckers / Advertised for sale - Break Up!
    Last edited by Arnold; 03-09-2014 at 01:44 AM.

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    Maintenance Items

    Now (2022) that the Up's have been around since 2012, a common failure is the alternator ... OEM VW about $900

    Bosch alternative part# F000BL06A0 about $400 off eBay. I recently fitted 1 and it works great.
    Current: 2023 MY23 T-Roc R Lapiz Blue + Beats Audio + Black pack 2018 MY19 Golf R manual Lapiz Blue + DAP) 2018 MY18 Golf 110TSI (150TSI) Trendline manual White2014 Amarok TSI Red (tuned over 200kw + lots of extras) 2013 Up! manual Red 2017 Polo GTI manual Black Previous VWs and some others ...

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    I also have a 2012 Up! with 190k on the clock - works great
    $60 takes me about 625km

    By now most Up!'s would have had one or two timing belts, a set of shocks and a water pump
    2012.1 Skoda Octavia VRS DSG Wagon - Carbonio cold air intake and pipe - HPA Motorsports BBK 355mm rotors 6 pot calipers
    APR Stage II ECU - APR 3" exhaust down pipe & high flow catalyst
    APR/HP Roll bars - Eibach springs and Bilstien shocks
    Supaloy lower control arms - Enkei 18*8 Wheels

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