RE: 2021 Cupra Formentor | UK Review

RE: 2021 Cupra Formentor | UK Review

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Pozzo

7 posts

89 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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This reminds of a modern day version of Forester STI with plenty of room to sling a couple of mountain bikes in the back off with the added bonus of decent performance and sporty looks - no doubt it'll be a great used buy.

Sam Sheehan

71 posts

138 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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FlukePlay said:
'or sprinting from 50-62 in 6.6 seconds. Which is not too shabby.' Is this right?
Oops, my mistake, the additional "in top gear" was lost in translation.

1974foggy

681 posts

145 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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simon-tigjs said:
Is it a Hyundai, is it a Jag is it a Kia.... I've lost the will to live. Where has car design gone. Do they all buy a template and rub bits off it and colour bits in.
Utterly boring
This ^. Way too many models and choices of cars, all updated/replaced regularly , limits the chance of anything looking different.

DoubleD

22,154 posts

109 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Everyone loves a good old moan on pistonheads. Before you know it folks will be complaining that there is too much choice.......

Dynion Araf Uchaf

4,492 posts

224 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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the_hood said:
Dynion Araf Uchaf said:
stuff like this should be embraced by car enthusiasts...
Why? It's not as if it's a stripped out track car or a V8 powered coupe.
It’s not a battery powered suv either

jbforce10

509 posts

176 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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GTEYE said:
AJB88 said:
I said in the other thread, I see often the "I dont see the point in Cupra as they offer nothing different than SEAT" but the truth is you wont be able to buy/lease a SEAT Leon Cupra anymore.

If you want a Leon you buy a SEAT, if you want something with 250ps+ you buy a CUPRA.
Or more likely, you won’t, you’ll play it safe and buy a Golf R or an S3 from an established and recognised brand.
If there's negligible difference between this, an S3 and a Golf R I'd have the Cupra.

pycraft

807 posts

185 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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HazzaT said:
So we now have
-Golf R
-Posh Golf R
-Golf R on stilts
-Golf R on bigger stilts
-Posh Golf R on stilts
-Posh Golf R on big stilts
-Spanish Golf R
-Spanish Golf R on stilts
-Spanish Golf R with a bodykit

I mean I'm sure it's a great drivetrain but is this really necessary?
There's still no Bentley version, we've a way to go yet.

the_hood

771 posts

195 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Dynion Araf Uchaf said:
the_hood said:
Dynion Araf Uchaf said:
stuff like this should be embraced by car enthusiasts...
Why? It's not as if it's a stripped out track car or a V8 powered coupe.
It’s not a battery powered suv either
It's a perfect contender for an electric engine, unless you're keen on fart noises on up shifts.

anonymous-user

55 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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DoubleD said:
HazzaT said:
So we now have
-Golf R
-Posh Golf R
-Golf R on stilts
-Golf R on bigger stilts
-Posh Golf R on stilts
-Posh Golf R on big stilts
-Spanish Golf R
-Spanish Golf R on stilts
-Spanish Golf R with a bodykit

I mean I'm sure it's a great drivetrain but is this really necessary?
People buy them, so yes.
I think the question is, why?

ITV2 keep making variations of some z-list farce show and people watch that. Just because something's popular doesnt automatically make it any good.

It takes enthusiasts to notice that and quite rightly call it out.

csd19

2,206 posts

118 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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No mention of the RS3 engined version filmed testing at the Nurburgring then?

AJB88

12,550 posts

172 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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csd19 said:
No mention of the RS3 engined version filmed testing at the Nurburgring then?
no because its just a prototype at the moment.

DoubleD

22,154 posts

109 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Argleton said:
DoubleD said:
HazzaT said:
So we now have
-Golf R
-Posh Golf R
-Golf R on stilts
-Golf R on bigger stilts
-Posh Golf R on stilts
-Posh Golf R on big stilts
-Spanish Golf R
-Spanish Golf R on stilts
-Spanish Golf R with a bodykit

I mean I'm sure it's a great drivetrain but is this really necessary?
People buy them, so yes.
I think the question is, why?

ITV2 keep making variations of some z-list farce show and people watch that. Just because something's popular doesnt automatically make it any good.

It takes enthusiasts to notice that and quite rightly call it out.
I guess people like them. Nothing wrong with that.

Escort Si-130

3,278 posts

181 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Numeric said:
The brand proliferation is crazy - and for a company like VAG to bring more brands to the market that will then have to be supported financially? Nuts.

There is good and varied reasons GM got into such a pickle but its diffusion of expertise across so many multiple brands and the costs of differentiation were ludicrous.

And who wants a car you have to explain to people? Its like Polestar at Volvo. Only AMG makes sense to me as a sub-brand but even that may be tricky and I don't know if its worked - I mean Merc struggled with Maybach and if that doesn't work why do others think they can succeed?
Exactly what I was thinking. Just another rehashed VW in a different frock. Combined with the usual MQB chassis and DSG gearbox and fanny fart EA888 engine.

RonnieHotdogs

1,019 posts

102 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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What's this? Another VW group car using the 300bhp 2.0T engine?

Yawn ... Next.

GTEYE

2,102 posts

211 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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DoubleD said:
GTEYE said:
AJB88 said:
I said in the other thread, I see often the "I dont see the point in Cupra as they offer nothing different than SEAT" but the truth is you wont be able to buy/lease a SEAT Leon Cupra anymore.

If you want a Leon you buy a SEAT, if you want something with 250ps+ you buy a CUPRA.
Or more likely, you won’t, you’ll play it safe and buy a Golf R or an S3 from an established and recognised brand.
Seat is an established brand.
Indeed it is. But as they remind us, this isn’t a Seat! It just looks like one....

Deerfoot

4,912 posts

185 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Gameface said:
I like it.
yes colour aside I like this too.

DoubleD

22,154 posts

109 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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GTEYE said:
DoubleD said:
GTEYE said:
AJB88 said:
I said in the other thread, I see often the "I dont see the point in Cupra as they offer nothing different than SEAT" but the truth is you wont be able to buy/lease a SEAT Leon Cupra anymore.

If you want a Leon you buy a SEAT, if you want something with 250ps+ you buy a CUPRA.
Or more likely, you won’t, you’ll play it safe and buy a Golf R or an S3 from an established and recognised brand.
Seat is an established brand.
Indeed it is. But as they remind us, this isn’t a Seat! It just looks like one....
It is though and everyone knows that.

SidewaysSi

10,742 posts

235 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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DoubleD said:
GTEYE said:
DoubleD said:
GTEYE said:
AJB88 said:
I said in the other thread, I see often the "I dont see the point in Cupra as they offer nothing different than SEAT" but the truth is you wont be able to buy/lease a SEAT Leon Cupra anymore.

If you want a Leon you buy a SEAT, if you want something with 250ps+ you buy a CUPRA.
Or more likely, you won’t, you’ll play it safe and buy a Golf R or an S3 from an established and recognised brand.
Seat is an established brand.
Indeed it is. But as they remind us, this isn’t a Seat! It just looks like one....
It is though and everyone knows that.
Nah it's a new brand completely. Either way it sounds like a bag of junk.

re33

270 posts

165 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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I'm not sure SEAT even makes sense as a brand. If you don't care about the badge get a Skoda, if you do buy a VW or Audi. I have no idea when buying a Cupra makes sense. In isolation the car looks fine as a typical "performance" suv with 4 cylinder turbo charged engine, I just don't understand who is going to buy it. Are monthly payments going to be much different to vw equivalent?

HazzaT

485 posts

46 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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re33 said:
I'm not sure SEAT even makes sense as a brand. If you don't care about the badge get a Skoda, if you do buy a VW or Audi. I have no idea when buying a Cupra makes sense. In isolation the car looks fine as a typical "performance" suv with 4 cylinder turbo charged engine, I just don't understand who is going to buy it. Are monthly payments going to be much different to vw equivalent?
To be fair with the Leon Cupra they had a decent USP, it was a sharper looking GTI but with Golf R power and well priced. Probably the pick of the MQB hot hatches