- Jan 16, 2019
That's a 2016 so doesn't have the GPF, not sure about other silencers though. I think that would be louder than a new 290.Well
I had a test drive today. Cupra 290 DSG. Link in the post
lovely car. Super quick, could not believe how long it holds onto 2nd gear in Cupra mode. The grip it has for a FWD was superb
car did sound good but am not sure if this is pre or post the exhaust filter thing lol.
the car does have a lot of plastic inside & the difference in quality to my A3 saloon is clear to see. I just need to decide now if the cupra and the power is what I want.
Quality wise, I think the 300 in your original post would be nicer to be in for sure, but not on the same level as an A3.
My 290 lux has alcantara seats / door panels, but there's still a lot of plastic. Seems silly to have hard plastic on the top of the door and then alcantara leather directly underneath it... But I can let that slide because of the price.
For me the lower quality interior is made up for by how fun it is to drive. I've got a JB1 tuning box on it and it absolutely flies!