Skoda Yeti vs Insignia 2.0T 4x4 vs Hyundai ix35 4x4 2.0R

I've watched and read you reviews for a while and absorbed all the advice like a sponge.

Right now I am planning to buy myself a new car. I want something fast, with 4x4 system because of snow in my country, with good handling and dynamics and high quality.

I stand between three cars: Skoda Yeti 1.8 TSI, Insignia 2.0T 4x4 and Hyundai ix35 2.0R 184ps 4x4.

Can you please give me your advice. Which of this cars would you take if you were looking for same things as I do? I thought even to buy two cars: Megane RS and Suzuki SX4 1.6 4x4 so I can use both of them to satisfy my wishes but that would be too expensive.

I am more interested on skoda Yeti with 1.8 tsi engine, which I would probably tune up with ABT sporttuning on 210 hp, and than I would have what I need(it is sad by best experts that ABT tuning and O.CT tuning is best quality one, do you agree?). It is good combination of sport and SUV car. What do you think?

P.S. I am married and right now me and my wife do not have kids, but even we get one this car could be useful for many things(you know how many stuff you have to carry :) )

Please advice me.

Asked on 20 January 2011 by SUVfanatic

Answered by Honest John
Without a doubt, the Skoda Yeti 1.8TSI. This is fun the first time you drive it. Far more fun than a Golf GTI. I guess it would chip, but the engine is chain cam and different from the old 1.8 VAG turbo and the current 2.0TFSI. The only downside is that even in standard form it is a but juicy. Test and video here:

www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/skoda/skoda-yeti-1.../

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