Are there any known problems with the Skoda Rapid 1.2 petrol?

I'm looking at possibly buying a one year old Skoda Rapid with a 1.2 petrol engine. Do you know of any problems with this engine?

Asked on 10 June 2016 by Mike

Answered by Honest John
Yes. Some of the timing chains were badly made and can fail. It's hit and miss. But if the chain rattles, don't buy the car.
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