Skoda Rapid Spaceback (2013–2019)

What's good

9-3-2015: Comparing rear kneeroom behind him, a tall driver found/

Zafira / Skoda Roomster - 23cm

Skoda Rapid Spaceback - 20cm

SEAT Toledo / Volkswagen Jetta - 19cm

Skoda Yeti - 18cm

Merc B Class / VW Tiguan - 17cm

SEAT Leon / Merc C-Class 15cm

Vauxhall Astra G / Mark 7 Golf - 13cm

Skoda Fabia 10cm

Merc A Class / GLA class - 9cm

What to watch out for

7-8-2016: Failure of 7-speed DSG transmission on new 16 reg Skoda 1.4TDI Spaceback DSG at 1,303 miles. " The conditions that prevailed at the time were not dramatically severe, just slow moving traffic at a constant speed of between 5-10 miles per hour, up a slow gradient of perhaps a couple of miles. This caused initially, an amber warning of ‘gearbox overheating’ to display, followed a few minutes later by the red command to ‘STOP'." Dealer advised customer that "if sat in traffic, shift the car into neutral whenever possible to avoid the gearbox overheating. If the gearbox overheating warning illuminated in red, pull the car over at the next available opportunity and allow it to cool down for 10-15 minutes before setting off again." Obviously this is general good advice, but it should not be necessary on a brand new car. The model must still not be fitted with the new wet-clutch 7-speed DSG.

5-2-2018: Report of judder in reverse gear only in 2015 2015 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 1.4 TSI SE Greentech DSG at 15,000 miles.

8-2-2019: Report of intermittent problem with heating and ventilation of 2015 Skoda Rapid Sportback 1.4TSI DSG. O curred on 3 recent occasions after engine reached full operating temp. It is impossible to turn the hot air down. Close the vents and even the air con doesn't work.

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