Skoda Yeti Petrol - Which Specification and extras - Steveieb

My work colleague is about to buy a new/ nearly new petrol Yeti.

Can you advise which model to choose please?

Skoda Yeti Petrol - Which Specification and extras - SLO76
The Yeti is a great family workhorse. A bit like a Citroen Berlingo but far better built, more refined and much more robust. It is however to cease production at the end of 2017 so you don't really want to be sinking too much money into one as used prices will come under pressure shortly after.

The 1.2 TSi (110PS) SE is the pick of the range in my opinion. Plenty of equipment, nippy enough, good on fuel and not overly pricey while there's none of the usual Diesel issues such as clogged a DPF to worry about. The only other petrol option new is the top of the line 1.4 TSi (150PS) Laurin & Klement which is too dear and worth little extra used. Worth seeking out if you can get it cheap enough but there's no need for more power than the 1.2 can muster to be honest.

I'd avoid the DSG automatic which has a nasty reputation for expensive failures at 5yrs plus and harms resale as the trade are wary of them.

Edited by SLO76 on 29/07/2017 at 17:58

Skoda Yeti Petrol - Which Specification and extras - Falkirk Bairn

Yeti is being phased out soooooooon - must be bargains going around - so worth checking websites & not just popping into your local Skoda centre,

Skoda Yeti Petrol - Which Specification and extras - Stanb Sevento

A question to SLO and others. Tha Yeti is a unique type of car that has a big following, it seems to have a near cult status amoung owners. Many undappy with its passing. Do you think buying one of the run out models new at a good discount could suffer less depreciation than average? The reason Im asking is that I bought a Golf in these circumstances years ago and did very very well out of it. Any thoughts.

Skoda Yeti Petrol - Which Specification and extras - SLO76
The Yeti is a good car and a good low mileage example will always find a willing buyer. However it is difficult to predict how much its more conventional replacement (the Karoq) will affect values and previous small SUV/MPV type vehicles have been hard hit by the market when they were replaced but again the bulk of them are bought by the fashion conscious while the Yeti is a bit of an anti-fashion statement.

Bargain hard for a good discount and avoid the DSG box and I predict it'll hold its money better than most but don't expect it to be a cult classic anytime soon with people throwing money at owners desperate to buy.
Skoda Yeti Petrol - Which Specification and extras - Falkirk Bairn

I have been a buyer of "trailing edge"technology for over 50 years - the last cars of a range tend to have the bugs fixed years ago, the "special edition run out models" have added extras, the discounts are / can be substantial.

Not just cars - applies to TVs, PC, tablets, smartphones.............

In fact I am contemplating signing up for a new Honda this week, despite the fact that a new model is not that far away - £8K+ off list!

Skoda Yeti Petrol - Which Specification and extras - SLO76

I have been a buyer of "trailing edge"technology for over 50 years - the last cars of a range tend to have the bugs fixed years ago, the "special edition run out models" have added extras, the discounts are / can be substantial.

Not just cars - applies to TVs, PC, tablets, smartphones.............

In fact I am contemplating signing up for a new Honda this week, despite the fact that a new model is not that far away - £8K+ off list!

Makes total sense. Though there are some examples of cost cutting on late older models Honda aren't guilty of this. Ford, Vauxhall and PSA are however.
Skoda Yeti Petrol - Which Specification and extras - badbusdriver

The last of the escorts were highly rated by the motoring press and scored well in consumer surveys. So by all accounts they drove better, were better built, and more reliable than earlier versions (and I am taking about the mk5?, '90>).

Skoda Yeti Petrol - Which Specification and extras - SLO76

The last of the escorts were highly rated by the motoring press and scored well in consumer surveys. So by all accounts they drove better, were better built, and more reliable than earlier versions (and I am taking about the mk5?, '90>).

Yup, the early Mk V was a terrible thing in almost every way but final 16v versions were massively improved. Still nowhere near the standards set by the Peugeot 306 or Rover R8.
 

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