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Skoda Rapid Spaceback (2013 - 2019)

4

1.2 SE TSI 110

reviewed by Frances Aspinall on 7 May 2019
4
Overall rating
5
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
5
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
Experience at the dealership
5
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Does everything I need it to and does it well.

Few vehicles fitted my research criteria. Plenty of room for elderly passengers and easy ingress to the rear seats. Good MPG and cheap road tax (£30). Comfortable and ease of driving and the turbo is amazing when I need it. I'm retired now so much of my driving is fairly local with the occasional longish trip.
Just one or two little niggles:
the reflection of the dash in the windscreen in bright sunlight is annoying.
The SatNav needs updating which apparently will cost upwards of £200 for an SD update . Disappointing.
Appleplay is not available on this car - the only one in the Skoda range I was told by the dealership also disappointing.
I like to sit back from the steering wheel in relaxed driving mode, but that means I've really to stretch to get the stop/start mechanism to work sometimes needing to press the clutch pedal almost to the floor. This is only if I accidentlally stall the engine. Got the hang of it now, but found myself in one or two tricky situations at first. The stop/start works well otherwise.
T've had the car almost a year now and it's due for the annual service. It hasn't given me any trouble or let me down so far.

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Price£14,630–£18,925
Road TaxA–E
MPG48.7–74.3 mpg
Real MPG84.7%

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