2013 Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.4 petrol

Summary:

Feels solid

Faults:

Nothing til now.

General Comments:

I have had the car for the last 10 days, and I've had the chance to drive it both on the highway and in rush hour city traffic. Nice to drive, handles good, fuel consumption is as low as 6L/100km in combined use.

The car feels solid and safe, the trunk is the best in its class, and very useful shape wise.

Gear changes are as smooth as they could be.

Negatives; seats could be better; even in mid spec you won't get an arm rest for both the front and back.

Dealer was just rubbish. If I didn't know the car previously, I would definitely change my mind just because of the dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2013

3rd Oct 2014, 18:20

I wrote the original post, and after driving 1.5 years, I wanted to add some extra info.

As I mentioned in my original post, the car still feels solid. I drove it in some harsh environments, and still no issues with the solidity. One thing that disturbs me about the car more and more every day is the shortage of comfort. I mean in every way. The cabin is loud, and the seats are still as firm as a brick wall. That missing arm rest costs around 300 euros in service, because all the mid console should be changed.

But the fuel consumption makes me happy, and the large boot space as well.

Performance is still like on the first day. I paid roughly 150 euros for the first service, so you decide if it is cheap or not. After 1.5 years of driving, I am more or less happy.