2013 Skoda Citigo SE 1.0 petrol
The new standard in city motoring
2 years into the other half's ownership of her 1.2 Fabia, she started thinking about a replacement. As the offspring had flown the nest, and I had obtained a 4x4, she decided that an even smaller car was adequate for her needs. We had been hearing good things about the Citigo and its VW cousin, the Up!, so we had a quick look online, then went for a test drive. Suitably impressed, she ordered a new Citigo there and then.
The first thing was the long waiting time from order to delivery; the car was ordered in late September and didn't arrive until late January, but the day arrived and off we headed.
First impressions were that the Citigo is tiny, yes it is, but inside it was surprisingly roomy, even for my 6'1 frame. The rear seats are quite small, but it's really not meant to be a family car. It has a typically Skoda plastic feel to the interior, although the interior is dominated by the massive speedometer, with a tiny rev counter and fuel gauge on either side. The seats get a bit hard after an hour, but it's a city car, so that's no big deal.
Driving the car is fun, it has kart like handling and the little 3 cylinder engine gives a good account of itself. The gearbox is adequate, but the best thing is the economy; on a run, driving half sensibly, it's easy to get over 60 MPG, and even round town you're getting 50 odd miles to the gallon. It will sit all day at 70mph if you're willing to pay the price at the pumps.
All in all a great little car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st November, 2014