Poor quality Skoda badges on bonnet and boot which kept coming apart. Badge on bonnet replaced once whilst badge on boot was replaced twice.
Knocking noise began to come from rear seats after only a few days whilst car was being driven. Noise stopped after spraying WD40 into the interior of the back-rests.
Boot of the car had an intermittent habit of partially opening by itself when the car was in motion. After the third attempt the problem seems to have been rectified by the dealer.
Faulty head gasket only became apparent nearly a year after car was purchased. This took nearly 3 months to repair as parts were unavailable.
Windscreen washer pump failed during the winter. This also took 3 months to repair due to unavailability of parts.
An air-lock developed in the cooling system after the head gasket repair. After numerous attempts, the problem could still not be rectified by the dealer.
A fault also occurred with the water pump for the cooling system. Although the pump was replaced on 3 occasions it still kept leaking coolant and this fault together with the air-lock could not be resolved by the dealer.
Faulty cover on engine had a hair-line crack which slowly dripped engine oil into the engine compartment. After two attempts of pointing this out to the dealer a new part was fitted.
Very intermittent clattering noises were sometimes apparent from the engine when it was revved. This was never resolved.
The gearbox became difficult to work at times and refused to engage second gear on many occasions. This was pointed out to the dealer who claimed there was nothing wrong.
Front seats began to creek a little after a few thousand miles. This stopped by itself.
Lack of power evident when air conditioning turned on.