Tough, reliable, comfortable and economical transport (nice looking too)
Leaking rear washer pipe caused burnout of tow electrics module (not Skoda part!), which affected main lighting module. £200 repair!
No other faults.
The car is a comfortable, roomy, fast and incredibly economical. Normal long journey at legal speed mixed roads: 60+ MPG. Towing a light caravan: 45 MPG.
Road holding is excellent, though road noise on some surfaces with Michelin tyres can be intrusive.
Service costs are average, though I recommend having the computer switched from variable servicing to fixed interval if your mileage is average.
When you get to around 80,000 and have the cam belt changed, make sure all the pulleys AND the water pump are replaced at the same time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd November, 2010