A Golf that's better than a Golf, which is what the Golf should be!!
Nothing really, the dark grey paint marks easily.
52,000 miles in one year! And nothing's gone wrong.
Front tyres replaced at 30,000 miles, rear tires only last week at 50,000 miles.
I have had a lot of cars, and they always have to do approx 50,000 miles per year. Normally after the end of the first year, the car will start to feel a little worn, and by the end of the second year, a bit ropey! End of the third... scrap!
But the Skoda still feels secure and strong... dependable, Golf like, but better, bigger and cheaper with a better ride due to the Skoda suspension (slightly softer).
The drive is a little truck/4x4 like in a good way, feels very planted at all times.
On the down side, the 1.9 TDi engine is coarse, but pulls strongly in all gears. I would like to try the new 1.6 TDI CR engine next time!
It returns around 47 mpg most of the time more, if I don't push it.
The dark grey paint is very thin; branches of trees can scratch the paint, which is disappointing.
Climate control, leather steering wheel, gear knob etc all have a quality feel.
At the end of the day it smashes my old pug 307 SW into pieces, then puts them all back together and smashes it again just for the sake of it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd December, 2009