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Skoda Rapid Hatchback
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  • 1.2 TSI 86 S 5dr

    ELSHAD SHADOOBUCCUS , . Date: 16/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

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    I've owned this car for 4 months now, bought a pre-reg 13 plate. This car has to be the best car I have owned based on the price paid. I bought mine with a 30% discount & there's nothing on the market that comes close in this price range.

    SPACE: It's really roomy. The boot is huge & there's plenty of space in the back. You can fit 4 6-footers in the car with no issues. We have two child car seats & there's still room for a third to sit between them. There's cup holders, seat pockets, glovebox is OK.

    DRIVE: The 1.2 TSI engine is very responsive so when you need that extra urgency you get it. Free road tax in the 1st year, £30 after that. We drive ours short distances & a full tank gets 450-500 miles. The steering is light & parking is easy as it looks bigger than it actually is. Visibility is good.

    EQUIPMENT: THe S spec has all the basics you need. I weighed up what was missing between an S & SE, given the price difference it didn't make much sense to go SE. Air con would have been nice but I live in England, so it would only get used for 1 week a year.

    Note that there are some deals to be had at the moment, Skoda released the Rapid in Nov 2012 then updated the spec in March 2013 on the new plate. They didn't sell well since the older Octavia was still around at roughly the same price. S remains unchanged, but the older SE's don't have front fog lights, cruise control & rear electric windows. If you don't need any of the above you can get a bargain.

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