For The extra money the SE specification costs goes a long way, with parking sensors, air-conditioning, electric rear windows, metallic paint and alloy wheels all featuring here.

Against This engine is no ball of fire, and welcome though the extra kit is, it makes this version much dearer than the S-trimmed equivalent.

Skoda Roomster MPV

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

Pound for pound, this is our favourite version of the Roomster, with a good list of standard equipment and a reasonable engine.

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Key facts

12.6 secs
Top speed
107 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
600 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Skoda Roomster offers big family space for small-car money.

It’s not the most conventional-looking car, but the love-it or loathe-it styling does clothe a car that’s incredibly useful for those needing spacious and practical transport.

The rear seats are very flexible, and slide and fold, as well as being removable - giving you the choice between passenger- and luggage space.

There’s a decent boot, too, although the small engines struggle to produce good performance if the Roomster is fully loaded. They are frugal, though, with all the petrol choices managing around 40mpg;the diesel versions adding a good 10mpg to that, and the Greenline II managing more than 67mpg.

The diesels make most sense on the road, even if they’re a bit raucous around town. The ride is decent in all, though the pseudo-4x4 Scout models come with loftier suspension which is a bit firmer. It’s not four-wheel drive, which makes it a bit pointless, really.

Reader test team says:

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Whatcar's review is basically spot on with this one. We got this car as we were starting a family & bought a low miles second hand Greenline 1.2 TDCi…

Alex Jonckheer

4 out of 5 stars

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I hadn’t planned on buying a Roomster. I wanted a new Octavia to replace my wonderful old Silverline. In the showroom however was a Miami Blue…

CCH Hale

5 out of 5 stars

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I bought a Roomster Scout 1.6 16v in Polar Blue at the end of 2007 as a second car to join my 8 year old Octavia which I use mainly for my business.…

Ronnie Salter

5 out of 5 stars

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Hi all i went to Skoda and i was thinking about VW golf 5 as it is in same price range and then i saw the Roomster Scout and i have to tell you i was…

alesandar colevski

4 out of 5 stars
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