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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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Skoda Yeti (09-) 4X4
7 reader reviews for Skoda Yeti Crossover.
  • 2.0 TDI CR 140 SE 4WD 5dr

    Iain Duguid , . Date: 24/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    Good car to drive, fantastic in the snow, and pretty good use of space. However, despite being a calm, considerate and more MPG than tyre-wearing driver this car has mechanically and cosmetically been the worst car I've had since a 1997 Peugeot 106. As for the dealership and Skoda UK in general I have not been impressed at all. A true case of absolutely don't believe the hype. Just because JC, the reviews and so on have rated this, real life and quite a few reviews (see selected ones here and elsewhere on similar sites) do indicate that poor cars with significant problems are not that unusual.

    Problems to date within warranty (and to part-ex at 30K miles just concluded): Poor paintwork, chips, surface corrosion, with dealer and SUK being particularly reticent to assist with sorting, then took three attempts to sort finally admitted faults Cabin rattles and creaks settled for a while then got worse Both rear electric windows failed, leaving windows in down position. Struggle to get sorted A/c matrix failed Rear coil spring failed whilst car parked! At first MoT - identification of right rear propshaft about to fail, front right showing wear and tear. Even though spotted by qualified [Japanese manufacturer garage] mechanic, who submitted photos of problem to SUK on day 3 year warranty expired SUK not interested at all, dealer wanted £80 just to examine car. Car now PXd Never Skoda again...

  • 2.0 TDI CR 140 SE Plus 4WD 5dr

    cliff hewitt , salop . Date: 10/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    I have the yeti 2.0 TDI CR 140 SE PLUS 4WD DSG & just completed 1k miles from new first impressions are good, seating is comfortable good driving views its my first automatic & am impressed by its smoothness & kick down responsive from a good gutsy engine, economy is about 38 mpg. Body roll in corners is well controlled wind & road noise minimal, ride is smooth, have not had it off road yet but that will come. Downside no spare wheel just puncture repair system, radio, sat nav poor info on setting up.

  • 1.2 TSI 105 S 2WD 5dr

    Rob Polley , . Date: 16/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    I've had my 1.8 since 2009, covered 22,000 miles. This compact 4x4 has has plenty of character and it's been easy to own. The ride is not the best, agreed, but I don't find it actually uncomfortable and after a long journey it's much better than my previous Audi A4. I like the way the manual shows you how to fix simple things, unlike the Audi which asked you to visit the dealer to fix a bulb, which blew often. I doubt it could be cheaper, inc insurance it's cost about £1000 over 3 yrs, same set of tyres, just replaced the wiper blades and residuals seem pretty good. The quality of service was important as Skoda have a good reputation so I was kean to see if they lived up to it. So far okay, Skoda garages are usually smaller, they don't waste money on the decor, but it's the customer who pays for the free coffee and chilled water in the end. The fixed service deal was a good buy. The interior has been brilliant, roomy, versatile in the back and well designed - constructed to usual VAG standards. Much more rear room than the cramped A4, the rear seats slide and tilt. One fault so far - 2cm seam splitting on the rear seat which was replaced. MPG could be better, but it's quite sporty to drive so you pay for it. I do a low mileage mainly city driving so it's to be expected. It averages about 33mpg, topped 48mpg, just once! I wanted a nippy practical car, reasonable costs, looks like it's ticked all the right boxes.

  • 2.0 TDI CR 110 S 2WD 5dr

    John Wilson Date: 23/03/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49.8

    My car

    We have owned a Yeti for three years now (and have just exchanged it for another!)

    Initially, the care felt tight and smooth, but gradually over time, it loosened off and ultimately, after three years had quite a few rattles, especially with the condition or the roads, which seem to be full of potholes. Having said this, the noise was nothing exceptional and we have owned new cars which were worse from day one!

    On the road, the Yeti feels very responsive, acceleration is sufficient for most overtakes and top speed is more than sufficient for todays roads and traffic. Braking is very good and ride is reasonably comfortable.

    On a long journey, the seating can be a little uncomfortable, but my main reason for choosing the Yeti in the first place was for the driver's seating position - before this, we owned a saloon and couldn't drive more than 100 miles without stopping and stretching my back (I am only 6 foot tall!) The seating position of the Yeti allows me to at least double that distance before stopping, although after 200 miles, my wife does begin to complain! One of the advantages of the Yeti is it has a height adjustable passengers seat as well as the drivers seat (unlike some of the rivals we tested).

    In the three years and 30,000 miles we've had the first Yeti, reliability has been second to none, although missing guards on the rear wings necessitated a respray under warranty due to paint chipping.

Skoda Yeti Crossover

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