further to previous posts. am STILL getting wind noise from front drivers side window. am taking it back to the dealers tomorrow so they can have another go at fixing it. it happens whenever the car goes above 60 mph. apart from this the car is great.
I dont usually write anything on the internet, I find its for people who like to argue, and I dont but... 3* out of 5* for THIS car!! Plastic quality? sloppy gearchange?? I understand every one to themselves but really what car did you guys drive. Am 19 and I was lucky enough to have the chance to buy a new car. And the choice is incredibly, new corsa, new fiesta, new clio, polo, ibiza it goes on, so parting with a great amount of cash, i looked at all of them. All fell short at the mark am afraid, the new Corsa is really quiet badly put together which shocked me, and the fiesta lacked grunt, new clio nice but its french, polo is a fabia, and if I had to be shot the fabia is much better screwed together, and has more space. The engine is the same as the late vrs but minus 1cylinder, its charcter is very much like the old vrs, as my dad used to own on! Insurance is cheap, Tax is £35 and 53mpg with a good amount of right foot action! I could go on but 1,500 characters is not enough. Also not sure on the sloppy gearchange I Could rant about that, but i shall not, am not going to spend anymore time, saying how epic this little car is, infact am going out, to drive is, with its poor plastics, bad engine, sloppy gearchange, ugly looks and bad badge. lucky for me ive not got that fabia, ive got a truly wonderful one!
This is actually concerning a MK 1 1.2 12 valve. Never ever buy one. The dealers have got too big for their boots. They think they are VW and are charging VW prices. I have owned Skodas for 10 yrs and have watched the decline. It is no longer a cheap option for a car. Service used to be first class when the dealers were smaller but now they have fancy, shiney new showrooms I think they have lost the personal touch. Also, I am tired of telling people "its really a VW under the skin" people will never get rid of their badge snobbery. Everyone looks down on you for owning a Skoda, I am sorry but it's true. Skoda, get back to your core principles of giving value for money. Stop acting like VW/AUDI and get back to what you used to be. People looking for value do not need fancy showrooms etc, they want a personal touch. Also, the car never gets near its' quoted mpg and be prepared to replace ignitition coils at regular times. They are a common problem and go without warning, then your car loses all power, just hope it doesn't happen on the motorway!
Bought this model after a 1.2 64hp Classic Mk1, an improvement in every way over its predecessor so far except one-fuel consumption.This is expected to improve as the car has covered only 7500 miles to date and VAG engines need a fair few more miles than that to give of their best.As this is a level 2 trim model there are a few more creature comforts,but where the new model really shines is the significantly increased interior space and boot space.I feel that handling is slightly improved,but there was not a lot wrong with the earlier model anyway.Along with a good dealer,the whole 'package' is one I would recommend to anyone.
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