Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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19 reader reviews for Skoda Roomster MPV.
  • 1.6 16v 105 Scout 5dr

    Alex Politis Date: 06/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    Had already checked the Scenic, the CMax and Xsara Picasso when I stepped into a Skoda dealer to check the Roomster. Test drove the 1.4 top trim and went for the 1.6 scout. Looks better,drives better. Compared to the Scenic (original choice), it has more boot room, more head room in every seat and more leg room. Just a bit tighter on the shoulders in the back, but the seat versatility compensates. Cost me 19K Euros for top trim and several extras I wanted (underseat cabinets, shades, alarm, etc). What I got is huge room, nice ride that can be even entertaining at points (owned lancia Delta, FIAT Punto GT), high motorway speeds (can travel at 170 Km/h easily), great climatronic and audio system, good economy (<100 pounds/month), very good quality for class (soft plastic on dash, good cloth on seats, thick carpet everywhere), nothing squeeks inside (owned italian cars), great equipment lev. (front/back windows, 16" alum.wheels, 205/45 tyres, electric/heated mirrors, lots of storage spaces, cooled glove comp.,fog and cornering Xenon lights, ABS, ESP, park sensors, roof rails, dark windows, full reserve wheel, 12v conn, Ipod conn, autoclimate, fully adjust. steering wheel and drivers seat, varioflex in the back, alum. detailed cabin, SUV protectors all around, raised height for easy offroad , graphic disp. trip computer ,tyre press. gauge, low fuel image/sound warning etc.

  • 1.9 TDI PD 3 5dr

    Hendrik Botha , Middlesex . Date: 27/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    I owned a new Volkswagen Eos which was a lovely car but I continually had to rely on friends if I wanted to collect anything bigger than an average suitcase. I test drove the Roomster and bought one. My friends wink and giggle behind my back, but if THEY need to collect things, who do they call first? Not the yellow pages!!! The car is very comfortable to drive, loads of flexible space and economical. The full length glass roof gives me all the airiness and light. It has all the gadgets I require e.g. dedicated MP socket, good audio system, cruise control, air conditioning, cooled glove box, variable intermittant windscreen wipers, reverse parking sensors etc. There are some very thoughtful touches. The audio turns softer automatically when you reverse to make the parking sensors more audible. The radio display also shows you graphically how far you are from the rear obstacles. The electric windows can be closed AFTER the car has been switched off, the doors lock automatically after driving off (it may be my South African mentality that finds this important), the seatbelt warning signal sounds when the driver OR the passenger forgot to belt up etc. It just feels that a thinking person designed this little car. And it is small, easily parked, turns on sixpence with masses of loading space, cheap to insure. The 1.9 TDi is gutsy. A modern GREEN car for the thinking person where the badge is not the overriding factor.

  • 1.6 16v 3 5dr

    Dave Navarro Date: 24/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Initial thoughts were "no way I am buying a delivery van", which is what the Roomster looks like at first. However, the shape definitely grows on you. Give it a bit of time, let the cleverness of the rear seat design, the driving/living room split, all round practicality and most impressive of all, the value for money, sink in and you'll find yourself a Roomster fan!

  • 1.4 TDI PD 80 3 5dr

    Derek North , Kent . Date: 06/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Just hired one of these on holiday - had booked a 'Focus Size' car from Sixt and approached the desk at Funchal Airport with some trepidation about what would I end up with for the week? Focus, Golf, Megane? I always do this, not sure why it matters. My heart sank when the guy gave me the keys to a Roomster - I pretended not to care and went to find it. Daft thing is, it was love at first sight - wife & kids loved it too, not the sharpest driving machine, but hey. My wife now wants one when we replace her car. I think the Tdi is probably the way to go - however I'd have the 1.9 - the 3cyl 1.4 was very loud and ran out of puff very quickly on any think other than a mole hill. The full length glass roof is a must have too making the car seem funky rather than 'Van with carpet and windows' like a Berlingo.

    Most people will think it is ugly - which is reason alone to get one.

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