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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
    4 out of 5 stars

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9 reader reviews for Skoda Yeti Crossover.
  • 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.

  • 2.0 TDI CR 110 S 2WD 5dr

    Robert Stevenson , Derbyshire . Date: 13/03/2012
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Having owned this car since December 2011 I have mixed reviews, on the plus side very comfortable driving position perky engine and economical could do with a 6th gear for motorway driving. Disappointed with the ride quality very unsettled over all types of surfaces, quite a few cabin rattles vibration coming through the peddles. The most alarming problem I have with this car is the paintwork , I have counted nine stone chips already on the bonnet and on the drivers and rear passengers doors,wish I had gone for the Hyundai ix35 now.

  • 1.2 TSI 105 S 2WD 5dr

    Graham Bell , . Date: 11/11/2011
    • 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
      44

    My car

    Bought this car after owning a C-max. Did look at Ford Kuga which looks fantastic on the outside but was like sitting in a C-max - the wife couldn't tell the difference. Also VW Tiguan - too expensive and the Freelander - too big. The Yeti is just about perfect in size, its not too big to be branded a full blown, fuel burning 4x4. The outside is a little bit boxy (postman pat style) but you drive the car from the inside. Its got all the latest mod-cons, although I would have liked a sunroof. Driving it is a pleasure and I don't get tired on long journeys. My only complaint if any, is that the bonnet is a little light and because you can see it from the cockpit you can see it vibrate, I kept thinking the latch was up for the first month or so. It might just be the shiny colour and the reflections cos the bonnet certainly feels sturdy when stood still. The engine is strong, and feels even better after its first 18k mile service. Long journey MPG can reach high 50's if cruising. Average 48mpg to work and back on A roads at 40-50mph. Total average with some town driving is 44mpg. I tend to stick between 1000 and 2500rpm but every month or so I drive home in a low gear the clear the soot out. Cetainly feels better after. Problems encounterd:- Xenon lights not working together - control unit change Bluetooth unit changed TWICE ??? Skoda dealer very slow to respond, weeks to get a booking slot. Summer tyres shocking in the snow, trying all-season tyres this

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