Should I buy one?
The Skoda Rapid Spaceback is well equipped and cheap, and not just its list price. With this engine it starts at just £16,345 - £2000 less than the equivalent Octavia - while on a PCP finance deal an equivalent Astra will set you back £60 more, and a Focus is another £40 on top of that.
We’d still take the more accomplished Octavia over the Rapid every time, but if budget is your absolute priority, then test drive the Rapid back-to-back with its aforementioned, more polished rivals, to see if those rougher edges are worth the savings.
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Skoda Rapid Spaceback 1.0 TSI 110
Engine size 1.0-litre turbo petrol
Torque 148lb ft
Top speed 124mph
Gov't economy (official combined) 61.4mpg
CO2/BIK band 106g/km/19%
Insurance group tbc
On sale June 2017
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