Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Skoda Citigo hatchback?
First and foremost, check the portable sat-nav unit is there if it should be. Being removable, it’s one of those items that might well have been misplaced.
You’ll also need to look for the kind of dents and scratches that are often inflicted on cars that spend their time in mainly urban environments. Also, ensure the clutch hasn’t suffered from too much stop-and-start driving. Feel for a clear bite point and try accelerating from a low speed in a high gear to make sure it doesn’t slip.
On manual cars, quite a few Citigo and Volkswagen Up owners have also reported excessive clutch and gearbox wear, so make sure the car you’re looking at slots cleanly into first and reverse gears, and listen out for a clicking sound from the clutch.
Is a used Skoda Citigo hatchback reliable?
According to our latest What Car? Reliability Survey, the Citigo is a pretty safe bet, because it finished in sixth place out of 23 other small and city cars. That’s a better score than the Volkswagen Up managed and only just behind the Hyundai i10. Skoda as a brand came in seventh out of 31 manufacturers, which means they’re keeping their customers happy.
If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.