What should I look for in a used Skoda Karoq estate?
As yet, we aren’t aware of any major issues affecting the Karoq – in fact, it looks like it’s proving to be quite reliable thus far. However, keep in mind that there is a recall out for cars made in 2017, for some pieces of interior trim that can peel away in sub-zero temperatures. If you’re buying one of these cars, you’ll want to check if the fix has been carried out – or if not, have it done yourself ASAP.
Other than that, it’s just the usual checks. Visibility in the Karoq is pretty good, but there are no front parking sensors on lesser models, so make sure to check the extremities for scuffs and marks, and the same goes for the alloy wheels.
You’ll also want to pay close attention to the interior, as the Karoq’s likely to have carried families. Look out for stains, scratches and broken plastics throughout as signs of a less-than-sympathetic former ownership. Don’t forget to fold down the tray tables in the back, if fitted, to check them out too.
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Is a used Skoda Karoq estate reliable?
We don’t have any reliability data on the Karoq yet – we didn’t get enough responses from owners, unfortunately – however, the mechanically similar Volkswagen Tiguan and Seat Ateca both scored more than 90% in our latest Reliability Survey, which augurs well for the Karoq’s reliability.