Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Skoda Rapid hatchback?
The Rapid will have been used in urban areas mostly and in tight city centre car parks so it’s worth checking the front and rear of the car for scuffs and dents. Also check the alloy wheels, if fitted, for any kerb damage.
What are the most common problems with a used Skoda Rapid hatchback?
The Rapid shares its running gear with several other Volkswagen Group cars, so parts are always plentiful. Owners have reported problems with non-engine electrics, relating to starting the car, the engine management and the sat-nav, where fitted, but there isn’t one particular area in which the Rapid seems to be troublesome.
Is a used Skoda Rapid hatchback reliable?
The Rapid didn’t feature in our most recent reliability survey, but it’s always done well in previous customer satisfaction and reliability studies. The Rapid’s siblings, the Fabia and the Octavia, have all fared well, so it’s likely it would too. Skoda as a brand finished in 13th place out of 32 manufacturers, with an excellent overall score of 80%.