What used Skoda Rapid hatchback will I get for my budget?
High-mileage Rapids can be had for under £4000, but we’d try to seek out one with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, and for that it’d be better to spend between £5000 and £7000. Here you’ll find good cars from 2014, maybe even 2015 from a trader, while £8000 to £10,000 will get you a good selection of cars from 2016 and into 2017.
How much does it cost to run a Skoda Rapid hatchback?
The most economical Rapid is the gruff 1.4 TDI 90 version, with a claimed official fuel consumption figure of 70.6mpg, and corresponding CO2 emissions figures of 104g/km, followed by the 1.6 TDI 115 with an official figure of 67.3mpg, equating to 109g/km of CO2. The most economical petrol is the 1.0 TSI 95 with a claimed average of 62.8mpg.
Annual car tax for Rapids registered before the tax changes of April 2017 varied but were all low, while those registered after that date will all pay the current flat rate fee of £140.
Insurance groups are low, ranging from 13 to 19 for the 1.4 petrol with the automatic gearbox. Skoda do a number of servicing plans to cater for older Rapids, with a minor service costing a set £149 (10,000 miles or every 12 months) and £269 for a major one (every 20,000 miles or 24 months).