Used Skoda Scala 2019-present review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

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Ownership cost

What used Skoda SCALA hatchback will I get for my budget?

Used Scalas start at around £13,000 for a 1.0 petrol for an S or (more popular) SE version. The more potent 1.5 can be found from £14,500, while a diesel will set you back at least £15,000.

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How much does it cost to run a Skoda SCALA hatchback?

MPG

Predictably, the 1.6 diesel has the lowest fuel consumption, at 57.7mpg, but don't discount any of the petrol alternatives because the difference isn't that vast. The least powerful 94bhp 1.0 has a combined figure of 53.3mpg and both the 113bhp 1.0 and 148bhp 1.5 manage to achieve 51.4mpg, the latter being helped by clever cylinder deactivation technology that cuts fuel consumption at a constant cruise.

Car tax (VED)

Every Scala will be subject to the current flat rate fee for car tax, and none will fall foul of the additional surcharge for cars that cost more than £40,000 when new. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.

Servicing

No Scala is quite old enough yet to take advantage of the fixed-price servicing that applies to examples between the ages of three and 10 years old. You can purchase a service plan that covers the next two services, with prices starting from £17 per month over 24 months, or an upfront fee of £408.

If you have an automatic Scala, make sure that its gearbox oil has been changed every four years or 40,000 miles. It isn't part of the routine maintenance schedule, rather it is a recommended service. However, woe betides anyone who doesn't have this carried out because if the gearbox fails due to infrequent oil changes, you'll be the one footing the bill for its replacement. 

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