What used Skoda Yeti estate will I get for my budget?
Yeti E models with high mileage can be found for £4300. If you want to limit the mileage to below 50,000, the S can be had for £6700 or an SE at £7200. If you want a posher Yeti, the Elegance trim can be found for nearer £8000, while the luxury Laurin & Klement version is available for £11,000.
There are more diesel Yetis than there are petrol ones. What this means is that you might have to pay more to get a petrol version; a bit annoying if you only need a car for short journeys and want to avoid diesel particulate filter problems. It should at least have covered fewer miles, though.
How much does it cost to run a Skoda Yeti estate?
Petrol-powered Yetis are not quite as economical as you would hope, with the 1.8 TSI performing the worst at 35.3mpg and costing £280 per year in road tax. The most frugal would be the 109bhp 1.2 TSI with front-wheel drive at 53.3mpg and £115 per year in tax.
Diesel cars are much more efficient, with the worst-performing model being the four-wheel-drive DSG 2.0 TDI 138bhp model at 43.4mpg and £220 road tax. The more popular 2.0 TDI 109bhp two-wheel drive manages 64.2mpg and £30 a year road tax.
It’s worth noting that any car registered after April 2017 will cost £140 per year to tax due to new tax regulations.
Servicing for the Skoda will cost less than the Nissan Qashqai but will be on par with the Peugeot 3008. The Yeti does have lower insurance groupings, though, which should mean that it costs less to insure than rivals.