Škoda Yeti

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    All cars in the VW group have to comply to the same universal sign off standards. From Seat to Bentley.
    The cars with higher profile badges tend to do less well in satisfaction surveys, but this is mainly down to owner expectations, rather than actual reliability or there is simply more tech to go wrong on higher end cars.
    We had Bentley owners bring their cars back because the wipers didn't park within the same mm in all conditions....
    Skoda owners expectations are normally exceeded given the price they pay for the vehicle.
    I've owned a Fabia and had a Superb as a company car and both exceeded my expectations. The Yeti should prove no different.

    PS Do you know which was the next car styled by the guy who did the Fabia? The Bentley Continental GT:D
     
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    I have a 2014 Yeti with the 1.2 petrol engine and DSG gearbox and love it.
    The body configuration is very versatile, and the performance and economy more than adequate. Second hand prices have been somewhat inflated by the VW diesel saga, and also by the quite long gap between the last of the Yetis and the first of the anonymous Karoqs, leading to a shortage of late model petrol yetis.
    The Yeti was a popular Motability choice: these are popular as second hand buys because they have been properly maintained, and often have quite low mileages, if you can find one in the spec. you want.
    Good luck with your search: I'm confident you'll like it.
     
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    Somebody must have put their big foot in it because it is an abominable name for a car.
     
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    Skoda make some good cars but I agree that name is one hell of a handicap. You wonder at some of the decisions that are made. Years ago my son had the original Fabia which was not a bad looking car. The next model Fabia, which was no doubt very capable, was also just plain ugly so in my eyes several steps back on the original.

    Audi, BMW and MB have it right in using numbers and letters instead of names which eliminates the risk of ruining a good car with a stupid name.
     
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    If we had a Fabia in the family I would definitely refer to it as the Labia.
     
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    What about Felacia for the name of a car. ;)
     
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    And some fell on the stony ground.
     
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    Hence the name...
     
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    Yes, though I think that MOCAŠ had another older Škoda before Px-ing it for the Yeti.
     
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    As MJ said...he changed to a Yeti.
     
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    A Yeti is still a Skoda though, surely?
     
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    We owned a 2ltr diesel 4x4 for 6 years. No problems at all. Declined the Skoda/VW diesel emissions 'fix. Car handed on to family and still going great and has 70k on clock.
    Bought a 1.2 tsi petrol Yeti last year. This so that we had a petrol as well as my diesel MB. Surprisingly good engine and now has 14k on clock with no problems.
    Great cars and shame no longer made.
     
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    Update: no Yeti yet. Will keep updating....
     
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    Sightings are apparently quite rare.....
     
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    I was attacked by a tribe of nomad goalposts.

    Any views of a 2016 Jeep Renegade, 1.4L Petrol, Automatic? I think it's 2WD (unless they are all 4WD?).

    Sadly on online reviews the car does not seem to secore very high on reliability and ride, but its good on safety. Plus the insurance group is 9E, which is surprisingly low.

    Anyone has/had one?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    The nomad post goals have struck again.... forgot the Fiat 500, sorry, the Jeep Renegade.

    The hunt for the Yeti is afoot.
     
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    .......and it's a Suzuki Vitara SZ5 AllGrip, 1.6L Petrol Automatic, 2016. Nice little car :)
     

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