We currently have a Ford Focus but it needs a lot of work so we are going to trade it in. I want something economical and spacious without being huge. The only thing that puts me off them is that they are a bit ugly!
It's certainly reliable, spacious - I love the legroom!
And for a 1.6 with a quite big body AND being an automatic, it's got a surprising amount of power - far better than the zafira we used to have. That one really struggled up hills, or with a car full. My lovely skoda has no such problems.
I tell you what else i like - the back passenger windows are HUGE, and it's really good when you are on a funny bend, because you can see through them clearly and gives you better view to see if anything's coming!
oh and the zafira had a terrible blind spot - you know that safety bar thing down the side of the windscreen? it totally blocked your vision! A few times I nearly had an accident, because it was blocking a whole car! . But the skoda has a clearer view.
We had one as a courtesy car when our Octavia was getting fixed. It was obviously not as comfy as the Octavia but seemed a very nice roomy small car. I do agree that they do not look nice!!
My dh was in a VW Passatt the other day and he said it looked just like our Octavia inside. What I'm trying to say is that Skoda's are just cheaper (money wise) VWs. I think Skodas are good value for money.