Skoda was once the underdog of the Volkswagen Audi group but it has undergone a complete transformation in the last decade thanks to a comprehensive selection of capable and good-value vehicles.
The current range comprises everything from the compact Citigo to the ultra-spacious Superb with a smattering of off-road and high-performance cars thrown in for good measure. The tough looking Yeti combines great levels of practicality with excellent build quality, while the Octavia VRS offers impressive sports car speed in a super stealthy package.
You can expect the same impressive reliability from Skodas as any Volkswagen group product, although the Czech brand regularly undercuts its parent company when it comes to price.
Customer satisfaction has consistently helped Skoda rank highly against more established competitors but it’s an almost unbeatable combination of excellent value and good build-quality that makes these cars very tempting indeed.