Skoda: still brilliant (according to drivers)

April 24th, 2014 7 Comments By Ian Wade

skoda Skoda: still brilliant (according to drivers)Skoda have actually had the last laugh, as three of their cars have taken the top slots in an Auto Express customer service survey.

The Skoda Yeti has taken the top slot for the third year running in the Auto Express Driver Power poll, scoring high on reliability, build quality and running costs.

Second place went to Citigo, which was also crowned best small car and most affordable to run.

Third went to the peculiarly named Superb – well it sounds a bit nuts “My car is SUPERB” etc – but it’s a saloon and all that, and you don’t go around calling yourself Superb without reason, like some small-dicked nobber.

Here are the top ten cars in the Auto Express Driver Power 2014 awards – along with their satisfaction rating:

1. Skoda Yeti – 92.78%
2. Skoda Citigo – 92.62%
3. Skoda Superb – 91.68%
4. BMW 5 Series – 91.45%
5. Kia Rio – 91.11%
6. MG6 – 90.92%
7. Toyota Prius – 90.90%
8. BMW 1 Series – 90.84%
9. Renault Captur – 90.84%
10. Kia Cee’d – 90.81%

So there you go. That’s your cars.

We’ve put together a gallery so you can identify these things should you see them.  We’re afraid we can’t return your pictures, but there is a prize for each one shown.

Comments (7) Jump to most recent comment
  1. Posted by patpending April 24, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    MG6? Seriously?

  2. Posted by Dan April 24, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve had an Octavia for two years. I’ll buy another based on the car and the dealers.

  3. Posted by Whisky April 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    These were all voted for by drivers of the cars, its a classical case of “oh nos I’ve bought a shit car, better not admit it and tell everyone its great”

  4. Posted by Alexis April 24, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    How can the Citigo be any better than the identical Seat Mii and VW Up?

  5. Posted by patpending April 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Done some digging … the MG6 is the result of vote-rigging by an MG6 forum (seriously, they have a forum – what have they sold, ten, twelve?)

  6. Posted by Neil Caldwell April 28, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Posted by Alexis • April 24, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    How can the Citigo be any better than the identical Seat Mii and VW Up?

    Easy – because it’s not just about the cars, it’s about the dealers and the whole after care experience. If there’s an issue how easy is it fixed? Do they fleece you on servicing? How well does the dealer manage (or exceed) your expectations – Will it be ready when they say it will. These people just happened to have these types of (Skoda) cars and gave good feedback, but that’s not a coincidence. If the car is good and the after care is good, then Skoda may have something. If the Seat Mii is as good, but the dealer screws up say, then that gets a lower rating than Skoda.

  7. Posted by LH April 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Posted by Alexis • April 24, 2014 at 6:28 pm
    How can the Citigo be any better than the identical Seat Mii and VW Up?

    And dont forget that although the cars are very similar, the Skoda is cheaper…

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