Skoda Roomster 2 1.9 TDI | CARkeys

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Skoda Roomster

2 1.9 TDI review

I the surprise will wear off but the Roomster still seems a remarkable car for Skoda to build. the company has produced for many led us to believe that this compact MPV would appear on the and no doubt it will attract a number of new customers to the Czech

The whole point of the Roomster is it provides a lot of room within a small package. There of space for four adults, one much smaller person in the central rear seat. As for Skoda is – I think, but sure I would have anyone else doing – the only company to that one of its products can carry a flock of sheep.

I can’t confirm this, not had the nerve to ask any of the local farmers if I borrow some of their but you can’t argue with of between 450 and 530 litres (with the seats upright and in a variety of and 1780 litres (with the folded up and over to provide space for stuff).

It’s bearing in mind that volumes are dependent on the Roomster’s height. The load area particularly long, and I found a keyboard which can normally be front-to-back even in hatchbacks one up had to be placed diagonally in the Roomster. is a car which is better suited to tall objects than ones.

Speaking of height, the Roomster I drove (see test ) felt a bit bouncy I was pushing it on, but that car had the 1.4-litre engine. The version tested uses the 1.9-litre TDI turbo and for whatever reason it certainly more impressively, while just as easy to drive in

The 1.9 TDI has other benefits too. Its output of 105bhp is equal top in the along with that of the petrol engine. On paper, the TDI is economical – officially combined, and easily capable of more than 500 miles refills – but with a penalty in straightline performance.

I that the penalty has much in the real world. I haven’t the 1.6 yet, but there is just no way it can be as effective as the TDI in the mid-range.

In fact, thanks to the relatively low of the car as a whole, the TDI can do good work well under 2000rpm, adds a good deal of to the driving process. Like diesel versions of the Fabia, the TDI is amazingly competent on a long

It could, however, be better. The 1.4 version suffers from a deal of road noise, because the spacious body as a sound box. There’s a problem with the TDI, this time it’s noise that reverberates the cabin.

The effect isn’t when the diesel barks life first thing in the and it doesn’t improve much then on.

Since we’re critical now, this is the to mention the dismal (but, not untypical in the motor industry days) rear visibility by the immensely thick C pillars, and the in the front door windows do a really splendid job of obstructing the at junctions.

Practicality has been sacrificed in favour of the design brief of the Roomster look like a hatchback at the front and an MPV at the rear; it may not be the example of style overcoming but it’s undoubtedly one of the silliest.

The car was a Roomster 2 (or Roomster Level 2 as now seems to be calling it) which it in the middle of the range in terms of levels, 1 being the lowest and 3 the highest.

This particular model £860 over and above the list price, which is for partly by the multifunction steering (£60) and metallic paint

The bulk of the difference comes the adaptive lights, which sure you’ll have out by now cost £450 and are well the expense. The headlights themselves direction as you operate the steering, and in extreme situations (such as a sharp turn) the front on the appropriate side of the car comes on as

Skoda is, of course, by no means the manufacturer to offer this of thing, but I thought this system worked splendidly, and if I going to buy a Roomster myself I certainly tick that box in the list.

If I were going to buy one myself. personally I’m not in the market for a car this. I can definitely see the appeal, The Roomster is a clever and effective device, and there’s a lot to be said for it.

The noise level is irritating and the issue is just daft, and so easily have been but in other ways the car is very And of the engines available, I can’t see the 1.9 TDI in terms of providing the widest of abilities.

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