Week at the wheel: Skoda Roomster Scout

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Week at the Wheel | Skoda Scout |

Inside Out:

Roomster simply looks a tall Fabia. It’s here nor there in the desirability but it’s fair to say that buys will go in for its practicality, and low running costs rather its looks.

The Scout model has a more rugged appearance a jacked-up stance, metal and big plastic bumpers and arches, but additions are unlikely to make it a of mountains.

Engine Transmission:

TSI engines are all the with Volkswagen Group these days. They’re punchy enough and the absence of lag means smooth acceleration and fuel economy. In short, much quicker and more than a slightly larger aspirated petrol engine.

there’s no doubting the impressive of the TSI units – and the seven-speed DSG – the 1.2-litre version suit the Roomster as well as the TDI diesel engines do. Despite the shove from the combined and turbocharger, there’s a fair bit of to haul around, which the TDI engines simply cope better.

In this guise, the Roomster a bit of a thrash to get anywhere – and probably not something that its audience will want to do. The seems a little fussy and quite find a gear it all the time. Perhaps seven is one too many for such a sedate

Give us a 1.6 TDI any day – it just the Roomster better.


The Roomster’s tall stance and sides mean that a fair bit of body roll in the which is emphasised by the Scout as it rides higher. It’s enough, though, if a little

Grip is plentiful and the steering is precise, though it can be slightly to respond at times.

Equipment, Value for Money:

With a price of Ј13,890 for the 1.2 TSI Scout 85bhp, it’s fair to say the Skoda won’t break the One good thing about the firm is that it has a sterling for customer service, while care is a given, so it’s one of the car makers to buy from.

Basic equipment includes a stereo and electric front but entry-level cars miss out on locking. Scout models get all the trimmings as well as a leather wheel. Expect 49.6mpg the 1.2-litre TSI model and emissions of


Skoda’a Roomster is hardly a bad car, but it’s not a one either. You get the usual Skoda of good value, low running and a sound reliability reputation, but not particularly inspiring. The roof may be but unless you’re stacking upwards on a regular basis there’s little more than there is in a Fabia which is a fine car and our choice all the

Jack Carfrae. Photography by Max – 18 Nov 2010

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