Survey says Skoda makes the best cars

The Auto Express Driver Power survey has voted the Skoda Yeti, Citigo and Superb as the best cars in the UK.

Three Skoda models were voted as the top vehicles in a recent survey of car ownership and satisfaction.

In the Auto Express Driver Power car owner poll for 2014, the top three cars chosen by respondents were the Skoda Yeti, followed by the Skoda Citigo and then the Skoda Superb.

This was the third year in a row when the Skoda Yeti topped the poll. It achieved a rating of 92.7 per cent and was voted the easiest car to drive. Meanwhile, the Skoda Citigo was voted the most affordable to run.

Speaking about the success of Skoda in this year's poll, editor in chief at Auto Express Steve Fowler said: "Skoda entered the crossover class with the Yeti in 2009 and it proved an instant hit, with demand outstripping supply as soon as dealers opened the order books. The car’s appeal hasn’t waned, and the company kept its latest update very simple. It’s great to see the Skoda Citigo in the top three, too – it’s a fantastic city car that appeals across many levels."

Overall, satisfaction with vehicles appears to be on the rise according to the Auto Express poll, which 50,000 people took part in this year. The level of satisfaction with cars was 88.36 per cent, which is an increase of seven per cent compared to in 2002 when the poll was first conducted and the rating was 81.75 per cent.

If drivers are particularly satisfied with their vehicles then they should consider ways to make them last longer. Making sure they get an annual service is one way of doing this. As well as keeping the car on the roads and reducing the need for repairs, getting a regular service in the vehicle's logbook means that it will hold its resale value for longer.

At Car Shop, drivers can book in for a range of service options to suit their needs. They have the choice of a six-month interim service, a full service and a major service.

  • On: 24 April 2014
  • By: CarShop

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