It’s time you owned a Skoda

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It may have long been the butt of car jokes but Skoda need no longer fear the punch line. A Skoda has now been crowned the most satisfying car to own in Britain. 

Not only did Skoda top the league table of most popular car-makers beating German sports car maker Porsche and Japan’s luxury Lexus, but four of its individual cars finished in the top ten most satisfying individual models to own.

Which? Car has confirmed that Skoda jokes are now ‘a thing of the past’ and suggesting it’s now the bottom-ranked French manufacturers who deserve the motorists’ scorn.

The accolade came as Skoda celebrated its 20th anniversary of being owned and revitalised by German car giant Volkswagen following the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe.

Skoda bosses were said to be happy that the jokes about them had long been consigned ‘to the dustbin of history’ leaving its satisfied customers smiling. It is the first time Skoda has topped Which? Car’s satisfaction survey. 

Skoda scored a top-ranked satisfaction rating of 88.4 per cent ahead of Porsche 87.6 per cent and Lexus 87.1 per cent. By contrast, it was France’s Renault 68.1 per cent languishing at the bottom of the satisfaction survey, just behind Vauxhall 69.1 per cent, Peugeot 69.3 per cent and MG 69.8 per cent.

The Which? Car report said: “Skoda scoops the prize for 2011 most popular car-maker. Owners love its utilitarian, great value cars – especially the latest models.”

Among individual models, four Skoda models made the top ten: the compact SUV Yeti, the Superb estate and two versions of the flagship Superb saloon both the old and the new models. The Toyota Yaris Verso came top of the satisfaction league. The British-built Land Rover Discovery 4 came in at a ‘surprise’ third place. 

The Which? Car survey was based on the views of owners of 63,000 new and used cars.

You too can experience the joys of owning a Skoda. Why not call in to Rainworth Skoda in Mansfield and check out the award winning range of Skoda models for yourself?

Rainworth Skoda have been established for over 40-years and are the East Midlands’ largest Skoda dealership. They offer their customers the complete one-stop-shop for all their motoring needs.

They have a great selection of new and used cars available backed by a full aftersales service. You can find Rainworth Skoda at Sherwood Oaks Business Park, Southwell Road West, Mansfield, NG18 4GF or, for further information, telephone them on (01623) 623400. You can also visit their website at www.rainworthskoda.co.uk.