Skoda SE-L Citigo Greentech
Added: 19th of June 2018
Now on our second Citigo since 2015, when we downsized from a TOTR larger car. Initially I opted for the 75 BHP version, but with the benefit of experience, on the second occasion I stuck to the bog-standard 60 BHP elastic band, as it is only above 4000 revs that one can actually notice any difference, and it is my contention that the car was designed with the 60 BHP engine in mind anyway. The car IS NOT fast (anything but, actually) but when on a Motorway, & having climbed up to 70 mph, one only needs to flex ones' toes & the needle's is hovering around the 85 mark - in other circumstances it's more than easy enough to keep up with traffic flow - as long as one doesn't insist on passing everything in sight. Reliability (over 3 years & 2 vehicles) is 100%, & the mpg could hardly be bettered, although it's only on a long run that one sees a mpg in excess of 60 mpg - in normal driving, the mid 50's are the norm. Comfort-wise, we (my wife & I) find it very comfortable, & the enhancements since our 2015 car (rear parking sensors: upgraded radio: 15" Alloys & twin headlights) have benefited the car - although I do have to say that the removal of the DVD Player & installation of a "Smart Phone" device was not welcomed by us. Neither was the removal of the previous Sat Nav system, again replaced by the Smart Phone App, although we bought a fairly expensive Sat Nav & simply ignore that Smart Phone options. The bulbs in the new headlights (as in the previous headlights) are about as powerful as a Toc H lamp, but again, it is easy enough (albeit a little pricey) to replace the bulbs with much better ones. All in all, the Citigo is a most impressive little car & although the space available is but a fraction of our previous car, we don't miss it (it was left empty for most of the time anyway) & have adapted extremely easily to driving & living with a much smaller car. One does not have to have a large car - the car gets us from A to B very comfortably economically, & more to the point, RELIABLY, and that is all that we now want from a car.