A good car with some problems
Added: 15th of November 2013
I bought the 4x4 Yeti 4 years ago to help me get around in winter, and it has proved very useful - much better in winter on rural snow-covered roads. I would have preferred it to have larger tyres rather than the semi low profile ones, which are not very practical on our pot-hole ridden roads, but probably appeal more to the city-dweller who fancies having a 4x4. I get about 43 miles per gallon on average, but I do mainly short journeys. Economy is better on longer journeys. The car has been back to the dealer several times in the warranty period with warning lights coming on, and it usually takes them two or three days to fix a problem, though I can normally have the car back at the end of each day and return it to them the next morning. This has been very inconvenient. I paid for extended warranty because of these problems, and then an airbag warning light came on. This turned out to be a broken wire which they did fix in one day but it wasn't covered by the extended warranty and cost me over £100. It has since been back with one other problem that was covered by warranty, but took them 2 days to fix. There have been some intermittent electrical problems. A couple of times I have parked it and on returning to it a couple of hours later I've found all the windows open. Once I used the satnav to get me to an unfamiliar destination, and when I was ready to go home, the whole radio unit and satnav were inoperable, but everything worked again the next morning. Sometimes the cooling fan stays on for several minutes after turning the engine off, but it is always on cold days after a short journey. It has never happened on hot days or after a lot of driving. The problems have been irritating but it is a good car to drive.