The buyer is almost always looking for where and on what to save. The automotive market is no exception. But sometimes such savings and attractive cheapness can do a disservice. This is reported by the auto expert of the publication “Behind the wheel”, on January 25, who called a very inexpensive, but also very problematic crossover.
Ultimately, the maintenance of such an all-wheel drive will cost the economical car owner too much.
Talking about the model Skoda Yeti, which is often found on Russian roads. Less than a million rubles are crossovers over 8 years old and with a mileage of 100 thousand km. Everything younger is estimated at 1.2-1.5 million rubles and does not really fit into the understanding of “inexpensive crossover”.
If the owner is chasing 4 × 4, he will come to the Skoda Yeti modification – 1.8 TSI (152 hp) and DSG-6 (DQ250). Turbo engine and robot. And here the big troubles will begin, since such engines delivered many problems to motorists even during the warranty period.
Experts call the system “oily”. It’s all about the combination of direct injection, lightweight pistons and thin oil rings. But the Skoda Yeti engine requires expensive 0W-30 oil, and you will have to top up a liter for every 1000 km.
The timing chain of the engine is also short-lived. Owners talk about frequent problems with the intake manifold, the oil separator and sensors quickly fail. Users of automotive publics also write about the normal operation of the all-wheel drive Skoda Yeti robotic box only for the first 120-150 thousand km.