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Used Skoda Citigo (Mk1, 2012-2019) review - What should you look out for?

The Skoda Citigo was a regular near the top of our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey

The Skoda Citigo shares many components with the VW up!, so common problems are rare. The interior is hard-wearing, the body is built to a high standard and the engines are proven VW units. 

Common used Skoda Citigo problems

Stability

At first, entry-level S editions weren’t fitted with ESP, although SE models and above did include this safety feature. 

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Gearbox

The auto is generally reliable and perky, although because it’s an automated manual, check you’re happy with its characteristics when driving.

Tyres

Some Citigos come with 165/70 R14 tyres, which are scarce, but these can be swapped for 175/65 R14-specification rubber. 

PID

New replacement Portable Infotainment Devices cost £300 to buy, although used SEAT or VW items can be reset to feature Skoda branding.

Recalls

The Citigo has been recalled four times. The first was in May 2013, over faulty airbags. Problems with child locks on five-door cars led to a campaign in July 2016. Two months later, models with a panoramic sunroof built in March and April 2016 were recalled because the roof could detach. The latest action came in December 2017 and covered towing eyes that could fail during use.

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