Skoda Rapid: The Czech Golf

Skoda Rapid

Thinking of getting a family car and you’re on a budget, then the Skoda Rapid is just the car for you. It isn’t going to blow you away in the same way a Golf would, however in the VW lineup it’s the next closest thing. Ironically, the name Rapid brings up the idea of a very fast car, however the Rapid’s performance can be underwhelming if compared to the likes of Ford Focus.

The History

The Skoda Rapid goes all the way back to 1935, and it managed to stay in production in some way during and after World War II. Production of the Rapid eventually ended in 1947. It came back in the 80s as a rear-engined coupe, which by the way is held in high regard by Skoda aficionados. Later in 2011 it was introduced as a four-door saloon car in the Indian market and it is still in production there. Read More

Skoda Octavia: A Reliable and Affordable Hatch

Skoda Octavia

If you know anything about Roman history, then the name Ocatavia won’t sound all that alien to you. Octavia was the sister to the first Roman emperor Augustus Caesar. She has been heralded by Roman historians as virtuous and the model Roman girl. Thus another car gets a girl’s name. Skoda is a Czech automaker owned by the Volkswagen Group. Skoda sells its cars worldwide except for the American market. The Skoda Octavia is a step behind the Volkswagen Golf and the SEAT Leon. It’s available as either a five door hatch or as an estate. Read More