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 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.