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Finally got to test drive the Kodiaq yesterday! It was a manual version. This thing is a beauty!! Exceptionally high build quality and even the middle seat wasn't bad at all (I could sit comfortably, although not sure I'll want to sit there for 200 miles). The rearmost seats in this 7 seater had more legroom than I thought (I'm 5'7"). I'm happy with the Triglav wheels on this car, although Sirius looked a bit better when I checked last week. This was a 4WD Edition version although I've ordered 2WD in SE L.

When the engine was on, I couldn't hear it at all.....The salesman sat next to me had to open the window to confirm it was actually on! It's quite a peppy engine, pulled out smoothly and fed power into the wheels readily as I was accelerating. I even overtook a car going from 40 to 60 miles per hour, and it was reasonably quick to overtake. At 60mph in 6th gear, it was just over 2000rpm which is very good! Barely any engine noise, no wind noise and barely perceptible road noise. The steering felt just right, responded quickly to turns. It soaked up bumps quite nicely.

For my needs, this is just perfect!! Cabin is a lot quieter than my 2013 Diesel Mercedes E class and the riding position felt more comfortable.

I really liked the towbar release button in the boot too, will post some pics shortly.
 

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Here's the video of towbar release:

 

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First impressions on the day I picked mine up. (6th April) Copied from 'New arrivals~Details'.

Mine.
Got to Meadens at 10,30 left at 11.30
What a FANTASTIC car. So quiet, acceleration even with only 8 miles on the clock was very brisk. better than the 1.2 Yeti in spite of the extra weight.
Obviously did not give it 'full helping of beans'.
Very comfortable extremely smooth ride on good surfaces, slightly thumpy on pot holes but very muted. Not a jarring thump like the Yeti.
Steering has been criticised by Journos as too light. I disagree, I think it is just right.
Hankook tyres (as we thought) on the Triglavs.
As usuual for Skoda excellent comfortable seats. (Mine Alcantara), heated with lumbar support.
HUGE boot. Very happy hounds.
I haven't had the chance to explore all the gizmology yet. But it seems very well designed. Build quality is absolutely fabulous. Lovely 'clunky' doors
only 2 slight negatives. which really are irrelevant .
1. Turning circle. an FX 4 this is NOT! considerably worse than a Yeti but then it is nearly 3 feet longer!.
2.Sat nav does not show speed.
3. Just discovered. The remote range is [email protected] compared to the Yeti. Latter would lock/unlock from inside the house and shut the sunroof. Kodiaq won't & won't even shut the sunroof when standing next to the car. Have to start the engine, shut the roof, then turn the ringings of
Am I a happy chappy too dam' right I am. What an absolutely fan-bloody-tastic car. Worth all the frustrations and the long wait.
More updates as I get more into the techy bits. Any other questions, just ask & I will try to answer them.
 
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