I ordered my car Dec 31st for March 1st delivery. Prior retirement I was a fleet engineer of a large transport company inc many company cars so was used to discussing specifications with salesman. I tried both 1.5 & 1.0 (115bhp) engine. 1.0L engine more than adequate & felt the increase price for bigger engine was extortionate. Had to be the DSG auto box (had the Merc DCT box prior & will never go back to manual). Beauty of the DSG is it will select neutral when coasting so great for mpg.
Went for heated front screen, thoroughly recommended by sales team & anyone who’s experienced it (not able to test it yet)
Rear camera a must but not as good as my merc with guide lines moving in correlation to steering wheel. Spare wheel yes, for peace of mind a must. Electric tailgate yes, very convenient. Sunroof no, too expensive & can produce expensive repairs down the line. Rear sensors again a must (becoming a lazy bugger) did not have front sensors as had them on my previous car & was a nuisance in traffic. Adaptive cruise control fantastic but now retired so very low mileage & hardly ever use motorways now, go for this if high mileage pa. rear Arm rest, yes, extra comfort & gives feeling of upmarket car. I had sel model & chose ‘Virtual Cockpit’ ....if I was buying tomorrow would probably not bother,,,,far too complicated with salesman, technicians & Skoda customer service unable to answer queries. There is 3 different methods to switch off lanes assist WHY 3!!!. Disappointed to find door protectors not standard on sel & is a cost option. Folding wing mirrors again a must, use it manually a lot in narrow roads & it folds automatically when locking the car. Wanted dynamic indicators but sel has rear only, optional extra for front indicators, that did piss me off. Why rear but not front ???. Specified rear boot tray (not Matt) but tray on back order so gave me the Matt foc. Good option as hard rubber one side carpet fabric on reverse. Since retired had 3 new Hondas & 1 merc & would put my Skoda alongside these models no problem. Can’t think of anything else so enjoy