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HelloA couple of weeks ago I was driving past our local Skoda specialist dealer (used to be a main dealer but lost the dealership to the big boys, pity.) When I spotted a Shark blue Yeti. So I stopped and wandered into the showroom for a closer look. The salesman appeared "Its a 1.2 dsg auto 30000 miles etc. Oh I said. "Take it for a spin" said the salesman. Well I was just looking really I spluttered! So showroom door open I set of down the road. Not knowing quite what to expect from this pretty blue car. The engine so quiet and yet so powerful but its only 1.2 amazing! The gearbox again I have driven automatics but nothing like this, so responsive, so quiet, so quick. To cut a long story short I loved it.
I think it was the general feeling of quality that does the trick nothing rattles and all the controls are solid and functional.
So a week later after haggling trade in etc. It's sat outside our house.
then I look on the internet and find this friendly forum so hello everyone.
Have I any criticisms of the car well not yet. I am a retired engineer so I scanned the internet for technical literature with regard to the engine and gearbox. The complexity of the engine and gearbox are mind blowing you would not think anything so complex could possibly be reliable. So only time will tell!
So I look forward to happy hours with Yeti and her Forum!
Best wishes John ( Yorkshire Dales)
 

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Welcome to the forums John. Your experience is one that mirrors that of many other people here...one drive of a Yeti and your hooked. I own the 1.2 with DSG and am also amazed how such a small capacity motor can perform well above its weight...my avatar is power/torque curves for the motor.
If the technical side of things interests you then I can help you out as I have gathered a library of pdf documents (generally engine and gearbox) that may interest you, and I am happy to share with interested people. The vehicles bits and pieces may look technical and complex, but really they are quite simple. You are among like-minded people here. Enjoy your Yeti.


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Welcome to the forum, you live in a very Yeti appropriate part of the country. I think you will soon be going to sessions where you stand up and say "Hello my name is John and I am a Yetiaholic". You will know when it has happened, you will be making excuses to drive somewhere where you really do not need to, you will also find yourself smiling as you drive. As PLXBR says most of the mechanicals are pretty straight forward, it is the electronics that will confuse you, and depending on your abilities may get the better of you.
You don't mention if you have a spare wheel or not, if you do read the handbook about raising the vehicle, the jacking points are very precise.
 

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Hi John, welcome to the fold. Just like you I had not intended to get a Yeti having gone into the dealership for an Octavia test-drive. My wife casually said to have a look at this - the Yeti - and after a drive I was hooked as well. The rest is true love!
 

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A very big welcome JohnTech - another member of this fast growing group of Yeti enthusiasts.Enjoy your new Yeti.
Driving a Yeti around the Yorkshire Dales . . . . wow . . . . life doesn't get much better than that
 

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Hi Johntech
Many congratulations on your new "Snow Monster"!
You will find this forum really friendly and with lots of help from tech savvy owners who are always happy to help.
Like you I fell in love - with a YETI - but not having the good sense to get one immediately, I am waiting for mine to arrive - sometime in March 2014 - yup you have to wait a long time to get a factory fresh version.
It would be great to see some pics of yourswhen you have time.
I suspect that your dream Christmas present has arrived early for you!
Welcome.
 

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Ey up John, welcome to the forum and Yeti ownership. Hope you have many happy hours in it.Cheers, H.
 

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Welcome John from another true member from God's own country. SWMBO and I want for a run in our 6 weeks old 1.2 dsg elegance yesterday. we went from Garforth area over to Pickering, then on to Rosedale Abbey and over the moors to Whitby (fish & chips in a restaurant recommended by Clarkson no less) we came home and checked mpg, that was only 40.3, but round that countryside I suppose on a car with only 1500 miles under it's belt, that's about all I can except. You will find this forum is great, and welcomes newbies like us with open arms. Hope you have many miles of great pleasure with your new Christmas box.
 

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Welcome John from another West Yorkshire newbie. One thing I was surprised about the Yeti, having enjoyed my old Mazda's ability to handle with ease the country lanes of the Dales of which I frequent regularly, was it's similar fun factor coping with such bendy lanes with ease.......have fun.
 

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Hello Again!Thank you for all your kind words.
I have now covered about 300 miles in Heti / Betty the Yeti (haven't decided on a name yet.)
My previous car was a Citroen C5 estate which was of course a very smooth ride but was getting old in the tooth and was heading for some very expensive bills.
I do like the precision feel of the Yeti which reminds me of my 1967 VW beetle i.e. it is difficult to close the doors with the windows closed!
My old car had Xenon headlights which I miss I have ordered some Osram night breakers which I hope will brighten things up a bit I really do think that all new cars should have xenon lamps as standard and it should not be used as an excuse to extract another few hundred pounds from the purchaser!
With regard to fuel consumption about 43mpg round our hilly dales according to the onboard computer.
Considering the sophistication of the engine I would have thought it may have been more. Has anyone figures for a good motorway run please?
Is it possible to add pictures to this forum ? If so how please?
Looking forward to a trip out tomorrow.
Best wishes John
 

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Hi John, I used to own a Peugeot 405 SRDT so I can relate to your previous experiences about escalating repair bills. Several people here have done fuel figures for their vehicles under different conditions eg motorway, hills, towing etc so you should get some good help there.
If you would like to post some pictures then there are two stickys at the beginning of the Gallery section with instructions:
http://www.yetiownersclub.co.uk/forum/how-to-upload-photos_topic158.html
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http://www.yetiownersclub.co.uk/forum/how-to-post-photos_topic45.html
You no longer need to join Photobucket to upload photo's as there is now enough room (150 Mb's per person...thank you Admin's) to cater for most peoples needs. Just go to Member Control Panel and click on the File Manager tab, select New Upload, then Browse then Upload Image. You can also upload documents and pdf files as well by changing the Select Upload Type drop-down box. Once they are uploaded then you will need to follow the instructions to post them in a topic/reply. It's easy-peasy really.









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There is so little difference between Aqua Blue and Shark Blue your Yeti looks just like mine. A very good choice indeed, and a good choice of location for the photo.
 

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Come on Hoody, obviously it would be a great location, John having taken a picci in God's own country
I've had two glorious holidays in your part of the country, and if I can get SWMBO moving there would be more. Mind you there's quite a nice castle just up the road from me.
 

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johntech said:
With regard to fuel consumption about 43mpg round our hilly dales according to the onboard computer.
Considering the sophistication of the engine I would have thought it may have been more. Has anyone figures for a good motorway run please?
Hi Johntec. The fuel figures for the 1.2 sound about right as it's not going to be competing thediesel versions, and a 1.2 is still a relatively small engine pulling a car the weight of the Yeti. Over 6000 miles I am averaging just under 40 mpg of mixed driving. Motorway cruising at the legal limit is easily doable with the 1.2 but it's over the efficiency curveso you'll get better figures by easing off a little and cruising at 60 to 65. As your driving a Yeti who cares if it takes a little longer.
 
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