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What a super forum this is! I am a wrinkly (very) looking to spend some of the kids' inheritance on our last set of wheels for me and herself.
Live beside the N York Moors. Do less than 10K per annum, all on roads or good tracks, though need something that can cope with the snow oop ere.
Priorities are comfort, reliability, economy, pleasure. Not averse to a few boys' toys though.
I test drove a Yeti last week and we were both very impressed to say the least.
The option I (we) are now seriously considering is the 1.2 SE Plus petrol manual with spare wheel option and non metallic paint. It seems to hit the spot without bankrupting us. Would probably buy from a dealer as we are now risk averse, though I believe we could save a fair bit through a broker.
Any comments from you guys with knowledge and experience would be welcome. Please be aware that I am not technical!
 

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I ordered my Yeti 2.0l Elegance diesel 4x4with the heated windscreen, which is one of the best ever options ever on a car, tyre pressure monitor which does what it says on the tin, spare wheel and mats. I had to wait about 4 months for it but got it in October, just before the bad weather and it hasn't put a foot, or wheel, wrong so far. I'm still finding all the features on it and have been most impressed with it.


With less than 10k per annum you're probably right to go for the petrol version. Are youconsideringthe 2WD or 4WD version?



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2 wheel. I think that will be OK for us and its cheaper. Heated windscreen certainly looks useful as it will be parked in the drive and we get a lot of frost.
 

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Hi GenstablerWelcome to the forum.
Read you posts regarding MDI interfaces and just wanted to point out that the radios with the Yeti, Amundesen or Bolero, have an SD card slot.This allows you to put any music, or other audio you want, in MP3 format onto an SD card and then play it with full view and selection of all the tracks on the display panel of the radio. I use it all the time and apart from when first brand new to check it worked, don't think I have put a CD in the slot at all.
 

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I think the Yeti tends to attract the"more mature" drivers, possibly due to things such as the fairly high price when new, and don't take this the wrong way, thelack of street cred. I've had mine 13 months and have done 14500 problem freemiles, every other new car I have owned has has at least one fault in its first year such as a Morris Marina (still traumatised) having to push start it at three days old due failed starter motor then the alternor catching fire at six months (outside lane of M4), Nissan Prairie shattered seat belt buckles on the first day and a Mazda Premacy with buckled discs as three months to mention just a few.
A lot of the internet sites are in fact dealers, and those such as happynew car, orangewheels and skodastore.com are safe. My Elegance came from skodastore.com which is Rainworth Skoda in Mansfield who give a good discount and deliver nationwide free of charge,the car is delivered on a trailer not driven by someone with a back-to-front baseball cap.

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I bought a 1.2 Urban last year and it's a cracking little engine. Don't be put off by 1.2 - it's the equivalent of an old 1.6 engine.


I used the What Car? Target Price service and got over £1000 off the RRP. In my case, it was basically an 'introduction' to the dealer who was prepared to sell at that price. All my money was paid to the dealer the day I collected the car and all my communications were direct with the dealer.
 

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Hi and welcome

The 1.2 is alovely engine, my first yeti was a 1.2 and being petrol it will warm upquicker than a oil burner, but the heated windscreen clears in about aminute so a lot better than sitting waiting for the heater (have it on mypresent yeti) well worth every penny. It is also good for clearing any slight misting on the inside.

The only other thing you should give a lot of thought to is winter footwear, being 2 wheel drive and light on the front end with the small engine and your location. But saying that fitted with winter tyres it will be a good car for you.

All the best with your decision
 

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I am also passed the first flush of youth (just, at 67) and liked the look of the yeti when it first came out and we finally got one last October. It was love at first drive and so far having done around 5k I still smilewhenI drive it. It is comfortable and easy to get in and out of despite having a new hip 3 years ago. It is almost impossible to explain to somebody else why it is so good

Next month we are off to Spain for a month, we have driven there before in a Golf and a Passat and expect this to be even better.

My kids haven't clocked the inheritance bit (or lack of it) yet or if they have they have kept quiet about it!

Go for it, have fun while you can. As someone said to me just before I bought mine "there are no pockets in a shroud" he was in his 80's and was just buying another boat with an engine because the sailing boat that he has had for years was getting a bit much to handle.
 

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One other point. The SE plus has bluetooth allowing connection of a compatible phone for hands free operation and voice control. It can also play any MP3 files on the phone once the phone is paired. On the radio display there should be a BT option which will allow full control of the files on the phone.








Makes me wonder sometimes if there's too much technology in cars these days.



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Mine can park itself if I use the park assist, but I have found it only gets used to give the occaisional demo. I had specified it so SWMBO would have no excuses but she refuses to drive the Yeti until it has its first dent, so heres hoping she never gets to drive it!
 

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Just downloaded the owners manual using the link provided by The Hood on Madmans thread. Am now getting really excited! Not good for a 71 year old. On the other hand, not much else excites me these days!
 

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Next question, colour. Plain or metallic? The Pacific Blue looks nice. The Rosso Brunello metallic looks great, but is it worth the extra money?
 
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