Should one buy a Skoda Rapid or VW Vento today?

Since Rapid and Vento replacements are just around the corner, should one consider buying either of them?

BHPian akshye recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Considering that the Rapid and Vento replacements are just around the corner, should one consider buying either of them?

Past experience shows, companies are now better at managing stock/production as well; with that, I doubt there will be any clearance sale either when the replacement cars show up.

The twins are considerably outdated on gizmos. The only thing pulling the crowd towards them is the new engine. Looking at the Kushaq/Taigun, the replacement twins may have better features at a premium price, with similar engine options.

So, should one buy either of the twins currently at (relatively) lower rates (with outdated features) or wait and watch?

Here's what BHPian abhishek46 had to say on the matter:

These Twins are outdated, agreed.

But, they still drive well.

And, most importantly, they are reliable.

Lastly, the replacement VAG Sedans are rumoured to be much more expensive than the existing offerings.

Here's what BHPian Latheesh had to say on the matter:

Base variants - Yes (TSI engine, 6-speed gearbox, and auto AC). True value for money cars but you should not spend more than 10L for it.

Here's what BHPian aaggoswami had to say on the matter:

Voted for absolutely.

Given the way prices of newer cars are shooting through the stratosphere into space, these cars look like better alternatives, mainly because of better build and driving dynamics. Sure, the bling factor is less, interiors look more skewed towards cars that are more than a decade old. But the interior quality is still impressive, cars drive well, have a nice motor which is now coupled with torque converter AT and doors shut with a reassuring sound.

For someone who loves driving, the sheer joy of driving these machines with confidence is something rivals cannot replicate. Maybe I am a bit old school, but I find its instrument cluster a bit classy too.

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