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Many thanks to the Johnston family, seen here collecting the keys to their fantastic new Skoda Yeti from sales manager Nigel.

The Johnston’s had not long landed from North Carolina when they arrived to TUCC’s forecourt looking for a suitable family friendly vehicle. Mr Johnston, currently on his sabbatical, has embarked his family on an adventure to the Shire-like Cornwall where he is teaching marine Biology at the university in Penryn. The timing of the trip was convenient and most welcome with hurricane Dorian looming large in the Americas – we have checked and yes their home back home is standing on all fours and well. As we all know public transport services down in the corner of England is not the greatest and that was quickly realised and thus the hunt for a new vehicle had begun.

Having searched online for a local dealership Mr and Mrs Johnston found #TUCC via AutoTrader and having read our reviews (please see here) they were convinced this was the right dealership to purchase their new car from. After many discussions and questions – most noticeably how to change the language on their rental from German to English – we had established a suitable vehicle to match all of their criteria, and this was achieved in the form of the wonderful Skoda Yeti. A diesel engine was key as Mr and Mrs Johnston had plans to make the most of their time here to see as much of the UK as possible and were eyeing a trip up to Scotland achieving efficiency and affordable running costs - £30 a year road tax and average MPG of 61.4. Mr Johnston has always driven “stick” cars so the manual gearbox was a must. Also on their checklist was good visibility so they could get a clear view when approaching those absurd things called roundabouts. The final checklist, with the children in mind, was comfort to ease the great distance due to be traveled and Bluetooth connectivity with audio capability for their music. This was all achieved and some with the Skoda Yeti which included the following specification:

  • Bluetooth interface with music capability
  • Cruise control
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Rear optical parking display
  • Heated front seats
  • Full leather upholstery
  • Auto start/stop technology
  • Hill hold function
  • Rear privacy glass
  • 16” alloy wheels

Many thanks to the Johnston family for choosing TUCC for your new car and we from all of the team we hope you enjoy your time in the UK and the Yeti serves you well through the road trips!