Hi, just saw your comment above and wanted to share with everybody that Skoda also sold the Rapid with a black pack later on. This gave the car black bezel headlamps, stickers and wheels which made it looks much cooler than the standard model. I bought the DSG automatic diesel model and it is fantastic to drive. You can barely make out this is a diesel most of the time as the gearbox has done something to muffle the sound of the diesel engine. As a result, you have a very comfortable automatic car that is quick and efficient at the same time. I love my Skoda Rapid!