First of all welcome to TAI
Second, you have posted your query in wrong section. Explore the website for further info.
Third, is your family settled in a single place ? In that case, its the quality of after sale of local Skoda dealer should matter you the most. Yes SKoda service quality has been highly disappointing. So you should try to gather some info about your local dealer. If it is good then no problem. BTW
, service of VW is not in the league of say MSIL.
Among Rapid & Vento, you can pick Rapid's middle variant with Airbag/ABS
. And spent the rest of money in purchasing a good ICE for the car.
Though Rapid & Vento share same mechanical underpinnings, but Skoda has tuned it in a better way. So the car feels better in almost all fields such as pick-up, NVH, ride & handling, steering etc , though not by a huge margin.
Moreover, Rapid is slightly cheaper and hence more VFM