Our cars: Octavia, Leon SC and Captur

Read the latest updates on the What Car? long-term test fleet. Our Skoda Octavia’s wheels are a doddle to clean, and the Seat Leon SC is making some unusual noises.
Our SE-spec Octavia's standard alloy wheels look good and are easy to clean
Our SE-spec Octavia's standard alloy wheels look good and are easy to clean

Every day, we take a look at a few of the cars that we are living with. Today, it's the turn of the Skoda Octavia, Seat Leon SC and Renault Captur.

Skoda Octavia

I’m glad I went for the standard wheels on my SE-spec Octavia.

Sure, they didn’t cost me any extra and (to my eyes at least) they look good, but another reason is that they’re really easy to clean.

Wheels with lots of tiny spokes (such as those on many Alpinas and the Ford Fiesta Zetec S I owned years ago) are a pain – literally – to keep spotless; in contrast, the Octavia’s five-spoke ones are a godsend for the OCD wheel cleaners among us.

By Barnaby Jones
Barnaby.Jones@whatcar.com

Read all of our updates on life with our Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI.

In the car park

Content editor Tom Webster is worried that the Seat Leon SC’s fault-free life may be coming to an end - some odd noises from the front are concerning him.

Deputy content editor Ed Callow reflects on the final week with the Renault Captur. A full goodbye feature will be online in the coming weeks.

Read more about our long-term fleet.

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