Talk about a full-on day. Last Friday, the Octavia was tasked with taking my mum, my sister and I from Surrey to a funeral on the south coast and back, which it did suitably smoothly, quietly and discreetly.
Once we’d got back at about 7pm, I then dashed across south London to my flat to pick up my girlfriend, load the boot with a weekend’s luggage and drive to her parents’ house in Devon.
I expected the journey southwest to feel like an arduous one, but the Octavia is great at covering long distances, so I hardly noticed the miles slipping away. This also meant I didn’t feel too tired – and therefore grumpy – on the way, much to my girlfriend’s relief!
We got to Devon after midnight, and having driven 300 miles in a day, I got out of the Octavia thankful for its ability to make long journeys feel like much shorter ones.
When you’ve got a lot to do in a day, a 2.0-litre diesel Octavia is right up there with the best £20k cars for the job.
By Barnaby Jones
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