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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Skoda Octavia (13-) Hatchback
8 reader reviews for Skoda Octavia Hatchback.
  • 1.6 TDI 105 Elegance 5dr

    Rob Hodgson , Cleveland . Date: 11/12/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    I bought this car only 6 weeks ago & have done 1000 miles, having owned the previous model, which was an excellent car, I thought I can' go wrong with the new model. I do realise that I have only done 1000 miles and cars are not tested for fuel economy until they have done 1800 miles, however I thought that even now I should be achieving better figures than I am currently getting, I struggle to get 48mpg, nowhere near the claimed figure of 74mpg, I am a steady driver and don't have a heavy right foot. I feel the official figures are not representative of the actual figures. I would be very interested to hear from other new Skoda owners.

  • 2.0 TDI 150 SE 5dr

    asif majid , . Date: 05/11/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    Good points - Fit finish excellent. Sat Nav (8 inch columbus) is very good. Seats upfront very comfortable. Lots of thoughtful touches corning fog lights,boots hook,parcel shelf can be slid behind seats.....the list goes on. Quick and response engine and quiet.

    But it is not all good. Bad points , Rear space for 3 passengers is cramped due to limited width and height of transmission tunnel. I have 2 teenagers and one child seat we struggle !!! There is a slight annoyance of windscreen wind noise nothing too much to put you off. Sometimes depending on the light reflection the dash appears in the windscreen can get very annoying. Rear passengers have very small side storage where it is difficult to put things into. Really it is meant for 4 people. The boot is huge I would of been happy with it being smaller for better rear seat space. I have driven very carefully and best figures are 60mpg.

  • 2.0 TDI 150 Elegance 5dr

    Kevin Gatward , Bristol . Date: 28/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      58

    My car

    I recently purchased this model with the winter pack and Race Blue metallic paint. This is my third Octavia and whilst I have considered other manufacturers when changing cars none really come close for value and practicality. The car is a big improvement over the last model being more refined and better put together. Road noise in particular is much reduced. It still does not match the Golf in refinement but the price difference and the extra space convince me every time. There is still a lip when you drop the seats which is somewhat annoying when trying to put my bike in the back. The other issue I have is with the Amunsden Sat Nav. The voice is robotic and you cannot change it. The map was not the latest when I received the car so I decided to update. The download took 8 hours and did not work first time and had to do again. Tom Tom is definitely more user friendly but I prefer the built in unit, so guess I will have to live with it. The engine pulls well and economy is very good, which I expect to improve with time. I find the seats comfortable with plenty of adjustment although my better half finds the seats too high at the front. There is plenty of leg room in the back and the boot is massive; improved over the last model. Looks will never excite but it is a good all round car. Does everything you want very well. People who have been in the car cannot believe it is a Skoda!! I have never had problems with Skoda reliability, so I hope this model will be the same.

  • 1.4 TSI 140 Elegance 5dr

    Jon Cantrill , . Date: 10/02/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    I was pondering for many months between a Mk 7 Golf GT or the Octavia Elegance. I have owned Skodas before but decided last time to 'up grade' to a VW and so I bought a Polo 1.2 TSI select. This was lovely car but I had endless problems with it (electrical mainly). This and the price difference persuaded me to return to Skoda and I can honestly say that I have never been happier than with this decision.

    Whilst the Golf is a lovely car to drive (I had three test drives) the money difference is simply not worth it. The Octavia is superbly built. You really get the impression that you are sitting in an executive car. The controls are fabulous and well made and the info system is easy to navigate.

    The petrol engine feels powerful and refined (easily the equal of the Golf- though it should be being the same engine bar the ACT on the VW). Fuel economy is good, although I do drive conservatively. The ride is superb, although some may prefer the 16" wheels for a slightly more comfortble ride. Nevertheless, the ride was not that much notiicably different to that of the Golf.

    If you have the money, buy this car! Yes the Golf is good too but then look at the price and it is a no brainer. Unless you are a badge snob, this is the car for you. Utterly brilliant!

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