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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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13 reader reviews for Skoda Octavia Estate.
  • 1.9 TDi Elegance 5dr

    Keith Martin Date: 29/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Excellent car, I have covered 80,000 miles and the only problem was a failed air-mass meter. Engine uses hardly any oil between services and ecomomy is around 53 mpg.

    I previously owned a 1.9 TDi (90bhp) Ambient, that was very good too. The lower power was hardly noticeable and the drive was slightly better - more refined, with less understeer and smoother ride.

  • 1.8 20v Turbo Elegance 4wd 5dr

    Mike Brown , East Yorks . Date: 25/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car has had so many things go wrong with it. The suspension is appauling and you will be faced with regular bills for replacement of shock absorbers. In addition the engine management system has failed twice, the car has been plagued with water leaks,the paint came of the hatch, one suspension spring cracked under normal useage, the internal body fittings don't join correctly, the anti roll bar failed, it had all four wheel bearings replaced, the spark plug coils failed about six months after I bought it. Need I go on? An old joke asked 'what's the difference between a skoda and a skip?' - a skip doesn't cost £2000+ a year in replacement parts and servicing!

  • 1.8 20v Turbo Elegance 4wd 5dr

    Glenn Roberts Date: 10/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had to be persuaded to test drive a Skoda by an insistant friend and am I glad he kept on at me! I couldn't believe how well this car drove. And now I've lived with it for three months, it is definately the best value for money car I've ever had. OK, so it's a bit cramped in the back(which has been sorted on the new model)but the ride and refinement are up there with the so called best. Just about to but the wife a Fabia as well!

  • 1.9 TDi SLX 5dr

    Peter Wellden Date: 20/08/2007
    • Overall 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned one for a couple of years now. It's great if you do not need to put anyone large in the back. Kids are fine and the boot comes in handy for their luggage.

    The car goes well even when towing and is comfortable even on a long journey. A no-nonsense private garage does all the servicing. The most expensive service cost £220 for a full service and four brake discs and pads.

    It's very cheap and practical, and I would get another Mk1 Octavia.

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