The car runs very well, it is comfortable and quiet - and on long continental trips, I can run at an average of over 60mph (over 500 miles) at over 60mpg - not too bad.
My only query is with the main beam lighting pattern. It projects in a 'V' pattern, which on twisty country lanes leaves the verges in shadow some 30 metres ahead (though the tree-tops are well lit).
Does anyone else have this, and is it an issue?
I currently own a previous model 1.8T 4x4 hatch. My local dealer rang offering me a test in the new 1.9 TDi 4x4. I was very impressed by the car's build quality, and it felt very solid, was a pleasure to drive, though it did not have as much roll in a bend as mine (4x4s have raised ride height).
The six-speed box is fantastic, too. The other thing which impressed was that there did not appear to be much differance in performance. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone who, like myself, likes the added safety of 4WD and ESP.
My only gripe would be that rear parking sensors and cruise control are not standard, as the previous model specification matched that of the Elegance.
I absolutely love driving this car! I spent a whole year researching and test driving cars in this category before making up my mind.
Buying this car was the best decision I have ever made! I took delivery of my new Octavia in June from a very efficient and helpful Skoda dealer in Derby.
This car is such a pleasure to drive and I look forward to journeys of any length in it - the longer the better!
I have the sports suspension and 17 inch alloys on my model and I am so pleased I agreed to is addition as it looks fab (in sahara beige) and feels fab too. It is an economical drive and the added extras in the Elegance model are superb. I cannot recommend this car highly enough!
I placed an order in June of this year for an Octavia L&K Estate 1.9 DSG.
The order form quite clearly states that my requirement was for an L&K. The brochure supplied by Skoda UK quite clearly states that the L&K was/is available.
Last week I took delivery of my new car.The invoice states that I have paid for, and taken delivery of, a Skoda Octavia Estate 1.9 DSG L&K.
Upon closer inspection of the vehicle documentation however, which is supplied by Skoda, it states that the vehicle is actually a Skoda Elegance! I am horrified!
I would like Skoda UK how my vehicle can be identified in the future as an L&K for resale purposes! Put simply, legally this vehicle is NOT an L&K! It is an Elegance with some optional extras added.
For resale purposes it is an Elegance!
This, surely, is misrepresentation under the sale of goods act?
I also have concerns regarding the current legal vehicle insurance identification declaration.
I am further irritated by the fact that I had previously asked both Skoda UK and the local dealer to confirm that the L&K was actually an L&K and not an Elegance (May 2005).
Skoda UK failed to answer and the local dealer would only give verbal assurances based on the content of the Skoda Octavia brochure.
DO NOT BUY AN L&K THINKING IT IS AN L&K - CLEARLY IT IS NOT!!!
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