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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72 reader reviews for Skoda Octavia Estate.
  • 2.0 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    justin Smith Date: 06/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47.96

    My car

    I bought a 57 plate 2.0TDI 140PS DSG from a Skoda dealership in November 08 with 9800 miles on the clock, 11 months old and in immaculate condition. I chose the Skoda over other makes and models because of the good reviews and feedback and I have not been disappointed in any department. I have just returned to Salisbury from Mull in the Western Isles,a mixture of rural, urban and motorway driving and on Mull single track roads with passing places where I switched to manual gears for most of our stay. 1177 miles and an average mpg (actual, not in-car computer) of 47.96 and that included running the car up for 10 minutes each morning to clear the ice. On the way up we stopped at Penrith to break the journey. On the way back, because the car was so comfortable and easy to drive, we drove from Oban to Salisbury straight through with rest and comfort breaks en route. The two Skoda dealerships I have dealt with (where I bought the car from and my local dealership who will be looking after the car servicing for me) could not be more helpful. I would urge anybody looking for a practical, economical, comfortable and affordable car to test drive all their choices and then, if a Skoda Octavia has not featured, try one. You will be amazed and will very probably change your mind.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    Jean Lyon , Devon . Date: 11/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My previous review has come out as the 1.6 FSI, it should be the 1.9 TDI PD Automatic.

  • 1.6 FSI Elegance 5dr

    Jean Lyon , Devon . Date: 10/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Just bought this car from a Skoda dealer 3 weeks ago. It has 11,000 miles on the clock and is a year old. We love it. It has all the extra gadgets and I love the fact that I won't have to service it for 18K miles approx or even more. It's very pokey to drive, leaves others standing climbing a hill. We have the DSG automatic version and my husband likes the way you can throw it across into manual pre-select.

    Have only done shortish runs at the moment, but the computer tells me I am doing 46 mpg, so I imagine it will do up to 60 mpg on a long run.

    My only tiny niggle is wind noise at the drivers door side. Not sure yet if it's a seal or just the wing mirror or door pillar. Apart from that we feel like we have made a very good choice.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    Martin Bolger , Manchester . Date: 04/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    I read all the rave reviews for the new shape octavia myself but can't believe just how good they are! I bought an 05 reg 1.9TDI elegance estate with 70K for £5500, bargain. I had convinced myself that I wanted the 2.0TDI but after driving the 1.9 I changed my mind. It has loads of torque, cruises on the motorway and gives superb MPG. I average nearly 52MPG with my usual mix of motorway and and town driving (and I drive enthusiastically) on a recent 450mile round trip I managed 57MPG! This car is so easy to drive, light clutch, direct and informative steering, superb gearchange and SKODA has to be applauded for making a car that both handles superb but still soaks up all the bumps (take note Audi drivers). Inside you can play spot the VAG parts bin with the majority of switches and controls. Even the seat fabric is the same pattern as my old Audi A4! The estate offers a huge load bay just the job when you have a young family and all the paraphernalia. My only criticism would be the occasional fit problem with some of the internal octavia specific plastic trim panels on the A,B and C pillars, but this really is nit picking. To sum up, take your time searching for the right model at the right price, the elegance has all the toys you could want and at the right price nothing else comes close. Wake up and notice how many taxi drivers use Skoda's, they normally know a thing or two about reliability and this car feels like it will stand upto a lot of miles!

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