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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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71 reader reviews for Skoda Octavia Estate.
  • 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!

  • 2.0 TDI PD vRS 5dr

    robert ratcliffe Date: 18/09/2008
    • 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
      46.5

    My car

    SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI VRS ESTATE THIS IS THE BEST CAR IVE EVER HAD HAD FROM NEW 2007 57 PLATE DONT BUT THE AUDI OR THE VW GOLF YOU DONT GET THE TOYS THE PRICE IS £15000 MORE ITS THE SAME CAR JUST WITH A SKODA BADGE. THE SERVICE IS GREAT. THE POWER AND THE ROOM IN THE CAR ARE SUPERB .GREAT MPG £145 TAX 12 MONTHS AND THE PRICE IS VERY GOOD TRY CLOCK CLOCK GARAGE IN DERBY SKODA DEALER

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