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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

    RIchard Scott-Copeland , Hampshire . Date: 01/05/2008
    • 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

    I have owned a Skoda Octavia Elegance estate 1.9 Tdi for two years since new, and am so happy with the car, that I have now replaced it with another new 08 reg Skoda Octavia Elegance. It consistantly does over 60mpg, and has enough storage to haul the contents of a two bed flat! It would take a very great deal to steer me away from the Skoda Octavia. Even the new Mondeo is rubbish compared with it.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    Michael Slyfield , Somerset . Date: 24/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car as a company car for the past 18 months covering close to 70 000 miles. As an engineer the boot is fully loaded for 90% of my driving and still returns an average of 48mpg.

    The car comes well equiped for the cost in comparison with the other estates available.

    My next car is due in 3 months and will definately be ordering another one. However I will probably go for the 2.0 diesel as the 1.9 lacks that extra overtaking power when fully loaded.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    David Ashton , West Sussex . Date: 23/04/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had this vehicle for six months. It's an excellent car with a good ride, it's economical and can cruise all day at 70 mph on the motorway or autoroute with a heavy load.

    It comes into its own on long trips. Cruise control is excellent even on A- and B-roads if you are careful. This gives very high fuel economy since RPM is constant. I consistently get better than 55mpg on long fast trips.

    Niggles? The manual is sometimes obscure; with so many features, maybe that's not surprising. However there is one blooper - to use it for continental driving you have to change the dipping of the lights and the manual says 'see your dealer'. What? On the ferry?

    I've had no less than six different instructions from the dealer on how to do it. You have to take out the headlights and then put them back in after turning a screw - quite a performance. I had to arrange a demo. I live over 60 miles from the ferry port...

  • 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    Bill Thornton , Cornwall . Date: 19/04/2008
    • 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
      55

    My car

    This is my second review of the same car nearly 5 months on from new. I have the estate version. I am still really pleased with thie car. MPG return is always good however driven. I have done 10,000 plus miles now and its faultless. Really comfortable and lovely to drive. Good for loads and also for passengers in the back. The Elegance model is worth the extra, especially the cruise control and centre console bin for phones and leads etc nicely hidden away. Good stowage space to which you only notice when you have used a car.

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