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.
  • 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.

  • 2.0 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    alastair comfort Date: 07/04/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I bought the car when it was two-and-a-half years old - it gets better all time, is very economical for its size and power, and has great specification.

    It averages 57mpg over 3000 miles, and the pulling power from low revs is great - the faster you go, the better it feels. I would love to take it to Germany and just let it go on an Autobahn.

    Also, it's very good towing a caravan 16ft long - it returns 31-33mpg when towing.

    You do have to remember to check the oil level occasionally, but this normal on a variable service engine, apparently.

    The car was bought from West End Garage in West Lothian who look after it very well - this is my fourth Skoda, and I can never think of another brand to change to.

  • 1.9 TDI PD 4x4 5dr

    CHARLES HOLLAND-KEEN , ABERDEENSHIRE . Date: 07/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Overall the best car I have owned. Practical, reliable, economical and comfortable. Handles Scottish rural roads and tracks very well, including 15cm of snow on standard tyres. Since June 2006 av. 50mpg. A real bonus, my wife loves this car too.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    Roger Gibson Date: 28/03/2008
    • 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 just ordered my third one and no I'm not a glutton for punishment. I know what pleases my eye, is good to drive, gives good service and is kind to my pocket. The only things I have had to replace are tyres and one wing mirror, thanks to an HGV driver (he paid), and even that was reasonable. Average 52 MPG overall. We have a Guide Dog, plus we had one retired, and the back is ideal for them, never used a Dog Guard. Only extras bought are boot mat @ £47 and rear mudflaps @ £15, (why not standard on the rear when they are on the front?)

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