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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.
  • 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?)

  • 1.9 TDI PD Ambiente 5dr

    Dan Fisher Date: 12/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    Got this car in March 2006 and have done 65,000 in less than 2 years. The economy is fantastic. I generally get 55mpg on the motorways. My only complaint is that there isn't enough legroom behind the drivers seat (I'm 6ft2) for passengers of any size! The equipment level is very good. I could have had an Elegance, but couldn't justify the cost for largely cosmetic features. Will probably have another one when this one is up for renewal. I would recommend this car to anyone. An absolute pearl of a car, and more reliable than anything else from the VW/Audi/Seat fold.

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