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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
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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39 reader reviews for Skoda Octavia Hatchback.
  • 1.9 TDi Ambiente 5dr

    Peter Shreyhane Date: 24/01/2005
    • 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

    Good build quality - feels solid.

    Very economical car - I regularly achieve 60mpg on a long drive if speed is kept to the national speed limit.

    You get "a lot" for your money compared to other makes.

    Large boot - extensive space if rear seats are lowered.

    Minus point is back-seat legroom is rather limited.

  • 1.8 20v vRS 5dr

    richard knight Date: 09/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Super quick needs a little more torque. Embaresses BMW drivers. In yellow, it's a real head-turner.

    Shreds tyres due to addictive power surge. Tends to get scratched by envious VW, Audi or BMW drivers.

  • 1.8 20v vRS 5dr

    Graham Leadbetter , Lincolnshire . Date: 21/12/2004
    • 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

    Purchased new in August 01. Having searched for a car which would give performance with economy and comfort (I am 6'2'' and find most cars cramped).

    I test drove many, but always found the Octavia back at the toop of my list again.

    The only fault i have found with it has been the egress of water on opening the hatchback, I find it very comfortable both for short and long journeys, regularly returning 44+ mpg. The boot is carernous. The seating gives plent of adjustment making it comfortable for all sizes.

    It drives well, with good all-round performance (too quick at times) and handling. The brakes are excellent, proving plenty off stopping power under any circumstances.I would have another one any day.

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