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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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110 reader reviews for Skoda Octavia Hatchback.
  • 1.4 TSI Elegance 5dr

    Kenneth Rust , Cambridgeshire . Date: 29/01/2015
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I previously had a VW Golf but the boot was too small for my needs. After much research I decided on this version due to very good reviews, zero interest rate, huge boot, quality interior which I think is as good as the golf (it has golf components too!). Although I have only completed 5700 miles in 9 months, this did include two long journeys. I have been very impressed by the zippy performance, quiet engine, super-slick automatic, comfort, style and the very smart Race Blue metallic paint which has drawn lots of compliments . I am very pleased with my choice and would recommend the car unconditionally.

  • 2.0 TDI PD Laurin & Klement 5dr

    Lloyd Spence , Co Fermanagh . Date: 06/05/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    I've owned the car from new. The biggest bugbear which would put me off ever buying another Skoda is the dreaded dual-mass flywheel.

    Mine failed after 5 years and 55k miles.

    Buy second hand if the car, like mine now, is fitted with a single-mass flywheel.

    Apart from this an excellent car to run and deive.

  • 2.0 TDI CR 170 vRS 5dr

    Ron Macey , Kent . Date: 18/02/2012
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    I bought this car new and have run it for just over a year now, covering 15000 miles and I have nothing but praise for it. It is extremely well built has great performance/handling and fantastic economy. I regularly get 50 mpg although the mid-range acceleration is quite addictive. I bought through an internet broker and got a fantastic deal - £4k off plus interest free credit. I collected the car from a Skoda dealer in London who were excellent. I have had the car serviced at my local dealer and they are also very good. Quality wise the car is pretty good although the cost savings can be seen in some areas of the cabin - but for the money you can't beat it. I've kept the car to a fairly basic spec, the only options I picked were Race Blue metallic paint, a spare wheel and mats. On the down side I am disappointed that DAB is not even an option and I had a 20 week wait for the car. I would definitely buy from Skoda again and would certainly recommend the Octavia vRS diesel.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    bryan powell , staffordshire . Date: 19/12/2011
    • 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
      51

    My car

    I have just purchased my fourth Skoda since 2003. Two Fabias and two Octavias. The latest being a 1.9 Elegence on a 59 plate with 17K on the clock. brilliant Car, however a couple of minor moans.. They have got rid of the electrically lockable fuel cap, they have changed the way that the heated wing mirrors work, they have over complicated the heating and ventilation system with a digitally controlled system, where the previous version on the silver line was perfect. also the the key is now a big chunky thing that has several locking routines...Too complicated Mr Skoda. besides that the car is Ace. The car returned nearly 60 mpg on a 300 mile run...Confirmed by measuring fuel and dividing miles on top up.

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