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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.
  • 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    Chris Gooch , Berkshire . Date: 07/04/2006
    • 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 had the car 8 months (16,000 miles) and despite gulping down 1 litre of oil it has been great. Has any one else experienced high oil consumption?

    The handling is fun and the engine performance is good, even my Merc driving boss was impressed with the build quality. There is loads of space and on a recent drive to the Alps with roof box and 4 lads it shone.

    My only criticism is the flimsy cargo net in the well in the boot.

  • 2.0 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    Paul Talbot , Lancashire . Date: 26/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      45

    My car

    Since I last wrote a comment for these pages, I'm now on 28,000 miles and the car, my 2.0 diesel Elegance has been back to the main dealer twice for an issue with the airbag light. Apparently, whilst cleaning it inside, move the seats at your peril as it upsets the airbag sensor and triggers the light. I've also had a persistent oil warning light too which has meant a replacement oil pressure switch. The car was full of oil and yet the light stayed on. Both issues have been cleared up under warranty and without any fuss. I'm waiting for the next zero percent finance offer and I'll be back to my dealer for my third Octavia.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    Paul Webb , Surrey . Date: 10/01/2006
    • 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'm just coming up to 20,000 miles in six months of ownership with this car. It has an excellent ride and handling is good, although the tracking goes off quite quickly. The DSG is brilliant.

    The only problem I have encountered has been excessive wind noise, which my dealer is hopefully fixing next week. It has great build quality and equipment levels and a huge boot which has been very useful. Highly recommended.

  • 2.0 FSI Elegance 5dr

    Frank Roscoe , Kent . Date: 13/12/2005
    • 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

    2.0 FSI Elegance Hatchback with optional 17" alloys and sports suspension.

    I looked at several other cars before even considering the Skoda, each one just disappointed in one way or the other.

    I first test drove the 2.0 turbo diesel, and having driven the previous generation VW turbo diesel, was disappointed at the performance. A test drive with the 2.0 FSI was a revelation, this is a flexible engine and provides the car with more than enough performance for normal driving conditions. Economy is very good as well, currently 37mpg average.

    Handling is good the car feels firmly planted and comfort is not compromised at all by the sports suspension.

    The main plus points with this car though are the build quality, as good as Audi, and practicality, the boot is huge.

    It may have a Skoda badge, but this car is the best use that the VW group have made of the Golf platform.

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