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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.
  • 1.6 FSI Ambiente 5dr

    robert smartt , surrey . Date: 15/04/2005
    • 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

    I think this car is very good value for money.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Classic 5dr

    Glyn Hewitson , Tyne & Wear . Date: 08/04/2005
    • Overall 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

    My car

    As a disgruntled owner of the Renault Megane 1.9DCI (120bhp), which was never out of the garage in the year I owned it, I needed a car that could offer me reliabilty and low running costs.

    I bought the new-shaped Octavia in January and I have not been disappointed. Opting for the basic Classic model, which comes with the basics, I knew I couldn't go wrong. My Megane had all the extras, which proved to be its downfall, as they were forever going wrong.

    The Octavia, however, fails to disappoint. It's well built, offers comfortable handling and a smooth, virtually noise-free ride. The 105bhp engine is also no slouch. The only downside is that it's an oil-guzzler and requires a top up around every 4000 miles, which at a price of £11.50 per litre, works out to be expensive.

    However, the all-round performance makes up for that and its reliabilty is second to none. Just ask the taxi drivers. Their car of choice.

  • 1.6 FSI Ambiente 5dr

    phillip noke , lancashire . Date: 06/03/2005
    • 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 driven numerous cars lately and this is the best one I have tested.

  • 2.0 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    Andrew Grabowski Date: 06/03/2005
    • 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

    The 2.0 TDI PD, with Sport Pack and leather is an excellent car. Plenty of punch from the diesel unit makes current diesels from Ford, Honda, Renault and many others feel a bit lifeless.

    The build quality seems to be excellent, with the many toys on board set out very practically. The sport kit handling is very composed, however it may be too harsh for some. Paint quality and resiliance to chipping has certainly improved over the last generation of Octavias.

    Overall a quick, solid, practical, comfortable, affordable, spacious and enjoyable car to drive. I would give it 9/10.

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