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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.
  • 2.0 TFSI vRS 5dr

    Ashley Lees Date: 30/10/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    I purchased this car new after having an Impreza 2.5 WRX for a year. I chose a vRS after test driving the new hatch Impreza, Golf GTi, Mazda 3 MPS and Focus STI. I found the vRS to drive very much like the Golf GTI, but for considerably less money and with better seats and a lot more interior space. I'm very pleased with the car, the 2.0TFSI is a remarkable engine and I suspect the car is quicker than the quoted 7.3s 0-60 time. The engine has a superb wide spread of torque and pulls well in any gear making it a very easy car to drive compared with the Subaru. The gearbox is light and precise and the car cruises in wonderfully relaxed fashion in 6th gear. Handling is excellent, with loads of grip, very powerful brakes and good balance in corners. Downsides include excessive tyre noise from the rear (I have the optional 18" alloys, which may be a factor) and an engine/exhaust note which sounds a bit dull compared to an Impreza. Overall the car is remarkable value for money, insurance is very reasonable and fuel economy is 50% better than the Subaru! I'm surprised they don't sell in much greater numbers.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    CHARLES HOLLAND-KEEN , ABERDEENSHIRE . Date: 08/09/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    My second modern Skoda having changed from the 4x4 Estate to the dsg auto in June. Excellent comfort, handling and economy. The 6 speed auto is so smooth you do not feel the changes.

  • 2.0 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

    John Wilson , West Yorkshire . Date: 01/09/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    So you want a car with the interior size of a passat, cheaper than a golf, a huge boot/hatch - withour making any compromises and a bit different from everyone - its all here.

    54,000 miles from new in 3 years - yes a couple of issues but nothing the dealer hasn't sorted out - including a steering rack, water leak, wind noise form rear window and fuel temperature sensor (all sorted under warranty) but otherwise a pleasure to own.

    Only niggle - Sports Suspension and Low Profiles - noisey and bumpy ride - but the handling, by way of compensation, is great.

    2.0 TDI + DSG gearbox - wow, you dont know it has changed gear except the indicator on the dash and the instant urge when you put your foot down brings a smile everytime and suprises everyone, especially the otrher road users.

    Would I recommend one - well I have just ordered a new one.

  • 2.0 TFSI vRS 5dr

    myles builder , south australia . Date: 31/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    recently i traded my subaru legacy /liberty 3.0 auto , for the octavia vrs wagon , due to the heavy fuel consumption . new to australia in the last year , its a great car , it reminds me of my golf mk 4 gti but much better ,handles more confidently . the economy is outstanding , and the build quality is excellent . after reading the j d power uk reports i took the plunge on an unknown car in oz . great work skoda .

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