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 TDI PD vRS 5dr

    Stuart Wilcox , Kent . Date: 14/07/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49

    My car

    I've driven this car for four months now and already notched up 8,700 miles. This amount of mileage in such a short time is made that much easier by how good this car actually is.

    When I was looking around, I was going for an Audi but I thought that I would look at the Skoda first. I never made it to the Audi dealer! I fell in love with it from the first test drive. My wife wasn't too keen to start with but now she adores it.

    It's uncomplicated, powerful, comfortable, easy to drive and beautiful to look at. I had the black metallic paint option with the free upgrade to 18" alloys and it really looks the business. It certainly turns heads.

    Fuel economy is great for a powerful car like this and I regularly get between 47-51mpg on most motorway journeys.

    The only piece of advice I would offer is to get the parking sensors fitted. I didn't and it is quite difficult to judge the distance at the back.

  • 2.0 TDI PD vRS 5dr

    stephen Mogg , Gwent . Date: 18/06/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car new in May 08 and it has been superb. The car handles well and the acceleration is excellent especially in higher gears. The economy is also excellent and i am averaging 45mpg. The build quality is superb and everyone who has seen the car has been impressed. I would recommend this car to anyone as well as the dealer who has provided a 1st class service. This is a superb car which i look forward to driving every day.

  • 2.0 TDI PD vRS 5dr

    Carl Metcalf Date: 14/06/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have owned this car since October and am about to clock up 10K miles. I still look forward to driving it every day. Like many diesels it is a little unresponsive under 15 MPH unless you really floor it and the turbo kicks in. this is with traction on - I haven't tried switching it off. But once moving it is effortless acceleration through 3rd, 4th and up. Every passenger I've had has been impressed by the build quality in the cabin and shocked by the acceleration. The road holding is awesome although the stiffend suspension can be a little harsh over the ubiqutous road bumps. In conclusion :I love this car!

  • 2.0 TDI PD vRS 5dr

    Stephen Tomkinson Date: 07/06/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought a June 07 Demonstrator in Feb 2008 from main dealer. Having now covered 11k the car is running sweet. I enjoy every mile, look forward to driving it every time. I can get 55mpg if I try but on average I get 42, should get better with age. Acceleration is phenomeanal, especially in 3rd gear upwards. Not the easiest car to drive in slow traffic in 1st/2nd gear but get used to it.

    Good spec, good quality cabin and build. Seats and wheel adjust well to suit most people. Good options are Maxi-dot,Cruise, Park assist although cruise can be retrofitted easily.

    Only issue was slight twitchyness at speed, soon fixed with a 4 wheel laser allignment. Most VAG cars have incorrect adjustment from factory. Much better ride now.

    Have a look at www.briskoda.net for owners club

    Steve

Skoda Octavia Hatchback

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