What's the used Skoda Octavia like?
This generation of Skoda's Octavia is based on Volkswagen's MkV Golf, and is almost as good to drive. It rides well over poor surfaces, and the handling is agile, yet stable. The only weakness in dynamics is the slightly numb steering. The cabin is quiet when on the move, with just a little wind noise.
The Octavia is roomier than the VW Golf, and feels more like a family-sized car. There's space inside for five, along with a generous boot space. Everything feels solid and durable, even though it is short on visual flair.
The Octavia range underwent a comprehensive refresh in late 2008, including a face-lift, a revision to model names and a range of new engines.