Our cars: Skoda Octavia and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Today we consider the merits of air conditioning in the Outlander and express concern about a tasty-looking part of the Skoda Octavia's boot...

Words By Tom Webster

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Every day we take a look at life with some of the cars we live with on a daily basis. Today, we are looking at the Skoda Octavia and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Digital editor Nigel Donnelly has been attempting to complete his commute on electric power alone in the Outlander PHEV, but this has required a few sacrifices. Turning on the air-conditioning can mean the difference between petrol and electric. See how he has been juggling matters here.

Content editor Tom Webster has been looking at the Skoda Octavia from a dog's perspective this week, and he reckons that one part of the boot looks rather tasty. See which bit he is talking about, and why his parents' dogs won't be allowed in the Skoda any time soon here.

Read all the updates on life with our long-term test fleet.