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Skoda Octavia Estate (04 - 13) review

(2004 - 2013)
Skoda Octavia Estate (04 - 13)
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What's the used Skoda Octavia estate like?

While the previous generation Octavia Estate did a sound job, this is a car that you would truly desire to own. It really is that good. All versions handle tidily and are fun to drive over a twisty road, yet retain their smooth ride in the process.

There's plenty of choice to be had from the engine range, with economical diesels and a hot 197bhp vRS version. Admittedly, all of them can sound gruff when they're worked hard, but at cruising speeds refinement is excellent.

Inside, the dashboard plastics may not be quite as top notch as you'll find in a Volkswagen, but they are still very good indeed. And, unlike in the previous model, rear passenger legroom is good. The boot provides a massive 540 litres of space, extending to a sizeable 1620 once the 60/40 split folding rear seats are lowered, and only a high boot sill limits the car's practicality.