What used Skoda Octavia estate will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Skoda Octavia estate?
With the 1.9 TDI Ambiente, there shouldn't be too many tears over running costs. It has the best fuel economy of the range - a claimed 53.3mpg - and it's the cheapest to insure - a mere group 7 insurance rating. However, coverage isn't expensive for the range as a whole: most run no higher than group 8.
You'll have to make an exception if you want the vRS, which incurs a group 15 rating, but that's still not bad for what is essentially a hot hatch. Fuel economy isn't so good, though. Use the petrol turbo engine at all enthusiastically, and you'll be lucky to get 28mpg.