Used Skoda Octavia Estate 1998 - 2004 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

Skoda Octavia Estate (98 - 04)
  • Skoda Octavia Estate (98 - 04)
  • Skoda Octavia Estate (98 - 04)
Used Skoda Octavia Estate 1998 - 2004 review
Star rating

What's the used Skoda Octavia estate like?

Introduced in 1998, the Octavia was the car that really turned Skoda around. It was the first of its fleet to be designed and built under Volkswagen's stewardship, and it shows.

Behind the wheel, everything feels nicely put together and it's all well laid out. Getting a decent driving position should be no problem, thanks to a good range of seat and steering wheel adjustment. And, the seats are well bolstered, remaining comfortable even on long motorway journeys. However, back-seat occupants are not so well catered for, with an obvious lack of legroom.