Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Skoda Octavia estate?
If you can find a well maintained, privately sold 1.9 TDI with a full service record at the right price, snap it up. However, it's not only private motorists who have recognised the Octavia Estate's virtues, and sadly company car and taxi drivers may not have looked after their charges as well.
Have a good look around for usual tell-tale signs of misuse and abuse, such as scuffed bumpers, shaved alloy wheels and dodgy paint repairs.