Used Skoda Octavia 2020-present review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

Skoda Octavia 2021 touchscreen
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  • Skoda Octavia 2021 nose
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 dashboard
  • Skoda Octavia 2021 touchscreen
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Used Skoda Octavia 2020-present review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Skoda Octavia hatchback?

The Octavia is a large and immensely practical hatchback, so it might have been used for a variety of duties, including family chores and taxi runs. Always check mileage details and the car’s history. Look at the bodywork for signs of scuffs, which could be the result of tight urban car parks, and the wheels for any kerb damage. Check the operation of the seats and that they all fold as they should, and make sure the fabric is in good condition.

Several owners of the previous (third generation) Octavia have reported problems with the dual-clutch DSG automatic gearbox, including electrical glitches and mechanical faults. It's therefore imperative to make sure that any automatic you're considering buying changes through the gears smoothly and without hesitation in both manual and automatic modes.