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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04 - 13) review

(2004 - 2013)
Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04 - 13)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Skoda Octavia hatchback?

The most obvious competitor to the Skoda Octavia is the evergreen Volkswagen Golf, on which the Skoda is based. However, you’ll sacrifice some of the Skoda’s size and need to increase your budget for a car of the same age, spec and mileage.

For driver involvement, the Ford Focus is the obvious choice with its class-leading ride and handling. However, keep in mind that the boot is small, so you won’t have as much space as you will in many rivals, let alone the Skoda

The Vauxhall Astra betters the Focus for space, but it can’t live with the Octavia. Nevertheless, it’s quiet, smooth to drive and has a good ride, if still not up to Golf standards. Most models are well equipped, too.

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What alternatives should I consider to a used Skoda Octavia hatchback?

Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04 - 13)
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Verdict

A great used car, but it can be rare

  • Very large boot
  • Comfortable ride
  • Solidly built interior
  • Auto gearbox reliability
  • Dull styling
  • Noisy diesels