Used Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1998 - 2004 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98 - 04)
  • Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98 - 04)
  • Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98 - 04)

What's the used Skoda Octavia hatchback like?

You can tell this Octavia apart from the later model because it has a much smaller, less prominent grille than the newer one. It's still a handsome car, though, and practical, too, with a big boot. However, long-legged back seat passengers are severely short of sprawling space.

Because the Octavia borrows most of its switchgear from the Volkswagen Golf, quality is good. The controls are clear, the range of driving positions impressive, and the seats supportive and comfortable.