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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.8T Elegance 5d (2001/X)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.8T Elegance 5d (2001/X) - Owner Review

Handling is safe and predictable rather than sporting, but that is fine.
5

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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)

Value

5 out of 5

This car was ex-fleet and had lost a huge amount of value so very cheap second-hand. Fuel economy very good for the power of engine and the size of car.

Costs

5 out of 5

Has cost me only one 'variable' service and wont need another one for 20,000 miles. Dealer service nothing less than excellent and miles better than previous VW dealer experience.

Driving

5 out of 5

Handling is safe and predictable rather than sporting, but that is fine.

Performance

5 out of 5

The car has been professionally remapped by Jabbasport to give 227bhp; this gives excellent performance for very little outlay.

Reliability

5 out of 5

The car has been 100% reliable and only when I hit debris in the road did I have problems (punctured sump), but this was fixed prompty again with no fuss at my local dealer.

Image

5 out of 5

To those 'in the know' it is an excellent car and got the Used Car Buyer magazine award for its sector. No one wants to scratch it or steal it, which is a bonus in my eyes.

Comfort

5 out of 5

I am 6ft 7 and can fit in the car comfortably even with the sunroof, long journeys have been no problem including 2 recent 1500 miles trips to Germany.

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Security

5 out of 5

The car doesn't have the VRS badges, so consequently hasn't been of interest to any thieves. It is parked on the street and I have no concerns with VAG locks and immobiliser.

Service

5 out of 5

Skoda are by far the best brand in the VW group. This is based on my previous ownership of SEAT and VW, family with Audi have not had my level of service.

Problems

Bodywork
A few stonechips.

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Some creaks from rear seats due to large hole. It's a massive hatchback with a big space in the middle.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes