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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.8 20V SLXi 5d (1999/S)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.8 20V SLXi 5d (1999/S) - Owner Review

Good visibility. Good lumbar support with lots of seat position variations. Place to rest clutch foot.
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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Good full package, excellent value for money.

Costs

4 out of 5

Reasonable for this size of car.

Driving

4 out of 5

Good visibility. Good lumbar support with lots of seat position variations. Place to rest clutch foot.

Performance

3 out of 5

Nippy enough for big car.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Nearly 100,000 miles. Always starts first time.

Image

4 out of 5

I don't care - this is a wolf in sheep's clothing!

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very comfortable on long runs.

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Insurance group: 19

Security

3 out of 5

No alarm, but immobiliser - everything shuts on keyturn.

Service

3 out of 5

Skoda keeps closing its garages - I've lost 4 so far!

Problems

Bodywork
I broke a windscreen in 1999. Difficult to source new one - took Skoda ages.

Engine
Water pump and idler replaced at 98,000 miles. Cambelts replaced at 60 then 98k.

Gearbox
-

Other
Back brake seized - wore out disks and pads. New front brakes - can't stop them squealing.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes