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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 SDi LX 5d (1999/T)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 SDi LX 5d (1999/T) - Owner Review

Suprisingly good. Handles like the VW Bora. Firm steering, steady, solid drive. Slight roll on corners though.
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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)

Value

5 out of 5

Cheap because of poor image (still), though that's changing. Hard to find a better value car besides the Fords.

Costs

5 out of 5

Low insurance. Incredible fuel economy. Every tank up is still an event! Can use straight vegetable oil if you really need to (but make sure you do it legally). Servicing is fairly cheap.

Driving

4 out of 5

Suprisingly good. Handles like the VW Bora. Firm steering, steady, solid drive. Slight roll on corners though.

Performance

2 out of 5

0-60 in 19 seconds. When I floor it, nobody realises! Except that it sounds loud. Struggles to overtake beyond 70mph.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Mechanically sound. Feels like it will run forever.

Image

2 out of 5

It got so bad I had to change to the Mazda MX6 (see other review). It's relative to everyone I suppose. A fantastic value car if image doesn't bother you, but the tide is turning slowly...

Comfort

3 out of 5

Solid to drive. Feels safe. Quite good on bad roads, but minimum spec model with no frills.

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Insurance group: 11

Security

5 out of 5

It's an underpowered Skoda. Who's going to break it? And what for? To joy ride? Because it's an expensive car? Think about it. The image is the best security. Unfortunately.

Service

2 out of 5

The guy in charge of the actual workshop was condescending and unhelpful.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes