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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.6 Ambiente 5d (2002/52)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.6 Ambiente 5d (2002/52) - Owner Review

I like the firm seats, but I cannot seem to find a good driving position that keeps the headrests close to my head. I am concerned about any potential whiplash problems.
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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)

Value

5 out of 5

The price is excellent for what you get. Don't expect much more than £500 discount from a dealer.

Costs

5 out of 5

Amazed at over 41mpg average over all journeys.

Driving

3 out of 5

I like the firm seats, but I cannot seem to find a good driving position that keeps the headrests close to my head. I am concerned about any potential whiplash problems.

Performance

4 out of 5

For a 1.6i, remarkable acceleration and tractability.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Discovered that the Driver's-side heated mirror didn't work after delivery. Dealer fixed it in 20mins. Do they check it during PDI?

Image

4 out of 5

Well, I think it has more charisma than a Vectra workhorse.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Roomy, but see my comments on seating position.

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Insurance group: 17

Security

5 out of 5

Who would nick a Skoda?

Service

4 out of 5

1 minor problem, so can't really tell.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
Still a bit 'notchy' after 3,000 miles.

Other
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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