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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDi Elegance 5d (2002/02)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDi Elegance 5d (2002/02) - Owner Review

Not the sportiest drive around, but very easy to get used to with fair handling capabilities.
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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)

Value

5 out of 5

Fantastic value for what you get (a VW Golf with a green badge).

Costs

5 out of 5

Servicing and parts very cheap, service Norman Fairweather Motors in Dundee is second to none.

Driving

4 out of 5

Not the sportiest drive around, but very easy to get used to with fair handling capabilities.

Performance

4 out of 5

Torquey engine makes overtaking a breeze, with superb brakes.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Never broke down, even doing 30k a year. minor niggles fixed straight away by dealer under warranty.

Image

3 out of 5

An excellent car for the canny buyer, as long as you don't care about the badge. Unfortunately the old Skoda stigma is still there, which I found at the time of resale.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Firm seats and lumbar support very handy on long journeys, although not a huge amount of room in the back.

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Insurance group: 23

Security

5 out of 5

No problems in this area.

Service

5 out of 5

Fantastic. Norman Fairweather Motors in Dundee were professional, courteous, polite, communicative and extremely efficient.

Problems

Bodywork
Minor area of lacquer peeling, fixed under warranty.

Engine
None..

Gearbox
None.

Other
Hazard light switch replaced under warranty.

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