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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDi Ambiente 5d (2002/51)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDi Ambiente 5d (2002/51) - Owner Review

Softish ride is great for motorways or rough roads. Easy controls. Rear visibility not great for reversing.
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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)

Value

5 out of 5

Better than a VW for less money.

Costs

4 out of 5

Depreciation only average, but it really will exceed 60mpg on a long motorway trip.

Driving

4 out of 5

Softish ride is great for motorways or rough roads. Easy controls. Rear visibility not great for reversing.

Performance

4 out of 5

No complaints. Feels like much more than 90bhp and there is no turbo lag.

Reliability

4 out of 5

A slightly temperamental electric window switch - that's all that has gone wrong in 4 years!

Image

4 out of 5

A more intelligent choice than a VW, and much more interesting than a Ford or Vauxhall. Forget the old jokes (and most of them were recycled Lada jokes anyway - old Skodas were never *that* bad).

Comfort

5 out of 5

Do 300 mile trips a couple of times each year with no aches afterwards.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

4 out of 5

Deadlocks and immobiliser. Not really a theft magnet anyway.

Service

4 out of 5

Some garages are more knowledgeable than others. Recommend Newbury Skoda if you're in that area.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
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Gearbox
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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