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

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

Great to drive when not in the garage. Noisy though.
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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

Drops in price like a stone off a tall building.

Costs

3 out of 5

Main dealers try to charge VW prices. Excellent while under warranty though.

Driving

4 out of 5

Great to drive when not in the garage. Noisy though.

Performance

3 out of 5

Drive it hard and it is a lot of fun. Not much at low revs though.

Reliability

1 out of 5

Very poor. VW should be ashamed, it was their parts that continually failed. Horners (the dealer) made things worse though.

Image

2 out of 5

Still seen as a wannabe car, people turn their heads when they know what you drive.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Seats are very hard but that suited me. Poor quality fabric stains easily and the driver's seat collapsed at 30K miles.

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Security

3 out of 5

Mine was broken into but they wouldn't take the car or the stereo. You would need to pay the thief to loose it.

Service

1 out of 5

Not suitable for use as a fleet car, the level of support is not there from the dealers.

Problems

Bodywork
Scratched easily (usually done while in for repair).

Engine
Noisy starter motor, misfires.

Gearbox
OK, two loan cars stuck in gear.

Other
Water leaks, stained carpet, stained seats, broken seats…

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No