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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDI GLX 5d (2000/W)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDI GLX 5d (2000/W) - Owner Review

Lacks the agility of an Elise in the tight, twisty stuff but otherwise it's comfortable and supremely stable, good fun to hurl about too.
5

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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)

Value

5 out of 5

Nothing comes close - brand spanking new, stuffed with kit, warranty, free servicing and AA cover for the price of a mouldy old Passat in need of an MOT.

Costs

5 out of 5

None so far apart from fuel, insurance, road tax. 55mpg helps a bit too.

Driving

4 out of 5

Lacks the agility of an Elise in the tight, twisty stuff but otherwise it's comfortable and supremely stable, good fun to hurl about too.

Performance

4 out of 5

Modest 90bhp doesn't reflect excellent mid range punch and effortless motorway cruising.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Brakes squeal slightly and boot lock went bust but it's been a paragon of reliability in every other respect.

Image

4 out of 5

Only the ignorant would mock. People seem to think it's either a Passat, A4 or BMW. 'Nuff said.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Firm seats and firm ride but try driving 500 miles in it and you arrive fresh as a daisy.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

5 out of 5

Never had any break in attempts but it has won several security accolades - deadlocks, clutch mechanism in door locks to prevent forced entry, immobiliser and visible VIN.

Service

5 out of 5

Can't speak highly enough of local Skoda dealer, West End Skoda in Broxburn. Efficient, friendly and helpful.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Brakes squeal (but work very well), boot lock packed in but was fixed in a jiffy, free of course.

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