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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 SDi Classic 5d (2002/52)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 SDi Classic 5d (2002/52) - Owner Review

Servicing costs and tyres are reasonable

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Andrew Charles on

Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)


1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

Would you buy this car again and why?
NO CHANCE! Dealers are terrible, each one condems each other. Skoda/VW new about the faults in this model for years but have refused to rectify them. Gearbox was not built to last. Hazard/indicator switches are know fault as are brake light switches.

What are you likely to buy next?

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
October 2002

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was fair when I bought the car but gave me a duff warrenty for 3rd year. Local dealer used for warrenty work was terrible. I could guarentee car would come out with more faults than it went in with! I was in there a lot getting warrenty work done.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
reasonable economy. handles fair

What's it like to park?
Quite easy as it is quite a small car

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
What hasn`t gone wrong in the time I owned it? Fitted 4 gearboxes, countless hazard/indicator switches, 5 brake light switches, wiper motor, steering racks, door lock cables etc.

What's most practical about your car?
Servicing costs and tyres are reasonable

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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