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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDi Ambiente 5d Auto (2003/53)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDi Ambiente 5d Auto (2003/53) - Owner Review

Reliability and the bullet-proof auto gearbox

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Review submitted by
Marc Walgate on

Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
not bothered about big name badges

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
ok but as its a taxi they know its just a workhorse

Would you buy this car again and why?
yes, reliability, done 97000 miles now and its cost me nothing in the 2 years iv had it. 4 tyres and front pads and discs

What are you likely to buy next?
an estate version

Buying experience

4 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?
August 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
got £1300 off the marked price, was prepared to walk away and go elsewhere so salesman kept lowering price till i was happy

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?
very good

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
very easy, not sporty but a great plodder

What's it like to park?
easy good visibility all round

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
cabin filter blocked (my fault never changed it) Drivers door release cable snapped so was locked in car (had to climb out of passenger side)

What's most practical about your car?
Reliability and the bullet-proof auto gearbox

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
auto box

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