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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5d (2004/54)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5d (2004/54) - Owner Review

Book a test drive and you will appreciate why I bought this car.
5

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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04-12)

Value

5 out of 5

I considered the Skoda alongside the Toyota Avensis, the new Mondeo and the Vectra. I liked all of them (its hard to not like any new car) but the Skoda gave so much more for so much less.

Costs

5 out of 5

I have done 26,500 miles and averaged 57.3mpg overall (60% motorway & 40% urban I guess). I have had to buy one bottle of oil of which I used half a litre and I have had one service which cost £220.

Driving

5 out of 5

Book a test drive and you will appreciate why I bought this car.

Performance

4 out of 5

Round town its great. On the motorway its great up to 80mph hour but after that you wish you had bought a 140bhp 2.0 litre. 76mph returns 68mpg! Sticks to the road like its on rails.

Reliability

5 out of 5

26,500 miles without missing a beat in any weather.

Image

4 out of 5

I think the inverse snobbery is great. The A4 and the Golf gang probably look down their noses at me, but who's the fool there? With the money I saved for essentailly what I feel is a better finished car I will be off to Disneyland :-)

Comfort

5 out of 5

I suffer back ache (I cant sit in a Renault for more than 20 minutes!). Yesterday I drove 560 miles (280 each way without stopping) and my back didn't even twitch. (Didn't even use a full tank of diesel either).

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Insurance group: 14

Security

5 out of 5

I have no idea, I assume Skoda paid as much attention to this element of the design as they did to the rest of it.

Service

5 out of 5

Second to none. The only comment would be that the sales staff dont know the full extent of the car's features and therefore undersell it a little.

Problems

Bodywork
None.

Engine
None.

Gearbox
None.

Other
Took 3 weeks to get a replacement glass for the front passenger window.

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