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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.6 FSI Ambiente 5d (2007/07)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.6 FSI Ambiente 5d (2007/07) - Owner Review

The boot is huge. the car has carried the family, 4 people plus dog & luggage on family holidays without difficulty.
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Review submitted by
Dave May on

Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04-12)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
This is a family car, for someone not worried about labels.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Don't Know.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Unlikely, due to the gearbox problem.

What are you likely to buy next?
I'll keep this for another 3 years to get my moneys worth from the gearbox change then I'll look for a car with a long warranty!

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£12,750

When did you buy the car?
May 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
-

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great car to drive, 1.6 engine can struggle a bit when fully loaded, but not enough to cause any problems.

What's it like to park?
Parking is not a problem.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
At 90,000 miles, 5 years the gearbox had to be replacedwhich cost £2000. Before this I'd have bought another Octavia without hesitation, now I doubt if I'll get a Volkswagen group car when I replace the Octavia.

What's most practical about your car?
The boot is huge. the car has carried the family, 4 people plus dog & luggage on family holidays without difficulty.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
It used to be the CD autochanger, but now I can save 100+ MP3 files onto a CD it's become redundant.

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