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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 2.0 TDI PD Ambiente 5d DSG (2006/56)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 2.0 TDI PD Ambiente 5d DSG (2006/56) - Owner Review

Excellent reliability, great fuel economy, good acceleration and top speed, generally a well built car, economical to run.
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Review submitted by
Michael Hanson on

Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04-12)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Reliable, bring looks but a bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing, Very economical,.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Much admired, neighbour also bought one.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. Best in class for medium hatchback in diesel auto format.

What are you likely to buy next?
MPV - to carry bikes in back.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£16,500

When did you buy the car?
November 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes - 3 years free servicing, good price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Company car.

What was the dealer like?
Very good.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very good to drive on and off motorway, very quick when needed, good in town because of excellent DSG auto.

What's it like to park?
Average. Medium size hatch back but visibility can make parking a bit awkward.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Little or no problems especially in first 4 years. Recently a few minor problems eg whistling turbo, air conditioning, occasional loss of power due to a "sticky valve".

What's most practical about your car?
Excellent reliability, great fuel economy, good acceleration and top speed, generally a well built car, economical to run.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Automatic DSG box, otherwise pretty basic for the year.

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