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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.6 FSI Elegance 5d (2006/56)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.6 FSI Elegance 5d (2006/56) - Owner Review

Interior space. The boot is 20 litres bigger than a Ford Mondeo estate and allowed me to fit in a freezer from the market with room for the pram and normal shopping!
5

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Review submitted by
Anthony Hand on

Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04-12)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not image conscious but still like my creature comforts.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Partner and daughter love it. Neighbours amazed by practicality and spec.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Definitely. May consider the estate version but extra space not really needed.

What are you likely to buy next?
Skoda Octavia.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£1,850

When did you buy the car?
September 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
Car was on forecourt for £2450, haggled him down to £1850 in less than half an hour.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Love at first sight.

What was the dealer like?
Polite, friendly and knowledgeable. Invited me to his own house for a test drive because I couldn't get to the dealership during normal opening hours.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Visibility good all round, smooth over potholes, good steering feedback.

What's it like to park?
Slightly higher boot and bonnet than my previous car but only took me a couple of days to get used to the extra dimensions. Great turn-in for parallel parking and can get in all but the tightest of spaces.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Parking sensors are intermittent but not a feature I use and knew about it when I bought it so not really bothered.

What's most practical about your car?
Interior space. The boot is 20 litres bigger than a Ford Mondeo estate and allowed me to fit in a freezer from the market with room for the pram and normal shopping!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Stereo system. 6 CD changer in boot and dash loader plays MP3s.

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