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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 2.0 TDI PD Ambiente 5d (2005/54)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 2.0 TDI PD Ambiente 5d (2005/54) - Owner Review

the amount of space it has in a small package and the economy.
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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04-12)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Practical family man who appreciates good quality and good price. not a badge snob.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
put it this way, nobody has said they dont like it, i think most are surprised.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, good cheap quality motoring.

What are you likely to buy next?
No idea, depends on if i win the lottery, but new superb looks very appealing.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£4,800

When did you buy the car?
November 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not really. Lost money on my trade in but with the money I save with this car I can soak the loss up.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I wanted something reliable, spacious, practical, economical and good build quality. The Octavia ticked all these boxes.

What was the dealer like?
Good up until the handshake, then I heard nothing from them in the week before I picked the car up, although things in the deal had changed.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great to drive. Holds the road very well and coped great in the recent snow we've had. Great engine with plenty of torque.

What's it like to park?
Easy, i never really have trouble parking no matter what i drive but had optional rear sensors fitted to make life easier for when my wife uses it.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No, so far so good.

What's most practical about your car?
the amount of space it has in a small package and the economy.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
plenty of cubby holes to hide things away in.

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