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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5d (2008/58)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5d (2008/58) - Owner Review

Being able to sell it.

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Review submitted by
Fred Boyle on

Skoda Octavia Hatchback (04-12)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Expected a lot more. Underwhelmed.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No. Nothing special and a lot of hassle over minor issues, unimpressed by car and dealer.

What are you likely to buy next?
Vauxhall Insignia or Toyota Avensis

Buying experience

2 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
July 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
A lot of hassle for the money

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I thought I was buying VW quality for a budget. Not so sure now!

What was the dealer like?
Hard work! Could have shown more interest and tried harder when problems cropped up.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
A bit sluggish but handles very well

What's it like to park?
Ok, but rear visibility is a bit restricted

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing catastrophic, just niggle after niggle. Skoda dealer were hard work to deal with and seemed a bit hit and miss at addressing problems, enough to knock my confidence.

What's most practical about your car?
Being able to sell it.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Not exactly a Bond car.

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