Used Skoda Octavia Estate (1998 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014
3.5
Octavia was the model that wiped the smile off the face of Skoda’s critics for good. It was the fruition of more than seven years of Volkswagen input and finally put paid to stale old Skoda jokes.
Skoda Octavia Estate (98-05)
Great engines, makes an excellent family used buy
Badge still lacks cachet among some

New price range:

£11,227 - £18,744

Used price range:

£172 - £2,502

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Octavia was the model that wiped the smile off the face of Skoda’s critics for good. It was the fruition of more than seven years of Volkswagen input and finally put paid to stale old Skoda jokes. The estate makes a fine family car - roomy, well equipped, attractive and available with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines. The load area is a decent size and really useful for anyone who's looking for a car that doubles-up as a dependable workhorse.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The car is spacious and practical. The boot is fairly big and with the seats down can swallow most loads.  

5 out of 5

Ian Yates ,   15 Feb 2014    ... read more

 Superb workhorse. Big flexible load space, roof rails - I've fitted a tow bar too.  

5 out of 5

Joe Chamberlain ,   30 Nov 2013    ... read more

 Good boot space and comfortable ride- plenty of leg room.  

5 out of 5

Elaine Milford ,   25 Sep 2013    ... read more

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