Used Skoda Octavia Hatchback (1998 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014
3.5
The Octavia shares components and engineering expertise with the Audi A3/A4, SEAT Toledo and VW Golf/Bora - which should put pay to any stale old jokes about the Skoda marque. The Czech car maker has hurtled up-market with these keenly-priced and well built medium hatchbacks and estates, which are essentially Volkswagens in all but name.
Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)
Quality, space, ride, reliability, value.
Traditional Skoda image, wind noise.

New price range:

£10,135 - £18,044

Used price range:

£138 - £2,013

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The Octavia shares components and engineering expertise with the Audi A3/A4, SEAT Toledo and VW Golf/Bora - which should put pay to any stale old jokes about the Skoda marque. The Czech car maker has hurtled up-market with these keenly-priced and well built medium hatchbacks and estates, which are essentially Volkswagens in all but name. These are family holdalls not status symbols.

In the image department, Octavia is a big step up for traditional Skoda buyers - but are the badge and the clever advertising enough to confer kudos in the car park?

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

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 The boot, helped 2 mates move barracks and it swallowed all their gear and them no problem at all. Plus it averaged 63 mpg on the journey.  

5 out of 5

Joe Hayes ,   21 May 2016    ... read more

 The boot space is very commodious for a standard hatchback.  

4 out of 5

David Esteves ,   09 Dec 2014    ... read more

 Fuel economy is fantastic i would certainly buy another Skoda.  

4 out of 5

Nigel Hewitt ,   30 Apr 2014    ... read more

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