Used Skoda Octavia Hatchback (2013 - 2020) Buying & Selling

Review by Tim Bowdler on
Last Updated: 02 Feb 2017
This is the third generation of the popular Skoda Octavia from the Czech maker. It is now 90mm longer and 45mm wider than the previous generation but it also looks more elegant than before.
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Buying used

The Octavia is an excellent used buy, in particular the diesel models.

Don’t be put off if they have an over-average mileage – many of them will be ex-company cars with motorway miles and they should have decent service and maintenance histories.

Steer clear of cars that have damaged alloys – this shows the previous owner hasn’t been caring for the car and scruffy interiors will be a sign of abuse.

Octavia owners are usually very fastidious and there’ll be plenty of clean models that have been properly looked after. For extra peace of mind get a Parkers car history check that will show whether the car is hiding any unpleasant surprises.

See 851 used Skoda Octavia Hatchbacks for sale, starting at £2,495

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Be prepared to move on the price because resale values are moderate but not particularly strong. Lower powered petrol models will be need to pitched at attractive prices and you’ll have to swallow a fair amount of pride and accept your losses if you are trading in.

Of course, clean models with undamaged alloys and a full service history will be the first to go, and try to keep that interior squeaky clean. If you have a 2.0-litre diesel you can be more stubborn when in negotiations.