Used Skoda Octavia vRS (2001 - 2005) Review

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014
4
The Octavia vRS put Skoda on the hot-hatchback map in 2001 with an estate model following in 2003. Sharing components with the Mk IV Volkswagen Golf, using Volkswagen Group's 180bhp 1.
Skoda Octavia vRS (01-05)
Performance at a bargain price, sturdy build, space
Skoda has limited performance car heritage

New price range:

£13,830 - £14,530

Used price range:

£441 - £2,208

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Octavia vRS put Skoda on the hot-hatchback map in 2001 with an estate model following in 2003. Sharing components with the Mk IV Volkswagen Golf, using Volkswagen Group's 180bhp 1.8 turbo engine as well as the know-how of Skoda's skilled chassis engineers the Octavia vRS turned out to be a high performance bargain and a thoroughly enjoyable drive.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Decent sized boot, even better with seats down for those odd large purchases. Seats 4 in comfort and pleasant to drive.  

5 out of 5

Clint Horsey ,   13 May 2013    ... read more

 Huge boot, good seating for 4, drop the era seats and there's even more room for those occasional large purchases.  

5 out of 5

Clint Horsey ,   13 May 2013    ... read more

 Space is amazing. Not had a situation yet when I have run out of room for what I need to shift. With seats down there is acres of space. Estate must be huge!  

4 out of 5

Stephen Clutton ,   27 Apr 2013    ... read more

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