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Skoda Octavia vRS 2.0 TDI PD Hatchback (170bhp) 5d (2006/56)

Skoda Octavia vRS 2.0 TDI PD Hatchback (170bhp) 5d (2006/56) - Owner Review

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Skoda Octavia vRS (05-13)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says that anyone who buys this car recognises what fantastic quality and value for money this car is-£2K cheaper than the equivalant VW????

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Well recieved by all

Would you buy this car again and why?
At present-NEVER-see whats gone wrong!

What are you likely to buy next?
Probably another Skoda,the quality just gets better and better-I would say that this car is as good as an A4!

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£17,500

When did you buy the car?
September 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes,good p/x allowance and discount

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Liked the looks

What was the dealer like?
Fantastic,cannot fault in any way

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Fast and frugal-43.3 mpg and it's still running in! Update 4/12/2006 it's now averaging 43.8 or over 50mpg on a long run!

What's it like to park?
A bit long-I wish I'd ordered the parking sensors!

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Engine Management light on at 327 miles,I am told this is affecting every Octavia VRS TD,diagnosed as the glow plug relay. Update 4/12/2006 This vehicle is becoming a nightmare-7 visits to the dealer (so far!!!) for resets and rectification work! 7 days off the road so far :( I am reliably informed that ALL VW/Audi's with this engine have the same problems!!!!!

What's most practical about your car?
-

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
None of note-they all work really well-ordered with cruise,dual zone air/rear electric windows/centre armrest,maxi-dot display and auto wipers/lights/auto dim mirror. I am not impressed with the auto lights (too sensitive) or the auto wipers (either too sensitive or too slow to react!)

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