Other Skoda Octavia (2004 - 2013) models:

  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Who knows?

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They are pleasantly surprised after travelling in it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes definitely. Normally change my cars every 3 years however I still run this after 5 , I get 60 mpg (actual) costs little in insurance and servicing .

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Possibly the new mk viii VW Passat.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    December 2010

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Excellent deal as Skoda were doing a VAT free promotion.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Space and exceptional value.

    What was the dealer like?

    Excellent, not pushy.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very comfortable. Have done 600 mile 15 hour stints to France with no back ache. Not the most exciting car to drive. Some road noise , should perhaps have gone for the smaller wheels.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy with sensors.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Couple of minor problems. A broken spring (could be down to the state of the roads) and windscreen wiper coming loose. That's it in 5 years and 70000 miles!

    What's most practical about your car?

    Acres of space for passengers and luggage .

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Rear parking sensors with built in display.