Other Skoda Octavia (2004 - 2013) models:

  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Not an extrovert.

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

    Have no idea, never asked.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes - for the same reasons I upgraded from an Octavia 5 door and described previously.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Probably a Rapid wagon - the next generation Octavia is going to be larger than I like to drive.

  • 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?

    January 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    2011 compliance run out got about $4K off.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Upgrading from a hatch to a wagon for the space.

    What was the dealer like?

    Dearer's sales person was excellent.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Torque makes city driving very easy. handiling above average but not a sports car. Steering good feel, brakes excellent. DSG great other than slow take-off from rest.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy, good all round view.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?


    What's most practical about your car?

    Rear space when child seat in place.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Cruise control - saves points. Accelerator pedal - blows XR6's away.