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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Skoda Octavia Hatchback review.

3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £10,260 - £18,144
Used price £140 - £2,055
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £145 - £325
Insurance group 11 - 28 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Quality, space, ride, reliability, value.

CONS

Traditional Skoda image, wind noise.

Skoda Octavia Hatchback rivals

Written by Parkers on

The Octavia shares components and engineering expertise with the Audi A3/A4, SEAT Toledo and VW Golf/Bora - which should put pay to any stale old jokes about the Skoda marque. The Czech car maker has hurtled up-market with these keenly-priced and well built medium hatchbacks and estates, which are essentially Volkswagens in all but name. These are family holdalls not status symbols.

In the image department, Octavia is a big step up for traditional Skoda buyers - but are the badge and the clever advertising enough to confer kudos in the car park?

Skoda Octavia Hatchback rivals

Other Skoda Octavia (1998 - 2005) models: