Other Skoda Octavia (2004 - 2013) models:

  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Not a lot! Sensible 4x4 motoring I guess.

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

    It's filthy inside and out so it rather lets us down...

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes - practical, reliable, affordable.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Keep this until it dies and then something similar.

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    January 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Probably not - but the Skoda warranty was something we wanted.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    To replace an ageing Volvo XC70.

    What was the dealer like?

    OK - I don't think we got the same treatment as we would have had we been buying a newer car.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Noisy but punchy. Perfect for what we use it for.

    What's it like to park?

    Parking sensors are very helpful but it does have tiny tiny wing mirrors!

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Nope - just the usual servicing and tyres.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Space - it's used as a grubby farm/dog mobile with trips into town. The boot space, plastic bumpers and tow bar make it very useful. It still scrubs up OK too!

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Heated half leather seats (an extra) and the parking sensors.