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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Skoda Octavia vRS (01-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £13,830 - £14,530
Used price £540 - £2,305
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £330
Insurance group 31 How much is it to insure?


Performance at a bargain price, sturdy build, space


Skoda has limited performance car heritage

Skoda Octavia vRS rivals

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The Octavia vRS put Skoda on the hot-hatchback map in 2001 with an estate model following in 2003. Sharing components with the Mk IV Volkswagen Golf, using Volkswagen Group’s 180bhp 1.8 turbo engine as well as the know-how of Skoda’s skilled chassis engineers the Octavia vRS turned out to be a high performance bargain and a thoroughly enjoyable drive.

Skoda Octavia vRS rivals

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