Written on: 29/08/2011
I really loved the car . So i used to put all the parts from showroom ever since i bought. But it gives complaints one by one. Around 7 months back i changed the airmass sensor.problem was black smoke and petrol consumption.Then i ordered it in showroom.they dont have it. then they ordered it from germany. it took almost one month.now again after 7 months car started showing black smoke and petrol consumption.last month i changed its lambda sensor and something related to black smoke. Now... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2010 by Gearoidc (1 review written)
First off, I must concede that I've only had my Ambiente(105) a week but all early indications are hugely positive.
Economy was one of my main requirements. My first brim to brim mpg test came out at 196 miles (50/50 urban/extra urban) from 14 litres...about 63 mpg.I kept it to 65-70mph on the open road.
The car has done 20k but still feels really "solid" ...engine is a bit noisy at first but more than compensated for by the fact that it feels so assured on the road.
If what other people... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2008 by soctavia2001 (1 review written)
Highly recommended to anyone who wants a EXCELLENT all round car. What else can I say. Go out and test drive one and you will see for yourself. I have my Octavia from new in 2001 and I have had a hassle free drive ever since and I have no intensions of selling it any time soon. (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008
Fuel economy is 55mpg average (including days where I give it some!) - 80k on the clock, breezed an MOT, and the only repair I had to do was to replace the number plate which was cracked when I crashed into a car. Even in the crash, my Skoda was fine! The other car 2.5k repairs!
Awesome boot (reason why I bought it) - 6cd changer, easy to use air con controls (turn the dial!) not the fancy digital things which distract you...
tax is peanuts, insurance is nothing...
Cheap, economical, low... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2007 by eddiemarsden (10 reviews written)
My interest in cars extends no further than a desire for reliability, economy and space, so I'm not able to comment on anything technical. I've had an Octavia diesel estate for five years and it has 127,000 miles on the clock, with 12,000 of them being mine. I've been well impressed with it's reliability; it has cost me little in repairs and has maintained a consistent performance which, as far as I am concerned has been excellent. And this is great news, because having to spend money on my... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2007 by Newhaven (5 reviews written)
The Skoda Octavia is quite simply the best car we have ever had - highly recommended. We are looking forward to long term ownership of this car. (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2007 by Tony Peddle
Multi Function computer, mine is always set at Average MPH. Since using this, I`ve moderated my driving style. Regularly returning 59MPG. Compares with actual overall MPG since I bought it, of 52 MPG. Excellent vehicle for caravan towing. Best car I`ve ever had. I like the fact that car snobs still under rate Skodas. It keeps the purchase price down. However, this might work against me when I need to trade in. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2006 by jake27 (1 review written)
The Skoda badge still holds it back in the street cred market but the Octavia is a superb vehicle, with good motorway comfort and performance.
I have had two punctures and the ash tray stopped coming up in that slow motion fashion! Which was the only warranty claim.
I am now buying another 1.9 TDi with the later PD engine.
I am not afraid to recommend this car to my family and friends based on my experience and I would certainly not be buying the later model if I had had any doubts.
Also... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2005 by Ray Jones (1 review written)
I use my Skoda as a taxi for which I find it totally suitable. My passengers comments are 100 per cent in agreement. It is great for the job. (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2005 by Sonyvaio (3 reviews written)
All I can say is, drive one, you won't be disappointed. I tried and tested the VW Golf before going for the Skoda Octavia, and I was disappointed with the Golf's quality. I had the previous Golf and was happy with it. All I can say now is go test drive the Octavia, you won't be disappointed. I'm not. High spec, good economy, and well built. Don't be a Skoda snob, like a friend of mine, who actually, after my persuasion (eventually), has bought one and he says he can't believe how nice a car... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2005 by Blanchardfamily2001 (31 reviews written)
We bought an 02 plate Ambient Octavia TDi Hatchback back in March 2003. We were looking for a reasonable sized, cheap to run family car with a large boot and found it at Skoda. The car was ex fleet and had 16k on the clock - in three and a half I have added another 20k.
The selling point is the fuel economy which with today's fuel prices means a lot. Around town 48mpg is the norm and the six mile trip to work on country roads, driving "Normally" 53-55mpg. On a recent family holiday... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2004 by Brian Hurst
I've lost faith in what I thought was an exellent car. (See Bad Points) (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2004 by cbewes (1 review written)
Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDi
I have recently come out of a company car scheme and had to use the savings on tax plus a company car / mileage allowance to fund the purchase and running of a long-term reliable car.
I did a huge amount of research on the internet and in magazines to make my choice. Eventually it came down to a toss-up between a Ford Mondeo Diesel Estate and the Skoda. The AA safety ratings decided me finally on the Skoda. I have the top of the range Laurin & Klement version and... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2003 by beefy (1 review written)
My Skoda Octavia has now done 97k and the only faliure was the air mass meter 210 quid!!. Build is still fine , no rattles or creeks, VW engine is superb , would never get a good passat or golf for the price of an octavia.. (read more)
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