Written on: 16/12/2010 by denis76 (1 review written)
I drove the Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDi elegance for two years and did over 40k in nearly two years. I can stay without a doubt the best car I have very owned. It was a company car when I was told it would be a Skoda I was initially very disappointed (so was my wife). How wrong was I, it would return over 55mpg (and that was giving it a hard time - even manage 62 mpg). The engine is quick and very responsive the car is well built with lots of extras in the price and would happy recommend the car... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2008 by davy11757
As a private hire driver who has owned and driven a lot of vehicles most of which were far more expensive and with better sounding makers names, I can state without fear of contradiction that the Octavia Tdi is the best medium sized car on the road for the money. Driving the Octavia is a pleasure although the seats are a wee bit hard after a full shift. The car handles beautifully and without fuss. MPG is best in class and boot space in the A4 is incredible. Almost 70% of private hire... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2006 by Blanchardfamily2001 (31 reviews written)
I have been driving my April 02 plate since February 2003, when, with our second child on the way, we needed a bigger car, with a few modern safety features - ABS, Airbags and Isofix car seat mounts. I purchased the car for about £9750, after negotiating £600 off the price, as it was 6 months old, an ex fleet car with 16k on the clock and not hired out since October 2005. Current mileage 46750.
The car is a pleasure to drive, whether around town, on the motorway or country lanes. The car... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2006 by usmillers (1 review written)
We have owned the Octavia (bought just prior to the face lift so got a good deal. 90 bhp variable service met paint leather pack alloys and basically RS trim) for 2 yrs now and have been very pleased until the last four months, First off the drivers door electrics went walkabout (rusty contacts in door) and then the clutch pedal lost all pressure half way around r/bout (new master cylinder). AA said it was a problem that VW Golf have not common but known. All this done on the 3 year warranty... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2005 by 2james (3 reviews written)
Bought my Skoda Octavia Hatch in July 2004, 2nd hand with 16K miles on clock for £9,000. 52 reg plate. Wanted a good tow car for a touring caravan, not disappointed! Drives and tows beautifully. 1.9tdi diesel engine, 110bhp, pulls very well.
Normal driving everyday, the car seems faultless. Slight engine noise, but it's a diesel.. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2005 by baileyn1 (3 reviews written)
Had 4 Octavias and one Fabia so far. Now have the 2005 Skoda Octavia Elegance, with the 1.9 TDI (105 bhp PD), with DSG, ESP, all round airbags. Bought via the Internet with a VERY good discount. Only done 1000 miles so far - getting about 45mpg, but that's because it's new and I'm still "testing" it a bit. The DSG (6 speed auto - which includes Tiptronic) is absolutely fantastic - first auto I've ever had - once you try this, and the benefit of cruise control, you'll never want anything... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2005 by john loader (13 reviews written)
I have the 130 bhp Skoda Octavia Hatch 1.9 TDi, I bought it 3 months old from Skoda themselves. I've done 9,000 miles in 9 months. I've been getting 51mpg in the winter and now warmer weather is here I'm into the mid 50s - this on a real mix of journeys from "to the shops" to a virtual non-stop 200 miles round trip to Heathrow. My local dealer is a family firm and I've nothing but praise for the way they've looked after me on this and my previous 2.0 petrol Octavia (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2005 by ricardo1952 (1 review written)
I bought my Skoda Octavia Hatch 1.9 TDi Ambiente (90hp) TDi as an ex-demo with 2000 miles. Since then - in a little over three years - I've added another 83000. I'm not a minicab driver, just someone who nees to do a lot of mileage; mostly on the M9/M74/M6/M1, but quite a lot on rural A and B raods too.
I normally get between 52 and 55mpg (one, over 70 on a downhill 20m commute into Cardiff!); nothing has gone wrong (it's needed two new sidelamp bulbs and two sets of tyres, and a new... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2004 by jordanm (1 review written)
I bought my Skoda Octavia Hatch 1.9 TDi for taxi use 2.5 years ago
after two years what happened
1 the gear box was broken from inside to outside
2 the turbine was broken too
3 four days ago THE ENGINE WAS BROKEN.
it was not overheated it was ok with the oil level but the third cylinder only was destroyed from a topic overheat
VERY UNRELIABLE CAR (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2003 by John Thompson (37 reviews written)
Forget whatever bad things you have heard about old Skoda cars, this Skoda Octavia Hatch 1.9 TDi is simply a restyled VW Bora.
From the minute you get close, this is obviously a quality bit of kit, and the closer you look the more you will be impressed!
My own 110bhp Elegance has covered 10,000 joyful miles and still drives and looks like new.
It will hit a real 120+mph, or over 60mpg if you are careful with the right foot. Not many cars this size give you this kind of choice!
Composure at... (read more)
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