Written on: 03/07/2012 by kiddy (3 reviews written)
good handling. good acceleration. good and stylish design. overall a very good family car (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2010
The Skoda Octavia RS is a great car built on a study platform of the main Octavia chassis. The VRS edition has a faster engine than standard and has been lowered to look more sporty and appealing, especially to the younger driver and also making th Skod brand more appealing to the younger generation.
It is very spacious and can allow for 4 people sitting comfortably and for long journeys. These cars are built to be reliable and easy to maintain and so far the costs have been very good. I... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2009
wot can i say the car big fast wot more do u need (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2009 by thakker
Exorbitant prices of spare parts for Skoda Octavia, Service quality very poor, Road clearance very low Not suitable for Indian Roads (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2009 by tredon (1 review written)
The petrol Octavia vrs is by far the best car I have ever had. The acceleration especially in 2nd and 3rd gear is terrific. My last car was 2.0 litre Honda Accord sport which I thought was quite good until this new vrs. There really is no comparison. I was unsure of owning a Skoda having grown up right in the middle of all the Skoda/Lada jokes but one test drive soon wiped that away. My son is in his early 20's and he loves driving it just as much as me. Take a test drive with a salesman... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2008 by wanted143
The car is good in pick up wise, body built and fitness. The car is bad for indian roads since the ground clearance is not at all good and the cabin space should also be improved. Where as in the compitative world the maintenance of the vechile should be less. (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2008 by yamiuchi (1 review written)
The Skoda Octavia RS is a good all rounder, power, room (3 adults in the back is tight but ok), good looking, best colours are black and silver, you will pay extra for 2nd hand cars with all the extras but cruise control well worth hunting for. I have had one for nearly 6 months and been more than happy with it. I have a problem with the central locking at the moment which can be a pain when filling up with fuel due to the petrol cap being linked to it. Can get to the cap release in the boot... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2008 by Peter Nolan
I like the Skoda in general and the RS looks good, it just needs something more to make it stand out from the rest of the Skoda family. The spoiler looks a bit normal and perhaps a bit too large. In general the car could do with a bit of a body revamp, just to make it look cooler. (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2007 by ianthorne (1 review written)
A fantastic performance hatch in all respects. Race blue is spot on. Very nice interior trim, loads of room, please go and buy one. Very quick, comfort, economy on grown up journeys!, stereo, space, equipment, price, just about everything else. front wiper arms do not lift from screen when lovingly washing it. I keep hurting my fingers when scrubbing the brake calipers! Nothing else. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2007 by Riss71 (10 reviews written)
I have owned my Skoda Octavia RS for just under a week, having previously owned a 2.0 WRX Impreza Wagon PPP, which cost the earth to run, hence why I now own a Octavia. I wanted the performance without the cost and boy have I found it.
The Octavia is a fine car, excellent quality build, super performance (OK not as fast as the Subaru, but it could be with a few tweaks here and there and some little mods and a bit of a re-map) anyway back to the point, I recently went on a journey only 200... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2007 by garethrichmond (2 reviews written)
My regular 2.0L TFSI vRS is having some back ordered bits fitted, so I asked if I could 'borrow' a 2.0L TDI vRS whilst the work was being done, just for comparison sake. I've only had the car a day so this is by no means an in-depth review, just my initial observations. Whilst not quite chalk and cheese there are some differences between the TFSI & the TDI vRS's. The TDI feels quite front heavy and not as sharp on the initial turn in as the petrol model and the acceleration in the first two... (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2007 by adge (1 review written)
Wanted one of these for a couple of years. First time I drove it was blown away, what performance for such small outlay. As for the badge don't worry most discerning motorists have wised up and realise what a cracking motor they are. Mine is black, have read the comments about keeping it clean, but when you fall in love with a motor like this cleaning it is a joy. Haven't stopped grinning since I got it! (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2007 by redstorm100
I work as a driving instructor for the fire service. We tested BMW, Vauxhall, Ford and Skoda.... The Skoda out performed all the others, especially in the handling and ergonomics side of things. It has great build quality and I didn't feel that I needed to blush either just because it was a Skoda. I want one...bring on those hot hatches! (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2006 by KDR152 (1 review written)
Having thought about what new company car to get and being offered a Skoda L&K, I drove a Octavia VRs and placed the order. Picked the car up Monday 12th June with a 190 mile journey ahead of me.
First impressions - Looked great, drove well - Very easy to control, great road presence, unbelievably comfortable considering I'm 6ft 2", just felt glad that all the mickey taking over ordering a Skoda would be in vain. A fantastic vehicle with bags of space.
Heres the advice bit - I looked at... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2006 by skoda1
I've had the Skoda Octavia RS since new and its done 32500 miles.
I've just had a new water pump and thermostate fitted to the tune of £400.
I can't fault the preformance and handling of the car it's A1
The parts however are a bit unreliable. (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2006 by ClarkeEccles (1 review written)
I have owned my Skoda Octavia RS now for 3 months, it is my 3rd Octavia having already owned the 20 valve SLX and 2.0 Elegance. I doubt whether there is another car that will go this fast for the money in it's category. It is also very economical when driven sensibly 35-40mpg. Having tried all the premium brands of fuel, Shell Optimax delivers the best performance. If your looking for economy, practicality and blistering performance for not a lot of money, this is the car to buy. (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2006 by Brooner (2 reviews written)
Only had the Skoda Octavia RS a couple of weeks, so I apologise that the review is not really in depth!
Now it's run in, I have to say the performace is superb. I get it in the right gear (like any turbo) and it flys!!
It's comfortable, handles well with a golf club friendly boot, and seems to be fairly easy on fuel if you are easy with the throttle (been getting an average of about 36-37mpg)
No problems with reliability so far, but it has only been a fortnight!
I feel I should point out... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2006 by jazzRS360 (15 reviews written)
I already own a 2001 Octavia vRS and have had it since new. Having already covered over 91,000 miles, I still think it's amazing. However, this is a review for the new 2.0T FSi engined Octavia vRS, which I have been interested in buying as a replacement. After three in depth test drives, I have decided no, and here is why...
It looks decent, as predicted. It has a pleasing shape, the usual subtle body mods. However, I can't help feeling that some of the older model's macho look has gone. The... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2006 by Glen Rayns (1 review written)
We have recently acquired a 54 plate black VRS and it's the business, unfortunately after driving it out of the garage the engine warning light came on and it was returned to the garage. It was quickly diagnosed as an emissions valve and replaced. No problems now. Its awesome power and drive are brill. The gearbox and gates are spot on - thinking of trading it in now for the new 200bhp model. See if that one is as good !!!! (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2006 by web Mahatma (1 review written)
An excellent car which has features of cars much much more expensive. A stunner on the road. I am going to get a good performance chip for my RS ... hmm I wonder how mind blowing will it become then.. I would recommend this car with my eyes closed.. Love its superb responsive engine. (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2005 by mcawley (1 review written)
I would recommend the Skoda Octavia RS to anyone who wants a high performance car thats easy to live with and has reasonable running costs. If you can manage to drive with a light foot then it will return 42mpg!! I have also found my local dealer Autosales to be excellent. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2005 by teebs (1 review written)
I've got a new Skoda Octavia RS 55 plate in red it really does look the part.I've had no problems with the car what so ever and would recommend this car. Ok I'm 29 so insurance isn't cheap but when you leave BMWs at the lights it worth every penny. (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2005 by Revstyle (2 reviews written)
If you're reading this, your either interested in buying a Skoda Octavia vRS or own one yourself! If you're considering buying one, go and have a test drive. This will confirm just how brilliant they are! This is the 2nd Octavia vRS I've owned. Both have been simply fantastic. Both cars have been driven at 150mph and felt very safe. Neither have been remapped, as I feel that it's quick enough already. Also I like my front tyres! I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone considering buying... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2005 by jat3771 (3 reviews written)
I have owned my Skoda Octavia RS for 2 years now and was impressed from day 1 with the overall performance. After driving it for 12 months I wanted more from it, so decided on a radical tune. I am not 1 for free avertising so won't say who tuned my Vrs. As would expect, the performance is stupid.
For those tech freaks wanting to know exactly what has been done, and performance read on.
Power was taken from the standard 180bhp to 265bhp and a massively increase of torque to 315.
0-62... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2005 by Big SA (1 review written)
Logged on today and see that this debate has gone on for ages, so thought I'd write in too!
I've had my Skoda Octavia RS for nearly 2 years now and still love it, have done from day one. I've had different cars before and also have a 52 plate 330ci Clubsport. Both cars are in black and are a pain to keep clean.
The RS has been chipped which took it to 225bhp and 239lb/ft. This made such a huge difference - it drives better, sounds better and doesn't feel that resricted now. It's as if... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2005 by davidjpeterson (2 reviews written)
Have had my Octavia RS for about a year now and am absolutely delighted with it. I have done about 20,000 miles in that time and never get tired of driving it.
Wasn't really looking for a sports car at the time but as soon as I drove the Skoda I knew I had to have one - reading the reviews on this site only convinced me further (thanks guys!!).
The performance has been well documented in other reviews here (in my experience about the same as a BMW 325i) but as I do a lot of motorway miles... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2005 by richardd4442 (1 review written)
Skoda Octavia RS - I have had my black RS from new (52 plate) and have now covered 42,000 miles in it. The only time it's been back to the dealers is for its regular servicing. It always starts, nothing has ever gone wrong and it wastes most 3 series Beemers!! I travel 70 miles a day getting to and from work on the M25 and seem to get about 34mpg regardless of how hard I drive it or if the air con is on. To be honest I know of many cars with worse fuel consuption and less performnce!! ... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2005 by jon071167 (1 review written)
My car was a black 02 reg. Skoda Octavia RS supplied by my company at the time. What can you say for £15340. It would walk a 330ci in standard tune!
Took mine to Jabba Sport who were able to perform a stage 1 remap taking it to 236bhp and increasing boost from 0.6 bar to 1.15 bar and torque by 40%, including a new Bailey Dump Valve for £400. On the way home I stopped to fill up and was questioned by the guy following me in his WRX what I had under the bonnet, the torque was sufficient enough... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2005 by ianpickering (1 review written)
I have just become a Skoda Octavia vrs owner having read all the great reviews on this site.
I have had the car for 2 weeks now and the dealer is bending over backwards to sort all my niggles,
Clutch is sorted and the car is in tomorrow to sort out the squeaks, has anybody else had this problem? A squeaking dash board below the steering wheel.
Anyway I like the car - great drive, having read through the reviews I think I have a rare vrs, one fitted with a factory fitted sun roof... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2005 by czernuszka (2 reviews written)
I have owned my Skoda Octavia vRS from brand new, I picked it up with 9 miles on the clock and the sales guy said to me you have two choices:-
1. Drive it gently for the first 5000 miles and the engine will run and run.
2. Take it from here and absolutly leather it.
It will go like the clappers after about 4000 miles but the engine will be goosed by 120K.
Company car, guess what I did?
Anyway 71234 miles and it goes back to the lease company on 30th June 2005.
I have ordered me the... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2005 by paulvassu (1 review written)
First of all let me express my gratitude to all reviewers here that really gave me a hand in picking the car to buy.
Today I have been to a car dealer to check a second hand RS, I could find really few items to complain about, even after the drive test.
I was impressed by the car feeling in total, besides the engine performance. I have been in VW cars before, but the RS feels different, I guess its the sport flavour that makes it special.
I don't want to waste reading time, as so many... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2005 by Bashman (3 reviews written)
I have only owned my Skoda Octavia RS for 6 weeks now and I honestly believe its the best value for money sports car on the market. Even my wife and friends have now converted to Skoda! Its fast, smooth and has enough space for a family. I thinks it also looks the part.
The debate between Skoda and BMW which I have seen on these very pages is a non-starter as they are both top brands in their own right and in different price categories. However, I believe the Skoda is much better value for... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2005 by entonox (1 review written)
After 8,000 miles in my Skoda Octavia VRS estate I'm still grinning. The car is not tiring to drive.
A recent 500 mile round trip confirmed all the good points - comfortable driving position, plenty of performance, superb refinement - I hardly had to turn the stereo up at all no matter what speed I was doing!
"A" road fun aplenty when the opportunity arose and I had boot space that shamed my old 3 series.
Wonderful! (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2005 by jazzRS360 (15 reviews written)
The Skoda Octavia RS sports car is a huge surprise. It looks sporty without losing its sophistication, it is quiet and civil when you need it to be, it has a lengthy equipment lost and it even rides well. And here is the surprise: this is perhaps the first Skoda which can well and truly throttle mainstream BMWs, Mercs and Jags in terms of speed. And this is not a joke. Fine, compared to M3s and AMG cars it is out of it's depth, but the other day, I was on the lights next to a new CLK 270... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2005 by black hawk (2 reviews written)
I've had my Skoda Octavia VRS sports car for nearly two years now and it has to be one of the best cars I have owned. It was this review site that actually persuaded me to buy one - up to that point my wife thought I was having a mid-life crisis by even entertaining the thought of owning a Skoda.
I really like the car, I love the balance between performance and practicality. The build quality is excellent and we have had absolutely no problems in the two years of ownership. If you compare... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2004 by Paul Smith (3 reviews written)
I am now in my second month driving a 40K mile Skoda Octavia vRS Sports Car. Firstly I am very impressed by the equipment level and the performance. Like everyone else, I had previously assumed this car was a 'poor man's' VW. This is clearly not the case. I would however like to balance the opinion found on this site, as it is sprinkled with statements like, "Blows away BMWs", and similar comments related to silly comparisons with other manufacturers.
I do agree this is a fast car in... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2004 by mpeberdy (1 review written)
I have had my Skoda Octavia VRS Sports Car for 8 months and covered 16000 miles with no problems. It eats miles, is averaging 39 mpg and is getting better and better as the engine is running in. It has not needed servicing yet. I had a Vetra (last shape) before the Octavia and can not believe the difference in the quality of the two vehicles, the Octavia wins on build quality, performance, price, practicality, ecomony just about everything. Only down side is the number of flys it killed in... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2004 by Ade3277 (1 review written)
Had the Skoda Octavia RS sports car as a demonstrator with 2,000 miles on clock, 02 plate.
Black is the colour and does it justice.
Cruise control is great, plus parking sensors (for the Mrs)
Very flexible reving engine, with good traction control.
I do get a knocking sound on the front end, its not the traction control, but this happens on hard acceleration on uneven surface, Anyone else suffer this, or know what it is?
Tyres are nightmare price, but thats performance for you.
Mine are the... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2004 by funkyskunky (1 review written)
I have had this Skoda Octavia RS sports car just under a year now and it has been excellent. It is great to leave the 3 Series boys when on the motorway and watch them squirm.
Car is big. I am 6` 6" and have enough space to drive and the boot space is huge.
Only downside I have seen is the garage I bought it from is trying to get me in for servicing when the car is on Variable servicing. sounds like a rip off to me.
Watch out and make sure you car is on the right servicing. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2004 by Royston (1 review written)
I've had my 51 plate Black Skoda Octavia VRS sports car since April 2003, and thouroughly enjoyed it. The black ones are obviously the best colour to get because the rubstrips around the middle of the bodywork blend in. The alloys fill the arches nicely (I was considerring swapping them for some Audi RS4s until I saw another VRS with them on and they just dont go). Still considering an ECU upgrade as I have become power crazy since being able to burn a surprising array of premium marques... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2004 by James E (1 review written)
Only had the Skoda Octavia RS sports car a few days, but totaly in love. Always liked the car, but thought it was out of our price range shocked and pleased to find it wasn't. Was looking for, Impreza, Evo or 3 series. Glad didn't find them now. Surprised haven't been done for whiplash, the speed peoples heads turn at. Got the black VRS, the sparkle on the paint is stunning. Got the car with quite a high mileage for it's age. Can anyone let us know how they perform then. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2004 by mannyo (1 review written)
I felt now would be a good time to update you on how my Skoda Octavia RS is getting on.
I Bought the vRS just over 3 years ago, and posted a review here, its way back in the small page numbers. Since July 2001 the only thing that has gone wrong with the car are 2 coil pack failures during mid 2003. Having covered more than 40k miles now the engine is nice and loose and the car still burns no oil. Would I buy another, well yes I would except now with the new model only time will tell if... (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2004 by jat3771 (3 reviews written)
I have driven the Skoda Octavia RS for a while now and I am very pleased over all. Performance is outstanding, not sure the 0-62 in 7.9 is true, a truer figure would be at least 7 secs or in the 6 second region, due to keeping up with many a Subaru Impreza no problem. Had a trial 212bhp/240lb tq for a free day trial, awesome is the only word. I am having the ko4 turbo upgrade on 9-7-04, should be at least 240bhp/300lb tq. Can't wait. Will post review soon. Only problem so far is; I am... (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2004 by Green and mean
I had looked around at different cars for several months before looking at the Skoda Octavia RS. The two main cars I was interested in were the Honda Civic Type-R and the Vauxhall Vectra.
I liked the speed and looks of the Civic, but the space and cruising ability of the Vectra - with the Octavia I found the best of both worlds. The boot is MASSIVE - you HAVE to see it to believe it!
I also opted for the cruise control (fantastic for motorway miles), especially (helps if you take a corner... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2004 by derek hearn (1 review written)
I have had my Silver vRS for nearly 5 months, picked up an ex demonstrator with 13k on the clock from a Winchester dealer.
The reason I brought it was after driving it on my Police driving course and found what fantastic accleration and handling it had. I traded my Seat ibiza Cupra Sport in after seeing my now car for sale at 12k.
I had a problem with the front o/side indicator coming loose, but one visit and a new one was pulled from another car on the forecourt and replaced on my car!
One... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2004 by Probe (1 review written)
I was looking to change my car (Renault Lagnua est) for a new car. I had my heart set on a Seat Leon Cupra. Three things stopped me
- The build quality (abysmal, I'm in the automotive industry on interior trim)
- Cabin & boot space (compact, we're planning a family)
- Special finance deal had just finished (bummer)
We had just been driving around various dealerships on a Sunday and I had given up all hope of finding something that hit the spot. When my wife turned to me and said "what about... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2004 by fakira
I got my Skoda Octavia RS in october and I must say I love to drive it when I get the chance. My wife uses it every day and gets very upset when she has to hand the keys over. My 11 month old baby girl has given the the interior a good once over with baby milk and her toys and to doing well. The radio is a little poor on sound. But the apr upgrade from 180bhp to 207bhp is a must for any driver. Its a lot better to drive and a lot quicker too. mpg is also better around town and motorway... (read more)
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