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08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

VRS 2.0D Estate model, able to drive it "nice" with the family in it and "Yahoo" style when I'm on my own. Really suprising mpg, with over 52 mpg on a run, and at worst, always above 40 mpg. Had a Honda Accord 2.2D estate Exec, and the skoda is a far better car. Chose the skoda over others as it had a Hooooge! boot, the mpg was good, as was the performance of the VRS engine........the acceleration is brilliant.....oh ....and so are the brakes!
If i have to find a bad point, I use the car to lug around my fishing tackle around the country , and whilst it is cavernous and swallows all that I load into it, when I go off road or in a little bit of snow, it has rubbish grip/traction, even the flatest level muddy tracks & fields.
When I change car in 15 months, I will defo consider getting another Skoda estate, but this time a 4x4, as i need a huge boot, go off road occasionaly, want performance from a reiable engine, and also for the economics in respect of mpg and overall price/running costs. So it will be an Octavia Scout or if i can afford a bit more, the new Superb Estate in 4x4 next time. The current VRS, Probably the best car I have ever had and tick all the boxes for me, and I would have no hesitation in recommending to others.
freinds who are "invited in", always comment on the acceleration, the road holding and looks inside and out, they leave thinking..."I never expected that!"

Cost: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

I purchased the car when it was twelve months old,I have spent over ł2000 in the last two years on a string of failures.dual mass flywheel failed replaced with solid steel conversion,mas sensor replaced,egr valve replaced,rear suspension struts and springs,drivers door window mechanism broke,two rear window wiper motors,broken front suspension springs,coolant sensor is playing up,door seals on both rear doors leaking.the water pipe to rear washers kept coming off till I superglude the connector.the bolt holding the alternator belt tensioner came adrift after the main dealer replaced the cam belt and forgot to tighten the bolt.there was a problem with the injection system that was repaired under warrenty...I am sure I have missed a few items,but thats down to my mature years. Economy is fine but spares and service costs are high,dealers are simply a rip off and I no longer go near them.

Cost: 2/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I had to replace the timing chain (not belt) when the car was 5 and a half years old and had done 43,000 miles, which was an expensive job. I understand that it is unusual for the timing chain to fail.rear window washer has stopped working. Mpg is quite high (20 - 25 about town, 40 - 45 on long motorway journeys). I knew this before I bought, but as my annual mileage is only about 5,000, I was happy to accept this to get the features I wanted at a price I was willing to pay.

Cost: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never let me down, but have had some minor failure issues on some parts despite regular proper maintenance at main dealers who have been very helpful. Best economy has been acheived fully laden with two kids and all holiday equipment (boot very full overflowing into rear seat through ski hatch) on mixed route from devon to wales. trip computer read at 42mpg average inc stops which tend to make it worse. parts are typically vw group expensive although not often required.

Cost: 3/5
S-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Coming up to 200,000 mikes so really can't complain aboout the odd poblem. The vehicle has been superb, with excellent fuel consumption around 60mpg and acceptable performance.

Only really being tempted to change dure to its age and mileage.

Would I buy the same again? Might do, but Skoda have softened the seats in later models which I find less desireable. Will probably move back to BMW if I cann live with the poorer economy.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

ESP control unit needed replaced after warranty expired. Initially quote £1500, but then a good will gesture from Skoda UK brought the price down to £500. I accepted and got the car repaired. When it came tp paying for the repair, bill was £275 as Skoda UK and the dealer made a further contribution. Customer satisfaction is not overrated at Skoda. I have since put an order for another Octavia vRS and am expecting delivery soon.

Cost: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A truly brilliant car to drive and own. After driving the full length of France I can get out of the car feeling nearly as fresh as when I got in.
I have the Laurin and Klement version of the Octavia and it has a lot of very useful extra's for a little extra over the slightly more basic models. But these are still very well equiped for the money. I would highlt recommend these cars and the service from the dealers.

Cost: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have an Octavia vRS that had 9,500 on the clock when I bought it 2 years old in May 2005, almost 5 years later it has 113,000 miles on it and apart from feeling slightly tired has been nothing short of outstanding. Everybody I know is more than impressed, is has been used for everything from family holidays to carrying mountain bikes, bath suites and several house moves.
No breakdowns, just wear and tear things

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It`s my second Octavia this time with 1.4 TSI and 7speed dsg
It`s an Audi Motor.I need boot space for adult son`s wheelchair! No need to dis- assemble, it eats it ! I thought my 1.6 FSI was good but Skoda have raised the bar again.I have owned 4 Mondeo`s but it`s not in the same league.My only concern is that the truth will out and the Prices will rise,unless other motorists have very deep pockets!

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

My particular model 1.8 TSI DSG L&KIs an altogether different proposition to the more basic versions. The DSG box offers an auto box with manual economy and the engine is ready eager and willing. Perhaps the leather upholstery adds to the comfort but the car is on par with a Volvo for those longer trips whilst being sufficiently compact for not making city driving a pain.. So far so good.

Cost: 5/5
Other-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

This is the second Skoda Octavia that I have owned. The last one was from new. I thought that car was good, but this one is even better. I do keep an open mind and therefore, before buying my second Skoda Octavia. have tried and looked at other brands and models. But I must conclude that overall the Skoda Octavia is streets ahead of the competion of anything near or even more expensive.

Cost: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

superb vehicle, exceeded all my expectations with great service from the now defunct Brooklyn Skoda dealership.Great customer service from Skoda UK when the turbo failed at 35000 miles and 6 months out of warranty - they supplied the part and Brooklyn fitted it at a reduced rate.
As good as my previous car; Mk 2 Focus TDCI, but with 150% better service than from the Ford main dealer

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Performance from the VRs is fantastic, yet when driven smoothly it is also very economical. One minor electrical glitch early on has been the only problem, yet it was fixed and I had the car back in less than 24 hours! I only wish it was easier to drive in stop-start traffic, it's very easy to stall! Overall a fantastic car that's far cheaper to own than other VW/Audi products

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Equal if not better than the Ford Mondeo I had before. The Ford Mondeo Petrol Automatic was very thirsty 25-28mpg. The Skoda Octavia Diesel with DSG gearbox, returns just under 50mpg, with normal mixed driving. On a long run, Motorways and A roads, with cruise control set to 60mph, it returns 55mpg+. Practicallity of the Hatchback, and huge boot, cope with all my needs.

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It tows our sheep trailer and 23ft caravan no bother at all .a very good 4x4 vechile we also have a skoda elagance 2 ltr diesel estate which I would rate the same as the scout .skoda semm to have got it right. The scout does around 45/50 mpg,35mpg when pulling the c/van or a full sheep trailer.the elegance on a run, can do 48/50mpg no bother at all in cruise control.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Even better than expected. The performance from the 1.4 TSi is as good as I experienced from my previous 2.0 litre diesel (also an Octavia) - and a lot cheaper to buy! The 7-speed auto gearbox makes imperceptible changes; the leather-alcantara wood-trimmed interior equals the executive cars, many thousands of pounds dearer.
Well done, Skoda.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car is 2003 with over 120000 miles. other than an issue with the rear brake pipes, I have not had to do anything other than change the oil, fill the tank and refill the washer reservoir! Compared to spares for my previous vauxhall, ford, vw and seats this car appears to be cheap as chips. I'll confirm this when something needs replaced!

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I HAVE HAD SEVERAL NEW CARS OVER THE YEARS AND THIS SKODA OCTAVIA IS THE BEST SO FAR......I JUST CANNOT FIND FAULT WITH IT. WHEN I TOOK DELIVERY IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. THE FUEL ECONOMY, EASY DRIVING AND COMFORT CONTINUE TO PLEASE. IT IS NOT OVER-LADEN WITH SWITCHES AND GIZMO'S THEREFORE MY CONCENTRATION IS ON THE ROAD AHEAD.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

vw engine and quality and £6000 cheaper than golf or jetta with new 1.4 tsi engine. had earlier octavia. plenty of space for driver and passenger, excellent boot, good dealer, excellent climate control and touch screen radio ( both extras on golf and jetta)
quality - for a good deal made even better by offer of no vat at present

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good, only had to replace a dpf sensor at my expense. Again very good considering the torque on tap, consistently 48 to 52 mpg, only downside was the previous tyres lasted less than 10000 miles! so had to get 4 wheel alignment done as well as new tyres, ł500 made me wince a bit! so hope new tyres will last bit longer!

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car has never failed me in any way with respect to it's reliability. Given it's reliability and being under warranty, I have had no unexpected costs. as for mileage - on a longer run and driven in a relaxed manner, it has returned up to around 47 mpg which is more than acceptable for a car of it's type.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Faultless, best car that I have ever owned. I could not find any fault at all anywhere when I took delivery.
Comfortable seats and nn challenging to drive, reasonably economical, very spacious, holds heaps and all switchgear is reasonably logical and easy to operate which makes for safer driving.

Cost: 3/5
Y-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

This car has done everything required of it. It has been a general work-horse - it is an estate - and although we no longer use it for long holiday journeys as we now have a motor-home, it is much-valued for general use. Reliable, cheap to run, comfortable and still a good-looking vehicle.

Cost: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great value for money. The only real fault was dealer caused (damaged driveshaft gaiter replaced and dry CV joint not spotted, it failed a week later. Excellent turbo diesel with great torque and economy. Feels like a more expensive car. Good range of extras fitted as standard for the price.

Cost: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

There have been no mechanical issues which cause a breakdown. however, air con and heated wing mirrors have both stopped working and I can't turn off the headlights from being on all the time. Relatively good mpg but could be better - compromise for having 4x4.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Good value, very roomy, good all round quality with plenty of standard equipment. The 1.4 TSi 122bhp engine is an absolute gem from refinement, performance and economy perspectives. Also the 7 speed DSG transmission is the icing on the cake.

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I am very pleased with it, I regularly tow a 1000kg trailer with no loss of driving experience, over 1000kg to 1400kg does slow up the car and I need to drive a bit more cautiously. Fuel consumption can be in excess of 58mpg on major roads!

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had a front shock replaced at 23000 miles and I have had badges on wheels and boot replaced and also annoying creaking which was in the garage 4 times before fixed. Fuel economy is quite good and service seems about average.

Cost: 4/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

The only problem I have ever had was the alternator clutch whichfailed last year. this didnt cause me any problems I still drove home about 70 miles and the garage fixed the pulley in about an hour the next day. Very cheap to run.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Done 10000 miles in 5 months - never missed a beat even when heavily loaded on motorway runs. Can't rate it 5 because I haven't had any repairs or services. fuel costs are great though, much more economical than my previous car.

Cost: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have the VRS version and the extra acceleration is very much appreciated at junctions and other situations where an extra second makes the difference. There are more extras in the car for competing models of a similar price.

Cost: 3/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car has 180k on the clock and in 2 years the only issues I have had are a faulty window regulator and a seized alternator. Car has been remapped to give more power and is pushed hard from time to time, but still averages 51mpg.

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's well looked after; regularly serviced at the proper vw/skoda garages, and there is not much that goes wrong with it. Hard question for me to answer as I am on a low income, hence everything seems expensive.

Cost: 3/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

great car, lots of space (I have estate version), looks good and goes well, with reasonable fuel economy. Good price, really really nice car to own, with good dealers. I'd recommend it (and have done to others)

Cost: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

very good and reliable, still feel fresh after long driving due to seats been supportive and comfortable, good mpg figures for size of car and would go for another but with a more powerful engine eg 2.0 tdi.

Cost: 5/5
2001-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

No real problems apart from total hydraulic brake failure caused by negligent listers skoda coventry. I get 68 mpg every day to and fro from work.. without fail... for a 46 mile country road comute.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Warranty repair on cooling system pipe leak and door trim otherwise ok. Hidden costs on service and mot deal. wth main dealer. ł299 for 20k service & mot but got charged ł60 for pre mot check up.

Cost: 3/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

it is an ideal size family car with an extra large boot. love the dsg gear box. by the way this is my 4th one! i have had ford, vauxhall and mercedes in the past but i always come back to a skoda

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any issue except last years recall for injectors. Mpg low because of in town driving and short distance driving only done 7k in 2.5 years. 52+ on long distance motorway holiday travel.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car has never given me a moments concern. So far, except for fuel and relatively cheap insurance, the car has cost me nothing. I am still waiting for it to tell me when it needs a service.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had warranty work carried out to rectify the door seals, the drives seat re-upholstered. Althought the vehicle is four wheeled drive, I thought it would be slightly more economical,.

Cost: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

170 horse diesel gives enough poke while this estate version takes care of family duties well.
Fine economy and reasonable co2 means i can sleep with a clear concience(car related anyway).

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

This is my second vrs octavia. first one for 2yrs with no problems. this one for only a month with no problems. Good mpg - 40 mpg around town 60 on moterway. reasonable insurance and tax.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Oil leak within 1 month6 attempts to stop dash squeaknew turbomow it needs a timing chain. this is one of the two worst cars I've had. The excellent fuel economy is the one saving grace.

Cost: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

So far so good (c.9/10 months), no problems yet. 45 mpg overall is very good. road tax, servicing & ins., are also quite good. cost of spares etc., is higher than I would have expected.

Cost: 3/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It suits us perfectly. Great to think lots of people paid twice as much for the same vehicle. Porsche make a song and dance about their PDK - my Octavia estate had one four years ago!!

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Octavia Scout is a superb car. Without a doubt it is the best family car we have ever purchased. Skoda tempted us away from Toyota with this car and we have not been disappointed

Cost: 5/5
52-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A complete and utter pleasure to own and drive. And the boot is cavernous (or as a friend once said - carniverous) which is just as well with all the stuff I have to carry around.

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Only issues have been general wear and tear. Main dealer parts and labour have started getting more expensive over the last 5 years it seems as more people have turned to skoda.

Cost: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I love the anti-snob appeal of my car. Although I drive many other motorcars, when I return to the Octavia vRS, it is like coming home, or revisiting a trusted old friend.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has been totally reliable. Average fuel consumption on diesel 54mpg. on a run on the motorway I get 64-65mpg.19000 miles from new and still plenty of life in the tyres.

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Excellent other than new battery, glow plugs and rear wheel bearing. Complete running cost over six years 32.5ppm over 105,550miles. now being sold. Superb. good torque.

Cost: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Starts every morning, is easy on diesel, parts and typres. Does what it says - Makers of happy drivers - I always get out and know I will be happy to climb back in again

Cost: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

As this is my first diesel I have been amased at the perfomance and
fuel economy. Service costs are very reasonable. The Skoda dealers are most helpful and obliging.

Cost: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

VERY GOOD PERFORMANCE FOR THE MONEY COMPARED TO SIMILAR CARS BUT MPG ISN'T GREAT WHICH MEANS HIGH FUEL COSTS.SERVICING COSTS MORE THAN EXPECTED BUT RELIABILITY GOOD

Cost: 2/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very satisfied untill told cambelt(including water pump) needed replacement @ four years, even though car has done less than 16K miles,which is going to cost £550!

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems to date, but that shouldn't be a surprise when it'sstillless than a year old! Seems ok, but it's not even had its first service yet so time will tell.

Cost: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

done over 100,000 miles so far . dual mass fly wheel now worn so replacing with a convential flywheel. best car i,ve ever owned , roll on the next 100,000 miles!

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No issues at all since purchase. Not quite as economical as I expected but this may be due to my low mileage and not much motorway driving. no spares yet needed.

Cost: 4/5
W-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

It is a very practical does the job I ask of it , has the space for loading and the comfort for driving.Fuel , it is very good doing an average of 50 - 55mpg

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

An extremely comfortable car; easy to drive, practical with huge luggage space, Has all the performance we need and is very economical for motorway driving.

Cost: 2/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only had one fault in 5 years. Good mpg which has actually improved with age. keep the speed below 70 on a long journey and it will average 50 mpg or more.

Cost: 4/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Best value in the VAG group. The car is much too good to change for the sake of change or fashion and still looks good parked amongst newer vehicles.

Cost: 5/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

The most satisfying car I have ever owned in the past 45 years in a list which included 2 Lexus cars. Value, reliability, economical, build quality

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has exceeded all expectations. I can't think of a better family car for the money, and it matches or even beats many cars costing twice the price.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no issues to deal with.just what all drivers want. The 1.4 tsi is a beauty.,economical and plenty of power for those valley mountains !

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

This is the third Skoda I have owned. Never been disappointed. Only goes to the garage for servicing. Cannot see why Skodas are not more popular.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Does the job, completely reliable, comfortable and not expensive to run - 50/60 to the gallon regularly

Doesn't look bad deither - can't beat it

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have owned 5 skodas. all have been extremely reliable. 49 mpg from a petrol engine is on a par with diesel economy and also petrol is cheaper.

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Never broken down. Needs an oil top up about once per year, but serviced based on how it is driven, so needs a service only about 14-18 months.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel

Never need to worry about it. great car. Great fuel economy for such a big engine. skoda parts always have been reasonable cost in the past.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let us down even in poor weathe rconditions. The car runs it self we have been to cornwall on holiday and back on a full tank of fuel.

Cost: 5/5
1999-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's a 13 yo car, obviously has some issues, especially due to poor maintenance of previous owners. Good on fuel, some parts are expensive.

Cost: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic car - still love it after 3yrs. Spacious, practical, well equipped, economical. Absolutely the best car available for the money.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Been spot on since the day I bought it, not even a niggle. Servicing is fair, tyres can be pricey for a decent brand in the size required.

Cost: 3/5
51-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Brilliant economical car , great load carrier (estate). Pretty reliable (9 years old this year). Just had it serviced and it purrs.......

Cost: 5/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is a quite dull, unloveable car! 2.0 petrol is too thirsty and underpower. Maybe i should go for turbo diesel as it always is punchy.

Cost: 1/5
2001-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Starts fine every time, good acceleration, smooth running, economic. 50mpg all round. slightly better long distance motorway journeys.

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always starst first time. Just paid out ł350 for unusal repair to parking sensor and indicate switch other wise just yearley service.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only 1 let down in 3 years loose battery connection. No spares yet only @ service oil and filters. still original tyres at 20k miles.

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My second Skoda. Good solid car- not flashy but does the job very well, loads of space(I have the Estate) which rolls along nicely.

Cost: 5/5
53-reg , Owner for More than 5 years

DEsapointed with cost of spares and early failure 55000 miles of turbo and xeon headlight that cost £646 to fix. Car is K&L model

Cost: 2/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic family workhorse! Coped brilliantly in recent snow and ice, who needs large 4x4's when you have a Skoda Octavia Scout!!

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems yet, 24500 miles in 9 months. 600miles to a tank, 50mpg and brilliant for overtaking on a roads? what's not to like?.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues at all. Newer diesel engines are more efficient but I regularly get 55mpg on the motorway without driving like a saint.

Cost: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I owned the 1998 issue of Octavia which was a higher spec. I wish I had paid the extra for the higher spec of this 2008 Octavia,

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Generally good but single component failure can be very expensive. For a car this size and type of driving it is exceptional.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never failed. Spares such as wiper blades are very expensive and can only be bought form the main dealer. servicing costs ok.

Cost: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No trouble of any kind. It is serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations and costs seem to be reasonable.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel

Superb, never had any issues. Good mpg, parts and servicing good only cam belt replacement pricy and required every 4 years.

Cost: 4/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

the car is a very good piece of engineering, and suprisingly cheaper than the other similar models within the the VAG group.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Haven't went back to the garage once! very impressed! Savagley economical,service costs at a minimum,no problems suffered.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Totally no problems. 42 mpg, reasonable service charges, still on original tyres at 29 k miles and 4.5mm. no extra costs.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Zero rfl - mpg good considering where I live & mostly short journeys-insurance also very reasonable.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never lets me down. Twohundred and ninety nine pounds for service and mot three hundred and forty pounds for two tyres.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues at all so far. Excellent mpg for such a big car, had no need to buy spare parts yet other than three bulbs.

Cost: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its the best value and quality for this size car,better than any car I have previously owned(and I have owned a lot)

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Owned for nearly three years and only paid for ware and tear items. About average for a diesel but good mpg overall.

Cost: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great all round car.
VW & Audi owners should think twice about spending the extra cash it costs them on a name!

Cost: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best kept secret, such a smug feeling seeing others take their brand new VW's in for warranty repair .. again!

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Just got car 3 weeks ago. no issues. Went from mondeo 2007 st 2.2 diesel to petrol. much cheaper at the pumps.

Cost: 4/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent value - Basic model but reasonably well-equipped. Need to fit parking sensors as rear view is poor.

Cost: 5/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Octavia VRS - why buy a VW or Audi? It's more interesting and people don't know what it is - which is great!

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults while I have had it. Running cost a bit high as the extra weight of solid roof and extra mechanics.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Easy to drive, spacious, cheap to run, good performance, nice styling. Excellent allrounder with no problems

Cost: 5/5
02-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Good Cheap to run car that has not needed much additional maintanace other than regular service requirments.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No major issues, apart from the gear stick developing a rattle. Put diesel in, no oil burnt, no other costs.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts first time every time. I fill the car up when the tank get to half, this is usually every two weeks.

Cost: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's reliable enough but being high mileage there are things that fail randomly. Vag parts are expensive.

Cost: 3/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Overall after 76,000 miles - good. No issues with dealership but service costs are not particulary cheap

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

This car is practical, stylish, economical (60+ mpg), and lovely to drive; what more could one ask for.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

3 years of trouble free motoring. 1 set of tyres tax fuel and insurance service contract for 3 years.

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have got to love more it the longer I have owned it and it has now
covered 106,000 miles from new.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It is a very solidly built car. Low insurance and ved, low running costs even wiith annual servise.

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This car doesn't miss a beat best I've ever owned. Cheaper parts then golf and fuel last a while.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems during ownership. I thought it might be a bit more economical but 5mpg is acceptable.

Cost: 3/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Rear parking sensors worked when it was in for a service. I haven't botthered to pursue it since!

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never misses a beat. Fuel economy could be slightly better but tax and insurance are very cheap.

Cost: 3/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent value for money. No real complaints. Badge snobs don`t know what they are missing

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Absolutely brilliant. Can't understand why Skoda don't sell more Octavias in this country.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No reliability problems. Good mpg and only needs servicing at approx 19000 mile intervals.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not broken down. Thirsty on fuel even when compared to other octavias on www.fuelly.com.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Over 2 years old and only needed consumables. Computer assists in driving economically.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never been back to the garage once. There will be cheaper but it's a very powerful car.

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not a single problem yet. Very economical for a performance car and cheap to maintain.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I am very pleased with my Octavia estate and can see why it does well in these surveys

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only needed serviceing from new, replaced two tyres. Fuel to fill up once a fortnight.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A great package at a great price. It knocks the spots of so called premium brand cars

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A superb buy which I have wanted to make for a long time and should have done sooner.

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent, and a far better buy than some "premium" models which I have owned before.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Bigger than a Golf, cheaper than a Golf, better than a Golf, but made from Golf bits!

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car, its never put a foot wrong! couldn't be happier with my choice of vehicle

Cost: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Central locking only real problem. 45mpg solo on a long run.30mpg towing a caravan.

Cost: 4/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

It has never let me down. If driven properly it can deliver very good fuel economy.

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Starts 1st time,drives very quiet and smooth. Fill up once every 5weeks on average.

Cost: 5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Top spec car at a cheep price.
Being a 1.8Turbo a bit of a wolf in sheep clothing.

Cost: 3/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent car. So impressed I have bought another one & picking it up next week!

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. Oil is expensive ie the fulll synthetic oil but parts cheap.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Really first class. For the size of the car the running cost are extremely low.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Having been driving some 40 years, this is the best car that I have ever owned.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Smooth, quiet, economical, has lots of goodies & a good reliability reputation.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

In 66 years of car ownership, this is the best car I have had in every respect

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Had a skoda before this is every bit as good. Performace and economy together.

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Suspension part broke in 2012. Long service interval. reasonable fuel economy.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Minor issues with remote unlocking and sensor in exhaust. Economical on fuel.

Cost: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had new cars every two years of all makes, but this car has been outstanding

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It's a very good car very well made. Very very happy with the running costs.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Wonderful. Very good in snow and wintery conditions and touring in summer.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I liked my previous Octavia so much that after 4 years I bought a new one.

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

excellent value for money, has delivered everything i wanted from it-10/10

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Totally reliable. Good mpg, low insurance premium. servicing good value.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all. Very economical, cheap to insure and cheap service.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable. Only had long life service around ł400. bit expensive.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing ever goes wrong. Cheap as chips serviced by non main dealer.

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Better than the Ford Mondeo, poor design and quilty.

Skoda is better.

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Cars are becoming too complex & subseqiently more expensive to repair

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never failed me. Fuel and one service, which cost me just over ł100.

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems since purchase. Cheap main agent servicing and support.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Only had the car for a few weeks, impressed so far. Time will tell

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Skoda Octavia Scout - the thinking man's Audi Allroad, but better!

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all so far. Very economical for a performance car.

Cost: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

my car is the best i have had and would recommend skoda to anyone

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has never let me down. Excellent acceleration , ajoy to drive.

Cost: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Extremely reliable. rarely goes wrong. Very economical to run.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It does what says on the tin. second skoda and still the best.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A practical and well built 4X4 that is also economical to run

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Must be first in reliability. Excellent mpg and performance.

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good for age of the car. Mpg good and limited service costs.

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing has gone wrong in 3 years. Good diesel consumption.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great value for money, very economical and so far reliable

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

EXCELLENT BUILD QUALITY & 50+ MPG WITH V/LOW RUNNING COST.

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Excellent; 133,340 miles and never broken down. Excellent.

Cost: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great value, underated, proven VAG kit at moderate price.

Cost: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Practical, spacious, comfortable, economical - great car

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A brilliant car - easily outshines more expensive rivals

Cost: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No prvoblems at all to date. Better than expected mpg.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

My second Octavia and easily surpassed my expectations

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Low mpg if driven locally but excellent on motorways.

Cost: 4/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

MAF meter, quick fix. 20 minute job, did it myself

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Service only required at 2 years with this engine.

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never lets me down. Parts expensive so is petrol.

Cost: 2/5
Y-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Reliable, solid family work-horse, cheap to run.

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great machine, would recommend to other people.

Cost: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A very good car all round, an excellent choice.

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Never let me down in 180, 000 miles. Economic.

Cost: 5/5
2002-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Only cam belt replacement. Mostly short trips.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An outstanding car at a very competitive price

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Few niggles. seat bolster, badges. Excellent.

Cost: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Better than a VW and cheaper with large boot

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My Skoda Octavia VRS is one astonishing car

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent. Best value car that ihave owned.

Cost: 5/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Servised regulary always get me from a to b

Cost: 3/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It does what is says on the tin. Excellent

Cost: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Good workhorse, no frills, cheap motoring

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Bulbs,. Cheap bulbs. More than adequate.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Cheap to run on fuel and cheap servicing.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A solid car, cheap to buy, cheap to run.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Quite a suprise, this car has been great

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

. My SKODA OCTAVIA VRS is very good car.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very good. Reasonable for vehicle type.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

sensible and good value good alrounder

Cost: 5/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Solid, cheap to run, spacious, boring

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Has been excellent. Low running cost.

Cost: 5/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

wonderful car, another one on order.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Better than I ever thought possible.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

it is the best car i have ever owned

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

excellent all round value for money

Cost: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent and affordable family car

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent value and superb economy

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A great car for a reasonable price

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No issues so far. Expensive tyres.

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent. Very fuel efficient.

Cost: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

relible cost effective motoring

Cost: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Cheap luxury & reasonably brisk

Cost: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It's better than I expected !

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

excellent valuse for he price

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues. Good cheap sevice.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good. never let me down

Cost: 5/5
T-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

A good and faithful servant

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

bargain value for the cost

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Perfection. They are good.

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

best ever had and 60 mpg.

Cost: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent Value for Money

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Brilliant, just brilliant

Cost: 3/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Best car I've ever owned

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Well made and solid car

Cost: 5/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Absoluteley brilliant!

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Super, good value car.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best car I've ever had

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great value for money.

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Exactly what I wanted

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best I've ever owned.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Not fully run in yet.

Cost: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Absolutely excellent.

Cost: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Never let me down

Cost: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great all round

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A great buy.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Fantastic

Cost: 5/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great car

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very good

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliant

Cost: 5/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

awesome

Cost: 5/5
T-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

A1

Cost: 5/5