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Skoda Octavia (1998 - 2004)

5
reviewed by Westbury33 on 5 April 2018
4
reviewed by Anonymous on 26 December 2017
5
reviewed by i3 Driver on 22 August 2015
4

1.8 Petrol Turbo

reviewed by Len Brown on 28 August 2014
4
Overall rating
5
How it drives
3
Fuel economy
3
Running costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
Experience at the garage or specialist
5
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Astonishingly reliable and fun to drive.

From new this car impressed. Simply furnished the only outstanding elements are the engine which is strong if maintained with frequent oil changes, the gearbox which is silky smooth and the excellent chassis. Based on a Golf Gti it simply delivers performance coupled with good cornering ability. Stuff that broke was mainly impact damage (wheels/bearings) and parts of the interior which were abused by me and others during it's life.
All in all a stonking buy at the price and has lasted me very well all things considered. Not loved but very much admired for it's toughness and durability after 202,000 miles and counting.

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5
reviewed by WilliamRead on 23 March 2013
4
reviewed by Ed_Moses on 13 December 2012
5
reviewed by Rhubarbcumble on 1 June 2011
4
reviewed by Jackdaw on 9 February 2011
4
reviewed by isvana on 7 June 2010
3
reviewed by Robbie M on 3 June 2010

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