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Skoda Octavia (1998 - 2004)

5
reviewed by Westbury33 on 5 April 2018
4

VRS

reviewed by Anonymous on 26 December 2017
4
Overall rating
3
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
3
Running costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
Experience at the garage or specialist
4
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

Speedy workhorse

Up until buying my VRS i changed cars every 18 months or less.
I've owned mine 3 1/2 years now and having just bought 4 new tyres don't plan on getting rid for a few years yet. I love it.
It's obviously not the most modern car but still performs its duties as a family car with a decent amount of poke.
The handling could be better as there is a bit of body roll but I suspect some of this is down to the age of some suspension components although fitting a rear anti roll bar is supposed to make a world of difference.
Tax is high but economy is surprisingly reasonable. Cruising around 70 will see well over 40mpg.
It's very well built and now all the 1.8T niggles are sorted is very reliable and there is no sign of rust despite it entering its 15th year and 100k + miles.
If a lower miles , better spec one came along I could even be tempted to get the same car again.
Buy one now before they (hopefully) start going up in price!

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