Skoda Octavia Review from Cyprus

2006 Skoda Octavia Elegance 1.6FSI

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6FSI Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Best value for the money

Faults:

CD Player had a fault, but it was fixed by the dealer.

Rear window sprinkler stopped to work at approximately 20k.

Engine is loud and shaking during a cold start, has a diesel sound.

Rough gear shifting on 6 speed automatic.

Parking sensors sometimes give the wrong information.

Side passenger window giving squeaking noises.

General Comments:

The car so far is working in perfect condition, no major faults came along.

The interior build is of high quality, there is lots of available space and compartments. It even has a cooled compartment which is very practical in the summer.

Engine is OK, but I would prefer it to be a 2.0 like my old Opel Vectra which run much faster than this one (same bhp).

Tiptronic system sometimes gets confused so you can feel harsh gear changing which manifests from 1st gear to 2nd.

Other than that the car is perfect, it is loaded with extras, the sound system is very good, leather seats are still like new, lots of gadgets such as opening and closing windows from your remote control, home-coming lights etc. Corners very nicely and is very stable at high speeds. The ride feeling is similar to E200 Mercedes.

The best thing about it is that it depreciates very slowly, so you won`t loose too much money when selling it. All the faults I named were minor, so don`t be discouraged by them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2008

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review