Skoda Octavia Review from Finland

2006 Skoda Octavia TDI 2.0 turbo diesel

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

The best one can get for the price! I love my Octavia, and my next car is also going to be a Skoda

Faults:

The light in the needle of the speedometer stopped working at about 55,000 km.

One of the springs in the back of the driver seat was broken at about 50,000 km.

Both fixed under the guarantee (no costs on me).

General Comments:

The car is very reliable. 90,000 km without a need to go to the garage between maintenance visits.

Cheap to own. Average consumption is between 5.1 and 5.3 lit/100 km (summer tires are wider and low profile and they cause increase consumption). Maintenance needs to be performed only every 30,000km, and is not very expensive compared with car of other makers.

Performance of the 2.0 TDI model is very good. A lot of torque. A lot.

Very comfortable for tall people (and I have heard that's also true for short people).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2009

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 1 review