Skoda Octavia Review from Germany

2001 Skoda Octavia Ambiente 1.9 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance17500 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Passat


A quality bargain


Control switch for rear power windows faulty.

Seat heating (cable not connected in factory)

General Comments:

An very economical and powerful engine.

Roadholding is very good, also at high speeds. Better than my 1997 Passat.

Caravan towing is a joy.

Carpets are not as plush as VW, but are therefor easy to clean.

Sight out the rear-window is not good, however helped by the standard reverse warning device.

Plenty of extras included in the price.

All the above facts are proved by the number of new cars seen on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2002

5th May 2003, 06:33

Seat heating (cable not connected in factory)

Hmm, that must be a UK problem, cause seat heating isent standard in ambiente in Denmark...

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review