Skoda Octavia Review from Iceland

1999 Skoda Octavia GLXi 1.6 74 KW

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 74 KW Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance54000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Grand Vitara

Summary:

Very good value for money

Faults:

The line between the brake Vacuum and intake manifold broke at 52000 km.

Water leaking into the car trough right rear door.

Nothing else has actually gone wrong.

General Comments:

There are some things that could be better engineered. Like for example the plastic under the car at front tends to get all loose in snow, I have lifted the car 1 1/2" from the ground at suspension and that helps a lot.

Squeaky doors, but needed new "thingies" that the door locks to front and rear.

The engine is Powerful compared the weight of the car and it is extremely economical.

On highways it uses only 5.5 per 100 kilometers.

In the city it uses only 6.5 - 7 liters per 100 kilometers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2002

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review