Skoda Octavia Reviews from Israel

2000 Skoda Octavia GLXi 1.6 gasoline

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired317000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Improved Volkswagen

Faults:

Rear window clip broke down, so the window could not go back up - I fixed it myself, and it's been working perfect for 5 years already.

Ceiling upholstery fell down (after 10 years!!!)

Air conditioning foam sealant flows from the vents.

A/T is slipping sometimes, and sometimes a knock is felt between the gears.

General Comments:

All the car is original!!! Nothing has changed yet.

Very reliable and solid car, very comfortable.

Low fuel consumption; 8.2L/100km average - the car weighs 1400 kilos empty.

VERY big trunk - 550 liters.

Actually a Volkswagen, but much better, and much more reliable, comfortable and cheaper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2010

30th Oct 2011, 03:15

I have a Skoda Octavia -00. I was wondering about the fuel consumption? My Octavia (combi-model) consumes only 6,5-7,0 city/highway driving, with no load. How can you make it up to 8,5 liters? Automatic car?... I drive a manual shift model.

The 10 years I've owned it, have been just great! NO PROBLEMS AT ALL! The service book is full, all service done. It's a reliable friend of mine, I will not change this car until she's finished for good.. my best friend (just bought new seat covers to cheer her up a bit.) There's no rust to be found either. Car inspection... clean papers every year! I live in Sweden.. so we have summer, winter, spring and autumn.. all weather types.. and she's just movin' on.

Janne.

2000 Skoda Octavia GLXi Kombi 1.6 (74KW/101BHP)

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 (74KW/101BHP) Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Lantra

Summary:

Excellent car for little money

Faults:

Air conditioning system has lost gas and therefore was unable to cool the car (a very serious problem in Israel).

Rear-Left power-window went down but didn't go back to the normal closed position.

The lights of the air conditioning control panel have died.

General Comments:

A very comfortable car, very stable at any speed.

Huge boot space could contain a whole house hold.

The 1.6 litre engine is a bit too small for a car that heavy (it weighs about 1400 kilos empty), this makes fuel consumption a bit high and slow accelleration.

Not much leg room for people over 1.70 meters in the back seat.

My next car is a new Skoda Octavia TDI Kombi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews