Skoda Octavia Reviews from Malaysia

2006 Skoda Octavia 200 FSI Elegance 2.0 N.A

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 N.A Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired400 kilometres
Most recent distance32000 kilometres
Previous carFord Telstar

Summary:

An Audi alternative

Faults:

Clockspring malfunction after 3 months, replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

Clean design.

Rear seats are less comfortable than a Ford Telstar's, but driver's seat is comparable.

Automatic transmission is not fun, feeling under power, but tiptronic manual is superb.

Tyre noise is obvious.

Built quality is comparable with CKD's BMW, even better in certain parts.

Engine's power feels like a 2.2L, but fuel consumption is like a 1.8L car.

Has got many features that do not come in other manufacturer's cars from the same segments and price (e.g trip computer, ASR, 6 speed tiptronic, coming/leaving home light, electric seat with memory...)

Very stable, even at 200kmh on regular highways.

Boot space is very huge!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2010

2005 Skoda Octavia 200 FSI 2.0 petrol

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30 kilometres
Most recent distance23000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Premium sporty car that is value for money

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

My choice was made after comparing with several other makes including BMW 320I, Audi A4, VW Jetta and Mercedes C class.

Excellent build quality.

Almost perfect paintwork that looks like new even after 5 years.

Car was delivered to my house in impeccable condition.

Fun to drive with sporty performance (150BHP engine), good handling & comfort.

Solid construction that remains rattle free after 5 years.

Ample room for a family of 5 with a huge boot.

Advanced features in 2005 such as 6 speed auto box, rain & light sensors, electric adjustable driver's seat & electric steering.

Economical. One full fuel tank gives an average 450 km after spirited driving.

Some RM 30,000 to 40,000 cheaper than the makes mentioned above.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2010

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews