Skoda Octavia Reviews from Norway

2010 Skoda Octavia Elegance 1.4L TSI

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.4L TSI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 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)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance5500 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Liana

Summary:

Pretty good

Faults:

One door needed some oiling to get ride of some squeaks.

Bolero stereo has some minor issues reading SD cards when it's hot. Some sound problems can also happen, but not often.

General Comments:

1.4l TSI seems is very economical. In the city it uses around 6L / 100 km, and outside as low as less than 5L / 100 km.

The DSG makes the car very easy to drive, especially with cruise-control.

The only thing I don't like is the little legroom in the back seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2011

2003 Skoda Octavia Elegance 1.9 turbo diesel

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired14 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Elantra

Summary:

Good value. But - it is not as big as it looks!

Faults:

After 500 km, battery warning lamp started to flash nervously. This was checked at the dealer, because we were heading 500 km east to Sweden the same day, he told us to go ahead because this had to be a minor fault, but could not tell us what it actually were.

Car went flawlessly 1000 km, problem disappeared, appeared again a few weeks later. Back to the dealer, solution found, repaired the same afternoon.

Seat belts are often slow at retracting.

Otherwise, nothing at all!

General Comments:

The long story written here about the flashing battery warning lamp is typical. This car seems so well built that a warning lamp makes you scream!

The ride is firm, and the road feel is good.

Small 90bhp TDI engine gives enough acceleration in all legal speeeds here in Norway.

Rear seats are not the biggest, but...

The boot is huge! Remember, it is a VW Golf with a big behind...

Good stereo system and speakers.

Fantastic mileage/diesel. Long trips to Sweden with average speed 100km/h and fully loaded car gives average 4.4 liters/100 km!

BTW: stay away from Swedish diesel. It is really lousy...

Xenon headlights, wonderful. You feel like you are lighting up an airport in the night!

Cold mornings (-25!) gives the engine a really hopeless sound, but after 5 minutes, it is ticking nicely again!

Small diesel heats cabin slowly. (wastes no energy though!)

That amount of extras (cruise control, automatic aircon, board computer, good stereo, xenon bulbs, rain sensor + + +) at that price... wow!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2005

1998 Skoda Octavia SLX 1.9 turbo diesel (90 HP)

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel (90 HP) Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

Good value, well worth checking out

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Well built, a little bit low for Norwegian Winter roads. Backseat is too small for most child seats (backward mounted)!! ISOFIX seat only available for forward seating e.g. not a perfect car if you have very small kids.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2000

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews