Skoda Octavia Review from Portugal

2009 Skoda Octavia Greenline 1.6 TDI 105cv

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 TDI 105cv Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Can't get better out of your money

Faults:

The door panels started to lose some color, but nothing noticeable. Maybe the Elegance pack would solve this?

General Comments:

For city traveling, it is not fantastic. First gear is very short, and the second does not quite match the end of the first one. (In first, it is very easy to stall the engine from stationary, and in second, it is very easy to stall the engine at low speeds). It should had been fitted with a 1.5 gear to go from first to second.

Apart from this issue, it is a fantastic car, very good on the motorways, low fuel consumption, good looking car, reliable (as it is a VW), with a big boot.

I think it is missing a cruise control option, a big failure.

It is a VW Passat with Skoda badge. Excellent value for money. If you're looking for 4 door family car, reasonably priced, this is the one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2010

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review