1998 Skoda Octavia GLX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Parked up by the previous owner for two years due to electrical problems.
Ventilation kept coming and going, clocks kept coming and going, doors kept locking and unlocking themselves, burned 3 litres of oil in 1000 miles.
Car test emissions were through the roof - which the tester said is common with 1.6 petrol Skoda's. Not worth fixing and sold for scrap. Had a newer one that was only 4 years old, and had the same problem with clocks. Don't know if I was unlucky or what, but I will never buy another Skoda.
Handles itself nicely on the open road.
Didn't get more than a few weeks hassle free driving out of either Skoda I owned. I will never buy another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th June, 2011