2000 Skoda Octavia GLX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Economical, reasonable comfort, powerful, and cheap to run
Dash clocks failed.
Sump from small rock (which every other car went out over except mine).
Top class fuel economy; 55+mpg on a bad day.
I have changed all the brakes, and 4 shocks, which is not a problem; these are servicing parts.
Boot is huge.
The seat adjustment is very hard to get right; it's either too far away or too close.
It's a 90bhp version, but drop it to 4th and we are away. Overtaking is never a problem, the engine runs sweet, the gearbox is good, but when dropping to 2nd, it groans sometimes; no idea why.
Brilliant car. I do 600 miles a week, and not a flinch outta it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd December, 2011