2000 Skoda Octavia 2.0l SLX from Singapore
Having owned the car for 2 years, I expect that most of the common faults have surfaced. These include:-
Boot locking mechanism replaced twice (after 2 to 3 months)
Service interval warnings are stupid and dealer can't seem to program them properly. Told them to turn the indicator off.
Coolant level warning indicator comes on even though there's no problem with the coolant. Replaced coolant tank and sensor (after 1.5 years)
Window lifter on driver's side had to be replaced (after 2 years)
Road noise and vibrations are quite obvious, especially at highway cruising speed. Had to change tyres which help to reduce noise.
Poor fitting leather trim seem cheap.
Fuel line leading from fuel tank to engine had to be reconnected after I went over some road debris which hit the fuel line.
Handling was good compared to Japanese car. Boot size is great (good enough for 4 golf bags). Body shell is hard and gives good protection in case of accident.
Body roll during cornering is quite bad.
Rear leg room is not enough.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th July, 2002