2003 Skoda Octavia Laurin and Klement 1.8T 150bhp 20V from UK and Ireland
Superb car, brilliant performance, and cheap to buy
Ignition coil failed and required roadside assistance.
Windscreen wipers failed after 500 miles.
Despite the early mechanical problems, the Octavia has been exceptionally reliable.
I chose the top of the range trim with all leather seats, with walnut effect inserts and it really looks the part.
The car drives effortlessly and is extremely comfortable especially on those long runs. Kick the accelerator hard and the car really performs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th December, 2004
I'd be interested to know more about the running costs, and why the reviewer awarded only 5/10 for a car which I would expect to be cheap to run.
It's a 1.8 20 valve turbocharged petrol engine, rated at 150 BHP. That's why it has a 5/10 rating for economy. My Octavia Estate 1.8T Elegance averages about 36MPG. It is a high performance engine, hence the score!