An absolute bargain
Nothing so far - just got it.
I’ve just traded in my Nissan Almera GTi for a one owner 2 year old Octavia vRS, and boy, am I happy!
This car has exceeded my expectations in just about every area.
Great refinement – the engine is quiet, build quality is very good and the ride is firm, but not harsh.
I’d have preferred less of the light grey carpet, but the cabin is a very nice place to be in for my daily commute.
Looks like I’m going to get an average 35mpg on the motorway.
Performance is very good, more than adequate for all, but real racers. There’s a little bit of turbo lag below 2,500 rpm, but otherwise the pick-up is quick and strong.
The steering could do with more feel, and the car just doesn’t have the nimbleness of my Almera nor my wife’s 1997 Primera Si. For me though, it’s perfectly adequate given the nature of most of my driving.
All in all, I think these cars are a bargain at today’s prices (Jan 2007). Go and try one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd January, 2007