2017 Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0 150bhp from UK and Ireland


Boring, dull, horrid car


The gear change from 2nd to 3rd is awkward; cannot find 3rd gear sometimes.

Regularly cuts out even though you have stop start turned off; you have to start it manually.

The comfort is pretty dire.

The seats are black cloth stain and very easily.

When you open and close sunroof, the warning light comes on the dash.

General Comments:

Great tow car.

MPG over 50.

A very boring lump of a car.

Having the different driving modes does not make any difference in driving economy.

Some other drivers mistake the car for a unmarked police car, and that is the only highlight on this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th August, 2017

21st Aug 2017, 21:21

I'd get the gear change and the cutting out looked at while it's still under warranty. Unacceptable on a 2017 car. Myself I have a 2003 Octavia used as a taxi, and it is a dull but very reliable car with no major problems.

21st Aug 2018, 21:23

Now 58,000kms on the Octavia Scout.

Has never let me down once.

Still boring as hell though.

I am thinking of trading in for a Hyundai, but after having so many Skodas it's very hard to leave the brand. I have had a 2005 Fabia vRS, 2x 2007 Fabia vRS, 2008 Octavia Scout 2.0 PD, 2006 Octavia 1.9 PD 4x4, 2016 Octavia vRS DSG 4x4, and now the 2017 Octavia Scout; all great cars.

22nd Aug 2018, 12:30

Hyundai's are OK, however as you mentioned it's hard to move on from a reliable manufacturer like Skoda. As boring as some cars are, you can't put a price on reliability. In the UK for the past 15 years the Octavia has been the number one choice for taxi use - that says it all. 250,000 miles + is not uncommon out of these cars.

6th Apr 2019, 19:07

With my 2017 Octavia Scout, I had to change 2 alloy wheels; they buckled rather easily and the tyre pressure monitor comes in very handy. Got an awful amount of punctures, though that spare wheel tread depth was worn down.

Had 77,000km and was getting great MPG before trading it in for a Toyota Corolla Hybrid 1.8 Sports Tourer.