What's the fuel economy like in the Octavia 1.8 petrol?

A friend of mine has told me not to buy the Skoda Octavia with the 1.8 petrol engine. He's a tax drive and said economy for this engine is as low as 25mpg. Yet Real MPG doesn't reflect this. What's your opinion on this engine?

Asked on 6 April 2015 by Red Spinner

Answered by Honest John
Not so much its fuel consumption as its oil consumption, though the latest engines should no longer be any trouble. The Golf never came with the 1.8, but you can get it in A3s, Leons and Octavias. The best 1.8 is the 1.8iVTEC in the Civic. I got 45 from the 2006-2012 version and 48 out of the 2013. Real mpg is a bit behind, but still in the 40s.
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