Skoda Octavia (2013 - 2020)

5
reviewed by Jamesetyefirst on 10 November 2019
4
reviewed by Anonymous on 6 August 2019
5
reviewed by Anonymous on 7 March 2019
2
reviewed by Joan Margerison on 2 March 2019
3
reviewed by Anonymous on 16 February 2019
3
reviewed by Anonymous on 29 December 2018
3
reviewed by Anonymous on 19 December 2018
4
reviewed by skippy41 on 23 June 2018
5
reviewed by Anonymous on 19 January 2018
5
reviewed by MR JOHN WITHERINGTON on 6 January 2018
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reviewed by BEARS8 on 23 September 2017
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reviewed by SteveeX on 18 March 2016
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reviewed by terrygriff on 7 December 2015
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reviewed by jayemm on 7 July 2014
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Elegance 2.0 TDI CR 150 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by Leonblue on 5 June 2014
3
Overall rating
1
How it drives
3
Fuel economy
5
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
2
Experience at the dealership
5
How practical it is
2
How you rate the manufacturer
2
Overall reliability

Drives like it's falling apart!

Ever since I bought this car it's been back and forth to the dealers for problems with the handling. Initially the car was given a critical software update to the steering system, that made no difference. The vehicle has the tendency to drift especially in the wind. There is vibration through the steering wheel and pedals. Applying and removing power by lightly touching and releasing the accelerator causes the car to go off line. The steering generally feels loose and wobbly. The supplying dealer could not find a fault. I took it to a different dealer where the mechanic described it as rough. They replaced the N/S/F wheel bearing and drive shaft, and declared the car as fixed. It's still no better and is gradually getting worse. Another problem on my car that may or may not be related is that the gear selection has gone very clunky especially 2nd when cold.

Other minor issues:
Front door seals hold rainwater that pours out when the door is opened..
Spotlights built into the front door mirrors don't always switch off - risking draining the battery.

Would I recommend this car to a friend? - Personally no, but I am aware that others are happy with their car.

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5
reviewed by Anonymous on 30 March 2014
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reviewed by JKW on 21 November 2013
4
reviewed by Anonymous on 4 June 2013

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About this car

Price£18,310–£30,300
Road TaxA–F
MPG47.9–80.7 mpg
Real MPG80.7%

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