Skoda Octavia vRS (2013 on)

4

2.0 TDI 184ps VRS DSG 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by Chrisjm on 7 August 2019
4
Overall rating
4
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
5
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
5
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Nippy, stylish, pratical, love it!

I lease this via PCH, always liked them, always wanted to have one. I like the way it looks . I had white as it was the cheapest option and I think it suits the car well.

The seats are comfortable, I like the interior, yes it's dark but I like its understated feel. This is a standard car and I find the equipment level is fine, maybe front parking sensors would have been good to have as I am lazy and cant judge the distance well.

Boot a great size, really practical, good amount of room in the rear.

Downsides - a lot of road noise/tyre roar, yes the tyres are low profile on 18inch rims, still seems excessive, may be a lack of sound deadening(?)

Never been able to get Apple Car play to work, more likely my issue, use the SD Card reader to play music from instead.

In 6th gear on the motorway around 2000rpm there is a howl/drone noise which disappears as soon as you back of the throttle or increase or decrease the revs, nothing major but added to the road noise can make it a bit wearing.

Having said that I always look forward to driving the car and would thoroughly recommend it.

Report as offensive

4
reviewed by Paul Whiteley on 8 October 2018
4
reviewed by flying on 24 January 2014
4
reviewed by flying on 28 November 2013

Write your review

About this car

Price£27,625–£32,170
Road TaxC–G
MPG42.8–64.2 mpg
Real MPG77.1%

Just reviewed...

5
submitted by Anonymous
5
submitted by Barnsley Taff
5
submitted by vor60
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car