Skoda Octavia Estate (2017-2020): owner reviews

"The Skoda Octavia Estate is one of the most practical family cars available, with loads of space, economical engines and tough build quality"

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.1 out of 5

81%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Engine (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Other (1 cases)
  • Suspension (3 cases)
  • Electrics (5 cases)
  • Other (5 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 TDI Elegence

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New
Review
2014 - Purchased used with 11K on the clock I was unimpressed with my local Skoda dealer, I now use my local garage. I'm well pleased with the car and have suffered no issues in two years of motoring until late 2017 with 39.5K on the clock. Then the engine started overheating due to a water pump fault where rubber sleeve distorts and the pump jams unable to deliver cooling to engine. This is a well known fault and a the pump was modified from 2014 onward. I raised my problem with local Dealer who advised Skoda would contribute £0.00 to a repair/replacement pump plus they requested an additional £88.00 for a diagnostic scan (on a known weakness). The end result is that I am now £585 out of pocket as a result of Skoda not accepting any liability. Warning: if purchasing an Octavia Mark3 2013/2014 ensure you have the modified water pump installed In summary the car is excellent value for money but Skoda Service Support appears to be lacking in many respects

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

2.0 SE Diesel estate

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

56
Review
I bought this as a replacement for my beloved Golf Estate, it has now covered 175, 000 miles and given me very few problems. However, whilst the Skoda drives well, there are too many drawbacks, and it does not live up to the reviews that are out there. The positives are that it has a good engine, although doesn'tnot the low end torque of the old 1.9 engine, lots of room and drives well, with good fuel consumption. The negatives: The front doors hold water, the satnav is abysmal, the aftercare service from Skoda has been poor, the ride is very firm (especially at low speeds), there's lots of wind noise on motorway. In short, there has been a large number of minor niggles from new.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 TDi

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

65
Review
Have had my 2.0 TDi Elegance for about a month now, having first driven one as a rental "upgrade" that I initially felt was anything but based on the name, loved it so much bought one. I have been luckily enough to own Mercedes, Volvo and Honda, estates and 4x4s and this Skoda is as good as any of them and better than most. Great performance, luxurious trim on the Elegance and very economical. A very happy me!

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.6 diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
The Octavia estate is a very comfy and economical drive but I am disappointed by a lot of early wear and tear/corrosion. A brake housing broke when the garage (main dealer) checked the brakes last year (£475 - not covered by warranty as considered 'wear & tear'), I've had water ingress through a hole somewhere in the passenger footwell (not found) and now the air conditioning needs a new compressor (£850 just for the part). It's less than 4 and a half years old. Not impressed.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.8T elegance

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
For nearly 11 years of driving, discs and pads, one relay for 30gbp, one vacuum hose 3gbp, and of course tyres, filters and oil. Hard to beat.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.6 tdi Elegance

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

56
Review
This car is great value for money. Great mpg an low price. Mine is equiped with navigation and half leather. So it is very nice on the inside. The big down side is road noise! In Sweden our road surface is quite rough and the noise is very annoying at higher speeds. Apart from that it is a great car.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.6 tdi Elegance

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

56
Review
This car is great value for money. Great mpg an low price. Mine is equiped with navigation and semi leather. So it is very nice on the inside. The big down side is road noice! In sweden our road surface is quite rough and the noice is very anoying at higher speeds. Apart from that it is a great car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Bought Car

New
Review
Had it 18mths, done 32,000 miles and it hasn't missed a beat.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Average 45miles per gallon mixed driving, 50 on a long run

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
It's been perfect.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

So far economical and excellent service intervals.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44.5
Review
No Problems since new
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Insurance Ł260.00 per year service contract 36 x Ł20.33 per monh 4 new tyres @ Ł80.00 each

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
excellent except for abs module and a/c compressor

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Apart from being stolen in 2010 it has never let me down
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Main dealer service cost are among the cheapest

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39.9
Review
No problems since bought new other than punctures
Running Cost

4 out of 5

With low mileage and short trips I find that just under 40mpg OK. Survercing is covered for three years for Ł10 a month payments using Skoda scheme. Insurance is low under Ł300 fully comp two drivers

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
no problems so far
Running Cost

5 out of 5

service once a year

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
I have owned the car for 7 years it has now done 120,000 miles and aside from routine maintainence i have only had to have a clutch fitted at 105,000 miles
Running Cost

4 out of 5

reliability is good but even when service parts are needed prices are good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
Serviced every year so reliability hasn't been an issue. Not at the dealer though.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Just fuel, MOT and service

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Everything always works
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Average over 50mpg on motorways

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

54
Review
High mileage, some parts wearing out.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Economy good, parts reasonable although timing belt parts expensive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
Skoda is the Ronseal of the car world does exactly what it says on the tin!!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
Apart from consumables it is very reliable and costs are low
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Economical on fuel and tyres and reasonably comfortable.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
BRILLIANT.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

AFFORDABLE.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60
Review
very reliable but the radio has turned itself off and on a couple of times. Is this an indicator of electrical problems to come

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I think running costs are fine for its age. New cars seem to offer far better economy.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2012

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
As car is only three months old it is really too new to give an accurate idea. This car replaced the previous model which was very reliable apart from requiring a new air con compressor at 3.5 years setting me back Ł1000.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

At present doing moer motorway than city driving and overall mpg is 54.3 which I think is pretyy good for the vRS. Motorways at 60 mph give 55-65 mpg. I cannot complain at this.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
It is very reliable, I have experienced no problems.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

This is my first diesel, my previous car was a very thirsty Mazda6 MPS, so this is very economical in comparison!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is my 4th Skoda. (I also have a 2011 Yeti 4x4.) The truth is that nothing ever goes wrong with them. If you have a question just e-mail Skoda and they are back to you almost by return.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Apart from servicing, tyres and wiper blades. This car like my other Skoda's has cost me nothing ! It returns an ave 44 mpg, and 52 mpg on a long run. Even 30 mpg pulling my 1390kgm caravan.( albeit not exceeding 56mph).

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
As usual with Skoda, no problems. Starts every time.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Good balance between power and fuel consumption.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48.5
Review
Nothing has caused me any problems since delivered

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55.6
Review
It has had no issue so far
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very economical for how it is worked

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
Not had any problems so far!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

MPG not as good as hoped but I do a lot town driving with a full boot.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
Brilliant in all respects except for tyre wear problems, particularly feathering of the inside edges
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good economy, very cheap to service, reasonable insurance. Spoiled only by the tyres.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
Never goes wrong.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I feel I should get more MPG the way I drive

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Ellegance

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
I own a 2012 Octavia 1.6 Estate bought new September 2012. My previous car was identical and was two years old when part exchanged for this car. Fuel consumption on the previous car was a regular 62+ mpg and that is where the problem arises. I bought the new car as the economy was so good on the previous one. The new car has only ever achieved 52mpg. My Skoda agent claims that all is correct and that mpg is good. I contacted Skoda customer service and they say the same. I must add that I am well over 65 and certainly not a "boy racer". The car only ever has my wife, myself plus a suit case on board My complaint is how can Skoda claim the car is capable of 70+ mpg in their brochures and yet state 52 mpg is good when contacted. Surely that is misrepresentation. As a car I say excellent, as for economy I say very poor.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 TDI SE Sport

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
I love my SE Sport - having upgraded from an old Ford Fiesta this is absolute luxury. The sports seats are comfy for me, I love the multifunction sports steering wheel and its shape, the computer system is a dream to use (SD card full of music in the spare slot with most of my music collection at the touch of a button), Sat Nav and traffic information very useful, DAB radio gives clear reception where I live. The Bi-xenon headlights give great visibility at night, too. Driving - The car be unforgiving if you go to slow in 2nd and 3rd gear, 1.6 is not particularly quick off the mark (but is still faster than my old Fiesta). Drive is better at 40mph plus, and it cruises at high speed really quietly, with little road and traffic noise. 17-inch wheels feel a little more unevenness on the road surface than 16-inch, but it isn't too off-putting. The wing mirrors take a bit of getting used to - they are quite small and in rain tend to collect large droplets of water so require concentration. Overall I like my Skoda very much!
Reliability

5 out of 5

Still quite early days, no teething problems though.
Performance
Better at higher speeds, not the nippiest around town and doesn't always like 30mph in 4th gear.
Running Cost
Engine still runing in, getting mid-50s mpg so a way off advertised (as is always the case), driving the most economical way can be boring.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.0 Tdi SE

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
A mixed bag, really.....some performance and design issues, but generally drives and performs well. THE BAD 1. Front doors retain a load of water, which dumps out the first time you open them after rain. Skoda say its an 'acceptable trait'. I say it's a design flaw, which should have been corrected during development. 2. Claimed 150ps, but questionable as the low end grunt is quite poor for this size of diesel. My previous one, with a 1.9TDi, was much better. 3. The satnav (Amundsen) is very poor. Illogical menus make almost all procedures protracted, even the simple process of putting in a postcode. It is slow to respond to inputs. The scaling jumps all over the place. The range of POIs is very limited, and difficult to access. Many other flaws, too numerous to mention. 4. Very bumpy at low speeds. THE GOOD. 1. Drives very well. Responsive steering, holds the road and quiet at speed on the motorway. 2. Excellent MPG, even when loaded up. I drive quite quickly but always get in excess of 50mpg, averaging about 58mpg overall. 3.Huge boot, cavernous with the rear seats down. 4. Totally reliable to date, touch wood. (at just over 20k)
Reliability
No probs so far.
Performance

5 out of 5

Excellent....see review
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Excellent. 58mpg overall and low tax.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6TDI Greeline Business Edition

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

62
Review
This car replaced my Golf Mk7 and i'd had a Golf Mk6 previously and the Skoda is a far better car in every respect.It's better equipped,it has huge load space and the interior cabin is very spacious for the driver and passengers.Good fuel economy but nowhere near the claimed figures you see from the manufacturer but that's like most cars.It handles better than a Golf,accelerates well with the 6 speed gearbox,has dual climate control and the fittings feel upmarket.I've covered over 13k miles in 6 months and it hasn't missed a beat.The seats are comfortable and the visibility excellent though the parking sensors help too.I wouldn't swap this car for anything else on the road and i mean anything,it's an amazing car.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No issues at all.
Performance

5 out of 5

The 1.6TDi benefits from the 6 speed gearbox which helps both economy and acceleration.The steering is precise and the car grips the road giving you confidence on any type of road.
Running Cost
Excellent for the size of the car but nowhere near the manufacturers claimed figures.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.0 diesel elegance

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
I have two octavia estates. A mark one 1.9 diesel with 200,000 miles on. no breakdowns. One worn track rod end replaced in all that time. plus routine oilchanges. The 2006 2.0 diesel 140 scares me.I know it is not built as well.It will not do 200,000 miles. It has too much technology on board. I am going to sell it, and keep the old one. It costs sod all to run.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
no problems yet

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

58
Review
not owned it long enough to have discovered any issues
Running Cost

4 out of 5

not owned it long enough to have discovered any issues, but so happy so far with fuel costs & tax

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
no problems

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
So far, so good.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Still early days, but no problems to date

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
Very reliable
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very fuel efficient

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
no problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

just diesel

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
No problems in 30,000 miles
Running Cost

4 out of 5

18" tyres pricey, can drink diesel when pushed, but will provide 50mpg + when driven carefully.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
minor issues with shock absorbers and internal trim
Running Cost

3 out of 5

maintenance items not cheap - cam belt change at 50,000 miles

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
No problems so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very frugal on motorways, a bit thirsty round town, as expected

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
I have had nothing mechanically go wrong with the car so far.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

If I can get a clear run then achieving 50mpg is easily possible

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
1 issue with sensitive alarm trigering. sorted by dealer
Running Cost

4 out of 5

early as good as previous 2 wheel drive octavia

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Excellent car. I've only ever replaced consumerable items like tyres etc.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Diesel is getting very expensive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Only a few minor items let it down. The material on the drivers seat began to bobble, the drivers door required realigning, the polished alloys were replaced under warranty when they began to delaminate.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Road tax is high at Ł200. The price of fuel is high. Insurance is reasonable at about Ł300. Servicing is Ł300 for two services.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Only ever serviced, never been to a garage for anything else.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Servicing about Ł180, good on fuel, nothing else to buy

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Dsg rear parcel shelf and radiator issue all fixed under warranty
Running Cost

4 out of 5

All reasonable costs inc road tax

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Review
It's never broken down in 80000 miles and nothing rattles or has broken

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
on to my second octavia and i haven't had a single problem
Running Cost

4 out of 5

very pleased with the common rail diesel in the new model

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
THIS IS MY FOURTH SKODA AND THEY HAVE ALL BEEN VERY RELIABLE
Running Cost

5 out of 5

MY OLD SUPERB 1.9 TDI DID 139,000 MILES ON SAME CLUTCH AND TURBO ETC . IT WENT THAT MILAGE ONLY NEEDING SERVICE ITEMS AND TWO C.V. JOINT BOOTS

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Nothing has gone wrong with it
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Can get over 40 mpg on a run

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
No problems with reliability, though there is an issue regarding tyre wear and noise.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

All aspects of running cost are good except for tendency for tyres to feather on the inside edges. I understand this is a common problem with Golf platform cars and had demanded very early replacement of the front tyres (and led to very noisy rear tyres)

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

2.0 Diesel SE L DSG

Year of registration

2016

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60
Review
Having owned a Vauxhall Vectra for 13 years (130,000 trouble free miles) I wasn't impressed with the new smaller Insignia. The very latest Insignia hadn't arrived so I went for the Skoda Octavia instead. Bought with 10,000 miles on the clock. It's been a very mixed bag. Economy, speed and space are excellent. Seat comfort noise levels and ride comfort OK. DSG auto box jerky at low speed, even allowing the car to stall, better out on the open road. The car has all the usual VW sourced silliness - controls that are too far away, too small, symbols on them that are tiny, dashboard messages that are incomprehensible - even the dealers can't tell me what they mean. The climate control has a mind of its own - as soon as the cabin is 0.5 degrees over the set temperature it will start blowing cold air at you, or cold air if it dips under. I've resorted to setting it high and opening the windows if it's too hot. Far and away the worst thing though, has been reliability. It's the VW sourced engine that repeatedly goes into limp home mode. It's a very common fault if you search the internet - something to do with turbo overboost. The car has been at the dealers for 54 days in 16 months and still is not fixed.
Reliability

2 out of 5

Oh dear!
Performance

5 out of 5

Boot it and it flies
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cheap to insure and fuel if you use the Eco mode - best mpg so far on 50mile run 80mpg

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 SEL

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
An almost perfect car, especially for a family. Excellent spec. Excellent reliability - we've not had not a single issue. Great value to buy and run - I can get 60 mpg on A-road cruises despite it being a petrol engine (53 mpg on the motorway). I can also do 0-60 in 8.5s and tax is £30/year. Huge boot. Great entertainment/SatNav system.Comfortable. Quiet. Reassuring to drive - though i would never describe it as a driver's car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.9 tdi elegance

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45.5
Review
I have two octavia estates both on 53 plates and they are just fantastic they have never let me down on anything mechanical just your usual wear and tear. They both get used for work and home purposes and both average around 1,000 miles per week I have one on 173,000 and 282,000 and obviously with cars with high miles they have had regular servicing and tyres - a timing belt was needed, same as any other car. Due to the nature of my driving I do a few track rod ends a year but nothing on the engine. Fantastic car, fantastic drive.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

2.0(150) TDi Elegance manual

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
Almost a similar price for an equivalent VW, so where is the cost cutting? There has been an acoustic resonance that becomes very intense when driving over rough road surfaces from new. This is not an isolated issue if you check Skoda forums. No fault acknowledge by the dealer. The car has also developed engine related vibration at around 3500 miles that can be felt through the steering wheel, pedals and floor pan. Disengaging the clutch at any speed to allow the engine rpm to drop to idle removes the vibration. Dealer I purchased from insists its a characteristic. How can this be the case if it develops over a period? Characteristics are present from the start. With the increased vibration, the accompanying engine noise has also increased. This coupled with the acoustic booming in the cabin makes it a very poor drive. Sat Nav occasionally locks up and must be restarted, again no fault found buy the dealer. I have to carry a spare Garmin as the only way to reset is ignition off, which is a bit difficult on the motorway. Skoda UK are involved but as yet there has been no resolution to any of the problems. With the 17 " wheels and 45 series tyres, although the elegance model has quite a harsh ride but fails to control bodyroll well into corners. Equipment level is good at this spec but I added park pilot, heated screen, sunset glass and part leather seats. The 150 engine makes it quite nippy and there is plenty of torque for towing. The lower gears can be a bit notchy.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Brand new so not an issue

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

57

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

52
Review
issue with electrics, central locking reversing sensors
Running Cost

4 out of 5

service costs good, fuel consumption good for size of car although hoped for better

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
Solidly built and and has been utterly reliable so far
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cheap to tax, good fuel economy and dealer service plan make it very economical to run

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
No problems at all since purchased new
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Despite beind the same they are cheaper than thosed charged for other makes in the VW group

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Starts 1st time every time. Copes well with all road conditions.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good fuel consumption. Spare parts can be pricey as often a whole unit needs replaced rather than a constituent part.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
Other than punctures and servicing it has not needed any work in nearly 3 years. Same with my previous octavia vrs.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel efficiency is ok for what it is but as the car is 3 years old and the tech older there are sat more economical equivalents out there.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55.4
Review
No problems at all since purchase
Running Cost

5 out of 5

fuel efficient. Tyres are reasonably priced. Servicing is biannual and reasonably priced.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

65
Review
Faultless
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Only costs so far (15,000 miles) has been fuel. Averages 65 but did get over 80 when trying hard on a 40 mile a-road recently

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
water pump failed at 500 miles persistant clutch probelms which dealer failed to fix in 4-5 visits brake sensor cable failed headlights filled with moisture, no repair possible
Running Cost

3 out of 5

adequate

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
NO PROBLEMS SO FAR
Running Cost

5 out of 5

VERY SATISFACTORY

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New