The Skoda Octavia offers a good balance between practicality and affordability. This will be good news to buyers who can overlook Skoda’s past quality issues and move on to the present. Besides the practical nature of the Octavia the car also offers decent load-lugging capabilities making the Octavia a very decent investment.
Skoda’s second generation Octavia was designed to impress practically speaking of course. The Octavia doesn’t offer fancy features that are complicated and confusing. What Skoda has traditionally offered in the past was meant to appeal to buyers who placed value for money above aesthetic appeal.
The cheap models of the past are gone, and now Skoda sells models that are designed to rival the best makers in terms of quality, practicality and affordability. This new conviction is obvious with the Octavia. The five-door hatchback is definitely worthy of the hype.
The estate version of the Octavia offers great value for money combined with practicality and still manages to deliver all of this in a versatile and elegant package. The hatchback’s boot might be big enough for some buyers, but the load-lugger variant offers even more space without sacrificing style.
From the driver’s seat, the car is easy to drive and doesn’t seem like a large vehicle. Yet it comes in very handy when you need to load large items. The car’s wide opening tailgate, easy-retractable cover and low loading lip help out a lot.
The Octavia offers low insurancerates and sensible fuel economy – especially with the diesel options. The Octavia also boasts low running costs. The car should enjoy decent resale values making it even more cost effective.
The Octavia provides a good flat loadspace and a solid retractable cover. Front passengers enjoy plenty of cabin space and have adequate head and legroom. Oddment space in the cabin is adequate and comes in handy.
The car’s main controls and dials are clear and concise. There isn’t anything fancy or complicated about the car’s controls or displays. The car’s backlighting is a soothing green. The controls and dials are all logically located and easy to find.
The seats are nicely shaped and comfortable. The cabin is spacious and provides decent levels of passenger comfort. Rear seat passengers also have more room in the Octavia than the previous generations had. Headroom all round is also good.
Access to the Octavia is good. Front and rear seat passengers should have decent levels of access. The car’s doors open wide, and the cabin is sufficiently spacious. The rear load lip is pleasingly low and wide, while the tailgate opens up wide for unhindered access as well.
Parking the Octavia is pretty simple. The car’s light steering and large side mirrors assist in reverse parking making it even easier. Caution must be used when parking because the car’s bonnet can be hard to judge.
The front-wheel drive Octavia estate is designed to deliver a safe, and practical driving experience. The controls are well weighted, and the driving position is adjustable. Most drivers will have no problem getting comfortable. The car can deliver a brisk ride but drives best when cruising around town. The diesel engines deliver better torque and are more economical.
The Octavia would make a really decent family car. The Octavia boasts good levels of space and comfort. The boot is large enough to hold big items and large packages. The car provides many useful. The Octavia is a good all-round vehicle.
The Octavia estate is an easy car to drive and park. It’s affordable and enjoys a low insurance rate. Running costs should also be low. There are probably better car’s for new drivers, but the Octavia wouldn’t be a bad first car.
Skoda is quickly becoming a reputable brand. The bargain basement image is quickly becoming a thing of the past. More recent models boast a build quality that can rival more prestigious brands. The Octavia is an impressive car that boasts excellent fit and finish.
Security and Safety
The Octavia isn’t likely to be a hot target for car thieves, but the car comes equipped standard with remote central locking, an engine immobiliser and a custom fit audio unit.
The car comes equipped standard with twin front and side airbags and ABS. More airbags can be selected from the options list. The car also provides good all-round visibility that increases the safety of the vehicle even further.
The Finishing Touches
The car’s standard audio system includes a CD changer. The unit is easy to use and boast big buttons and a large, easy to read display. The unit provides good sound quality. Upgrades are available but the standard unit is more than adequate.
The Octavia’s interior is on the dark side, but the car’s exterior is a little more colorful. The exterior looks good in both bright colours and darker hues. The dark interior is not an issue and actually compliments the car’s personality.
The estate variant makes the Octavia much more desirable. Although the car was already practical car, it will appeal to a wider group of buyers. The car still delivers a nice ride at an affordable price.
July 24, 2014 / admin / 0