But you can easily get 40+ on a summers day longer journey still keeping pace with 99% of everyone else out there. It pulls well even when fully laden. I still get the odd snigger about the Skoda brand, but its their loss. Excellent turbo diesel with great torque and economy. Running costs: The car is 2003 with over 120000 miles. More than 205,000 of the first- and second-generation versions were sold in Britain, many to taxi and private hire operators, which value the longevity and low running costs of the proven diesel powerplants.
The engine is quiet and very low-revving. This was my first skoda and it has sadly failed to meet expectation. Long-term average in excess of 50mpg, reasonable tax and insurance, 18,000 mile service intervals. Braking: Apart from a new battery being needed and a coil pack everything has worked perfectly. I contacted my original dealer and Skoda's customer care dept but got little joy with suggestions that my left foot braking technique was to blame.
The system can be deactivated using the touch-screen display. It is expected to consume 45 percent more fuel than factory data in real conditions and during test drives. The price of the more heavily loaded Elegance spec, with most of the latest techno-add-ons, rises rapidly above £24,000. This 1968 cc engine size produces 140 horsepower with 320 Nm torque. Nick The 4x4 I replaced it with was showing its age. Happy wth that like and no doubt doing 60 on the motorway would get mid 50s but time not fuel economy is usually the enemy! It has been a general work-horse - it is an estate - and although we no longer use it for long holiday journeys as we now have a motor-home, it is much-valued for general use. The Octavia has always been a popular choice for private hire work.
Running costs: A truly brilliant car to drive and own. The airbag warning light within the first month. Normal good consumption was resumed when he took the car over again. Done 45 miles in the nearly new Fabia and its averaged 53 mpg and could have easily got better. I can get 60 miles to gallon on astray motorway run which I am happy with. Again very good considering the torque on tap, consistently 48 to 52 mpg, only downside was the previous tyres lasted less than 10000 miles! I ended up having an argument with the service manager as he said both tyres will need to be replaced and the tracking reset at my cost as its not under the warranty. The seats are very poor for a car with such German influence as this which is a real shame.
All in all, a car I don't have to worry about much - it gets on and does the job perfectly! They have failed to fix a few niggling faults, the worst of which is the constant 'misting up'. And that clever torch that lives in the boot and will never need a new battery. Round town I take the little Chevy Spark and keep the Octy for the longer journeys. When adequate lane markings are identified the dashboard light will turn green and the car will be kept in the centre of the lane, even through corners, with small corrections of the steering wheel. Goes easily as well if not better than the 1. To be honest I can't think of a better all rounder for the money. I have spent a lot of money trying to resolve this, unsuccessfully.
This compares well with rivals like the Ford Focus Estate, which returns around 39% of its original purchase cost. The resulting data is purely informative, our website cannot be held responsible. The bonnet release broke meaning I couldn't add oil when the oil warning light came on. If your motoring sees you spending more of your time on the motorway, performing mostly long, fast journeys where the car cruises at a sustained speed for hours on end, you may benefit from the variable-interval regime. Braking: I am very impressed with the overall practicality, performance and reliability of the car.
One engine fault with an exhaust valve that needed replacing. There are two parts to the test: an 'urban' cycle designed to reflect driving in a city environment with many stops and starts and an 'extra-urban' cycle designed to mirror more steady state motorway and country routes. The car is still under warranty, so no problem with repairs, etc. Comfort: Only real issue is that the drivers electric seat memory function is tempermental, and the radio aerial is the usual vw golf rubbish that needs changing every year once its got wet. Reliable, cheap to run, comfortable and still a good-looking vehicle. Estimated Fuel Consumption Actual fuel consumption for vehicles is specified in 'Factory data' table.
If I have any criticisms I am really nit-picking. While reviewing vehicles, the actual data should be considered as real fuel consumption. Few compact cars offer more interior length 1,782mm , more rear knee room 73mm and more rear headroom 980mm. The car is understated looking but has sharp handling, is very practical and is a bargin considering the equipment level it has. I have dealt with 3 different dealers in the last 7 years and all three are equally good. Also best in class is the boot volume at 590 litres. Desigur ca la orele aglomerate viteza medie va scadea semnificativ si evident va creste si consumul pe masura, pentru o zi a saptamanii putem zice ca asta e un test in conditii optime, pentru a arata ca acel consum din carte poate fi realizat.
Issue with seals leading to water ingress to the rear footwell on the drivers side, still trying to get a permanent fix, drivers side front window regulator required replacement in the last year. The options on test added £675 to the on-the-road price of the 1. If I could afford the latest one, it would certainly be on my shortlist. Simple parts that suffer frequent failures cost a shocking amount for what they are. Never got less than around 33 on any run. What's the difference in the engine?! It's my 3rd Skoda and all of them have been great. Good range of extras fitted as standard for the price.