Skoda Octavia vRS Estate Review (2004)

Skoda Octavia vRS Estate
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Skoda Octavia Review

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Both the driver and front passengers seats are height adjustable and the leather wrapped three-spoke steering wheel is adjustable for height and reach enabling you to find the perfect driving position.

Both the driver and front passengers seats are height adjustable and the leather wrapped three-spoke steering wheel is adjustable for height and reach enabling you to find the perfect driving position.

The Skoda Octavia vRS estate's level of refinement is high and includes: climate controlled air-conditioning, central locking, cup holders, delayed courtesy light, digital clock, front reading light, lit lockable glovebox, interior boot light, lights on warning buzzer, rear ashtray, trip computer, twin rear reading lights, adjustable dashboard illumination, central sun visor, cigarette lighter, rev counter, electrically releasing petrol cover flap, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, electrically operated front and rear windows with one touch operation, rear wash/wipe and two speed windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe.

How It Looks -

Renowned designer Dirk Van Braeckel was the leader of the team responsible for the clean lines of the Skoda Octavia. In our opinion the estate is a very attractive car and the vRS model is further enhanced by a large rear body coloured spoiler, 16" alloy wheels, discreet sports badging, single large-bore stainless steel sports exhaust, blacked out roof-rails and brake callipers painted in Skoda's famous rally green.

How It Looks - Interior

The interior of the Octavia vRS estate is modern and bears more than a passing resemblance to its VAG stablemate the Volkswagen Golf. The black interior plastics were of a good quality and the dashboard features silver metallic insert trim. The leather wrapped steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake arm are tactile and the gear knob has a silver inlay.

The black leather sports seats have contrasting metallic mesh insert as do the doors. Both the leather upholstery and pale grey carpets were of a good quality and should prove durable in the long term.

Infotainment

The Skoda Octavia vRS estate is equipped with a 'Symphony' radio/cassette & 6-CD auto changer in the boot. Eight speakers are positioned in the front and rear. The sound quality was above average.

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Skoda Octavia Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSkoda Octavia vRS
  
Body TypeEstate
ColourBlack Magic Pearl
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8 Seconds
Top Speed 143 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban26.2 mpg
Extra Urban44.1 mpg
Combined35.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group16
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warrantytwo-year unlimited mileage factory warranty
In addition cars supplied by Skoda Auto UK through the approved retailer network are provided with a further year of warranty that is valid until the car has completed 60,000 miles
10-year anti-perforation warranty
3-year paint warranty
Price (when tested on the 21/11/04)£14965 (including £275 for Black Magic Paint)

The information contained within this Skoda Octavia review may have changed since publication on the 21 November 2004. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Skoda dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017