The Octavia vRS estate is excellent value for money offering good levels of standard equipment at a reasonable price.
- Ford Focus Estate, Peugeot 307 SW, Renault Megane Sport Tourer, Vauxhall Astra Estate, Volkswagen Golf Estate and Volvo V50
What We Liked
- Exterior / interior looks
What We Disliked
- In our opinion the climate control switchgear is difficult to operate when driving as it is positioned too low.
What We'd Like To See
- An alarm
- Automatic drive away locking
- ESP as standard on the vRS model
- Front side airbags as standard across the range
The overall build quality is good and in keeping with its more expensive Audi and Volkswagen siblings. Backed up by a good warranty and VAG's (Volkswagen Audi Group) renowned reliability.
Value For Money
The Octavia vRS estate is excellent value for money offering good levels of standard equipment at a reasonable price. The badge may not be that prestigious to some but you are getting a lot of car for your money.
If you are someone who likes to spend their money wisely and doesn’t have their head turned by designer labels then the Skoda Octavia vRS estate is the car for you. It is a low cost, high performance, well equipped, practical family car. Of course the Skoda badge will be a stumbling block to some potential purchasers but Skoda has finally emerged from Audi & Volkswagen's shadow as a desirable brand in its own right.21 November 2004
Skoda Octavia Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Skoda Octavia vRS|
|Colour||Black Magic Pearl|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||8 Seconds|
|Top Speed||143 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||44.1 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||two-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)|