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Skoda Octavia (2009-13)

Overall Rating

4 stars

The Octavia Scout is a car appealing to those buyers looking for a 4x4 estate on steroids. Skoda only plan to sell 1,000 units per year meaning that this is an excellent buy.

For
  • Great looks
  • Adequate both on and off road
  • Looks greener than a SUV
Against
  • 1000 more than a regular 4x4
  • Interior is bland
  • DSG is un-responsive
Road Test

The Octavia Scout is a raised (17mm) Octavia 4x4 estate with big bumpers, wheel arches and side mouldings. It has 17 inch alloys, parking sensors, dual zone climate control along with many other features you would associate with an Audi Allroad look-a-like. But for less than 20,000 for the diesel version it is fantastic value for money. It drives well both on and off road and will appeal strongly to the country set looking for off road capability, quality feel, a high level of specification and enough power to tow the horse box. A more than adequate 2.0 138BHP diesel engine matched with a 6 speed manual box is certainly up to the task. And for under 18,000 you can have the 2.0 FSi 150BHP petrol version. However it does lack any complex off road mechanicals such as air suspension or diff locks, but this is unlikely to deter buyers in this sector.

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Skoda Octavia (2009-13)
Star Ratings

Handling

4 stars

Comfort

4 stars

Quality & Reliability

4 stars

Performance

4 stars

Roominess

5 stars

Running Costs

4 stars

Value for Money

4 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

4 stars
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