2013 Skoda Octavia review - What Car?

The Skoda Octavia is one of the biggest cars in its class, and one of the most affordable. What Car? takes to the road to see what it is like. Read the full review: http://ow.ly/mdX3B Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/whatcar Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whatcar Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/whatcar http://www.whatcar.com

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2013 Skoda Octavia long-term test - first report - What Car?
Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1fBCZIl The Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI SE is welcomed onto the What Car? long-term test fleet by its new custodian Barnaby Jones. Read the full Octavia review: http://ow.ly/scG8h Read Barnaby's weekly updates on life with the Skoda: http://ow.ly/scGcQ What Car? is the UK's biggest car-buying brand and has been helping Britain's car buyers make purchasing decisions for over 40 years. Our tests are widely regarded as the most trusted source of new car advice. This channel brings you trusted reviews on all the new models on the market , all the latest first drives, reader reviews, and great car-buying advice. All reviews are available in full online at Whatcar.com - the UK's leading car-buying website, offering trusted reviews and data on every new car. The website also offers advice on car leasing, new car deals and used cars for sale. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whatcar Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/whatcar Visit us online http://www.whatcar.com Magazine subscriptions http://www.themagazineshop.com/subscriptions/what-car





Skoda Octavia hatchback 2013 review - CarBuyer
Skoda Octavia hatchback 2014 review: http://bit.ly/KsPIoc Subscribe to the Carbuyer YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/17k4fct Subscribe to Auto Express: http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/cb The new Skoda Octavia takes a slightly different approach to most small hatchbacks. It offers much more space inside than the likes of the VW Golf,Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and, of course, other VW group family members like the Audi A3 and SEAT Leon. It's great value, too, with decent prices and the sort of standard equipment that's closer to a Kia Cee'd or Hyundai i30. Running costs should be low, too, thanks to a range of fuel-efficient engines with fuel-saving features such as automatic stop/start for the engine when the car comes to a halt. It all adds up to a great value, hugely spacious and high-quality package that easily won our 2013 CarBuyer Best Family Car award. Mat: Size matters. You know it, I know it and Skoda knows it. In fact that was one of the main selling points of the original Octavia -- it was less money and yet bigger than the VW Golf on which it was based. And this new Octavia is even bigger than before. You see that boot it isn't just the biggest in its class. It's bigger than cars from the class above. So yes while this car is based on the Volkswagen Golf it's boot is bigger than a Passat's. And if you are into practicality then you will like this. Every Octavia comes with this in the fuel filler cap -- it's an ice scraper with magnifying glass -- that should come in useful. Anyway as well as having a massive boot the Octavia's wheelbase is 10 cm longer than before which means there's absolutely acres of legroom. Admittedly headroom isn't quite so special due to the sloping roof but it's easily enough for most adults. For instance I have more than enough and in case you are wondering I'm Mr Average at 5ft10 and a half -- I'm mentioning the half because we've already established size does matter. So does build quality, and the Octavia doesn't disappoint in this department either. Everything is very well screwed together like you'd expect from a Volkswagen group product and all the controls are logically laid out and the instruments easy to read. Storage space is good too thanks to large door bins and a smattering of useful cubby spaces. When it comes selecting your Skoda the entry level S car has almost all you really need like seven airbags, electronic anti-skid control, alloy wheels, height adjustment on the drivers seat and reach and rake for the steering wheel, air conditioning, Bluetooth for your mobile phone, iPod connectivity and touchscreen with digital radio. There's a wide range of options too including a self-park system for those intimated by the Octavia's increased size. As well as bay parking it can also parallel park the car lengthways into a space. It controls the steering all you have to do is operate the brakes and throttle. In terms of the rest of the driving experience the Octavia is generally very good. It's pretty quiet and relaxing at speed yet also steers well, has plenty of grip and doesn't roll about in the corners. I should point out some people may find the suspension a bit on the firm side though you only really notice it on a really badly surfaced road and anyway you could never call this car uncomfortable. Speaking of which, you can change the driving characteristics at the touch of this button. In comfort you have a softer throttle response and lighter steering whereas in sport the steering is heavier and the throttle response sharper. Don't go thinking this makes the Octavia exciting to drive though -- you'll have to wait for the hot hatch VRS model for that. There is no mistaking the Octavia is a brilliant car, but I wouldn't be doing my job as a car reviewer if I didn't find some problems with it. Can you just give me a moment while I think of some? Okay right -- I think I have a couple -- see this arm rest it's a 150 pound option on all but the top of the range model surely everyone wants somewhere to rest their elbow. Also everyone likes to see what's going on behind them -- but rear visibility in the Octavia isn't great because the back window. It's just so far away. To be honest though, all these issues are just minor niggles. They should not put you off the Octavia because it's a truly great car which not only does everything well but provides unbeatable space at this price. And for that reason we awarded it the CarBuyer Best Family Car Award for 2013.





Skoda Octavia 2017 review – better than a Volkswagen Golf? | What Car?
If you're bored of conventional family hatchbacks, then the classy and practical Skoda Octavia could be a prime alternative. Visit http://bit.ly/2zEhEDt to see how much we can save you on a new Skoda Octavia. New videos are uploaded to What Car? each week. Don't miss a single one. Subscribe now: https://goo.gl/GlVQ58 Visit our website at http://www.whatcar.com/ Read the full review: http://bit.ly/2rpEomA Buy a new car with What Car? at http://www.whatcar.com/new-car-deals/ What Car? is the UK's biggest car-buying brand and has been helping Britain's car buyers make purchasing decisions for more than 40 years. Our tests are widely regarded as the most trusted source of new car advice. This channel brings you trusted reviews on all the new models on the market , all the latest first drives, reader reviews, and great car-buying advice. All reviews are available in full online at Whatcar.com - the UK's leading car-buying website, offering trusted reviews and data on every new car. The website also offers advice on car leasing, new car deals and new and used cars for sale. Follow What Car? here: LIKE What Car? on Facebook: https://goo.gl/yv5jF8 FOLLOW What Car? on Twitter: https://goo.gl/SJzmT8 Check out our full video catalog: https://goo.gl/OIGYuS





Skoda Octavia estate 2013 review - Carbuyer
Skoda Octavia estate 2014 review: http://bit.ly/y2OdY5 Subscribe to the Carbuyer YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/17k4fct Subscribe to Auto Express: http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/cb The new Skoda Octavia hatchback impressed us with its size, and as Mat declared - size does matter. Well it does, doesn't it? So if it's more room for luggage that you need, look no further than the practical Estate version. It is longer and wider than the previous estate model and comes complete with practical roof rails fitted as standard and a huge 610-litre boot earning it more practicality brownie points. The longer wheelbase means there's acres of room inside, in both the front and the back. Back to that huge boot... In fact it is the biggest in class (and 30 litres bigger than before) dwarfing its rivals with its immense space. And to create even more space fold the seats down, like this. The rear seat folding mechanism is now much simpler to operate from the rear of the car thanks to a new remote lever. As is the case with the hatchback, there is plenty of legroom and headroom, which the estate also offers in abundance thanks to the longer wheelbase and larger dimensions. The controls are logically laid out, the dials easy to read and the entire dashboard looks smart and well put together. There are plenty of soft touch materials as well, making the new Octavia estate feel much more upmarket. Talking of touching this screen senses when your finger is near and lights up the buttons - I like this clever feature. Spec levels are generous with all models coming with 7 airbags, air conditioning, cooled glove box and alloy wheels. Despite being slightly heavier than the hatchback, this estate drives very well. The controls are nicely weighted yet easy to operate and it handles well thanks to a decent suspension setup. Plus you can adjust the settings of how it drives. Now, Mat shocked us with his recommendation for the tiny 1.2-litre petrol engine in the hatchback, but what about the estate? Due to its extra bulk, this model suits the TDI diesels a bit better, especially if you intend to tow a trailer or caravan. For example the 1.6 TDI can return 74.3 miles per gallon and the more powerful 2.0 TDI can achieve 67.3 miles per gallon, although obviously not with a trailer attached. All can be paired up with a manual or DSG automatic gearbox and if for the smaller 1.6 diesel it's free to tax. Yes free, that has to be everyone's favourite price tag. Having said all that you might like to be one of those estate people that needs all that room for their really cool hobbies such as rock climbing, abseiling, surfing, deep sea fishing and BMX'ing but wants a powerful fast car to squeeze all the equipment into. That will be the vRS version then with a 0-62 time of less than 7 seconds to keep up with your fast paced hobby list. Overall the Skoda Octavia Estate is the perfect blend of practicality, comfort and it's cheap to run!




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