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Best car I’ve ever owned
I purchased my MK3 facelift Octavia RS245 wagon in August 2020 and it’s been my own business car for nearly 2 years now. I’ve had a few new company cars in my time but this has to be the best and it’s mine. It’s quick, being a GTI engine and running gear it provides enough power I require to do the job and handy hint, run it on sport mode in town and normal on the highway you can also put it into individual mode and you can adjust your suspension, handling and others , the boot size is fantastic for its class certainly bigger than an outback o...r even a Golf and has all the bells and whistles I could ask for with the panoramic sunroof, luxury and tech packs. Yeah, you do get lemons, I’ve even seen a few top German marks have them and hey, it happens but this one for me is spot on. Be sure to purchase the service package though as with Any Euro brand it can be a bit costly but in saying that, my wife’s 1.0 ltr Kia Rio GT line is over the $400 mark by its second service and that’s how they make their money. Road noise is ok for what it is the Pirelli tyres being $385 each are not the best especially for the price, the Canton sound system is ok and the infotainment system is brilliant. I’m certainly very happy with my purchase, I’ve got 2 years left and will definitely buy another.
Purchased in at Skoda Dealers for $46,320.
Best value for money
Honestly, second best car I've ever owned, best one was a Japanese sedan that I fitted springs, shocks and tyres to, but that's another story. This RS wagon is so practical and comfortable, a real sleeper as very few people know what it's capable of. Traction on acceleration was on issue with original tyres, but fitting some Michelin sport 4s tyres sorted that out. It's an all rounder, my wife's shopping trolley on week days and my tourer to visit relatives 100 k's from home, this car showed 5.5 litres per hundred on a trip back from Qld to Go...sford one time. Usual fuel consumption around the Central Coast is 8.5 litre/100. My brother in law (a committed German luxury sedan owner) commented on the heated rear seats as his car doesn't have them. Dual sided cargo area mat, love it! Yes I'de buy another Skoda in a heart beat. This car has been mostly reliable, leaky water pump, common problem with that (Volkswagen) motor that was fixed under warranty has been the only issue. Car now done about 60,000km and we still enjoy every drive. Just be careful driving it, the speed gets away from you as the low road noise can fool you very easily into thinking your driving slow.
Purchased in .
I purchased a brand new Skoda Octavia wagon back in 2020 .was expected but more than happy
Love the layout of the car and all the little extras, sunglasses holder, small rubbish holders on drivers side, lots of nooks and crannies in the wagons boot. Rip off shelving to put on carpet to stop bags sliding all over the boot, side hooks to keep bags in place and a hammock to put delicate stuff
It drives like a dream, oetrol consumption for me is excellent, filling up once a month going to and from work, weekend short shopping trips and driving to B...
Have had nothing but problems with my 2020 RS 245. Beware of random Skoda software updates that cause major electrical malfunction. I live with a $50k car that constantly flashes all warning signals on the dash. It started with basic issues like being unable to open the hatch or the hatch popping open while driving and not being able to lock the hatch. The car is constantly beep beeping when I put the car in park telling me to put the car in park! A heap of expensive crap. Have had to call Skoda roadside assistance no less than 8 times and the ...car is not even a year old. Have also found Skoda to be a nightmare to deal with. Availability of experienced, qualified mechanics is just not there. Avoid this car like the plague. You've been warned.
Purchased in for $50,000.
Never to buy one again
I have bought my car just 2 months and had to go to the service centre 3 times and when I went the second time they could not fix my car so imagine taking off from work and going to the service centre again and again. I call it the pappadam car,only looking good very sluggish take off and the automatic system if it’s the wipers or anything else its not good will be trading it in for something else at least a bag of peanuts.service centre is fat more irritating than the sales people.
Purchased in .
GTI but better
Great fun to drive, reminds me much of the VW Golf GTI on which it’s based, but more practical. Still just as quick as the GTI (or at least it feels it) even though is a small/Medium wagon, it still has a larger boot then a Subaru Outback which is classified as a large wagon/suv. Rear leg room is better than all its competitors with loads of space, 2 USB ports and heated front and rear seats which are great on a bad back on a cold winters morning. Reliability has also Ben faultless and it’s proving to be the reliable Volkswagen. DSG is sharp and you don’t need as much adapting to get used to it compared to older models.
My only criticism is it still has a manual handbrake compared to the other Skoda’s which have an electric one
Purchased in at Skoda Dealers for $47,990.
75000 Klms with no problems
I purchased this car in September 2016 and as my job requires me to be on the road each day I can speak with some confidence about how this car has performed. I can genuinely say that there has been no issues except I needed a new battery after 50000 Kim’s but no charge to me. The DSG has never given me a problem so I really don’t know why some people complain about it.
My car was optioned with the Tech pack which amongst other things included a great sound system and radar cruise control.
The 1.4 motor has enough power for me and the torque ha...
Purchased in at Skoda Dealers.
Use it to commute to work
No dramas in 7 years except for the window
Bad thing is pricey maintenance as the components are quite expensive
Driven about 170000km already and the cars still going strong
Purchased in at Umart Online NSW, West Ryde for $480,000.
The hidden gem of the motoring world
I love the Octavia RS245 because it is a brilliant compromise of sportiness and practicality. It's based on the Golf GTI Performance so it's quick and handles beautifully. However it's got a longer wheelbase so it has more room, a huge boot and is more comfortable. It's also much cheaper, just as well equipped and built and very reliable as well. So far I've done 80000km, a lot of that with performance modifications on the car and the only problem I've had is a leaky water pump which was replaced under warranty without any problems. It's also r...easonably economical, I can get down to 6l/100km on a highway trip, although it's generally between 8 and 9 on a mixed journey. Other things I like are the big clear infotainment screen, the excellent lane assistance, the sporty but very comfortable front bucket seats, the fantastic LED headlights, the multi-mode adaptive dampers and the silky smooth 7 speed gearbox. Things I don't like? Road noise is quite bad, there are a few rattles from the sunroof, the stock Pirelli tyres were just atrocious and the black colour is very difficult to keep clean. Overall, very happy.
Purchased in for $41,500.
Warranty repair not honoured. SAD!
I have a 2016 Skoda Octavia RS. Despite coming with a 5 year warranty Skoda refuse to repair my leaking sunroof which has flooded my carpet on 4 different occasions. Terrible after sales service! Please see image.
Purchased in for $36,000.
The engines have too many manufacturing defects and no support from the company
bought two pre owned skodas, both of them driven around 110000 ks , both of them broke down in the next 10000 ks. one because of gear box and the other one due to engine knocking.
when researched online found more then 100 people in the same state with the exact same problem , when spoke to skoda about it they brushed it off saying its maintenance issue. Even the mechanics have acknowledged that these cars have manufacturing defect with their engines and start crumbling after hundred thousand ks.
In short not a long term car and not worth buying a pre owned one regardless of the deal.
Purchased in .
- NE (Wagon) (2013-2022)
Much improved and loving it
This is my second octavia. Skoda has fixed the DSG without the 0.3 second delay to get off the mark. It is so smooth, working extremely well with the 110kw 1.4T engine. Fuel consumption around 6.8lt per 100km around town with climate control operating.
Android Auto make life so easy. Up to date Google map, voice control texting. Google read out your messages.
Turning cycle is unbelievable good for car of this size.
Emergency breaking have safe many lives in city driving.
Purchased in for $30,999.
Still drives like new with no issues
Have had my 2008 performance RS petrol Octavia since 2011 with hassle free driving. Always done servicing on time. Only repairs were the electric coils being replaced as I noticed the engine was unhappy. Other than that I just fuel it up and have it serviced cheaply at Ultra Tune. Goes like the clappers, handles like a dream, cheap to own, easy on fuel and excellent long term paint job with no marks. Would be silly to sell it as its not worth much but is essentially the same car and in the same condition I bought 8 yrs ago. With all cars you can get a dud, but you are less likely with these.
Purchased in for $20,000.
- Octavia NE (2013-2022)
Fantastic value for what you get, with massive huge cargo capacity, despite being a medium sized station wagon. I've got the base model, and even the base model has a good level of accessories, such as adaptive cruise control; wired Android Auto/Apple Carplay; and dual-zone climate conrol. Fuel consumption is good, and performance is more than adequate. The only drawback is that it uses premium unleaded.
Purchased in at Skoda Dealers.
we bought the 118tsi dsg new in 2014 as the last 1z on the lot (Octavia 3 already for sale). Have done 60000km with the only problem being the battery was a stop/start one which our car does not have( they charge differently to normal batteries).
the car is used every day in Wagga Wagga, also as the main travelling car. the car is serviced ahead of scheduled km as it was months came first. It is now being serviced by a European car specialist as the dealer stopped selling Skodas and wanted the car in more often due to extended warrenty
Purchased in for $26,500.
Questions & Answers
I already have a Skoda Kodiaq which I love, I’ve now found a 2009 Octavia 147TSI RS, manual, 120,000km. Great condition and full service history. Is this a good buy for a project car? Cheers
Hi Ted - sorry I’ve got an RS169 - which is the NE model (2017). I couldn’t advise you and don’t know much about these in terms of reliability etc
I owned a 2008 RS petrol for nearly 10 years. Was a great car and very missed now ...although I enjoy my new Kodiaq. It was also a manual and sold it to my mechanic in almost original condition. He wa...s very keen on it. Only issues were 1) replaced the ignition key barrel and 2) the ignition coils required replacement. Never did brake pads or even a battery in nearly 10 yrs of ownership.
Hi,I am looking to buy 2012 Skoda Octavia 103 TDI Automatic Wagon MY13. Any advice? I am bit hesitant as per previous bad experience with turbo diesels
Just make sure regular servicing with approved fluids has been carried out. Check for things like gearbox servicing and water pump replacement to make sure it's been done. When you drive it make sure ...the suspension is tight and not noisy and the gearbox is smooth, no shuddering or clunking.
Ok thank you for that. One I am looking at possibly buying, have around 113kms on it. Test driving it today or tomorrow.
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|Category||Cars and Wagons||Cars and Wagons||Cars and Wagons||Cars and Wagons|
|Transmission||Dual-Clutch (DCT) and Manual||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||5.5 L/100km||6.5 L/100km||6.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L||50 L||50 L||50 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||110kW @ 6000rpm||180kW @ 6700rpm||180kW @ 6700rpm|
|Max Torque||250Nm @ 1500-3500rpm||370Nm @ 1600-4300rpm||370Nm @ 1600-4300rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Czech Republic||Czech Republic||Czech Republic||Czech Republic|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
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