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If you're in the market for a spacious and practical station wagon, you really ought to check out the 2018 Skoda Octavia.
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LIST PRICE Fr $23,490
CARADVICE RATING 8.0
SEAT 5
ANCAP RATING
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2015 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Ambition Plus review

Three years and 85,000km into the life of this car, I finally think I'm ready to owner-review it. What is it? A 2015 MY16 Skoda Octavia Ambition Plus six-speed manual with a couple of options. I should start that it took me over 12 months to research and eventually purchase this particular model. I'd like to think that this isn't uncommon for Skoda owners...

2016 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Ambition review

I purchased the Skoda Octavia in June 2016 (my first new car) after our 2003 Toyota Corolla started having issues. It was emitting intermittent white smoke. I took it to a number of mechanics that had a look at the problem, and they tried to fix it but just couldn't. I was looking at a number of similar small new sedans, and once I saw the Skoda that was it! I fell for it...

2018 Skoda Octavia 110TSI review

The 2018 Skoda Octavia really took me by surprise. There was a voice in my head telling me it ‘wont be as nice’ as a Volkswagen Golf, but having driven the car in and around the city, as well as on a couple of longer road trips, I am happy to say it's comfortable, stylish and super functional. Inside, the Octavia impressed...

2015 Skoda Octavia 103TSI Ambition review

I have been meaning to write this for over a year, and I know you have all been hanging out for this review. Unfortunately, it’s more of an obituary than a review of an ongoing ownership. When I read that Skoda would be returning to Australia in the last quarter of 2007, I had already seen its range of vehicles in British magazines and had read a few articles on the 1Z Octavia...

2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 review

I've been driving performance Golfs for a long time – from early VR6-powered stuff to later GTI models with the ever-tuneable EA888 2.0T. Having a young family, it was time to move into something bigger and more practical. Being a VW person, the Mk7.5 Golf R wagon was high on that list, however I was disappointed that the rear seats didn’t offer much space and it is pretty much a Golf with a bigger boot space...

2016 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review

About six months ago, I made the decision that it was time to update my ride. I set out to find a car that ticked as many boxes as physically possible, which is a harder task than you might think...

2015 Skoda Octavia RS162 TSI review

In 2015, my wife and I had two very good cars, a 2013 Renault Megane GT-Line diesel and a 2014 Volkswagen Golf 110TDI R-Line wagon. Both were great cars, but we'd just had our first child and needed to do two things. Firstly, reduce from two cars to one, as I had just got a company car. Secondly, we needed a tad more room...

2013 Skoda Octavia Scout 103 TDI Premium review

When the odo’ clicked over 320,000km and the airbag light wouldn’t go out on the stopgap car that was my old Honda CR-V, I figured it was time to treat myself to something a little newer and a lot nicer. The trouble is, I am extremely picky when it comes to cars, and my criteria went something like this: European, all-wheel drive, wagon, manual, economical and definitely not an SUV...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review

My wife and I have recently purchased an MY17 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI wagon from Thomson Skoda in Parramatta. I’m not new to the Volkswagen 'family' – I have previously owned a 2012 Volkswagen Polo GTI (6R), and I replaced that with a 2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI (MK7). When we got engaged, I agreed to sell the Golf in order to save money for the wedding...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review

If Aldi ever made a car, the Skoda Octavia would be it. Sitting in its market segment as an outsider, the brand has been slowly working its way into the consciousness of the buying public. Slowly is accurate too. The Mazda 3 outsold Skoda’s entire range by 3000 for the month of June. Happily, due to the ever-improving products, you feel like you’re ahead of the curve somehow...

2014 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review

This car offers a great blend of performance and practically. I purchased this car in 2014 and it's done 35,000km. I cross-shopped it against the Renault Megane GT 220 at the time. In my opinion, the Octavia's quality was better, and the ride reached a much better compromise between sport, and comfort...