The small digital display for Km/h when driving in EU. Would prefer kilometres to be shown on normal speedo with MPH and not displayed in the centre of the consol with all the other trip readings etc., a very minor point.<br />The car does come with a tyre repair kit and no wheel brace or jack as standard; I did have an option of a skinny spare or a full size steel spare wheel. <br />I took the full size steel wheel option which does come with a wheel brace and jack for an extra £75.00, the tyre is a 195, standard car tyre 205, so still limited to 50mph and can be used for towing with the correct tyre pressure for towing.<br />Changes that to a good point.<br />
Tows very well and stable, plenty of power on steeper hills, good gear ratio and with Haldex no front wheel spin when doing a steep hill start on a very wet road.<br />
Fast, very relaxing to drive, easy to park in town, good load space for work use.<br />Very pleased.
Cannot comment on this, only done 12,600 miles in 18 months and it has not had its first service yet. But cannot foresee any problems.
Yes, very easy to live with, it suits our needs, solo, work and towing and the wife likes to drive it and gets her thumbs up.<br />Skoda 'simply clever' Octavia 4x4, for those that want a lighter car to tow a lighter caravan with that bit of extra traction.
Very good sales person, explained and answered all my questions.<br />Did have a 7 month wait from order, was kept informed, told when the car was to be built and finally the delivery date.<br />Very good hand over, followed by courtesy calls.<br />Benfield Skoda.<br />
Very good VW/Audi group 138Bhp CR engine, smooth with good torque of 320nm/1,750 – 2,500rpm Fuel economy towing and solo. Plenty of load space with good payload. Comfortable driving position. Haldex 4x4 traction on demand, up to 100% power to rear wheels when needed. Very good traction on a muddy 5 van site, after traction control was turned off! Slightly raised suspension with under body protection over standard model, more ground clearance when on rally fields. Like the dual zone air con. and touch screen radio/CD and SD card slot. Good towcar for the lighter caravan range, I tow a Sprite Alpine 4. Kerbweight of 1,495kg includes EU 75kg driver / fuel and stated in handbook, same weight on V5C. This weight does not include towbar and optional steel spare wheel. Towing limit 1,600kg. Price, value for money and a good deal was also a factor to buy Skoda.