Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Octavia VRS


Vintage65
  • 2010 Petrol 2.0 Litre Manual Hatchback 35 23 1490 75 5 As the car is a sporting version, it is quite low to the ground, but you know that when you buy it! I really find it hard to criticise anything about this car except the timing chain issue I had (see reliability comments). 5 This car tows really well, but you do pay the price in mpg. Still 23-24mpg from a 200bhp car isn't that bad in my opinion, and I knew this when choosing the petrol version over the diesel engine. The engine is a dream, asking to be put into fifth gear at just over 30mph and has masses of low down torque. 5 A great "drivers" car with great handling, a real pleasure to drive! So much torque low down in the rev range, makes it a willing performer. However the 0-60 time of seven seconds is deceptive, as the car does not feel that quick - its a steady pull rather than a "seat of the pants" hold on and hope acceleration. 3 I had a timing chain issue as mine stretched a little at 60k miles and nearly blew the whole engine. Skoda contributed £350 to the £1,800 cost of repair, which is fair considering it was not serviced by Skoda. I think this issue may have been resolved in newer models, but its worth being aware of. 5 This car is incredibly easy to live with - in fact if it was not for the timing chain issue I had I'd say it was more a case of it being difficult to live without! 5 Used Independent showroom This car was bought from "The Car People" and whilst these car supermarket type affairs are in Yorkshire (we live in Suffolk) I must say the whole buying experience was painless. I have bought maybe 40 cars in my life, and buying from them was less time consuming and good value. Yes
This car has huge boot space, a whisper quiet engine and is extremely comfortable for a long journey. The boot has a low sill which helps with loading. I've thoroughly enjoyed owning my VRS
Sign in to follow this  


User Feedback

Recommended Comments

Had three Octavia vRS models . ... all diesels

 

A 2007 Race Blue Estate

A 2009 Corrida Red Hatch

A 2010 Candy White Hatch

 

Wonderful cars . ... economical, great fun, towed well . ... completed 30000 miles in each of them (5000ish towing) without any issues.

 

Still miss them! A good pal had a Corrida Red hatch and it still looks great and drives well. He did tow with it too but now uses his wifes Seat Alhambra as they went for a larger van.

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Superb" car (sorry, wrong model) - love the Octavia. Last one I had was the L&K estate, great motor.

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I tow a Abbey GTS 215 with my 2009 Skoda Octavia Saloon. 2. 0L td DSG. Iv got a witter removable tow bar. Can't fault her at all. Pulls like a train. I get 40mpg on average. So can't complain!!

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...