Skoda Octavia Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Skoda Octavia reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Skoda Octavia 2000: Why does the engine keep stopping and won't restart?
Occasionally while driving my 2000 Skoda Octavia the engine stop, revs fall to zero, the “no-charge” indication lights up and a piercing sound signals a NOK situation. Consequent attempts to start up ...Read more
Skoda Octavia RS245: Premium or Sports model?
Is the RS245 Skoda Octavia worth the premium over the Sports model? Read more
Takata recall: Skoda and Jaguar Land Rover confirm affected models
Czech brand Skoda and British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have revealed which models will be recalled as part of the wide-spread mandatory Takata airbag call back. Read more
ACCC issues fourteen recalls in past fortnight
A number of potentially hazardous faults have been identified in vehicles sold in Australia, prompting a wide range of recalls. Read more
Holden Commodore: What's a good replacement?
I'm looking for advice in regard to purchasing a new car. I currently have a 2003 VY Commodore SV8, and I am looking for something a little smaller and more economical to run.The new car needs to be ...Read more
Government gives green light for Volkswagen diesel recall
Another 35,000 vehicles have been added to Volkswagen Australia's diesel emissions recall list. Read more
Used Skoda Octavia review: 2009-2012
Graham Smith reviews the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Skoda Octavia as a used buy. Under the plain packaging, Skoda's mid-sizer delivered affordable European motoring. New The Octavia was the flag ...Read more
Were Skoda petrol models affected by the VW scandal?
Is it safe to buy either a Skoda petrol Fabia wagon or the Skoda petrol Octavia wagon, or is there still any possibility of them being caught up in either the Volkswagen NOX or CO2 scandals? Read more
Volkswagen fix revealed for Australia
US owners of VW cars with diesel engines that can cheat emissions tests have already been given $500, but local owners still have no compensation. Read more
Used Skoda Octavia review: 2007-2014
Ewan Kennedy reviews the second and third generation Skoda Octavia sedan and wagon as a used buy. Read more
Good choice SUV for travelling
I'm totally confused after looking for a mid-sized SUV or station wagon for my wife and I to do more travelling as we move into retirement. We are prepared to spend up to $55,000, there are only two ...Read more
Skoda Octavia has a serious boot
Regarding your article on the Skoda Octavia, you suggested that "over 500 litres" boot capacity with rear seats up was something outstanding, but there are other cars in that category. The Volkswagen ...Read more
Thoughts about long service intervals?
We bought a Skoda Octavia RS late last year and are very happy with this great car. My only concern so far is the long service intervals at 15,000km compared to our previous cars which were serviced ...Read more
Availability of spares for Skoda Octavia?
I'm looking to upgrade my Holden Astra wagon to a Skoda Octavia Ambition wagon. I have noticed it has been given good reviews, but I am concerned about the availability of spare parts for it should I ...Read more
Midsize sedan options for consideration
My wife and I are looking for a new car to replace a 2006 Subaru Liberty 3.0 R spec B, which has been great, but we feel it's time for a change. We have been looking online up to now at the Subaru 2. ...Read more
Skoda Octavia wagon vs SUVs
I'm having trouble deciding on a new car to purchase. I am looking at the Skoda Octavia wagon, Peugeot 4008 and Nissan Qashqai Ti. Considerations are manual transmission, fuel economy, reliability ...Read more
Good options for station wagons
We have owned Holden station wagons for the past two decades, VN and VX Commodore models. Old school, I know, but we love the reliability and practicality, reversing up to the local football game and ...Read more
Thoughts on Skoda Octavia?
I am looking at a new Skoda Octavia Elegance sedan 103TSI with the 1.4-litre engine. What do you think of these or possibly even the wagon version? Read more
Family car for $45,000
My wife wants a new four-door sedan. We have two children, 12 and 9, so it doesn't have to be a big car but big enough for the kids. We are an open book on make and model, looking for the best value ...Read more
Early Octavia belt change?
The handbook for my 2008 Skoda Octavia DSG diesel states that the toothed belt should be changed at 150,000 km, but a VW specialist service centre, and my local garage, in whom I have faith have told ...Read more