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A VERSATILE CAR PERFECT FOR FAMILY LIFE From Southend Standard A Skoda Octavia was once the least sophisticated of all the Volkswagen Group's family hatchback products.
That wasn't the case by the time this MK3 model Octavia came along on 2013. Almost nothing was held back for this third generation version. It was still bigger and better value than most of its rivals, a Mondeo sized medium range hatch for the price of a Focus sized one. But the difference with this third generation design was that burberry in sale it was finally clever enough to change the way that cynics thought about Skoda. Let's Czech it out as a used buy. You burberry clearance outlet can trace the Skoda success story of the last few decades back to the original launch of one model: this one the Octavia. Right from its very first appearance in 1996, this has been a car that's always super sized its value proposition, offering more space than the class norm. For first and second generation versions, that class saw competition amongst Focus and Astra class family hatches. This MK3 model though, took a step up in the world, virtually big enough to compete with Mondeos and Insignias in the larger medium range segment. An Octavia then, that was usefully larger than ever before and cleverer too as it had to be to distance itself from the simpler, smaller Skoda Rapid model that hit the market a few months before this car arrived in the Spring of 2013. The Rapid is the car to choose for Skoda motoring as it used to be, light on frills and cutting edge technology but solid, reliable, value laden and built to last. This Octavia, in contrast, was more of a signpost to the kind of direction the Czech brand wanted to go in the future: one sharing the very latest technology with more luxurious brands in the Volkswagen Group stable. There was a price tag to go with that of course, but it was one that still offered an affordable way into state of the art thinking, most notably the hi tech 'MQB' platform this car shares with SEAT's Leon, Volkswagen's 7th generation Golf and even the pricey Audi A3. Underpinnings that allow the kind of technology and roadgoing dynamics that back in 2013, buyers had simply never seen in a Skoda before. An Octavia then, that was guaranteed to surprise those familiar with the brand and others new to it. This car sold until 2017 burberry belt men when it was facelifted inside and out. It's the pre facelift 2013 to 2016 hatch and estate models we concentrate on here. Skoda had ironed out quite a few problems common to earlier Octavias by the time it came to this Mk3 model but inevitably, a few issues have persisted and we found a few of them during our ownership survey. One owner complained of an acoustic resonance over rough surfaces and said his car had an engine vibration that could be felt through the steering wheel at around 3,500 revs. Another recognised problem is the way that this MK3 model collects water that gets trapped at the bottom of the front doors. Other issues? Well one owner complained that the sat nav kept locking up and had to be continually restarted. Another reported a door controller failure. There were air conditioning compressor/pump problems and on one car, the rear door seals came apart. There was an issue for one owner with the front headlamp washers they had to be re set in order top work properly. On another car, the dual mass flywheel had to be expensively replaced and the gear selector kept sticking in reverse gear. As with the Volkswagen Golf and the SEAT Leon, the German engineers who created this car took a pragmatic approach to driving dynamics, deciding that drivers opting for lower order engines wouldn't care too much about cutting edge handling response. So the sophisticated multilink rear suspension is reserved for the performance oriented vRS models, the most powerful of which uses the 2.0 litre TSI petrol unit borrowed from the Golf GTI. Most used car buyers will focus though, on the mainstream variants that are all suspended with a much humbler torsion beam arrangement. It's disappointing to find such a simple set up in lower burberry clearance outlet locations order Golfs but it seems to matter a lot less in this Octavia.
Partly because you're less likely to approach this car and want to throw it about. And partly because the simple suspension set up isn't detrimental to ride quality: on the contrary, it's very good, even over very poor surfaces. As a result, this is a restful car to use and a great long journeying companion.