Skoda has recently been awarded the ‘Best Manufacturer of 2010’ by over 30,000 WhatCar? readers. Skoda’s multi award winning range of cars also scored well in their individual categories with the Skoda Octavia placed first in the Small Family car group and second in the Estates category.
The Skoda Octavia is the perfect family car for growing families on a tight budget. The Octavia is comfortable and easy to drive it has a spacious interior and most versions are cheap to buy and to run. There are six engines available including two 2.0 litre turbodiesels. Inside the Skoda Octavia the driver’s seat allows for a superb driving position for all shapes and sizes. The Skoda Octavia is one of the biggest small family cars available, six foot adults can comfortably sit in the rear and the boot is extremely spacious. All materials also have a high quality and solid feel, and the interior shames many more expensive models for its fit and finish. Equipment is generally good but the cheaper versions miss out on key items of safety kit although air conditioning and electric front windows are standard.