- Any reason not to get a 1.6TDI Octavia Estate?
I’ve got an Octy! Mine’s the 1.9TDi, so a bit more power, 110bhp, but a very comfortable car, handles well, acres of space, and brilliant for steady long-distance runs. I think the 2.0TDi has a few issues, not sure about the 1.6, but that aside, go for it.Posted 5 years ago
 Mine’s the hatch, but that’s the only real difference. At 17, you’re getting a hell of a lot of car, and, like I said, the Octy is a very comfy car to drive. I test drove a VW Bora before I drove the Octy, it was a year newer, and £1000 more expensive, but it was horrible to drive, and just not at all comfortable. I’d driven an Audi A4 regularly at work, and sitting in the Octy was immediately familiar, right down to heater and radio controls.neilmMember
I had a 1.6TDI as a hire car for a few months (12,000 miles) last year. 60mpg ave, comfy, quiet and sh*t loads of room for bikes. I got three mtb’s and three adults in it for a trip to the FoD.
They are basically VW’s.
I liked the one I had, and would happily have another.Posted 5 years agodd23Member
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Any known issues? Looking at 2009/2010 sub 80k miles to replace our old Audi A6 estate. Cheers all.
Kinda contradicts your “it’s all I can insure at 17” statement you made earlier, come on, are you telling porkies, are you really a 45 year old dad of three? It’s ok….Posted 5 years ago
Parents car DD23, strange that I can’t get insured on it, as I can get insured on a 1.9 Octavia. Cheers Rachel, we’ll be using a towbar rack though so shouldn’t need the roof bars, will probably need a roof rack for putting the boat on though.Posted 5 years ago
Cheers all, sounds like a winner. Agreed on the amount of car for my age too, many bike trips are in the pipeline. 2 month wait for my driving test is frustrating mind.
If you’re doing long-ish road trips for biking, or with a boat, you’ll come to appreciate having the space and comfort on those runs. The Octy is a really nice car to do long, 2-3 hour trips in, without finding yourself fidgeting around after ten minutes. Like the 1.6L Vectra I was forced to drive for a while at work; Clarkson isn’t wrong about those cars, truly hateful thing to spend time in, probably the most uncomfortable seats ever inflicted on an innocent public. I’d be wriggling around trying to get comfy before I even got off the estate, facing a two hour drive to a client was soul-destroying.Posted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
How much go and grunt does the 1.6 have? We had a 1.9 TDI from 04 (90 I think) and it was fine, but fully laden and a big hill and you could notice the drop in go. If your planning to tow or carry a lot have a look at the 1.9 or at least check out one of the Skoda forums for some advice.
Apart from that heaps of room and nice to drive.Posted 5 years agom0rkMember
My wife has a Leon with the 1.6 CR engine in it
It’s a nice easy engine, but not as economical as the blurb would have you believe – normally 46-52mpg on a run… bizarrely less economical than my vRS hatch.
Power is 105PS/185lbft – which is enough to move itself about at decent speeds with cog swapping as the power band isn’t that big.Posted 5 years ago
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