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The Octavia has been praised for its ability to be generally cheap to run, as there’s a great range of different specs on the market when it comes to the Octavia, starting out at economical and moving up to luxurious and quick.

The top-of-the-range vRS model puts out almost 230 bhp – more than enough to take you from A to B.

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Why buy a Skoda Octavia?

The Octavia presents itself as a good-value alternative to a great variety of both hatchbacks and saloons on the used market. Running costs are cheap too, so it’s ideal for those on a tighter budget who need a saloon car to ferry the kids around.

The flashier vRS models are highly sought-after, so this is the one to go for if you like to turn heads. Historically not known for their curb-appeal, modern Skodas can be sporty and exciting.

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Which Skoda Octavia is right for me?

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More fun: Skoda Octavia vRS

More fun: Skoda Octavia vRS

The most popular model in the range, the Octavia vRS looks the part. It’s sporty and faster than the S and SE models, putting out almost 230 bhp in the top-of-the-range model – the vRS 230 DSG.

The vRS scores highly for handling and pace, as well as being spacious and well-built. The interior is simple but effective, leaving one foot firmly in the realms of ‘sensible saloon’.

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All the kit: Skoda Octavia Elegance

All the kit: Skoda Octavia Elegance

The Elegance is the model to go for if you like lots of on-board tech to make driving easier and more pleasurable. An abundance of kit came as standard with the new models, so you’ll likely find some impressive features on the used market. Heated seats were originally an optional extra, so look out for a model with these for ultimate luxury.

What are the Alternatives?

A broader range: Ford Focus

A broader range: Ford Focus

While the Octavia may come in a host of different specifications when new, the Focus is extremely popular on the used market, meaning you’ve got loads of colours, specs, and ranges to choose from, so you should be able to pick the model that’s perfect for your needs.

While the standard Focus is a hatchback rather than a saloon, it still remains a practical and affordable car, while the Focus ST-3 offers oodles of power.


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The money-saver: Vauxhall Astra

The money-saver: Vauxhall Astra

Astras are sporty in appearance and have the engines to match, also being efficient as well as quick. Offering a comfortable drive, the Astra is a great choice for the daily commute.

However, being a traditional hatchback, Astras can’t compare to the Octavia’s spaciousness or generous boot. Arguably, however, they can provide a little more fun than the Skoda.


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Power and pedigree: Volkswagen Golf

Power and pedigree: Volkswagen Golf

If there’s one car that wins in the reputation race, it’s the VW Golf. 40 years of development have gone into the model that’s on the market today, being truly perfected over time.

The top-of-the-range Golfs tend to be cheaper than the Octavia vRS, meaning it could be the more reasonable option if power is your primary objective.


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