2003 Skoda Octavia User Reviews

Have you driven a 2003 Skoda Octavia?  
Rank This Car

User Reviews

Displaying 11 - 13 of 13 2003 Skoda Octavia reviews.

2003 Skoda Octavia Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
35

Vrs Rocks — Octavia VRS is best car i've owed, good cruiser with power when required - good on backroads with feel and controlable drift. Golf GTi with a bit more weight, don't let it catch you out!

Pros: VW build quality without the cost

Cons: Heavy

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Octavia

Looking for a Used Octavia in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:
2003 Skoda Octavia Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
35

Not Bad — It can be considered a cheap BMW. But still not a real BMW( performance, handling ,..), it needs little upgrades to reach BMW

Pros: very Hard Body

Cons: not as stable as BMW

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2003 Skoda Octavia Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Long Trips:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
215

A Worthy Consideration For Anyone Who's Not A Badge Snob. — This has to be one of the most complete family cars going. It may not be a great opening statement, but this car is a fantastic all- rounder. I've always been a fan of the Octavia's looks, which I think are suitably chunky. It's a very simple design that some people find old-fashioned. Performance is interesting. The peak torque comes in quite low, around 1,800rpm when the turbo comes on song. Accelerating from 1,000rpm, you get the full benefit of the turbo boosting up... it's a very addictive surge! It's quite consistent throughout the rev range. Not too narrow. On the other side of performance, the brakes are incredibly keen. Build quality is a bit of a difficult subject currently. Car was purchased with lacking glow plugs, which is poor service quality, not an indictment on the car itself. Also, the Xenon headlights are a tad troublesome. Apart from that, for a car that's gone to the moon (127,000 miles), it's solid and feels like it would last another 127,000 easy. Leather seats aren't worn, and they are very comfortable. It pulls like a train. Appearance is a double-edged sword. Whilst it looks like an Octavia, there are subtle differences that mark it out. Nice alloys, body-coloured bits and pieces. Interior is another thing altogether. Comfortable leather, soft-touch plastics, electric everything, Xenon headlights, parking sensors, cruise control, climate control... it's very well loaded up. Not just for the price, this car has plenty going for it! Cost of ownership... a double-edged sword. So far, as previously mentioned, there have been a few teething problems due to poor prior care. New glow plugs are not cheap. Neither are the Xenon headlight units. However, servicing is cheap and it is incredibly economical, considering that it's fairly powerful. As far as fun goes, it's a little bit like making an elephant do the 100m hurdles if you decide to hustle the car along. Riotous fun, but best treated carefully! The back end is surprisingly lively. Steering is fairly communicative, well-weighted and direct. Chassis isn't the freshest, its roots being well and firmly stuck in 1998, but it's still good to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Likes: fuel economy, torquey pace, incredible space, feel-good factor.

Cons: Hates: the engine noise.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 11 - 13 of 13 2003 Skoda Octavia reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2009 Skoda Octavia Reviews

Car Background By Ramez

its performance is so good when its on manual gear, also the braking system. its build is so heavy and strong which is good in a way but bad for the acceleration speed. in town and A/C it is not good ... Read More

Interior By Sahaj

verry verry stylish car . interior is very good and speed also. its handling is very good . its power is like a sports car .it price is very good . its fuel tank has large copacity .it has big capac... Read More

2008 Skoda Octavia Reviews

It's A Good Car, No Matter The Age. By Ferruccio

It's a diesel, so performance isn't that great. Still, when the turbine kicks in, you do feel it. It has excellent braking power, and the handling is suprisingly good for a car its size. It's a sol... Read More

Worth Every Penny By Stefan

The 1.9 TDi PD engine is the most efficient engine for this model, 90bhp, variable geometry turbine. Do not try to install BOW in combination with this type of turbine. Climatronic makes every cent, a... Read More

2007 Skoda Octavia Reviews

Really Good Car! By Lars

Fantastic car. Did have my doubts about Diesel, but it drives and handles amazing for a car in that range. Bought it as a used car to minimize the loss, but hopes to bye a new one next time. 100 % sat... Read More

Large Economical Car By Ian

Performance - 1.9tdi is a bit slow but gets +60 mpg quite easily Build Quality - Its a VW. Nuff said Appearance - Understated but classy Cost - Not expensive Fun - Not really! The 2.0tdi engine would ... Read More

2006 Skoda Octavia Reviews

I Buy Again..skoda..simple Clever By Mario

7 happy years..until now nice family car..now i have new part.. brake with ATE power disk..and that is big difference vs oem brakes..much better no problems with this car.. after many happy... Read More

My Father's Skoda. By Janek

It's quite reliable and nice car. It's also very comfortable, because the interior is all made in leather with things as seat heating or navigation. It's engine is 2.0 turbo diesel, so it has more tha... Read More

2005 Skoda Octavia Reviews

A Family Hatchback Doubling As A Sports Car. By Samuel

Great car, decent acceleration due to the 140 bhp engine mated to the 6-speed DSG gearbox. Tyre width was ok, but not for cornering too hard. 50 - 65 mpg (UK). it had load hooks in the boot for the sh... Read More

Great car, great quality, good performance, bad ass music, problem's with gearbox, and always a little too short with the breaks. Engine with 102 horse power and 1.6 liter engine. Super comforteble ... Read More

Octavia

Looking for a Used Octavia in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:
Have you driven a 2003 Skoda Octavia?  
Rank Your Car →