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66 Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR vRS 5dr

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From £18,998Save £5807 on cost new
£699 deposit
£279 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemDrive mode selector
Driver alert systemElectro-mechanical PAS
Lane assistOutside temperature gauge
Service interval indicator 


Auxiliary input socketBolero Radio
DAB Digital radioMulti device interface
SD card slotUSB connection

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionBi Xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting system and LED daytime running lights
Body colour door handlesBody colour side mouldings
Body coloured bumpersElectric front windows
Electric rear windows with child safety lockHeadlight washers
Internally adjustable headlight beam levelLED rear lights
Light assistant (coming home/tunnel light)Rear wiper
Tinted glass 

Interior Features

3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheelAir re-circulation and pollen filter
Backrest releaseChrome inner door handles
Driver's vanity mirrorDual zone air conditioning with humidity sensor and control
Floor matsFront armrest with storage box
Front seatback pocketsFront sports seats
Height adj rear head restraintsHeight adjustable front head restraints
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartmentInterior courtesy light operated by door switches
Isofix child seat preparationLashing eyelets in boot
Lumbar supportPassenger vanity mirror
Rear armrest with 2 cupholders and load through provisionSplit folding rear seats
Stainless steel pedalsSunglasses storage


3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersABS
Automatic Post collision brakingCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver and passenger side airbags
Driver seatbelt warning indicatorDrivers knee airbag
ESP including MBA, MSR, ASR, EDL, HBAFuel supply cut off
Head airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold controlPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Tyre pressure monitor 


AlarmElectronic immobiliser
Remote central locking 


Diesel particulate filterSports suspension


Low rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO0.26CO2 (g/km)115
Noise Level dB(A)74NOx0.067
Particles0Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Compression Ratio15.8:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)81Cylinders - Stroke (mm)95.5
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)55.4


Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power184
Coin DescriptionTDI CRCoin SeriesvRS
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %82NCAP Safety Assist %66
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage112000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT280
Engine Torque - MKG39Engine Torque - NM380
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed144


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2017 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1912
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1580Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)590
Max. Loading Weight542Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked720
Minimum Kerbweight1370No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Octavia vRS

By Andy Enright


The second generation Skoda Octavia was the car that finally put the ghost of dreadful old Skodas to rest. Yes, the Daily Mail would continue to poke fun for some years to come, but to the informed buyer, the Octavia offered Volkswagen Audi Group engineering at a bargain price. The vRS model represents the sporting version of the range and served up much the same engineering as the Golf GTI with more space and a little more subtlety. It makes a brilliant used buy whether you choose saloon or estate, diesel or petrol engine. Here's what to look for.


The first generation Octavia had started with the RS badge, decided that Ford, Porsche and Audi had already muscled in on that particular patch and then changed it to vRS. Those early cars were fitted with the 180bhp 1.8-litre 20-valve turbo engine and make great used bargains, but the car we're looking at here is the second generation car initially fitted with the seriously superior 197bhp 2.0-litre TFSI turbo four, available in hatch or estate form. These debuted in summer 2006 and were immediately followed by the Octavia 2.0 TDI PD vRS diesel, sporting a 168bhp powerplant. From September 2008 all vRS models got a specification upgrade which ran to 18-inch Zenith alloys, dual zone climate control, a jumbo box central armrest with 3.5mm auxiliary in socket, rear electric windows and cruise control. A run of 500 higher spec Limited Edition models was announced in January 2009 while April of that year saw a more major upgrade with the introduction of a facelifted vRS. This featured a redesigned front grille featuring the vRS logo and headlamps which could be upgraded to xenons combined with an adaptive front lighting system. The vRS also got front fog lamps with optional cornering function and LED lamps for daytime lighting. The rear lights were redesigned and new 18-inch Neptune alloy wheels are available. Other changes to the vRS included a new metallic paint, Anthracite, and a lowered sports-tuned chassis. The car also lost a little weight - the petrol version by 20kg and the diesel by 15kg. With better aerodynamics, the maximum speed of the vRS was also higher.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

The Octavia has proven a hardy thing but there have been some teething issues . A common fault Is water leaking into the rear foot wells through the rear doors. This is usually down to the rear carriers leaking and allowing water that runs down the window to flow into the car and dealers will fix this under warranty. Water has also been known to get into headlamp units. A recall was issued for the Octavia's dual mass flywheel, which had been reported in very rare instances to come apart. The key other thing to check is for uneven tyre wear. Skoda dealers have been issued with new instructions for setting up the suspension's camber to improve tyre life. The Maxidot display system can occasionally display sporadically dead pixels and the cruise control switch may need replacing if the vehicle doesn't maintain a constant speed.

Replacement Parts

(Estimated prices, based on a 2009 Octavia vRS 2.0) An alternator is a big ticket item at around £450, while a clutch assembly is around £215, making these parts of the Skoda ownership experience as upmarket as Volkswagen claim. Front brake pads are a reassuring £50 a pair, whilst a starter motor is around £135.

On the Road

With the same 197bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged FSI engine as the Golf GTI, the Octavia vRS remains a real entertainer. The bigger bodyshell shaves a fraction off the car's sprint to 60mph but slippery aerodynamics restore balance by giving the Octavia a higher top end than its lauded Volkswagen relative. The figures for the Octavia hatch are 60mph in 7 seconds flat and a maximum speed of 149mph. The estate version adds another string to the Skoda's bow and this is only a smidgeon slower to 60mph but adds the practicality for which Octavia estates have long been renowned, filling an interesting niche amongst budget performance estates. Skoda also offers a 2.0-litre TDI diesel vRS derivative packing 170bhp. This is no slouch, making 60 in 8 seconds and running onto 140mph. Drive one a little more gently and you could average almost 50mpg. This current Octavia vRS benefits from Volkswagen's quest to endow the Golf chassis with Ford Focus-style driving manners. Even with the wick turned down a good few notches, it can't help but feel extremely capable when stitching a series of bends together. Ventilated brake discs are fitted, as is ESP stability control and TPM tyre pressure monitoring. Beefed up shock absorbers and springs give better road feel and flatter cornering. The steering feels like a good hydraulically assisted set-up but is in fact electro-mechanically assisted. Many of the early versions of this steering set-up felt unacceptably artificial but the Octavia's helm feels meaty and rewarding at speed, reverting to fingertip light at parking speeds. Impressive stuff. The gearchange is light and positive and the multi-link rear suspension keeps the sort of bump and thump that often afflicts cars with more rudimentary torsion beam setups at bay.


The Skoda Octavia vRS is the poster child of the informed car buyer. It tends to be targeted by people who also are rather comfortable in their own skin and aren't concerned what their neighbour thinks about the badge. That says a lot of good things about vRS buyers. It makes a good used buy, but with so many around you shouldn't feel pressured into buying the first car you see. It's a buyer's market right now so be fussy and haggle hard.


Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£279
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate6.85%
Cash price£18,998
Credit amount£18,299
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£8608.22
Total amount payable£22,709.22
Contract mileage32000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
APRFixed 6.9% APR representative

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  • Low monthly payments
  • A new car every three or four years
  • Flexible mileage options available
  • Pay the guaranteed future value at the end of your contract if you want to buy the car

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