2009 (59) ŠKODA Octavia1.9 TDI PD Elegance 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise controlElectro-mechanical PAS
Multi-information display with trip computerRear parking sensor
Service interval indicator 

Entertainment

8 speakersAux input in centre armrest
Radio/6 CD changer + MP3 Facility 

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionAuto dimming rear view mirror/rain sensor
Body colour exterior mirrorsBody colour side mouldings
Body coloured bumpersDoor mirror integrated indicators
Electric folding door mirrorsElectrically adjustable heated door mirrors with illuminating door area lights
Front and rear electric windowsFront fog lamps
Headlight washersRear mudflaps
Rear wiperTinted glass

Interior Features

Chrome inner door handlesClimatronic dual-zone electronic air conditioning
Cool box in glove compartmentDriver's sunglasses/spectacles holder
Glovebox with lightHeight adj rear head restraints
Height adjustable front head restraintsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Interior courtesy light operated by door switchesIsofix child seat preparation
Jumbo box with front centre armrestManual adjustable front seats + lumbar support
Passenger vanity mirrorRear centre armrest
Split folding rear seats with centre armrest and storageStorage box under passenger seat

Safety

3 point front seat belts3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
ABSDriver and passenger airbags
Driver and passenger side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts + pretensioners
Passenger airbag deactivate switch 

Security

Alarm with interior monitoring and backup alarm hornAnti-theft wheel bolts
Electronic immobiliserRemote central locking with SAFE system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)130Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1896Compression Ratio18.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)95.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves8
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)57.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)44.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.9Badge Power105
Coin DescriptionTDI PDCoin SeriesElegance
Insurance Group 16Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.4
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.2Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.8Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG26Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1900Top Speed119

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 SPOKEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1462Length4569
Wheelbase2578Width1769
Width (including mirrors)1973 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1970
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1350Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)560
Max. Loading Weight660Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked585
Minimum Kerbweight1310No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.2
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

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

The Skoda brand has been rehabilitated. These days it's rare to find people cracking jokes about Skodas, as most know that they are seriously well built cars and the original 2004 to 2009 MK2 Octavia model was one that tested the limits of the marque's newfound desirability. Bigger, more sophisticated and, consequently, more expensive than its predecessor, the second generation Octavia built on that car's success but hoped to move the Skoda brand that little bit further upmarket. Sales suggest that this move proved to be successful. Existing Skoda customers didn't seem to mind paying a little more for a manifestly superior product and new customers viewed the higher prices as an indicator of quality. As a used buy the Octavia makes a lot of sense, offering rugged durability with no-nonsense affordability. Here's what to look for.

History

It's hard to credit that it was as long ago as 1991 that Volkswagen first took a stake in Skoda. Seven years later the original Octavia first appeared, at the time by far Skoda's most sophisticated vehicle. Since that time, we've not only seen the executive class Superb but also a whole range of exciting Skoda concept cars that hint at where the Czech company is going. The second generation Octavia arrived in summer 2004 and carried on where its predecessor left off, offering a wide range of spacious, well engineered cars to people who wanted Volkswagen standard engineering but with Volkswagen sized prices. Estates followed the next year with an interesting 4x4 model offered. With a budget 1.4-litre Classic model providing a headline lead-in price and an excellent 2.0-litre diesel available as well, the Octavia does sensible very well. It also does fun too, with the range-topping 197bhp vRS model, effectively a Golf GTI with a more spacious body on top, introduced in early 2006. The early 1.6-litre engine was phased out in 2005 with a more advanced FSI unit carrying the banner. Autumn 2006 saw the vRS TDI making an appearance powered by a 168bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine. 2009 brought a facelift to the Octavia with exterior revisions including revised headlights and upgraded interiors sporting a higher quality feel. The Octavia GreenLine was launched in the summer of 2009 with a 1.6-litre common-rail diesel engine capable of 64mpg on the combined cycle. The 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine arrived in 2010.

What You Get

You'd be excused for thinking the latest car is merely a facelift of the previous version. Skoda and their customers were happy with the styling of the outgoing model and despite the MK2 car being all-new from the ground up, the lines are evolutionary. The grille is that little bit more pronounced and the wheelarches look more architecturally sculpted but otherwise you won't need to clock the badge on its behind to figure out that it's an Octavia. Rather unsurprisingly given its Volkswagen Group parentage, the Octavia runs on the MK5 Golf chassis, opting for a more comfort-oriented bias in keeping with its target market. Given that Skoda buyers tend to be a little more mature than those who favour Volkswagen and Audi products, that made a lot of sense. The conservative styling and the high quality but low key interior also appeal to those who no longer feel the need to be the centre of attention. The rear overhang was extended a little further to give the Octavia more of a 'three box' profile. Like its predecessor, it boasts a practical hatchback rather than the boot its stub-tailed lines may suggest. The old Octavia was renowned for possessing one of the biggest payloads in class and the current car comprehensively trumps it, available capacity going up by 36 litres to 560 litres with the rear seats in place. Bear in mind that this dwarfs what's on offer from a BMW 5 Series, a Jaguar S-TYPE, a Mercedes E Class or a Volvo S80 and you'll get some idea how huge it is back there. The Golf doesn't even compare. Fold the rear seats flat and you'll then get a yawning 1,350 litres of available room. Not a car for the agoraphobic in other words and if you opt for the estate, that seats folded capacity increases to 1,620 litres. Passenger room is similarly generous - and that's important since the prodigious luggage space of the original Octavia required rear seat passengers to pay in kind. The wheelbase of this model was teased out by another 66mm, endowing it with admirable rear legroom even when the front seats are occupied by long limbed adults. Rear headroom is better than the swooping roofline would suggest, helped in no small part by a slightly more generous seat back recline than in many such cars. The fascia won't surprise too many, again being a development of the old car's styling themes. The 'Venetian blind' air vents and the no nonsense switchgear are recurrent themes but the quality was improved still further. Whereas the old Octavia's dash was very well screwed together but made of noticeably cheaper materials than the Golf, the expensively slush-moulded finishes of the current Octavia bear comparison with the best in class. True, there's no soft touch damping in the grab handles but even Volkswagen and Skoda brand managers need something to get all protective and bickery over.

What to Look For

Ask a Skoda dealer what goes wrong with Octavias and you're likely to have a short, if slightly dull, conversation. In the words of one dealer, Octavias are 'bulletproof'. Certainly, they're every bit as well put together as a VW Polo or a Golf - a fact confirmed by VW Group in-house surveys. Still, check for wear to loading floors on the estate models and make sure that servicing has been properly carried out.

Replacement Parts

(Estimated prices, based on a 2005 Octavia Ambiente 1.6) 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 £40 a pair, whilst somebody must have employed a pre-VW Skoda accountant when radiators were priced at £90. A starter motor is around £135, whilst a replacement headlamp is just over £100.

On the Road

The Octavia drives pretty much as you'd expect - assured, comfortable but nothing too sporting. The vRS is the anomaly - a sporty hatch that handles almost as well as a Golf GTI - and the almost is crucially important to Volkswagen Group brand managers. These days, even the more comfort biased chassis are so competent that it takes a genuinely ham-fisted development to result in a car that's no fun to drive. The latest Octavia 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. 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. Engine-wise, prepare to be faced with a 75bhp 1.4-litre, a 115bhp 1.6-litre FSI, a 150bhp 2.0-litre FSI and the 200bhp 2.0-litre turbo powerplant found in the vRS if you choose petrol power. Opt for diesel and there's a 105bhp 1.9-litre entry-level TDI, a torquey 140bhp TDI and a 170bhp TDI acting as the flagship diesel engine in the vRS TDI. If you prefer your Octavia to be the bit nimbler, the 115bhp 1.6-litre FSi engine represents probably the best balance between poise and power. The 2.0-litre TDI 140 diesel is the car that many will be drawn to as it also offers a version of the VW Group's fantastic DSG dual clutch gearbox, albeit without the F1-style paddle shift. Another option is the 4x4 Octavia Estate, models of which give improved traction without sacrificing interior space.

Overall

If you're comfortable with your self image such that you don't need an ego-boosting badge to prop it up, you should find something in the 2004 to 2009 Octavia line up to your liking. The 1.6-litre FSI and the 2.0-litre diesel remain the standout models but there are some interesting alternative options such as the 4x4 estate and the punchy vRS.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
90%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

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