Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Octavia Scout – Final Report

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Our Fleet Test Drive: Octavia Scout – Report

Date: 12 February   |   Author: Alisdair

Timing is everything, and in the case of the Octavia Scout I’ve running, it’s been the car at the right time, all the way up to its recent

When the car pitched up at the start of the I was in the process of moving house, and the generous and well-shaped boot [1] and to fold rear seats proved their worth, more delicate items to the new Once installed at Suttie the optional tow bar also found a use trailer-loads of cleared garden to the refuse tip.

Towing showed up the flexible of the 138PS 2.0-litre turbodiesel which was always willing to strong performance. Minus the the Scout had lively acceleration and the only became a little when pressed all the way to its limit.

Driven with a modicum of it easily returned an average of 44.9mpg. This took a few to happen, as the Skoda was turning in 40.0mpg when it first Still, the improvement in economy with last summer’s in fuel prices, so that timing was spot on again.

The poor piece of timing for the was an unscheduled stop at the local This was down to a leaky [2], which manifested on a thunderous night as I returned to the car at airport after a trip Even with a new windscreen and required, the black clouds soon dissipated the same day by first-rate customer service.

This included a courtesy car picked up the next day when I off the Scout – follow-up calls and the car eventually returned in valeted condition.

With 10,000 miles up in little more than six the Scout’s mileage was typical of business users’ working Perhaps a little less than the normal motorway and conditions was the rough tracks and lanes the Scout easily with [3].

It’s no but the extra ride height and drive compared to an Octavia came into their own as closed in on rural Scotland.

Any dislikes? Not much, although at speeds the suspension was not as supple as say a Mondeo Estate’s. There was a crackle from the driver’s speaker, but this cured after a day’s sulk.

The Octavia Scout will not be the company car for everyone, but if like me you to balance living in the wilds repeated long distance and family life, the Scout is a companion. The only bad bit of timing was the nice man from Skoda to retrieve the keys and take the back.

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