Skoda Octavia Scout On Test

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Skoda Octavia Scout I am not too sure when all the jokes Skoda started, bearing in they have been cars for 103 years.

However, the stops here, for Skoda is cars with state- of- the art high- reliability, cemented by the prestigious 2007 Auto Driver Power customers’ awards.Add on exceptional build value for money, practicality numerous safety features, are now turning out cars with all the ingredients.

The Octavia has probably Skoda‘s icing on the cake, their most successful The range has steadily expanded to everything from the 1.4 litre through to the sporty vRS variant everyone, whatever their can afford some kind of

Now Skoda has added on one more new the ‘Scout’. A scout by definition is albeit a boy, who must be prepared and be ready to go almost how apt a description for this Octavia. The offers customers the best of worlds, having a built in 4×4 system that activates as and when needed.

So easier than searching for and trying to recall which does what because it is so used. However, this built in 4×4 on tap, you will never be caught out

What Skoda have here is to increase the ground by 17 mm over the standard 4×4 so if you do off- piste for any reason, or you find your drive way is the Octavia Scout will get you out of

Protective body strips the paintwork in tact from stones, while black rails, fog lights, rain wipers, headlight washers to the mud away, and sunset privacy shows off the practical side of the

Cosmetically differentiating the Scout its siblings are larger 17 inch alloy wheels with wheel- arch strips, chrome exhaust pipes, plates on the front door Less obvious are sump below the new front and rear making it suitable for customers who have to travel on unmade Protective body strips the paintwork in tact from stones, while black rails, fog lights, rain wipers, headlight washers to the mud away, and sunset privacy shows off the practical side of the

The interior contains a host of aids making sure driver is prepared for any journey. A six CD changer for your favourite climatic dual zone air conditioning to go with our ever weather, cruise control points off licences, plus front and rear windows a child safety switch. The arm between the rear seats has a for the MP3 player in case the children do not your type of music.

On the comfort side, both and passenger seats are height with lumber support, back pain if the terrain too tough, and a light sensitive dimming rear view that is a godsend at night.

Of if you are intending to go off road in the Scout, all bits and pieces, including the need to be stored away The Scout has numerous storage scattered around for just purpose. There is an air conditioned box under the adjustable arm rest the front seats to keep the cool. plus The glove box is air-conditioned, and there is a tray the passenger seat, as well as boxes in the centre console, in to the normal door pockets and holders the rear passengers a centre armrest with if the middle seat is not being

The luggage area is pretty with a total of 560 litres, to 1,335 litres when the seats are folded down. are lashing eyes and a folding to secure any objects, plus a

My test car came with the 2.0 FSI petrol engine that excellent acceleration, sprinting to 62 mph in 10 seconds. Top speed is 124 mph yet fuel a healthy 32.5-mpg on a combined CO2 emissions come in at 207g/km.

The speed manual gearbox precise gear changes at the time as reducing vibrations, this a very pleasant car to

However, it was the ride and handling of the Scout that really with a superb suspension which has modified springs to the ride height by 65 mm over the estate. The steering uses an electro-mechanical booster programme so as the speed rises, giving a reassuring steering feel, when cornering. To assist the parking there are rear sensors.

The Scout comes an endless list of safety ensuring it stays firmly on the as standard. The ESP includes ABS, Braking Assistant, MSR (Engine control), ASR (Anti- Skid EDL and HBA. In addition, is Hill Control.

If you do lose the plot, the is totally prepared, with and passenger airbags plus and side airbags, height front seatbelts with all contained in an exceptionally strong shell.

Security – the Scout has locking, a floating code plus an alarm with monitoring and back up horn (so do not the dog in the car and lock it!)all combine to the car in insurance group 10E.

I am not I have come across a saloon car so utterly prepared for any as the Octavia Scout. For here is a totally geared for the family, very practical, drives a dream, looks good, yet has the to conquer all- terrain if

Price: £17,935 which incredible value for money, all the equipment and safety features come with the Scout as

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