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[YesAuto owner interview] Octavia is the first car launched by Skoda after it officially entered the country. It has been exactly 6 years since it was launched in June 2007. During these six years, most consumers have never been familiar with this model until now. Has a high degree of recognition, which also shows that Octavia itself still has a certain strength. In my editorial blog, many friends have also asked about the situation of the Octavia. I believe that many friends would also like to know the situation of this model after a long period of use. Today, we have invited three Skoda Octavia. Car owners, let them talk to everyone about their own car experience.

● The first owner: Mr. Lian (Forum ID: Beijing Mingye)

Speaking of Mr. Lian’s name, many of my friends may not be familiar with it, but I have to mention its forum ID—Beijing Mingye. Friends who often come to the Autohome Octavia forum will definitely know it. He used to be the moderator of our Octavia forum. He has now retired due to some personal reasons. However, in the jar, there are still many car owners who are willing to communicate with him.

■ About buying a car

Mr. Lian’s Octavia was purchased at the end of 2008. At that time, the awareness of the Skoda brand in China was not high. The reason why he chose Octavia at the beginning was that Mr. Lian had worked in Europe for many years, and he was very interested in this brand. To understanding. After returning to China, I decided to buy a car. Because of my recognition and liking of European brands, and the previous car was a 1.8T Bora, my goal of buying a car was locked between Sagitar and Octavia. The reason why the Sagitar was finally abandoned was because its rear space was too small, and the 1.8TSI engine of the Octavia was more advanced than the Sagitar (the Sagitar used the EA113 engine at the time).

■ About car

◆ What aspects are satisfactory

Mr. Lian likes the shape of the Octavia very much, especially the rear part of the car. Roundness, coordination, and sexy have become his adjectives for the rear of the car. For the performance in space, I am still quite satisfied. When I chose that year, there was not much room for European brands to choose from. Octavia was considered to be a good performer (mainly compared with Sagitar). Mr. Lian did not take the practicability of the trunk as the main condition when he bought the car. In the future, I feel that the trunk is still very practical, and he is very satisfied with this aspect.

◆ What aspects are unsatisfactory

Since I have lived in Europe for many years, I have a good understanding of the models of the Octavia European version. After entering the country, the most obvious place is the cancellation of the rear wiper and the air pressure struts of the engine cover. This makes Mr. Ming Rui expressed certain dissatisfaction.

◆ Fuel consumption

Mr. Lian’s car is mostly used in cities, commuting to get off work and picking up children. In addition, his driving style tends to be bold, so the overall fuel consumption of his 1.8TSI model is 11.6L/100km. For this performance, Mr. Lian Still satisfied.

◆ Problems in use

Speaking of unsatisfactory points in use, Mr. Lian said that the car is actually very good, but the quality of many domestic parts has caused some problems. During the warranty period, there have been problems such as abnormal noise of the engine steering bearing and malfunction of the engine's oil and gas separator. Fortunately, it happened within the warranty period, so I went to the 4S shop and replaced it directly. However, the problem of the oil and gas separator has not been completely solved so far, and there will still be oil pollution on the engine intake pipe.

● Summary

Mr. Lian is quite satisfied with the overall performance of Octavia. Although there have been some minor problems in the warranty period, but fortunately, the problem is basically solved, except for the problem of the oil and gas separator. Since he has always been a German car owner, he is very comfortable in the daily storage compartments and other uses, and there is no unsuitability. In the end, Mr. Lian thinks that the biggest problem with the domestic Octavia is the quality of the accessories, and he also expressed the reduction of the equipment. It would be best if some configurations can be added to the domestic version.

● The second owner: Mr. Qiao (Forum ID: Fatty Qiao)

Mr. Qiao is 34 years old this year. He bought this 1.6L automatic Yasushi version in March 2009. At that time, he participated in a group purchase. The discount rate was still very attractive, but because of the large discount rate, after ordering the car, he waited three times. It took more than a month to mention the car. Mr. Qiao is the only 1.6L car owner today. It has been four years and the car has ran more than 50,000 kilometers.

■ About buying a car

When Mr. Qiao bought a car, he was the same as the last Mr. Lian, choosing between Sagitar and Octavia. The reason for abandoning Sagitar is that you don’t like the appearance of Sagitar very much, and to face the home, I feel that Sagitar’s trunk is not as big as Octavia. After all, you have to consider having children, so it is important that the trunk is big enough.

■ About car

◆ What aspects are satisfactory

Mr. Qiao believes that the Octavia is a durable car. When I first bought it, he didn't think it looked good, but it became more and more durable over time. Regarding the styling, Mr. Qiao also likes the design of the Octavia rear, which has a strong sense of weight and safety. In terms of riding space, Mr. Qiao said that it is enough for family use. Generally speaking, it is no problem to take four adults and one child. In terms of storage space, the spacious trunk of the Octavia made Mr. Qiao very satisfied. For children in the family, such a trunk is still necessary.

◆ What aspects are unsatisfactory

Mr. Qiao said that the brakes of his Octavia 1.6L model were soft, especially in the first half of the journey. After going to a 4S shop, the maintenance staff improved after replacing the brakes. However, it was similar to his friend's Octavia 1.8TSI model. It still feels softer than that. In terms of power, I feel that it can only be at a sufficient level, and I regret that I didn't buy a 1.8TSI model at that time.

◆ Fuel consumption

Mr. Qiao uses it in cities, most of which are commuting. Therefore, the road conditions are relatively congested. The 1.6L automatic comprehensive fuel consumption is 8.4L/100km. The overall performance is still relatively satisfactory. The weather is getting hotter and hotter in the future, and the fuel consumption after turning on the air conditioner should increase by about 1L.

● Summary

Mr. Qiao is still very satisfied with the overall performance of the Octavia. No other problems have appeared in the past few years of use, and it is still very good for a model of this price. The practicability of Octavia is the most satisfying to the owner. The trunk space is large and very regular, which is rare among competitors of the same level. The only regret is that the 1.6L engine lacks some power performance.

● The third owner: Mr. Zhang (Forum ID: Middle 13)

Mr. Zhang is 29 years old this year. His 2009 Octavia 1.8TSI automatic Yasushi version was purchased in January 2010 and it has traveled more than 52,000 kilometers so far. During the interview, Mr. Zhang mentioned that he still likes the 2009 model for Octavia. The 2010 model does not feel stable enough and it is not as good as this generation. Regarding this point, everyone's point of view is really different. My friends around me feel that the model is changed. After that, the Octavia looks better.

■ About buying a car

Like the first two car owners, Mr. Zhang is also a person who is very interested in European brands. When choosing a car, he focused on the golf and Octavia. Compared with the two cars, he was more inclined to golf at first. He had already booked at the 4S shop, but he still didn’t get the car after waiting for two months. He also said that if he wants to find the car, he needs to increase the price by 20,000 yuan. Behavioral consumers are really angry but also helpless. Later, I looked at the Octavia and felt that the price performance was good, and the ride space had to be larger. In the end, I directly chose the Octavia 1.8TSI automatic Yishi version.

■ About car

◆ What aspects are satisfactory

Mr. Zhang himself made some small modifications to the car lights and changed them to xenon headlights with lens structure. However, the current car inspection is very strict, so in order to pass the car inspection, he bought two more original car lights. , I also want to remind the majority of car owners that any changes to the car may be a troublesome thing during the car inspection. If it can not be changed, it is still recommended not to change it.

Mr. Zhang is satisfied with the performance in the riding space and the trunk space. The most satisfactory is the power performance. The 1.8TSI engine and the 6-speed automatic manual gearbox cooperate very well. He also mentioned that if you buy a car now , I am really worried about the quality of the 7-speed DSG gearbox.

◆ What aspects are unsatisfactory

During the use, Mr. Zhang felt that some resonant abnormal noises occasionally appeared in the front door of the car, but they were irregular. After the abnormal noises appeared, they went to the 4S shop and checked again, and they disappeared. Therefore, he did not care about this problem. Another unsatisfactory place is the middle position of the back row, the floor is raised too high, and the distance between the front and rear is also very small. Regarding the dissatisfaction, Mr. Zhang also mentioned that the instrument panel of Octavia is not self-illuminating, and sometimes it is not convenient to observe when there is insufficient light.

◆ Fuel consumption

Compared with the previous two car owners, Mr. Zhang's driving style is gentler. The car is mostly used for commuting, and he occasionally returns to his hometown during the holidays. When used in cities, the fuel consumption of this car is basically around 10L/100km. If there is a long-distance running during the use phase, the overall fuel consumption is basically around 9L/100km. This result is good for the 1.8TSI automatic model. of.

◆ Problems in use

Mr. Zhang’s car leaked antifreeze as soon as it was out of the warranty period. Before the warranty period, he had just done maintenance, but the maintenance staff of the 4S shop did not check for any problems. He also negotiated with the 4S shop for a long time. , This matter has been tossing for nearly two months before the 4S shop compromised and promised to replace it. It seems that you should go to the 4S store to do a comprehensive inspection before the warranty period expires to avoid damage or malfunction of the accessories just after the warranty period. This is also to protect the rights and interests of our consumers.

● Summary

Mr. Zhang is also satisfied with the overall performance of Octavia. For the space, he basically uses two people, so he doesn't feel that it is small. Moreover, the power performance brought by the 1.8TSI engine fully meets his expected requirements, only for accessories. The quality still indicates that it needs to be improved.

● Summary

The three car owners interviewed today expressed satisfaction with the overall performance of Octavia, and they all mentioned that Octavia’s overall quality is good in the same price range. After all, the price is limited, so the requirements should not be too harsh. For some minor problems, Accepted, at least in the past few years of use, there have been no major problems. Fortunately, even if there are problems, they are basically solved within the warranty period. After that, there are no major problems. Everyone is quite satisfied with the Octavia’s trunk. The space is spacious, and the hatchback makes it easy to get things. Of course, this is also the most attractive part of Octavia. Regarding the shortcomings, everyone also thinks that in fact, many problems are caused by the insufficient quality of the accessories. If the quality problem can be improved, many small problems will naturally be solved.