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    Octavia estate 4x4

    hi,i,m thinking of buying an 05 octavia 4x4, just wondered are there any things i should look out for or are there any common faults.
    it has 120k miles with a full service history, oh and its has the 1.9 tdi engine.
    thanks












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    I'm on my fourth one, but I've not kept them that long. Only issue I've had was created by me reversing in long grass and the cable for the sensor on the exhaust system getting snagged. Clearance isn't great on forest tracks, but if you take your time you can get to most places.

    I've previously had Golfs, so clearly this kind of car works for me.

    Have fun.

    JCS

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    [QUOTE=jcampbellsmith;1099747]I'm on my fourth one, but I've not kept them that long. Only issue I've had was created by me reversing in long grass and the cable for the sensor on the exhaust system getting snagged. Clearance isn't great on forest tracks, but if you take your time you can get to most places.

    I've previously had Golfs, so clearly this kind of car works for me.

    Have fun.
    thanks for the reply, do you find the 4 wheel drive handy to have also what are they like on fuel

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    Quote Originally Posted by the scudd View Post
    thanks for the reply, do you find the 4 wheel drive handy to have also what are they like on fuel
    Long term mpg is just under 48 today. 4 wheel drive does it's own thing. A light flashes when it's engaged. It's hard to assess the benefits, but it's probably must useful when braking.

    Regards JCS

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    HI, I have had mine for the past four years and love it.

    Good MPG ( around 50ish on a run ) and ok on the farm unless a deeply rutted track. OK on wet grass, and on the mud, with the MS tyres.

    It has a few inches higher clearance than the standard car though.

    You will enjoy it, I'm sure.

    Alan

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    Nothing wrong with the Skoda 4x4, and very nearly bought about 4 years ago having previously done 180k on the two wheel drive. But much less than the price of a new one I got an Audi A4 allroad with 20k on the clock. It is superb car and now that there is a new generation out prices for five / six year old ones have dropped right off. Also have a look around for the old A6 allroad. 5,000 gets you a very clean one. The Passat Alltrack is also really nice and has more boot space than the Audi A4. Don't discount the Subaru Forester as they have real off road ability given the correct tyres.

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    So, I don't have one but a close friend does, and he's done 290,000 in it!
    He has had it serviced when needed, new tyres etc and its still going strong.

    I know of another that's done 90,000 and its a pig, always going wrong!

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    We use them as fast response vehicles as do many ambulance services. I love the Scout and would have one tomorrow, it is on my next car list.

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    Based on the b5/6/7 platform like the Passat and Audi a4

    Good cars, solid build quality, I have driven the 1.8t petrol and the 2.0l diesel and had four b5 platform cars in other brands covering 1.8t, 1.9tdi, 2.7t, 2.5tdi
    i do my own repairs so costs are not always the same issues

    haldex four wheel drive system is not as good off-road as the audi torsen system but works out better mpg on normal roads

    the suspension is single wishbone rather than the Four strut arrangement in the a4
    it is a simple system, not as advanced but cheaper to repair and not prone to eating ball joints like the Audi.

    The 1.9 wouldn't be my engine choice personally
    its the older model engine and relatively low on power for the displacement.
    They did a 130ps version for a year which is the only exception.
    unless towing and looking for the extra diesel torque I don't see the advantage over petrol especially given current prices
    What gearbox is in it?

    the diesel pumps are hideously expensive to replace

    The 2.0l engine is much nicer and more advanced, better economy, better range of power


    see if you can find someone with a copy of VAGCom and get a diagnostic scan done.
    it will show up any fault codes and confirm the health of the engine.

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