Is the Škoda Octavia vRS the best all round car on sale today ? | 4K

Is the Škoda Octavia vRS the best all round automobile on sale today? After a week and plenty of miles in Skodas quickly wagon I offer you my findings. With 245 horsepower and a manual gearbox the Octavia vRS definitely ticks plenty of boxes and the Royal Green Metal paint on this press and truck looks incredible!


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Video Contents
00:00 – Introduction
00:54 – I like a fast wagon!
02:49 – The Price!!
04:09 – Half rate M3 Touring
05:09 – It's a manual!
06:01 – Can you get a bike in the boot?!
07:04 – What do not I like?
08:32 – Problems on the inside!
12:15 – Long journey comfort and economy
16:32 – Driving in Sport Mode!

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35 responses to “Is the Škoda Octavia vRS the best all round car on sale today ? | 4K”

  1. @reinmansmith Avatar

    The Octavia VRS has always been a good looking (and good performing car) and, as you say, at that price it’s worth every penny. Compared with the EV Astra you drove at well over £40k it’s a no brainer. A higher segment car which has more space and performance for a lot less money ….. maybe other manufacturers should take note! 🤔

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar

      I agree 👍

  2. @nateeedoggg3767 Avatar

    100% best all rounder at such an affordable price!! So underrated

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar

      Yep 👍

  3. @davidwilson4468 Avatar

    I have a 2015 VRS estate in red with the black pack and 19-inch wheels. It came fully loaded from the dealer, as they bought it to be a demonstrator so it has a panoramic roof, keyless entry, self-parking, active cruise control, reversing camera, uprated stereo, etc, etc. It’s the petrol DSG model and around town averages 35mpg. On a run if I keep below 85mph I average 42mpg. Keep to 65 mph and its high 40’s. In 8 years the only thing that has been replace is the washer pump. The most practical all-round car I have ever owned, fast enough to get into trouble with the plod, it will cruise happily at 130 mph on the Autobahn, what more could anyone want!

    1. @gkstanfield Avatar

      I think a lot of American drivers would LOVE the škoda Brand…realizing they fit between VW and Audi…they perform beautifully and are styled like cut-crystal..!

    2. @PetrolPed Avatar

      Sounds perfect 👌

    3. @user-un7ll6mb6v Avatar

      Skoda is a brilliant car manufacturer, very underrated in my opinion, I think there is still a reputation which lingers from the Skoda of yesteryears. As a brand, I don’t think that there is a better car for the price, the interior space is enormous & the reliability is brilliant.

    4. @davidwilson4468 Avatar

      It is!@@PetrolPed

  4. @johns14a Avatar

    It’s a great looking car and classy in that colour, in my opinion. I can see the appeal, particularly one that’s two or three years old and depreciated a little. For VW Group not to have sorted their software out after all this time is disgraceful though and makes you wonder what else it won’t be able to fix if there’s a problem.

    Great review Ped 👍

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar

      Yeah it’s not good 👎

  5. @watchcommander2012 Avatar

    The Octavia has always been a great seller for Skoda and they really are good cars. It’s Skodas choice of infotainment system that I hate and reason I’d not buy any Skoda. Another great balance review Ped keep up the great work

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar

      Apple Car Play sorts that out…when it works 😜😂

  6. @garymcgregor7048 Avatar

    I had one on hire a couple of months ago, although it wasn’t a VRS but a 1.5 petrol. I found it amazing. And from Northumberland down to Devon it was a dream. Half a tank for 450 miles cant be bad. My only gripe was my left leg was banged up against the transmission tunnel, an after 7 hours of driving it became quite sore. Id get something soft put around there if it were mine. Apart from that amazing.

  7. @trev8591 Avatar

    Fantastic car, Pete. Absolutely love it! (Pan roof is a £1590 option! You know it makes sense!).

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar

      Ooo 🤔👌

  8. @tomashley5869 Avatar

    As I already stated on Instagram Pete, couldn’t agree more. It is unbeatable value. Would definitely like to get my hands on one of these, even with a DSG to be honest.
    Enjoy NYC where they do not get these! 😉🤗
    Cheers, Tom

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar


  9. @stevenvater2681 Avatar

    That must be the most glowing review on any car you’ve tested. I have got a 245 previous model top spec with a vaq differential, it makes a big improvement in how it handles and puts our power down. I’ve driven and owned many different cars but my 245 has to be the best overall package ,its nor 100% in any category but its 90% all.i know you keep mentioning its only got 245 but, but it has 280lb/ft from 1500rpm right up to 5,500rpm . Which is very good , but my skoda only weighs 1450kg so its power to weight is better than more powerful rivals. But its crowm jewel is its balance ,and torque what makes it faster than 245 suggests . They hold their value really well too.

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar

      I loved it 👍

  10. @Emjackson89 Avatar

    Fantastic car. I’ve got a 2020 VRS Challenge edition. It’s perfect for every situation. My car is 300bhp from a £250 stage 1 ECU tune. It shocks a lot of people on the road, normal Audi’s and Bmws lol

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar

      Ooo…sounds good 👌

  11. @djc226 Avatar

    Great review as always!

    I’ve always like the VRS especially the estate version. If I could name a better or maybe just on par with the Skoda, I would say the Cupra estate! 👍🏼

  12. @jeremymurfitt1512 Avatar

    I have had 2 VRS’s and now on my second Octavia Scout which I absolutely love. Prior to those cars I had a run of BMW 3 or 5 series estates. Through my work I have to go “off road” a bit – farms/construction sites – and it is an ideal car for me. Does 50mpg on long runs. Such a shame that Skoda stopped selling the Scout, I would have another one.

  13. @richardcarter1000 Avatar

    Great cars. Had a Scout TSi as a workhorse for a few years. It was flawless. I would definitely go for a manual VRS over an heavy, expensive EV any day

  14. @robertmarsh3588 Avatar

    Still love the vRS. A great combination of comfort, practicality, speed and good looks. There’s nothing else in the market like it.
    My MK1 didn’t have the coal mine dismally dark interior with now obligatory black or anthracite headlining that manufactures force us to have on anything remotely sporting.

  15. @user-qq2mo1ek2r Avatar

    I had the original MK1 vRS in 2002. That car was a bargain, £15,200 on the road, 180 bhp and £400 spent at Jabba Sport took this to 240 bhp, in that time this was quite a powerful car and would worry Boxsters amongst other (considered) lesser cars. Had it 3 years and covered just over 100,000 miles. The only issue was a coli pack that let go. The true story here is just how much other VAG group cars are ripping buyers off given the huge amount of parts sharing.

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar

      Nice 👌

  16. @MikeyMichaelton Avatar

    I have a 2014 diesel as my daily driver. Had it for 3 years. It’s such a great allround car. I’d like a bit more power like you say but realistically on normal roads it has enough. I get 52mpg as well. I’ll probably keep it another year then replace it for another one.

  17. @insigniatek3775 Avatar

    Loved Skoda for some time now and the VRS range is the icing on the cake. Always been attracted to dark metallic green as well. It’s only about 4 years ago I was looking at a replacement company car and top of the range Insignia’s were in the mid to high £20k bracket so almost £40k for a car is still going to make me think WTF!

    Just think yourself lucky Ped, as I’ve had no choice and just taken delivery of my latest company vehicle – a Citroen Berlingo crew cab van. Don’t start me on driving comfort but the first thing I noted was my right foot kicking the bottom of the steering column when I tried to brake, and the seats – well I could write an essay. Unsupportive, soft and not deep enough – no support for the back of my leg above the knee. I’m only 5’ 10” but with 33” legs, and with the seat in the best position the gear stick feels like it’s half way down the bonnet! Note: I have an ape index of +3 inches, so not short arms. Combine this with a hand brake lever the size of an oar and no steering wheel controls it feels like I’ve been transported back to the 70’s! I now look at driving my own 12 year old Insignia Elite as a real pleasure.

    Just as another kick in the nether regions, I had an email to say I have won a prize on the £201M euro only to find £4.60 in my account. Don’t worry I won’t spend it all at once.

    Sorry for going off on one – great vid as always. Best escapism I get!

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar

      LOL. Glad to be able to help you vent 😂

  18. @jeffmcarthur9267 Avatar

    I remember picking up an L&K spec model as a hire car up in Shetland way back in 2004, was very impressed by it and still rank it as one of the best cars I have driven. Just makes me wonder how good the latest model is given the advancement in technology over the last couple of decades.

  19. @HugoParedes Avatar

    Never had a Skoda, but when buying both cars I’ve owned, I’ve always looked into them. But, in the Netherlands, they’re not as “good deal” as in other countries. First car I bought in 2012, it was around 5k more expensive than other offers and last year, it was more expensive and it didn’t have a good hybrid offer.

  20. @boblambert7889 Avatar

    Great review PP, I really love an estate car. I currently run a BMW 520d touring. When I come to replace it I shall look at both the Octavia and the new Superb. Both proper cars (not a SUV) and both available with diesel engines non of that EV nonsense for me. I would also have the DSG over the manual. £38000 is pretty good, but you can save quite a bit if you are prepared to buy nearly new. Great colour by the way.

    1. @PetrolPed Avatar

      Go for it!

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