Skoda Octavia voted best new car of 2018 by Auto Trader customers


The Skoda Octavia has been voted best new car of 2018 in the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2018. Runners up were the BMW 1-series and the Peugeot 3
Skoda Octavia review (2017-on)

Skoda Octavia review (2017 on)


It's tempting to describe the Skoda Octavia as the no-frills version of the mid-size hatchback. Like a loaf of white sliced bread
I’d like a hatchback car that can carry golf clubs without having to put the rear seats down. What do you recommend?

What hatchback can I buy with a boot big enough for...


Q. I’d like a hatchback that can carry golf clubs without having to put the rear seats down. What do you recommend?
Me and My Motor: Kate Humble on her big break on Top Gear and embarrassing herself in an Aston

Me and My Motor: Kate Humble on her big break on Top...


Kate Humble is best known for fronting wildlife programmes such as Springwatch, Lambing Live and Wild Things, but she got her break presenting Top...
First Drive review: 2016 Skoda Octavia vRS 4x4

First Drive review: 2016 Skoda Octavia vRS 4x4


The Skoda Octavia has always seemed such a reasonable car — reasonably shaped, reasonably constructed, reasonably priced...
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Buying Guide: Five perfect cars for new parents


After the birth of your first child, identifying a suitable car to convey the precious bundle to check-ups, grandparents and the shops should be easy:...
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Magic per gallon: the exciting cars you can afford...


With prices at the pumps tumbling, car buyers can afford once again to go for excitement over fuel economy.
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First Drive review: Skoda Octavia vRS 230 (2015)


I was never much good at differential calculus when I was at school. Had I been, maybe I would have been an engineer rather than a journalist...
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10 funky cars for summer fun costing less than £7,000


You needn’t splash out on a luxury sports car this summer. Here we suggest 10 funky used motors that offer plenty of thrills for not a lot of cash.
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I want a sporty estate that's fun but practical for...


Q. With a two-year-old child, I can no longer get away with a Porsche 911 as our only car. I want to be let down gently. I’m considering a sporty...
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First Drive review: Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI 4x4


Skoda's new off-roader lugs dogs, children and shopping in Audi-style comfort...
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Five fast, affordable estate cars for under £10,000


A family estate car doesn't have to be dull to drive, and neither does a fast estate have to be small. Here, we at Driving scratch our collective...
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News: Company car drivers' speeding addiction, plus...


They are the first to floor the accelerator at the end of reduced speed zones on motorways and the ones most likely to be filling your rear-view mirror...