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Geelong Advertiser - Motoring - - WHICH CAR? -

WILD­CARD

Skoda Oc­tavia wagon, $26,190 drive-away packs a lot into its

Am­bi­tion for the price and it’s now backed by fiveyear war­ranty. City-speed au­ton­o­mous emer­gency brak­ing adap­tive cruise con­trol are the notable ad­di­tions com­pared to its ri­vals here but it is sheer size of Skoda that makes it stand out. Its 1.4-litre turbo gives Oc­tavia an edge in fuel use, claim­ing 5.2L/100km against low sev­ens for the South Kore­ans and 6.6L Subaru.

VER­DICT

The call prob­a­bly comes down to how much room you have to park the car at home and how price sen­si­tive are. The Skoda is a lot of for the money will no prob­lems ac­com­mo­dat­ing moun­tain bike but be­ing larger it isn’t as easy to ma­noeu­vre in tight spa­ces. The Cer­ato stands out cheap­est op­tion with de­cent fea­tures and the money you save will go a long way to­wards buy­ing shiny new bike to fit in­side. Of course, you could also wait un­til end of the month see how Hyundai prices its i30.

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