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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.
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.