AUTO Express readers have named the Skoda Octavia as number one in the magazine’s annual Driver Power survey – putting the Czech brand on top for the second year running!
More than 32,000 members of the public vote in the reliability and satisfaction poll, making it a true reflection of how pleased people are with their cars.
This year, as with last, Octavia owners are the happiest of the bunch. This latest report means that 2008 is the fifth consecutive year that a Škoda model has finished in the top five.
The survey asked respondents for their opinions on all aspects of car ownership. They were quizzed on their vehicle’s reliability, build quality, running costs, performance and ease of driving – basically everything that contributes to a favourable ownership experience.
Skoda UK brand director Robert Hazelwood said: ‘Having toppled Lexus from the top spot in the Top Gear customer satisfaction survey last year, we’re delighted with the news that Octavia is the top car in this latest survey from Auto Express. This proves we’re the manufacturer of happy drivers.
‘We put our customers at the heart of everything we do, from the design and quality of the cars that ensures they are easy and rewarding to live with, through to our retailers who take pride in the service they provide throughout the ownership of the car.’
Auto Express editor David Johns added: ‘The Octavia is a deserving winner of the Best Car title in Driver Power 2008. With great reliability and a strong set of results across our judging categories it will be tough to beat in next year’s survey.’