I've had my Octavia for five years and its a fab car. We have two DC (aged 3 and 7 at this point), and this car is our family workhorse. Its spacious, easy to drive and park, its quite long but normal width so doesn't need a big parking space, its got a decent-sized engine and enough torque when you need it, it drives well at motorway speeds ... I can't think of anything I don't like about it, apart from the hard-ish suspension, but that's because DH bought the sport model. Five stars.