Originally Posted by nicolaidenmark
Why on earth would you compare civic 1.4 and Skoda 1.4 which is turbo charged? It's equivalent in BHP to the 1.8 I-Vtec and has bags of pull compared to the R18.
9g is a big leap in quality from 8g so it will not be ranked similiar I'm sure. You obviously havn't read anything people have to say on this forum.
You don't care about the jazz ... heh.. it's a lower priced and smaller vehicle then the Civic. Do you really think it's more reliable?
Offcourse peoples OPINIONS from that survey is 100% accurate...
Maybe if you buy a smaller cheaper car, you don't have as high expectations on for example interior build quality and ride harschness and the likes and rank it higher then you would if you bought a more expensive car and felt it had the same quality as a cheaper one.
You do know the turbo is configured to be eco and not for power right?
How many horsepower does this beast of Skoda engine got? 140?
Bags of pull? Are we talking automatic or manual gearboxes here?
If you compare to the 1.8 automatic then yes it will feel slower then a dual clutch gearbox.
And you want reliability and talking about turbo+DSG, two things most likely to fail before the engine does.
And isn't Octavia the equalent of the Accord in the Honda range?
The civic got one of the largest boot of its class.
Maybe you need the new Civic Wagon that will arrive later or buy a smarter/smaller trolly...