Skoda's perfect new family car

If you want performance, but also need efficiency and space, the Skoda Octavia RS Combi would appear to tick all the boxes and then some, writes Shane O'Donoghue.

3rd August, 2013

Following on from the congratulations, patting of backs, shaking of hands and the required "when are you due?", the conversation after the announcement of a first pregnancy (between the dad-to-be and his buddy, at any rate) often turns to the inevitable trading-in of a sporty, impractical car for something far more sensible.

That usually means a larger vehicle, often an estate and virtually always powered by a diesel engine. Goodbye, fun motoring.

But it doesn't...

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