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I have seen reviews of the Octavia 1.6TDI that say

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Hi,
I have seen reviews of the Octavia 1.6TDI that say it is bad to drive and takes time to respond when pulling off from stationary which can cause problems at junctions. I am loo King to buy a 2014 model.
It has 18000 miles on it. Should I be concerned about these reports?
Ronan.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello the 1.6TDI engine can suffer a bit from turbo lag on the earlier models but this was resolved from about 2011 onwardsand yes the octavia can roll a lot as its suspension settings are more comfort based so its not as agile as the Audi A4 with which it shares a lot of parts with now these things are pretty subjective so rather than take an online review's word for it I'd strongly suggest taking a test drive in a couple of examples so you can make up your own mind
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Matt,
Thanks for response. I have test driven the Octavia 1.6tdi that I am thinking of buying and it doesn't lag when pulling off.In fact it drives really well.
Was the lagging problem a software issue rather than a gearbox issue? Could my Octavia develop this lagging problem?
It has 20000 miles on it.
Ronan
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hellothe lag problem was solved with a combination of calibration and a revised turbo parts if you're happy with the car then go for it as there are very few inherent issues with these
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for that Matt.
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