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Saab 9-3, VW Jetta or Skoda Octavia?

What would you say is the most reliable from the following: 2009/2010 Saab 1.9 diesel 9-3, VW Jetta or Skoda Octavia?

I'm looking for a car that will not develop electronic/electrical problems that will disable the car or turn on warning lights that require special equipment to turn off, if such a car exists these days!


Tony Maher

Tony Maher (Ennis)

May 2013 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Tony,

No, no such car exists. They all, when a problem occurs, need a trip to a diagnostic rig. Of the three you’ve mentioned though, the Octavia is by far the best, and yes even better than the Jetta with which it shares its mechanical bits and pieces.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor

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