Octavia 3 Scout

anstj

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Hi, I want to buy a 4x4 wagon with higher ground clearance. The car will be used mostly for trips outside the town, on weekends. I am interested in a more spacious station wagon, because it will also be used as a camper for 1-2 nights. My 'dream car' would be a 2014+ Subaru Outback, but it is clearly over my budget and I am also afraid of costs of maintenance and possible repairs. The budget being 13-14k Euro, the options seem to be Golf 7 Alltrack (a bit more expensive, and less spacious), and Octavia 3 Scout, which I think is the best choice. I am not so much interested in the quality of the car's interior as in its reliability and practicability.

Now, 2 questions about Octavia 3 Scout:
  • Which engine do you recommend, 2.0 TDI 150HP or 2.0 TDI 184HP? Is the power difference between the 2 options noticeable? Is one more reliable than the other?
  • What is the number of km I shouldn't cross when exploring second hand options? 150k km? 200k km? Irrelevant?
 

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The two Diesels are both the same engine and have suffered some terrible reliability issues with the cam drive gear, such as the CUNA code unit.
 
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