Did you know that the user's handbook for the Skoda Fabia advises drivers to allow the turbo to cool down?
I have just bought a Skoda Fabia, which uses the same turbo-diesel engines as the Octavia. You may be interested to know that your advice is strengthened in the owner's handbook, which instructs (not advises) the owner to leave the engine running for two minutes before turning off in order to circulate oil through the turbo bearing while the turbo spools down.
Very responsible of Skoda. Only really necessary after towing, after a long ascent, or after a long stint on the motorway (when stopping for fuel). Usually the last few miles of a car’s journey are at relatively low rpm and this has the same effect as idling the engine for a minute or two.
Answered by Honest John on