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Skoda

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Phil W, 12 Oct 2011.

  1. booyaka

    Capodecina

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    Just picked up the new vRS Octavia estate

    Damn it's good.

    Early days but car all good. Down the road home (35 miles) and averaged 53mpg! Short shifting just now as he recommended that the 1st 200 miles or so to just help the engine in. He did say that you could boot it from the off if you really wanted mind you.

    Touch screen radio/main interface is excellent, very nice and easy to use. Car looks great with the white colour/black grill/mirror/roof rails etc.

    Extra set of mats chucked in as well. One rubber set of mats and one carpet set of mats.

    Overall very happy bunny with pictures to follow tomorrow hopefully if weather allows!
     
  2. booyaka

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    Anyone who's interested pic's below.

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  3. Skully

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Jan 2004

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    Location: Halesowen

    Looks great, my brother has just ordered a Citygo Sport and they had the vRS in Blue outside <3.
     
  4. Liverpool-Lad

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Liverpool - UK.

    Does look good
     
  5. MagicBoy

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    Looks good in recession white. Another victim of Audi fat-rim steering wheels, probably thicker than the sidewall of the tyres!
     
  6. Hostile-17

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Mar 2012

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    Location: Poole


    Car looks great. Have ordered mine just waiting for it to be built. :D
     
  7. Liverpool-Lad

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,519

    Location: Liverpool - UK.

    What size are the front brakes on these, like 325mm? Are the backs vented or solid?
     
  8. booyaka

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    rears are solid - no idea of size sorry
     
  9. Hostile-17

    Hitman

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    Location: Poole

    Front brakes Disc brakes, with hollow discs,
    internal cooling and single-piston floating
    calliper.

    Rear brakes Disc brakes with full discs and
    single-piston floating callipers.

    no size in the brochure annoyingly
     
  10. MagicBoy

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    A post on Briskoda indicates :
    340mm front
    272mm rear
     
  11. blairw

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2006

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    Location: Scotland, UK

    Anyone else taken advantage of the 0% finance deal on the new octavia vrs? Seems pretty good if you only intend to have the car for the duration of the PCP deal - quite tempted on the 1 month + 36 month deal, £339 for the petrol hatchback with the GFV at the end.
    I know it would be preferable to get it on a large deposit HP based deal, but the 0% makes it very appealing considering I am likely to be bored with the car after the three years anyway
     
  12. Hostile-17

    Hitman

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    the 0% was one of the deciding factors in my case. :)
     
  13. blairw

    Mobster

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    It is very appealing - I have requested a test drive. Quite fancy the 'new car' experience for once.
     
  14. booyaka

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    0% plus 3 years/30k mileage free servicing and around 5% off list price was all good for me!:D
     
  15. blairw

    Mobster

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    Location: Scotland, UK

    If I could get it down by 5% I would be very very tempted. Any tips for securing that discount? I had a look on carfile and the discounts are pretty good but aren't compatible with the 0% deal / servicing deal.
     
  16. booyaka

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    hit me up with your email address and i'll send you a quote I got from carfile WITH the 0%. I used it for bargaining with my local dealer.

    Also travelling home last night, and it was interesting to see the "lane assist" function working

    It actually works well - you can feel the car "slightly correcting" the steering if you drift towards the lines/markings on the road. Pretty impressive really - you can switch it off as well but pretty impressed with it. So if your slightly distracted and start to drift towards the side or another lane, it gently corrects the car.
     
  17. Sin_Chase

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    That Estate looks awesome, fingers crossed that styling crosses over into the non VRS models for when work gets a fleet refresh.
     
  18. Scythe

    Soldato

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    Really like that vRS estate.

    I wouldn't mind a vRS diesel hatch for when I start commuting 500+ miles a week to work next year, I'm a fan of that interior and I want a car which is nice to be in for the driver.
     
  19. blairw

    Mobster

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    Thanks Mate - will drop you an email with my details
     
  20. Hostile-17

    Hitman

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    Couldn't agree more :D