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Skoda

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

  1. Frost

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,729

    Location: Catford

    Quite liking the new vrs estate, I wonder what these would go for second hand in 2-3 years.
     
  2. Liverpool-Lad

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,519

    Location: Liverpool - UK.

    Decent spec that
     
  3. Hostile-17

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Mar 2012

    Posts: 557

    Location: Poole

    indeed - garage just called apparently mine is going into production this week! :)
     
  4. burzy

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Feb 2011

    Posts: 124

    Location: Devon

    I am really tempted by one of these, do you mind me asking how much deposit you put down to get that deal?
     
  5. Buckster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Aug 2006

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    not sure - but I've been looking at old-style 2010 ones and they are fetching up to 14k
     
  6. mccarf

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Mar 2012

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    Bought an 07 2.0 tfsi octavia vRS about a week ago. When I return home (so when the engine is warm) and put it into neutral or hold the clutch down, it just starts revving by itself normally up to 1.5 or 2k, then it will hold those revs for a second or two and then drop back down to normal. It keeps on doing it until I turn the car off then. What could that be? Got no warning lights on the dash etc. Never does it when the engine is cold.
     
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  7. Buckster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Aug 2006

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    mmm that sounds odd -will let the Skoda experts answer that one

    I'm somewhere mid-way between a Skoda Octavia VRS (2008-2010 ish), Golf GTI, BMW 330 (can't find many for sale) or a A4 S-Line

    should I be concerned ref the Timing Chain reports on the newer VRS engines (same with GTI and A4)- reading Brisk forums worried me a bit (probably for no good reason) - enough that I was starting to consider low mileage 2008 plates with the TFSI engine

    cheers
     
  8. Buckster

    Sgarrista

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    do people think near 14k for a 10k mile VRS is about right ?

    I had a feeling when they were flogging off the old VRS style (before new one just came out) I'd heard reports of new ones at sub 16k ? but might be interweb gossip

    if so - 14k seems a bit pricey ?
     
  9. booyaka

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 13,752

    £2k down. But generally you can put next to nothing down and you'll still get the 0% etc - I just put £2k down to bring the month cost to where I wanted it.

    I could have purchased outright but totally pointless with 0% APR!

    Now 6/7 weeks into ownership and loving it - great car, no niggles at all, engine has loosened up a bit and it's a great car. Ton's of space and very happy so far.

    Averaging 51mpg so far over the 1600 miles I've done.
     
  10. booyaka

    Capodecina

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    seems a lot - I was looking at a vrs Mk2 with 3k mileage @ 15k back in April, which was before the Mk3 was released.
     
  11. booyaka

    Capodecina

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    hopefully more than my Guaranteed Final Value!! :D:D
     
  12. Saint

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Apr 2003

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    Hi mate. My vRS did the exact same thing a few months ago. The issue was a faulty PCV valve which cost £40 to fix
     
  13. zom247

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

    Posts: 2,855

    Location: Wilt of the Shire

    Had my 12 plate Fabia vRS for a couple of months now and really enjoying it. I put on some Goodyear F1 AS2's a couple of weeks ago and they have transfomred the car for me. Only niggle I have is that it looks like I've got an oil burner. Just done 2k since I bought it and put in 2L of oil so far. I've got it booked in for an oil consumption test in the New Year so I'll see what happens after that. I've got loads of info from the Briskoda site so I roughly know what to expect from the test.
     
  14. mccarf

    Wise Guy

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    Ah thanks alot man :)

    One more thing, from reading the briskoda forums I got the impression that the belt should be done every 60k or 4 years. Is that right?
     
  15. Saint

    Wise Guy

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    Sounds about right. I bought mine at 50k miles and it had already been done, which was a bonus.

    Let me know if that issue is definitely the PCV valve! You'll probably find my forum posts on the briskoda about it as someone else diagnosed it for me, before the garage confirmed it :). It's quite a common issue with the vRS
     
  16. Frost

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,729

    Location: Catford

    I decided to take advantage of the 0% offer myself today, couldn't help myself I'm too weak! i also managed to get the dealer to knock of 5% which i was surprised how easy it was so bonus there. Think i might go with the Petrol, had 2 test drives, i reckon it will do 40mpg on a motorway run providing you keep it on the safe side of 70. I am going to try the Diesel tomorrow morning as well but i think after having 2 diesels, id like to have a more refined engine.
     
  17. Buckster

    Sgarrista

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    Base list price being what 22k ish without options ?
     
  18. Hostile-17

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Mar 2012

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    Location: Poole

    Dealer called me this morning to confirm my car has been built! :D Its waiting on the otherside of the channel so should have this side of Christmas hopefully!
     
  19. booyaka

    Capodecina

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    yeah -there or abouts.

    I only added cruise control and black pack to mine and I certainly don't think I'm missing anything.

    Some folk go mad with heated seats/top end sat nav system, leather etc etc which adds about £4k to the starting price!
     
  20. booyaka

    Capodecina

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    sweet - enjoy. I was only about 7 days from leaving factory to getting car.