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

  1. lmfy2k


    Joined: 12 Feb 2004

    Posts: 6,930

    Location: Manchester

    fancy getting a new car and been looking at Skoda Octavia 184 vRS Diesel and Ocatvia Scout 4x4 184 Diesel

    Scout is quicker than the VRs off the mark due to the 4x4

    vRS has more toys and bi xenon as standard
  2. hyperseven


    Joined: 1 May 2013

    Posts: 7,990

    Location: M28

    Dad has just ordered the new 2017 2.0TDI SEL DSG Estate, May delivery.

    VRS specs were not in the brochure, just went up to L&K, are those coming out later?

    Reviews of the new facelift model started to trickle in yesterday.
  3. g60dubster


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 592

    Location: Manchester

    get a 4x4 rs then, job done.

    You can either look round for a dealer stock current model or wait until the order books open on the facelift.
  4. Robdav

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,730

    Location: Southern England

    Hi all,

    is there a site similar to the ford one where you can check the build information of a specific car? ETIS or something? I'm looking at a number of Octavia VRS and wanted to get an idea of the specs.
  5. ahenners

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Mar 2010

    Posts: 1,384

    Location: Lancashire

    Not off registration or VIN like Etis or the BMW VIN decoders. A sticker in the boot and service book (If it has one) has the option codes which can be looked up online, but it's not easy to get the codes in the first place.

    Most options can be spotted from pictures if you're talking about the MK3.


    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 17,907

    Location: Telford

    Just been told that it's looking likely there will be a 4x4 VRS petrol coming towards the end of this year as a limited edition....

    Hopefully not a rumour....
  7. floatindolphin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,298

    Location: Derby

    My 2010 Octavia VRS has just died again!

    Within a few months:

    New intake manifold £600

    3 weeks ago, Timing chain death rattle - £1012

    Today - it's started popping out of gear (it's a DSG) and the ESP Fault light comes on. Also the Engine management light is now on too

    It'd go from D6 (or whatever gear) to just showing D, with no drive. IT has happened every now and again and usually sorted itself out. Today though I'd have to pull over and restart the car.

    Guess this is gonna cost more $$$$$ :( :( :(
  8. Robdav

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,730

    Location: Southern England

    So after a couple of visits to the local Skoda dealer this weekend I'm picking up a 2015 Octavia VRS Estate TDi to replace my aging 2.0 TDI Jetta. So far we've had really good customer service from Marshalls in Reading. happy days :)
  9. stoofa


    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 12,177

    Location: Chatteris

    I had the intake manifold go - managed to get some goodwill, however it still set me back around £350.
    Not had the timing chain problem. At last service I spoke with the dealership and asked them to make sure it "looked" ok and to advise on pre-emptive pulley replacement. I was told that I had a revised, but not newest version of said pulleys and that I could have the work done if I liked, but they weren't advising it should be done.
    Mine's a 2011, so I guess things did change in a year. But it's the one fault I obviusly don't want to experience.
  10. roccles


    Joined: 26 Apr 2012

    Posts: 901

    Looking to upgrade to a bigger car in the near future and from reading "spec me" posts on here I keep seeing the Superb suggested which does appeal to me. I only do about 10k a year so was looking at petrol which does limit the number of Superbs available. I was hoping someone more knowledgeable than me could have a look at this advert and give me an idea of whether it is a good price / spec etc. My knowledge of cars is limited and I bought my current one 10 years ago.

    Top top budget is 15k but would ideally like to keep it around the 12k mark.

  11. Begbie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 25,001

    Location: ....

    Noakesy, can you send me details of this?

    Currently looking myself. But can't find a deal this good! Best I can find is about £18~ for the estate VRS.
  12. Kenai


    Joined: 5 Apr 2009

    Posts: 21,464

    Given he was looking in November 2016, he was probably finding deals for the last few months of the pre facelift, whereas you'll be looking at facelift cars, so the deals he was looking at were probably additionally discounted too.
  13. Begbie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 25,001

    Location: ....

    Yeah I noticed that after I posted. :(

    Been given a quote of £20k for the new 245, which is higher than I expected...
  14. Valo


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,610

    Location: Livingston

    I'm going to be changing my car in November (I'm on Motability) and went to look at the facelifted Octavia vRS (230) Estate yesterday and really liked what I saw. I'm currently in a Seat Leon FR ST, pre 2016/17 facelift (1.4 TFSI with ACT 150PS) which has been great car. The facelift Leon ST is my other car I'm considering. I realise they are both pretty much identical underneath as they are both built on the VAG MQB platform.

    I'm keen to keep the current level of equipment I have in my Leon, if I decide to go with the Octavia but also open to advice as to what options you think are a must on the vRS.

    The options that bring the Octavia up to my current Leon are:

    Variable boot floor (PK3) £150
    Heated windscreen (PH5) £300
    Heated front seats (PW0) £250
    Heated washer nozzles in front (9T1) £50
    Electrically heated, adjustable and folding door mirrors - auto dimming (PW4) £175
    Front and rear parking sensors (7X2) £350

    Is their anything there that you think I'm potentially wasting money on?
  15. Skully


    Joined: 6 Jan 2004

    Posts: 9,653

    Location: Halesowen

    I don't have the variable boot floor but I do have everything else.

    I really like the heated screen, nozzles and seats. It isn't freezing cold over here all the time but it's so much easier to melt away your windscreen and be off quickly in the winter than stand outside scraping. Helps with any condensation also.

    I've got the pre facelift 230. It has a great spec as standard. I did add Android Auto/Apple Car Play which is great to have.
  16. tef


    Joined: 2 Oct 2008

    Posts: 37

    Virtual cockpit :p

    I think apple carplay/android auto are standard but still worth double check.