We bought ourselves a 55 plate Octavia juat after Christmas, 2nd hand ex-fleet (Lex) - in pretty good nick for high(ish for age miles (65k)). Have one or 2 minor niggles which I want to sort with the dealer (non skoda ford / kia dealer) - namely broken bonnet handle and missing support for the bonnet strut. Other than that very happy - or are we?
What I have noticed is that the car is a bit twitchy - esp at speed on motorway - 1st put it down to tramlining as where I was driving when I noticed it most was really worn - 2 bit ruts along the inside and middle lanes. Checked tyre pressures, which were fine. What I have noticed though (when doing the tyres again yesterday) is that there are 4 different makes of tyre - 1 each of Avon, Dunlop, Bridgestone and some other (began with T). Alll same size, all same speed rating, and obviously a symptom of being a fleet car.
Now whilst I know they are all legal, I also know its not good practice to run tyres mixed up like this. When I bought the car, I did check the tyres for wear, but didnt take any particular notice of branding at the time (who does?) but now I wonder if this is why I have noticed the twitchyness - due to the differences in tread and rubber between the brands. As we have just had a feedback request from the dealer, I was going to raise the few niggles I have (handles bonnet bit and missing promised touch up paint for a couple of marks valeting didnt remove). Who reckons its worth raising the issue with the dealer - it certainly compromises the handling of the car under certain conditions and could be potentially dangerous
(and yes I had a long >1hr test drive on a variety of roads inc M Way and didnt notice it - I think because the roads were dry at the time - its only with the recent wet roads its really become noticeable)
Apologies for the length of this!