So my trusty Mondeo estate 130 TDCI has died. A leak off test is showing 2 out of 4 injectors are knackered. I know this is a common problem but with 110k on her 1k for new injectors plus fitting and recoding is a huge leap of faith for an old car. So the plan is to put it in storage and try to source some second hand injectors and repair it as and when. So in the mean time I have sourced a mk1 skoda octavia vrs in pretty A1 condition. Anybody had one and what should I be looking for. Any advice or incite gratefully received. You can always pretend its an Audi you’ve had as I believe the mechanicals are pretty similar.Posted 4 years ago
I had a mk1 vrs for 5 years and absolutely loved it. No issues with it in that time.
I’ve just returned to the fold with a mk2 vrs diesel estate and so far so good.
The wife had a fabia vrs too so you could say I’d recommend them 🙂
As mentioned, briskoda website will have plenty of infoPosted 4 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
As mentioned, Briskoda. You don’t need to pay to join but £12 a year gets your Freedom membership which gets you a sticker, discounts, access to the classifieds and some locked parts of the forum etc. Well worth it…
I don’t know too much about the mk1 but its certainly not a bad car, especially for the money they can be had for.
I wouldn’t bother fixing the Mondeo… seems false economy. Sell it for parts and put the money towards a k04 for the Octy 😉Posted 4 years agospeed12Member
The new one is on my radar for next car on company lease once my current one runs out. Drove the 4WD diesel (non vRS) back in March in Switzerland and it was properly bloody brilliant. Properly impressed with it. The only thing you can mark against Skoda these days is past history. If people can’t look past the badge then they are missing out on some cracking value for money (and just generally excellent) cars.Posted 4 years agofreddygMember
I had a new 2.0D Elegance hatchback ffor a weekend demonstrator a couple of months ago – time to replace my lease car. At the beginning of June I had my finger hovering ofer the “order” button but decided to have one more look to see if I could find any more reports/reviews of the estate (which wasn’t available on demo). My search threw up the announcement of the vRS just a few days prior!
I’ve been hanging on ever since to see if my lease company will include them on their list. Today should be the day they say yes/no!Posted 4 years ago
Its an 04 with 84k. FSH cambelt and water pump done. I think the previous owner was obsessive about keeping it pristine. The seats and interior have had covers on from new.Its not cheap but nothing comes close for the money really. As a friend keeps telling me the quality will be remembered long after the price has been forgotten.Posted 4 years ago
Heres a tip, when buying older cars this works for me- get the owner to drive the car. Sit in the back and relax. You can get a feel for the car if you aren’t visually concentrating/listening/doing two or three things at once……
Normally you only start to spot certain things after you’ve owned the car for a while and relaxed.Posted 4 years ago
Don’t know if this helps – bro in law had a 1.8T S3. I really liked it but (from fuzzy memory now) it was nervous(?)/weird in a way. He had it remapped- not by much but when I drove it again it felt waaaaay smoother. It was only c£300 as well. Alot of remap companies can put a tester map on that expires after a while so you can try before you buy..Posted 4 years ago
@Hora serviced really regulary and everything done, 130 is quick enough a little more poke would be nice the VRS TDI I almost bough in it’s place was just about right, mate has the current VRS Superb which is awesome (and massive)
Think there is a mk2 golf with one of the 1.8T engines in that’s road legal and running over 1000bhp 😯Posted 4 years ago
Inbred456 – Member
That is a 04. They are the standard alloys I think. 320mm disc brakes for what that’s worth. I pick her up tomorrow. Quite looking forward to driving her back to Durham via the back roads of course!
Enjoy! I missed mine as soon as I sold it. Just returned to a mk2 vrs and it feels great to be back.Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘Octavia VRS’ is closed to new replies.