- Octavia VRS
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Sorry cant link pictures with my phone, try the above.CountZeroMember
That new VRs estate in white is stunning! I’ve got a standard 110ps Octy 1.9TDi, and it’s such a comfortable car to sit in for long journeys, and even mine is reasonably quick when I welly it, but 0-60 in 6.4, 154mph? Yikes! That’s all the car I could possibly want.Posted 4 years ago
And Skoda’s dodgy history is only as a result of the Communist occupation of the country, and even then they still managed to field successful rally cars. The original Skoda Superb was a luxury limousine that ranked alongside Cadillac and Rolls Royce, IIRC it sold for the equivalent to £110,000 or thereabouts.
Now, if you want really crappy soviet-bloc cars, just try driving a Lada, or a Wartburg… 😯
Picked her up this morning. Everything appears to work. No knocks or bangs as of yet. Aircon has been regassed. Its had new coil packs and a cat. New steering rack as well. Serviced every 10k from new. New tyres on the front. May need some discs on the back at some point. Cambelt and pump done at 65k. Appears to be getting mid 30’s mpg at the moment. I would say she’s nippy rather than fast. I can’t really think of anything that comes close with that amount of space for the money really( still looking through rose tinted glasses at the moment.)Posted 4 years ago
I think its bog standard at the minute, gives a fair old push in the back if you gun it. Jabba sport have an agent close to me that can give it a remap pushing out 210bhp with 230 ft/lbs for 240+Vat. That’s what they call a stage one with the standard k03 turbo. They also do a self install kit that’s switchable. I’ll leave it as it is for now till my insurance needs renewing then see what the costs are.Posted 4 years agojamj1974Subscriber
A lot of cupra’s have the same engine and they kick out 225 as standard.
Similar engine – different turbo amongst other things….
Took a Mk1 over at the end of its company lease for 3 months about 7 years ago. Drive well enough – but not as similar to a Golf GTi or an Audi S3 as some people may suggest. The increased overhang and poorer weight distribution were easily felt when cornering compared to the S3 I had at the same time or 1.8T golf GTI’s I drove frequently at the time.
The above doesn’t detract from the fact that it is a great car for the money though, with far more positives than negatives. Putting a bike in the back was simple too with a huge boot even when you had the impediment of the braces between the wheel arches.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
That looks well tidy for its age.
My grandad bought a 2001 diesel estate but didn’t get on with it (don’t ask) so an uncle bought it off him and its still going strong at 180k.
That new VRS estate looks ace but is quite expensive, I know you need to take inflation into account etc but even still, VW seem to be pushing them upmarket.Posted 4 years ago
My better half isn’t that impressed with the ride. Feels a bit harsh over firm. Too late now!!! The clutch is a bit heavier than she’d like as well. Just found out its got cruise control hidden on the indicator stalk rather than on the steering wheel. Also just found the average mpg GULP! Hope the overall average is going to increase a bit. While picking up a curry tonight just had a lad ask if it was for sale. No chance matey.Posted 4 years agokevhlMember
inbred, it looks like you’ve bought a nice one there!
The earlier Golf and A3 had the K03 turbo, cable throttle, NVVT engine.
MY2000 Golf 150 had K03 turbo, NVVT but was DBW(drive by wire) throttle.
The later 150 and 180 (all of them) had the K03s, VVT engine, and DBW.
The K04 is on the 210, 225 and 240 engined cars early ones are NVVT later ones VVT all DBW. These engines run a lower compression to the lower powered ones as well.
If you are looking at remapping make sure the car is 100% healthy first (or have someone else do it!), whilst the engines are pretty reliable coilpacks, plugs, vac lines, boost hoses, DV, etc, etc. can all expire over time and lots of use.Posted 4 years ago
Don’t go chasing peak figures, it’s the power/torque under the curve that will give you a nicer car to drive!
Your selective memory has kicked in again. I think you’ll find it was my sodding jacket that you left, pissed wet through, in your boot for months, while denying that you actually had it, that sent the interior of your car mouldy. That and the bodies of murdered prostitutes. So…..
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Now that ive got her here is the link from the garage with more picks. I looked at several around the 2.5k mark, couldn’t find a decent one at that price.Posted 4 years agokevhlMember
2.0tfsi (200bhp) has a K03 but it’s not the same K03 as the 1.8t enginePosted 4 years ago
2.0tfsi (230+bhp) has a K04 but it’s not the same K04 as the 1.8t engine.
2.0TSI engines have an IHI turbo, but there are K04 upgrades available.
Your car has a K03s, the engine has plenty of scope in it but you don’t want to go to someone who’s going to push it to the limit, you want to have software on there that gives you a better driving experience and is reliable! Revo have a 20% summer sale on at the moment, definately worth a look.
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