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    Octavia RS?

    In relevance to my other thread Here about what should i get for my next car.

    I've been looking round the web and i have to say a skoda octavia rs seems to have been given great reviews.

    I know its basically a VW but anyone know of anyone who's got one etc?.

    views?????

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    i took one for a test drive about 12 months ago, when I was looking at a new car from my Bro in Law...

    Really Really sweet mota.... based on the turbo 1.8 TT engine, with Passat base.. leather, abs, aircon.. the works... Real nippy for its size, and I would have thought quite tunable based on the engine and suspension...

    he decided not to get one, as my sister didnt like the 'Skoda' badge on the front... then again, they went and bought a Primera SRI, so they cant be that bothered about badges

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    but unfortunately turns the wrong wheels

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    Well the Police use them as Pursuit cars round here so they cant be all bad, based on VW technology, good german build quality, just means they get bigger and fatter over time like the Golf

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    they are great cars - and as lowe said, very moddable ( dual mapped ECU always fun )

    I thought they where a bora chassis, not a passat ?
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    If you can live with the badge, then definitely. It's one of the best motors for that price range.

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    i have an rs and it is a great car i would recommend it totally. i have had the ecu reprogrammed to 230ishbhp. had a A3 1.8T before and it is much better than that and better value for what is really a vw/audi anyway.

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    Originally posted by nat
    i have an rs and it is a great car i would recommend it totally. i have had the ecu reprogrammed to 230ishbhp. had a A3 1.8T before and it is much better than that and better value for what is really a vw/audi anyway.
    This person knows then.....


    Good advice

    If not.....Seat Leon 1.8 T

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    I really should get off my backside and sort out a test drive, but i've been too busy these last weeks....

    Maybe have to take a day off and do a few test drives of things that are on the list.

    Isn't the leon a bit dodgy on build quality?, (plus it appears to be 2-3K more than the skoda for similar spec)

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