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

  1. Buckster

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  2. Jono8

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    I am sure one will come up. I would have thought the equivalent VRS to that GTI (i.e. 07 with that mileage) would only be 8k - 8.5k at a main dealer. Probably not even as much as that.
     
  3. melbourne720

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    How much was that if you don't mind me asking? It looks great.
     
  4. doll

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    It was a Briskoda group buy at the time.

    It was £850 incl. door cards and I think they were doing £750 without door cards at the time (few years back though).

    It was done at Seat Surgeons in York - you order the style you like, then it takes a couple of weeks for the covers to be made.

    Then you have a day out in York while they fit them for you.
     
  5. melbourne720

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    Thanks for the info, looks really nice, might consider it in the future.
     
  6. Saint

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    I've been looking at the 2.0L FSI vRS (200bhp) as an upgrade from my VW Passat 1.9TDI (130bhp).

    Will I notice much difference in:

    - Performance
    - Interior
    - Boot Space
    - Running Costs
     
  7. Jono8

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  8. Saint

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    Performance sounds promising. What's the pull like on this model? I can imagine I'd enjoy a lot of low down power compared with high rev.

    Well the interior on my Passat is very basic, looking very dated now as 'the beast' has done near 172k! It's got climate control and such, standard cloth.. really nothing fancy, pretty basic. The sound of a 6th gear is appealing.

    Look at the stats on the boot space on Parkers and that suggests the Octavia has more room :eek: . Quite amazing as the Passat's boot is ridiculously big.

    Is there any common issues/faults with this model that I should be aware of? Is there anything essential I should look out?
     
  9. Saint

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    Any thoughts on the above Jono?

    Been looking for a few weeks now, but very few vRS around that haven't got high mileage and are under £7k. Seems to jump from £6k up to £11k!

    This is the only one I've seen that looks similar to what I want:

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201241488552508/
     
  10. Jono8

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    Yeh i saw that the other day and was annoyed because it seems like an amazing price (year younger and lower miles for almost the same price i bought mine for!). Might be worth pouncing on as he clearly needs rid of it quickly and it is a very good price. Would probably be 7k- 7.5k for that from a dealer. It would have annoyed me though a bit as i really wanted one with xenons and the Maxidot.

    Though glad i didn't buy private for mine in the end because it needs a new air con compressor ( very intermittent so didnt notice it on the test drive) which the dealer is replacing for me. Would have been about £500 otherwise!

    Check the air con because it is a common fault in these. Make sure the cambelt/waterpump has been done at that age. If it hasn't, it is due now with that age and mileage.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  11. Dabbles

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    Nice Passat...
     
  12. Jono8

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    Here is mine, for the sake of the thread:

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    yes i need to sort the mis- coloured headlight washer cover. :p
     
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  13. Saint

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    Nice mate, particularly like the plate :p

    Since i read the above quote about "Passat", makes me think maybe that's why I'm actually interested in a vRS as I own a Passat now ha! It does look pretty similar, but need the space for Golf clubs and the MPG is good for a decent performance output.
     
  14. Phil W

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    Sort of want a VRS plate but its then wasted if I don't upgrade to a newer one :D

    Mines going in to have Cruise Control retrofitted tomorrow by PSI Tuning :)
     
  15. Jono8

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    Yeh the plate was a nice bonus!
     
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  17. Saint

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  19. Saint

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  20. Jono8

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