Just noticed on the Skoda forum that Skoda have dropped VAT on all Skoda Octavias:
SKODA GOES ONE BETTER THAN BROWN AND SCRAPS VAT ON CURRENT OCTAVIA
In a bold to move to treat its customers this Christmas, koda has scrapped VAT on the current Octavia.
Starting immediately and in place until 31 December only, all current Octavias, including the plush L&K, the 4x4 Scout and the sporty vRS, will be sold to customers VAT free.
The offer does not only apply to the vehicles list price but also covers the purchase of options and vehicle delivery charge, representing a total saving of up to £3,000 per car.
Robert Hazelwood, Brand Director at koda, comments: The Octavia is our best seller and its popularity is evident in the fact it has found nearly 140,000 happy homes in the UK.
As car buyers scour the market in search of great deals we are responding to their needs and covering the cost of VAT on any Octavia purchased in December.
The current Octavia has won a series of car industry top prizes for its driveability, flexibility, spaciousness and the great value it offers, so this is a rare opportunity to buy one of the best brand new hatchbacks on the market at a very attractive price.
The Octavia is a great and much under rated car and always does well in the usual surveys. I have a VRS which is awesome. This is a great deal and am tempted to ugrade!