Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 / 24 Month Lease / £5378.60 inc VAT @ Mad Sheep Leasing
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Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 / 24 Month Lease / £5378.60 inc VAT @ Mad Sheep Leasing

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Found 11th Apr 2015
Deal works out @ £183.40 per month inc VAT with an initial rental of £1100.40. Cost of the lease works out far less than the cost of depreciation if bought outright.

Spec: Sat Nav, Metallic Paint included, Leather Upholstery, Cruise Control, Auto Lights/Wipers, Lane Assist, Multi Function Steering Wheel etc etc

I've just ordered two of these for employees. There is only a limited supply left at this price due to the price increase on April 1st (the guy explained that they still have some valid quotes left on both 8K and 10K left from last month before the price increase, these expire in a couple of weeks).

The best thing about these is the excess mileage charge, it's only 6 pence per mile, so even if you go over the 8K a year it works out incredibly good value for money.

I was able to negotiate the admin/processing fee down to just £60 inc VAT hence total price. (I think they're happy to do so due to the fact that these quotes are set to expire soon).

As per norm with PCH/BCH, Road Fund Licence & Delivery included in price.

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Original Poster

http://oi59.tinypic.com/2u59dgp.jpg

It looks good against list price, however these are going for over 20% off list as Skoda can't shift them.

Worth doing the figures fully before jumping in.

Why drive a Skoda when you can drive anything else?

Cameron92

Why drive a Skoda when you can drive anything else?

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Cameron92

Why drive a Skoda when you can drive anything else?


1985 called, they want their opinions back.

Cameron92

Why drive a Skoda when you can drive anything else?


Enlighten us as to what luxury you're galavanting around in at the moment.

oddballjamie

It looks good against list price, however these are going for over 20% … It looks good against list price, however these are going for over 20% off list as Skoda can't shift them. Worth doing the figures fully before jumping in.



True, true as are most of these "great lease deals" they are often on cars that are not quite right for the market!

These cars are bought by a select few people who find the XC70 and Subaru Outback right for there lives. They are brand loyal customers and often choose the autobox. The autobox, if an option on this lease is a DSG type and awful choice for small inclines and slippery surfaces!

craigstephens

Enlighten us as to what luxury you're galavanting around in at the moment.



He does have a point though, Skodas are not really cheap, on a model by model basis they are do not promise best value for money. Most of their products compete with popular mainstream brands.

This is not the early 2000's when those first Octavias were cheap and a big step up from what Skoda previously offered and were extremely good value for money.
Edited by: "groenleader" 11th Apr 2015

I looked at an Octavia and loaded it was similar to a bmw1 and not far off a yeti
I think days of 12k for a saloon are gone with skoda

groenleader

He does have a point though, Skodas are not really cheap, on a model by … He does have a point though, Skodas are not really cheap, on a model by model basis they are do not promise best value for money. Most of their products compete with popular mainstream brands.This is not the early 2000's when those first Octavias were cheap and a big step up from what Skoda previously offered and were extremely good value for money.




Good point as a friend had pre 2000 rear engine skodas they were rubbish always breaking down.We bought a 2002 skoda in 2010 and have only changed a wheel bearing and thermostat apart from normal servicing.we have recently gone for a deal on a 2014 VW Passat though.

aabarcellos

I looked at an Octavia and loaded it was similar to a bmw1 and not far … I looked at an Octavia and loaded it was similar to a bmw1 and not far off a yeti I think days of 12k for a saloon are gone with skoda



You can still get a poverty spec Rapid for £11k. That's Fiesta money.

craigstephens

Enlighten us as to what luxury you're galavanting around in at the moment.


don't feed the troll, let it starve

oddballjamie

It looks good against list price, however these are going for over 20% … It looks good against list price, however these are going for over 20% off list as Skoda can't shift them. Worth doing the figures fully before jumping in.



Would you mind telling me where I can get an Octavia Scout at 20% off - because I may well buy one.

Cameron92

Why drive a Skoda when you can drive anything else?


Given that you appear to spend most of your life playing computer games, you'll learn the answer to that little question once you hit 17!

Ignore the haters - great quality car drove one, was going to lease one decided on the vrs instead in the end.

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vdubs for mean or old people.

voted hot. good price. Wished they had automatic version

lukeybuilder

vdubs for mean or old people.


You're missing the point - it's vdubs with a different badge on for educated, canny people who don't have to rely on a brand label in a sad attempt to impress.

Newbold

You're missing the point - it's vdubs with a different badge on for … You're missing the point - it's vdubs with a different badge on for educated, canny people who don't have to rely on a brand label in a sad attempt to impress.


Ironically we bought the Passat BECAUSE of the Skoda's reliability !as even back in 2002 the chassis on the Octavia was stamped VW...So as you say one and the same.Not bothered about impressing we simply arent near a Skoda dealers...

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Newbold

You're missing the point - it's vdubs with a different badge on for … You're missing the point - it's vdubs with a different badge on for educated, canny people who don't have to rely on a brand label in a sad attempt to impress.



skodas are not even that cheap anymore. quality of materials used especially inside make them look low rent.

There's nothing clever about buying a skoda. almost everyone knows they use vag engineering. normally out of date vag engineering too.

plus I never see anyone under 50 driving one. ... as a 31 year old that's a turn off.

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lukeybuilder

skodas are not even that cheap anymore. quality of materials used … skodas are not even that cheap anymore. quality of materials used especially inside make them look low rent. There's nothing clever about buying a skoda. almost everyone knows they use vag engineering. normally out of date vag engineering too. plus I never see anyone under 50 driving one. ... as a 31 year old that's a turn off.



You base your purchases on the age of other users? The average age of a boat owner is 51, better put that yacht on hold.

(both of the employees that these were ordered for are under 35)

lukeybuilder

skodas are not even that cheap anymore. quality of materials used … skodas are not even that cheap anymore. quality of materials used especially inside make them look low rent. There's nothing clever about buying a skoda. almost everyone knows they use vag engineering. normally out of date vag engineering too. plus I never see anyone under 50 driving one. ... as a 31 year old that's a turn off.


Sadly, you're a few years out of date on all of this. For starters, the term VAG was dropped a long, long time ago - hasn't been used by anyone up to date with cars for a very long time! And if they're not that cheap any more, why do you feel they appeal to mean people - you can't have it both ways! Outdated VW engineering? Not for a long time. And old people? May have been the case once, when they were really cheap, but not now.

People buy them because they're much the same as the VW equivalents, but at a lower price. The dealers are also generally far better than VW dealers. Check this out too:

reliabilityindex.com/man…rer

Skoda is hugely more reliable than VW - probably because the Czechs take a great deal of pride in the cars they turn out.

So you go back to your outdated thinking - are you actually 31, or maybe 81?

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Mr No

You base your purchases on the age of other users? The average age of a … You base your purchases on the age of other users? The average age of a boat owner is 51, better put that yacht on hold.(both of the employees that these were ordered for are under 35)



bit honestly I'm yet to see a skoda inside or out that looks attractive compared to seat audi or vw.

If you want a cheap load lugger go for a dacia estate. It might be ugly like the skoda but at least it's actually cheap.

lukeybuilder

If you want a cheap load lugger go for a dacia estate. It might be ugly … If you want a cheap load lugger go for a dacia estate. It might be ugly like the skoda but at least it's actually cheap.



Biased much? I had one of the first Octavia Vrs's back in the day and it was a great car. Audi TT engine on a Passat chassis never had an issue and drove it from new to 104k miles in about 4 years.

BTW Dacia aren't as cheap as they look you have to go for top model to get something basic like air con so your basic price is a fiction as far as I'm concerned. How air con isn't standard these days baffles me of and if you want your 4x4 looking car to actually be 4x4 that's extra too. Not saying they don't have their place but check your specs.

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eldridgep

Biased much? I had one of the first Octavia Vrs's back in the day and it … Biased much? I had one of the first Octavia Vrs's back in the day and it was a great car. Audi TT engine on a Passat chassis never had an issue and drove it from new to 104k miles in about 4 years.BTW Dacia aren't as cheap as they look you have to go for top model to get something basic like air con so your basic price is a fiction as far as I'm concerned. How air con isn't standard these days baffles me of and if you want your 4x4 looking car to actually be 4x4 that's extra too. Not saying they don't have their place but check your specs.



yep I owned a tt with the 225 engine. I was a beast. any gear any speed instant surge in power. great engine.

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lukeybuilder

yep I owned a tt with the 225 engine. I was a beast. any gear any speed … yep I owned a tt with the 225 engine. I was a beast. any gear any speed instant surge in power. great engine.



Didn't you own a Fiat 500 too? Where was your expertise prior to that purchase?

Why are some Skoda owners so keen to stress the link between Skoda and VW? As Newbold's link shows, there's nothing special about VWs reliability. Only their marketing efforts perpetuates the myth that VWs are reliable. Even Peugeots, Fiats and Renaults are more reliable than VWs.

A truthful VW advert would have the bloke choosing a Honda made parachute.

The heated rear screen will come in useful. Keep your hands warm whilst your pushing it.

So obviously, What Car doesn't know what it's talking about: it just made made the Skoda Fabia the Car of the Year, the Skoda Citigo the small Car of the Year and the Octavia Estate The family Car of the Year (second year running). What a shame they don't have the much more expert opinions on this thread to draw on before making their decisions!!!! :-)
Edited by: "wantsomepls" 13th Apr 2015

craigstephens

Enlighten us as to what luxury you're galavanting around in at the moment.



Let's take bets. I'm betting it's a 20 year old Mercedes C-Class. And he drives about in it as if he's made it big time.

Is skoda's previous bad image only something we talk off here in the UK or does the rest of the world share the same view? Always wondered but wasn't bothered to google it, instead I post here when I could probably of found out in less time!

As a Skoda driver, I'm surprised at all the people defending the brand on here.

I love my Octavia to bits, and get a lot of positive comments about it when I give people a lift (though I hope I don't know anyone who would say they hated it to my face!) but to be honest I couldn't give a damn what anyone else thinks cars will always split opinion, and some people will never be convinced (just like I'll never be convinced to go back to driving French cars).

People need to do their research, see if it's for them and make a decision based on personal circumstances.... and probably best to ignore "messageboard" comments without substance

£82 per month BIK - that's a lot. Fine for a private rental but if you are after a company car you need something with lower CO2.

No chance do these do 55mpg.

lukeybuilder

yep I owned a tt with the 225 engine. I was a beast. any gear any speed … yep I owned a tt with the 225 engine. I was a beast. any gear any speed instant surge in power. great engine.



had both a 225 tt and the original 180 vrs, both got remapped. Great smiles-per-pound ratio

JonoOfThrace

Would you mind telling me where I can get an Octavia Scout at 20% off - … Would you mind telling me where I can get an Octavia Scout at 20% off - because I may well buy one.



Try drivethedeal
Not checked myself but should offer a decent discount

Yeah utter trash unreliable rubbish, probably why Taxi drivers love em and the NHS uses em as rapid response paramedic vehicles.....


Tho to be fair the Octavia 4x4 I had was the worst car I've ever owned for reliability, however a Fabia vRS was probably the best!

JonoOfThrace

Would you mind telling me where I can get an Octavia Scout at 20% off - … Would you mind telling me where I can get an Octavia Scout at 20% off - because I may well buy one.



Autoebid are knocking 17.5% off them if that helps.

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Mr No

Didn't you own a Fiat 500 too? Where was your expertise prior to that … Didn't you own a Fiat 500 too? Where was your expertise prior to that purchase?



I let the wife decide on that car. It was after the audis clutch disintegrated on the way back from a wedding

currently driving a 63 plate vw polo match 1.4 16v with a few extras.

must be safe and sensible now. We have a 2 year old.

Shocking looking car & terrible interiors
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