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VAT free on Skodas
VAT free on Skodas

VAT free on Skodas

Skoda have extended their VAT offer to include Fabia, Roomster and pre facelift Octavia.
That is a bargain - a new Fabia from £7200 (you can even get it at £79 pm on contract)

Old Octavia is a bigger bargain with VAT off, free servicing and good finance.

Remember these are dealer supplied advertised manufacturer prices so please dont moan that you can it cheaper on internet sites.

203 Comments

still overpriced!

Original Poster

Against what?

One of the better cars you can buy these days, with plenty of happy customers slugging it out with Lexus at the top of the league table for the last few years and beating their parent VW and sister Seat into a cocked hat:

http://www.whatcar.com/NonCar/7588125111.jpg

The filth in my area drive these Skoda's...no wonder there is so much crime :w00t:

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What the "brains" at VW (now Porsche) should have done is got rid of the name, good cars but too many memories from years ago.

LongDongDave;4430627

What the "brains" at VW (now Porsche) should have done is got rid of the … What the "brains" at VW (now Porsche) should have done is got rid of the name, good cars but too many memories from years ago.



I think they have actually used that reputation quite well with some of the clever advertising that played on it, it made small minded people look a bit silly for not keeping up. But that was only in Britain, opinions on Skoda in other countries is not so prejudiced and the brand never had much stigma to lose.

wheres the link for £79pm contract hire?

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Is it vat free on other skips as well?

LongDongDave;4430627

What the "brains" at VW (now Porsche) should have done is got rid of the … What the "brains" at VW (now Porsche) should have done is got rid of the name, good cars but too many memories from years ago.



I currently drive a 1994 Skoda Favorit Estate
What people have against Skoda is nothing other than badge snobbery. People who think Skoda's are **** have largely never owned, driven, or been in one. And the people who think Skodas are **** show how much they know about cars by driving ones that really are **** like Ford, Fiat, Vauxhall, Peugot, Citroen, Renault etc (is my reverse badge snobbery working?!)

People also tend to forget that Skoda had a good history in rallying. In fact the Favorit won outright in the 2 litre category world FIA championships (now known as WRC) back in 1994 beating cars like the Ford Cosworth etc etc (not bad for a 1.3l engine).

lenzie;4431955

I would not even admit to owning a Skoda never mind telling people it is … I would not even admit to owning a Skoda never mind telling people it is a 15 year old one. Sorry but I will stick with my 58 plate Vauxhall Vectra which in my opinion is a far superior car to to any Skoda.



Well I somehow doubt that Skoda (VW ) are in the same financial mire that Vauxhall ( GM ) are at this time.

Personally I would never admit to owning anything from the GM stable, and no I don't own a Skoda, but prefer them to any Vauxhall.

lenzie;4431955

I would not even admit to owning a Skoda never mind telling people it is … I would not even admit to owning a Skoda never mind telling people it is a 15 year old one. Sorry but I will stick with my 58 plate Vauxhall Vectra which in my opinion is a far superior car to to any Skoda.



You obviously ave never been in a Skoda Fabia VRS (2005 reg) :-D

130bhp remapped to 170bhp. The Skoda badge never bothered me.

Vauxhall LOL!

lenzie;4431955

I would not even admit to owning a Skoda never mind telling people it is … I would not even admit to owning a Skoda never mind telling people it is a 15 year old one. Sorry but I will stick with my 58 plate Vauxhall Vectra which in my opinion is a far superior car to to any Skoda.


thats the funniest thing ive heard today! someone slagging off skoda/audi/vw/seat by comparing them to a vectra!! argueably one of the most boring cars ever made with a chassis made of jelly.
Dont own a skoda but the octavia vrs is a great cheap way to own a golf GTI (albeit with a grim interior).
man that was funny.
Thanks lenzie.

It's funny to see the badge snobbery - people are often miffed that a Skoda is better than their big name car.

As for the 'filth' driving them, always thought that term said more about the person using it than it does about our Police, but they drive them because they are more reliable than most of the big names and yes faster too. As someone else said - try an Octavia RS, then form an opinion.

Oh - hot by the way.

lenzie;4431955

I would not even admit to owning a Skoda never mind telling people it is … I would not even admit to owning a Skoda never mind telling people it is a 15 year old one. Sorry but I will stick with my 58 plate Vauxhall Vectra which in my opinion is a far superior car to to any Skoda.



:-D You're an idiot.

Also taxi drivers use them more than other makes , well they do in my area, i recently test drove a 1.9tdi and a 2.0tdi Octavia elegance with the intentions of a purchase and i was very impressed, have goggled and goggled and cannot find a truly bad review on them. Reliable, and cheap to run at around 55mpg and low tax /insurance, please don't insult skoda/VW/Audi by comparing them to the likes of a Vauxhall. Its time people woke up and got over the old badge stigma issue.
I currently have a old renult laguna hatch diesel and it has run well and pretty much problem free for the last 9 years i have had it, but looking at the newer lagunas they have really bad electrics problems not to mention they are overpriced. So in this case the older model knocked the socks off the newer things change you have to do your homework.
Off to look and a possible purchase at the weekend and hopefully i will be a Skoda Driver!!!!:w00t::w00t::w00t:

Skodas are ****, I'll stick with my zonda thanks.

The old jokes are dated now. Any doubters get in and drive one! Same base as VW/Audi but loads cheaper. I had a Fabia VRs and it was an excellent car for the money.

lenzie;4431955

I would not even admit to owning a Skoda never mind telling people it is … I would not even admit to owning a Skoda never mind telling people it is a 15 year old one. Sorry but I will stick with my 58 plate Vauxhall Vectra which in my opinion is a far superior car to to any Skoda.



That's really funny. That will be one of the Vectras they're selling off for like £7k at the moment I guess?

Skodas are well made, reliable cars made by craftsmen who now have full access to the VAG group's parts bin. Anybody who has actually taken the trouble to drive one would say they are excellent cars.

Good deal, voted hot:thumbsup:

Rear Engined Skodas where the best. Still driving one today. Cant beat them in the snow, except in a 4x4 of course. Anyone who says otherwise has no experience of them. Great cheap cars. Only problem was they were designed for mountainous snowy cobbled streets, not the M6, and people always poke fun at what they dont understand. In 15 years of Skodas, never broken down once.
http://im.sauto.cz/sauto_photos/catalogue/978/5294/9699/d69035083c17bcfe6c0c7fee84d3cddd_big.jpg

katya1971;4433498

Also taxi drivers use them more than other makes w00t::w00t::w00t:



There was a particular Octavia diesel model that did not have a turbo. As a turbo is a device that hasn't broken yet the lack of it made it a better - Cheaper to run & more reliable - taxi. Hence the popularity.

lenzie;4433597

£7k LOL. In your dreams.



What - you paid less? If you don't mind me asking, where did you buy it? I'd drive a Vectra if it cost

I have just bought my first Skoda - Octavia Estate.
It was bought for reliability economy and handling - had seen many favourable reviews.
Also many many Cab drivers have them - they used to drive Primeras.- another reliable car.
Personally I like it - it remains to see how reliable it is but I'm happy with it.

Test drove an Octavia VrS recently, absoutely fantastic 170bhp!! Brilliant drive, all the toys.

For some people, badge snobbery is everything, although citing a Vauxhall Vectra as a better car, mmm!

Those who know about Skodas know that they are great cars.

What do you call a Skoda full of food?
A Lada!

badgerman2;4433574

That's really funny. That will be one of the Vectras they're selling off … That's really funny. That will be one of the Vectras they're selling off for like £7k at the moment I guess?Skodas are well made, reliable cars made by craftsmen who now have full access to the VAG group's parts bin. Anybody who has actually taken the trouble to drive one would say they are excellent cars. Good deal, voted hot:thumbsup:


7K....show me link to that then......wasn't the vectra car of the year not so long back?:roll:

scardwel;4433633

What do you call a Skoda full of food?A Lada!



Ah, Jasper Carrott :oops:

lenzie;4431955

Sorry but I will stick with my 58 plate Vauxhall Vectra which in my … Sorry but I will stick with my 58 plate Vauxhall Vectra which in my opinion is a far superior car to to any Skoda.



I have a 2008 Vectra Diesel company car. I would not have my own private Vauxhall unless it was really cheap!!! I have also found the local dealers customer service very poor (it may be good elsewhere). My 6 year old Passat handles much better (and build quality is far superior).

The Vectra's engine (150bhp) is one of the very few good points, but I can't believe the list price of £17600 (you can get the Life150ps for £10500 pre registered) at present. Especially due to the forth coming replacement model.

At least I will be able to buy it in 2 years time for £2K or the lease company (not worth a great deal more in any case). My Passat is a 2 litre petrol.

I drove a freinds Fabia VR Diesel three years ago and was pleasantly suprised. Try test driving one before slagging them off.

i must say i barely see any talk of the actual 'deal' in hand...it really is going down hill.
360 and ps3 deals end up in slagging matches.
hd and bluray deals end up in slagging matches.

Hey i have driven 3 skodas a very old clapped out one that when my dad and me were hitchhiking we saw it for £20! So brought it and drove home, and lasted a while actually.
Then i drove a X reg FELICIA which was a beauty to drive and had a far kick to it.
Then a 03 fabia of my mates and it is just a way of owning a VW just cheaper.
They last, theyre good runners, and they easily compete with your 'higher badged' class cars.

I would seriously consider this is i needed a car at present.

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Chris52;4433604

There was a particular Octavia diesel model that did not have a turbo. As … There was a particular Octavia diesel model that did not have a turbo. As a turbo is a device that hasn't broken yet the lack of it made it a better - Cheaper to run & more reliable - taxi. Hence the popularity.



Yer you could get the non turbo years ago (53 reg and below i think), they only make them now with the turbo.. having driven both they are so much easier to drivie with the turbo, especially up the hills of swansea..

Has anyone driven the new skoda superb?, now they really are 'superb', excellent car

btw i drive taxis, so have driven manyyy skodas

Sorry, me and my big mouth 08 plate Vectras are sub-£7k. You may have to pay £7.5k for a 58 plate.

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good deal for a very good car

Still a bargain. 18k isn't high mileage, and the 1.8 engine is a gem. Add on £50 for a satnav and you're away. Worth £7k I reckon.

I can understand your pain. £11.5k for a Vectra is highway robbery. Did the dealer wear a mask? Was it from Turpins of Slough? :oops:

badgerman2;4433615

What - you paid less? If you don't mind me asking, where did you buy it? … What - you paid less? If you don't mind me asking, where did you buy it? I'd drive a Vectra if it cost

scardwel;4433633

What do you call a Skoda full of food?A Lada!



What alias would you choose if you weren't funny?

scardwel

Even VAT free the deprecation in 1st 3 years is eye watering.
I tend to see Skoda's as budget and crippled VW's.
I seriously considered a 2nd hand Superb for a while (Octavia while nice is still the Golf Chassis which is very very good) as I wanted nice motorway car, the only thing that put me off was the rear seats do not fold down, pretty sure Superb is budget Passat albeit old chassis with new skin, not the nice new 2007+ model.
The Fabia has won lots of league tables over the years, can people really afford to be Badge snobs at this time???

lenzie;4433730

08 plate second hand high mileage basic petrol models? Not exactly 58 … 08 plate second hand high mileage basic petrol models? Not exactly 58 plate new cars as you were claiming you could get for 7k. I rest my case.


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whole host of them at 6700 and 7200 diesels at 7495

unfortunatley you wont rest your case your going to go on annoying people on what is a very good offer of a far better car.

Depreciation for most cars is a crippler, I'd always buy nearly new and let somebody else suffer the cost of depreciation. You can buy 1 yr old Saabs for £10k, they have a £26k list price. New shape Mondeos for £11k, £25k list.

lenzie;4433847

I think you are just a jealous person who cant afford a new car and who … I think you are just a jealous person who cant afford a new car and who still drives around in a Ford Cortina with a set of furry dice.



Busted. Okay, but you have to admit, a Cortina is a classic car.:thumbsup:

Not so hot a deal, but not because it's a Skoda.

You can easily get up to 20% discount on pre-facelift Octavia, and about 11% on facelifted ones
Cf drivethedeal.com

And Skodas are great cars. Everything (or just about) in them is VW-sourced.

Last review of the Skoda Superb (in Fifth Gear I think), it was compared to a Mercedes, and it came on top (including on build quality).

I'd compare a Skoda to other VAG brands, or Toyota, Honda... not to Vauxhall, or any French brand.
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