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    #16
    /\ get the fuck out.


    id go a superb wagon, 2017-8 model, so should have 5yr warranty. tdi dsg is a great choice, but the 206tsi is basically a comfy golf r.
    Originally posted by Marv
    Only be concerned if that Dunning-Kruger Motorsports bloke is there and goes all Captain Damphands McGigglefingers on you after a couple of lemon squashes....


    I'M NOT A HOOKER BUT 20 BUCKS IS 20 BUCKS...

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      #17
      We have a Passat (Yeah, not Skoda but similar) wagon 125 TDI DSG. Great things, got ours 7 years old 2nd hand. Nopics loves it and mobs of space, this is after coming from Ford Territory, so other than the 7th seat thing, they have enough room for pretty much all you need to carry, which in her case seems to be heaps. Octavia a little smaller I believe. Superb a little bigger, especially if you like rear leg room. We are averaging a bit under 6L/100 around town according to latest least company fuel stats I got today. So if you do 25000km plus per year like the nopics does, they are a good thing. 350 Nm or torque, so no shortage of punch up to 140 when overtaking in country. Little soft in the suspension and steering for mine, but otherwise nothing I'd change. DSG works very well, better that Getrag DSG in my other car. Smooth normally and very quick to shift when you want it to be.


      Hard to know that to replace it with that will be better for us when lease runs out next year.

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        #18
        Had a Passat rental and hated the DSG and the slabby front seats but otherwise seemed a good thing.
        For larger AWD wagons Iím still thinking of a ZB commodore/Calais.

        Subaruís are fine, just slow in NA form.
        Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


        Originally posted by seedyrom
        my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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          #19
          We have a Skoda kodiaq sportline. Fucking amazing car, you can see why Skoda have such a loyal following.
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            #20
            Used to sometimes drive the boss's i30cw manual turbo diesel wagon at my old job, thing was a hoot and loved to light up the tyres. Cruised well on the freeway too.

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              #21
              Originally posted by Sloth View Post
              /\ get the fuck out.


              id go a superb wagon, 2017-8 model, so should have 5yr warranty. tdi dsg is a great choice, but the 206tsi is basically a comfy golf r.
              bought the superb sportline wagon in march, i wouldn't call it a small wagon, especially on the inside, rear area is huge as is rear seat area. cannot fault it so far

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                #22
                Test drove the Kodiaq recently for the old girl nearly bought it for us.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Jim View Post
                  Skoda seems to be better than vw.
                  A friend has a wagon and she adores it. Iíd say go for it.
                  Two of my cycling tragic friends bought Skodas presumably because of all the advertising in cycling telecasts etc.
                  Both have had no end of problems.
                  Both bought another Skoda anyway.

                  facepalm.jpg

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Captain_Slow View Post
                    Two of my cycling tragic friends bought Skodas presumably because of all the advertising in cycling telecasts etc.
                    Both have had no end of problems.
                    Both bought another Skoda anyway.

                    facepalm.jpg
                    What year & specific models?
                    Pain is temporary, quitting is forever - Lance Armstrong (drug cheat)

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Jim View Post
                      Had a Passat rental and hated the DSG and the slabby front seats but otherwise seemed a good thing.
                      For larger AWD wagons Iím still thinking of a ZB commodore/Calais.

                      Subaruís are fine, just slow in NA form.
                      we are starting to see a lot of issues with sub 3 year old subarus, cvt's failing, and engines smoking and failing well within warranty. doesnt bode well for out of warranty. fuel economy isnt good either.

                      zb is a great place to be and id say at the top end of the class. the issue is that the very top is a world away.
                      Originally posted by Marv
                      Only be concerned if that Dunning-Kruger Motorsports bloke is there and goes all Captain Damphands McGigglefingers on you after a couple of lemon squashes....


                      I'M NOT A HOOKER BUT 20 BUCKS IS 20 BUCKS...

                      robslothyoung - follow me on insta.

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                        #26
                        Colleague has a Subaru (Outback?), and his CVT was at the shop repeatedly for issues too. Wouldn't be touching anything from VAG, ie Skoda, VW, Audi etc

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                          #27
                          New(ish) VAG product wouldn't bother me from a reliability perspective, unless I was planning on keeping it over 10 years.
                          Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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                            #28
                            I have a customer with a diesel Cruze with 180K on the clock.

                            Only time it's had work done outside of servicing, is to have the standard full engine reseal. And it still leaks. But they're happy with it.

                            Cars are thowaways now, and warranty work is just part of the ownership experience. I think mid-'90s to mid-'00s Jap cars were the pinnicle of automotive reliability. I'd have hated to own a euro prior to then.
                            Originally posted by brewdles
                            In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by rolin7 View Post
                              What year & specific models?
                              The troublesome cars were both Octavias IIRC. Not sure exactly what year but 13-14ish.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by Bob Vegana. View Post
                                I have a customer with a diesel Cruze with 180K on the clock.

                                Only time it's had work done outside of servicing, is to have the standard full engine reseal. And it still leaks. But they're happy with it.

                                Cars are thowaways now, and warranty work is just part of the ownership experience. I think mid-'90s to mid-'00s Jap cars were the pinnicle of automotive reliability. I'd have hated to own a euro prior to then.
                                Mum just had to replace the alternator in her '88 626.
                                First time it ever broke down on the road.

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