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All change

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Fri May 13, 2016 5:20 pm

So the boring little French thing went on Wednesday to the nice people who want any car, and today this arrived:

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Then this afternoon I was reunited with the yellow peril, not quite as yellow as before, sniff ... but much shinier and less flakiness:

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so quite a day, really! :mrgreen:
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Re: All change

Postby Horse » Fri May 13, 2016 7:46 pm

Are you going to go all Ben Hur, one foot on each? :)
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Re: All change

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Fri May 13, 2016 7:47 pm

No, but I may have a bit more trouble deciding which to take, now :)
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Re: All change

Postby akirk » Fri May 13, 2016 9:16 pm

Well, as someone who has a skoda of that era in that colour I thoroughly approve! Will be interesting to compare the vrs and scout - which is lower power but 4x4

But.....
Your Porsche wheels....

Noooooooooooo!

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Re: All change

Postby Imsensible » Fri May 13, 2016 10:26 pm

A Skoda Octopus VRS (Visually Really Sombre). ;)

I do like that shade of blue though. That Porch would look really good in that colour. :D

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Re: All change

Postby Horse » Sat May 14, 2016 8:29 am

Imsensible wrote:A Skoda Octopus VRS (Visually Really Sombre). ;)

I do like that shade of blue though. That Porch would look really good in that colour. :D


So would a Fewawi, for anyone who knows the old joke :)
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Re: All change

Postby angus » Sat May 14, 2016 10:25 am

Are they the same wheels on the Porker?

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Re: All change

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Sat May 14, 2016 10:37 am

Same wheels, silver because the two-tone yellow / silver was too hard / expensive to reproduce but the yellow was flaking and / because corrosion was setting in on some of the spokes and I didn't want it getting any worse.

VRS - yes can see the point - I think the intention is for it to look macho and mean. Either way it's still a hell of a lot of car for the money.

My porch is a brick arch with the lower half rendered, so I'm not sure metallic blue would really suit it ;)
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Re: All change

Postby Synchromesh » Sat May 14, 2016 11:41 am

Good moves on both counts.

I haven't driven the new shape Octavia vRS yet, but I drove the previous generation car last week and really enjoyed it. Assuming yours in the diesel?

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Re: All change

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Sat May 14, 2016 2:24 pm

Yes. Economy over fun, because it's the work car and it needs to earn its living on business journeys. The mileage rates as published by HMRC now are cut to the bone, so petrol probably wouldn't cut it. I haven't driven it more than 2 miles myself, but I'll post something when I have. Initial impression is - wow, this is big, and lots of toys. Goes well when you press harder on the loud pedal, very refined and gentle with less pressure :)
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