They are very good, comfy seats, go over 60 mph without music on and you can hear everything, wind noise, road noise, cars going the other way, it gets so noisy that at that speed you cant hear the indicators ticking. Absolutely no rattles and everything seems well made, it is rock hard plastic though!
A couple of things that put me off the Skoda was that firstly the dealership was full of the elderly and on the way to the Mitsubishi dealer I saw loads of Octavia taxis.
It was a lovely shade of blue though and had that lovely big touch screen radio that Skoda and Volkswagen share, it also had a boot button on the key, for me it really is the little things that make a big difference.
Heh, don't let that put you off - all the Octavia Taxis are boring, Diesel death-mobiles....nothing like my VRS!
And if the VRS is good enough for loads of Police Forces to endorse them as effective Traffic Pusuit Cars, then that's good enough for me!
I do like that metallic blue colour too - lovely!
I'll give you an example of the Skoda thing...
A couple of years ago, I had to sell my 911 due to financial grief. My girlfriend loved my Porker, and going out in it for some spanking drives and fast Pistonheads runs.
I had a couple of grand to buy another car with after selling the Porsche and paying off the balance of the finance.
I picked up my VRS, and when she first saw it, she hated it. 'Urgh' she said - 'my Grandad's got a Skoda like this too! It's horrible!'
(Her Grandad's is a Diesel Octavia Estate by the way)
Anyway I had mine re-mapped, fitted uprated suspension and brakes, with braided brake lines, and new suspension bushes with uprated anti-roll bars.
The re-map alone gives it a whole new personality - it digs in, accelerates and pulls like a b
d posessed right into the redline in every gear...
I took her out down one of our favourite A roads that we sometimes used to spank the Porsche down. And ok - of course, I admit that the Skoda is not quite up to haring down the road with quite the same level of commitment and performance as the Porsche - but I'll say this, it's not a million miles away!
Shortly after that - she looked across at me from the passenger seat with a face of increduluity - and she said 'bloody hell, it's like a flippin racing car in disguise, isn't it?'
She now loves the stealthy 'Grandad looks - with surprising performance' idea of my 5 door hatchback, lol!