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nokivasara July 25th, 2016 08:17

2008 Skoda Octavia 4x4 TDI (RRP)
 
I bought a new car today :)

It's a Skoda Octy TDI 4x4 with rough road package, ie steel belly pan and some sturdy protective shields underneath the body and control arms and a bit more ground clearance. I think it's as tall as a Scout.
230k km, everything seems to be in good order I think.
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...psdx3q6iqo.jpg
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...pss4bm4gkr.jpg

bobt2382 July 25th, 2016 09:00

Nice! !

brnsgrbr July 25th, 2016 18:24

Sweet


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GetMore July 25th, 2016 19:26

I am envious. I wish we had something like that here.

nokivasara July 28th, 2016 06:06

Installed my Led spot lights today, they are mounted on a plate that's attached between the license plate and the bumper, that's the standard way of mounting auxiliary lights up here.
Normally there is a cross member behind the bumper but the Skoda has nothing, there's a huge gap to the beam so I used 8 M5 screws and nyloc nut with large washers, pretty sure it will do.
Did not notice that the first pic was so blurry, sorry for that. At that point the plate is mounted with 4 screws, then I put the remaining 4 through the license plate holder/frame and the light mounting plate.
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...pssbkt4d0k.jpg
Next pic is just a test how the lights looks, the plate is screwed with self tapping screws here, this was before pic 1:
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...pswvkwakju.jpg
Almost done, not wired in yet. Will probably have to add some support bars to the top of the lights.
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...psxvk4twkf.jpg
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...psqdez7fqu.jpg

nokivasara September 5th, 2016 00:07

We just got back from a road trip, didn't take many pictures but got a few nice ones (of my car :cool:)
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...psq8zztjcx.jpg
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...pswtq8av6q.jpg
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...psv1o2u4vl.jpg
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...psfnmqeyva.jpg
First trip with my new Octavia, went really well but the rough road package with added ride height and beefier suspension does make the suspension a bit too hard, especially with 17" wheels. I think I'll change to 16" next year.
I got 40 mpg on this trip, I think it's ok considering it's a 4x4 and the roads weren't flat.
It does regen pretty often, the PO had a very short commute and probably got a lot of interrupted regens. There's no DPF warning light lit so I hope it will be able to burn off enough ash eventually that I don't have to clean/replace the DPF.

FordGuy100 September 5th, 2016 18:18

I wish we could get those here!

MP517PRCT September 9th, 2016 09:10

That is awesome! Almost everything I want in a vehicle... Diesel engine, check.... manual transmission, check.... 4 wheel drive, check... good fuel economy, check.... interior room, check! what's not to love???

Why do the marketing geniuses in this country insist on pushing gas guzzling SUVs for soccer moms (no manual, no diesel, poor fuel economy) or little clown cars for teenagers (no diesel, no 4WD, no interior room) on consumers here.

If this type of car was available in the US, I would sell my 09 JSW TDI, 06 Jeep Liberty 3.7L Gas, and my 05.5 Jetta TDI in a heartbeat, and buy two of them!!!

da.hs September 11th, 2016 10:38

Would be a near perfect work car for me, if available.. ah well, time to load up the 4Runner. Out of curiosity: is it full time 4WD or switchable?

nokivasara September 12th, 2016 08:56

It is a full time 4wd, a 2nd generation Haldex. From 2009 and onwards they have Haldex gen 4 which is a proactive rather than reactive like the gen 2. That means that in my car, when starting from standstill, the front wheels have to slip before any power is transfered to the rear wheels, where as the gen 4 starts in 4wd mode.
I think that's how they work, but haven't researched it so I'm not 100% sure.

nokivasara September 16th, 2016 09:22

Swapped the spotlights to a led light bar, it's a 75w cree bar. Not as bright but better than with just the stock lights, that's for sure.
On our Golf I put a light bar inside the lower grille, on this I mounted it as high as possible.

http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...psmsszuwvz.jpg

nokivasara November 3rd, 2016 08:54

It's winter again!
The rough road package and 4x4 really is nice to have, this is where I work :)

http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...psudfxwrrs.jpg

bobt2382 November 3rd, 2016 15:09

Nice. I see you work in the center of town, lol. Keep the pictures coming!!

HBarlow November 3rd, 2016 15:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by MP517PRCT (Post 5139643)
That is awesome! Almost everything I want in a vehicle... Diesel engine, check.... manual transmission, check.... 4 wheel drive, check... good fuel economy, check.... interior room, check! what's not to love???

Why do the marketing geniuses in this country insist on pushing gas guzzling SUVs for soccer moms (no manual, no diesel, poor fuel economy) or little clown cars for teenagers (no diesel, no 4WD, no interior room) on consumers here.

If this type of car was available in the US, I would sell my 09 JSW TDI, 06 Jeep Liberty 3.7L Gas, and my 05.5 Jetta TDI in a heartbeat, and buy two of them!!!

It's not "marketing geniuses" who are responsible for those decisions. It's government that overregulates and taxes diesels and simple minded American buyers who think diesel engines are evil and prefer gasoline engines and electric go carts.

nokivasara November 5th, 2016 08:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobt2382 (Post 5170485)
Nice. I see you work in the center of town, lol. Keep the pictures coming!!

Yeah, I have a low-stress environment to work in! Unless you get wound up by having wolves and bear around you :D
I'm a forester, this was the scenery I got to spend my day in yesterday:
http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...psbqwpcd6x.jpg


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