Author Topic: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI  (Read 5923 times)

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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #70 on: 17 March 2021, 11:44 »
Is it just me or does that photo show that Skoda with a Mk7.5 style AID rather than the glitzy Mk8 one?

It may well be a slightly lower grade version. Hardware looks more like the one from the Tiguan / Polo to me but with different software. However not having had chance to see it in the metal i'm not really sure.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #71 on: 17 March 2021, 14:30 »
I quite like the fluffy dash insert.
I quite like the Octy vRS seats too.
There are quite a lot of things I quite like about the Octavia interior tbf.
It’s also quite nice looking outside.

It’s just too darn big a car. Way too big for me.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #72 on: 17 March 2021, 14:32 »
I quite like the fluffy dash insert.
I quite like the Octy vRS seats too.
There are quite a lot of things I quite like about the Octavia interior tbf.
It’s also quite nice looking outside.

It’s just too darn big a car. Way too big for me.

Thought you were writing a limerick there  :laugh:

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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #73 on: 17 March 2021, 14:40 »
Bugger, I missed adding the rhyme on the end!  :grin:

I quite like the fluffy dash insert.
I quite like the Octy vRS seats too.
There are quite a lot of things I quite like about the Octavia interior.
It’s also quite nice looking outside, but I don’t have a dog to take for a long distance poo.


Take two...  :whistle:
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #74 on: 17 March 2021, 14:50 »
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #75 on: 17 March 2021, 15:25 »
I quite like the fluffy dash insert.
I quite like the Octy vRS seats too.
There are quite a lot of things I quite like about the Octavia interior tbf.
It’s also quite nice looking outside.

It’s just too darn big a car. Way too big for me.

From my experience the extra size is felt through the longer wheelbase. So while the front end is still quite short and pointy like the Golf, it doesn't feel quite as nimble. On a straight road though it's only really when you look in your mirrors that you realise just how long it is.
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Re: Octavia vRS vs Mk 8 Golf GTI
« Reply #76 on: 17 March 2021, 15:48 »
Ok if we are getting all arty farty.... Haiku time:

Fluffy dash insert
Shiny buttons gleam in Spring
Not like mark eight golf
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