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26-02-2012, 11:22   #1
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Im Thinking of buying a 2010 Skoda Octavia 1.8 tsi petrol model early next year. So more a less I will be buying a 3 year old 1.8 petrol ( so should pick it up cheap enough )

Will have to probably buy in UK or the North as feck all of them here.

I do 7000 miles a year in mainly start/stop city traffic

I like my bit of acceleration which is why I'm picking this car, also, the way money issues are, I like the idea of not spending loads of money on a car with a similar engine but a different badge........Audi, Honda etc............but then will sacrifice looks, resale or whatever ; )

I Would hold on to the car for 3 years.
So in 2016, I will be trying to sell a 6 year old 1.8 petrol Octavia

If selling private, will I be able to sell this car at all in 2016 ?

If to a garage, Am I going to loose a lot of money with depreciation ?

Thoughts ?
Am I mad to be buying this size petrol engine.
It seems that Ireland is just veering more and more towards diesels and in 2016, this will probably be more so.

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26-02-2012, 11:43   #2
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For the start stop driving petrol is the way to go . Unless a hybrid is in your budget .
The Skoda is a fine looking car and the way things are going you should pick one up fairly cheaply .
The diesels seem to be giving a lot of trouble in short journeys and start stop commuting .
Sure go for it .. After all petrol and diesel cost pretty much the same at the pump and if your stuck in traffic the mpg won't make that much of a difference .
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Ok, but will I be able to sell a 6 year old 1.8 petrol in 2016 ?

Or will people just not touch it with a barge pole !
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26-02-2012, 20:22   #4
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Ok, but will I be able to sell a 6 year old 1.8 petrol in 2016 ?

Or will people just not touch it with a barge pole !
You'd swear it was a 4.2V8 in that Skoda not a 1.8tsi...

Wouldn't worry about it, buy the car you like, drive it and worry about resale values when the time comes!
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Thoughts ?
Am I mad to be buying this size petrol engine.
Do you mean so small ? .
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Ok, but will I be able to sell a 6 year old 1.8 petrol in 2016 ?

Or will people just not touch it with a barge pole !
Don't worry about it. By 2016 the only vehicles in popular demand will be a) the Honda 50 and b) the Kawasaki Kz1000 with Hatchet-Holster, a la the Toecutter.

Seriously - you're over-thinking this. Just get the car you like and quit fretting.
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26-02-2012, 21:13   #7
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I'm laughing at the replies here

I suppose yee are right, im probably being anal and over thinking this way too much ; )
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Do you mean so small ? .

now now : ))
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Hopefully with the Euro 6 emission regs the arse will have fallen out of the diesel bubble a bit by 2016. It's only a matter of time before the motor tax changes to screw the diesel masses too.

Enjoy your purchase.
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Hopefully with the Euro 6 emission regs the arse will have fallen out of the diesel bubble a bit by 2016. It's only a matter of time before the motor tax changes to screw the diesel masses too.

Enjoy your purchase.

thanks mailforkev

yeah, it just seems that diesels are taking over entirely in Ireland lately. Im sure a few unsuspecting people must be getting hit by DPF issues. e.g. people that bought a diesel " run around" car because of cheap tax etc.

Do yee think the way things are going that diesel will overtake the price of petrol, I know it has already in a handful of stations but I mean overall
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............. im probably being anal and over thinking this way too much ; )
8 threads in a months, nah
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Just buy this and be done with it. It's got low miles and I'm sure there's a bit of bargaining to be done on that price too.

I know it's older but it's going to be worth sfa anyway if you want to protect yourself as much as possible.

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8 threads in a months, nah
And that's only on boards...

OP, you are over-thinking this way too much. There are also 1.4tsi's available here that aren't that bad in terms of performance. It's a poor purchase imo, a vRS petrol would be a better buy from a resale point of view and the difference in running costs would be minimal.

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Rover James, EPM.

Fair enough, Hands up, guilty as charged.
Your right, I am over thinking, ill leave it go now

Apologies for clogging up boards
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Rover James, EPM.

Fair enough, Hands up, guilty as charged.
Your right, I am over thinking, ill leave it go now

Apologies for clogging up boards
Not meant like that at all!

Sometimes if you think too much about a potential purpose it slows you down if anything
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Not meant like that at all!

Sometimes if you think too much about a potential purpose it slows you down if anything

oh ok

But I have a habit of over thinking stuff and always do loads or research before buying anything..........especially when im spending a nice few pound, you know the way things are now.


So you would get the 2.0 VRS petrol as opposed to the 1.8 TSI
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