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Skoda Octavia 2020 MK4 Buyers guide inc. VRS

OK, so it’s only been 3 days since Skoda unveiled the mighty MK4 2020 Octavia but is it too soon to start the second in our line up of Octavia buyers guides? It’s still early days so you’ll have to

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Volkswagen, Audi & Skoda issues DGS recall over “production fault”

Volkswagen Group Australia has issued a recall for up to 80,000 vehicles over dangerous DSG gearbox failures. An issue with the pressure accumulator could cause loss of hydraulic pressure in the automatic gearbox system, leaving it essentially stuck in neutral.

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VW Skoda Seat Audi DSG Gear selector switch failure “Error: Workshop!… lever is in position P.” Fault 617752 / P173400

I’ve been covering the Skoda Octavia MK3 VRS in some detail of late, with our Skoda MK3 VRS buyers guide proving to be very popular. Apart from water pump issues on early cars, the Mk3 VRS seems to have stood

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Skoda Octavia MK4 spotted

Make no mistake. I love the Skoda Octavia. Having owned my Mk3 VRS for nearly 5 years, I’ve been keen to jump the mess that was the double headlight Mk3 facelift in favour of the upcoming Mk4. These pictures (Thanks

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The VW DIESELGATE emissions fix survey results are in after 3000 responses

Its been over two years since we invited owners affected by the VW Emissions fix to fill out our VW Emissions Fix survey, after a whopping 3,041 responses – the final results are in. Before we dive into the details,

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How to reset the inspection / service warning on the Skoda Octavia Mk3 iii inc VRS

If like me you’ve been nagged by the service / inspection warning on the dash of your Skoda Octavia MK3, you’ll have been reaching out for a solution from Google. Hopefully, you’ve ended up here in the hope for an

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Skoda Octavia VRS Petrol and diesel MK3 / FL buyers guide <2013

With prices of the mighty MK3 Octavia VRS becoming more affordable every day, the market for arguably the UK’s best value fast family mover has grown exponentially.  From the forecourt, the VRS retails around £26k before you bolt on a

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