Anyone else owned from new?

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Anyone else owned from new?

Post by S3ADF » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:37 pm

Hi All

As per the title, I'm always interested to know how many of these glorious cars have only seen one owner. As for mine, coming up for nineteen years in my ownership having driven it out of the showroom brand new. Still puts the same smile on my face now as it did back then :D

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Post by steve2003rs6 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:30 pm

Not me. I have owned mine since 2012 when it was 9 years old.

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Post by Weiß-sechs » Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:40 pm

S3ADF wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:37 pm
Hi All

As per the title, I'm always interested to know how many of these glorious cars have only seen one owner. As for mine, coming up for nineteen years in my ownership having driven it out of the showroom brand new. Still puts the same smile on my face now as it did back then :D
Well done! That's true commitment :thumbs:

How's ownership been overall? Any of the usual issues over the years? DRC, TC etc.? How many miles covered?

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Post by S3ADF » Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:21 pm

I hope I'm not tempting fate here but my ownership experience has been pretty routine.

Replaced the alternator at 47k miles, still on DRC but with routine shock replacements (although still have one original shock on the car!) and 70,500 miles on the clock.

No problems with the TC (fingers crossed) and only one flush of the gearbox in nineteen years. I've always aimed to keep the car as close to factory standard as possible and fortunately have found all the right people to help me to achieve that.

Hoping for many more years of smiling behind the wheel :D

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Post by hahnmgh63 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:23 pm

Over here in the Colonies, owned mine since new. Was a custom order by another individual in Polar White, he backed out before delivery and it sat on the lot for a couple of months and I got it with urS6 trade-in and a little discount since it had been sitting.

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Re: Anyone else owned from new?

Post by Gregstv » Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:27 am

No chance I could afford one when they were new. $225,000 when new here in Australia. The C8 start around $285,000

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Re: Anyone else owned from new?

Post by Foxmeister » Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:56 am

Owned mine since 2018 and its around the 97K mark now

Owning from new would be a benefit as im pretty finicky with repairs etc so you would know who to have fix bits or what has been done etc at least, i have a few issues as anyone would with a 20yr old car but im clearing them up one by one now, although a recent brake fail is now testing my patience

In keeping with the thread, i ordered a new Octavia VRS this year though, due to be delivered in Mar23

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Post by Lander91 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:13 am

Foxmeister wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:56 am


In keeping with the thread, i ordered a new Octavia VRS this year though, due to be delivered in Mar23
The iV hybrid version?

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Post by Capt Ric » Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:25 pm

3rd owner from new, had it 10 years, 50,000 miles. Very Reliable. 3 cambelt changes & 3 gearbox services, DRC all good. Approaching 80,000 miles.
Best car ever.

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Re: Anyone else owned from new?

Post by Foxmeister » Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:19 am

Lander91 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:13 am
Foxmeister wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:56 am


In keeping with the thread, i ordered a new Octavia VRS this year though, due to be delivered in Mar23
The iV hybrid version?
No, went for the 2.0 petrol 245, not quite sure of the hybrid etc

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Re: Anyone else owned from new?

Post by Lander91 » Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:12 pm

Foxmeister wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:19 am
Lander91 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:13 am
Foxmeister wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:56 am


In keeping with the thread, i ordered a new Octavia VRS this year though, due to be delivered in Mar23
The iV hybrid version?
No, went for the 2.0 petrol 245, not quite sure of the hybrid etc
Yes! Nice one. The iV version is a wet bus ticket.

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Re: Anyone else owned from new?

Post by Foxmeister » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:42 am

Lander91 wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:12 pm
Foxmeister wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:19 am
Lander91 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:13 am


The iV hybrid version?
No, went for the 2.0 petrol 245, not quite sure of the hybrid etc
Yes! Nice one. The iV version is a wet bus ticket.
That was my concern, i'll stick with old tech still for now, i think the battery car industry wont last anyway as it doesn't seem viable, hydrogen might be the next one coming along

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