2019 Skoda Octavia RS245 Review | Owner’s Perspective

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2019 Skoda Octavia RS245 Mods list :

Electrical/Electronics -iroad power pack 6800ma -venom pandora VPR-4.6MKII DSP -venom VX 6.8PB slim active subwoofer -audible physics Avatar6.1 drivers -steelmate internal TPMS -ultragauge (previous) -Lufi gauge -ctek battery sense -Maxhaust sound stage 4 system plus extension

OEM add ons -bonnet insulator -inlet manifold cover -front and rear mud guards -boot cover under netting -boot cover under tray -ice scraper and first aid kit -monte carlo edition exhaust tips -monte carlo edition rear reflectors -monte carlo edition badges decals emblems

Engine hardware -IE Version 2, closed pod intake c/w CF cover -IE Version 1, open pod intake (previous) -VWR R600 air intake (previous) -VWR intake hose (previous) -VWR intake elbow -VWR turbo muffler delete -Turbosmart kompact plumb back DV -Integrated Engineering FDS intercooler c/w charge pipes -VWR Oil Managment Catch Can -VWR Oil Cooler Kit -iSweep MQB aluminium oil sump pan -CSF 7084 quad tube, triple pass radiator -RS3 coilpacks + RS7 spark plugs -CTS B-cool DSG Oil Filter Housing -VP racing stay frosty coolant

Handling hardware -Ohlins VWSMT21 -B12 sportline kit (previous) -Superpro ALOY0018 control arms -Superpro 24mm, and 22mm adjustable sway bars -Superpro front adjustable links -Superpro rear links (previous) -034 dogbone insert (previous) -VWR 6pot monobloc stage 3 big brake kit -OZ racing hyper GT HLT 18X8ET45 in star graphite -Bridgestone RE-71R -Hardrace tower struts -Revo full set engine mounts (previous) -Leyo chassis brace

Cosmetics -superskoda rear centre diffuser -Rear enlarged rotors. -Racingline engine oil cap -Racingline brake fluid tank cap -Racingline coolant tank cap -Racingline wiper wash tank cap -Racingline fuel cap

Software -Revo Stage 1 ECU Tune -TVS Stage 2+ DSG Tune

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Video Transcript

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whoops

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but wait there’s more

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hey what’s up guys here and today i am

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in the 2020 skoda octavia we are rs 245

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with adrian the owner

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beside me and we have his friend

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benjamin behind

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benjamin also drives an rs245 right so

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in singapore you can get the

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octavia in three different variants the

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ambition ambition plus and this is the

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highest end variant which is the rs245

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okay so the ambition and ambition plus

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comes with a regular 1.4 liter turbo

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engine about 150 horsepower

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whereas this rs245 comes with a 2 liter

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245 horsepower 370 newton meters of

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torque

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it does zero to 100 in 6.6 seconds front

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wheel drive

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and has the seven speed uh dsg

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transmission so mechanically this car is

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pretty similar to the volkswagen gti

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right

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yeah but it’s um you know quite i think

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about 40k

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cheaper than the gti uh speaking of uh

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cos

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the regular octavia costs about 103k

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whereas this rs245 starts at about 140 k

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so it’s a 37 000 premium for this

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highest end rs245 over the regular

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octavia okay but the good thing is that

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in this rs245 you get

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all the options you get in the ambition

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and ambition plus

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but you get some extras as well so some

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of the more notable ones are the spot

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suspension

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black design package rs uh upholstery of

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course because this is an rs245

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power front seats memory seats and

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ambient lighting all right so let’s get

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on straight to the review

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that’s your exhaust

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the surprise will come later all right

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so adrian you know tell us like why did

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you buy this car and why uh skoda

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specifically

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okay uh well what is my first car was

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actually the

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volkswagen jetta okay so coming from the

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volkswagen background yeah the 1.4

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jetta it was a single charge but i was

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pretty familiar with how volkswagen

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styles their vehicles and

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such okay and uh skoda being under the

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volkswagen group

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i’m pretty familiar with how it works

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the good point is the backbone engine

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where to get my car service if i really

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need to

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the the familiarity with volkswagen

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which is why i chose the skoda okay plus

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the fact that they were under

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scs now which is uh volkswagen singapore

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as well

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understood so uh you know if you don’t

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mind sharing how much do you

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pay for this car okay right when you

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bought it i paid

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100 i paid 127k

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okay that was after all the discounts in

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i traded in my

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bujata as well yeah so this was how long

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ago

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this was about one year eight months ago

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one year

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so how has your ownership experience

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been for one year

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so far pretty good huh lives up to y’all

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expected it lives up to my expectations

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because

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owning a volkswagen you shouldn’t have

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any

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and uh your mods list is actually quite

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long

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maybe you want to share with us like

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what mods you’ve done okay i’ll keep it

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simple

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and uh the main mods i did were

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primarily for

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engine reliability mainly the cooling

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mods

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intercooler oil cooler a bigger radiator

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yeah so these were my my main mod

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consideration

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basically what i wanted was a daily

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driver i could uh

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with minimal down time and some fun in

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the drive oh

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i almost ran over a squirrel oh

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seriously yeah

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okay sorry uh you’re saying yes so

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basically

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my mods were focused on uh cooling

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holding mods okay not not so much on

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power i wasn’t going for

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the kind of power that most folks were

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gonna go for stage 2 or 63

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okay so i was focusing on

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reliability and drivability

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understood maybe uh do you mind like

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just sharing some of the more

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prominent mods on this car oh okay the

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more

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prominent mods uh stage one

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definitely just to optimize the engine

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output

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again okay intercooler so right now this

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car is pushing out

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300 i would give it

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uh modest 280 horsepower but

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i think it should be a little more okay

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i mean we went for a dino before i think

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it turned out about 280

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30 okay and then uh yeah sorry here

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telling us about your mods

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the more prominent okay again i was

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pushing more towards drivability and

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handling and cooling cooling being the

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priority

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handling being the next so if i had a

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bunch of mods

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i had to put in order it would be the

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cooling mods

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and intake radiator

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intercooler and the rest will be on

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handling like

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you know robust full-size

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lower control arms links everything

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online suspension okay okay

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yeah tell us like what do you like about

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this rs245

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oh the the first thing that comes to

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mind is uh drivability you will not find

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a kind of handling in

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any other cars even even in stock form

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the handling of a volkswagen bbc

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is a lot pronounced sweeter

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and more fun compared to your regular

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toyota

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yeah actually i’m just driving around

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mount flavor now

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like the corners here not going too fast

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yeah quite planted yes and the steering

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is quite light also

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for car that’s so sporty okay one thing

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i did about the suspension is i got it

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corner waiter

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so it’s kind of optimized for the way i

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want to

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drive it putting the weight where i need

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it to be

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getting the preload done up yeah

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interesting

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okay and then what do you dislike

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about your car

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it’s a volkswagen i mean the regular

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things come out like reliability

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which is what i’m trying to prevent but

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someone

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so far no main issues i mean

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there was a thermostat housing but that

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was common among the higher performance

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volkswagen engines so it was to be

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expected yeah the handling is very

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shallow

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yes i i took

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quite a lot of effort to put the

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handling together

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so the difference is very big is it from

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stop end

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now it’s you could pretty much drive

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your eyes closed i want to pull it

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yeah very easy to drive and very fun as

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a yes yeah

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and this steering wheel reminds me of

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the volkswagen yeah the

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the main reasons because i do a lot of

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daily driving which

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explains my very high mileage so i mean

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i needed something to keep me

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focused on the road okay so then i think

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if a car is fun to drive

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you just enjoy yeah that’s true that’s

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true okay

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so let’s say you know someone is looking

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to get an rs245

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or volkswagen in general yeah do you

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have any advice for them

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my best advice to new owners coming from

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a japanese car

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whatever thoughts you had about that

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japanese car throw it out the window

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well a volkswagen-based vehicle is a

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truly different platform altogether

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i mean whatever you expect of your

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japanese car

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you won’t find it on a volkswagen

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a japanese car is more focused towards

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daily reliability getting you from point

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a to point b

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for a volkswagen based car

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it’s getting you a to b in the most fun

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way possible

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okay maybe do you mind just sharing a

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bit about some people who are looking to

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get volkswagen right they are

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very concerned about you know

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maintenance and reliability you have

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anything to share

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maintenance wise it isn’t much

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any much different from any japanese car

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i mean i’m most of you guys who

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come from a japanese car here people say

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contika

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cost might be more expensive not

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necessarily true

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because everything you hear is based on

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somebody’s talk to somebody

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do your own research go around ask

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people who actually own one

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yeah they are very important yeah and

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then you’ll get the true picture of

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owning one okay okay but even do you

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have anything

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i i also came from a japanese car okay

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which held

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it uh actually my car is quite rare it

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uh the mazda cx-7 is the 2.3 turbo

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oh so yeah i think it’s you literally

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don’t

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see it on the road yeah yeah the one is

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a suv

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okay about the stock 230 over house oh

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so it’s like the forester of them

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that one i tuned it up to 290. so uh

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yeah but reliability really had a lot of

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issues

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so i changed this actually and so far um

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no no no complaints really no complaints

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how long have you enjoyed the car

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very much okay your rs245 has you’ve

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been

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owning it uh you’ve only for quite a

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while so about a year or one year yeah

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very fun car to drive overall it’s very

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enjoyable yeah

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okay do you think it’s value for money

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oh definitely yeah

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why are actually selling points right

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yeah so one of the key selling points is

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like the the bang for buck

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everybody is always on it uh and

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i think it won some awards also uh yeah

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i think so

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yeah i think the you in europe also they

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won some awards in

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korea unfortunately um i think in some

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countries it’s not really

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um well known yet yeah so hopefully like

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singapore

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singapore um yeah

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i’m still i’m seeing more and more

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yeah and and basically it’s you know

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basic volkswagen

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i think i don’t really think there’s

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much difference except for the batch

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yeah yeah some trivia wise there are

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actually some seed models made in the

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skoda factory

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oh okay one of them is the ethica repeat

0:11:38.800,0:11:42.160
yeah okay sorry yeah okay so can you

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like

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you know plug and play parts from

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volkswagen okay

0:11:45.680,0:11:49.200
okay not an issue as long as it’s a

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volkswagen but

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it’ll fit somewhere all right

0:11:52.320,0:11:58.720
if i want to round out this car it’s

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taller bhp oh yes

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four doors and a very huge boot

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practically uh practicality and power

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so this is like the sort of the m3

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of skoda

0:12:17.440,0:12:20.480
yeah okay okay do you guys have anything

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else you want to share

0:12:20.480,0:12:26.720
you guys or anything about you know

0:12:23.440,0:12:26.720
skoda or volkswagen

0:12:26.800,0:12:31.600
not really not not really i mean just

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buy with confidence uh

0:12:31.600,0:12:35.200
yeah if you’re not so particular on the

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bachelor to be to be honest yeah

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it’s not a brand thing it came from

0:12:36.800,0:12:40.160
volkswagen that’s true that’s true

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but i mean if you are getting more or

0:12:40.160,0:12:43.600
less the same car at a cheaper price why

0:12:42.000,0:12:45.680
not right correct

0:12:43.600,0:12:47.040
okay all right that’s about it for this

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review guys thank you so much for

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watching hope you enjoyed it and i’ll

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see you guys in the next video

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