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Love the colour..... wim blue :whistle: ...... Gutted about the wheel but at some point it would happen you've just got it out of the way early.

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Looks lovely, that is a great colour, particularly in the sun. Shame about the wheel but I wouldn't let it get you down, surely a refurb would be sufficient and won't need a new wheel?

 

When I returned to the car, someone had scraped a vehicle all down the side of it and driven off.

 

That is disgusting, and on a brand new car makes it even worse.

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It's not the end of the world , just annoying .

 

At least it was me that did it and not someone else , people just don't have respect anymore . I once had the drivers door of my car kicked in by a petulant teenager , couldn't do anything about it and the car was mint , like Sagitar I still seeth about it 25 years on

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The silvery bit is actually raised up by a mm or so and Ive ground that off

 

I think some time with a dremmel and some touch up will hide it well

 

I enjoyed playing with the lane assist on the way home , good system

 

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Can't see the vid at work but assume it's one of those systems that adjusts the steering to keep the car within the white lines?

 

If so didn't realise you could get stuff like that on cars like this, very cool :)

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yes gently steers the car back on track , quite a few cool features , still finding them

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Drove one of those new Volvos last week with adaptive cruise control. I love the way it brakes for you. After a while I put it to the test and followed a car off the motorway down the slip road to the roundabout. It slowed me down and brought me to a stand still behind the car in front without me even touching the brake pedal!!!

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That's an option on these , think it's £350.

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Modern technology is great but doesn't features like these take away the enjoyment of driving?

 

The wheel doesn't look too bad, at least it's not on the spokes!

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Modern technology is great but doesn't features like these take away the enjoyment of driving?

 

I don't really enjoy driving on motorways, personally I'd love to have adaptive cruise on motorway journeys. I'm also less bothered by the awful driving of others as well when I'm not the one having to brake and accelerate each time :)

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True motorway driving isn't great. I assume you can turn these features on and off? What I hate about my cruise control is having to keep setting it all the time after braking (I know that's normal) when there's abit of traffic and you get middle lane hoggers and slow drivers! I take it the adaptive version slows and speeds the car up accordingly?

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True motorway driving isn't great. I assume you can turn these features on and off? What I hate about my cruise control is having to keep setting it all the time after braking (I know that's normal) when there's abit of traffic and you get middle lane hoggers and slow drivers! I take it the adaptive version slows and speeds the car up accordingly?

 

Yep they can all be switched off if required, our Merc has normal cruise so have to do the same thing of switching it on and off, would be so much easier if it was adaptive!

 

Exactly that, the adaptive cruise uses radar to adjust your speed depending on what's in front. Have tried it a few times and it's such a great feature.

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You just flick resume if you brake , its only one button :)

 

The radar thing is a bit unsightly imo on the Octavia and being a little ocd i can imagine it as a fly funnel in the summer !

 

 

 

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Great feature to have though but it would take me a little time to get used to it....... And i said it before and i'll say it again i love the colour.

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First clean , snow foamed , shampoo'ed , polished with Car Pro Reflect, wiped down to Envy Filler Killer to decontamiate and then coated with Cquartz , then Reload

 

Has to cure for 24 hours now :(

 

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some pics of the variable boot floor , makes the loading platform flat

 

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No excuse not the de-ice the car , there is a scraper behind the fuel flap

 

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Good job, the more I look at Skoda's the more I like them, they got the styling right :)

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Only you could make a new car shine better :rolleyes: ..... I love the ice scrapper idea, how brilliant is that.

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Nice work!  you can see the reflection of the floor on the rear bumper so clearly!

 

I thought that too, looks like a mirror!

 

Nice idea with the ice scraper, simple but so handy if required.

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Had to leave it to cure and not get wet so gave it another coat of reload this morning , couldnt resist another pic

 

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Never heard of that before, sounds interesting. Is it as resilient as it suggests? And does it require special care to maintain it or does it mean you can be less fussy about the washing process?

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