Since then I've seen a Facelift Octavia vRS Hatch in Race Blue and it caught my attention a lot more than my car. Not as many toys as Mazda's Sport trim as standard (unless its been specced up) but thought it was very nice, and as much as I love the Mazda as its is a stunning car, it just makes me feel a little too grown up and executive whereas the Octavia is slightly smaller being based on the Golf chassis and maintains a more raw sportier look, but without looking chavvy and has made me think maybe I'm not ready to grow up yet.
I don't know why I discounted the Octavia before, think it was partly because I was desperate to find a new car and the Mazda was an early contender, and I'm ashamed to admit I listened too much to peers dismissing the Skoda badge, which I now regret doing as I discounted a fantastic car in the Octavia.
I've found myself casually browsing Autotrader looking for a facelift vRS. The best contender so far is this one as it has a lot of the toys. Only problem is I'd have to take a Â£2249 loss on the cost I paid for mine only a month ago, as this garage can only offer me trade in value (as would most), which means I'd still end up owing them Â£1245 to swap with a car thats worth Â£1000 less than what I paid for mine.
That would turn into an expensive regret / change of mind, so as much as I'd like the vRS I think the sensible thing to do is stick with the Mazda for a while ....
Edited by Craigy1D, 10 November 2011 - 22:20.