Thought I would do a report One year down the road, and 10,600 miles in one year and one month!
My 1.2TSI replaced a 6-year-old VRS that had done 60K and simply thought it was time to change and had a really good deal. So I went from a 130bhp and bags of torque down to 105hp and far less grunt. The power loss was something that concerned me but a year on a time for reflection!
The deal I had included 3 years free servicing ( for what it s worth) and apart from tyres I do not expect any outlay. The fronts are about half worn and the rears still like new, Dunlops. Will swop them around next month. Something always done as get a real deal buying four at one time.
The TSi engine is really very very sweet. It potters around and in town I have not missed that 1.9 lump. I have however missed it on the longer trips such as 200-mile hop across country. The TSI will motor along all day long at legal speeds and still have some for a bit of overtaking, but nothing like the old vRS. Bear in mind the number of times I do that sort of trip, no issue I guess.
I was disappointed in the MPG. I had hoped for mid 40,s. Never get near that, always low 40?s on a run, and high 30;s MPG pottering around at home. The official figures are to me, are unachievable.
I read a few reports about oil use. Mine has not moved a drop on the dip stick.
I have the red and black roof one, and everyone tells me what a nice looking car it is, I do feel it is a bit of a sheep in wolves clothing.
Mine came with a few extras, the Bluetooth telephone kit, which is great. I miss the cruise control I had on my previous Skoda?s and this is something I might well add in the coming months as a retro fit.
I was tempted and thought about the vRS but have too much of a hit so this will stay with me for certainly 3 years.
The old DPF stopped me going down the oil burner route with the type of driving I do, I would be worrying about the thing.
Looking at the car as a whole I am pleased with it, and would do it again. It is good value when you compare with the same engine as say a polo
Edited by Trotts, 29 July 2013 - 19:26.