- Jun 9, 2019
I think they’re nice. Obviously the same seat but trimmed differently. They’re a bit more striking I think.
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Facelift Octavia maybe, but the pre facelift and superb look really smart.What VAG took away in external styling, gave them back internally
I honestly have to admit, the VRS in estate form in that almost matte grey was tempting!Facelift Octavia maybe, but the ore facelift and superb look really smart.
Also agree the VRS seats are a lot nicer, the full leather I got in the 280 were not a patch on what I would of been getting in the Octavia 230 special edition pre facelift. So much so I started looking at swapping them for some. There were just no white stitched ones. Always red.
I had a white 220 saloon VRS on order that kept being delayed. Ended up putting a deposit on a black VRS 230 estate special edition with the same VAQ diff as the Cupra. Got told a few days before collection VW would not honour the 0% deal they’d offered as it was a special edition. So cancelled that and endEd up with the Cupra 280 for less money a month than the 230 would of cost. I still think the VRS is the better looking car, the spec was awesome. Full leather buckets, auto dimming side mirrors with lights. Bigger sat nav (at the time it was 8” compared to 6.5”). Made the high spec 280 I got look dated. But having had nearly 300 horses, I don’t think the face lift 245 would be enough now (and the front end is awful).I honestly have to admit, the VRS in estate form in that almost matte grey was tempting!
I've also fancied a Superb, the name says it all! As you've said, a bit too big! Proper good cars!The Superb is just a bit too big for me - I'm a big Skoda fan and have had a Fabia, Octavia and a Yeti - but for a 4wd petrol vRS, I probably wouldn't be here
I thought the 245 was the special edition face lift, so would of had the same seats as the special edition 230 pre face lift. But never realised they changed the seat centres and that 245 was on all of them now. (facelift initially got 230 but no VAQ diff like the 230 I was looking at). This is what I would of had if I'd of ended up with the 230 VRS:I think I have said on here that I no longer have the Carbon edition.My daughter's partner was happy to buy it.
It went because the wife found the seat cushions of the Cupra's bucket seats hard and lumpy (I could have tolerated them but knew what she meant).
Anyway,we now have an Octavia vRS 245.The seats in the original picture look like the ones from the Challenge model which are upgrades with alcantara centres and leather bolsters whereas the standard seats in my car are cloth centres with alcantara bolsters.The shape of both type of seats are the same and both of us have no problems with the comfort of them,better for us than the Cupra seats.Having said that the seats don't offer as much side support as the Cupra.
I'm very happy with the vRS and it will be a keeper for a few years.
Before all you Cupra guys get upset I will say that as a sporty car the Cupra wins easily.I would just call the Octavia a reasonably fast family car.
The Cupra is obviously faster and has better traction.Also the suspension is a touch firmer,whatever mode you are in,and the steering is sharper with less understeer on turn in.
At my advanced age the Octy suits me with its more relaxed feel,but the Cupra has more appeal for a sporty driving experience.
Don't know much about the past models.Of course all vRS petrol are 245 now, and the standard seats are cloth/ alcantara as I said and aremanual. The upgraded seats, which you only get on the Challenge vRS, are alcantara/leather (or vinyl?) and electric.However the overall shape of the seats are the same.They still have the vRS logos and the red bits.I thought the 245 was the special edition face lift, so would of had the same seats as the special edition 230 pre face lift. But never realised they changed the seat centres and that 245 was on all of them now. (facelift initially got 230 but no VAQ diff like the 230 I was looking at). This is what I would of had if I'd of ended up with the 230 VRS:
With stitched VRS logos: