Well-driven Skodas prove they can go the distance
SKODA has unearthed a model with the highest mileage to date on one of its cars here, writes Eddie Cunningham.
The Octavia Ambient, from November 2000, has 561,204 miles on the clock, comfortably beating the existing 512,743 on a bronze Octavia, which I have driven.
Already they have been contacted by 10 people with models in excess of 200,000km. It is all part of a competition whereby owners simply upload photos of their car that have more than 200,000km on the clock to facebook.com/SKODAIreland. Cars must be taxed, insured, have an NCT cert and be road legal.
There is a prize for each one with 200,000km or more and a special travel prize for the highest mileage model.