So like a few others joining the 2018 Euromeet group, I’m buying a beater to tour the hills and valleys of Wales in. It’s £400. It’s not a special car. But I will make it a special car.

Not actual vehicle

May I present to you: The 2002 Skoda Octavia 4x4 Combi with a well-run-in 180,000 mile 1.8T motor. Mapped to 200hp, with Golf R32 springs and shocks, and a three inch mild steel pipe in place of an actual backbox; This is my beater.

As it stands it’s not a particularly exciting car, but I have drawn myself a plan. I’ve never had a car that I didn’t have to care about, and the thought of being able to do whatever the hell I want with this thing to prepare it for March has filled me with excitement. I’ve given myself £500 TOTAL to spend on this thing, excluding tax/insurance etc.

So now, I present to you: The 2002 Skoda Octavia 4x4 Combi Rowdy Edition

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I’ve got the tyres, got the steel, the rally lights, the wiring, switches and relays, the roof bars and rack, the drainpipe, and the cutting discs. The only thing I need to buy to get to this point is some arch extensions (to pass MOT), etch primer and some paint - easily staying under my £100 budget for accessories and add-ons. I see absolutely nothing that could possibly go wrong with any of this plan.

Project Rowdy - Beginning 11:30AM-ish Saturday 02/12/2017