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One for Svend

Skodas in the fog - he’ll feel right at home. I love that blue.

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Interestingly, there is not a single sedan on this dealer lot, even though in general they’re still popular here. The Octavia at left is a liftback, the Scala (which I didn’t even know were a thing) is a hatch, and of the other 30-odd cars they have, about half are crossovers and the rest wagons. Skoda may be on their way to dominating the NZ wagon market.

Turns out as well as the regular service mine needs plugs, brake fluid and a DSG service - all of which are due at 60,000km fergossake. So there goes a couple of grand Kiwi. Plugs are $60 each “if they’re the cheap ones”!

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