16 April 2014
Skoda looking for high mileage cars
SKODA Ireland has just launched an online competition searching for high mileage SKODA cars. The competition was inspired by a 2002 Octavia which came to the company's attention when they were contacted on Facebook by a young man named Robert Sullivan. Robert was looking to part company with a 1.9 TDI, 90bhp Ambiente Octavia that had been in his family's possession for the past 11 years.
SKODA took it in, gave it a service, a fine tune and complete valet. It passed its NCT on first attempt and is now the veteran of SKODA's press fleet. This car currently has 512,743 miles / 826,179km on the clock and the company has set the challenge: can this be beaten?
To enter the competition, SKODA drivers must simply upload photos of their car with over 200,000km on the clock to facebook.com/SKODAIreland. Cars must be taxed, insured, have an NCT cert and be road legal.
Each picture submitted with over 124,000 miles/200,000km will receive a specially commissioned SKODA High Mile Club t-shirt and the overall winner will be rewarded with a travel prize. Each entrant must submit a photo of the odometer and also a photo of the car.
The online competition was launched by model, Vogue Williams.