Founder and owner of Octaviavrsmk3oc. My First Octavia vRS was in March 2016 as a company car. This was later replaced in December 2016 with another vRS. When it came for replacement in September 2017 unfortunately the vRS was no longer on the car list. I made the decision in December 2017 to actually buy one as my own. 7 months later I started the club Octavia vRS MK3OC
The first Modification was the Exhaust. Having heard about Tony Banks custom exhausts in Leeds I took the trip and had a 3” Cat back Twin exit Quad. Next was changing the Alloys, Maxton Front Splitter, Reiger Rear Diffuser, Heko wind deflectors, LED Corning Fogs, Gas bonnet Struts. Internal LED lighting, vRS door ghost lights, Pipercross Air filter with extra air intake scoop, upgraded sound system, Stage 1 Remapp, Front and rear Badges in Black Magic and finally a White vRS grill badge. Latest MOD, Dynamic wing mirror indicators.
My Mk3 is my first Octavia vRS. Bought in March 2017 it has become my daily runner getting me to and from work. However in my spare time it gets taken to car shows across the country boasting a subtle black and red colour scheme. This is the first car I have owned in which has been modified, kick starting my passion of the modified car scene and showing off my car to people. This has also helped me open doors and be chosen to run a group like this. I just simply love how the Mk3 is an all-rounder having the looks, power and practicality. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
Upgraded RS230/245 19” Extreme alloys, H&R 40mm lowering springs, 20mm rear spacers, 15mm front spacers, vRS branded honeycomb centre caps, Reiger rear diffuser, Maxton Design front splitter plus rear spoiler cap, red devil design grill surround, aggressor front light brows, RS+ red exhaust tips, windscreen spoiler, vRS custom private plate plus holders, bonnet gas struts, red design custom engine bay stickers by EZM, upgraded air filer system, dynamic mirror indicators, Team Heko wind deflectors, full LED light conversion both internal and external, all allowable VCDS upgrades including traffic sign recognition, high beam assist plus synchronised DRL blinking on indication and many more, various VRS branded upgrades to interior including paddle shift extenders. The list goes on.
My Mk3 is my first Octavia vRS. Bought in December 2017 it was supposed to be a nice daily driver to get me to work and back but it’s become so much more than that. After having a couple of cars that were hard to modify it became a welcome change to have a car that could be modified, and that has reignited my passion for making my cars my own again. My Mk3 is my 25+ thousand mile per year daily driver, it’s my family car and I enjoy owning it so much that I’ve promised to keep it at least 3 years! I’ve never kept a daily longer than a year before so I’m already doing well 🙂
MIB2.5 Columbus navigation unit with LTE and 9.2 inch display screen
Variable boot floor
Power folding mirrors
19 inch Xtreme alloy wheels
Bonnet gas struts
Dynamic indicators in the mirrors
Colour coded/black badging all round
Black exhaust tips
Lots of coding tweaks (High Beam Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, dual rear fogs, cornering front fogs, teardrop wipe front and rear.
DTUK CRD-T tuning box