Skoda on the hunt for high mileage cars

Skoda Ireland has launched an online competition searching for high mileage Skoda cars.

The competition was inspired by a 2002 Skoda Octavia, which came to their attention when Skoda Ireland was contacted on Facebook by a young man named Robert Sullivan.

Robert Sullivan was looking to part company with a 1.9 TDI, 90bhp Ambiente Octavia that was 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 its press fleet. This car currently has 512,743 miles / 825,179km on the clock and Skoda now has set the challenge; can this be beaten?

To enter the competition, Skoda drivers must simply upload photos of their car with more than 200,000 km on the clock to Cars must be taxed, insured, have an NCT certificate and be road legal. Each picture submitted with over 124,000 miles / 200,000 km 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 Skoda vehicle.

Speaking at the launch, Raymond Leddy, head of marketing and product, Skoda Ireland, said “This competition was inspired by the 2002 Octavia that had over 500,000 miles on it when it came to our attention and since that, many more people have been sending in pictures of their high mileage cars. We see this as a testament to the reliability and longevity of Skoda vehicles. It’s a bit of fun and we want to encourage Skoda drivers to get involved.”


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