Nearly New Kodiaq's

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DJ999
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Nearly New Kodiaq's

Post by DJ999 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:47 pm

Hi All

I'm looking at purchasing either a Karoq or Kodiaq in the near future, but I'm ideally looking for nearly new or UK stock to avoid the 14 week build time. I really want a digital display, when do people expect to start seeing nearly new or stock Kodiaq's especially with the digitial display or is it likely to remain as a factory order only option

Also, what's the preference between the Kodiaq and Karoq?

Cheers all in advance

Dan


Old and Grumpy
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Re: Nearly New Kodiaq's

Post by Old and Grumpy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:10 pm

DJ999 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Hi All

I'm looking at purchasing either a Karoq or Kodiaq in the near future, but I'm ideally looking for nearly new or UK stock to avoid the 14 week build time. I really want a digital display, when do people expect to start seeing nearly new or stock Kodiaq's especially with the digitial display or is it likely to remain as a factory order only option

Also, what's the preference between the Kodiaq and Karoq?

Cheers all in advance

Dan
I can't comment on the digital dash availability, but the choice between Yogi and Booboo is surely down to how much carrying space you want or need. :)
Kodiaq SE 1.4 TSI, 2WD, manual, 5 seater, Petrol blue, absolutely standard, no extra toys. Leicestershire.
My best car in 55 years of driving, including my previous Superb, two Octavias and a Fabia :)


Silverbear
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Re: Nearly New Kodiaq's

Post by Silverbear » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:43 pm

DJ999 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Hi All

I'm looking at purchasing either a Karoq or Kodiaq in the near future, but I'm ideally looking for nearly new or UK stock to avoid the 14 week build time. I really want a digital display, when do people expect to start seeing nearly new or stock Kodiaq's especially with the digitial display or is it likely to remain as a factory order only option

Also, what's the preference between the Kodiaq and Karoq?

Cheers all in advance

Dan
I can't see the point of the digital display. I just need a speedometer, even the rev counter is pointless with a DSG and only marginally useful with a manual. Kodiaq or Karoq depends on your space requirements. I sat in a Karoq and it felt small, the Kodiaq is more comfortable inside due to more space but very wide if you drive on very narrow roads like I do and meet something big coming the other way. I need a huge boot for the school run as I have large musical instruments to carry and even the Kodiaq is not really big enough: A Discovery would be more the size but I refuse to spend that much on a car so I make do. I suppose I could have purchased a Galaxy or Sharon but I wanted an SUV for a change but it is tight. Quite why Skoda did not make the Kodiaq as long as a Superb I don't know but it would have dominated the market if they had, another 6 inches to a foot longer in the boot would have been perfect for me.

There is not much difference in price, I notice lots of top spec Karoqs and wonder why the owners did not get a lower spec Kodiaq for the same money. Each to their own. If you need space, get the Kodiaq.
SE (5 seats) 1.5 4x4 DSG, factory tow bar, drive mode selection, reversing camera, rough road package, folding door mirrors, 215/65R17 spare wheel.


scratch113
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Re: Nearly New Kodiaq's

Post by scratch113 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:31 pm

I would talk to your nearest dealer, they can search all of the UK stock cars and will be able to work out which ones have the digital dash. When I was buying my car, my only absolute must have was the factory fitted towbar (for trailer and bike carrier) and the dealer was able to work out which cars were in stock (anywhere in the country) and what other options they had fitted.

Not sure there will be many on the second hand market with the digital dash as yet - afaik the oldest ones would only be around 6-7 months old now, so pretty soon to be putting it back on the market, but if you do find one then it ought to be quite a bit cheaper than new as that's about the biggest initial hit of depreciation right there! You might find an ex-demonstrator from a dealer though?
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S


Silverbear
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Re: Nearly New Kodiaq's

Post by Silverbear » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:39 pm

scratch113 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:31 pm
I would talk to your nearest dealer, they can search all of the UK stock cars and will be able to work out which ones have the digital dash. When I was buying my car, my only absolute must have was the factory fitted towbar (for trailer and bike carrier) and the dealer was able to work out which cars were in stock (anywhere in the country) and what other options they had fitted.

Not sure there will be many on the second hand market with the digital dash as yet - afaik the oldest ones would only be around 6-7 months old now, so pretty soon to be putting it back on the market, but if you do find one then it ought to be quite a bit cheaper than new as that's about the biggest initial hit of depreciation right there! You might find an ex-demonstrator from a dealer though?
Depends how long you keep cars. I had my previous car from new for over a decade and always regarded it as new. Worth the extra money in my view. We buy new and keep a long time.
SE (5 seats) 1.5 4x4 DSG, factory tow bar, drive mode selection, reversing camera, rough road package, folding door mirrors, 215/65R17 spare wheel.


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Re: Nearly New Kodiaq's

Post by tractorman » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:54 pm

Have you looked at websites. I bought mine through a site and you put in the spec you want, I am not sure if a digital dash is on the search menus though. Franchised dealers send in prices and available stock then we dealt with the dealer from there on as if a normal sale but on the website price. Saved me a small fortune on the local dealer quoted prices we got, we got a brand new factory built one with extras cheaper than our local dealer wanted to supply a used one. Its legit , we bought from a main UK Skoda dealer.

Just an idea.
Kodiaq 2.0TDI diesel 4X4 Auto SE L, in Meteor Grey, adaptive cruise control, leather, colour maxi dot trip computer rear view camera, full LED, ordered 5th May 2018 delivered December 2018. Dealer fit dash cams front and rear.


DJ999
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Re: Nearly New Kodiaq's

Post by DJ999 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:18 pm

Which sites did you use? I've checked carwow and drive the deal but they are new builds, rather than UK stock I think?


Silverbear
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Re: Nearly New Kodiaq's

Post by Silverbear » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:22 pm

DJ999 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Which sites did you use? I've checked carwow and drive the deal but they are new builds, rather than UK stock I think?
Go to a dealer and find out what stock is available. Then go online and specify the exact car and compare offers?
SE (5 seats) 1.5 4x4 DSG, factory tow bar, drive mode selection, reversing camera, rough road package, folding door mirrors, 215/65R17 spare wheel.


Alan Chapple
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Re: Nearly New Kodiaq's

Post by Alan Chapple » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:24 am

What exactly does 'nearly new' mean?

Is it under a year old with 10,000 miles on the clock or do you mean pre-registered/ex-demonstrator or simply just pre-built and in stock?

We needed a new car ASAP and purchased our Kodiaq from a list the local Skoda dealership held which were pre-built models in stock somewhere in UK. Obviously we couldn't specify exactly the spec we wanted or add an extras but we were under a week from initial contact to delivery and received a very hefty discount on the list price anyway.
2.0 TDI 190bhp, Edition, 4x4, DSG, Quartz Grey


scratch113
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Re: Nearly New Kodiaq's

Post by scratch113 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:37 pm

Alan Chapple wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:24 am
What exactly does 'nearly new' mean?

Is it under a year old with 10,000 miles on the clock or do you mean pre-registered/ex-demonstrator or simply just pre-built and in stock?

We needed a new car ASAP and purchased our Kodiaq from a list the local Skoda dealership held which were pre-built models in stock somewhere in UK. Obviously we couldn't specify exactly the spec we wanted or add an extras but we were under a week from initial contact to delivery and received a very hefty discount on the list price anyway.
Exactly how I ended up in my car. Initial contact with the dealer was through CarWow where I'd specified my ideal car, however once I went to actually speak to them they said delivery for a built-to-order car would be longer than the remaining time on my existing PCP deal for my Land Rover. That kind of forced my hand but what I did find was that because the initial contact had been through CarWow and they'd quoted a particular discount, what I ended up with (buying the unregistered car they had in their showroom) gave a very similar level of discount.

Yes, there are tunes to be played on trade-in vs discount off new car, service pack not charged for, paint protection, cosmetic damage insurance and GAP essentially included for free etc, but ultimately it comes down to what you're comfortable with. I ended up at a level of deposit and monthly payments that I could afford and also got a car at a much higher spec than what I'd have ordered if I'd had completely free choice. There are a few options on my car that I wouldn't have chosen but am glad I've got (sunroof and hands-free tailgate opening for instance) and there are some that are fitted that I really don't care about (off road pack and drive select - never use them!) But the discount was so great it was a deal I couldn't turn down.

To give you an indication of the sort of discount that is available, the list price on my car is just under £44.5k (not including service pack, GAP, paint protection and cosmetic damage insurance), however the total I will pay over 4 years should I chose to keep the car including those things will be only just over £40k, including 4 years' worth of interest on the finance. I can live with that...
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S


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