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Why no sunroof on Irish Octavia RS?

Been looking at a Skoda Octavia RS, but can't see the option of a sunroof on the Irish website on the configurator,  but it's available on the UK ones. Is the lack of availability due to our wonderful VRT rules?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Simon MacMahon (Navan) - Tue, 21 Dec 2021 12:46

No torch in my Skoda Kamiq!

My new Skoda Kamiq has no removable torch in the boot, yet all the reviews I've read, including yours, say that it comes as standard.

Admittedly most of them say it's only in the "Ambition" up, but I have the "Style". I called to the dealer today and showed him one of the reviews including a photo. He told me I was looking at UK reviews and that the Irish cars don't have a torch. Can you throw any light on this? I'd really like a torch.

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Patricia Costello (Clonakilty, Co. Cork) - Tue, 17 Aug 2021 22:44

Were foldable mirrors standard on the Tucson?

Does the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Comfort not come with foldable mirrors as standard?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Pamela Foley (Dublin) - Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:20

Reversing camera in the Nissan Leaf?

Has the Nissan Leaf got a reversing camera to help with parking?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Angela Mulligan (Sligo) - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:17

Is it worth paying for keyless entry?

Has keyless entry/ignition any real practical benefits? Is it worth specifying on a new Passat/Audi, or could I spend the money on a more beneficial extra?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by John S. - Sun, 24 May 2015 20:13

Was Bluetooth standard in the 2011 Volkswagen Passat?

Is there Bluetooth in the 2011 Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI Comfortline?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Paul Moran (Ennis) - Mon, 19 May 2014 17:26

Can you help me work out Golf spec differences?

What are the differences between the Volkswagen Golf Comfortline Sportspack and the Highline model?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Denise O'Halloran (Cork) - Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:03

Why do Xenon lights self level?

Why do Xenon lights self level?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Shane Hickey (Dalkey) - Wed, 12 Jan 2011 22:13

What options help a BMW 5 Series retain its value?

I am thinking of buying a BMW 520d second-hand. What are the best optional extras to look for that will help hold second-hand value in a few years? I understand that an automatic gearbox is almost essential for executive cars and that leather can also be worthwhile.

Filed under optional extras - Asked by William Neale (Dublin) - Tue, 11 May 2010 11:19

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