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Message posted by kinza123 on 26/10/2013 at 6:43pm
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Still pondering our next car,and caravan come to that!
I keep going back to the Octavia and B5 Passat, we owned a
2005 1.9 tdi 130 a few years ago and loved it. Won't be looking at the 2006 onwards Passat.
Has to be an estate for the dog, not a killer on mpg and tax, and reliable, costing max £6000. Will be towing around 1300 kg tops.
What's the difference between the Octavia 1.9 PD, the 2.0 PD and the 2.0 CR?
I'm getting confused!!!
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Message posted by Octavia4x4 on 26/10/2013 at 7:54pm
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CR = Common rail and is a lot smoother engine, quieter with a larger torque range and fuel efficient. I have the 2.0TDi 138Bhp, torque 320Nm/1,750-2,500rpm, the 1.9PD torque is 250Nm/1,900rpm all in one lump. Also you do not get any DPF problems even on short runs with a CR engine. I get 33-35mpg towing.
PD is I think pump duse, it is to do with the injectors and pump set up in the original VW engines which then changed to CR
If you could find a 4x4, Haldex on demand, then go for it


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Quote: Originally posted by Octavia4x4 on 26/10/2013
CR = Common rail and is a lot smoother engine, quieter with a larger torque range and fuel efficient. I have the 2.0TDi 138Bhp, torque 320Nm/1,750-2,500rpm, the 1.9PD torque is 250Nm/1,900rpm all in one lump. Also you do not get any DPF problems even on short runs with a CR engine. I get 33-35mpg towing.
PD is I think pump duse, it is to do with the injectors and pump set up in the original VW engines which then changed to CR
If you could find a 4x4 variant, Haldex on demand, then go for it






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Having had one Octavia vRS with the 170 TDi PD unit and two Octavia vRS's and now a Yeti with the 170 TDi CR unit I would say the CR is quieter, more economical and has a smoother power delivery ... the PD was not keen on supermarket fuel but gave you a good thump of power rather than the more gradual build of power in the CR.

I would go for the CR anyday.

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"...What's the difference between the Octavia 1.9 PD, the 2.0 PD and the 2.0 CR?..."

Differences having been well explained,

Proof of the pudding: We tow 1250KG with a 2006 Octavis II 1.9 PD with DSG absolutely no problem!



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Message posted by mattlad on 28/10/2013 at 9:59am
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Quote: Originally posted by kinza123 on 26/10/2013

What's the difference between the Octavia 1.9 PD, the 2.0 PD and the 2.0 CR?
I'm getting confused!!!
Thank you
Lynn



The 1.9's practically run forever. The 2.0's don't.........



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I was told by two local garages plus two car dealers that the Skoda Octavia and the VW Passat are basically the same car and that it's just the visual body shape that differs. I'm not absolutely convinced myself as the Passat looks longer and wider anyway but any comments or facts confirming this would be interesting especially if the engines are identical.

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Quote: Originally posted by tango55 on 28/10/2013
I was told by two local garages plus two car dealers that the Skoda Octavia and the VW Passat are basically the same car and that it's just the visual body shape that differs. I'm not absolutely convinced myself as the Passat looks longer and wider anyway but any comments or facts confirming this would be interesting especially if the engines are identical.



My understanding is that Octavia = Golf and Superb = Passat

Message posted by diesel steve on 28/10/2013 at 8:15pm
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the octavia is on an audi a3 floor pan. also a lot of standard extras on the skoda are opions on the vw

Message posted by kinza123 on 29/10/2013 at 7:26am
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My reading lately seems to say Octavia is the Golf equivalent.

Message posted by SGThomas on 29/10/2013 at 7:30am
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We are in the process of buying a new mark VII Octavia, having compared it against the Golf.

Skoda won...roomier, less tax, better standard spec, marginally more powerful and considerably cheaper.

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Message posted by millermicm on 29/10/2013 at 8:42am
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No experience of skoda but we towed all over europe with a B5 passat 1.9tdi 130. A brilliant car towing or not. Will run forever and economical, comfortable,safe. Can't fault it.
My number 2 favourite car of all time. (no 1 was an 80's audi 80tdi)

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