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Rare Gem on the Roads: 2005 Skoda Octavia Combi Turns Heads in India, Yours for a Steal

In an automotive market where the commonplace often overshadows the unique, a rare sighting has stirred the waters in Akkayyapalem, Visakhapatnam. A 2005 Skoda Octavia Combi L and K 1.9 TDI, manual transmission, is on sale for a tempting INR 5.60 lakh. This first-owner marvel, with a diesel heart, has coursed through 1.69 lakh km of Indian terrain, yet its allure remains undiminished.

What sets this Octavia apart are not just its specs, but its bespoke enhancements. Rolling on VRS alloy wheels, the vehicle sports a VRS front bumper and rear axel disc brakes, adding a touch of sportiness to its distinguished silhouette. The car retains its original radio cassette player, a nod to the nostalgics, and ups the ante with a sunroof, airbags, ABS, and a freshly overhauled front suspension. Illuminating the path ahead are Blupunk LED lights, ensuring this rare beast is as much a treat to drive at night as it is during the day.

And for those whose hearts are already racing, the cherry on top is its negotiability on price, though the seller warns, “Timepasser strictly away.”

The Skoda Octavia, since its Indian debut in 2002, has enjoyed a loyal following, thanks to its efficient engines and robust build. With 44,900 units sold, it became a symbol of reliability and quality. Yet, as years have passed, the Octavia Combi variant has become a rarer sight, making this offering not just a car, but a piece of automotive history awaiting its next custodian.

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