SKODA, GREAT BUY
Sad to hear your Skoda Octavia RS230 wagon’s gone. Plenty of great performance wagons are available, but they are mostly very expensive cars.
The Audi RS6, Mercedes-AMG C63, E63 or HSV Clubsport R8 are all great cars, but they are much more expensive than the Octavia RS. The Octavia is also greatly improved with a larger rear sway bar, something Skoda should fit to the RS245 models.
Otherwise you could have a current gen 2014 Octavia RS for less than $30K. At that price, comparing a six-year-old VE to a new Octavia RS isn’t fair (on the VE) and servicing an eight-year old RS4 isn’t so frugal.
Daniel Teis, via Facebook