How to tell if your K1 is Real

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  1. markgb

    markgb Senior Member

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    If it hasn't got a centre exit exhaust mate, I'd say it's not a K1 mate, sorry.
     
  2. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB SEAT Motorsport UK

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    its not SEAT UK have confirmed all their Original K1's left with Centre exit exhausts! The only way it could be is if somebody has swapped it to dual's but thats unlikely
     
  3. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB SEAT Motorsport UK

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    Just found another way,


    If you go onto Seat.co.uk and click on the SEAT insurance services page, and get a quote it asks you for your registration number. ive just gone through ever "K1" on ebay and entered the registration numbers for about 7 or 8 of them it came up as a "Cupra K1", I also entered the registration of the original car SEAT UK used for promo pics and this also came up as a "Cupra K1", For some of the other ebay "K1" it just came up as "Cupra"
     
  4. grats K1

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    thanks for that I know mine is genuine as I have lost 3 jacking point covers so far now using silicon sealant to hold them on lol
     
  5. insamoufonyx

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    Ah the voice of a man with a normal cupra lol. :happy:

    Personally im looking at getting at getting a cupra but personally i don't think il get one unless its a k1 i think the normal ones look turd lol.

    Useful bit of info this is, will be good when im looking at them so i can confirm if there original.
     
  6. Pat15312

    Pat15312 Banned

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    I could have had a K1 (would probably have saved me a lot of money too!) but all the ones I saw were pre-facelift and the interior on pre-facelift cars is terrible...

    K1 side cills look better than no side sills I guess and the fake vents over the rear wheel arches look nice too but the front bumper is ****ing 'orrible and the centre exhaust screams "LOOK AT ME I'M DIFFERENT!!!"
     
  7. insamoufonyx

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    il give you that the mk2.5 interior is a whole new level of awesome but unforchantly not in my price range, love all the bumpers on the k1 but not a center exhaust fan, first job would be changing it to twins.
     
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  8. Pat15312

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    Gud plan. How much you looking to spend?
     
  9. insamoufonyx

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    not too sure exactly yet, i dont have a set budget as per say but i know the 2.5's are more than i want to spend ideally. ive been having a look across piston heads, ebay and autotrader and you seam to be able to pick up sorta 08 age on a pretty low mileage for about £12500 so something around that really.
     
  10. Pat15312

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    For comparison mine is facelift 10 plate with stage 2+ and loads of extras and a few other cool bits and I only want £16,000...
    I think you should be looking to pay no more than £12,000 for a basic 08 plate with anything over 25,000 miles
     
  11. insamoufonyx

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    yeh unforchantly £16k is a bit much for me to be spending at the minute as ive got 3 cars anyway ha. cant seam to find any quite that low for £12k more like 35k
     
  12. evo2345

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    have you thought about selling your mods seperatly i think your going to struggle to get £16k for modified cupra.
     
  13. GazEP3

    GazEP3 Missing the vtec yo :(

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    Why does it matter if the kit was fitted at the docks or at the dealership??? As long as they're genuine parts and painted/fitted to a good standard it makes no odds where it was fitted. Essentially they're the same car so why the big fuss?
     
  14. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB SEAT Motorsport UK

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    it matters to some people, Some people want to know that their K1 is real


    If you went out to buy a MK5 Bocanegra and actually found out after you had bought a cupra with a Boc kit stuck on it wouldnt you feel a little bit pi55ed?
     
  15. GazEP3

    GazEP3 Missing the vtec yo :(

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    Not really as long as the price was right no!! The only real difference is the black mouth and the stitching on the seats
     
  16. vroomtshh

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    If I spent the money buying a boc over a standard cupra, I wouldn;t be pi55ed off, I'd want my head read.

    700-1k more for a stupid black bit on the bumber and some B logos. No thanks :lol:
     
  17. hedge9001

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    I think it's just the point of having something which original such as the astra VCR racing easy to copy but it the fact you know you have the genuine article,
    Same as buying knock off gucci watch and really it says pucci lol!!
     
  18. GazEP3

    GazEP3 Missing the vtec yo :(

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    The scenario.... you're at a stealer looking at 2 cars, one had its kit fitted at the port and the other has had the kit fitted at the dealers up the road, why would you really care where the kit was fitted if it's been fitted by Seat technicians using genuine Seat parts? The car itself is the same when it comes off the ship! If the car looks good and the price is right go for it!
     
  19. fozzybear

    fozzybear middle aged speed freak

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    wots the fuss anyway.....k1 or not its a leon cupra.......no more powerful just more attractive to scumbag thieves,and more likely to get pulled by the fuzz....the fr leons got the k1 kit as option too so too many wannabe,s to be sure..if real or not
     
  20. foxleyl

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    I think that's the main thing - the K1 doesn't look any more special than a ref sport with the kit. I'm not saying it's not nice but there's nothing truely unique about it.
     

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