The search started out in November last year, when the carmaker set out to give some of its award-winning vehicles to the nicest and meanest people on the internet. More than 9,000 people entered the competition and the winners have been announced.
Points were awarded for activity such as how many friends the entrant had on Facebook or how many times they wished people happy birthday. Friends could also award the entrant mean and lovely points to each other in a bid to win.
“Oh my gosh, this is fantastic! I am genuinely a lovely person and make a real effort to keep in touch with people on Facebook. I can’t believe Skoda has rewarded me in such an amazing way; the car is better than I could possibly imagine. I’d like to thank them very much, they are lovely too!” Collecting her Fabia GreenLine II from Willis Skoda in London, Bobby Green from Essex, commented.
The winner of the Fabia vRS, Matthew Browne, from Llanelli, collected his car from his local retailer, Sinclair Skoda. He comments: “I am absolutely delighted with the car. I saw the advert on television and really liked it, so when I heard about the competition I entered. I had no idea I am so mean!”
“The competition was a success with Facebook users and it caused a real buzz throughout the social networking community. We’re really pleased to hand over the cars to the winners and it’s great to see how much they love them already. To make things easier for Matthew and Bobby, we’ve also paid for 12 months tax and insurance, so all we have to do now is wish them happy motoring,” Heidi Cartledge, Head of Marketing at Skoda adds.