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Old 12th January 2009, 07:47   #31
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Also Take a look at premium pricing in India by Manufacturers such as Sony , Honda , Toyota , Skoda etc. they fleece Indian Consumers by 50 to 75 % despite cheaper components , lower manufacturing and overhead costs and bug market in name of premium pricing.
Guess what you say is true and the way they place the brand. Skoda is a cheap mans car in the ROW, whereas in India, it is a premium car.

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Old 12th January 2009, 13:47   #32
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Skoda is a cheap mans car in the ROW, whereas in India, it is a premium car.
Totally agree with you! Here in Saudi too people even don't like Skoda and a very rare on the road
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So a bad reputation abroad makes a good car, a bad car in India? Skoda has a history and thats the reason why its a joke abroad. And not really what it is today.
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...Skoda has a history and thats the reason why its a joke abroad. And not really what it is today.
yes, that's absolutely right.

Abroad, Skoda's have a long history of actually being Skoda. Whereas when they came to India, they were part of the Volkswagen group. They were new in the Indian market (so, no heavy baggage of bad history), and owned/managed by Volkswagen. The Skoda's launched in India were re-designed by Volkswagen. So the Skoda's that we started getting in India were essentially VW cars in disguise : I think they are entitled to a fair amount of premium in their pricing !
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love the red scorpio.. thats offroad tyres right?(im new to all this stuff) the car looks raised than normal.
mebe they should get it as an option here in india
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those are AT( all terrain) tyres on the red scorpion.
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So a bad reputation abroad makes a good car, a bad car in India? Skoda has a history and thats the reason why its a joke abroad. And not really what it is today.
Since Skoda was aquired by VW a couple of years they share platforms and engines. Essentially a skoda Laura is a cheaper Golf/Jetta. Skoda superb is essentially a cheaper Passat.
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Since Skoda was aquired by VW a couple of years they share platforms and engines. Essentially a skoda Laura is a cheaper Golf/Jetta. Skoda superb is essentially a cheaper Passat.
Well Indica Vista and Fiat share same engine so does this make Vista a Cheaper Liena or Palio ?
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Well Indica Vista and Fiat share same engine so does this make Vista a Cheaper Liena or Palio ?
Only the engine is shared between the Vista and the Liena. In the case of Skoda and VW, there are only cosmetic differences, Mechanically 80% of the parts are interchangeable including the power train and suspension.

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yeah and you can add that the steel is the same too
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Arrow Scorpio Getaway 4X4

Got a chance to see a Scorpio Getaway 4X4 up-close yesterday. It looked good . I did not know that the Getaway had a longer wheelbase than the regular Scorpio. The Getaway, sold as a Bakki in SA sells decent numbers.
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Got a chance to see a Scorpio Getaway 4X4 up-close yesterday. It looked good . I did not know that the Getaway had a longer wheelbase than the regular Scorpio. The Getaway, sold as a Bakki in SA sells decent numbers.
Hi blue

where did you see it chennai or SA?

BTW does is come with 2.6 or 2.4 engine
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Hope they can come out with a longer wheelbase version of the scorpio
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Hi blue

where did you see it chennai or SA?

BTW does is come with 2.6 or 2.4 engine
Sorry for the confusion , I saw this in Chennai.
I guess it was with the 2.6 CRDe engine.
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