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Old 15th November 2010, 15:01   #16
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@kunaalsaigal

boy you sure are in a soup.

considering the recent price corrections, interior fit and finish, and over all charm of the fabia - it sure seems like an irresistible option. HOWEVER, there are few fine prints you are missing here. the car I assume would be majorly used in mumbai traffic. the spare parts cost of a skoda is insane!! every small bump on a signal would somehow damage your bumper/headlamp/tailamp - and boy it hurts to get a skoda repaired!!

I would recommend you to stick to a less expensive / more popular car either from the maruti stable OR hyundai stable. but if you seriously want to have an affair with your car - then have a look at the punto too. the 90bhp car will make you smile each time.
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Finally booked my Fabia 1.2 TDI Ambiente

After weeks full of research, reading suggestions and test drives finally booked my Fabia 1.2 TDI Ambiente... Thanks a ton everyone for their valuable comments, suggestions and reviews.

Will keep everyone posted as soon as I get the delivery ..

Once again thanks a lot
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Finally booked my Fabia 1.2 TDI Ambiente

After weeks full of research, reading suggestions and test drives finally booked my Fabia 1.2 TDI Ambiente... Thanks a ton everyone for their valuable comments, suggestions and reviews.

Will keep everyone posted as soon as I get the delivery ..

Once again thanks a lot
Congrats Kunal, and look forward to some nice pics. Fabia Diesel Ambiente is indeed a great choice. Iam sure with a getting better service network from Skoda, a negative perception before buying would fade away soon.
Happy driving.
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Old 22nd November 2010, 20:03   #19
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Finally booked my Fabia 1.2 TDI Ambiente

After weeks full of research, reading suggestions and test drives finally booked my Fabia 1.2 TDI Ambiente... Thanks a ton everyone for their valuable comments, suggestions and reviews.

Will keep everyone posted as soon as I get the delivery ..

Once again thanks a lot

Hi kunal,

Congrats ! which is the basic model in fabia? Active or classic?

I had gone to TD polo and i20 yesterday along with my friend ,the polo's engine clatter was well loud and hyundai never bothered to give a TD.

Since fabia has the same engine is it too noisy like the outgoing PD engine?
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@joshguy, Kunal has mentioned that he has booked the Ambiente variant.

On the i20, check with V3 Hyundai - they are new and am sure they'll be more than eager to offer a TD.
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Fabia had cut down many features. But the quality of what they provide is unmatchable.
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Old 28th November 2010, 02:28   #22
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[quote=YVES;2126820]After the price correction of the Facelifted Fabia , Its more attractive option.
Spares are cheap than they were 12 months ago.
No issues with 1.4 TDI ambiente till date.
Annual maint will be around 5000 Rs per year.
Engine cover is a option to tone down noise in Fabia costs over 10 K.


Hi YVES

Have booked a 1.4 tdi ambience. Can you tell me what this engine cover is. Any brands or is it a custom job.
thanks
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I had gone to TD polo and i20 yesterday along with my friend ,the polo's engine clatter was well loud and hyundai never bothered to give a TD.

Since fabia has the same engine is it too noisy like the outgoing PD engine?
The Fabia CR TDi is not as silent as the i20 CRDi, but it's not uncomfortably loud either like the previous PD engine. It still manages to be quieter than Punto.
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Also for the Diesel Fabia owners - do check out the optional 'engine cover' as a good accessory to add (it used to come default in the top end version in the earlier model).

It is claimed to do the job of controlling noise/vibrations really well.

No, it was not cheap either, suspect a 10k ballpark.
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@Kunaal: Congrats for the Fabia. Its a good car and superb quality fitments. But, frankly I did not like Skoda's strategy of cutting the cost of the car, at the cost of some important features. For instace, rear washer+wiper. Also, with Skoda, you need to be on your toes for the A.S.S.

@h@r$h@l: What's the update? Did you finalize on any car?

Here are my 2 cents:

1) Punto 90HP:
-- Fantastic car. Best in the segment in terms of handling, steering response, VFM. IMO Best looking hatch in India.
-- But but,... cheap plastics, rubber biddings, falling chrome strips are some concerns raised by Punto owners.
-- Plus, the rear seat of Punto is too cramped.

If you can ignore all these niggling issues, then Punto stands out like a clean winner. Also, Punto has the national engine of India, which is hired by many others cars.

2) Hyundai i20: What can I say? Except the price tag, this car is a dream.
-- Fully loaded with amazing features.
-- Almost as good looking as the Punto.
-- Excellent CRDi engine.
-- Much better rear seat space than most hatches (Indica Vista and Figo are winners in this aspect. Can't compare with these 2.)
-- Hyundai's A.S.S. is pretty good. Lots of dealers and service centers all over the country.
-- One of the best resale value.
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Hi Kunaal

Congrats for your new car. I was going through and threads and I am hoping you are having a great time with your newly acquired Czech beauty.

I am also considering the new Fabia 1.2 TDi CR and I am looking for your general ownership experiences so far. How about the first initial ownership report for the new face-lifted 'fab' Fabia ?
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-- Plus, the rear seat of Punto is too cramped.


-- Much better rear seat space than most hatches (Indica Vista and Figo are winners in this aspect. Can't compare with these 2.)
My observations have been a bit different in terms of rear bench.
I found rear bench more comfortable in this order:
Vista > Punto > Figo.

Haven't checked out Fabia and i20 so cannot comment.
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Old 6th February 2011, 01:41   #28
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Fabia has got a very comfortable rear seat than i 20 . It is even better than laura .
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After a lot of searching i bought a Skoda Fabia old model diesel (even though new one was released). Hope to do a why analysis when time permits. 90% of my time is in the rear seat and my entire family loves the car.
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@psathya,
How did you get an old Fabia model? I mean you bought a used one or a new car but old version? It sounds strange to have older models available on sell even though its quite some time the new face-lifted model hit the market. Please clarify.
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