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Old 19th April 2012, 13:18   #16
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@santhoshbhat.

I have to say i misread the below and did jump the gun. I still feel the top end Petrol is a steal compared to the ambient version. I would pay the extra for what it gives compared to ambient version. Thats a personal thought

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However, the Superb Ambition trim retains all the safety features offered on the Elegance including eight airbags, ABS, EBD, ASR (Anti-Slip regulation), TCS (Traction Control system) and ESP (Electronic Stability Program).
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What a nice deal. Thanks for sharing. With most of the important features being retained in the "Ambition" variant, it makes serious sense to go for the 1.8 TSI.

As, we know, the 1.8 TSI is blinder of an engine that responds to most aggressive driving as sedate cruises. This being available at a lower prices makes the Superb Ambition such a sweet deal. 5Lkah difference in price would probably never be mitigated from usual driving.

I am quite ok with a non touchscreen HU, as my personal experience has been that touchscreens are distractions in urban traffic like situations. Buttons are sometimes better.

Only the steering wheel looks a little bare. Specially true for the diesel variant where people will pay 22+ Lakhs and get a empty looking steering wheel.
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Kudos to Skoda for a timely introduction of a new variant by neatly eliminating features that, not even in the slightest sense affect the stunning looks of the car. The Moon alloys do equal justice to the car's looks as the previous Spectrum ones IMHO.

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Only the steering wheel looks a little bare. Specially true for the diesel variant where people will pay 22+ Lakhs and get a empty looking steering wheel.
IMO, ESP, keyless entry and Steering mounted audio controls are sore misses even on the Ambition!

Now I so hope Skoda to bring down the price of vRS too (without making any changes to the model ) so that the product position is just made right and VFM tag is extended to vRS too.
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It's a lot of equipment taken away of decrease of merely 1.5 lacs. Skoda is trying to incease their profit margin in this car by this move. Taking away Xenon lights, sunroof, touch screen audio, bluetooth, driver controls etc should have warranted a drop of atleast 3 lacs in the price. At current prices the fully loaded version is a much better deal anyday.
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I recommended this version to a prospective buyer who wanted a chauffeur driven sedan. He just booked a 2011 AT Superb Elegance that is yet to ship from the factory at an appx. 3L discount bringing the price to the Ambition level. And this is with next to no negotiation.

Just a FYI in case folks were looking for a deal.
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I 3L discount bringing the price to the Ambition level. And this is with next to no negotiation.

Just a FYI in case folks were looking for a deal.
That is unbelievable, I remember enquiring and 1.5 to 1.75 is the max I heard and personally got a quote for a little over a lac. Which showroom and city is this vcash?

Thanks for sharing as I can probably get this out to a few friends who may be looking for cars
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That is unbelievable, I remember enquiring and 1.5 to 1.75 is the max I heard and personally got a quote for a little over a lac. Which showroom and city is this vcash?

Thanks for sharing as I can probably get this out to a few friends who may be looking for cars
This is in Jamshedpur. I believe there is only one dealership in the city which is Imperial Motors (or cars). The prospective buyer had mentioned that they were cross shopping in Kolkata as well but I am not aware of what discounts were offered.

Again, please remember that the said discount is on cars that are over 5 months old so it might not be for everyone. In this case, the purchaser never sells his cars and was okay with the older model year.
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Appears to be good value for money. But cannot help wondering on how this helps the Laura? Personally I would agree with manishk123 that the Elegance still appears to be a better choice
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I know why EDL and ASR are required in a 4WD, but what would be the reason for equipping a 2WD with these features? How does it really help?
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Talk about owning an absolute VFM!
This car was already known as "thinking mans luxury car". With this price cut, it makes much more sense to buy one now.

The items that have been given a miss arent really sale altering. I could do without all those that have been excluded.

The pics somehow do show the headlamp washers to be present. Or is it only me?
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The new sensible variants are big welcome . Will wait for the cosmetic changes to take a decision . I hope it doesnt come with an upward price revision.

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Seems the Ambition variant of Superb is now discontinued.
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