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Old 5th February 2018, 22:33   #331
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The sound system is strictly okay, and not worth all the fuss they make at the dealership.
Congrats StevieG and welcome to the family. On the sound part, try going to Settings in Media, and then to Sound Menu. Over there, you'll see an option for Bluetooth Input and AUX Input Sound Levels. From what I understand, this is kept as Low by default. Change the same to high, and you'll see a significant difference in the sound output.
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I am happy to share I finally got the delivery of my Octavia Style 1.8 TSI Quartz Grey on Feb 4th

Post-booking/Pre-delivery experience:
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1. Like some of you, it was pathetic and the thing that most annoyed me was Skoda's communication (lack of ). After booking my Car on Oct 4th, I was quite patient for first 2 months and would call the Sale's guys on a weekly basis ( Vinayak Cars).
2. By December things got worse with no signs of delivery and no concrete updates. So I decided to take the matter to their higher ups and started making calls , writing strongly to Skoda customer care. After all this from Mid-Jan I started seeing some movement !
3. Again, there were arguments on price rise and I did not agree to pay the 2% hike and my line of argument was the delay has been totally from Skoda side. We finally agreed on a mid-path here and I paid 20K extra.
4. When the Car came to K.R. Puram, they did inform me and I went to inspect the car in their Yard. It was mostly external PD and checked for scratches etc and I took the VIN number and checked that it was Dec-2017 manufactured vehicle.

Delivery
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Delivery formalities happened on Sunday Feb 4th. Everything went smooth here and did a thorough PD and got a dump of all features from Sales executive. I did get standard accessories like carpets, mud flaps, Car cover etc.

Driving experience
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1. It has been 5 days now since I took the delivery and I am loving it!
2. The car is super silent and extremely powerful. A big leap from my Honda City and am getting adjusted to both Automatic and big power jump
3. The Gear switches are very fast and I saw D7 reached at around 65-70 kms/h
4. Music system is good ( 8 speakers in this version ), with a bit of tweaking on settings you can adjust it to very good output levels.
5. I can't say I have found the best driving position yet, compared to my Honda City, so trying different options.
6. The Sensors are a bit annoying in Bangalore traffic, especially in peak hours, I have'nt turned it off though and want to keep it for sometime.
7. No AUX input option in my car. Apparently this and the Air purifier option is new from 2018.
8. Got FASTTag account at the time of delivery itself. I have also paid the Skoda 4 year maintenance charges, yet to get confirmation.
9. Any of you done any 3M treatment ? please advice what is an essential thing to try on.

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2018 Octavia heading to the Geneva Motor show with Digital Instrument Panel from Karoq.

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Skoda’s version of the Audi virtual cockpit and Volkswagen Active Info Display is listed in the Czech configurator for the Octavia, priced at 8,900 CZK (€350). Given these circumstances, it’s more than obvious that Skoda will officially debut this feature at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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Great! Expecting this to trickle down slowly to India to the highest Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq variants.
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Great! Expecting this to trickle down slowly to India to the highest Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq variants.
Eh, VW might keep this an Audi specific feature in India just to distinguish Audi's premium-ness over Skoda and VW variants. Although retrofits of the "Virtual Cockpit" in the Kodiaq/Tiguan are already happening in India.
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