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Old 6th August 2018, 10:24   #361
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Wanted to check with existing recent owners, or anyone else who might have booked the car recently if there is any scope and avenue to bargain with the dealer and try and find some savings.
Not a recent buyer but please do the following:
1. Take bumper to bumper insurance from outside and bargain hard. Give Skoda a chance by asking them to match the rate.
2. Ditch Essentials kit, Buy separately later including 3D/Kagu mats etc.
3. Do a cost comparison with the Skoda maintenance calculator available on the website. The 39,999 AMC is roughly equal to the actual cost unless someone really abuses their vehicle and/or racks up miles very fast. If you can include it into a car loan, then it makes sense as it adds a few rupees only to your EMI.
4. Lot of quality accessories available of skodadop and superskoda so compare and then buy Skoda India OEM accessories.

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Jai Auto , gurgaon , can you give me a sense of what i can squeeze out of them ?
Have you already done the booking?
I too am getting L&K and have a good deal. Please IM me and I'll tell you how and where to get it from.
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Thanks so much!!

IM sent a few minutes ago , shall await to hear from you. Thanks again !!

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I too am getting L&K and have a good deal. Please IM me and I'll tell you how and where to get it from.
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Did you get any reply to your fence sitters query? I am planning for a 1.8 TSI but am a little worried about the DQ200 and general reliability. Does anyone have any update on these aspects?

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@Mtv, you are spon on wrt to vRS being a better choice for the reasons you cited - but there is a 6-7 L price difference and for some folks it does make a difference. So, there is a market at this <25 L price segment for folks who are happy with 1.8 TSI as the best in price segment for 'driving pleasure + all round ability' - there are fence sitters within this Octy 1.8 TSI lover community due to dq200 reliability.

I see you own a Octy TSI and I have heard of of horror stories re dq200 few years back. But, considering that Vento TSI and Polo GT have been selling decent numbers in last few years, do we know if reliability of dq200 has improved now ? I would like to believe that VAG did mechatronics mods & updates to make it more reliable - just a fond hope, does not mean it is true.

Views from owners such as @Mtv and more importantly from recent (i.e in last 2 years) owners of Vento/Polo/Octy TSI will help lot of fence sitters on wrt these cars. Thanks.
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Did you get any reply to your fence sitters query? I am planning for a 1.8 TSI but am a little worried about the DQ200 and general reliability. Does anyone have any update on these aspects?
Hi, I am at 35K km at 2.7 years with my TSI. I can hear some noises when i accelerate really hard (very common) but nothing to worry. I spent INR 50k on my Cruze gearbox at 40k km so can understand a clutch pack change. But not outright failures!
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Thanks for the response buddy! If I am not wrong, yours would be a pre facelift model, correct?

Maybe I am a wishful thinker... But is the situation even better with the facelift Octavia 1.8 TSI?

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Hi, I am at 35K km at 2.7 years with my TSI. I can hear some noises when i accelerate really hard (very common) but nothing to worry. I spent INR 50k on my Cruze gearbox at 40k km so can understand a clutch pack change. But not outright failures!
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Thanks for the response buddy! If I am not wrong, yours would be a pre facelift model, correct?

Maybe I am a wishful thinker... But is the situation even better with the facelift Octavia 1.8 TSI?
Facelifted car is mechanically identical to the original. I would not take a chance with this DQ200 while a more robust gearbox is on offer. Save yourself some sleep and skip the 1.8, buy the RS

You’ll never question your decision


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