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Old 4th September 2004, 02:01   #61
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Quote[/b] ]Dont need to. Team-BHP covers it all a full month in advance.
And yes we should do a full road test as well.

Btw rtech youre right bout white. I think they should have offered that colour too. We could add the livery to make it look like the WRC Octavia

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Old 4th September 2004, 02:58   #62
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slightly drifting away from the RS,,,,,,
just noticed a L&K
this car does not have a rear wiper
while the cheaper elegance trim as it
any idea why the LnK is deprived of the rear wiper???
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Quote[/b] ]just noticed a L&K
this car does not have a rear wiper
while the cheaper elegance trim as it
any idea why the LnK is deprived of the rear wiper???
Well, the early models of the Elegance came with the rear wiper/washer. These were CKD kits that came in. Once they started making the Skoda here, they did away with the wiper to save costs. Now you cannot get it on any model.

Bad idea I think coz the rear wiper is really needed on the Skoda.

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Yup they took it out about 12 mts back. they claim that rear de fogger does the job. I really wish they atleast offered it as an option. Lets all harass Skoda to do so. I find the rear wiper really useful on my wife's sail.



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r u sure a rear wiper is needed, havent used once on my safari in the last 4 years!!!!


ps:that could be coz it hardly rains here!lol!
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Quote[/b] (navin @ Sep. 02 2004,13:20)]BTW if you see a silver haired person oogling the RS tom you know it is me.
yo navin!
me too a black fan(in cars too, but my dad wont buy a black one, it's either sliver or light golden)

but i have one doubt, if u like black, why is ur hair silver??
I wish it were black. I guess I am trying to relive my youth.
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Old 4th September 2004, 14:13   #67
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i use the one on my wife's sail quite a bit. it help when you got saline (salt wter spray) deposits on the car. in traffic I find anything that helps vision esp. preipheral vision should be included.
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rear wipers are a boon when driving in monssons, especially on the long highway hauls, the whole rear end gets balck in color thanks to the amazing surface of our roads
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yea...i've often wished for a rear wiper on long drives when the rear gets covered in dust and grime.

The dealer's excuse of a rear defroster doing the job is a joke though! I really wonder what they take the customer as...or do they really believe half the rubbish that comes out in their sales pitch?

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Quote[/b] ]the whole rear end gets balck in color
this problem is pretty severe in the santro. atleast when i had the santro i used the rear wiper a lot coz, the muck flying off the cars rear wheels settled on the rear windscreen,

the problem isnt there on my ikon now..and the defogger is more than sufficient

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Whenever I have taken my buddys Sierra Turbo on the highway, monsoons or no monsoons...that rear wash wipe has always been a boon.

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P.S. When its working that is. Tata and Merc electronics seem to have a lot in common
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Well maybe they use the same electronics devolopment team, just like they use the same paint shop here in India!!
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Guyz.....i`ve been hearing a lot about this car of late.Can ne1 of u post sum pics.Would really like to c the car.
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Quote[/b] (X-Machine @ Sep. 04 2004,18:54)]Can ne1 of u post sum pics.Would really like to c the car.
Look at page 4 of this thread.

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Quote[/b] (rtech @ Sep. 04 2004,17:51)]yea...i've often wished for a rear wiper on long drives when the rear gets covered in dust and grime....The dealer's excuse of a rear defroster doing the job is a joke though! I really wonder what they take the customer as...or do they really believe half the rubbish that comes out in their sales pitch?
what bothers me is that the wiper is not even an option! What were THEY thinking. BTW how can we use this forum to get what we want? Do we have method through which we can put forward a joint opinion to car companies or even to the mags? Some other forums (audio, laptops, and photograhpy) I subscribe to have taken to using the power of a joint opinion to convince manufacturers to develop products or improve product design and even get group discounts.
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