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Old 8th September 2004, 21:38   #61
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Quote[/b] (Shan2nu @ Sep. 08 2004,14:28)]Have they tested the RS in this months OD? If so, then whats it's 0-150kmph time?

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it's 21.85 seconds and the 0 to 100 is 8.97 secs.
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Quote[/b] (navin @ Sep. 08 2004,16:50)]ajmat, when will the FSI get to India? 2006? 2007? agreed the FSI is a great machine but i think in terms of the indian scene where FE, reliability (that usually means jap), VFM etc..score over driveability in purchase decisions i dont expect the FSI or equivalent to come here soon. for example i dont see toyota bringing in a 200bhp version of the corolla. and if you want to upgrade your RS to 180hp that can be done via a tuning kit (I am told). sorry for being vague in my earlier post.
It depends on what kind of petrol we get. It requires sulphur free petrol
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Quote[/b] ]hey shan
it's 21.85 seconds and the 0 to 100 is 8.97 secs.
That's a sec slower than the Accord at 150kmph, which means that the gap between the 2 at 150 will be 41.66 meters.

What i feel is that the RS really shoots from 0-80kmph but then on, the Accord is slowly eating away the advantage. By 100kmph it's just 0.01 secs behind and 1 sec by the time they hit 150.

BTW how about some 1/4 mile and stdn km times eh!!!

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Old 9th September 2004, 12:33   #64
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this is perfect for in city driving. i dont get much of a chance to go over 80kmph. in ciy 0-60/80 is what one needs. BTW turbos do tend to get hot but i assume this turbo being designed to work with the engine from the start will not suffer.
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with the new Octavia being launched this year, i doubt it'll take more than a year for Skoda to get the face-lifted model to India. The Octavia could be the model that would increase the brand image (as if its less) of Skoda and to push their sales (of the Tdi and the 2.0 Petrol) further to clear stocks. Thats what I think. And when thats done, i'm sure the current Octavia will be discontinued (TDi, 2.0 and current RS) and the new one may be launched within a year.
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i'd choose the RS - simply because its easier to get more juice from the already turbo'd octavia.
just add a chip - plug and play for upto 15-20bhp more. of course speed 93 with some good quality ocatne booster will become mandatory!
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Honda Accord anytime
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Quote[/b] (BikerSG @ Sep. 16 2004,03:27)]i'd choose the RS - simply because its easier to get more juice from the already turbo'd octavia.
just add a chip - plug and play for upto 15-20bhp more. of course speed 93 with some good quality ocatne booster will become mandatory!
It might be easy to add small amount of hp to the octavia..but the countless performance enhancements available for the accord can not be missed..if you really care for speed and reliability there is no way you can pick anything else other than the accord..in this segment..which give syou sooo much to play with..



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I agree C4S. The standard Accord matches the Skoda RS in acceleration. Without a turbo. A couple of performance enhancements (And trust me the aftermarket support for the new Accord is atleast 10000 times more than the RS anywhere) is tremendous.

Other reasons are already outlined by me earlier. Accord. Anyday.

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C4S and GTO you'll are forgetting that the RS is a better car to modify rather than the Accord. Both of these Im talkin about the Indian Versions. In the RS there is already a Turbo and in the Accord there aint any. So basically to get more than twice the HP of the RS you just have to change the Turbo to a bigger 1. In the Accord whereas you have to add alot of things to make it into a Turbo first of all. The RS then is 100 times better than the Accord in Handling. Agreed you dont get many Styling Mods for the RS BUT then there is the only place where the RS lacks. I have seen many Tuning Companies 300 + HP for the RS. Which other car maker is giving a Rally Specced car in India with such a Price?? Sunroof Nice alloys good Stereo. Very Nice Suspension and handling.
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Quote[/b] ] In the RS there is already a Turbo and in the Accord there aint any. So basically to get more than twice the HP of the RS you just have to change the Turbo to a bigger 1.
Or conversely the Octavia already has a turbo while the Accord doesnt. So we can dump a turbo in the Accord? For most people....100 non-turbo BHP is always better than a 100 BHP with a turbo.

Also tell me how you can "double the hp" by merely putting a *bigger turbo?

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Quote[/b] ] The RS then is 100 times better than the Accord in Handling.
I have pushed them both to the limit (though briefly) and trust me, the RS is not a 100 times better in handling.

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Quote[/b] ] Which other car maker is giving a Rally Specced car in India with such a Price??
Dont let the name fool you. 150bhp and front wheel drive does not make it "rally spec". There a minimal (very minimal) changes to the suspension. The rest is standard octavia with more add-ons.

I loved my drive in the RS. Theres no doubt that its a fantastic car. But I'd still choose the Accord.

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All this talk about the Accord and the RS. But I wonder, would a person considering the Accord consider the RS as an alternative? I'm not talkin an enthusiast, but a regular customer. I dont think so. I can't see your typical mid-forties/fifties business man being chauffered in the back of the RS!!

I guess comparing the L&K to the Accord would be more apt. While the Accord has the power advantage, the L&K has the frugal diesel. But we all know who won this battle.

The Accord may handle just as well as the RS, but somehow this, the american version, just looks out of place when it tries to be sporty. Its like putting the body of a Cadillac deville on a Corvette chassis...yes, it may handle well, but it sure doesn't look at ease doing it!
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Quote[/b] ]Headlight height adjustment
The Skoda has this too, so its wrongly mentioned as an Accord Advantage.
Nope, the RS does not have this. Must be something to do with the Xenon thingie.
xenons are usually auto levelling,
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Quote[/b] (rtech @ Sep. 27 2004,17:30)]I guess comparing the L&K to the Accord would be more apt. While the Accord has the power advantage, the L&K has the frugal diesel. But we all know who won this battle.
LnK is for fools IMO
at the price it comes , I wonder how did they even manage to sell 100 Lnk's so quickly.
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Just a gimmik...
might seem like a gimmick, but its a useful feature.
wipers start/stop automatically and the intermittent position is automatically adjusted according to the intensity of rain/snow.
you'll see what i mean if you see the system work.
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