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Old 30th December 2007, 00:25   #301
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Thanks for postig the pics JayD. The car looks nice in red. Also the beige interiors look neat. But the car doesnt have a climatronic ac!!??..nothing wrong to expect at 8 lacs, i think.
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nothing wrong to expect at 8 lacs, i think.
Anything over the 7.5 OTR for the higher-end diesel is way too much.

Considering how Hyundai i10 came up with all the gizmos and nice interiors etc ... everybody in India should start expecting the quality cars.

All these options you are see in Fabia are quite standard that you would expect in Western countries. Just because now the Skoda introducing these in India should not make it expensive.

In my opinion the Indians are paying too much for their cars.
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4. Why there is no climate control option beats me. In our climate it is highly desirable, and it is there in the lower segment Swift ZXi. Hopefully, Skoda will correct this soon.
I dont think climate control will be offered. The Honda City which costs about twice as much as a Swift does not offer one in any of it's variants.
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The Honda City which costs about twice as much as a Swift does not offer one in any of it's variants.
The Honda City which costs 'thrice' as much as a WagonR/ Santro never cared to offer ABS till SX4 came along.

In Fabia, the whole focus seems to be the features and the feel good factor. Hopefully they will correct it soon and offer climate control.
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It seems (I was told this by a friend, not confirmed news), that the base diesel 'classic', comes in at 7.1-ish OTR Chennai.

And going by the ACI road test, even the base model has pretty decent equipment. They also talked about the class-above comfort and feel.
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Here it is The new Skoda Fabia - Feel Special Officially here now.
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I dont think climate control will be offered. The Honda City which costs about twice as much as a Swift does not offer one in any of it's variants.

as a matter of fact climate control is avaialable, only its not with 'buttons' its with knobs. its called semi-climatic ac
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Look at the blades of the Fabia wipers, they are the ones found on expensive premium cars, surely those wipers will work very efficiently, good job by Skoda.
the same as the skoda laura
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Anything over the 7.5 OTR for the higher-end diesel is way too much.

Considering how Hyundai i10 came up with all the gizmos and nice interiors etc ... everybody in India should start expecting the quality cars.

All these options you are see in Fabia are quite standard that you would expect in Western countries. Just because now the Skoda introducing these in India should not make it expensive.

In my opinion the Indians are paying too much for their cars.
da. . .where u comparing the small i10 to the fabia. but i second you on the fact that anything over 7.5 otr will be too much
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Great pics - Waiting for Speedzak's review now.

I would say anything over 7 Lacs OTR for top end Model would be a BIGGG Mistake by Skoda.

I would pay the extra 1 Lac and buy the Verna rather ( This is how the Indian Mind Works )

Of course its a Luxury Hatch so it has to be expensive than others, BUT Skoda should not go overboard and price it ridiculously.
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as a matter of fact climate control is avaialable, only its not with 'buttons' its with knobs. its called semi-climatic ac
Semi-climatic ac?

Sorry for my ignorance, but what is that? How does it work?
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only its not with 'buttons' its with knobs. its called semi-climatic ac
Is it not the manual air con then? where you turn on the knob and then press the "ac" button like in majority of cars.
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Its the same as a climate control, but u don't get a display showing the temp, position etc. I think the SX4 and the new CRV have this too.
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The dash looks like it has a taken a lot of queues from the Octy...especially the instrument cluster...but hey where do you put those front speakers?
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Do any of the variants have black interiors? I really hate the beige interiors.
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