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Old 7th February 2008, 15:13   #46
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Well if they actually plan to push Octavia down to almost NHC, Verna CRdi levels then shouldn't they first reduce their spares prices? A NHC owner may pay Rs.500 for a oil change while a Octy owner would be paying Rs.5000? In that segment, such service and spares cost would be a death blow to the Octavia.
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This was looking quite certain since the time skoda launched the laura at a wrong price and retaining the octavia parallel. Also they have lauched the fabia again at a wrong price.......dont know which segment it would be pushed into But if this comes true it would be a blast into the c segment, i think all the octavia lovers are waiting for this moment since long
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New Variant of Octavia. There are already 2 old variants of Octavia doing the rounds in India--Octavia and Octavia new (Lola). With a new generation expected, wonder how the old `new' generation will be priced and positioned. The point is that Lola is the older, higher priced car, and the `new' to be launched Octavia is a newer generation. If new Octavia is priced higher than old Octavia (Lola), then what happens. If new Octavia replaces the old Octavia, then the new new Octavia is cheaper than the Lola (which is an older generation Octavia). Confusion?
Hey, hey, What did you just write Vasudeva?
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Octavia Ambiente.

Saw an add in TOI Pune (:: The Times of India ePaper :: city = Pune, Page 24). Price: 9.90L

I was not able to discern the features that are available in Ambiente.
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I think Vasudeva's pressing question should be put to Skoda asap. Let them ponder.
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I was about to mention about the add that appeared in todays Pune edition of the TOI..as per the add the Ambiente, Elegance, and the L&K versions are very much under production, it seems. But with the host of features mentioned in the add, the price of the L&K version would still be in the range of 13+lacs OTR whereas the add states the range to be starting from 9,90,705/- So i think Skoda has brought the Ambiente version in the Rider price range by discontinuing the Rider.
So expect it to go above 10lacs on road, not much of a difference in prices though. Therefore IMO not really a new variant.

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So they reduced the base model price by 1.5 lakhs. Octy resale will be affected by this price reduction. Before announcing the new price, 2002 model Octy available for only 4.75 lakhs in the second hand market. Now it will be available under 4 lakhs!
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theres a new variant of the superb also.
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Hey, hey, What did you just write Vasudeva?
I am saying that with the expected `new generation' Octavia, there would be 3 Octavias floating around-the oldest Octavia, the old Lola, and the new Octavia, say Gola. How will they price the Gola. If below the Lola to replace the Octavia, then the new generation Gola will be priced lower than the old Lola. Then why should anyone buy the Lola. Perhaps Gola will replace the Lola.
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By the way, there was a 1998 movie Ronin with De Niro. You can see the oldest Octavia in that if you keep your eyes peeled. Will the old Octavia will be around as long as the 800.
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Yes, you get to see a lot of those in countries like Egypt and Turkey.

I think the model's called Felicia
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Its also there in the movie Triple X with Vin Diesel in it.
The car is shown when he lands in Czech and is taken from the airport.
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I am saying that with the expected `new generation' Octavia, there would be 3 Octavias floating around-the oldest Octavia, the old Lola, and the new Octavia, say Gola. How will they price the Gola. If below the Lola to replace the Octavia, then the new generation Gola will be priced lower than the old Lola. Then why should anyone buy the Lola. Perhaps Gola will replace the Lola.
This is getting too confusing. For discussion purpose, we can call the current Octavia as Ola, the Laura as Lola and the upcoming one as Gola.

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Yes, you get to see a lot of those in countries like Egypt and Turkey. I think the model's called Felicia
So, lets refer to this as Fola then !
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Too good Manveet can't control my laughter

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.... A NHC owner may pay Rs.500 for a oil change while a Octy owner would be paying Rs.5000....
do they put synthetic oil or what for 5k? can any of the octavia owners clarify on this.

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