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Old 8th February 2008, 13:05   #61
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do they put synthetic oil or what for 5k? can any of the octavia owners clarify on this.

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Yes, Skoda uses fully synthetic oil and hence the higher oil costs.
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....NHC owner may pay Rs.500 for a oil change while a Octy owner would be paying Rs.5000....
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do they put synthetic oil or what for 5k?
Lol..dont take the literal meaning re. He just wants to say that if the Octavia comes in the NHC or the Verna price range, than the after sales service (including the spares cost) should be reasonable.
And AFAIK the authorised service center do not use synthetic oil, but use mineral oil instead.
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Kolkata dealer mentions these about the Ambiente Petrol 1.8 TPi:

All existing Rider TPi features + Alloys, Spoiler, ABS and a reduction of 1L in ex-showroom price. So it comes to 11.06 OTR here.

In comparison, Rider TPi is 11.7 OTR here, considering free insurance. Insurance is not free on Ambiente.

In comparison, the Civic S MT is ~ 12 OTR (pre-discount, if any)


I asked him, didn't the Rider TPi come with ABS? Thats what the site says - TPi has ABS, TDi does not. He vehemently denied. Says no ABS on current Rider TPi !

He did not have TDi prices.
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Yes, Skoda uses fully synthetic oil and hence the higher oil costs.
wat's the advantage of using synthetic oils.
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I doubt Jetta will be more than 1.2 Million. It won't sell if launched for more than that. (But my heart believes that Skoda + VW has the ability to over price the car).
I agree. most are over priced, but i hope that the jetta isnt priced that high.
I heard from someone at the auto show that jetta would be around 8 lakhs..
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wat's the advantage of using synthetic oils.
Your car runs smoother, the NVH(Noise Vibration Harshness) is lesser, the FE might increase slightly. Engine life can also increase.
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wat's the advantage of using synthetic oils.
All the answers :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...neral-oil.html (ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil)

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Kolkata dealer mentions these about the Ambiente Petrol 1.8 TPi:

All existing Rider TPi features + Alloys, Spoiler, ABS and a reduction of 1L in ex-showroom price. So it comes to 11.06 OTR here.

In comparison, Rider TPi is 11.7 OTR here, considering free insurance. Insurance is not free on Ambiente.

In comparison, the Civic S MT is ~ 12 OTR (pre-discount, if any)


I asked him, didn't the Rider TPi come with ABS? Thats what the site says - TPi has ABS, TDi does not. He vehemently denied. Says no ABS on current Rider TPi !

He did not have TDi prices.
1.8TPI Rider already comes with ABS.
So I think, just forget about this dealer and whatever he is saying...

And the 1.8TPI Rider which my friend bought...the dealer gave him spoiler + Alloys free....

So what's the news guys?
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Seems only the price of the TPi has been reduced by 1L.

As per Kolkata price list (ex-showroom)

Rider TDi - 11.42 ; Ambiente TDi - 11.05
Reduction of 37K. Rider has insurance free I heard. So essentially OTR remains the same for the TDi

Rider TPi - 11.21 ; Ambiente TPi - 10.24
Nice price cut here.
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Seems only the price of the TPi has been reduced by 1L.

As per Kolkata price list (ex-showroom)

Rider TDi - 11.42 ; Ambiente TDi - 11.05
Reduction of 37K. Rider has insurance free I heard. So essentially OTR remains the same for the TDi

Rider TPi - 11.21 ; Ambiente TPi - 10.24
Nice price cut here.
Called up TAFE access, bangalore. According to them,
difference between ambiente and rider is

- Arm rest in rider is moved to back seat in ambient
- rubber padding on the doors (dont know what is it) is removed from ambiente
- ABS added in ambiente.
- No alloys, spoiler

price for ambient is 12.16 OTR, rider is 13.45 OTR.
RS is availabe on demand at 15.94 OTR.
Dont know why there is almost 4 lakhs difference between RS and Ambiente.
Also Ambiente has ABS (which rider doesn't have) and it costs 1.3L lesser than Rider!
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The Ambient version also does not have keyless entry...

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