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Old 7th May 2008, 14:10   #46
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13 - 15 lakhs for a hatch??? Is there something I am missing?
What you are missing is the car (is not there in your garage )

At 13-14 lakhs it is unlikely to be there ever! I would go and buy a Civic-AT instead for that much money! Fabia stands no chance in front of elegance and beauty of Civic!
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1. Why is the excitement of having 1.9 engine in an hatchback, is
it very exciting to drive or fun to drive? . How different will it
be than a 1.9 Sedan?
a sedan weighs more than a hatch. so when you put the same engine in a smaller car, you get more power. quite different.
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hoping that they will get picked up for their exclusivity and snob value.
If you want exclusivity and snob value I guess you need to bring in an Alfa Romeo or a Lancia.

How can you get snob value with a brand that is known mostly for small, economical hatches?
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Hope the engine is refined unlike the current 1.4pd engine, the current 1.4 engine is weakest part of the car.

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though it a little off topic

but i wanna ask , what are heated ORVMs , ive seen brochures of fabia stating that.

orvm == outside rear view mirror , but why would we need to heat it ?

or im wrong in something ?
I had a similar view till I used these mirrors. They are fantastic in the rains - the heating evaporates the water droplets and you don't have to pur your window down and wipe the mirror clean with your hand.
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Old 7th May 2008, 20:30   #51
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The PD diesel engines are definitely not as refined as the new generation CRDI engines. Moreover the new engine will attract higher excise duty confining its target segment to a very few people. I wonder if is worth the effort and will lead to any tangible benefits for Skoda. A mickey mouse project IMHO.
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though it a little off topic

but i wanna ask , what are heated ORVMs , ive seen brochures of fabia stating that.

orvm == outside rear view mirror , but why would we need to heat it ?

or im wrong in something ?
Inferno! I think this is a very cool feature in the Fabia. During rains, have you noticed that our ORVM becomes wet with rain drops and your vision is cut off? You will have to roll down the windows and clean with your hand :-).

But with this heated OVRM (there is a switch near the power windows
button) which can heat the OVRM and get rid of the rain drops !!

Ain't it Cool!!!! How lazy can we get!
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Hope the engine is refined unlike the current 1.4pd engine, the current 1.4 engine is weakest part of the car.
thought the weakest thing was the price tag.
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i think bravo cant compete with 1.9 fabia , as bravo will be for 20 lac +
but the luxury and space you get in the bravo is way way better than fabia and also there are lots of functions available.I feel they should give the fabia fatter tires and bigger brakes coz with the 1.9 engine one should be really when doing high speeds and you have a scary moment considering its size.

From what i heard the bravo is 18-24 lakhs .....bravo and the 500 are only for true enthusiasts is you ask me
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but the luxury and space you get in the bravo is way way better than fabia and also there are lots of functions available.I feel they should give the fabia fatter tires and bigger brakes coz with the 1.9 engine one should be really when doing high speeds and you have a scary moment considering its size.

From what i heard the bravo is 18-24 lakhs .....bravo and the 500 are only for true enthusiasts is you ask me
Space or no space, you dont buy a FIAT for 20+ lakhs! Thats insane.
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No, you don't buy a hatch in India for 8L, leave alone 20!
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The 1.9 is still some time away.

1. The Octavia 1.9 is still in production and is bringing in chunk of octavia sales to skoda. Not anytime soon is this car going to be phased out.
2. Fabia wont sell with the same diesel engine or even a 1.9pd (if it fits in the price range) for more than 9 lacs anyday.
3. Skoda cant price octabia and fabia similarly so 1.9pd doesnt stand a chance.
4. To get the 1.9 tdi below 9 lacs range in fabia can be achieved once Skoda increases localization in fabia.
I dont see this happening anytime before 4Qtr of this year at the earliest.
1.Its here for about 2 years more ( to say the least)
2.It will most probably be a 1.9 pd powering the laura
3.It will be . See laura and octavia almost the same price even though its base vs top end
4.NO chance its coming below 9 lacs
Yes year end is what is expected.
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No, you don't buy a hatch in India for 8L, leave alone 20!
It will have a 1.9 MJD and is a cbu. Its quite bigger than a hatch There will be people paying for it.

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Hope the engine is refined unlike the current 1.4pd engine, the current 1.4 engine is weakest part of the car.
1.9 pd dont expect much from a pumpe-duse except for efficiency and maybe power
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It will have a 1.9 MJD and is a cbu. Its quite bigger than a hatch There will be people paying for it.
I'll bet you a beer that it'll not work at 8L+ or anything above it. See the SR-V for proof. And if they can even sell 1000 pcs. of that 1.9 version in a year, I'll be very, very surprised.

P.S. And forget about it being substantially bigger than a hatch. It's barely bigger than a Swift/Getz. For that kind of a price, I'll happily take a Verna & give it a Pete's Box/Pedder's suspension! Also the servicing will be dirt cheap compared to the Skoda!

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I think 500 is quite possible if not 1000

Some People ( apart from Team-bhpians) have no sense while buying a car.
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Some People ( apart from Team-bhpians) have no sense while buying a car.
you are right, like i said its for true enthusiasts
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