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Old 2nd July 2008, 18:30   #76
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The Specs look good for a replacement of Octavia. At same Price or marginally above. But the bigger concern is the look of the car, its ages old, its even worse then the outdated Octavia.
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the front looks very dull compared to the rear which looks stylish just like passat.
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What are they smoking?

The Jetta is competing with the Accord when it should compete with the Civic!!
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VW is trying to pitch this car against Hondas Accord and Fords Mondeo.
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VWs positioning of the Jetta is somewhat confusing. For 18k you also have the option of buying a 5dr Golf GT TDI or their other Mondeo rival, the Passat 2.0 TDi S. With both using the same 138bhp unit, it appears VW already has already catered for the hatch/saloon customer dilemma.
looks like VW has the problem world over.....
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If it's priced around the Accord, I would like to see the Jetta's 0-100 figures against the Accord's! Should make for some fun reading!!
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I don't think it will be more than the Laura. Looks like no sunroof, no xenons and looks like no electric seats.
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oh dear, from the looks skoda looks more of prestigeous brand the VW. this car is very plain compared to other cars in the price range

the accord will kill it
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I don't think it will be more than the Laura. looks like no electric seats.
The comfortline model seems to have it..If you look at the Laura interiors and the Jetta they are pretty much identical. the specs are the same, the A/C controls are the same, the trip meter looks similar etc.. The only modification seems to be exteriors..
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The comfortline model seems to have it..
I think the pic shows seat heaters and blower direction adjustment not seat adjustment as such.
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Guys if anyone is not going for the Jetta Launch on the 16th can plz giv me the Invitations, as me wants to go and havent got a Invitee yet, my cell no is 9819020990 .
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The comfortline model seems to have it..If you look at the Laura interiors and the Jetta they are pretty much identical. the specs are the same, the A/C controls are the same, the trip meter looks similar etc.. The only modification seems to be exteriors..
VAG are the masters at part sharing, from floor pans to brake fluid, they share just about everything between Seat, Skoda, Audi and VW.
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10-11 lacs for 1.3MJD 90bhp??? I seriously doubt that. For the A** of Fiat the Linea should not cross the 9 lacs bracket if its launched wid 1.3 MJD and 1.4 P.
after sales and service of FIAT may be bad, but its definitely better than SKODA.

I have a palio and an octavia, so, i say this from experience
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Wow if pricing is what it seems to be then i think Hyundai Embera diesel is a class above what they trying to do is to price Jetta above Already over priced Skoda Laura Thats crazy may be the have modest targets of selling 1 Jetta for every 10-20 civics or optra magnums diesels sold
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Default Update - Jetta launch date in Bangalore.

I got a call from Elite motors, Bangalore. They say the launch is on 18th and cars will be on display/available for TD the following day. They are taking bookings for the Jetta - 2L down payment - fully refundable.

There will be two engines on offer - a 1.6 petrol and 1.9 TDI (not PD, I specifically asked them). Information about the 1.6 CRDI was just someone's idea of a joke on potential buyers. The price starts at ~13L, ex-showroom. And hold on - this one is a CKD, apparently with a very high import content. Do all Germans think alike?

IMHO, wait for the launch before you make a booking. The dealers are still holding back information.
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Hey CBlazer it is the PD engine. It's the same engine as the Skoda Laura. You will find that information if you go to the Volkswagen India website and read the Jetta specs for India. There's even a pdf which you can download with the specs of the 3 variants. Only thing missing is the complete features. Some features are mentioned on the site.
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And hold on - this one is a CKD, apparently with a very high import content
The kits are from Mexico
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