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Old 31st July 2008, 13:51   #46
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I shudder at the thought of what would they charge if anything happens to ORVM which is the most common casualty (atleast here in Pune) to most of the cars.
Only Rs 12,000/- for a pair of ORVM's for the Octavia!! Faced the harsh reality when both were stolen. I am guessing similar pricing for the Fabia.
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Old 31st July 2008, 13:55   #47
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The price charged by Skoda for a single wheelcap is outrageous!
I shudder thinking about the costs involved if the car were to be involved in an accident!
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I'm not surprised the prices are high. It has nothing to do with exclusivity. I hope Skoda isn't trying to use this as the reason for the high pricing.

I'm curious as to what the prices of Jetta's accessories would be compared to competition.
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Guys you need to pay to get German engineered quality products. If you don't want to pay through your Nose/ears/mouth go for Indian Cars.

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Old 31st July 2008, 16:05   #50
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Price to pay for exclusivity :-(
Seems like a sure way of making the car exclusive by ensuring low sales! But how many people really make a decision for the purchase considering the aftersales cost/insurance? It looks like a hindsight all the time.
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And you know what. The same wheel cover made by the same company could be in the outside company for 500rs
Certain Bosch parts which Skoda sells for 55K are available for 18K in open market WITH BILL and WARRANTY
I do know about the Bosch stuff and I have found a Bosch service center in Gurgaon. However, I could not find any shop which stocked Fabia specific accessories/spares. It was hard even finding a mud flap for it

Could you suggest a place which you think would stock a similar wheel cap (By similar I mean one which looks identical to the other 3, even if without the skoda logo)?
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Old 31st July 2008, 22:08   #52
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This doesn't suprise me at all. Buying a tiny car like Fabia for 8 Lakhs means one is already accepted to rob.
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Guys you need to pay to get German engineered quality products. If you don't want to pay through your Nose/ears/mouth go for Indian Cars.
and what car that would be??

dude wats german engineering got to do in a plastic wheel cap, that fell on a usual bump.
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and what car that would be??

dude wats german engineering got to do in a plastic wheel cap, that fell on a usual bump.
or for that matter what german engineering is added to the 18k Bosch FIP (PS: bosch is also german ) to make it worthy of 55k ?
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German engineering are still outstanding. But now a days most of the cars and their parts are localized. So quality is doubtful.
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I bought look-alike plastic caps for my octavia for Rs. 1000 for a set! and they look as good as the original!
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Now for the more interesting part. A single plastic wheel cap (Skoda OEM) will set you back by 2300/- :(, so be careful.
My god!
....and i thought that ford's spare prices were sky high....
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This doesn't suprise me at all. Buying a tiny car like Fabia for 8 Lakhs means one is already accepted to rob.
Eggjectly. Why complain about Rs.2,300 for a wheel cap if you paid 8 lakhs plus for a noisy, underpowered and cramped diesel hatchback in the first place?
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Oh Damn.!!
Skoda Genuine Accessories
Fog Lamp. 16K

My Elantra's Full Light Assembly Panel Including Bulbs costs 6.5K

Fabia: fog lamp without panel 16K Duh!!

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Only Rs 12,000/- for a pair of ORVM's for the Octavia!! Faced the harsh reality when both were stolen. I am guessing similar pricing for the Fabia.
This happens a lot means a lot with Skoda in Delhi and NCR. Thank God!! I forced my bro. not to buy Skoda 2-3 years back.

I know it was a good decision because it can hurt our pocket a lot.

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I was about to got for an Octavia, until my friends asked to Google Skoda India Maintanence!!!
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