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Old 18th October 2010, 00:26   #121
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Free? Costing 4-6 K? I am sorry but I didn't understand this.
In a free service the Labor is only free. Rest is charged..
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Old 18th October 2010, 07:37   #122
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I was in Skoda showroom couple of months back for delivery of my friends Fabia. And indeed I found Skoda's add-on fitments like sun-film etc much much much costlier than competition. They even refused to put Garware sun film on the windows since they said it was not recommended by Skoda. I was laughing aloud at this point of time to be thinking straight. Every accessory was atleast 1.5times costlier than what you get in other car's showrooms.
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I was in Skoda showroom couple of months back for delivery of my friends Fabia. And indeed I found Skoda's add-on fitments like sun-film etc much much much costlier than competition. They even refused to put Garware sun film on the windows since they said it was not recommended by Skoda. I was laughing aloud at this point of time to be thinking straight. Every accessory was atleast 1.5times costlier than what you get in other car's showrooms.
"Not recommended by Skoda" - These are all dealer tactics. All dealers do it. Only that Skoda dealers do it better or may be best .
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@ Piyush_Vroom & Honeybee -
Free services are always for 'labour' only.
All consumables (oils / filters / coolant / fluids etc) are chargable. It is a standard practise everywhere.

Only exceptions I am aware of are those 3 yr full maintenance contracts like the one Chevy has going, where you pay some upfront cost and they cover 'parts' as well - albeit, 'conditions applied'.

With regards to Skoda - they use Synthetic oil in all their cars, and that too top of the line one.
Which itself is around 4k.
Add to it 3/4 filters etc. for 2k change - which gets you to 6k worth of 'free service'


Btw, I was wondering this thread title needs an update. What is the current cost of plastic wheel cover ?
It should be changed to 'revised/reduced' Fabia spare-parts rate.

Robin - you still have that image you took from ACI ?

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Robin - you still have that image you took from ACI ?

Cheers !
It wasn't me. It was k_ajay . I guess he emailed you a copy too.
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@K_ajay- Can you please mail me the image of the spares from ACI as well. Thanks.
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Went to the local car market today to buy a wheel-cap for my swift that went missing a few days back. Out of curiousity checked how much was the price of the Fabia wheel-caps and if it would fit on swift's rims.

A set of 4 wheel-caps cost 1200/- and in case one goes missing they don't sell single piece of the wheel-cap, one has to buy the complete set again. Having heard the price I didn't even check out the fabia wheel-caps, just got the swift wheel-cap put up for 100 bucks and drove away.
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Old 18th July 2011, 12:16   #128
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Well going by Skoda's reputation and reading through number of threads on this forum I'm not surprised by this cost of 2300. In fact I would say only 2300?

Considering the fact that you can get a set of 4 wheel caps (of other cars)for 1500 odd or more rupees, charging 2300 for one cap is definitely daylight robbery.
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I happened to see the bill for my BIL's Skoda Fabia's 15K service:

Oil (4L): Rs. 4634 (Castrol SLX Pro)
Oil Filter: Rs. 327

Does the oil really cost so much?
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I happened to see the bill for my BIL's Skoda Fabia's 15K service:

Oil (4L): Rs. 4634 (Castrol SLX Pro)
Oil Filter: Rs. 327

Does the oil really cost so much?
As mentioned earlier in the Forum, Skoda uses Synthetic oil for its cars. Synthetic oil do cost a lot and available in a range of prices starting around 900 Rs./litre. The price charged is justified.
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As mentioned earlier in the Forum, Skoda uses Synthetic oil for its cars. Synthetic oil do cost a lot and available in a range of prices starting around 900 Rs./litre. The price charged is justified.
My Punto also uses synthetic oil (Selenia) and I was charged Rs.2061 for 4 litres. This is more than double that. On the other hand, the oil filter cost is quite comparable (Punto's cost about Rs.30 more). That is why I was confused.
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Once i completely scratched my ikon(new) wheel cap and had to buy a new one from Ford .Costed 750 bucks. so 4 costs 3k.This being 13 inches , i believe Figo's will be similarly priced. Ford isn't cheap either .But compared to skoda its quiet ok it seems.
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Once i completely scratched my ikon(new) wheel cap and had to buy a new one from Ford .Costed 750 bucks. so 4 costs 3k.This being 13 inches , i believe Figo's will be similarly priced. Ford isn't cheap either .But compared to skoda its quiet ok it seems.
I'm surprised it cost Rs. 700 for a wheel-cap on the Ikon. I have an Ikon which uses the older model wheel-caps, and have replaced them on multiple occasions owing to them falling off or getting lost. It cost me about 400 per wheel cap, for 13 inchers. Am not sure if the new ones cost so much.
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