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Old 21st May 2009, 13:55   #1801
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@gto and @harish do you think we should put a link of this discussion on BRISKODA - The Skoda Forum and Community.

Considering no development has happened after your meet with the biggies, should we take this international ?


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This thread already finds a mention there.
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@gto and @harish do you think we should put a link of this discussion on BRISKODA - The Skoda Forum and Community.

Considering no development has happened after your meet with the biggies, should we take this international ?
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30 plus days since Skoda met us and there seems to be no movement from Skoda's side. I think evo's case was also badly handled by Skoda.

Since the last month I have received calls and mails from at least 30 + people from Jalandhar, Delhi, Bangalore, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai etc voicing their problems and sheer frustration at owning a Skoda. All of them want to get together and act against Skoda.

I thought there would be some positive progression from Skoda. However it looks like Skoda does not wish to act positively.
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Skoda is sure turning out to be the House of Horrors for most of their (unsuspecting?) customers!

On the other hand they sure are going full bore in the Press - check out the latest (20th May) Wednesday supplement of Zigwheels with the Times of India - a positive review of the Skoda Yeti and an ad of the Fabia. Absolutely no mention of these problems in the Yeti review, which I am sure will also be known to the Press fellas. To an average Joe with cash who goes by our Press reviews and ads, the Skoda is perhaps that irresistible "quality brand" with appropriate snob value.

So then, quite rather a simple business plan eh? - if you can't fix the QA issues, just fix the PR!
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30 plus days since Skoda met us and there seems to be no movement from Skoda's side. I think evo's case was also badly handled by Skoda.

Since the last month I have received calls and mails from at least 30 + people from Jalandhar, Delhi, Bangalore, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai etc voicing their problems and sheer frustration at owning a Skoda. All of them want to get together and act against Skoda.

I thought there would be some positive progression from Skoda. However it looks like Skoda does not wish to act positively.
Harish, it is clear that none of our earlier beliefs are yielding results.
I would strongly urge you to get together with the others and move court.
We here would be glad to be of assistance in some little way or the other. Only I cannot at the moment figure out how exactly ....
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We here would be glad to be of assistance in some little way or the other. Only I cannot at the moment figure out how exactly ....
Harish, just let us know how we can support you. Letting our friends know about Skoda - most of us are already doing that. So anything else to support you and the others - do let us know.
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Propagating Skoda foibles
While most of the members may be making friends and relatives aware of Skoda after sales service, in our own way, what are few 30 second pitches to approach a prospective Skoda buyer?

Perhaps it's also likely that a portion of Skoda owners may not be aware of this or other websites that highlight after sales service woes. Does it make sense to reach out to existing Skoda owners casually e.g. when you pull up alongside at signal crossings, coffee shops etc?
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30 plus days since Skoda met us and there seems to be no movement from Skoda's side. I think evo's case was also badly handled by Skoda.

Since the last month I have received calls and mails from at least 30 + people from Jalandhar, Delhi, Bangalore, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai etc voicing their problems and sheer frustration at owning a Skoda. All of them want to get together and act against Skoda.

I thought there would be some positive progression from Skoda. However it looks like Skoda does not wish to act positively.
check todays BOmbay times page 3, you will know where they are busy.

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check todays BOmbay times page 3, you will know where they are busy.

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How shamelessly they are launching new products hoping it would increase sales (superb effect? ) to tide the low numbers they have met till now.

They should realise that money from Harish's EMI (well a part) is being used for this so called promotion.

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Saw todays bombay times they are least bother about customer problems and busy in photo shoot with models for promotion of new laura .

Great going skoda but this photo shoot wont help you in selling your product with crap service
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Oh yeah, those photos are there in HT Cafe too! Looks like they really aren't bothered about customers' problems.
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How can we expect Times or any other daily to write against Scoda when they are getting a half page adv every alternate day?

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Skoda is sure turning out to be the House of Horrors for most of their (unsuspecting?) customers!

On the other hand they sure are going full bore in the Press - check out the latest (20th May) Wednesday supplement of Zigwheels with the Times of India - a positive review of the Skoda Yeti and an ad of the Fabia. Absolutely no mention of these problems in the Yeti review, which I am sure will also be known to the Press fellas. To an average Joe with cash who goes by our Press reviews and ads, the Skoda is perhaps that irresistible "quality brand" with appropriate snob value.

So then, quite rather a simple business plan eh? - if you can't fix the QA issues, just fix the PR!
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Old 22nd May 2009, 16:34   #1815
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you need to still keep in mind that. Skoda directly probably is not responsible. Its the skoda dealer. Yes i agree they have to do constant quality checks etc etc to keep the dealers doing their jobs at optimum levels. Not all the skoda owners in other countries are facing this problem and even many of our very own skoda owners in india do not have much problem apart from the usual fragilie behaviour of their cars(the case is same with most germans including the audi's,mercs and beemers).
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