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|28th March 2009, 18:32||#226|
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Team BHP should remove the Skoda Car image from its homepage and the skoda Car image that is displayed on the top portion of every page. Surely, the forum dosen't need such an infamous car as its 'logo'
|28th March 2009, 18:37||#227|
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Skoda was always considered a sub-standard car on the International scene. I guess we are partly to blame for making a sub-standard product a premium hit in India. It is true that we were starved of choice.
Instead of being thankful for giving a huge market and fan following, Skoda has failed us miserably beyond repair. Now its time for Skoda to wake up and smell the coffee.
I still remember, my German customer was shell-shocked when I mentioned that Skoda is positioned as a luxury brand in India. His second response was: Do they give an apartment free with each car?
One of the famous Skoda jokes:
Q: How do you double the value of a Skoda?
A: Fill it with petrol.
I'm sure this thread is gonna be a classic! 15 pages in one day!!!!
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|28th March 2009, 18:55||#228|
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Skoda has good products, but the attitude of the people in the company and dealers permeates across to the customers.
It's blatant robbery and cheating by Skoda dealers. My ex boss had to change a clutch plate at less than 20k kms. The cost ? 45k for one clutchplate, bearing and labour. OTOH Mercedes parts cost as much.
The various posts by mostly moderators and their own Skodas leave a really bad taste in one's mouth be it an owner or someone reading experiences here or elsewhere posted.
OT - your signature - quite interesting.
|28th March 2009, 19:00||#229|
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Interesting response from Skoda rep, if what she claims herself to be is true. Team-bhp has been neutral with every car manufacturer and searching the posts will give enough good and bad about all cars. We at team-bhp give direct feedback on what we feel and exchange opinion. Freedom of expression is a right to every Indian.
The fact that we have a red Skoda picture on top of every page should suffice that we still are considering it to be a good car (ignoring the service part). Now I think it should be removed.
Another point, 100% votes on "Yes". This itself says a lot
|28th March 2009, 19:07||#230|
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Ho boy, Skoda should learn to treat their customers properly. My friend who was looking for City VTEC had decided to go for a VRs, I was sharing one of our moderators experience with him and he thought I was joking, after reading this beautiful thread I know what his reaction will be like, when people invest huge chunk of cash on their car it’s not wrong expecting same kind of service. If Skoda India needs help in quality management and customer care, I would be glad to help them
|28th March 2009, 19:23||#231|
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|28th March 2009, 19:46||#233|
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Boy o boy!!!!!!
Have Skoda dug their own grave....I mean yesterday i was seeking advice on buying a Skoda...But its a different story now....
I swear im never gonna dissuade prospective Skoda customers from goin ahead with their purchase....i swear..
All im gona do is tell them to go through Team Bhp forums....
@ meghna:hope i wont be instigated for this or will i???
|28th March 2009, 20:36||#234|
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To be fair (sorry)
Skoda is not considered a substandard car elsewhere in the world, at least not in my UK mothercountry. That all finished when VAG took over the company.
What it then became was the car to buy if you wanted a VW or an Audi but either couldn't afford it, or felt the money was wrongly spent on a fancier badge.
It is considered the bargain-basement VAG car. Equally, it is not considered "premium".
The Skoda jokes were over and finished a long, long time ago.
...Until they posted their current utter nonsense here. Now they are a joke all over again.
|28th March 2009, 20:40||#235|
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I only have this to say : Skoda, realise your follies and make up. It's never too late. Anyone can stay stuck in their arrogance and ego; however, it takes a big person to admit his / her mistakes, apologise and make up. While your behaviour so far has taken our expectations of Skoda India to the lowest possible levels (way below that of even Peugeot who cheated Indian customers of booking deposits), this community would love to be pleasantly surprised.
There, I've just given you a PR 101 lesson.
Lastly, as long as the userid "Skoda Corporate" adheres to all of Team-BHP's rules, it will be allowed full access & posting rights to this community. Team-BHP remains a transparent level-playing field for all concerned. You've said an awful lot yesterday, what's with the sudden silence?
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|28th March 2009, 20:42||#236|
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dear friends i have been going through this thread for the past few days . My uncle was looking for premium segment car and the shortlisted ones were the Laura and the coralla.
I had spoken to him and forwarded this thread to him and he was very surpurised and he knows the spare parts and service was on the higher side and but he never thought skoda or their dealers could end up cheating customers who has paid for their luxury cars.
Definetly this thread is going to help him saying NO to Skoda.
|28th March 2009, 20:42||#237|
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yes. VAG made a killing in europe making Audi, Seat, skoda and VW badged variants of the same cars.
I always favored the Seats when VAG was focused on making those the hot peppers of their range.
|28th March 2009, 20:45||#238|
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SUGGESTIONS for the new team bhp logo on top of the page:
must be an icon in the automotive industry (or on team bhp) and must personify value, reliability, toughness and contribution to the indian automotive industry as a whole.
A maruti or a hyundai or a tata will be on top of the list (which i really dont mind)
suggestion 1: tata nano (for obvious reasons)
suggestion 2: maruti 800<maybe edmunds 800> (for putting the nation on wheels)
suggestion 3: rudra's amby (for aesthetic purposes: she's a hottie!)
suggestion 4: <taps fingers on table and thinks> no no, we dont want a hyundai as the top photo, outright BOORING!
suggestion 5: car of the month (picked by mods + team bhpians every month)
|28th March 2009, 21:19||#239|
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I am with you guys and stand by the motion against skoda.
This is my last post on t bhp and I take a pledge never to post unless and until I see that red skoda VRS car taken of the forum homepage. For me, Its an INSULT to t-bhp brand as a whole.
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