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Old 8th April 2009, 11:09   #1171
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OT but related in a way;
Nummer Eins (the ex- dealer of Skoda in Mumbai ) has started out under the brand name "roadworx". As they say old habbits die hard, what roadworx has done is used a pic of Jitu's car (Ford_rocam's car) photoshopped it and put it in page 5. of Bombay Times today as an advertisment for their outlet !!
is this the pic ad you are talking about?

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Old 8th April 2009, 11:12   #1172
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OT but related in a way;
Nummer Eins (the ex- dealer of Skoda in Mumbai ) has started out under the brand name "roadworx". As they say old habbits die hard, what roadworx has done is used a pic of Jitu's car (Ford_rocam's car) photoshopped it and put it in page 5. of Bombay Times today as an advertisment for their outlet !!
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They have even photoshopped a different reg. number onto the car. I saw the car closely, noticed the colour and intercooler and voila. There is no other car like in Mumbai. Anyone has a contact of the ad guys?
ah. yes the car looked strickingly familiar.
Now go it . What a el-cheapo way of PSing a car and showing up in your press ads. I wonder if they have even flicked the image from TeamBHP.

Roadworx is a service centre to stay miles away from .

Nice find tejas that they posted a honda city when Roadworx isn't a "Care taker" of Honda.

Btw did you see a clear reference of Nummereins at the bottom for contact numbers

Source : Welcome - Times Of India ePaper Bombay Times Page 5 - 8th April 2009

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Old 8th April 2009, 11:17   #1173
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The next question is why is Superb then so competitively priced? I don't know; maybe it has localisation costing built it.

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Though you would have known that from your own experience ... get people to buy the car and suck them with A.S.S.
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Old 8th April 2009, 13:10   #1174
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GTO hats off to you sir ! for standing for the truth and opening this thread. Man now even i feel like i made a mistake buying a skoda recently..
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Old 8th April 2009, 13:26   #1175
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Skoda PR, you have goofed big time here. You don't realize the bad publicity this issue will gather. A lot of us folks use TBHP to decide on buying their cars. This is definitely not a good PR for Skoda.
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In the Czech language “Skoda” literally means "damage", need we say more !!
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In the Czech language “Skoda” literally means "damage", need we say more !!
Well we need to change that, don't we? It should be 'damage' to them, the company, and not the 'metaphorically' poor buyer!
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In the Czech language “Skoda” literally means "damage", need we say more !!
fantastic finding!!!!
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Guys, I'm trying to google "skoda india", "skoda review" and "skoda after sales service", but no team-bhp links are being shown other than this one(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...koda-audi.html (VW NOT to share sales & service with Skoda, Audi)). I remeber current thread and harish's complaint thread used to be one the top listed results.


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In the Czech language “Skoda” literally means "damage", need we say more !!
As per my knowledge, Skoda is just a surname and not a meaningful word. thought "Skoda" - "damge" makes more sense.
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Old 8th April 2009, 14:11   #1180
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Well Well Well, What do we see here, The sale figures of Skoda have actually gone up.

In the premium section (Fabia), 576 cars were sold sold whereas in Feb, 273 were sold.

In the executive section (Octavia + Laura), 572 cars were sold whereas in Feb, 322 were sold.

In the premium section (Superb), 176 cars were sold sold whereas in Feb, 107 were sold.


Infact 176 is the highest number of Superbs sold in one month TILL DATE!

Source - Vasudeva , Comments?

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Old 8th April 2009, 14:12   #1181
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In the Czech language “Skoda” literally means "damage", need we say more !!
Very true. Here are different meanings of work škoda:

mischief, harm, wrong, worse, scathe, prejudice, pity, loss, injury, ill, hurt, disadvantage, detriment, deprivation, damage

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paste škoda in first text box and translate from Czech to english
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Old 8th April 2009, 14:19   #1182
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Thanks guys, check this out...

Skoda Family History Facts 1920 - Ancestry.com
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Old 8th April 2009, 14:38   #1183
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I got another response from Skoda India. Posting as-is. I am posting my response to them as well.
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Dear Mr Karthik and Srinivas,
Thank you for your responses. I appreciate the fact that you are monitoring the internet for feedback on your products and services. When I referred to 'horror' stories on the web, I not only referred to Team-BHP, but also innumerable other sites which have similar stories. The fact that you are concerned and want to improve is a very good step. The best thing would be to publicly acknowledge that these stories are going around (mind you - I am not asking for you to accept or reject the story, but only acknowledge that it exists) and clearly enunciate how your company deals with service, complaints and exceptions.

What concerns me most is the availability and cost of spare parts. I have been talking to other Skoda owners as well and the common complaint seems to be that parts are not in stock most of the time. I am sure you would have heard this as well and are taking steps to address this issue.

With regard to test drive, my parents are currently touring and will be back in Bangalore only by Mid May. I'll contact you/your dealership to arrange for a test drive. Thank you for the offer once again.

regards,
Prashanth




--- On Wed, 4/8/09, Ramesh, Karthik <xxxx.xxxx@skoda-auto.co.in> wrote:

> From: Ramesh, Karthik <xxxx.xxxx@skoda-auto.co.in>
> Subject: RE: Query on Skoda Cars
> To: xxxx@yahoo.com
> Cc: "Sudhir, Srinivas" <xxxx.xxxx@skoda-auto.co.in>
> Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 2:06 PM
> Dear Mr.Prashanth,
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> Thank you for writing to us and giving your feedback.
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> At Škoda we constantly endeavor to bring to our customers
> the latest technological innovations in our products and
> services.
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> We take appropriate measures to enhance the dealership
> service standards continuously with the growing demand in
> the market. We have operational Regional Offices at New
> Delhi & Bangalore to review and ensure our dealerships
> are following all standards set by Skoda and customers are
> serviced to the best of our abilities.
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> We thank you for taking time and giving us the feedback on
> the matter which is being viewed by our customers/ potential
> customers on team BHP web site. We remain committed and
> responsible for providing our customers uniformed service in
> addressing their needs, in time.
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> As a community we understand your view and respect the
> suggestions given from your end. However contents you have
> read on team-bhp regarding the case of Mr.Kanchan is purely
> an exceptional case which is Sub-judice before the
> Hon'ble State Commission, Mumbai.
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> With regards to spare parts reduction in prices, we are
> working on the same and will come out shortly with
> competitive prices. Please do let us know if we could
> organize a test drive for your parents.
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> We once again thank you for the valuable time taken in
> writing to us at Skoda.
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> Thanks & Regards,
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> Karthik Ramesh | After Sales
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> SKODA AUTO India Pvt. Ltd.
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I think comparing month on month data is of limited value for something like this. I'm an equity analyst and do this for a living. Have found most arguments based on such data to be unreliable at best. If you insist on using month-on-month figures, at-least compare them to overall segment growth for the same period.

To me the only data point you site that has real value is the Superb sales figure, which does seem to support your argument that the company isnt being punished for its misdeeds (if any).


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Well Well Well, What do we see here, The sale figures of Skoda have actually gone up.

In the premium section (Fabia), 576 cars were sold sold whereas in Feb, 273 were sold.

In the executive section (Octavia + Laura), 572 cars were sold whereas in Feb, 322 were sold.

In the premium section (Superb), 176 cars were sold sold whereas in Feb, 107 were sold.


Infact 176 is the highest number of Superbs sold in one month TILL DATE!

Source - Vasudeva , Comments?
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Old 8th April 2009, 15:54   #1185
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Well Well Well, What do we see here, The sale figures of Skoda have actually gone up.
Skoda numbers have gone up (in fact just more than doubled) over Jan / Feb. However their sales are still down by 36% vs March 08 and down 50% vs Jan - March 08.

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