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Old 17th April 2009, 14:19   #1411
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Have you guys seen this
Skoda Auto sucks - threatens users describing their service
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Old 17th April 2009, 14:23   #1412
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the links were removed by wikipedia admins for good reasons. I'd suggest people think twice before unecessarily adding links and starting an unwanted edit war
I think the link still exists as can be seen under `external links'
Ĺ*koda Auto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 17th April 2009, 15:00   #1413
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Is this A.S.S problem in India only with Skoda or is it the entire Volkswagan stable like the Audi..?
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Old 17th April 2009, 15:33   #1414
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Looks like the details on our forum is being discussed in many other forums. The reach is unbelievable. Skoda has to react fast and in a right manner.
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With so many guests visiting TeamBHP we should make this thread and Harsish's original thread a permanent feature on the home page. There are many first time visitors and would find it difficult to browse through to read all this, maybe even with a small writeup against the two threads.
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Old 17th April 2009, 16:22   #1416
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It is just that skoda treats its Indian customers pretty bad. Please read the below 2 mentioned press release by AP (The Associated Press | The essential global news network).

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The Czech manufacturer has Britain's happiest and most satisfied owners, according to a survey. Skoda took the top manufacturer's title and also had two cars in the top three individual models with the Superb second and Octavia third.
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Skoda has beaten motoring's elite to be voted the UK's number one car brand and British-built Jaguar XF became the most satisfying new car to own.
Why is skoda doing this ?
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Hi Gentlemen ( this is my first post, apologise if there are any slip-ups ), just would like to share that after reading all above disscussion, I thank my stars for not buying a used Skoda Fabia couple of months back, instead bought a new Wagon R and have been enjoying since then. Skoda customer care dogdes calls and queries, mails to management bounce or are answered irresponsibly. Skoda India is shying away from problem. IMO the problem with all the complaints I believe is in the attitude of the Skoda Auto India and its dealers. Skoda needs to take care of this, or the reputation will be further hindered. Harish, hats of to you!
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i think besides maruti (honda & toyota as well) no one in india really takes care of their customers...
I'd definitely put Hyundai on the top of the list in terms of taking care of their customers. They are really good, their advisors are not out to loot consumers. In particular, their calls after any service to check whether they were upto the customer's expectations make them part of the top two from my personal experience.

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Taking care of their customers, I give 10 out of 10 to Mitsubishi - at least in Chennai. So far been and being treated special. Me and my car...
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Can we pls change the red car at the top-right of all team-BHP pages? After all this, dont see any reason why we shd give free publicity to Skoda
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OT, but out of curiousity, is 'unique' by tbhp handle and IP address (only IP address if not logged in) or only by IP address ?
IP Address. Of course, with restrictions : 500 employees from the same company / IP address accessing Team-BHP will see seen as ONE unique user (thus, the number could be larger). On the other hand, my accessing TBHP from home + work would make for two uniques

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(apologies): did you know about the old woman who bought a lexus? i read abt it long ago - the story goes;
Tell you one more: Lady complains that her shoe heel broke due to the awkward pedal position in her Lexus. Toyota sends a Jap engineer to her house to take some measurements. New pedal design introduced across all Lexus models, and changed in all existing cars when they came in for services.

Unbelievable attention to detail. That's what makes Lexus the brand that it is today. Only 20 years old (young compared to big boys like Merc & BMW), yet outselling them in many a market.

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Can we pls change the red car at the top-right of all team-BHP pages? After all this, dont see any reason why we shd give free publicity to Skoda
It's not about free publicity at all; the car is up there because we do (still) love the vRS. Our tech team is trying to enable a shuffle just as on Team-BHP - The Definitive Indian Car Community - Home

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I bought a Verna a year and half back. Since then it had been pulling to one side. I had the Hyundai owned service centre get it checked four times and everytime they claim to have resolved it but I was never convinced. After that I had the alignment done at Saifee tyres, who managed to resolve the issue.
Remember : NEVER get wheel balancing + alignment performed at the authorised service center. A specialist tyre shop (such as Saifees) is a far better option.
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It's not about free publicity at all; the car is up there because we do (still) love the vRS.
For lower life forms, would that not be a clear signal, "they STILL love it; they'll buy it"?
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For lower life forms, would that not be a clear signal, "they STILL love it; they'll buy it"?
No ways I'd have the guts to buy a Skoda, in the way that things stand today. I see your point and as mentioned earlier, we are working on enabling the shuffle.
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Old 18th April 2009, 17:55   #1424
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lets stick to skoda india here and our members problem.seems we are keenly drifting off comparing brands,other cars and people!!

i do believe skoda is particularly very laxed in India and not the same else where!!
btw any other skoda users who serviced their cars lately!!
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Lemme add on more like to all this. From last three yrs the time when when I bought skoda , I've been facing problems every second day. I dont drive it much now fearing anything can happen anywhere...Skoda India pls get up and chk ur dealers and their low class services.

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