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Old 7th December 2009, 00:09   #31
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typically those who buy skoda can take care of some higher service bills and stuff!! i mean they are people with money! so majority of them don't complain!

and who said that all the dealers in all cities are pathetic!! after all these years there might be some improvement here and there!! there may be a few here and there! but i don't think there are bad apples across the countr

now at least they offer warranty of 2 years on parts and stuff and service intervals have become longer (i think)!

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Its a low base effect at work.. Nov 08 was the worst month seen by the Indian auto industry in a long time..

The numbers are in the news items itself
- Nov '08: 504
- Nov '09: 1425

Anyone have Nov '07 figures?

Meanwhile, more meaningful to look at the serial growth, which is not really impressive
- Aug '09: 1463 (1103 in Aug '08)
- Sep '09: 1854 (1213 in Sep '08)
- Oct '09: 1753 ( 887 in Oct '08)
- Nov '09: 1425 ( 504 in Nov '08)
I wanted to write this, but +1 to this. FYI, 11/07 Skoda was 937. As noted Skoda reported 504 in 11/08, and so 183% rise means 1426 in 11/09, which though great, is a percentage rise that will be reported by many.
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I wanted to write this, but +1 to this. FYI, 11/07 Skoda was 937. As noted Skoda reported 504 in 11/08, and so 183% rise means 1426 in 11/09, which though great, is a percentage rise that will be reported by many.
Hi Vasudeva,eagerly waiting for model wise sales figures!
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Hi Vasudeva,eagerly waiting for model wise sales figures!
It is another member that has access to those figs. I have access to some other consolidated figs only.
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Heck, the TSI hardly sells relative to the diesel. There's even a thread here asking about the TSI's FE. Its an inescapable fact that fuel economy still matters a lot, even at that price point. If a VRS is launched, there'll hardly be any takers.
Hmm I don't think a guy spending 20 odd lakhs would be too bothered about the FE. And the guys asking for FE here are just curious i believe. I don't think anyone would be really bothered about it .
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Hmm I don't think a guy spending 20 odd lakhs would be too bothered about the FE. And the guys asking for FE here are just curious i believe. I don't think anyone would be really bothered about it .
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...fficiency.html (Skoda laura 1.8 TSI Fuel Efficiency)

Read the first page or two. The buyer clearly is bothered enough about FE to the point where it is a make or break factor. The topic then digresses but he eventually bought the car after some people convinced him that 11 kpl is possible. I was surprised too but there you go. FE is still really important, even at that price.
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I really like Skoda products but i am scared of their A.S.S after reading some of the horror stories that's been told on this forum.

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...fficiency.html (Skoda laura 1.8 TSI Fuel Efficiency)

Read the first page or two. The buyer clearly is bothered enough about FE to the point where it is a make or break factor. The topic then digresses but he eventually bought the car after some people convinced him that 11 kpl is possible. I was surprised too but there you go. FE is still really important, even at that price.
Fully agree to that and sorry for going OT. Actually FE directly relates to how far can you go between refills. So either the car has great FE or a large fuel tank like Q7 (100 ltrs) that can get me to Delhi from my city with still 1/4 tank to spare . Refuel within a trip or several times in a week truly bugs me.

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model wise break-up wwould show where Skoda has picked up these huge numbers. reckon it must be the 2009 Laura
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Thanks to diesel models, and snob appeal of Skoda (only those who can afford the costly services and spares).
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You know what springs to my mind? What could have been if Skoda offered the kind of after-sales that Toyota does. They make some truly awesome cars (except for the Fabia), no doubt. And the Superb is one car thats VFM even at its 20 lakh rupee price.

BTW, its pertinent to consider the MOM as well.

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- Aug '09: 1463 (1103 in Aug '08)
- Sep '09: 1854 (1213 in Sep '08)
- Oct '09: 1753 ( 887 in Oct '08)
- Nov '09: 1425 ( 504 in Nov '08)
They witnessed a huge slide from September onward of last year. A growth over 500 monthly cars is hardly anything to brag about.
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As far as Skoda cars are concerned they are the ones which provide tremendous amount of luxury feel and equipment which no other manufacturer in India can think of. Superb 1.8 is just awesome for it's price. As good as 40L car as ACI suggested! I don't know how they got it but they really have made short work of Camry, Accord and Teana. One word - Freakin' Unbelievable!

As far as their A.S.S. - Could it be another reason why some Skoda owners hardly complain about servicing delays, higher spare part costs etc. is because these the very owners who own multiple luxury cars.
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They make some truly awesome cars (except for the Fabia), no doubt..
Thats exactly what i feel and i posted the same in post #2 in the same thread.

If they had sales support as good as Hyundai or Toyota i would have bought one by now for sure.

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You know what springs to my mind? What could have been if Skoda offered the kind of after-sales that Toyota does. They make some truly awesome cars (except for the Fabia), no doubt. And the Superb is one car thats VFM even at its 20 lakh rupee price.

BTW, its pertinent to consider the MOM as well.

They witnessed a huge slide from September onward of last year. A growth over 500 monthly cars is hardly anything to brag about.
Fabia is also a very good car except for the engines.

If Skoda could offer Toyota kind of service and hassle free ownership, Laura and Superb would have become segment leaders by a wide margin. Their declining sales since September indicates that customers are aware of their awful service standards. Sadly Skoda management is not willing or is incapable to improve. They do not know what they are missing.
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If Skoda could offer Toyota kind of service and hassle free ownership, Laura and Superb would have become segment leaders by a wide margin.
AFAIK Superb outsold the Accord some months in a row, i dont know whats the current status.
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