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Old 4th September 2013, 11:32   #376
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Saw a brand new spanking red BMW 1 series on a flatbed at Madivala yesterday.

My guess was that it was being ferried to the BMW showroom on Hosur road. It was probably a test car since it had promo decals on the doors.

I wonder why it was on a flatbed and not being driven though.
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This time, the T-Series Rolls Royce : Newspaper link
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Saw a brand new spanking red BMW 1 series on a flatbed at Madivala yesterday.

My guess was that it was being ferried to the BMW showroom on Hosur road. It was probably a test car since it had promo decals on the doors.

I wonder why it was on a flatbed and not being driven though.
May be the display vehicle or the truck was dropping off a car and picking another one up
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BMW and a Harley Davidson
The pic says car sparkles towing co. Car Sparkles? What is so sparkling about a broken down car? May be it is for the Tata 207 which is towing.
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I am beginning to observe that flatbed trucks are slowly but steadily replacing the old type. The price difference is marginal and they are a lot safer and quicker. I remember when I had an accident, the Fiat helpline people dispatched a flatbed.
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And yesterday the brand new Octavia makes an entry to this thread. Was in HSR layout Bangalore and saw a brand new car on the flatbed. At first I thought it was a Superb but when it got close I realised it was a brand new Octavia. Ok, maybe for delivery. The tow truck guy stopped and I went and asked him why is the car on the flatbed?

Driver replied some coolant pipe leakage and the full coolant came out. Sure enough there was a pool of coolant below the car on the flatbed. I took a closer look and there was no damage on the skid plate at all.

Looking inside I saw it was the diesel manual Ambition trim.

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OMG!! This is the last think I ever wanted to see on this thread. Coolant leakage on a brand new car is totally unacceptable.
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Oh! That's sad. Hope the owner spotted it in time and didn't run the engine.
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OMG !!! This is such negative publicity for a newly launched car. Not all would have taken the trouble to find out as to what went wrong.
All they would conclude is "Stay away from Skoda / Octavia".
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I wonder why it was on a flatbed and not being driven though.
the reason probably that the car was not registered to be driven on a public road yet.
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I'm no Skoda hater own one for the last 6 years and will buy a Skoda again, but simply can't resist this one. The new Octavia made it faster to a flat-bed than to many customers' homes!

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And yesterday the brand new Octavia makes an entry to this thread.

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Is there an award for fastest time from launch to flatbed?

If there is, we have a WINNER!!

Just doesn't give any sort of confidence to plonk my money in a Skoda.
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One Octavia on the flatbed and the confidence on the brand is shattered! Reminded me of the Ecosport toppling incident where the car was quite immediately labeled as susceptible to rollover.
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That's a shocking incident and quite shameful for a 15 lakh car. Considering this one indian cars are much reliable compared to this. Skoda really has to look into these sort of problems. Octavia is a pan india famous name and the market stormer when it was first launched. They shouldn't spoil its name and fame like this..
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That's a shocking incident and quite shameful for a 15 lakh car.
You'd be surprised to know how many 20 lakh, 40 lakh, 60 lakh and 1 crore cars feature in this thread!

Coming to think of it, it may be a matter of prestige to use the services of a tow truck..... "my car is so complex and expensive you see"
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