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Old 18th July 2011, 14:22   #31
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Default Re: Petrol power My Silver Skoda Laura TSI (and a comparo with the 1st gen Corolla)

Hi Santosh ,
Congrats on the new acquisition.I keep trawling the forums for Laura TSI threads and feel happy when I see one.Picked up mine in Jan 2011 and didnt realise then that I was fortunate get all the features now discontinued. In any case I bought her for the wonderful "beast under the hood" (and a hidden one at that).

Can you tell me what the sunfilms cost? ( Am asking anyway).Will they work in the Hyderabad summers as well? (
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Hi Santosh ,
Congrats on the new acquisition.I keep trawling the forums for Laura TSI threads and feel happy when I see one.Picked up mine in Jan 2011 and didnt realise then that I was fortunate get all the features now discontinued. In any case I bought her for the wonderful "beast under the hood" (and a hidden one at that).

Can you tell me what the sunfilms cost? ( Am asking anyway).Will they work in the Hyderabad summers as well? (
Thanks. You sure are lucky to get all those useful features in your car. Hope you are enjoying your ride.

You can check my post here for the sun films cost. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post2421957 (Price for 3M sunfilm?).
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Thanks for that.Will budget for that later.
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Hi Santosh,

Many congrats on the purchase. Moreover; thank you for a detailed experience. The Skoda Laura TSI is surely muscular and add to that a powerful meat grinder of an engine. Revv Hard. Drive Safe :-)
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Congrats for your new car. Just a query if you were looking for Passat with TSI, you coul've looked sideways for Superb with the same motor, as laura, mentioned. Also plus point is you have 7 speed DSG and acres of space. Anyways laura TSI is a hell of a car( in right sense) and hope it give you a big smile on longer ownership.
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Congrats for your new car. Just a query if you were looking for Passat with TSI, you coul've looked sideways for Superb with the same motor, as laura, mentioned. Also plus point is you have 7 speed DSG and acres of space. Anyways laura TSI is a hell of a car( in right sense) and hope it give you a big smile on longer ownership.
Superb is well.... a superb car but as I mentioned the length of the car was the problem. Parking is a problem near my office. That long passenger cabin just made one feel like a limo driver while driving the car.

Of course these issues would have been common to the Passat as well, though not as much as superb since Passat is not as long as the superb and the cabin too is not a stretched out.

For the self driven, the Laura is more fun to drive than both of these cars. Just that it does not pamper the occupants as much its big brothers. DSG would have been cool though.

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Did a Bangalore - Belgaum - Bangalore trip last week. Started from Bangalore at around 8AM. With just one break for breakfast, was able to reach Belgaum (500 kms from B'lore) by 2 PM. The GQ highway from Bangalore to Belgaum is almost completed with just one overbridge incomplete. It is a straight blast from beginning to end. With a fully loaded boot and four passengers on board I expected to drive at sedate speeds. THe MID showed an avg speed of 90 kph for the origin to destination run. The car's high speed stability is just awesome and the TSI motor just delivers phenomenal performance out on these open roads.

Now the sad part. THe 55 litre tank is not sufficient for the 500 km trip when driven flat out. THe low fuel warning lamp lit up about 400 kms on the drive , with a remaining range of 65 kms. Went from full to empty in 5 hours flat. The avg fuel cons as per the MID : 10.20l/100kms. Given that the MID is off by about 10%, the actual FE achieved was a poor 9 kmpl. Not that I am complaining. I certainly did not buy this car for FE. . If driven sanely in the right gear the figures improve dramatically. Figures of 13 ~ 14 kmpl are easily achievable.

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Congrats Santosh. Skoda TSI is an awesome machine. Please upload some interior pics.
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Figures of 13 ~ 14 kmpl are easily achievable.

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Agree with Santosh. Had been on a Mahabaleshwar trip from Mumbai this weekend. MID showed FE of about 14 kmpl mostly on the highway. Managed 16 kmpl on the return on the Pune expressway. Even with a 10% error factor, 14.4 kmpl is quite impressive for the engine on the Laura. BTW, did a 0-100 kmph run on Palm beach road in Navi Mumbai (verbal count of 8 seconds ). Pure exhilaration
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Agree with Santosh. Had been on a Mahabaleshwar trip from Mumbai this weekend. MID showed FE of about 14 kmpl mostly on the highway. Managed 16 kmpl on the return on the Pune expressway. Even with a 10% error factor, 14.4 kmpl is quite impressive for the engine on the Laura. BTW, did a 0-100 kmph run on Palm beach road in Navi Mumbai (verbal count of 8 seconds ). Pure exhilaration
Except during the run in period, I could never manage such impressive FE figures on the TSi. You must have a light foot !
For timing 0-100 try the Dynolicious for iTouch or the iPhone. Reasonably accurate when you calibrate it.
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After weeks of follow up, finally managed to get the exhaust tips installed, Attaching some pics along with some shots of the interiors.
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After weeks of follow up, finally managed to get the exhaust tips installed, Attaching some pics along with some shots of the interiors.
Thanks Santosh for sharing the photos. The twin exhaust looks awesome!

Are you planning to get leather seats as well?
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Congrats on the TSI, How many kms have you covered till date?
because i usually see in t-bhp threads that TSI in the initial 2.5k-5k kms it eats up at least 1/2 tank of engine oil. Check before you go for any long drives.
Apart from that its an awesome machine.
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After weeks of follow up, finally managed to get the exhaust tips installed, Attaching some pics along with some shots of the interiors.
@Santoshbhat - Great pictures. Any Mods planned? A quick query. I see the rear ac vents are pretty broad. Does the third person sitting at the back (center) find it discomforting over a long journey?
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Thanks Santosh for sharing the photos. The twin exhaust looks awesome!

Are you planning to get leather seats as well?
Thanks! No leather seats for my TSI. I love fabric seats .

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Congrats on the TSI, How many kms have you covered till date?
because i usually see in t-bhp threads that TSI in the initial 2.5k-5k kms it eats up at least 1/2 tank of engine oil. Check before you go for any long drives.
Apart from that its an awesome machine.
I have kept a constant eye on the Oil level. Was advised by Vinayak Skoda about the high initial oil consumption also. The oil reached close to min at around 2800 kms. Topped up about 750 ml of Shell 5w40.

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@Santoshbhat - Great pictures. Any Mods planned? A quick query. I see the rear ac vents are pretty broad. Does the third person sitting at the back (center) find it discomforting over a long journey?
The Laura is not good at seating five. The centre transmission tunnel is quite high and the rear a/c vents also contribute in making things uncomfortable for the middle passenger. I don't think there will be any more 'mods' on my Laura. The twin exhaust is as far as I can go .
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