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Old 24th February 2010, 17:46   #16
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Fantastic review! I've always loved the Laura for it's "solidness" and good looks! And now with a TSi engine it can smoke most cars on the road

Looking forward to some photos of your red beauty!
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Old 24th February 2010, 23:25   #17
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How about AC chilling & defogger mode? Heard many problems in these areas as well.
Is your vehicle an upgraded model?
Posting a detailed thread without pics is not accepted. Pls post them imm.
AC:
Thanks Ramsagar, had missed it!
It is not the best, at least for the highway drive I do, I typically didn't find major issues, but it takes time to cool the cabin. During Highway trips I start early morning, anywhere between 4AM-6AM, then I would not need AC till 9AM-10AM or so! Other thing is mostly I would be driving with my wife and a kid, which means room temperature doesn't increase quicker than AC cooling I think.
But in the city, it takes a while to cool the cabin. But personally I don't need that chilled feeling. I have even left the temp knob at 22 at times.

Defogger:
At least I have found it effective enough, may be I'm dumb....

Mine is 2008 model, not the upgraded one.

Some of the recent pictures attached! I don't have many pictures though.

This one is taken from a height, makes Laura look meaty!
Skoda Laura - Long-term (14,000 Kms) ownership Review!-dsc_2218.jpg

This picture makes Laura look like roaring to GO!
Skoda Laura - Long-term (14,000 Kms) ownership Review!-dsc_2851.jpg

Some others pictures:
Skoda Laura - Long-term (14,000 Kms) ownership Review!-dsc_1790.jpg
Skoda Laura - Long-term (14,000 Kms) ownership Review!-dsc_2855.jpg
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Old 26th February 2010, 14:41   #18
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Thanks for the update Anand and nice pics.
Why don't you add a spoiler to the boot?
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Excellent pictures & report, thanks for sharing. Nice to read a report on a manual Laura diesel, we don't have too many of those (DSG appears to be a favorite).

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But in the city, it takes a while to cool the cabin. But personally I don't need that chilled feeling. I have even left the temp knob at 22 at times.
I hear you on the Laura's air-con. My brother-in-law's Laura had an super-chiller aircon when the car was new. However, with time and after the 2nd year, it has deteriorated. No longer a chiller even at night. Skoda says nothing is wrong with the unit. It takes its own sweet time to cool the cabin during the day.
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Hello everybody, I want to just add on a little about my Skoda Laura 1.9 TDI Pd Elegance Manual. A little of statistics.

Purchase date : 10/03/2010
Distance travelled: 57137 kms
Money on Fuel : Rs: 1,84345.64
Rs per Day: 214.86
3.22 Rs per km
General expenses : service, engine oil etc : Rs: 600. First 3 services totally free including consumables. Courtesy Gurudev Motors- Chennai.
66.3 km/ day
833 kms per tank
Problems till date - Fog lamp bulb replaced. Wiper blades replaced. Tyres changed. Micheline Rs: 42,300.
Brake pads replaced at 57,000 kms. Ceramic pads Rs:24,000
Over all a fantastic car, very economical. Not a single trouble till date. Ac is good, not chilling like an accent though. But keeps the cabin comfortable.

Apart from this spent around 2500 Rs for replacing front windshield due to damage with claiming insurance. Another 15,000 Rs. For a little body work.
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I want to store my Skoda Laura 1.9 TDI which is done around 65 k kms for a year. Please let me know as to what and how I go about doing it. I have a garage that is well ventilated.
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