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Old 23rd August 2010, 10:53   #16
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Next is the tyre change -
Thought of buying Yoko s-drive 205-55-r16 @ 7000/pcs.
I have s Drives on my VRs - Road noise is a little higher. Grip is the same but steering response is improved. Main plus of the S Drive are that they are tough
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Old 23rd August 2010, 13:34   #17
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Err..Is that a wise thing to do
Congrats on the car, though
Agent is a family guy and also the name of insurance co was written and crossed too.


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Try getting these Michelin primacy LC"s amazing grip . 7500 per tyre
Will certainly consider this too. Cost is on higher side i guess.


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I have s Drives on my VRs - Road noise is a little higher. Grip is the same but steering response is improved. Main plus of the S Drive are that they are tough
Yoko - Either Sdrive or AD08. Also Happy Onam.
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Old 24th August 2010, 10:35   #18
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Congratulations on the car! Please note that Team-BHP does not permit booking / buying experience threads in the Test-Drives section anymore. For the benefit of members & guests alike, it is now imperative to include a complete report on the car (the driving experience / comfort / features, what you like, what you don't like etc.).

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Congrats!
Don't get the Primacy LC as suggested. I have them on the Superb and they aren't suited for a car like the vRS that's performance oriented. The grip levels are good but not what you would want for a vRS. These are comfort tyres
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Congrats!
Don't get the Primacy LC as suggested. I have them on the Superb and they aren't suited for a car like the vRS that's performance oriented. The grip levels are good but not what you would want for a vRS. These are comfort tyres
Thanks sahil, Primacy Lc i didnt like for my skoda. Finally i am going for Yoko S-Drive.
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Default Report of first 600 kms.

Having driven around 600 kms only in 10 days as avoided road due to recent heavy rain. I am jotting down initial few experience. No major issues post service.

Major driving issue is with the swapping of indicator-wiper function knobs and also the reverse gear compared to my Baleno/Safari. Slowly coming in terms with it. Its just like profiles in cell phone i am adapting to the driving style for three different types of cars.

Another noteable difference is the easy getting in and out from vRs is an big relief compared to Baleno. I like the dark and simple interiors with black leather seat with extended thigh support. The seat design is very supportive.
These seats have been referred as Recaro seats.

Engine is super silent after start. Initial few days i had to concentrate more at time of cranking. I just love the maddening acceleration vRs generates, its a breeze to reach 100 in second gear. I have also observed a distinct engine note after 3500 rpm. Max speed achieved is 185 kmph for a few seconds on gurgaon express highway. I liked the stability at high speeds and breaking is equally good at high speeds. I am getting an average of 9.3L / 100 kms. Climatronic is smiple and easy to use.


Likes :
1. Front look with vRs logo and the air dams.
2. Headlamp washer, I have seen many curious lookers.
3. Xenon lamp head lights. White light are really powerfull.
4. All black dash with minimum gizmos.
5. The door which opens like a vault door. Real heavy.
6. The acceleration
7. Sun roof
8. Huge boot 528 lt.
9. The foldaway keys.
10. Rectangular shaped exhaust
11. The alloy wheels
12. vRs Gear Knob
13. Steel foot pedals
14. Cruse control
15. Accurate parking sensor


Dislikes
1. Low ground clearance. I am very conscious while driving on bad roads.
2. Rain sensor - Not able to understand its functioning like intermittent viper option.
3. Spare wheel - Not a alloy.

these are few dislikes i can remember as of now.
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I liked the stability at high speeds and breaking is equally good at high speeds


I hope you meant 'braking' mate!
Sure looks a clean vRS, lucky man! Enjoy and drive safe!!
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Old 29th August 2010, 13:11   #23
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@Dry Ice - oops , typo and thanks. I was searching for almost two and half years.

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Dislikes
1. Low ground clearance. I am very conscious while driving on bad roads.
2. Rain sensor - Not able to understand its functioning like intermittent viper option.
3. Spare wheel - Not a alloy.
Fantastic initial report.

Some comments regarding the "Dislikes".

1. Low ground clearance. I am very conscious while driving on bad roads.

Its a matter of getting used to it. Its almost same as Civic, if I am not mistaken.

2. Rain sensor - Not able to understand its functioning like intermittent viper option.

When you start the Viper you will notice that the speed is adjusted automatically depending on the amount of water falling on the sensors, unless you want to increase or decrease the speed yourself.

3. Spare wheel - Not a alloy.

This is pretty much common in every vehicle which comes with alloys as standard.

Keep driving and you will keep getting addicted to it.

Cheers and keep revving.
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Congrats v&v for that handsome Skoda. It is still a looker after all those years. Yours is in pristine condition. Enjoy the Octavia experience.
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Old 29th August 2010, 19:10   #26
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@Ardy - Thanks. About Rain sensor will check again when it rains. Regarding ground clearance already 2 hits, hence now very cautious.

One more query, if i am not using A/c then how to close the fresh air vent with out switching the blower, which by default is open ?

Thanks in advance.
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My rain sensor stopped working and I am happy about that!
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...intermittent viper option....

...start the Viper...

3. Spare wheel - Not a alloy.

This is pretty much common in every vehicle which comes with alloys as standard.
What did you buy, v&v? A Skoda or a Dodge? or does your Skoda convert to a Dodge intermittently? especially when it rains? Even worse, you got snakes in your car???

Spare wheel not being an alloy: Minor issue - but the tyre is a full size one anyway, so getting a new alloy and fitting it on should not be a problem. That said, both my cars have alloys on the spare wheel too, so it's not a common thing to have a steel wheel for the spare (at least in India).

v&v, you need to get rid of that one tyre with the sidewall cut ASAP.

I drove v&v's car some distance too before he bought it. The feel-good factor is definitely very high for a 6-year-old car, and it drives and handles like it came out of the factory yesterday. There has been absolutely no accidental damage to the vehicle either, which is unusual for most such high-powered cars that come to the second-hand market.
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What did you buy, v&v? A Skoda or a Dodge? or does your Skoda convert to a Dodge intermittently? especially when it rains? Even worse, you got snakes in your car???
Oops .. I guess I got carried away with another vRS on the forum and cut-copy from v&v's original post.

My mistake.

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well the lip spoiler on the front bumper tends to get hit on the bumpy surface so be careful while driving on irregular or bumpy roads, take them at low speeds.
Secondly get rid of that Sony player. Install a nice in dash dvd or 2-DIN player from pioneer/kenwood
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