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Old 13th August 2009, 01:03   #1
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Default New Laura Elegance 1.9 TDI A/T EDIT : Customising with a VAG-COM

I am pretty surprised to find that though its been 31 days since i got my New Laura, there isn't a single ownership thread on the car on TBHP yet! Well, i have clicked some amazing pictures but can't post them as my gallery accessibility isn't activated yet :(
I have owned an Octavia for almost 5 years now and haven't had any serious issue with the car. I am hoping for the same with this beauty! Its a pretty decent car. Though i wish it had some more goodies but the current lot is satiable too! Drivability is very good as with all Skodas. Engine noise is a little on the higher side.
Interiors are pretty good and have a feel-good factor to it (IMHO, they are better than the Civic and Altis). Will try and post a detailed review in a couple of days.

PS: I guess its the first FL Laura on TBHP

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Old 13th August 2009, 02:12   #2
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Arrow Laura

You can put pictures and a review in this thread.

For other Laura threads and reviews ->
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...nces-ymmv.html

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...ms-review.html

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...esolution.html

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-...est-drive.html

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-...gic-black.html

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-...ok-plunge.html
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Old 13th August 2009, 06:40   #3
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pics please !!! and congrats on ur buy
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Congrats Akki,

I also booked and cancelled Laura L&K Manual before a year.
Wonderful and Sturdy Machine.
Post some snaps.
Enjoy and Drive Safe
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Default First batch of pics!

The photos are all from my cellphone camera + when the car wasn't washed properly + when the car was about 10 days old + when there were no tints/stickers!

#1 - Front
#2 - Beautiful headlamps!
#3 - Random
#4 - In the middle of a wash (prior to the wash, the car was something like the rear wheel visible in the image! infact event the rear wheel is halfway thru the wash and was in a worse state before the washing started!)
#5 - Random
#6 - Random
#7 - Random
#8 - Random
#9 - IMO the ORVM looks like the one on the A4 and Superb!

Please excuse me for the bad photography. I will post new and better pictures when my digicam is back!
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Default Oops.. got the order of pics wrong earlier.

Corrected Order:
#1 - In the middle of a wash (prior to the wash, the car was something like the rear wheel visible in the image! infact event the rear wheel is halfway thru the wash and was in a worse state before the washing started!)
#2 - Beautiful headlamps!
#3 - Front
#4 - IMO the ORVM looks like the one on the A4 and Superb!
#5 - Random
#6 - Random
#7 - Random
#8 - Random
#9 - Front
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How about some interior pics when you take the next batch man? Take as many as you possible can. From the dirt on the wheel, you seem to be enjoying this car is ways it was never supposed to be
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great car. white color is very pleasing to the eye.

how about a writeup on the driving experience with the AT ?
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skoda has got 2 great cars in india. the Laura and the Superb. now if they improve their public image (read A.S.S) a bit, they will be on roll in india. Not to forget the Yeti to be launched in 2010.

Congrats Akki.
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Congrats, Akki_5! The only car that's enough mature in it's range. Solid! I wish the A.S.S. for you is as decent too!

Best wishes!
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Congrats Akki. Some interior pics please. I prefer the looks and interiors to the Jetta. But the A.S.S. seems to be better with VW i presume. Anyways enjoy the beauty!!
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Congrats man...By God she does look hot in WHITE !!!!!
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Congrats Akki, it looks awesome. How about a list of gadgets it carries and their pics. Would love to see them.
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A beautiful car. I love the Laura for its ride. The new lamps good. The old is not bad either.
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Some more pictures. Timeline varies from the date of delivery till today. All pictures from cellphone camera. The features on my Elegance variant are: Skoda Laura:: Equipment::
Features that i really miss are - sunroof, steering controls, touchscreen audio system, little less engine noise (outside), bluetooth phone connectivity (these maybe because i drive the E280 just a little less often and so am used to being pampered! ) But frankly, if only the steering controls were included, this car would be an awesome VFM vehicle! Overall, a good fun-to-drive car. The DSG gearbox is good too!
If there is a specific picture you might be wishing for, kindly let me know and i'll try and post it here!
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