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Old 15th June 2009, 09:24   #16
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Anyhow, good initiative by skoda by replacing your faulty petrol fabia.
I seriously doubt this is a 'changed' or transformed Skoda we are seeing!
In all likelihood we are seeing what great pressure can do!
Great pressure converts carbon into diamond!
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Old 15th June 2009, 09:33   #17
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I seriously doubt this is a 'changed' or transformed Skoda we are seeing!
In all likelihood we are seeing what great pressure can do!
Great pressure converts carbon into diamond!
While I agree that pressure can change things, but that has not been successful in Harish's case, though greater amount of pressure has been applied.

Though this one initiative by skoda cannot be viewed as signs of things to come, it still is a good one, where the customer's demand has been met before he went to court.
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Let us hope this is a sign of better times to come. My own view will be to go for the Diesel Fabia unless you got for the new TS Petrol Laura.
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mayank123,can you please explain the whole story with what had happend with your fabia and reached to a stage of replacing the vehicle.
You are a dam lucky guy for getting to replace with ANY vehicle from skoda.
My choice would be Laura diesel.

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Old 15th June 2009, 09:53   #20
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The Superb (at least the older one) is a great car. I have had the diesel for the last year and a half & I have no complaints.

The Octavia I had, always had problems with the clutch plate and I had a major fight with the dealer who I was convinced had replaced it during servicing. Had a lot of emails with the Czech company at the time, now realize what was happening then! We had to replace the clutch thrice in 45 k kms. (but it was serviced by Nummer Eins) JMD is much better, I think. Still, I would not buy a manual transmission Skoda.

The leg room in the Superb is more than most other cars sold in India. I always thought the Fabia diesel was under powered after test driving it when launched.
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Old 15th June 2009, 14:07   #21
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Get the diesel fabia for city runs etc. Don't risk anything. Double check how exactly they will be giving you the discount on it.

Since you are talking about superb, use the extra money to buy a D segment sedan from honda/toyota
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Guys, lets keep this thread for new car choices only.

The car-replacement can be discussed in mayank123's other thread :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...place-car.html (Fabia stalling issue: Dealer unable to diagnose. EDIT: Skoda agrees to replace car)
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My two bits :
I would stick to the Diesel Fabia, with a thorough PDI and extended warranty added in and close at that.

But if your heart yearns for bigger metal and your pocket can accomodate then it's the Superb petrol, again thoroughly PDI'ed and extended warranties in place.

Keep us posted on your decision. It should have been quite an effort from your end for a manufacturer to provide with a new car. A good filip for consumer rights

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after lot of thought mr. sensible in me says go for a fabia and close the deal.
i test drove both the diesel and petrol. the sound and vibration of the pdi is too much for my liking.even inside the cabin you can easily feel the noise. petrol 1.2 was very refined though i have my reservations for a petrol skoda and its resale and reliability.
now its between 1.2 mpi or 1.4 tdi(both elegance)
i wanted biege interiors so thought to go for silver but was in love with colour white but it had black interiors.
but after visiting dealership i came to know they have relaunched white with biege interiors.
lucky again!! i think i will go buy a lottery ticket!!
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Mayank they have given you a second chance, Do not go for a petrol fabia again. Go for the 1.4 tdi. It has been stated many times on the forum that the fabia petrol is prone to problems.
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I agree with Hemanthisgreat - go for the Diesel fully loaded and sell it off after a point and go for another brand with better A.S.S. Do make sure you check the replacement vehicle thoroughly before you accept it as mentioned by Hemanth again.
Am very wary of putting more money on costly vehicles from Skoda after reading enough on T-BHP.
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Is there any compulsion of holding the replacement car for a certain period?

If not, then you can buy the Fabia and sell it off immediately to minimize losses. Then you can buy whatever you want.
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An honest suggestion:

Get yourself a diesel Fabia, BUT do NOT drive it out of the showroom. Don't even register it in your name. Simply sell off the brand new Fabia to someone else for a 50,000 rupee discount, and go buy yourself a Grande Punto / Jazz / i20 etc. etc. with the money.
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An honest suggestion:

Get yourself a diesel Fabia, BUT do NOT drive it out of the showroom. Don't even register it in your name. Simply sell off the brand new Fabia to someone else for a 50,000 rupee discount, and go buy yourself a Grande Punto / Jazz / i20 etc. etc. with the money.
+1 Brilliant Suggest! Keeping one more skoda is 'kuve main se nikal ke khai main jump maarna' types !
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Repeating Mistake ??

I completely agree with GTO. It's better to cut off rather than cutted off.
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