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Old 26th September 2008, 15:44   #31
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Washers replaced for 600.
Do get it check whether they work or just artificial
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Old 26th September 2008, 18:44   #32
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Rs.8000/- for Skoda car keys,
this is absolutely rediculous pricing.
I bought a Maruti Swift VDI a few months back & tell you what..,
I asked my jeweller to make an exact replica of my Swift car key in silver.
This gold plated silver key works, ie., I can open the car's door & dickey & unlock the steering wheel. It just wont start the engine due to iCATS.
I wear this silver key in my gold chain along with my Tirupati gold Dollar, just as a precaution in case i lock myself out of my car.
Now, do you guys know how much this gold plated silver key cost me ?
Take a wild guess.., Just Rs.250/-
Compare this to a Rs.8000/- Skoda car key ( was just wondering, is this skoda key made out of gold)
Such things happen only in india
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I asked my jeweller to make an exact replica of my Swift car key in silver.
This gold plated silver key works, ie., I can open the car's door & dickey & unlock the steering wheel. It just wont start the engine due to iCATS.
This forum is getting interesting I have never heard of anything like this before. But a great way to make sure you do not lock yourself out of the car.
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Old 26th September 2008, 19:38   #34
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Hmmm so theoretically you could buy another car (an old Cielo) for the price your current car's key?

Have a think again mate!
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OMG ! Mindblowing thread. Skoda is really obsessed with "Price" while in quality no doubt it leaves others far behind. They are going on a rampage. My best wishes to all the Skoda owners and I think so they need to nuture the royal elephant.
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Hmmm so theoretically you could buy another car (an old Cielo) for the price your current car's key?

Have a think again mate!
you get cielos for 8 grand? where?
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You can get these DIRT CHEAP on ebay uk.
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I asked my jeweller to make an exact replica of my Swift car key in silver.I wear this silver key in my gold chain along with my Tirupati gold Dollar, just as a precaution in case i lock myself out of my car.
Such things happen only in india
I'm sure such things happen only in India
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I lost one of 2 Swift Electronic Keys some months back.
Sai Service said they cannot sell me one duplicate - they would
only sell me a pair - If I recall correctly, they quoted me 2500 for the pair. I still
haven't got one.

Do Maruti dealers also bargain on this?

What are the other options? Is there anyone else who makes these keys at
a reasonable price - I don't care to reset my code. I can make do with the old
code itself - inspite of losing one key, no one has stolen the car in the last 3-4
months - highly unlikely it will happen now.

About Skoda - Skoda is a rip-off in every way.
- 8000 for keys
- 7000 for an oil change
- 20000 for side mirror replacement
- 25000 for clutch replacement.

All these prices are hearsay, but I don't see any reason to doubt it.

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Wow. 8000 bucks for a key!
The irony is people pay this amount!
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Rs.8000/- for Skoda car keys,
this is absolutely rediculous pricing.
I bought a Maruti Swift VDI a few months back & tell you what..,
I asked my jeweller to make an exact replica of my Swift car key in silver.
This gold plated silver key works, ie., I can open the car's door & dickey & unlock the steering wheel. It just wont start the engine due to iCATS.
I wear this silver key in my gold chain along with my Tirupati gold Dollar, just as a precaution in case i lock myself out of my car.
Now, do you guys know how much this gold plated silver key cost me ?
Take a wild guess.., Just Rs.250/-
Compare this to a Rs.8000/- Skoda car key ( was just wondering, is this skoda key made out of gold)
Such things happen only in india
Spellbound!!!
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I'd have been horrified to have been charged 100 (GBP) in UK!
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Rs.8000/- for Skoda car keys,
this is absolutely rediculous pricing.
I bought a Maruti Swift VDI a few months back & tell you what..,
I asked my jeweller to make an exact replica of my Swift car key in silver.
This gold plated silver key works, ie., I can open the car's door & dickey & unlock the steering wheel. It just wont start the engine due to iCATS.
I wear this silver key in my gold chain along with my Tirupati gold Dollar, just as a precaution in case i lock myself out of my car.
Now, do you guys know how much this gold plated silver key cost me ?
Take a wild guess.., Just Rs.250/-
Compare this to a Rs.8000/- Skoda car key ( was just wondering, is this skoda key made out of gold)
Such things happen only in india
This is something remarkable, i had heard that people do such stuff. But this is first time i have seen a person so much preventive one.
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Long live Maruti - I got key for my Zen @ Rs125/-
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Old 27th September 2008, 11:33   #45
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Sorry guys, I think skoda might file a defamation suit against me, they key is not 8000, but a much much lower 7774.79!!!

Heres the estimate that the dealer finally sent me after numerous phone calls spread over nearly a week.
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