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|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
|26th September 2008, 19:28||#33|
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|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!
|26th September 2008, 20:05||#35|
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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.
|26th September 2008, 20:27||#36|
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|26th September 2008, 21:27||#39|
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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.
Last edited by carboy : 26th September 2008 at 21:28.
|27th September 2008, 01:07||#41|
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|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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