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Old 27th September 2008, 12:09   #46
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Damn! And I thought Jaguar was expensive. I forgive them.

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Evo,

How does it say Octavia Rs - color blue ???
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Old 27th September 2008, 12:31   #48
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My 03 Corolla master key seems to have worn out. I have to struggle for it to turn to the ACC position in the ignition cylinder whereas the slave key works just fine. Called Toyota A S S today just to find out that a Toyota Corolla Master Key would cost me Rs.5000/-

This price is for the Master key which doesn't come with a built in remote like the Skoda. So I don't think Skoda is the only one out there to rip their customers off!!

O T : Any solution for Toyota Keys??
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Old 27th September 2008, 12:57   #49
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If you are asking for a new pair of keys so that nobody can misuse the lost key, they may need to relace the locks on the doors/boot etc, in which case Rs 8000 is not unrealistic.
Is this the case?

PS:Sorry I had not read the estimation which clearly says it is only the key and remote.

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Old 27th September 2008, 13:36   #50
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Evo,

How does it say Octavia Rs - color blue ???
Evo got the car repainted.
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Old 27th September 2008, 13:49   #51
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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
The reason for making a silver key was:
in my other car (a Santro with Autocop) I have locked myself out the car atleast 6 times & that too on trips outside my home town. The other key is at home & I am 500kms away. Now starts the big CIRCUS. open the side window channels, insert a screwdriver/steel scale/plasticscale/ruler & try to nudge the lever to open the car.
Then I read in BBC TOPGEAR about an article that gave me ideas like gold plated silver key, pouring a peg of white spirits (vodka/gin/white rum) in the windshield washer for better cleaning etc
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Old 27th September 2008, 15:24   #52
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Evo got the car repainted.
Yup, the only Octavia RS in Skoda Race blue in the world (I`m both optimistic and hopeful! hehe), the colour is available on the Octavia II RS and the FABIA RS.

I`ve managed to upload a picture in my garage in case you want to have a look, somehow the garage is playing up with uploading more pictures.

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@ evo: blue color looks fantastic on your RS. how about posting some more pics of all angles , in the RS modifications thread? please
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Old 27th September 2008, 16:23   #54
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@ evo: blue color looks fantastic on your RS. how about posting some more pics of all angles , in the RS modifications thread? please
Thank you very much!

Have managed to upload more pictures in the garage finally!

Is there an RS modification thread? Where? I couldnt spot it.
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Honda is charging Rs. 5000 for 1 key and is giving a complimentary 2 month wait period and a police report stating that you've lost your keys along with it.

for 3 keys and a new locking tube and new ECU code it's Rs. 16000.

Honda in the US is charging USD 100 which at todays exchange is Rs. 4643.01 for a single key. So India isn't that bad...

Also bear in mind that these keys have coding chips in them similar to i-CATS, which means that keys machined by locksmiths/keymakers will not start the car [It'll do everything else just fine...]

In the US Accord blanks cost USD 55, then I have to get it cut and programmed by Honda here in India...So the cost is for the whole package not just for the fancy "Made in China" key fob...

cheers:

PS: Skoda is definately a rip off...European budget brand trying to be premium! Oh and Skoda is very much there in Singapore, Superbs are good taxis
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Is there an RS modification thread? Where? I couldnt spot it.
i meant the thread started my "redsfx" Mods for stock RS.
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Old 27th September 2008, 18:09   #57
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Sorry for the ,

@evo: IMHO, your RS will look hotter if you paint the steel grey portions of your wheels to black or the same gold color of the spoke. currently there is no contrast because both spokes and lip colors are bright.Also, consider smoking your tail lamps.

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I had enough trouble giving up tobacco.

There's no way I'm going to start smoking tail lamps.

(or paying Rs.8,000 for a key. I really like the look of the Fabia, but...)
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Evo - You seem to running all wonky tyres mate. You're currently running three different brands & two different sizes??

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I had enough trouble giving up tobacco.

There's no way I'm going to start smoking tail lamps.
Good one Nick!
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Washers replaced for 600.
Do get it check whether they work or just artificial
Hehe, does work!

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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
whoa whoa whoa! Tirupati Gold Dollar? What is that? Major Bling!

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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.
Righto!

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You can get these DIRT CHEAP on ebay uk.
But what are the modalities? What about the immobiliser?

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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.
For the swift, I think you can easily get the keys cut from a chabiwala.


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Wow. 8000 bucks for a key!
The irony is people pay this amount!
How do we avoid it? Revolt against Skoda?? Hehe

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Long live Maruti - I got key for my Zen @ Rs125/-
Truly, long live Maruti!
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