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Old 29th May 2013, 11:48   #1066
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My car is also 25 days old and in last bangalore rains my left fog got mistified. I spoke to the showroom guys and they are taking the car on this saturday and could change it, i will keep you posted.

My car completed 7 months, not sure if I am still qualified for free replacement.

Thanks. Anyways I will check with them this weekend.
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Old 29th May 2013, 12:35   #1067
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This news is from horse's mouth.
No idea about price changes yet
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source has seen this proto car physically in the factory. can't say more to make you believe.
The authority with which you said made me change my booking decision.
I have been looking for news on all possible sources available of any hint of change in skoda rapid Indian version.
But I found nothing.
Can you add some help and rest my mind. thanks mate.
When is it expected?
All I want is steering controlled audio with bluetooth.
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Old 30th May 2013, 10:02   #1068
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When is it expected?
it will be available in market by end of August.
i am sure news will be out in media as launch time approaches.
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Old 1st June 2013, 10:12   #1069
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Skoda service guys cleaned the same Fog logs and its fixed. The problem is resolved now.


With monsoon hitting, I need to change wiper blades on my car, as the blades are producing sound. Skoda SA mentioned 1,800/- for both the wiper blades. Is it really that much?

Found this, Hella Wiper Blades for Skoda Rapid on eBay and it costs 500/- (probably single blade)

Good advise to buy eBay one? Or should I go for Skoda Service Center only?

Edit: Any other Wiper Blades suggestions also welcome.

I need to change them as early as possible.

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Skoda service guys cleaned the same Fog logs and its fixed. The problem is resolved now.

With monsoon hitting, I need to change wiper blades on my car, as the blades are producing sound. Skoda SA mentioned 1,800/- for both the wiper blades. Is it really that much?

Found this, Hella Wiper Blades for Skoda Rapid on eBay and it costs 500/- (probably single blade)

Good advise to buy eBay one? Or should I go for Skoda Service Center only?

Edit: Any other Wiper Blades suggestions also welcome.

I need to change them as early as possible.
If I were you I would buy the best for my car.
Like buying and consuming the best food and beverages for the family and wearing the best clothes and accessories, I would follow the same tenet with my car.
Else I would go to a reputed after market accessories store and ask them for the part in question, compare the price and then make a decision.
I prefer to buy brands and from a genuine, reputed store. Unless of course you know the ebay seller or have experienced his stuff before and found it to be good.
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If I were you I would buy the best for my car.
Like buying and consuming the best food and beverages for the family and wearing the best clothes and accessories, I would follow the same tenet with my car.
Else I would go to a reputed after market accessories store and ask them for the part in question, compare the price and then make a decision.
I prefer to buy brands and from a genuine, reputed store. Unless of course you know the ebay seller or have experienced his stuff before and found it to be good.
Yes, I completely agree with you on this. Price is not much of a concern, however Stock Skoda price, ~2000/- (inc. tax), felt a bit expensive [I know I am talking about Skoda here and their spares cost high]. Also the existing stock Skoda wiper blades have worn-out within 7 months of car purchase. Hence posted this question.

I even wanted to know if someone is using any other better aftermarket product.

I also had posted the same question on "Swift to REMAPPED Skoda Rapid", Kryptonite suggested to check on Bosch bracket-less premium blades.
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Guys,

I need a suggestion, I had a look at the Ambition Prestige variant of the skoda rapid TDI.

I am quite impressed with the practicality the car has to offer.

The car is priced at 10.5lakhs on road bangalore, should I go ahead and book the the car or wait for the new car with facelift to launch?

If wait any idea on when it will be launched and will the grill resemble the Mission L Skoda.

What it might be priced at?

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Guys,

Does anyone here know what exactly is the difference between Prestige and Elegance? Based on my findings so far, Prestige seems to have everything that Elegance has, plus some freebies? And still it is priced lower than Elegance?

Thanks!
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Does anyone here know what exactly is the difference between Prestige and Elegance? Based on my findings so far, Prestige seems to have everything that Elegance has, plus some freebies? And still it is priced lower than Elegance?

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Source: Skoda India website

Elegance over Ambition Plus Prestige:
  • Alloy wheels 15, Antares
  • Steel wheels 14 + Comoros full wheel cover
  • Chrome trim on steering wheel
  • Front passenger front airbag
  • Acoustic warning signal for overrun speed
  • Climatronic - automatic air conditioning with electronic regulation of cabin temperature
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped hand-brake lever
  • Front passenger seat adjustment from rear seat
  • MID
  • Storage pockets on the backrest of the front seats

Ambition Plus Prestige over Elegance:
  • Product badge Prestige
  • Wind visors
  • Floor Mats
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Navigation System
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A friend of mine got his headlights replaced with projector lamps. Cut him back by 22k, here are a few pics :

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This is the Rapid Prestige with :
1. Projector Lamps
2. Leather seats
And the car came with pretty much the rest.

In totality his OTR was around 1.5L.
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A friend of mine got his headlights replaced with projector lamps. Cut him back by 22k
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Do you know where he got the headlights replaced from? Is this an OEM product or an aftermarket product?

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The Projector headlights were imported from Germany by Skoda. The dealer offered to replace the standard lights with projector headlights from FABIA SCOUT limited edition model. The lights have exact fit arrangements of the default, and because this is OEM the warranty/guarantee remains intact.
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My Rapid Ambition+ TDI is going to be 6 months old in June. Any reviews on the Vinayaka service center at Okalipuram? That is the one closest to my home and I think I have seen reviews of the KR Puram center most here.

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Well, I am scheduled to drop the car there next week. Any feedback on the service center?
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Well, I am scheduled to drop the car there next week. Any feedback on the service center?
I take my car to Oklipuram center only (as it is near to my house as-well). SA's are good. Only thing I did not like is their washing.

Two things I get it done outside,
1. Washing --> 3M Car Care (either at RMV 2nd Stage or HSR)
2. Wheel balancing/alignment --> Madhus Enterprise

Rest I am pretty much satisfied with their service. Every time I visit, I make sure I am next to my car (atleast it helps me learn something new of my car ). My car is scheduled for 22,500 kms Check-up and will be going there tomorrow (Saturday).

I usually talk to Lokesh there and he is quite knowledgeable [I feel]. He is also aware of TBHP

Hope this helps!
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Every time I visit, I make sure I am next to my car
That is the golden rule to be satisfied with service, always. One should be able to take out at least 1 day in a year for their beloved vehicles so that they remain satisfied in the long run. If more people start following this rule, the numbers of service quibblers would diminish substantially.
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