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Old 22nd December 2013, 01:02   #1291
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I'm getting 1L+ savings on finance, free insurance, free extended warranty and some freebies for MY14 rapid elegance.
Regarding projectors, didn't check them so keenly. Gotta visit the showroom again for submitting documents. Will update about it later.
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Eagerly awaiting a detailed report on the projector headlights. I am sure many of us would be contemplating shifting to projectors in the near future, given the fact that the stock headlights are not good enough for the highways.
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Eagerly awaiting a detailed report on the projector headlights. I am sure many of us would be contemplating shifting to projectors in the near future, given the fact that the stock headlights are not good enough for the highways.
Hello torque18,
I didn't visit the showroom, as the financial advisor himself paid a visit to my home for collecting documents.I'll update the details on projectors by wednesday. Taking one more detailed TD on that day, as my dealer is ready to give umpteen number of TDs. He is like "whenever and wherever you call, we show with our team". Iam very much contended with their etiquette!

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Hello torque18,
I didn't visit the showroom, as the financial advisor himself paid a visit to my home for collecting documents.I'll update the details on projectors by wednesday. Taking one more detailed TD on that day, as my dealer is ready to give umpteen number of TDs. He is like "whenever and wherever you call, we show with our team". Iam very much contended with their etiquette!
I am really surprised at this type of dealer gesture. Guess you are really lucky there

Anyway, considering that your dealer is being so nice to you, you can get us some more info regarding the projectors!

Ask him how much does it cost to replace the projectors headlights. That way we will know the approximate cost because right now no dealer is ready to comment on it. I dont know what's wrong with Skoda. All the dealers that i had talked to said that they are not getting these headlights separately so they don't know the cost! Sounds absurd i know, but that's how they are behaving.

Secondly, is it possible to switch from normal halogen headlights to projectors without tampering the wiring?

It would be a great help if you could extract this much info.
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I am really surprised at this type of dealer gesture. Guess you are really lucky there
It would be a great help if you could extract this much info.
Yes, I'm considering myself lucky and I'm overwhelmed a bit. Probably the bad experiences I had with Ford made the feeling more cheery about them.
And coming to projectors, I'll get every possible info regarding them and shall update you.

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Yes, I'm considering myself lucky and I'm overwhelmed a bit. Probably the bad experiences I had with Ford made the feeling more cheery about them.
And coming to projectors, I'll get every possible info regarding them and shall update you.
Have you finalised the deal and booked the Car. Do let know the final deal and details of discounts you closed with the dealer.
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Have you finalised the deal and booked the Car. Do let know the final deal and details of discounts you closed with the dealer.
Yes, I have booked it and scheduled the delivery on Friday. Visiting the showroom for another detailed TD and PDI on wednesday and will post the updates then as I am yet to confirm with the dealer regarding freebies.
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Yes, I have booked it and scheduled the delivery on Friday. Visiting the showroom for another detailed TD and PDI on wednesday and will post the updates then as I am yet to confirm with the dealer regarding freebies.
Great news. Congratulations for your purchase. Awaiting the details of the deal. Hope you have booked MY14 model.
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Great news. Congratulations for your purchase. Awaiting the details of the deal. Hope you have booked MY14 model.
Thank you caabhishek!
Yep, I booked the MY14 Rapid elegance silver colour. Iam making a call to my dealer now. If they have a holiday on x-mas, I shall do the TD and PDI tomorrow itself.
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Eagerly awaiting a detailed report on the projector headlights.
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Awaiting the details of the deal.
Guys, visited the showroom today and changed the color to white, as they have only one silver rapid in stock which is Aug manufactured. So, I chose a white one which is from Nov batch. Did a detailed PDI (Team BHP PDI checklist rocks).
Booking details: Skoda Rapid MY14 Elegance, Candy white.
On road price: 11,38,714.
Deals availed: Free insurance worth: 42,000
Free Extended warranty:11,775
Freebies: Sill gaurds, mats and mud flaps. (Still negotiating to add somemore)
Took a TD for 10kms.Felt good and got every bit of it, one could possibly get.
My dealer also deals with Merc in our city, so requested a short TD on A180. And he said "With pleasure sir!"
A180 CDi that I drove today.
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On the other note, Iam adding the pics of projectors(Sorry for bad quality)
As I said before, they are not bi-xenons, low beam lamp comes with projector and high beam light is a normal bulb with reflector.
Visibility is increased by a fair bit (compared to the older model). One can expect much improvement with a simple bulb upgrade, Iam contemplating Xtreme visions.
Skoda Rapid MY14 Elegance Projector lamp
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High beam(projectors go dim in high beam)
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Regarding the prices for projectors, SA was not sure but said that it must be in a range of 8-10k and upgrading to projectors is possible in previous versions of Rapid,according to him.
Hope this helps!

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Great Congratulations again!!! Will be visiting Nagpur dealer tomorrow. I would go for elegance. Let's see how it goes.
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On the other note, Iam adding the pics of projectors(Sorry for bad quality)
As I said before, they are not bi-xenons, low beam lamp comes with projector and high beam light is a normal bulb with reflector.
Visibility is increased by a fair bit (compared to the older model). One can expect much improvement with a simple bulb upgrade, Iam contemplating Xtreme visions.
Skoda Rapid MY14 Elegance Projector lamp
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Low beam
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High beam(projectors go dim in high beam)
Attachment 1181875
Regarding the prices for projectors, SA was not sure but said that it must be in a range of 8-10k and upgrading to projectors is possible in previous versions of Rapid,according to him.
Hope this helps!
That's great news! I shall follow it up with my dealer.

Thanks a lot
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Hi guys. I recently booked a Rapid middle variant. Need help in choosing alloys and tyres. On a budget.

I am aware that my car will be delivered with 175/70/14, while top end comes with 185/60/15

I intend to upgrade to 15", with maybe a wider section. Numerically, I know 205/55R15 is closest match to stock size. (also, 205/60R14 is closest match to 14"), don't know if a 205 will fit.

Need opinions on possible alloys and tyre options, and recommended dealers. I am based in Bangalore.

Any leads are helpful.

Thanks, and enjoy Christmas...

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Zigwheels is running a story on the 2014 Skoda Rapid Ultima edition (final edition of the Skoda Rapid in the current guise to be replaced in Apr-14 with the latest one based on Euro Rapid IMO), which will be launched in Feb-14. here is the link to their story:

http://www.zigwheels.com/upcoming-la...ebruary/17565/

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Distinguishing features are as under:

1. Stickering on the bonnet, sides and on the roof;
2. Ultima badging (though just stickers) over the Rapid name on the boot & on the rear doors;
3. Two tone dashboard with a lighter hue for the dash top in addition to a chequered theme, which will feature on plastics around the aircon vents, as well as on the centre console;
4. Two-tone leather seats;
5. Rear parking sensors with a reversing camera; &
6. Bluetooth telephony and climate control.

The Rapid Ultima will be available with the 1.6-litre diesel engine to begin with and will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox, & will be priced little over Rs.10 Lacs, ex-showroom Delhi.

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2014 Rapid with the front similar to the new Octavia is going to put some serious challenge to Vento.
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2014 Rapid with the front similar to the new Octavia is going to put some serious challenge to Vento.
Is the front similar to new octavia? I don't see any changes in the front nor back compared to old model.
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