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Old 9th June 2017, 11:48   #181
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Everyone knows skoda cars are something of a marvel in that segment. In India the skoda service is poles opposite to what their cars are.

Superb is skipped my many not because of the car but because of the brand. Sell superb under VW and it may actually sell more for people think VW is way better than Skoda.

To me Skoda is an affordable merc.
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The Skoda Superb has topped the Driver Power survey, one of the biggest in the UK, conducted by Auto Express and the best car, across segments is the Skoda Superb with an overall score of 93.42...!!!

Source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/best-ca...r-2017-results
The Skoda Superb might be an excellent proposition in the U.K, but it's only a pipe dream for people who even have money in our country. It's quite obvious why:

- Poor After sales and fraudulent dealers
- Inability of the infamous 7 speed DSG to deal with Indian Traffic and weather conditions
- Delivery issues with many cars on launch including the Octavia and the Superb
- Lack of knowledge portrayed by Skoda India on many issues with cars and poor responses to customers
- No new products introduced for the mass market. Very sluggish response times!

I think Skoda still has a long way to go when it comes to developing countries. You can clearly see that there is a lack of communication between Skoda and it's Indian arm, although the cars themselves are exceptional.

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Old 9th June 2017, 14:29   #183
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Finally I got delivery of the TSI 1.8 DSG L&K
I have taken a 7 speed DSG risk
Few updates in so called MY17 car.

The infotainment system is 8 inch with navigation. Probably amundsen.
Tyres are Apollo 215/55 R17 94w.
There are no storages underneath front seats.
Rest looks same.
Hi, May I ask you your ownership experience with the car. My annual run is less than 8000 kms and so the petrol variant seems to be on my mind but reading some of the comments I get a feeling that Diesel is the recommended option when going in for the Superb.
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Hi, May I ask you your ownership experience with the car. My annual run is less than 8000 kms and so the petrol variant seems to be on my mind but reading some of the comments I get a feeling that Diesel is the recommended option when going in for the Superb.
That is purely for the more reliable gearbox present in the Diesel (6 speed AT).

In terms of performance, I would prefer to not comment on the diesel engine post dieselgate scandal, but the petrol on it's own is whole lot of fun to drive!
I would pick one up with my eyes closed, but only if it came with a better gearbox.
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That is purely for the more reliable gearbox present in the Diesel (6 speed AT).

In terms of performance, I would prefer to not comment on the diesel engine post dieselgate scandal, but the petrol on it's own is whole lot of fun to drive!
I would pick one up with my eyes closed, but only if it came with a better gearbox.
The engine in the superb (or the octavia) has nothing to do with the dieselgate scandal at all. That was related to the older EA 189 code 2.0 diesel engines. The newer EA 288 code engines used on the MQB are perfectly alright. The superb diesel in fact runs the 177 bhp map in the stock form and is a reasonable amount of fun to drive.
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The engine in the superb (or the octavia) has nothing to do with the dieselgate scandal at all. That was related to the older EA 189 code 2.0 diesel engines. The newer EA 288 code engines used on the MQB are perfectly alright. The superb diesel in fact runs the 177 bhp map in the stock form and is a reasonable amount of fun to drive.
Thanks for pointing this out! I don't know how it slipped my mind given the various states of tunes of the older engine.

Definitely very reassuring as I currently am very disappointed with the EA189 post the de-tuning.
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My TSI L&K has completed 6 months and 6000km.
Very functional and dependable car.
I have daily run in bumper to bumper traffic.
Petrol engine is thirsty but very responsive. In city it barely gives 8kmpl mileage.

The only issues are related to fitting of plastics.
The glovebox compartment has alignment issues. The side compartments in boot (where woofer is placed) comes off very often.

I am happy that I did not go for diesel as price differential is too high.
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Test drove the Superb the other day, mighty impressed. Waiting for the pricing information post GST. The car we test drove was Diesel L&K but the model we are interested in is petrol Style MT. Pre GST pricing was 32 Lakhs on road.
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To me Skoda is an affordable merc.
Every line so true. And the last one is epic. Skoda is an affordable Merc. That's exactly what I feel.
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Just took delivery of the new superb petrol L& K version and I must say that I am mighty impressed with the features and performance. At first I was very skeptical about going for a Petrol version as I was aware of poor mileage issues, however recently I did a trip from Mumbai to Pune and back and drove on the expressway and through traffic keeping the car in Eco mode. I was pleasantly surprised that i got an average mileage of around 12 km/l. The suspension and road holding is also great and in the sports mode the car is very swift! I must say that for that price i would pick a superb over its competition any day.
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Just took delivery of the new superb petrol L& K version and I must say that I am mighty impressed with the features and performance. At first I was very skeptical about going for a Petrol version as I was aware of poor mileage issues, however recently I did a trip from Mumbai to Pune and back and drove on the expressway and through traffic keeping the car in Eco mode. I was pleasantly surprised that i got an average mileage of around 12 km/l. The suspension and road holding is also great and in the sports mode the car is very swift! I must say that for that price i would pick a superb over its competition any day.
Congratulations! Superb is a fantastic ride. Mileage for the petrol seems good. I managed to take out 18-20 on highways on my diesel 3T DSG before the dieselgate fix. Haven't hit the highway after the update.
3T petrol DSG was known to have mechatronics failures. Hope they've improved upon that now in the petrol DSG.
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• You can buy an Octavia Diesel MT or a Superb Petrol MT, but not vice versa.

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Brilliant detailing in the review there. We're currently planning on buying the Octavia, and while reading up on the same, managed to come across this review.

While the top spec Tsi Octavia and the style variant Superb MT are price almost the same, I think the Superb MT it is!! All thanks to your review.

One, I think the Superb just looks better specially after the FL Octavia launch.

And two, MT!!! What with 320 nm on tap!!!

I currently own a GT Tsi and have put on the GTI steering wheel with the paddle shifters. While the entire dynamics of the car are great (enough has been said and is used about it on the forum) specially during my goa Pune drives, and the ghat sections, I do miss MT.

Unfortunately, like many even I had to book the car just on the basis of reviews as VW couldn't manage to procure a car for TDs at the the time of purchase.
I was even behind them for so long to TD the manual 1.4 Tsi Jetta. It was just like talking to a wall!
Skoda stepped in last month to arrange a TD for their 1.4 MT Octavia which now has 150 Bhp. It's not bad at all, but it's not 1.8 either!

I'm still trying to search for a long term review on the 1.8 Superb MT.
Hopefully I should be able to get my hands on one soon enough!
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