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Old 19th January 2013, 07:59   #1231
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Sheel, I am afraid I will fall short of the high standards this forum demonstrates for an independent thread. Neither my knowledge is as deep as many terrific Yeti owners nor am I a good wordsmith. I try my level best to bring 4x2 perspective where I can on this thread. My thought process in going with 4x2 was to strike a balance between vehicle of this form factor and money I have to shell out from my pocket. I will be more than happy to answer any questions anybody has on 4x2 as I am in 7th month of my 4x2 ownership and just today we both cross the 5K mark.
Samy, in writing, as in life, there is no right or wrong.
We would love to see your review, truly and most of us here appreciate the efforts put in by our fellow members. This is meant to be a forum that encourages people, not judge them!
So, roll up your sleeves, pull out that ipad and start your 2WD Yeti review! Stick a few simple photos on, too and watch your thread come alive.
Believe me it is a good feeling.
All you need really is a decent phone camera for your pics.
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Old 24th January 2013, 17:27   #1232
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I've posted a video of a downhill ride in my Yeti. The roads are in our rubber estate.
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I've posted a video of a downhill ride in my Yeti. The roads are in our rubber estate.

Great video that is exactly Yeti territory. Someday you could host a Yeti safari! Beautiful.
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Great video that is exactly Yeti territory. Someday you could host a Yeti safari! Beautiful.
Thank you, maybe you'll like this too.


If you like this sort of stuff, I can show more roads.
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Thank you, maybe you'll like this too.


If you like this sort of stuff, I can show more roads.
For us citylubbers ( forgive me for paraphrasing ) such roads are a treat for sore eyes. Of course having to traverse such territory in the rainy season may be a tad difficult. I am sure most of us do like your videos.
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Old 27th January 2013, 18:16   #1236
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For those folks who own or know very closely the Skoda 4by4 Ambition, does the Radio Swing come with a pre-installed MDI interface or is it an accessory that can be fitted by the dealer (without voiding warranty i.e.)?

In any case, am I correct in believing that any 3rd Party Stereo fitment even if done by the dealer would void warranty?
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Old 27th January 2013, 19:05   #1237
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For those folks who own or know very closely the Skoda 4by4 Ambition, does the Radio Swing come with a pre-installed MDI interface or is it an accessory that can be fitted by the dealer (without voiding warranty i.e.)?

In any case, am I correct in believing that any 3rd Party Stereo fitment even if done by the dealer would void warranty?

Neither the ambition nor the Elegance come Preinstalled with the MDI Interface. It is an accessory that can be added by the dealer.

The Following Part Numbers are to be used:(Stock Status with SAIPL)

5L0 051 592 MRP: 27,044 INR Not available
AZO 800 001 MRP: 2,318 INR Available

however the Actual Mounting position for the MDi interface is below the climate control in the cubby Hole. this requires Part No: 5L1 863 383 9B9 which replaces the cubby hole with a cubby hole with Provision for an MDI in Interface. but the problem is that this Part is LH oriented and may not be visually appealing in a RHD vehicle.

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your belief that any 3rd Party Stereo fitment even if done by the dealer would void warranty is actually wrong. As per the Mail from Mr. Nilesh Chavan of Skoda India And with regards to your communication concerning warranty terms, we agree with your views that as long as these accessories fitments do not really interfere with the electrical or mechanical systems. While having the fitments of Skoda Genuine Accessories, the customer should not have any elements of doubts and we expect our dealers staff to promote such fitments. It seems that our colleagues from Mangalore dealerships have got some misconceptions in this regard. Our Area Service Manager shall clarify it soon. so as long as wires are not cut, there should be no issue.
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My horn has finally failed. I have an appointment at the service station tomorrow. Hope the horn is under warranty.

Will use the opportunity to talk about the Mobil oil as detailed by Sunilrj.
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My horn has finally failed. I have an appointment at the service station tomorrow. Hope the horn is under warranty.

Will use the opportunity to talk about the Mobil oil as detailed by Sunilrj.
Horn is covered under warranty, don't let the dealer try and fool you.

Also my Yeti plans are on hold, will wait a few months. Ideal scenario would be a Yeti L&K with DSG. What a machine it would be.
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Horn is covered under warranty, don't let the dealer try and fool you.

Also my Yeti plans are on hold, will wait a few months. Ideal scenario would be a Yeti L&K with DSG. What a machine it would be.
Thank you. It's a great machine even now.

I have enjoyed the drivability in dense traffic thanks to the front optical sensors and on the highway I have never felt safer at 100kms an hour.
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Has anyone got the second free service done on the Yeti? I would like to know what the labour charges were? VAS Scanning, 2nd Service

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Had the horn checked out today. It had started working all by itself again. They just used 3m cleaner on the connector as they said some protective jelly is provided to protect from excessive sparking and at times it blocks the contact . They also said that if the horn fails again they will replace it .

I also agreed as I did not want to change factory fitted parts unnecessarily.

I asked them about the Mobil oil they are using and they are using the oil w30 only. So no problems there.
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Just back from a short trip. I drove between 80to85km/h speed band and theYeti responded by showing an average consumption of 18.4km/lt !

If the average consumption is calculated on the basis of the last 50kms then it's probably the actual consumption for the said distance right?
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Old 13th February 2013, 01:57   #1244
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Well, even I've managed to get some phenomenal number with a light foot, driving economically is every bit as hard I think.
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Found these images on Skoda's website. The Yeti being put together with a lot of care at the Aurangabad Plant. Nice to see the people behind the cars we drive.
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