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Old 12th August 2008, 11:54   #46
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I have an RS that I bought used with about 32k on the odo. I got it checked at the (disgusting) skoda workshop before buying it and went through the car`s repair history with the workshop manager. They did the VAS check and said its ok.

Now theres 35k on the odo and I have spent the following:
  1. Rs.600 +VAT on the coolant
  2. 300 odd for some bulbs that were fused

The car is good, drives well, feels more solid than many new cars.

That said, Skoda service is really really really bad. In Kolkata there is only one dealer, and he fully misuses his monopoly, so check that angle.

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Old 12th August 2008, 14:10   #47
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Most cars in the market have dirty seats. The white-black combo seats in the RS get dirty very soon I guess. Can these be cleaned easily? If a small portion of the leather is torn can it be replaced or patched up?

What are the things to look out for when I go to look at the cars(ESPECIALLY THE RS)? One of the cars had a worn out gear knob. Can all these small glitches be solved easily or will it be difficult to source all these?

Mechanically what are the other things to look out for?
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I am still looking out for an RS. If anybody knows of any RS up for sale in Chennai please do let me know. Prerequisites are the car should be in good condition.


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Did you check out the car in the Sunday Classifieds of Hindu ? The owner was asking 8/9L (Not sure) Non-negotiable.
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Did you check out the car in the Sunday Classifieds of Hindu ? The owner was asking 8/9L (Not sure) Non-negotiable.

I did not see any RS in the Hindu this weekend. In fact I had looked into the classifieds specifically to see if there were any RS's. Got any info on that car?Color?Year etc.?
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I am sorry redsfx, i think it was the previous week. I will get the details soon & put it up.

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I did not see any RS in the Hindu this weekend. In fact I had looked into the classifieds specifically to see if there were any RS's. Got any info on that car?Color?Year etc.?
P.S I am sorry it was the previous week (Aug 3rd) & the price quoted was 13L non-negotiable.

2004, Black with Pete's Stage II kit, 240BHP, Blue tooth,TV/DVD blah blah.

I am sure by now his price would have come down to 10 L. here's the contact no. 98412 96960

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I am sorry redsfx, i think it was the previous week. I will get the details soon & put it up.



P.S I am sorry it was the previous week (Aug 3rd) & the price quoted was 13L non-negotiable.

2004, Black with Pete's Stage II kit, 240BHP, Blue tooth,TV/DVD blah blah.

I am sure by now his price would have come down to 10 L. here's the contact no. 98412 96960
This car belongs to a fellow bhpian and is being quoted at 12 lakhs. My bro is into buying and selling imported bikes and knows quite a few people around town who deal with rare motors. So will ask him to start making enquiries for the RS. Main problem is finding a good car which has not been abused.
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Anybody has any info on any RS in chennai?
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Anybody has any info on any RS in chennai?
I rarely see vRS in Chennai. I doubt if you could get a 2nd hand one up for grabs here :(
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I rarely see vRS in Chennai. I doubt if you could get a 2nd hand one up for grabs here :(

I do agree with you but I am hoping I can find one soon.
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This car belongs to a fellow bhpian and is being quoted at 12 lakhs. My bro is into buying and selling imported bikes and knows quite a few people around town who deal with rare motors. So will ask him to start making enquiries for the RS. Main problem is finding a good car which has not been abused.
AFAIK, mohi0375 (yellow) and PJSPEED(black, will never be sold) are the RS' belonging to chennai BHPians.
Who's the person that we dont know of?
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AFAIK, mohi0375 (yellow) and PJSPEED(black, will never be sold) are the RS' belonging to chennai BHPians.
Who's the person that we dont know of?

Well i dont know if I should be disclosing who he is unless he is ok about it.
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@redsfx:Carwale has a RS listed in Chennai.It mentions being tuned to give 240BHP etc.,
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@redsfx:Carwale has a RS listed in Chennai.It mentions being tuned to give 240BHP etc.,

The quoted price for that car is very very very high.
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@sfk: I don't know about the price man but if it suits you, go for the car! You'll not regret it.
My dad drives an RS too and it has run 1.32 Lakh KMs without any major glitches. The biggest problem he has had to face till now, was just the choking of an injector which caused the car to stall sometimes.
The only downside is that most Skoda dealers around here are jerks (can't say the same about chennai though!)
And guess what... with controlled(and I realy mean it) driving he consistently manages around 16-17 kmpl on a tankfull.
Your dad extracts 16-17kmpl out of an RS???? Man thats awesome, my friend here in bangalore gets about 10kmpl with decent driving (AC- 50% usage)!!!

I wonder how exactly your dads managing that, any special tips you wana share with us after consulting him??!!??!!
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My lancer is sold now so now I need to find a good RS.
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