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Old 12th June 2013, 11:16   #31
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I am about to buy a Rider 1.8 Turbo. My brother has checked the car and most probably deal would be close by tomorrow or the day after.

Please tell me what all Rider Turbo Petrol came with. ABS? Airbags? Both sides or only driver side? Climate control? Height adjustable seats?

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Why a TPI and not an RS may I ask?
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I think the 1.8 TPi Rider came with 2 airbags, all round disk brakes and ABS.
My friend has a Dec 2006 one that I have been thoroughly enjoying...

What price are you being offered?
At such mileage, clutch/flywheel replacement may be due and because it uses dual mass flywheel, it's expensive - arounf 50K. Also, the timing belt, water pump which should be around 20K.

Good luck - it's a lovely car.
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Why a TPI and not an RS may I ask?
Because clean examples of RS are very hard to come by :(

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I think the 1.8 TPi Rider came with 2 airbags, all round disk brakes and ABS.
My friend has a Dec 2006 one that I have been thoroughly enjoying...

What price are you being offered?
At such mileage, clutch/flywheel replacement may be due and because it uses dual mass flywheel, it's expensive - arounf 50K. Also, the timing belt, water pump which should be around 20K.

Good luck - it's a lovely car.
The price being offered is 1.6L.

I would be getting it maintained it at a FNG, ASS is out of question. Hopefully that would be a bit cheaper...
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Because clean examples of RS are very hard to come by :(



The price being offered is 1.6L.

I would be getting it maintained it at a FNG, ASS is out of question. Hopefully that would be a bit cheaper...
1.6L is very good.
Yes, go to FNG but stick to OEM parts. That flywheel is really expensive. May be you should join briskoda and start looking for sources for genuine parts. This friend of mine, finally, after 6 years of ownership, went to an FNG here in Pune and got the clutch replaced. The FNG screwed it up (mostly because they did not use genuine parts) - I am yet to drive the car after this but I am sad to even hear this.

So bottomline, find an FNG, save on labour and attitude, but stick to OEM parts and most importnant, stand there and get everything done in your presence. That's a price we all have to pay for owning a Skoda.
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1.6L is very good.
Yes, go to FNG but stick to OEM parts. That flywheel is really expensive. May be you should join briskoda and start looking for sources for genuine parts. This friend of mine, finally, after 6 years of ownership, went to an FNG here in Pune and got the clutch replaced. The FNG screwed it up (mostly because they did not use genuine parts) - I am yet to drive the car after this but I am sad to even hear this.

So bottomline, find an FNG, save on labour and attitude, but stick to OEM parts and most importnant, stand there and get everything done in your presence. That's a price we all have to pay for owning a Skoda.
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This will be strictly a hobby car, can't afford to spend too much money or time on it, there are 3 others to take care of :(

Anyways, now I have decided to go for it, let's see how it turns out...
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This will be strictly a hobby car, can't afford to spend too much money or time on it, there are 3 others to take care of :(

Anyways, now I have decided to go for it, let's see how it turns out...
Can't really call it a hobby car if you can't spend time on it .
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Can't really call it a hobby car if you can't spend time on it .
Too many hobbies, too little time :-|

On topic - car would come home tomorrow most probably. Any pointers on what all I should check?

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Any pointers on what all I should check?

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From what we have learnt on my friend's TPi:
Flywheel, cltuch - check the status as well as replacement history
Timing belt, water pump - same as above
Headlamps - the plastics loose the clarity/shine, check that
Injectors - known to fail on TPi around this age, check replacement history

Other than that - the usual stuff - tyre condition etc which you may have already done.

Overall, it's a tank so if it was well maintained, you are going to have good fun. It's way better built than my current gen Laura...
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I have the Octavia TPI Ambient purchased in 2009 and i guess the Rider has the front armrest and remote locking device as extra.

And Ntomer you should refer to Ajmat's excellent post on the Octy vRS Achilles heel...its a thesis on the Octavia MK1 !!
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I have the Octavia TPI Ambient purchased in 2009 and i guess the Rider has the front armrest and remote locking device as extra.

And Ntomer you should refer to Ajmat's excellent post on the Octy vRS Achilles heel...its a thesis on the Octavia MK1 !!
That post scared me out of buying it :-| And I ended up buying a Civic. Brought a 2006, 65K done Civic S MT home yesterday
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That post scared me out of buying it :-| And I ended up buying a Civic. Brought a 2006, 65K done Civic S MT home yesterday
Congrats. The preowned Civic is a safer bet. Having said that, i have had absolute NO issues with my 4 year old TPI and she still runs supersmooth. Waiting for the new Octavia vRS
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Found a 2008 Octavia rider 1.8tpi going for 2.2L. The car has clocked 50k kms as per the advertisement and looks pretty mint in photos. I am a little paranoid about the 1.8tpi though. Should I consider this as a daily drive? The car is in NCR. I really like the octavia but reliability issues do concern me.
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Stay away if you want reliability. A seven year old car will have parts failing sooner or later, and it being a Skoda parts won't be readily available or cheap.
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Found a 2008 Octavia rider 1.8tpi going for 2.2L. The car has clocked 50k kms as per the advertisement and looks pretty mint in photos. I am a little paranoid about the 1.8tpi though. Should I consider this as a daily drive? The car is in NCR. I really like the octavia but reliability issues do concern me.
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Stay away if you want reliability. A seven year old car will have parts failing sooner or later, and it being a Skoda parts won't be readily available or cheap.
I feel that while the spares may be expensive (as per the car segment and original vehicle cost.) Skoda spares are quite readily available.

50k kms is low mileage. Most important aspect is to confirm that this is true kms. If so then the vehicle can prove to be quite reliable and long lasting.

2.2L is a decent price but should be about 1.9L. You can possibly get a Laura for about 3L of say 2007. So I presume you are looking for this vehicle mainly due to the Petrol Engine Power.

Yes maintenance will not be cheap but that is the price you would pay for a vehicle of this segment.
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