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|24th December 2005, 11:21||#16|
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|24th December 2005, 14:58||#17|
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Personally, I would go in for a manual anyday... I mean I even get bored with manuals once I touch 5th (on highways of course).
|24th December 2005, 15:45||#18|
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And the Skoda auto only has 4 gears if i am corrrect. So thats another reason not to buy it. Like someone said...with all the torque even the manual doesn't feel far off from the auto.
|5th January 2006, 15:32||#19|
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Hey, Finally this friend of mine did go and buy a skoda !!! Butguess what , after reading the views on team-bhp and against my insisting that he go in for the manual version he went and took delivery of the Skoda automatic on the 30th Dec last year .. I wasn't there and he only called me and told me what he had done . I was in Himachal and all I cud say was ' CONGRATS ', though deep down I knew he had made a mistake . A couple of times a day I wud send him a sms asking how his car was doing and he wud reply with just one word ' GREAT '.
11 am on the 2nd Jan I get a call from him ... He asked me not to ABUSE him for what he had done !! I thought maybe he had scratched it , but didn't say nothing ... Actually what he did was go back to the Skoda dealer , paid another 25K and exchanged it for a brand new ' MANUAL SKODA ' -- lol !! I just cudn't stop laughing , and now he just can't seem to get out of his car and he's loving every min of it and says that extra 25K that he paid was surely worth it . Now he wanst the Pete's tuning box as he went and read Rtech's review on that ....
I'll be getting the test drive tonite and finally I will get to feel why people rave so much about it !!! Also he said thanx to team-bhp members as now he understands why ppl here reffered to automatic as being for sissy's , hes going about saying that to his friends who have the automatic version. He wished he had believed team-bhp and that wud have saved him 25K ...
So I guess MANUAL beats AUTOMATIC in this case !!!
|5th January 2006, 16:27||#20|
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how are you buddy pankaj mittal here hope you rememeber me. it was really nice meeting you all guys with such a good knowledge about the cars
|5th January 2006, 22:00||#21|
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I think, as Skoda is now launching the Laura with DSG Automatic Gearbox,
very soon they will come out with the DSG in the Octavia too! maybe they will pack it with the L&K Model.
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