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Old 16th July 2006, 12:26   #16
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84 thousand Indian Rupees??? I wish it was 84 Indonesian Rupiah.....

OMG, i am pinching myself, to check if i am this world.... oh yeah very much....

Great Bill.... wat else can i say ?

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Almost 84,000!!
Stunning isn't it but this is what he has paid!!
Odo reading I shall check tomorrow and will post here for sure.If this is the cost involved then its too expensive no doubt .

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Either your friend is a complete fool for having paid that much or there has been some additional work carried out on his car as well some other parts changed. A Skoda Authorized service centre will not want to risk thier agency by cheating a customer by overcharging for parts. Go to any other *** or call and ask for the cost of the spares in ?. Other Tbhpians like NC etc who own Skodas have given their opinion that your friend have been overcharged.

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was teh car driven by the owner, was the service done in correct intervals? Please answer these queries too.
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The timing belt is now due to be changed have reached 55,000 kms.
Isnt 55K a little to early to change the timing belt?

I knew Skodas had huge maintainence bills, but 87 grand for a clutch job is outrageous. But then if a certain Skoda owner is charged 4.5 lakhs for a not-so-bad accident job.....

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84 grand is the kind of bill you get when you smash your car into a bus or something...not for clutch repairs.
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Isnt 55K a little to early to change the timing belt?

I knew Skodas had huge maintainence bills, but 87 grand for a clutch job is outrageous. But then if a certain Skoda owner is charged 4.5 lakhs for a not-so-bad accident job.....

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no wonder they sell less in comparison to toyota nissan mitsubishi.
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Man, I dunno about the bill,
But i would expect a car coming at that initial cost with its reputed build quality to be running far larger service intervals than this.
I hadnt changed my Matiz clutch after 60+ Ks and it was still ok. Had changed the brake pads twice tho!!
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Taking a new Skoda's approx cost to be 12L, that's abt 4% of the cost of the car for the clutch assy and 7% for that job ?
Is there anyway we can get details on what all was done ?

For all the luxury of the Skoda, it's times like these that I feel the Indica / Indigo Marina we got makes good sense. Had my Marina's clutch plate assy changed at 20k [no, it was the driver's fault], and that cost me 4.5K at a TASC.
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no wonder they sell less in comparison to toyota nissan mitsubishi.
Thats the case outside India... But in India, Skoda's sell in big numbers.
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Almost 84,000!!.
Isnt that the ODO reading?

Actually it doesnt surprise me, even though I had made a mental estimate of about 70-75k.

Expensive build quality...
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85K for Cluth overhaul damn..... are they putting a race clutch or what??? Also timing belt replacement at 55K Km for such modern car is bit difficult to digest, dont they have Timing chain made of steel over conventional rubber belt ?
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Best thing for all u guys in Bangalore, Delhi etc to do is get the car serviced elsewhere as i think there would be a couple of private garages atleast that can do the job unless its very major. That should cost u way less too.
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Best thing for all u guys in Bangalore, Delhi etc to do is get the car serviced elsewhere as i think there would be a couple of private garages atleast that can do the job unless its very major. That should cost u way less too.
Where do we source the original Skoda spares?? :(
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84 grand is actually not surprising.
Original parts which cost 20,000 in the outside market(tax paid and bills paid) cost 50,000 in a skoda workshop.
An example is the alternator, which costs 18000 if you get from bosch, and 48000 from skoda.
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Original skoda spares are not too difficult to get, especially in delhi. Even aftermarket made in taiwan body panels and lights are easily available at better prices. I get a lot of octavias for regular service and insurance claims, and theyre not much of a hassle.

GTO, Ford: Skoda Czechoslovakia have mandatory timing belt replacement at 60,000kms service, whereas Skoda India have made it mandatory at 45,000kms service! Although i know the timing belt is the last thing ill be bothered about for now, ill still go ahead and replace it at 60k kms because i guess prevention is better than cure.
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