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Old 28th November 2011, 11:18   #61
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Also, have you considered a good set of tints?
I have actually considered some really nice tints. Problem is, Dad is against it. His logic - If tints were imperative, they would have come with the car!
Anyways, the glass does have some nice green tint to it. Plus, the manually drawable curtains more than make up for lack of tints.


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Hey congrats on a true beauty and luxury which is safe and to top it all a great bargain. Please elaborate as to how did u strike such a deal and how did u come across such a deal. If u dont mind please mention the actual price for which u bought it. It will definetely be guide for people looking for used cars and the used car delears buy the cars really cheap and sell them for a very high premium which is really unfair. In fact there is very less transperancy in the used cars market and deals. Please enlighten us or at least me.

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Dude, relax. You are thinking a lot into it. Yes, I did get a good deal. The reason for that is, I did not get the car from any dealer. Its was an individual who sold the car. The reason he didnt bother to bargain - He went in for a much monsterous machine. I have already given a hint to the price. Ill PM you the exact price if need be.

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Swanand: Is the ICE capable of playing DVDs? If yes, you can think of adding LCD screens behind the front-seat head restraints. Your Superb is mostly chauffeur driven, so this will add another creature comfort to the Living Room a.k.a. rear seat. Our friend JD has done a similar after market job on his Safari. Not too sure about the feasibility though.
Good point Ajay. Never really looked into it. I need to see if the ICE can play DVDs too. If it does, then those screens seem like a good option.

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A rear view cam is not needed in the Superb, IMO. The display on the screen from the parking sensors is just perfect and makes parking the Superb easier than parking much smaller cars. The only things missing in the Superb (at least the one I have) are DVD screens in the rear, Bluetooth (corrected in newer cars) and GPS maps.
+1 to that. You answered the question before I could adress it. Yes, the screen and parking sensors are more than adequate. I dont even need to look back while reversing. Its that accurate!

But yes, maybe, I could go in for the Bluetooth software and get the GPS activated too.

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Hey Swanand, congratulations
Never taken a ride in Superb, but heard and read here in Team-BHP that it offers the most for the price paid in its segment of cars w.r.t. features, space... it looks real luxury car, especially from the front.

You got a great deal of a fantastic car and hardly any pics! Please post some detailed pics of the interiors. Wish you a very happy ownership
Thanks Avon. Yes, the car is lovely. Yes, the deal is still unbelievable.
I shall try and get the car to our next meet too.
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Hey mate,
Congrats for the Superb!
Superb choice.
Superb car.
Super happiness..!

Well, there goes your official TBHP congrats!
Kinda late for the party here.

But been cruising around in your car lately. Looks better in the flesh than in pictures

Awesome ride quality.
And the leg space [--------------------------------] wow!

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Thanks Monaro. Yes, the leg space is amazing. Only on Sunday did I say that I havent sat in the backseat as yet, and come Monday morning, I did get a chance to sample the backseat.
Had to pick up my Laura from Europa, hence hitched a ride with dad in the Superb. Man, that leg space is amazing! I can literally get a lap dance sitting on the backseat .


Note: All those who have asked for pictures, here's an update. The car did get its fair share of attention this Sunday. Our member @sukiwa was gracious enough to conduct a photoshoot. A lot of pics have been clicked, and once the sorting is done, the same should be uploaded asap.
I did click some too (under the guidance of sukiwa) and shall upload them tonight.
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Here is a teaser from photoshoot on last sunday.

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Here is a teaser from photoshoot on last sunday.

<img src="http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=852835"/>
Holy cow! Thats stunning sukiwa. Can't wait for the full show. Keep them coming.
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@ Sukiwa
@ SI

That picture looks like its 'pulled' out of the Skoda Superb's Catalog!

Very Nice!!!
Thats talent..
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Very late in the party. But congratulations nevertheless. I loved this beauty the day we saw it. What acceleration!! And to top it all, what trunk space, can take in our whole apartment!!

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Yeah the Kalyaninagar bridge run was amazing! The pickup itself was so enticing, that we forgot to time the dash to 100, Lol! Lets do that again sometime soon.
If you are planning this again, do let me know.
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Wow!

What is it about Swanand that you manage to make people take such nice pics of your cars? First anvancy's interior pic of the Laura and now this beaut by Sukiwa of the Superb!
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Very late in the party. But congratulations nevertheless. I loved this beauty the day we saw it. What acceleration!! And to top it all, what trunk space, can take in our whole apartment!!
Dotty, it sure can move an apartment. Actually, just for the heck of it, I tried sitting in the boot, and know what, I can easily lie down in the boot!

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If you are planning this again, do let me know.
Sure! Shall let you know. Actually, it all depends on Subodh and his availability.

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Wow!

What is it about Swanand that you manage to make people take such nice pics of your cars? First anvancy's interior pic of the Laura and now this beaut by Sukiwa of the Superb!
Noop, it aint me! Its BHPians that are just amazing! Sukiwa was gracious enough to shoot these snaps. Most of them are amazing! Something, that I can do even in a lifetime!
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Congrats Swanand on finalising the fruit of your choice (re your apples v oranges thread)! I dont remember getting a party for this though?

Amazing teaser pic there by sukiwa (saar, I still remember our pending meet; just that I have been preoccupied with some logistics). We await the remaining set soon
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Swanand

Did you pay a visit to the 3M Car Care? How was the experience? What all did you do for the Superb?
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Congrats Swanand on finalising the fruit of your choice (re your apples v oranges thread)! I dont remember getting a party for this though?
Thanks for the wishes Bala. Yeah, even I dont remember giving one .


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Amazing teaser pic there by sukiwa (saar, I still remember our pending meet; just that I have been preoccupied with some logistics). We await the remaining set soon
Oh, he did a wonderful job with the camera. I was zapped on seeing most of the snaps. Ill, let him upload them. Afterall, its all his efforts.

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Did you pay a visit to the 3M Car Care? How was the experience? What all did you do for the Superb?
Ajay, I did call them to check if they had a slot vacant. Unfortunately, that day, it wasnt. Shall try going there on Saturday or Sunday early morning.
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thanks folks. Technically speaking 1st image isn't great in terms of sharpness and this happened by chance. Xenon headlights blinded me briefly, so I chose narrowest aperture to reduce light reaching the lens/camera and this fun shot happened. I need to thank Monaro CV8 as he was just behind me to hold me if I slipped on edge of hill.

Here are next set of images for exteriors. Some images have turned out as expected whereas some have got washed out due to harsh afternoon sunlight. I got to learn lot more about using sunlight effectively.

Front view with fog lamps switched ON

Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5236tbhp.jpg

Beautiful lines on bonnet

Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5143tbhp.jpg

Front 3/4 view

Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5139tbhp.jpg

Rear 3/4 view

Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5152tbhp.jpg

Huge boot space
Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5157tbhp.jpg

Notchback style boot opening
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Sedan style boot opening
Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5165tbhp.jpg

Front grill
Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5147tbhp.jpg

Xenon: does 70mm mean diameter of Xenon?

Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5230tbhp.jpg

front fog lamp & parking sensor
Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5156tbhp.jpg

'Shark fin' as Swanand calls it
Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5226tbhp.jpg

Notice beautiful lines on rear as well and how they merge with taillamp cluster. Integrated rear spoiler adds a different touch. Enough of SVP talk on this one :-)

Black Lightning: My Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG-UPDATE: DSG box replaced!-img_5246tbhp.jpg

I will try to upload images of features before end of this week.
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Beautiful! Good photography skills, even better car!
Which tyres are you running on this panther? Looks like the yoko S drives from that pic.
If yes, would love to know how you find them?
Thanks

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Great photography skills there Sukiwa! Superb looks even more superb in those photos. When I saw the teaser, I thought this was a night photoshoot activity. But, hell, it was done in broad daylight. Unbelievable.

OT: Swanand: Need 20 more to cross the milestone. 20-20 ho jaye?

P.S.: I think a 3M detailing job will make the Superb sparkle even more, especially on the rear. Get it done Swanand and take a pic or two then.

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