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Old 4th November 2017, 12:53   #16
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Congratulations on the great car! Love the color on it.
Out of curiosity, what is this cable?

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It is noticeable on most of the pictures. Is it supposed to be so low slung?
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A Very well written thread with balanced and accurate words 👍🏻

Now congratulations for the new car. The Rapid has always impressed with it's minimalistic & No nonsense design and the car looks stunning in this very colour. Happy Driving.
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Out of curiosity, what is this cable?
I believe it is the parking brake cable. It's routed this way on all Ventos and Rapids.
I noticed it on my car as well and initially thought its hanging loose due to some manufacturing defect. But found it to be secured well in place and noticed it's this way on all cars.
A sore sight though.
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Nicely written Pradeep. Hearty congrats and keep it updated, which can be helpful for the folks in the years to come. A owner point of view is always valuable rather than media reviews. Cheers.
Thank you Wildy. Waiting for your Abarth UC review.

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Congrats man Does Tafe have a good reputation with regard to service and after-sales? Few of the recent horror stories were from Vinayak Skoda IIRC. Do get the 'thud' from rear suspension sorted.
Generally Skoda's reputation for servicing their cars is not the best.
I will post the reports as and when I encounter them and experience TAFE's service.

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Fantastic review Pradeep! The Rapid is indeed very good value for money given the solid build quality and proven mechanicals.
Thanks!! Your Rapid looks stunning

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Hi Pradeep, first and foremost, heartiest congratulations on the new car , admire you for selecting the Rapid inspite of the various horror stories related to Skoda and it's infamous service centers, and hope that you have a niggle free car and much better service experience.
Thanks Sayeed , I will look the upgrade the suspensions soon. The first 5400 kms have been trouble free in the first 2 months.

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Congratulations on the great car! Love the color on it.
Out of curiosity, what is this cable?
Thanks!! ROG_AK.

I have read that its the hand brake cable. No issues with it so far.

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A Very well written thread with balanced and accurate words
Now congratulations for the new car.
Thanks !! there was a debate with our home minister and finally I had to give in to the demand. Feels good to hear such compliments for choosing this colour.

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A nice balanced write up with lots of relevant info on important bits on how the car performs. Well done P, and hope you end up loving your new baby as much as loved your Punto.
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A nice balanced write up with lots of relevant info on important bits on how the car performs. Well done P, and hope you end up loving your new baby as much as loved your Punto.

Thanks for encouraging me to write this review Keroo1099 , Highly indebted to your gesture for allowing me to test drive you remapped jet. I hope Skoda serves me well like the Fiat did.
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Congrats on your car! Facelifted version is a looker.
I have the 2015 TDI DSG Black edition and I love the car every time I drive it.
I have owned 2015 Honda city CVT, Scorpio AT, Celerio AT and now Rapid DSG.
Nothing compares to the driving pleasure of the DSG.

Wishing you many miles of fun!
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Congrats on your car!
Many thanks, I would love to hear more about the Honda City CVT in city driving conditions. As my choice was bent towards a diesel , I dint consider City seriously.

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Thanks !! there was a debate with our home minister and finally I had to give in to the demand. Feels good to hear such compliments for choosing this colour.
Don't have any reservations. Greys are a very under rated color in India. I've always loved the pepper gray and slate gray from VAG, the premium silver, slate grey from Maruti, the greys of Honda and Hyundai especially if well detailed. So much so that I chose that color for my Baleno RS as well. I felt that one of the reasons that greys get a bad name is that people with whites and blacks tend to take care to keep the car clean than those who own greys (My personal opinion ). Top choice of color and great review. Keeping aside service the Rapid is an extremely VFM sedan.

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Don't have any reservations. Greys are a very under rated color in India. I've always loved the pepper gray and slate gray from VAG, the premium silver, slate grey from Maruti, the greys of Honda and Hyundai especially if well detailed. So much so that I chose that color for my Baleno RS as well. I felt that one of the reasons that greys get a bad name is that people with whites and blacks tend to take care to keep the car clean than those who own greys (My personal opinion ). Top choice of color and great review. Keeping aside service the Rapid is an extremely VFM sedan.

Drive on,
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I will post the pictures once I am done with the detailing. Baleno in the grey color looks stunning but I have my thing going for the Blue color in the Baleno. Also I wasn’t aware that we can get the Baleno in this color. Thanks for the info
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Congrats on the new acquisition, i like the factory tinted glass and the 4 year service/warranty package.
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Congrats on the new acquisition, i like the factory tinted glass and the 4 year service/warranty package.

Thank you! The 4 year service package is available for 9999 /- as a promotional offers for all the new vehicles post August and is ongoing even today. I know this as I was in the Tafe Showroom today to get my spoiler fixed and got a chance to speak with my Sales Executive.
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4-2-ka-1 ? Nice review & pics. Interesting location that with the tank. Where's it ?

Congratulations and wishing you a long happy ownership.
Many people wished that 420 would have been a great number to have, I am glad it ended up with 421.

The tank is located in my home town in Belgaum, Karnataka and is 2 kms from my home.

Isolated War Tank
Mandoli Hangarga Rd, Karnataka 590008

https://maps.google.com/?cid=1443172...19&hl=en&gl=in
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Many thanks, I would love to hear more about the Honda City CVT in city driving conditions. As my choice was bent towards a diesel , I dint consider City seriously.

City VX CVT is probably the best city car with an AT. I mean, it had butter smooth gear shifts, smoother then DSG. Leather seats, very spacious rear seats, paddle shifters, Sunroof, funky cool dashboard. City FE was around 8-9 kmpl.

It felt lethargic on the highways; especially for people who are used to torquey diesel engines like Rapid and Swifts. Paddle shifters are a joke on a CVT. it just gives you a sporty feel. Gear shifts do not translate to sudden burst of power like in manual mode on DSG. Engine just revvs hard, does not translate to speed.

City ticks all boxes and is the most reliable out there but it just did not strike the right chord for me.

In comparison, Even though my Rapid does not have the best dash, no sunroof, no paddle shifts, no leather seats...still gets my heart beating fast. Acceleration feels real, close to manual gear changes. City FE is around 12 kmpl.

I love my Rapid DSG.
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Nice writeup, but I am more interested in the tank

It appears to be a M4 Sherman Tank from World War 2. It was once used by the Indian Army along with many other countries but how did it get there?

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