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Old 31st December 2007, 15:56   #46
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@prajesh, I think the position on the 'A' pillar is indeed the tweeter pod. The round thing near the door handle is not likely to be one. It is most likely a plastic cover for some screw (I've seen the same sort of cover in other cars). But well, I could be mistaken. I doubt if Skoda would be so kind as to provide two tweeter pods for us to choose.

IMHO the pod on the 'A' pillar is a bit high, and too far away from the midbass position.

I put the tweeter near the midrange, because in a 3-way install the tweeter should ideally be in the same plane as the midrange, and installed near the midrange (ideal, but there can be exceptions).
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All variants come with Air Bags. The Ambiente and Elegance version come with ABS.
Are you sure? In the pictures posted here, the car has a glove box where the passenger air bag should be.
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NIce review Zakko..!!!
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Are you sure? In the pictures posted here, the car has a glove box where the passenger air bag should be.
It is surely mentioned that all the versions come with Airbags(but not explicitily mentioned that either only the driver side) or both side.

So, we actually have to wait & watch.
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Hydra you already planned to hatch kids and ICE a Fabia before your wedding.Man you are way too fast .
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Are you sure? In the pictures posted here, the car has a glove box where the passenger air bag should be.
The brochure mentions a driver and front passenger airbag.
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Old 31st December 2007, 17:39   #52
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In the pictures posted here, the car has a glove box where the passenger air bag should be.
The passenger airbag location is further ahead of the glove box.

@VM! A person has to be fully awake to drink coffee na? I'm yet to.
I've seen some well installed cars in which the midbass is located in the same location and the midrange is located near the kickpanel. And to heighten the soundstage, the tweeter can be placed a bit high. My Swift has something similar for tweeters and it sounds great.
And is this the ICE section? Huh! It's getting infected everywhere.
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Old 31st December 2007, 21:01   #53
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If the car is only 69 Bhp ....surely the car is under power....but bcos of Fe it would be big hit in Tourist sector but price is very important factor
69 sounds low on paper but should be fine for the typical city user. The market has wholeheartedly accepted the 68 bhp Fiesta, 77 bhp City and the 90bhp 12 lakh Octavia.

Overall the car looks modern and the finish should be top notch. If only they had stuck a boot, it would have sold like hotcakes. Knowing VW, expect killer FE

I am really curious to see how the market will accept this pricey hatch.

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Can someone tell what are these for? I assumed it to be the tweeter fence.

Prajeesh,
The one just beside the door handle is "Tweeter". The same got in my Opel Astra (UK model) it's there on all the four doors.
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I read in the review that they are using the BARUM tyres on Fabia. Are these good tyres ? Are they manufactured in India or imported ?

I heard Skoda used the JKTyres on Octi and Laura. Is that correct ?
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BARUM tires! Yes, it sounds a bit out of this world.
I think they're imported ones. Where's the tire dealer?
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I read in the review that they are using the BARUM tyres on Fabia. Are these good tyres ? Are they manufactured in India or imported ?

I heard Skoda used the JKTyres on Octi and Laura. Is that correct ?
BARUM is a Czechoslovakian tyre company made by merging 3 rubber companies and BA stands for BATA shoe company.


AFAIK no skodas in India come with JK tyres.
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69 sounds low on paper but should be fine for the typical city user. The market has wholeheartedly accepted the 68 bhp Fiesta, 77 bhp City and the 90bhp 12 lakh Octavia.

Overall the car looks modern and the finish should be top notch. If only they had stuck a boot, it would have sold like hotcakes. Knowing VW, expect killer FE

I am really curious to see how the market will accept this pricey hatch.
It all depends how well this 69 BHP translates on the road. If its adequately powerful and economical (read 18+) the Fabia Diesel is going to be a success. However even if it is a tad underpowered or more importantly gives less than 15 kmpl, i doubt its success.

ALso i guess anything over 8L on road will be a severe limiting factor.

So 7-8L on road + good driveability + 15+ kmpl in city = Success!!

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Firstly, it is 155NM for wide range of Engine RPM(1500 to 2800), I think this makes it much better to drive, and very less gear shift.

Secondly it is three cylinder, so there will be some roughness wrt to a 4 cylinder engine and same class.

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I doubt Fabia will be able to beat Swift DDIS in terms of FE, since the Swift has the smallest engine and the most fuel efficient engine as well.

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I think they're imported ones. Where's the tire dealer?
New year, so must be gulping down the king of goos times.

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BARUM is a Czechoslovakian tyre company made by merging 3 rubber companies and BA stands for BATA shoe company.
So Barum is BATARUM, meaning bata daruwala?

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AFAIK no skodas in India come with JK tyres.
Earlier when the Skoda Octavia was launched, it used to come with Firestone(or was it silverstone) tires, then later the company changed to Bridgestone and Goodyear. Some of the Skoda models like RS come with Goodyears, wheras the rest come with Goodyear. The Laura comes with only Bridgestone tires and never has Skoda used JKs. Only manufacturers which uses JK extensively is Tata, MSIL & Mahindra-Renault
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