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Old 1st January 2008, 13:19   #61
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The RS does not come with goodyear's. It comes with dunlop's.
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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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well? its the same as a Fusion right? Its not selling that well.
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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.
Isn't the Octy 1.9TDi also very fuel efficient.. ?


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The Laura comes with only Bridgestone tires
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I have seen Lauras with Dunlop SP sport.
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All variants come with Air Bags.
BAG, not Bags. Zak's pic of the top-end variant doesnt seem to have a passenger side airbag. It has another glovebox where the airbag should've been.

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Frankly the interiors look very plain for that kind of money. The plastic will be of good quality, I'm sure - but it still looks rather drab.

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steer, think it has 2 airbags. Looks like teh co-passenger once is above the glovebox.

edit: 2 airbags
The new Skoda Fabia - Feel Special

Its also got lesser min and max legroom than a Getz!

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yep , the co passenger airbag is placed above the glovebox
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I'm just guessing..
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Has anyone test driven the petrol version?
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steer, think it has 2 airbags. Looks like teh co-passenger once is above the glovebox.

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The new Skoda Fabia - Feel Special
Thanks - I stand corrected.

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Its also got lesser min and max legroom than a Getz!
It is known to be a cramped hatch, so no surprises there! I was quite taken aback by Zak's comment that it is very spacious.
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Has anyone test driven the petrol version?
Another interesting thing is that all they have for compare is about interior/exterior specs and not about engine. Even the comparison vehicles are all petrols.

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Thanks - I stand corrected.

It is known to be a cramped hatch, so no surprises there! I was quite taken aback by Zak's comment that it is very spacious.
Expected it to be bigger than Getz.
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I'm a little disapointed by the interios, aesthetically.

Perhaps one has to be there!
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Comfy! The legspace too is similar to fiesta etc.. better than Swift/Getz. But don't get the impression that there is a heaven and earth difference here. It maybe just a couple a centimetres but it definitely made us feel comfortable.
The aesthetics of the car may have made us think it's spacious than the others. But I repeat, it could be just some cms here and there and not some acres! LOL!
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the interiors are real sad part of this car a turn off for me and so as the front headlights (no offence ment)

Does it has a climate control?
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well? its the same as a Fusion right? Its not selling that well.
Good one JK.

But at 68 bhp Fusion TDci isnt exactly 'adequately powered' is it? That coupled with its price tag (vis a vis features) is probably the reason for it not selling that well.

what i meant was 'FABIA DIESEL' if priced below 8L on road with good drivebility (69 bhp on road) and 15+kmpl should be a success!

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Good one JK.

But at 68 bhp Fusion TDci isnt exactly 'adequately powered' is it? That coupled with its price tag (vis a vis features) is probably the reason for it not selling that well.

what i meant was 'FABIA DIESEL' if priced below 8L on road with good drivebility (69 bhp on road) and 15+kmpl should be a success!

Elito
You mean Fabia Diesel is priced more than 8L.Most probably the price will be 7L ex-showroom.
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