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Old 1st January 2008, 16:29   #76
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You mean Fabia Diesel is priced more than 8L.Most probably the price will be 7L ex-showroom.
Arrre nahi baba!!

U got the tense wrong. I mean IF IT IS PRICED below 8L..then etc etc etc...

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You mean Fabia Diesel is priced more than 8L.Most probably the price will be 7L ex-showroom.
If it is7lac for elegence, add 6% tax and insurance which will make it 7.5OTR here at Tvm.
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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.
Thats quite typical of Skoda. Drab and functional. Teutonic torment!

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Isn't the Octy 1.9TDi also very fuel efficient.. ?
Yes its very FE, but i doubt it gives more then the Fiesta/Swift, or even close to them. The Octy gives around 13 in City

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I have seen Lauras with Dunlop SP sport
I have also seen many Laura's i think they are aftermarket, otherwise its possible that there was a batch with the same tires.

Also i doubt that Barum tires are gonna fetch good resale value, if you plan to exchange them as soon as you come out of the showroom.

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Does it has a climate control?
Yes, Semi Automatic Climate Control, something like whats in SX4
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Yes, Semi Automatic Climate Control, something like whats in SX4
This thing is not going into my head.

BUSA, if you understood how it works, can you explain?
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I am not impressed with the interiors, not that they are bad, but that are not what one would expect in a premium hatch and I don't see anything there that justifies that tag. Looks quite ordinary actually. Forget 8, even 7 lakh plus will be expensive for that IMHO. I really do think Fabia is in the Swift, Getz bracket and pricing is 2 lakhs off.
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It ha to be two steps down-market from Audi, and one step down market from VW.

'Premium' starts 3 steps down, eh? Oh well...

From previous posts, describing a knob with numbers, I guess the 'semi-automatic' climate control is a basic thermostat setting. The real thing will have display with set temperature and temperature readout and stuff.

Mind you... a VW salesman once told me (I nearly bought a Polo at that time, but couldn't afford it, and, by the way, I was looking at £10,000, 7.8 lakh, for a petrol car, and including a very good end of year dealer's discount --- four (maybe five) years ago in UK.

Errr... back to that salesman: He told me that 'climate control' with its fancy display was a waste of money, stick with the ordinary AC.
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You mean Fabia Diesel is priced more than 8L.Most probably the price will be 7L ex-showroom.
Actually the exclusive showroom price for the higher-end diesel is going to be at : 7.5 Lac. You add tax on top of this then it might come to around 8.5Lacs (may be little bit less).
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This will be a flop if the ex showroom price is more than 6.75 lac. Forget about all other things. The Getz with many pluses over Swift is not able to catch up with the Swift numbers because of the bad pricing. And here we are talking about 8 lac OTR?? Even considering all premium features this kind of price will ensure the selling numbers will be low.
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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?
Funny! That's the first time I heard of that one!!

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Some of the Skoda models like RS come with Goodyears, wheras the rest come with Goodyear.
Huh??? Busa, you just said the same thing twice over! Anyway to clear the confusion, initial batches of the RS came equipped with Dunlop's while later batches were shod with Bridgestone Turanza's.

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The Laura comes with only Bridgestone tires and never has Skoda used JKs.
Nope, it has also come with Dunlop's.

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Only manufacturers which uses JK extensively is Tata, MSIL & Mahindra-Renault
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The RS does not come with goodyear's. It comes with dunlop's.
And Bridgestone's.

P.S. Barum is owned by Continental Tyres so no wonder they are standard fitment on Skoda's.

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Actually the exclusive showroom price for the higher-end diesel is going to be at : 7.5 Lac. You add tax on top of this then it might come to around 8.5Lacs (may be little bit less).
Are you sure about this?Whats your source?
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Are you sure about this?Whats your source?
Yes, I called Skoda India and I spoke to them for about 25 minutes on the phone with them and it was about week or ten days ago i.e., few days before they put up the website and brochure on feelspecial website.

So far everything they said about engine spec and interiors and exterior specifications have proved to be true. I say that because I have seen the same facts on their website and brochure.

The only thing that I am hoping they are wrong about is the price because I really want to buy one. The price is the only factor that I am waiting to decide whether I buy it or not buy it. 8.5L on the road price for the Diesel higher-end is way too much in my opinion.

When I told them 8.5 L is too much for Diesel higher-end they were recommending me the petrol variant which is 100K (1Lac) less than diesel variant.
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This hatch has got the best set of features compared to other hatches. The engine is average.
If pricing and A.S.S is right, this would be a big hit in our price conscious indian market.

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At 8+ OTR, Fabia sure looks pricey even with the features it has. Add to that costly spares ... skoda sure has a loser on their hands.
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Nice report Zak.

I saw an Silver Fabia today on road, it did not look very attractive from behind. Defenitely not worth 8L plus.
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