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Old 17th April 2008, 14:35   #151
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10,566 views for this post ! Proves how well written are the articles of netchef ! Cheers!
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10,566 views for this post ! Proves how well written are the articles of netchef ! Cheers!
karanraheja: thank-you. It's rewarding to have one's writing enjoyed. The appreciation keeps a writer going, take it from me I'm a copywriter in advertising.
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Old 18th April 2008, 18:17   #153
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P.S. You should update your profile now, the cars owned field mentions "None"!!
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How did I miss this one? You write well. Very well. And your car looks good too, by the way.

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Ozzy Osbourne's Paranoid- OST for my drive?
Naah. Would not want you to 'finish with your woman (car)'.
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Saw a Fabia reversing. It had just one puny reverse light! It gets the job done?
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I don't think most cars' reverse lights make any difference, u need headlights at the back for that, and besides, nowadays, the SX4 and City come with just one reverse light...
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I don't think most cars' reverse lights make any difference, u need headlights at the back for that, and besides, nowadays, the SX4 and City come with just one reverse light...
For the price you pay, its tiny
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P.S. You should update your profile now, the cars owned field mentions "None"!!
Done, Sir.

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How did I miss this one? You write well. Very well. And your car looks good too, by the way.



Naah. Would not want you to 'finish with your woman (car)'.
Thanks. Gotta look for another signature tune, eh?

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Saw a Fabia reversing. It had just one puny reverse light! It gets the job done?
It surprised me and, like many Fabia owners, had me worried enough that the other had failed that I called the dealer..."Yes, Sir, there's only one AND it's the most common call we receive".

I'd have preferred two.
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I don't think most cars' reverse lights make any difference, u need headlights at the back for that, and besides, nowadays, the SX4 and City come with just one reverse light...
That's comforting, though not a welcome trend. Reversing is hazardous enough- why enhance the probability of a backward prang when another bulb costs 50 bucks ..or even Rs100?
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Very true, Sir.
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this car is just fantastic , had been to mysore yesterday and i must say the midrange in this car is top notch, not only this but everything handling, braking its just brilliant, it puts a smile on the drivers face ......the car was driven flat out and it returned 18kmpl i really love this car.....you will forget about the engine noise once you drive this car .......if skoda can reduce the price then this car is WINNER
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this car is just fantastic , had been to mysore yesterday and i must say the midrange in this car is top notch, not only this but everything handling, braking its just brilliant, it puts a smile on the drivers face ......the car was driven flat out and it returned 18kmpl i really love this car.....you will forget about the engine noise once you drive this car .......if skoda can reduce the price then this car is WINNER
Hey Chetan, you went FLAT OUT?? Wow, that must have been some experience. I'm still treating her with kid gloves as she's yet to be run in.
What speeds did you hit? Was she stable? How many passengers?
18kmpl is of a high order, I agree...she would stir up a hornet's nest in the market if they managed to drop prices
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i saw an ad in TOI bangalore a couple of days ago that the Skoda Fabia was being sold at a special price of Rs 5.78 lacs.Would anyone know which version would that one be, because I missed the fine print.
Yes, if Skoda were to drop their prices for the Fabia Diesel, it is a natural winner - most people would buy it over the Swift DDIS or even Getz CRDi - Fabia's build quality, solidity and internal comfort is phenomenal as with all Skoda's. In fact I first drove a friend's 1.9 TDI Octavia in 2002 around when it first came out and it was absolutely fantastic.18kmpl on the Madras-Palamaner-Kolar-Bangalore highway with such phenomenal power! We hit 180 kmph on one short stretch and it was exhilarating. It did take a little time for the general public to wake up to the great advantages of owning a Skoda though, for some reason!
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Hey Chetan, you went FLAT OUT?? Wow, that must have been some experience. I'm still treating her with kid gloves as she's yet to be run in.
What speeds did you hit? Was she stable? How many passengers?
18kmpl is of a high order, I agree...she would stir up a hornet's nest in the market if they managed to drop prices
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sad but true. remember when the first ford ikons also used to come with only one reverse light?
at that time Autocar and Overdrive etc said that ford was economizing!
i personally feel it is better to have one reverse lamp on either side - with things like sunfilm and tinted windows and badly lit, crowded streets, it is quite hazardous while reversing!

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Thanks. Gotta look for another signature tune, eh?



It surprised me and, like many Fabia owners, had me worried enough that the other had failed that I called the dealer..."Yes, Sir, there's only one AND it's the most common call we receive".

I'd have preferred two.


That's comforting, though not a welcome trend. Reversing is hazardous enough- why enhance the probability of a backward prang when another bulb costs 50 bucks ..or even Rs100?


Very true, Sir.
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i saw an ad in TOI bangalore a couple of days ago that the Skoda Fabia was being sold at a special price of Rs 5.78 lacs.Would anyone know which version would that one be, because I missed the fine print.
Yes, if Skoda were to drop their prices for the Fabia Diesel, it is a natural winner - most people would buy it over the Swift DDIS or even Getz CRDi - Fabia's build quality, solidity and internal comfort is phenomenal as with all Skoda's. In fact I first drove a friend's 1.9 TDI Octavia in 2002 around when it first came out and it was absolutely fantastic.18kmpl on the Madras-Palamaner-Kolar-Bangalore highway with such phenomenal power! We hit 180 kmph on one short stretch and it was exhilarating. It did take a little time for the general public to wake up to the great advantages of owning a Skoda though, for some reason!
shankar.balan: Sir, I'd heard the 1.2 was due for release, so I surmise tis that being advertised. I saw the ad as well and you didn't miss the fine print- there wasn't any!! It is unlikely they could bring the diesel down to such a price point, but you never know. Competition can make miracles happen.
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Hey Chetan, you went FLAT OUT?? Wow, that must have been some experience. I'm still treating her with kid gloves as she's yet to be run in.
What speeds did you hit? Was she stable? How many passengers?
18kmpl is of a high order, I agree...she would stir up a hornet's nest in the market if they managed to drop prices

actually my cousin was driving it , i am suffering broken hand so couldn't drive ......he managed around 160kph, she is absolutely stable very little body roll handling is also very good i will confirm this when i get to drive it .......we were four of us......there is zero engine knock when the ac is on , the drive was super fun cant wait to do it again............hey netchef i suggest you rip it now and then its good for the engine dont worry about the FE... please refer to the how to run-in your car thread ......

ps : i have driven the swift d and i think in terms of handling the fabia is better no offense to the swift d its a scorcher of a car
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i saw an ad in TOI bangalore a couple of days ago that the Skoda Fabia was being sold at a special price of Rs 5.78 lacs.Would anyone know which version would that one be, because I missed the fine print.
I saw the same ad in the Bangalore Times section of the paper on 12th April. (page 32). You can see it on the epaper.indiatimes.com site.

The fine print says the 5.78 lakh is the on-road price for the 1.2L petrol version.
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