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Old 25th November 2010, 22:47   #1681
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Thanks 2 cents. Its the old ambiente. Elegance minus reverse sensors. Tested it and its quite nice.

I bought a petrol Ambiente(old version) for 6.15L on road, after all discounts. That was 5 months back. I remember the corresponding diesel (1.4 PD) variants were quoted a little over 1 lac above the petrol. 8.60L looks too steep. Are they quoting even higher for the new one (the current TDi elegance)?!

The thing is that the old one with split folding serves a major need of mine to sometimes cart my training stuff around while taking 4 passengers.

Sad that the new version lacks even a few basic features one expects in a car, rear wiper is another.

Any idea on the particular problem with the pdi engine.
You can be assured of the mileage (above 20), but the issues were with refinement - noisy and such.
Not a good thought, but perhaps you should also think about the resale value of a old version, few years down the line. Also, check the manufacturing date. Since it is chennai, they cant sell a BS3 engine manufactured after April. It could've spent quite a while in the yard.
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Old 26th November 2010, 12:18   #1682
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Hi 2 Cents.

I am getting it on road for 7.5 with all things including extended warranty and bumper to bumper insurance. I understand from July 01 the registration rates in Chennai have gone up.
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I have an Elegance PD done 70,200 Kms now and as on this day the vehicle has given me zero problems(touch wood) let alone problems with engine. Also as far as power delivery is concerned, I have test driven both Polo 1.2 CR and new Fabia 1.2 CR (I believe same engine), but for initial delivery, the PD 1.4 does provide a terrific punch from 40 km/hr right through 120+ speeds. On the 4 lane highways you can cruise comfortably at 100 -110 at around 2200 RPM

Yes, its definitely more audible from the OUTSIDE than the more refined CR.

Features wise the old elegance is much much more loaded than the new one... Skoda has pulled a cheap trick to reduce the price, they have cut down Rs X and reduced price by at least 1.3X.

Only problem that may arise is the spare parts issue since its discontinued, but thats a call you need to make...

Shyam

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Hi Shyam, thanks for your feedback. A feeling of relief.
Have finalized on the old elegance and waiting for the correct date to take delivery.

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Hi Shyam, thanks for your feedback. A feeling of relief.
Have finalized on the old elegance and waiting for the correct date to take delivery.

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Congrats, and gud luck. You will definitely love driving her around, the quality is a notch above competition. But do check the manufacturing date, and knowing Skoda dealers, take a print of the TB-PDI check list, and go through each one of them carefully.
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My friend recently bought a 1.2 Fabia upon my recommendation after a botch up done by the Nissan dealer for the Micra. I am also smitten by the car and my decision for Punto 1.3 MJD is slightly wavering. A new thing my friend pointed out to me was the the seatbelt buckle has Audi logo and I was amazed to see that. This I think is the closest one can get to an Audi (this side of 2 million rupees) in everyday use.

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Old 3rd January 2011, 22:40   #1687
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..... A new thing my friend pointed out to me was the the seatbelt buckle has Audi logo and I was amazed to see that....
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Good Morning Everyone,

My post comes when I am still recuperating from yet another blow of Steep Price Rise for Petrol and possibly Diesel's will happen too, anyhow with all this maddening Fuel Prices I am again wondering whether or not to go for that New Diesel Car or should just stick to driving my OHC - CNG, (Driving Costs are almost negligible but long ques to fill her up) .... Anyhow My main query is regarding the Fabia Classic (Diesel ofcourse) version,

Q - Can we or can we not Fit a 'Power WIndows' Kit in this model? IF Yes, then how much would it cost me tentatively? And will it end up voiding the Warantee? Can I also get the Rear Window Defogger fitted? If yes then again how much is the cost implication?

I have almost made up my Mind for the Fabia but my true Love still lies with the Skoda Tdi ... I have been looking for a Good one in the Used car market but haven't been able to locate 'The One' and my 'To Be Wifey' has almost put her foot down to NOT buy a Used Car, however I am all for the idea of a Used Car the only glitch is if I end up buying a lemon ... she'll not spare my life, so taking the safe way out and going for a Fabia!!

However I am going for a TD of the Polo, but I am not very convinced with it except for the Looks part.


And 'Netchef' ... A Huge Fan of your writing/blog here ... It actually made me go for the Fabia .. and once i TD'ed her ... there's no looking back ... :-)

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I really don't know if this is ok with the rules and with the moderators but find below a link to the New Skoda Fabia 1.2 TDI forum I started on CarWale.com

New Skoda Fabia Diesel 1.2 TDI - Page 1 | Indian Cars | Car Forums - CarWale

It has over 36 pages of user experiences, tips, and comments from current and potential owners of Fabia.

However if it is inappropriate to post another website/forum on team-bhp than please delete this.

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Hi, I have the 1.4 Elegance, 2008 April. Car has been so far so good. But I am extremely unhappy about the service @ Gurudev. Is there some other service experts for Skoda apart from Gurudev in Chennai??
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Hi, I have the 1.4 Elegance, 2008 April. Car has been so far so good. But I am extremely unhappy about the service @ Gurudev. Is there some other service experts for Skoda apart from Gurudev in Chennai??
I own a TDI classic for three years and I too suffer from the same problem. there is no other authorized service centers here. :( Folks here suggested Ignite Garage in ECR but Im a bit skeptical to go to an unauthorized place. Let me know if you find a Skoda specialist.
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Sure would do Mahesh. I did some Body work sometime back with Torana motors, they seem to do an excellent job. But for other work, I am skeptical as well, since we do not know if they are well equipped.

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Hi All,

I was nearly certain of booking a Jazz but then saw Fabia and really liked the interiors and solid feel - looks like the biggest reason why many have bought Fabia. Of course I have questions on its resale, A$$, fuel efficiency. This thread is long and I have read varying opinions. Can people please answer the following questions:

1. What is the fuel efficiency in city 50-100% AC of 1.2 HTP. I drive 20 km in peak traffic every day (Old Madras Road in Bangalore - one of the wors routes)? What is it on highway?

2. How reliable is 1.2 HTP engine? 1.4 engines have been discussed a lot here but not much on 1.2 HTP engine.

3. A$$ in Blr - I have seen spares list and service costs. Given the service period it comes to ~ Rs. 6000 per 15k km service. How does it compare to Jazz.

4. How is 5th person comfort especially for long drives. I am concerned both with the width and the transmission hump.

5. Anything else that I should look out for.

6. I have a running of ~900km per month. Was thinking of diesel 1.2 CR Ambienet (as it is priced closer to 1.2 HTP Elegance & my budget). What do you guys suggest? What is the response on above items - FE, A$$, spares etc. Also the dealer says that one mayble able to fit rear power windows later once company provides a kit (expected in a few months as said by TAL, Vianayak). Does it seem true?

7. Which dealer in Blr - Vinayak or TAL. Have heard both good and horror stories about both. Have the dealerships, especially A$$ attitudes improved? Sales experience has been good so far.

Lastly, any feeler on resale - though it is not a deal breaker for me as I am expecting to have the car for 5+ years - reason why I am inclined more towards diesel (petrol prices may hit the sky in some time as well as running patterns may change).

Apologies if I sound confused, but am really looking forward for some user inputs to make a decision. Fabia is more from the heart, Jazz is from the head.

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Hi all Fabia owners - Any response to the queries above.

- reliability of cars, 1.2 CR and 1.2 HTP engines?

- FE of both engines - especially in Blr bumper to bumper traffic (45 min for 9 km drive)

- A$$ and spares as compared to Honda

- Which dealer (TAL or Vinayak?)

- Any offers going around?

Will appreciate any respose as looking to decide and book a car this weekend.

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Hi all Fabia owners - Any response to the queries above.

- reliability of cars, 1.2 CR and 1.2 HTP engines?
I am not familiar with the new BS4 engines, but from what I know they are definitely reliable.

- FE of both engines - especially in Blr bumper to bumper traffic (45 min for 9 km drive)
Owners have complained that the 1.2 TDi doesn't give the claimed FE. For city rides diesel's aren't good in economy, generally. That having said, we know how petrol prices are scaling up. Your call!

- A$$ and spares as compared to Honda
My HMSL came off. The plastic clamp that holds it is broken. Cost - 2000/-. I have to replace the entire set. My dealer though has been good to me so far (I'm not in b'lr), did some 'quick fix' job and advised me to change it later if necessary.

- Which dealer (TAL or Vinayak?)

- Any offers going around?
last month they were giving petrol/diesel coupons worth 32,000/-. I dont know what's on offer now. you should wait till Diwali, if you can.

Will appreciate any respose as looking to decide and book a car this weekend.

~maniac
I have definitely liked the vehicle so far, in spite of some minor niggles (nothing to do with the mechatronics). But its a Skoda - buy it at your own risk.
Good luck.
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