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Old 10th August 2008, 17:28   #571
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Yes.. the noise does reduce considerably after 2000 km, and after about 1200 rpm, my car is now 6500km old, another 1000 to go before the first service, will know for sure about how much the sound reduces, though i have come to like having the humming in the background.

The car is now very smooth and completely in tune with me, the oil has gone so black there are no shandes darker than that, but gotta wait anyway.
two days back I had a municipal garbage dump truck purposely hit my Left ORVM twice before the traffic constable stopped him, after which he tried once more. However, there is only a scratch, no dents, no breaking of plastic, the mirror seemed to be made of rubber and just moved while he hammered away.
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Old 10th August 2008, 22:39   #572
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i hope i get the mudflaps fitted with my car at the time of delivery itself..praying so..everytime the sales guy rings me up, i ask him the same question and he gives the same answer. by the way, as per the dealer guys talk, i seem to be geting a huge favor as they told they're giving the floormats free of cost.

met our beloved Rakesh Raja and his family during a 'purse burning' trip to a shop today evening. his black beauty seems to b spotless
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...two days back I had a municipal garbage dump truck purposely hit my Left ORVM twice before the traffic constable stopped him, after which he tried once more..

naikpranav:

Hello Sir and welcome back. It's really nice to hear from you. Any more trouble with the Municipal trucks and we'll offer them a limp.

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met our beloved Rakesh Raja and his family during a 'purse burning' trip to a shop today evening. his black beauty seems to b spotless
Mysticeyes: Glad you met with Rakesh_Raja. Next time do convey my regards.

You must be on pins and needles waiting for your car- Good luck, Sir. May the dealer give you all you hope for- GRATIS. We're eagerly awaiting your FIRs.
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Talking My T. Orange Baby Just Arrived in City

As Netchef made his posting, the dealer rang to tell me that my car has arrived. I might be taking delivery on 18th or 21st Seems Skoda India turned a good boy after my complaint to Skoda Auto International as i had a mail from them just now asking if the dealer had contacted me :
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As Netchef made his posting, the dealer rang to tell me that my car has arrived. I might be taking delivery on 18th or 21st Seems Skoda India turned a good boy after my complaint to Skoda Auto International as i had a mail from them just now asking if the dealer had contacted me :
That's wonderful. Moral of the story: always escalate.

Let's hear it from you, soon, Sir. Happy Motoring.
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and the final apprehension removed by Skoda..they're not charging me the hiked price difference. If only they could have acted sensibly before instead of creating so much confusions and negative vibes in the final stages of booking confirmation
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I drove last night to a wedding reception. All well so far one would think. But introduce a spot of precipitation and see how Bangalore reacts. in truth is wasn't a speck of rain but enough of a downpour for Noah to pull out his planing devices and awl and chisel and measuring tape- had he been around. I rained cats and dogs from 6.30 pm in the parts where I reside, and I finally figured I'd throw caution to the winds and head out anyway- else I'd risk not making it to said function at all.

So I dumped the polished brogues in the car along with suit jacket and waded out in fully water resistant sandals.
That's when the agony began. The route went as follows: from the old Airport via Cambridge Layout, thru the Taj Residency section, onto Cubbon Road and onto Sankey Road to Windsor Manor. Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes. Distance: around 11 or 12 kms.

I listened to Rock. And Baptists trying to Save my Soul. And Chamrajpet Charlie. In fact I listened to enough sound bytes that the radio's valves got heated. I must have started and stopped the engine a hundred times. I initially Hoped I'd make it to the honeymoon. Then despaired. Finally would have settled to reach in time for their first child's Christening.

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The route went as follows: from the old Airport via Cambridge Layout, thru the Taj Residency section, onto Cubbon Road and onto Sankey Road to Windsor Manor. Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes. Distance: around 11 or 12 kms.

Damn!!!
Netchef: Sir, I had a similar experience the previous evening. Thankfully, I was not driving. I was in a cab - with the cabbie cursing why he accepted a local trip than a trip to the airport. Took about 2 hours to cover 15 km.

So, how did it feel driving the Fabia in that kind of chaos?
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I rained cats and dogs from 6.30 pm in the parts where I reside
You meant Bangalore rained right, we know . So this could be the golden test for the so called low clearance in Fabia. Did it matter?
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Netchef: Sir, I had a similar experience the previous evening. Thankfully, I was not driving. I was in a cab - with the cabbie cursing why he accepted a local trip than a trip to the airport. Took about 2 hours to cover 15 km.

So, how did it feel driving the Fabia in that kind of chaos?
CBlazer: I'd say it would have been a pain driving. Period. It stresses me out at the gas being burnt unnecessarily. At the strain on the starter. On the air inside the cabin getting stale. And the retards around me who refuse to stick to lane discipline. Or the retards who force you to start up and move two inches...else they honk. Or the drivers who will rush ahead of you if you give them a spare inch. Beats me how people ignore the simple concept of a safety margin between vehicles.

So, it's not the rain per se that troubles, but the ensuing chaos.
I don't know if I'm alone in this but once wheel-borne, I like to be on the move, and anything else is frustrating- unless naturally it is self-inflicted. After a point, even the music/radion grates.

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You meant Bangalore rained right, we know . So this could be the golden test for the so called low clearance in Fabia. Did it matter?
AdvaithC: Sir, correction: the route I took wasn't flooded and actually the rain had mostly abated at the time I was on the road. The mess was probably because the people who had pulled off the roads when the rain began, had all crept out of the wood work the moment it let up. And that's what caused the logjams. So, nope- my Fabia wasn't put to the 'water' test.
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thanks netchef. One more question did you go with the Skoda genuine accessories for floor mats and mud flaps (6K) or did you get them else where?
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Yes.. the noise does reduce considerably after 2000 km, and after about 1200 rpm, my car is now 6500km old, another 1000 to go before the first service,
naikpranav: Sir- just noticed it, Have you been advised to service her at 7500kms? I was told 10,000 kms for the first service though they did say they'd do a check-up at the 5K mark.

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thanks netchef. One more question did you go with the Skoda genuine accessories for floor mats and mud flaps (6K) or did you get them else where?
AdvaithC: No, Sir- no mud flaps yet but I was promised them gratis. The woollen mats were thrown in for free by the dealer at the time of delivery.
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Hi:
Was wondering if anyone had some specific experience with the recall? I do not see much activity by way of posts on that front.
Not that I own a Fabia~ simply interested in what could have been, is all!
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72 hours to go..for the end of the 51 day waiting period. have been bumping into various accessories shops of late to find out a tidy seat option for my baby. Finally, one offered Stanley (art leather, as genuine leather is out of my reach) for 10K and saw a sample of the same too. must admit that the guys did one hell of a work. If rakesh raja is lurking somewhere around here, please do pop up your head as i talked with Motor Plaza and they gave the above mentioned quote for Stanley.

Another dealer quoted Rs. 9000 for mix of art leather and genuine leather with G Sport. the base question is are they worthwhile?i've been using off- white artleather for my present zen (local make) which was around Rs. 3000 almost 2.5 years back. it still look so good

can the experts here guide me on the sun films too? i want to put the lightest shade available. I insisted on Garware and most guys are saying that Garware is not good. is it so?
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Mysticeyes, good to hear your wait will be over soon. As for G-sport, its good fit and finish and looks pretty good.

Did a lot of driving this weekend, (went to Pondy and back), and the car was well behaved all through. The good news is it averaged 15 odd kpl, which added with cheaper tamil nadu fuel, made the trip lighter on the wallet.

Haven't heard anything from the dealer about ECU/brake recall, so will check up coming weekend.
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