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Old 10th February 2009, 15:38   #46
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DO you have the manual? what does the manual say?
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Old 10th February 2009, 16:30   #47
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1) Congratulations!

2) Pardon my ignorance, but I have a few queries :
I think that vRS was available with Xenon, but in the picture posted, it looks like there are three headlamp sets! Does the vRS possess three pairs of headlamps ? Are the Xenon headlamps Bi-xenon or seperate for low and high beams ?
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Old 10th February 2009, 16:34   #48
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When i really rip the car i get FE of around 4-5
This is totally scary but, then most vRS owners love to rip it and they wouldnt have bought it to extract optimum mileage out of it...LOL

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@mobike008: The stock vRS gives me anywhere between 9-10 in City driving conditions of Hyderabad. It has given me 12.5 on highway driving at an average speed of over 100 KMPH. I believe a completely ripped vRS would drop FE by about 1.5 to 2 KMs in city driving condition. Also, most of the vRS owners love reving it up.
Hmm, thats pretty decent FE figures. If only the recession hadn't set in, would have got one into my garage

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Old 10th February 2009, 16:46   #49
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Congrats dude.
FE of 4-5 is scary!
I was under the impression it gives a 10-11 FE in city conditions.
Probably Abhinav will shed some light as he is use to driving his in the NCR.
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Old 10th February 2009, 17:30   #50
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Wow, thats an impeccably maintained vRS. Btw, a query, does this monster lose some of its shine ( read, power) as it ages. Especially after 50K kms?

Also, can someone throw light into approximate service costs for a vRS and FE figures when ripped and driven sedately?
The 1.8T engine used in many cars[ like the Octavia Mk1, Audi A4 (Old Gen) , Audi TT ( Old Gen), earlier passats, Jettas, golfs and beetles too] is a great piece of work. It will give you all the performance you want till atleast 1.5 to 2 lakh kms.

As for the FE.
I will tell the figures i have been achieving.

In normal driving ( sensible in normals terms) i get around 11.
In normal + revving upto 4000rpm, i get around 8.5
In extremely hard revving i get 7.5.

On highways, i have got Close to 14-15 on both the occasions.
(1st one included 250kms of highway and 200 kms of city driving on 30L of petrol)
(2nd one included 250 kms of highway and 500 kms of city on 51.7 litres on 93 octane)- 14.5kmpl
@ Ashish 4-5 is too bad man.

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checked up with the authorised workshops here at cochin.One said this major service is at 80000 and the other said 90000.Please help.Me so confused.
At 60000 kms , the following things need to be checked / replaced for the vRs ( M/T)
  • Spark Plugs - Replacement
  • Ribbed V-Belt - Inspect condition and tension
  • Fluid Level of power steering - inspec
  • Air Filter - replace and clean housing
  • Haldex Clutch : oil filter change

At 90000 kms the toothed belt needs to be inspected.

These basically are the service checklist as per the old service intervals( 7500).
As now the service is done at 10000 km, i think the major service( which used to be at the 60000 km mark ) would be at 80000km.
None the less, your car is 4 years or about to be 4 years old , so this time this inspection should happen.

DO check the old service records to see which service is due.
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1) Congratulations!

2) Pardon my ignorance, but I have a few queries :
I think that vRS was available with Xenon, but in the picture posted, it looks like there are three headlamp sets! Does the vRS possess three pairs of headlamps ? Are the Xenon headlamps Bi-xenon or seperate for low and high beams ?
I have attached the pic ( Sorry HAFI) to explain. Cheers!
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Dream Come True. The Skoda Octavia vRS!! Update: 59,712 kms-p1010045.jpg  

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Old 10th February 2009, 17:44   #51
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harry it does give FE of around 9-10 easily under normal circumstances. Its only when you really rip the car for acceleration that you get FE of 4-5. But then in city you dont get such chances anyways, its only in late nights or deserted roads where you can actually do that kind of ripping. And on highways even if you rip the car you'll still get mileage of atleast 11-12.
@aaggoswami...Yes the vRS comes with xenon. The headlamp which you see has three sets indeed. First one is fog which comes as a standard fitment in all the octies. Second one is the xenon projector which is exclusive for vRS and L&K. Third set is the normal bulb for high beam.
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HAFI that is a very neat car and definitely looks clean and abuse-free.
enjoy the beast and drive safe!
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At 60000 kms , the following things need to be checked / replaced for the vRs ( M/T)
  • Spark Plugs - Replacement
  • Ribbed V-Belt - Inspect condition and tension
  • Fluid Level of power steering - inspec
  • Air Filter - replace and clean housing
  • Haldex Clutch : oil filter change
abhinav can you tell me how much would it cost for the above mentioned replacements.

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Old 10th February 2009, 20:14   #54
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Don't have the list right now . But will let you know the details by tomorrow.
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Old 10th February 2009, 20:31   #55
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Here is one problem which arised.
We normally see it but never tend to bother it.But now, these days its bothering me a lot(might be because iam too much in love with my car)

Small dried up water droplets are seen on all the glasses.Some are having rainbow shade.
I tried all sorts of glass cleaners to remove it but no hope.Does any one know any method to remove those.

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Don't have the list right now . But will let you know the details by tomorrow.
Thanks in advance.Hope it wont be too much.

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Use the cruise control as much as possible on the highway, it increases your mileage. Like for example, you're doing 60kmph and it shows 9l/100kms, when you use cruise control it might show around 8-8.5l/100kms. Check it out and you'll understand.

You can also accelerate using the sliding button on the curise control thing to set the speed a bit higher.
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Old 21st April 2009, 00:13   #57
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Man i have just fallen head over heels for the vRS, till yesterday i wanted the OHC but this is much better.
This might be a little off topic but, is the rider 1.8 turbo and vRS the same car?
Also is there a laura vRS turbo petrol available?
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Old 21st April 2009, 00:31   #58
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No.
Atleast not in India.

Abhay Shanu , the engine is same.
Some changes are there.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...rs-1-8tpi.html (Techinical differences between Skoda vRS and 1.8TPI ?)
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Old 21st April 2009, 00:34   #59
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Oh cool, so if i dont want the extra goodies, i can just go for the rider or a mdi?
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This might be a little off topic but, is the rider 1.8 turbo and vRS the same car?
They are not the same car, but they do share the same mechanicals. So, you get the same 1.8L turbocharged engine, same transmission, brakes etc. I think the suspension is the same, though I have heard some say that the RS has a stiffer setup. Maybe RS owners can clarify.
You will not get quite a few of the goodies that the RS came with in the Rider. For example, leather upholstery, Recaro style seats, Xenon headlamps, sporty steering wheel etc. Do a search on Team BHP - the differences have been covered in another thread.
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Also is there a laura vRS turbo petrol available?
Nope.
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