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Old 16th March 2009, 21:47   #106
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Mpower, in stop and go traffic there was hardly any lag. The 1st gear is so short that it removes any turbo lag. You feel lag in slow moving traffic in second gear where the DSG has shifted into second but you are still crawling. It won't shift into 1st as it's too short so it will try pulling in second, where you do a feel the lag.

Surprisingly it was not at all cumbersome. I was clipping quite easily and teh steering is just superb. It's light in slow moving traffic so you can hardly feel the size. It's damn easy maneuvring in small gallis. Even U-turn was easy. Turning circle dia is 10.8m which is same as Civic. The Accord is 11.2m.
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Old 16th March 2009, 22:24   #107
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I don't know who would want to pay almost the same amount (actually 40K lesser) for an Accord AT when they can have this.
I'm guessing the kind of people who are stuck with problematic/lemon Lauras or Passats or have had a bad experience with their Octys. Or for whom reliability is the top priority.

Don't get me wrong, I'm just saying. I quite agree with what you've said. This is just the other side of the fence.
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Old 16th March 2009, 22:49   #108
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What colors are available? I don't see anything listed on the Superb micro-site.
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Old 16th March 2009, 23:11   #109
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Rosso Brunello Red (Red wine colour), Silver, White and black.
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I am not waiting for the diesel for a few reasons:

- The PD engine isn't as refined and is an older technology.
- power delivery is non linear like the Passat sudden surge at 2000rpm and nothing below.
- DSG box is the older 6 speed box.
- higher initial cost and my running is low.
- maintenance will also be more than the petrol.

Think about the decision especially since the diesel passat is identical and is known to have issues.
I'm aware of those drawbacks, but the car will be majorly chauffer driven with a decent amount of highway runs so a diesel still works better. A diesel would command a higher resale in the long run.
What kind of warranty is Skoda offering on it? Any maintenance plans or extended warranty available?
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I am not waiting for the diesel for a few reasons:

- The PD engine isn't as refined and is an older technology.
- power delivery is non linear like the Passat sudden surge at 2000rpm and nothing below.
- DSG box is the older 6 speed box.
- higher initial cost and my running is low.
- maintenance will also be more than the petrol.

Think about the decision especially since the diesel passat is identical and is known to have issues.
vid6639: What if they offer the new common rail engine? Probably thats the reason for the delay in diesel launch.
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vid6639: What if they offer the new common rail engine? Probably thats the reason for the delay in diesel launch.
I hope they do, but going by the website and information from skoda dealers, there is no plan of the CRDi only the PD.
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What colors are available? I don't see anything listed on the Superb micro-site.
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Rosso Brunello Red (Red wine colour), Silver, White and black.
Add to that list Capuccino beige. Nothing beats Rosso Brunello though.
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vid6639: What if they offer the new common rail engine? Probably thats the reason for the delay in diesel launch.
As much as I'd love to see a CRDi in there, i doubt it would happen too. A prime reason being, the Passat !
VW is already facing stiffest competition from it's own inferior brand- Skoda. The Passat never picked up and now with the new Superb I don't see any reason to by a Passat, the Superb has all that and much more. VW is getting the CRDi engine in the Passat which will be the only differentiation factor to their advantage.
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Default park assist in the skoda?

Does the indian version of the superb has got the park assist?Please confirm after watching this video.Man this is crazy.
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No Kedar, there is no Park Assist in the Indian Superb. This is confirmed.
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oh no thats really sad!!!but it does display the parktronics on 6.5" display!!
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Yup the full parktronic system is available on the 6.5" display. This works when you engage reverse or press the parking button next to the gear knob.
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@vid: i am confused. do you mean, Park Assit is available on display, but not actually available? Or is there a difference between parktronics and park assit?
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Parktronic is the parking sensors and the visual display on the 6.5" display. It shows you the distance from all 8 sensors to any obstacles on the display as well as audible warning.

The Park assist is something very high end. It has 2 additional sensors on the side. Once you drive past a parking slot, the multi information display on the centre console shows whether it is possible to park the car in that slot. If it is possible it will show you how to park in that slot. After that the car does the steering for you and it will tell you on the display when to accelerate and brake. Once the car backs up in the parking slot you just have to complete the easy part with the sensors.
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