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Old 6th October 2010, 20:49   #106
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You can use the attached excel file to make the decision. Hope it helps.

Petrol Car or Diesel Car.xls


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i am contemplating purchasing a superb but don't know wether to go in for the petrol or the diesel version.
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Old 7th October 2010, 08:01   #107
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Thanks Sahil, Jaggu, Neeld,

I had nearly made up my mind for the diesel, keeping in mind the low resale value of the petrol octavia, but seeing the popularity of the petrol superb has got me thinking...

I understand the depreciation, but don't want to have a car which will be difficult to sell like the safari i have now.

Superb is for sure the best bang for the buck, and more so with the new diesel engine in, looks more like it, only for the near 6L difference in the price tag.
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Old 7th October 2010, 10:08   #108
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the diesel is waaaaaaaaaay more expensive.

I would recommend you get the TSI, its a stonker of an engine.. along with the 7 speed dry clutch DSG gearbox..
The diesel is quite lethargic in comparison. Also, it makes a lot of noise!

I also wanted a diesel, but when I bought it, I calculated it this way. Over 5 years/100,000 km, I would be spending 1.5 lacs more on fuel for the petrol. But I would be saving almost 4 lacs upfront, and I would get a much newer and advanced engine (that time the PD was available in the diesel.)
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how is it 6L difference?
i am buying Diesel automatic for 28L while Petrol automatic is at 25L.
Am i missing something here? i am about to book Diesel.


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Thanks Sahil, Jaggu, Neeld,

I had nearly made up my mind for the diesel, keeping in mind the low resale value of the petrol octavia, but seeing the popularity of the petrol superb has got me thinking...

I understand the depreciation, but don't want to have a car which will be difficult to sell like the safari i have now.

Superb is for sure the best bang for the buck, and more so with the new diesel engine in, looks more like it, only for the near 6L difference in the price tag.
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Hi all - my first post after making it thru to Team BHP forums.
Thanks Sahil for your thread.

I've recently booked a white Superb 1.8 tsi petrol A/T thru JMD and picking it up next week (wait period was about 2 weeks).
My experience with JMD has been quite good so far - good sales guy & the Thane manager. Got a corpo discount of 35k. You can try & push for 15k more.

Sahil & other Superb owners - you mention a break-in period - how exactly do you define this? What should i be initially not doing with the car?
I'm planning to take this new car straight away to Nasik from Mumbai - any precautions you'd suggest? Also, any experience/feedback on the breakdown service?

This is a great thread and i hope to post pictures once i get my car.
(i believe they throw in the umbrella free)
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Hi all - my first post after making it thru to Team BHP forums.
Thanks Sahil for your thread.

I've recently booked a white Superb 1.8 tsi petrol A/T thru JMD and picking it up next week (wait period was about 2 weeks).
My experience with JMD has been quite good so far - good sales guy & the Thane manager. Got a corpo discount of 35k. You can try & push for 15k more.

Sahil & other Superb owners - you mention a break-in period - how exactly do you define this? What should i be initially not doing with the car?
I'm planning to take this new car straight away to Nasik from Mumbai - any precautions you'd suggest? Also, any experience/feedback on the breakdown service?

This is a great thread and i hope to post pictures once i get my car.
(i believe they throw in the umbrella free)
35k corpo discount? What is your trade?

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got my white superb today. Great service from jmd notwithstanding the sales guy hinting for a watch as a gift! Good first drive back home. Will upload some photos soon. Thx to forum users to help me decide.
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Had my first real drive over the last 4 days - Mumbai to Deolali and back - 187 kms each way. Great expressway but i didn't tempt myself to go above 100kmh. Drive was like butter. Despite the slight pickup lag from a stoplight (automatic transmission) i was invariably ahead of the pack by quite a distance almost everytime. Hit a metallic object that had strayed onto the highway & heard quite a loud sound, but luckily the fuel consumption meter did not budge from 6.3ltrs/100km ruling out any leakage.

There are so many features that i haven't yet had the chance to learn all of them - not the least on how to set the clock!

2 suggestions i'd like to see implemented in this car:
- convex RVM on the driver's side (also the auto-dimmer doesn't work on this mirror)
- switch the combi steering switches from LHS to RHS and vice-versa - European cars HAVE to be adapted to local conditions, i believe

Promise to post pictures a little later
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Folks - quick question on starting the car (1.8L A/T petrol) - The dealer told me that i can leave the AC/lights on while turning off the ignition and when i switch it on again, it will not strain the battery or engine. That sounds cool and i've been doing that for a few days now but i'm a bit doubtful whether its actually ok to do that or not. Any opinions?
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Folks - quick question on starting the car (1.8L A/T petrol) - The dealer told me that i can leave the AC/lights on while turning off the ignition and when i switch it on again, it will not strain the battery or engine. That sounds cool and i've been doing that for a few days now but i'm a bit doubtful whether its actually ok to do that or not. Any opinions?
Well most modern cars do disconnect the a/c, stereo and lights while starting, but IMO its better if you do switch it off. Anyway the Superb is known to drain its battery if left standing for a few days. It might not help at all, but why not just be careful by turning off everything.
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. Hit a metallic object that had strayed onto the highway & heard quite a loud sound, but luckily the fuel consumption meter did not budge from 6.3ltrs/100km ruling out any leakage.



2 suggestions i'd like to see implemented in this car:
- convex RVM on the driver's side (also the auto-dimmer doesn't work on this mirror)
The fuel tank doesn't just leak so easily

The ORVM's are a big problem, I don't think they have the sell convex ones either. Mercedes has the same issue but they sell it as an accessory to rip you off. Do let me know if you get hold of one.
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Any updates on how much you have logged Sahil?
Service costs etc.
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Any updates on how much you have logged Sahil?
Service costs etc.
Regret delayed reply, haven't checked this thread.

Everything has been running smooth, touchwood! One minor hiccup that was replaced under warranty a months ago- the steering was making a creaking sound at times when turned to the right. Apparently the suspension link and/or some rubber part was damaged. It could have well been due to our poor road conditions this monsoons but Skoda was kind enough to replace it for free. Also got wipers changed, costed over 2000 bucks, steep!!

The car has clocked 19,000kms in 2 years and has gone in for it's second service just today. Will update once it returns tomorrow.
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Well most modern cars do disconnect the a/c, stereo and lights while starting, but IMO its better if you do switch it off. Anyway the Superb is known to drain its battery if left standing for a few days. It might not help at all, but why not just be careful by turning off everything.
my battery is discharges 7 times in 2.5 yrs.
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Everything has been running smooth, touchwood! One minor hiccup that was replaced under warranty a months ago- the steering was making a creaking sound at times when turned to the right. Apparently the suspension link and/or some rubber part was damaged. It could have well been due to our poor road conditions this monsoons but Skoda was kind enough to replace it for free. Also got wipers changed, costed over 2000 bucks, steep!!

Hi Sahil,
Good to see the Superb is performing superbly.
BTW, Rs. 2000 was for entire wiper assembly or just the rubber blades?

How is mechatronics and DSG doing?
Any pro-active upgrade available to avoid the problem?
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