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Old 4th April 2010, 20:18   #31
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Good choice. I checked the car today. There are some good offers going around. And was amazed with the safety features it has. Really a worth buying car.

Enjoy driving.
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Good choice. I checked the car today. There are some good offers going around. And was amazed with the safety features it has. Really a worth buying car.

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thanks a lot dear.
its true value for money luxury hatch (how ironic!!).
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update clocked 200kms on odo today and noticed one thing- the in gear acceleration is really very very awesome.
driving the car in city is absolute delight, the gear change requirements are very minimal, the car pulls really well from low speeds even in 4th gear (haven't tested the 5th yet).

I yet again stress that the engine response and pull is extremely strong in 2000 - 3000 rpm levels.

Is it something that only I notice? i haven't heard/read anyone else commenting on the same.
IIRC, the 1.2 HTP mill's torque peaks at ~3000 RPM - that is what doing wonders for you. But do not run the mill at too low an RPM at too high a gear (even it is capable), you might end up stressing it a bit more than optimal for running in.
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IIRC, the 1.2 HTP mill's torque peaks at ~3000 RPM - that is what doing wonders for you. But do not run the mill at too low an RPM at too high a gear (even it is capable), you might end up stressing it a bit more than optimal for running in.
yes of course i do now this bit, let alone running in, even after run in the clutch plate or pressure plate whatever it is might get a little too stressed with running in high gears at too low engine speeds.
thanks anyway.

edit: i was actually thinking of getting the automatic door lock option activated in Fabia in which the doors get locked after achieving certain car speed, and get unlocked when the key is removed , which they do after connecting the cars Computer by VAG-COM.
are there any other Tweaks that i may also consider, as i plan to go to the dealer today itself.

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got the auto locking feature activated by dealer, hardly took 5 minutes once the car was docked to the computer system.

I was amazed at the kind of professionlism they showed. the cars seats were all covered in plastic as we entered the workshop, since another car was alreday connected to the diagnosis system the engineer had that car removed from there as he knew that the work with my car would hardly last 5 minutes and that it would be unwise to hold me there since the other car had to go through a series of diagnosis test which could have lasted a while.

The system:-
all doors get locked as soon as the speedo touches 20km/hr,
they get unlocked automatically once the key is removed from ignition.
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Is this option available in the classic range as well? Mine is a diesel classic.
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Old 5th April 2010, 21:09   #37
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How is the cost of ownership of Fabia. Are the spare parts cost very high. One of the competitor dealer scared me on the amount needs to be spent. And if a clutch goes due to rough driving it will cost 88K to replace and it cannot be repaired. He said owing it will burn the pocket like anything.

So is the maintenance cost so high.
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Is this option available in the classic range as well? Mine is a diesel classic.
yes it is, mine is a classic 1.2

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How is the cost of ownership of Fabia. Are the spare parts cost very high. One of the competitor dealer scared me on the amount needs to be spent. And if a clutch goes due to rough driving it will cost 88K to replace and it cannot be repaired. He said owing it will burn the pocket like anything.

So is the maintenance cost so high.
just bought the car mate, didn't enquire much about the spares.
being a european car the cost of spares won't be that cheap ofcourse.
since our driving style means that the odo will hardly do 5-6k a year it wasn't a much of a bother to me, also the car also comes with 2years/unlimited mileage gurantee, if that helps.
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HI Guys, I have a 1.2 elegance with me. Done 22000 now in last 8 months. Nice to know about the auto lock feature, will surely get it activated from the dealer here. The engine takes time to loosen up, its much better after the first service @ 15000 km. congrats for the car and enjoy the stability and comfort
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HI Guys, I have a 1.2 elegance with me. Done 22000 now in last 8 months. Nice to know about the auto lock feature, will surely get it activated from the dealer here. The engine takes time to loosen up, its much better after the first service @ 15000 km. congrats for the car and enjoy the stability and comfort
well it is quiet strange that the car has such a nice upmarket OEM feature available, but then it is disabled by default, i wonder why?

also most of the buyers are unaware of this feature, i am happy that at least i've helped some persons get more from their car at no-additional cost.

also note that the doors unlock only when the key is removed from the key slot, it is not like aftermarket security systems in which the doors unlock when the ignition is turned off, in which case if you'd shut the engine at a traffic signal you would end up opening all door locks.


@varun911: have you got any ice upgrades done to you car (speakers or anything else).
i was wondering that since the oem audio system has great potential which lies unused it would not be a bad idea to go for speaker upgrades @ front and adding of rear speakers.

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@varun911: have you got any ice upgrades done to you car (speakers or anything else).
i was wondering that since the oem audio system has great potential which lies unused it would not be a bad idea to go for speaker upgrades @ front and adding of rear speakers.[/quote]

the stock system is 35w*4, so needs a line output converter. u can get a second pair of comps for the rear doors and use a 4 channel amp to power the 2 pairs. It should sound good. I am yet to do it myself though.
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Congrats!! I have always liked the Fabia but have always been deterred by the Skoda service horror stories. Just one question, which fuel are you using for your car. I have heard stories of lower octane fuel paying a havoc with the Fabia engines. Have you been advised to stick to any particular type of petrol?
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Congrats!! I have always liked the Fabia but have always been deterred by the Skoda service horror stories. Just one question, which fuel are you using for your car. I have heard stories of lower octane fuel paying a havoc with the Fabia engines. Have you been advised to stick to any particular type of petrol?
i have been using normal type so far, no word from dealer on which type of fuel to use though.
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I am in two minds, either to go for high end India Vista Aura with ABS & Airbags or go for Skoda Fabia Classic. Both have a price difference of 40K. Have a few doubts:

1. Today when I called the dealer, the salesperson said the spare parts have become cheaper since its being manufactured in India only compared to earlier time where they were importing these at higher cost and import taxes. Has the cost of maintainance come down?

2. For the Fabia the dealer is claiming a mileage of 12-13 KM in city and 15-16 KM in highway with AC on. Is this true.

3. Also the ground clearence is 146 MM compared to Vista's 165MM. So is it easy to drive in bad roads.

4. Has the service of Skoda in Bangalore improved from earlier days.
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I am in two minds, either to go for high end India Vista Aura with ABS & Airbags or go for Skoda Fabia Classic. Both have a price difference of 40K. Have a few doubts:

1. Today when I called the dealer, the salesperson said the spare parts have become cheaper since its being manufactured in India only compared to earlier time where they were importing these at higher cost and import taxes. Has the cost of maintainance come down?

2. For the Fabia the dealer is claiming a mileage of 12-13 KM in city and 15-16 KM in highway with AC on. Is this true.

3. Also the ground clearence is 146 MM compared to Vista's 165MM. So is it easy to drive in bad roads.

4. Has the service of Skoda in Bangalore improved from earlier days.
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1) dont know about this.
2) i believe it'll offer somewhere around 9-10 km, but this is in Karol Bagh, New Delhi, and anyone who has been to karol bagh even once would know what i am talking about. highway @ 15 should be easily achievable.
3) haven't had a problem till now, actually i believe ground clearance figures can be decieving sometimes, since the service lane behind my home is badly damaged, and we do go through that rough patch once in a while, the C220, Civic do get scratched from below, but haven't had a issue with fabia till now.
4) fellow team-bhpians in Bangalore should let you know on that.
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