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Old 28th August 2012, 21:16   #511
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This is my first post on the forum. I have booked a Yeti, and the Yeti enthusiasts on TBHP (like pramods, Behemoth, shankar.balan) have a BIG role to play in my decision - thanks! It is an Elegance 4x4 and I will be making the payment and getting the delivery on Sunday. Before that, I am planning to go to the stockyard on Saturday to do a PDI (thanks Behemoth for the Yeti checklist and TBHP for the generic PDI checklist).

The Yeti I am buying is an Aug-2011 make (as per VIN) and thus must have been standing in the dealer stockyard for atleast six months if not more. While this is the reason for the sweet discount, I am a bit concerned if I am trying to save money at the wrong place. While most TBHPians on the forum who have bought the 2011 model recently don't seem to have any issues related to the car standing in the stockyard, but I still wanted to explicitly ask the question - what should I be concerned about (if anything) when buying the 2011 model, apart from the fact that it would be a 2011 model on paper? I am taking the extended warranty (with zero-dep).

Also a side question, any recommendations for vendors in Delhi where I can trade the Goodyear tyres for better ones? (inspired by Behemoth's tyre thread)

Will keep update the forum as I complete the purchase.

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While most TBHPians on the forum who have bought the 2011 model recently don't seem to have any issues related to the car standing in the stockyard, but I still wanted to explicitly ask the question - what should I be concerned about (if anything) when buying the 2011 model, apart from the fact that it would be a 2011 model on paper

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Aerohead, you wrote correct. Most didn't have a problem with a vehicle standing at stockyard for a long period of time. I did. Maybe need to start a thread in the technical stuff with yeti owners listing problems that have occurred.
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This is my first post on the forum. I have booked a Yeti, and the Yeti enthusiasts on TBHP (like pramods, Behemoth, shankar.balan) have a BIG role to play in my decision - thanks! It is an Elegance 4x4 and I will be making the payment and getting the delivery on Sunday. Before that, I am planning to go to the stockyard on Saturday to do a PDI (thanks Behemoth for the Yeti checklist and TBHP for the generic PDI checklist).

The Yeti I am buying is an Aug-2011 make (as per VIN) and thus must have been standing in the dealer stockyard for atleast six months if not more. While this is the reason for the sweet discount, I am a bit concerned if I am trying to save money at the wrong place. While most TBHPians on the forum who have bought the 2011 model recently don't seem to have any issues related to the car standing in the stockyard, but I still wanted to explicitly ask the question - what should I be concerned about (if anything) when buying the 2011 model, apart from the fact that it would be a 2011 model on paper? I am taking the extended warranty (with zero-dep).

Also a side question, any recommendations for vendors in Delhi where I can trade the Goodyear tyres for better ones? (inspired by Behemoth's tyre thread)

Will keep update the forum as I complete the purchase.

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As the Yeti is CKD, the VIN only mention the date the kits were manufactured. It does not tell when the kits was put up together and got assembled. One way of knowing it is from the date in the sticker of the white protection covering on the yeti (bonnet). And if it comes with the new alloys (nevis - 5 spokes), then you can be assured that yeti was assembled post April 2012 because, this Nevis alloys was added to all yetis after april 2012.

For tyres, it is hard to get a HT or AT tyres in Yeti's stock size. However, I and Abbey4u got Yoko Geolander HT 051 from the dealer I know. PM me if you interested to know the contact number.
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Aerohead, you wrote correct. Most didn't have a problem with a vehicle standing at stockyard for a long period of time. I did. Maybe need to start a thread in the technical stuff with yeti owners listing problems that have occurred.
Yes, I saw the clutch issue you faced, but hadn't realized it was because of standing vehicle in stockyard. Hope it gets taken good care of within the warranty.

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As the Yeti is CKD, the VIN only mention the date the kits were manufactured. It does not tell when the kits was put up together and got assembled. One way of knowing it is from the date in the sticker of the white protection covering on the yeti (bonnet). And if it comes with the new alloys (nevis - 5 spokes), then you can be assured that yeti was assembled post April 2012 because, this Nevis alloys was added to all yetis after april 2012.

For tyres, it is hard to get a HT or AT tyres in Yeti's stock size. However, I and Abbey4u got Yoko Geolander HT 051 from the dealer I know. PM me if you interested to know the contact number.
Thanks, it does have Nevis alloys. But the date on which the dealer mentioned the vehicle was transferred to them was Oct-2011. I will have to check exactly what that date refers to. Will PM you for the dealer details.
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As the Yeti is CKD, the VIN only mention the date the kits were manufactured. It does not tell when the kits was put up together and got assembled. One way of knowing it is from the date in the sticker of the white protection covering on the yeti (bonnet). And if it comes with the new alloys (nevis - 5 spokes), then you can be assured that yeti was assembled post April 2012 because, this Nevis alloys was added to all yetis after april 2012.
I have seen many cars in the yard where the date on the sticker pre-dates the one from the VIN. It is the date on which the white paper gets applied to the bonnet and not the assembly date. The glue usually lasts an year an that is why they have an expiry date as well.
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Please put up the tyre dealers number on the forum so that everyone looking for ht tyres for their yeti can contact him directly, I'm sure he wouldn't have a problem.
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Hi Yetians!
This is my 1st post on Yeti forum.
Just had some queries on Yeti elg. milage...
My MFD shows milage of around 17.5 KMPL whereas the actual milage come to 13 (Milage/Ltr to brim full the tank)
Is this observation right?
Also can someone comment on if follow-me home lighting is available in Yeti?
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Hi Yetians!
This is my 1st post on Yeti forum.
Just had some queries on Yeti elg. milage...
My MFD shows milage of around 17.5 KMPL whereas the actual milage come to 13 (Milage/Ltr to brim full the tank)
Is this observation right?
Also can someone comment on if follow-me home lighting is available in Yeti?
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Are you sure of this? Skoda multi function displays and gadgets are known to be extremely precise. Was that your "Average Fuel Consumption" or "Instantaneous Fuel Consumption"?

Yes, the Yeti has follow me home lighting IMO. Pramod can help you to activate it if it isn't.
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Are you sure of this? Skoda multi function displays and gadgets are known to be extremely precise. Was that your "Average Fuel Consumption" or "Instantaneous Fuel Consumption"?

Yes, the Yeti has follow me home lighting IMO. Pramod can help you to activate it if it isn't.
I am sure about that...I checked the average consumption (with symbol Phi)
Is there any way to calibrate it?

@Pramod: Can you please let me know how to activate Follow me home and any other mods?
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Yes, the Yeti has follow me home lighting IMO. Pramod can help you to activate it if it isn't.
I think its already activated but will require a change in headlight switch.
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Hi Yetians!
This is my 1st post on Yeti forum.
Just had some queries on Yeti elg. milage...
My MFD shows milage of around 17.5 KMPL whereas the actual milage come to 13 (Milage/Ltr to brim full the tank)
Is this observation right?
Also can someone comment on if follow-me home lighting is available in Yeti?
Regards,
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MFD over-reads by about 10 percent. SET MFD to zero when you fill the next. Or perhaps change the gas station. Your fuel station could be under filling!
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I think its already activated but will require a change in headlight switch.
That's correct you need auto light switch to activate these feature auto magically, these feature can be activated manually too but that process is cumbersome. The MFD fuel consumption reads optimistically by 10%, you can set it to read accurately via VCDS which I have done and it matches exactly to every liter in tank!

@Sushil, how is your Yeti doing ? And what's the current odo?

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Dear Pramod, Shankar , Behemoth and other Yeti owners, I have a 4x2 Skoda yeti purchased about month back. I plan to be in Germany for about 2-3 weeks on a business trip. Does anybody know what would be a good gift ( Accessory ) to bring back for her? I am looking for something not so expensive, worth the money and not available in India.
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Dear Pramod, Shankar , Behemoth and other Yeti owners, I have a 4x2 Skoda yeti purchased about month back. I plan to be in Germany for about 2-3 weeks on a business trip. Does anybody know what would be a good gift ( Accessory ) to bring back for her? I am looking for something not so expensive, worth the money and not available in India.
You should get onto superskoda.com and check out all the skoda accessories they have there.
Pretty much nothing is available here in India in terms of high quality OE accessories for the Skoda vehicles!
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I got my Yeti Ambition 4x4 last Friday. I see the following things missing in my car, is it normal?

1. No parcel tray under the driver seat. There is one under the passenger seat
2. No lighter, only dummy.
3. No special fifth nut for tyre theft protection. Has Skoda stopped this? My Fabia has it
4. There is no spare full bulb and fuse set (box). Just 2 bulbs and 2 fuses.
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