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Old 22nd February 2010, 14:48   #31
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Thanks Sriraj

Anyways, you are also there. Hoping to see the car this evening from your reference
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Skoda is by far the better engineered car.....period.

Its basically reskinned to a new brand. The chassis and engines are however proven VW/Audi parts.

If you expect high quality and reliability, forget about the Hyundai. I'm not saying its an unreliable brand (Santros, I10s and Accents will testify) but when compared to the Germans, they are simply outclassed.
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Skoda is by far the better engineered car.....period.

Its basically reskinned to a new brand. The chassis and engines are however proven VW/Audi parts.

If you expect high quality and reliability, forget about the Hyundai. I'm not saying its an unreliable brand (Santros, I10s and Accents will testify) but when compared to the Germans, they are simply outclassed.
AFAIK Koreans and Japanese are more reliable than Skodas anyday.

I own a Elantra that has done 130k+ kms, it still feels like new and i have never heard of an unreliable Elantra.
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I have owned skoda and Elantra but trust me ask any good service engg in Hyundai he will tell you about its owes..; also i have seen Octavia diesels doing more than 5 lakh + mileage without any engine re-work ; trust me i have not seen any korean car doing it till date; yours might be first if it does

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AFAIK Koreans and Japanese are more reliable than Skodas anyday.

I own a Elantra that has done 130k+ kms, it still feels like new and i have never heard of an unreliable Elantra.

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AFAIK Koreans and Japanese are more reliable than Skodas anyday.
The Lauras, Superbs and Fabias may come with their own set of issues, but the Octavia 1.9 TDi is the classic simple robust-engineered German. The long-term reliability is stupendously good! Reason being, it doesn't have the complicated electronics, air-cons and DSG gearboxes of the newer Skodas. The Octavia 1.9 TDi is an honest Euro-diesel and is definitely more durable than the Elantra.
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The Lauras, Superbs and Fabias may come with their own set of issues, but the Octavia 1.9 TDi is the classic simple robust-engineered German. The long-term reliability is stupendously good! Reason being, it doesn't have the complicated electronics, air-cons and DSG gearboxes of the newer Skodas. The Octavia 1.9 TDi is an honest Euro-diesel and is definitely more durable than the Elantra.
but i read on TEAM-BHP other forums that SKODA cars specially OCTAVIA has loads of problems in it ??? shouldn't he go for elantra then ??
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^ That's only with the Octavia RS. The 1.9TDi is known to be reliable.
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@thedreamcatcher : i vouch for the Octy. If you find a good private garage, your cost of ownership will also be reasonable.
Apart from routine service visits & one visit for changing the tie rods : my Octy has NEVER visited the service centre for any kind of work.
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+1 to Amogh's comment. I have a high mileage Octi as well and I can vouch for it too. The key is to treat her well and to find a 'good private garage/mechanic'.
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octavia is far better car than elantra.just find good independant garage for it.
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