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Old 16th November 2019, 19:50   #3886
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In D mode the TSi engines can be just super smooth, wafting along in top gear. Unless you know how to push it, it will be deceptively docile. Till you bury the gas pedal to do a kickdown and the devil shows up and hurls you hard ahead! Takes a while to figure out how to modulate the throttle in these turbo engines.

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Old 16th November 2019, 21:17   #3887
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There was no sense of urgency when I prodded the gas pedal. May be I expected to be blown away, but I wasn't.
Well, when compared to some high end cars, 1.8 TSI definitely lacks sense of urgency. It does a 0-100 in 8.01 seconds though. Not sure which other car under 30 lacs does that?
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Well, when compared to some high end cars, 1.8 TSI definitely lacks sense of urgency. It does a 0-100 in 8.01 seconds though. Not sure which other car under 30 lacs does that?
The Abarth Punto used to manage something around ~8.8 sec. The 1.4's turbo lag and the thrust that followed made it feel faster than it actually is as compared to the 1.8 TSI that's relatively linear.

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I'm having some strange problems and any help in this regard would be appreciated:
1. Had my mechatronics replaced a few months back. After I received it I noticed a peculiar behaviour almost every evening when i start the car and leave for home. The first time the car shifts from 2nd to 3rd there is a jerk. Doesn't repeat again and does not usually happen at any other time other than late evening. Could it be because my car is parked on a slope? Rather strange...

2. Last week my headlights refused to turn on either in auto or manual mode. Funnily after about 4 hours it started working normally again!
3. Today while I was driving to work the EPC warning light turned on, the AC stopped cooling and the safety mode engaged which means The power was severely reduced and I had to cruse at 30-40km. Within 5 minutes the engine started overheating and there's a loud whirring of the fan!!!
Towing the car to Tafe tomorrow.Can anyone help me with what I need to look out for. I feel like my car is possessed

Sorry forgot to mention that my car is a 1.8tsi and driven in Bangalore

Just a quick update. Took the advice posted here and asked them to do a DSG reset and there are no errors. The issue is with the coolant pump and tank.
Waiting for the official communication in this regard and will keep you posted. I'm relieved that it's not the DSG ...
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After a strenuous 1.5 hour full wash + detailing :-)
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Lovely ... Looking absolutely smashing in red ��
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After a strenuous 1.5 hour full wash + detailing :-)
Awesome! This red colour looks much more classy than vrs red. I guess this is rio red. Why did they discontinue this color
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After a strenuous 1.5 hour full wash + detailing :-)
Hi,

Sorry for the OT.

A washing machine outside sans any protection!
Just curious to know the name of the housing society in the photo, if you don't mind sharing it!
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After a strenuous 1.5 hour full wash + detailing :-)
The car looks absolutely stunning in dark red. Hope you are having great time with your VRS.

It has been only 10 days since I took delivery of the Onyx and I have been cleaning the car myself. I use to do dusting on alternate days and go for mild wash on weekends. Is it okay not going for daily wash with water? I do only dusting for the alloys and do not wash them to avoid wetting the brake disks.

Can you just share some tips on how to do the normal washing and dusting? Do you use the Jopasu duster?

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The car looks absolutely stunning in dark red. Hope you are having great time with your VRS.

It has been only 10 days since I took delivery of the Onyx and I have been cleaning the car myself. I use to do dusting on alternate days and go for mild wash on weekends. Is it okay not going for daily wash with water? I do only dusting for the alloys and do not wash them to avoid wetting the brake disks.

Can you just share some tips on how to do the normal washing and dusting? Do you use the Jopasu duster?

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Thank you all!

Just to clarify I don't own a vRS but a Style Plus, and the OEM badges (sourced from www.skodadop.com, unfortunately went out of business) were fitted well before the real vRS came along . The front one tends to snag on my wash mitts and I've taken it off for now.

The colour is Rio Red which was a very slow seller and hence probably discontinued by Skoda. It is identical to one of the Audi shades so it's more likely to see a A4/6 in this shade rather than an Octavia. Surprisingly, a few stray facelifted Octavias also came to IN as well. There is one in my office parking - I will seek permission from the owner and take a 'twins' photo some day.

No one touches my 4 year + 56K km beauty apart from me. So far it has been detailed only once around 1 year back. It is a regular commuter car and parked all around BLR city including Commercial Street & Brigade Road. I dust with the Jopasu daily and wash once a week with 3M, Armor All or similar products. Nothing fancy and just done with care. There are swirl marks which I need to correct soon.

What I like very much about the Octavia is that it easily holds its own among cars costing twice as much. You can see the various uber-luxury vehicles in the background

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In D mode the TSi engines can be just super smooth, wafting along in top gear. Unless you know how to push it, it will be deceptively docile. Till you bury the gas pedal to do a kickdown and the devil shows up and hurls you hard ahead! Takes a while to figure out how to modulate the throttle in these turbo engines.

If you floor the pedal quickly once and then do it again... The gearbox will downshift and give you the acceleration... I have tried this with Vento DSG as well... For Octavia I find it easy to use pedal shifters. Couple of downshifts and the motor will be screaming ahead...
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A question to existing Octavia owners. Is it advantageous to buy the 4 year maintenance plan for Rs.44,000? Sales adviser says each service will cost more than 20,000 and it's better to buy the maintenance plan. My usage of car is going to be less than 10,000 KMS per anum.
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A question to existing Octavia owners. Is it advantageous to buy the 4 year maintenance plan for Rs.44,000? Sales adviser says each service will cost more than 20,000 and it's better to buy the maintenance plan. My usage of car is going to be less than 10,000 KMS per anum.
I'd suggest you take up the offer. Even though your running will be lower than mine, costs are continuously going up.

My experience with my 1.8 TSI:

2016 (13K km) - ₹9,900 ('free' interior enrichment)
2017 (27K km) - ₹14,400 (includes paid ~2.2K set of spark plugs)
2018 (41K km) - ₹21,200 (includes paid ~7K front brake pads & free interior)
2019 (56K km) - ??

Even without the brake pads, I would have paid close to ₹38K in 3 years with the 4th service still pending. My SA has advised me that 'normal' 4th service should be ~12K unless brake discs/rear pads are found to be worn out.
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A question to existing Octavia owners. Is it advantageous to buy the 4 year maintenance plan for Rs.44,000? Sales adviser says each service will cost more than 20,000 and it's better to buy the maintenance plan. My usage of car is going to be less than 10,000 KMS per anum.
So does this maintenance plan include all consumables and wear and tear parts?

I do agree with itwasntme. Go for it.
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So does this maintenance plan include all consumables and wear and tear parts?

I do agree with itwasntme. Go for it.
Yes the maintenance plan includes consumables and filters. It doesn't include other wear and tear parts like brakes.
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