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Old 7th August 2018, 22:35   #256
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Folks, Finally bought the vRS - Candy White and upgraded the shoes to Michellin PS4 on the same day.

A quick question - Is RON95 a mandatory need for these cars ? I can't find any RON 95 pumps in Kerala. Hope RON91 is safe enough. Any insights will be usefull.
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Folks, Finally bought the vRS - Candy White and upgraded the shoes to Michellin PS4 on the same day.

A quick question - Is RON95 a mandatory need for these cars ? I can't find any RON 95 pumps in Kerala. Hope RON91 is safe enough. Any insights will be usefull.
It will run fine with regular fuel. Power 99 or Speed 97 makes the car feel a lot faster and more aggressive. However, you dont have to worry about it.
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It will run fine with regular fuel. Power 99 or Speed 97 makes the car feel a lot faster and more aggressive. However, you dont have to worry about it.
Always wanted to ask: are there not any additives that boosts the petrol 'power' to the desired RON level? Or is that technically impossible?
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Always wanted to ask: are there not any additives that boosts the petrol 'power' to the desired RON level? Or is that technically impossible?
There are additives but do you trust them? There have been reports online of some additives doing more harm than good. Probably they are good when you ABSOLUTELY need more power. Like for a drag race or some specific event.

I personally am not keen on using them all the time.
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Guys my Car should be here very shortly and the dealer has asked to make the payment.

In the PI, they have mentioned the Insurance amount as 95k, please advise what have others paid to help me better negotiate with them.

Also are there any other areas which I should look out for?

Awaiting your kind replies.
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Guys my Car should be here very shortly and the dealer has asked to make the payment.

In the PI, they have mentioned the Insurance amount as 95k, please advise what have others paid to help me better negotiate with them.

Also are there any other areas which I should look out for?

Awaiting your kind replies.
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Similar quote I got for my GTI insurance from the dealer. I bought the insurance directly from Cholamandalam for 33K (IDV ~16 lakh). Just get the insurance done from outside.
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In the PI, they have mentioned the Insurance amount as 95k, please advise what have others paid to help me better negotiate with them.
Which is the insurance company? What kind of insurance? What all included?

You can get it for better amount if you get the insurance yourself from outside.
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In the PI, they have mentioned the Insurance amount as 95k, please advise what have others paid to help me better negotiate with them.
Buddy, please search for online quotes and deduct 5% from the Ex Showroom for you IDV. I too have bought Octavia recently and got a much better deal from CoverFox.com.

Also, only the the Engine Protector and other such covers like Return to Invoice, only if you need them. For example, I don't think Engine Protector is required in Delhi as the chances of flooding in delhi almost nil.
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Couple of days back, I have been to skoda showroom here in Hyderabad to book the Octavia vRS. However I was told that chances of getting a car in 2018 is nil and the best I can hope for is either in Jan 2019 or if lucky by mid December.

Is there anyone here who has booked the car recently or in the past 1 month??
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There is some news going around that Skoda is capping the number of vRS's in India to a total of 500.

If it's true, it's possible that they have reached this number and are very keen not to sell more.
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Lucky enough to get a delivery of my Red Dragon this August for my Birthday
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Congratulations Phoenix1980. I have the same color and loving it. I wish you many happy miles.

BTW, did you get the front chrome grill wrapped? what is it? Paint or wrap?
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After the Blue, the Red is the next best colour

Congrats Phoenix! Wish you a lot of happy and safe driving!
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There is some news going around that Skoda is capping the number of vRS's in India to a total of 500.

If it's true, it's possible that they have reached this number and are very keen not to sell more.
That's what I have been told by the showroom guys here. However he also mentioned that new batch will come in January 2019. Not really sure how true that is.
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I have booked the car in early July but still the dealer is not giving a delivery date.
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