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Old 13th February 2022, 22:14   #256
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This is a good approach to have as a buyer and much needed in these times. There is no point in spoiling the car buying experience by saying all sorts of things to either manufacturers, SAs or dealerships. Almost all car manufacturers are facing this issue and especially for the models that are in high demand. Going by the other forums, Kodiaq is in high demand in almost all markets where it sells.

There is no denying that it is hard to wait but there is no other choice. If it was possible , we know that everyone from SA to dealers to Skoda would love to sell as many kodiaq as possible and as soon as they can. Its their business and its what they want to do.

I saw the other day one bhpian posting that he waited for 13 months to get his Thar. That's some patience.
I agree with you on the point of not spoiling the car buying experience especially so early in the process.
But I do feel that with advancement in supply chain and logistics and use of various automation technologies by the manufacturers, I don’t feel that it is too much to ask for the dealer/manufacture to give a proper estimate for delivery. Definitely it can’t be accurate but it can at least be in the ball park. I don’t think they would appreciate the same if the consumer gives a totally inaccurate timeline for payment. Just my two cents.

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I think you should escalate it and that will accelerate the delivery process. Another great example of how Skoda is mishandling kodiaq launch
Done. Raised complaint via customer care and added it on the Zac's Twitter account. Now I have started wondering if I have made mistake by trusting Skoda with my money?
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Same case in Pune. The following week's delivery promise (mid-Feb) is gone for a toss, with tentative delivery now in march. The dealer has taken full payment for the car. Skoda's infamous reputation is returning on the flagship product that too before delivery of the vehicle.
The dealer in Mumbai was also forcing us to make full payment in Jan end.
When we asked about delivery commitment they said by Feb end or March. We clearly told the dealer that full payment shall be released only 10 days prior to delivery.

They are simply trying to take advantage of high demand.
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SA called me on Friday informing that Kodiaq has been taken to their workshop and wont be available for a test drive for now given its sold out and Skoda has asked them to take the car out of the showroom.
The demo car (Graphite Grey Kodiaq L&K) at my dealer in Mumbai has also been sold. If anyone is interested, there is a demo car (Moon White L&K) available at another dealer in Mumbai.

Looks like Skoda is clearing the demo inventory.
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The demo car (Graphite Grey Kodiaq L&K) at my dealer in Mumbai has also been sold. If anyone is interested, there is a demo car (Moon White L&K) available at another dealer in Mumbai.

Looks like Skoda is clearing the demo inventory.
Are there any discounts for these demo cars ? or do they have the standard reply that auto dealers have these days - "Sir, the biggest discount we can offer is that you will get the car on time"
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Demo car in GGN is also up for grabs. Blue L&K, 3200km and no discount
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Demo car in GGN is also up for grabs. Blue L&K, 3200km and no discount
Which dealer is this ?
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Are there any discounts for these demo cars ?
Suspect they won't reduce the ex-showroom price. That said, one should be able to negotiate free accessories, PPF, etc. Time alone can't be sufficient incentive to buy a car test driven by many.
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Which dealer is this ?
The one at Mega Mall, Golf Course Road.
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Grab it if you really wish to. I walked into Skoda dealership only to reconfirm that it's sold out & no new cars (Superb & Octavia) available before April-2022 end. No Superb available for dekho, only Style variant of Octavia, & no test drives.

It seems they are only interested in selling lesser (read cheap) variants & given up fighting Toyota in real executive class.

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Disappointing it is, but consider this. There are some 100 or more happy customers getting these demo vehicles out of turn / ahead of schedule.

Sincerely hoping that Skoda comes out and gives a tentative delivery schedule to all of us in the waiting.
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My dealer has delivered 6 so far in a combination of Black, Gray and white/silver, but none in Lava Blue which is my color. No information on further deliveries.

Does anyone have any update / information on delivery?
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My dealer has delivered 6 so far in a combination of Black, Gray and white/silver, but none in Lava Blue which is my color. No information on further deliveries.

Does anyone have any update / information on delivery?
I am waiting for an update on delivery for Blue too. In my interactions with Skoda customer care, understand there is a batch of Lava Blue in production and deliveries could start end of February. Not sure but I got an impression that the batch sizes are no more than 15-20 cars.

Related question - are the seats in L&K real leather or leatherette?

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I am waiting for an update on delivery for Blue too. In my interactions with Skoda customer care, understand there is a batch of Lava Blue in production and deliveries could start end of February. Not sure but I got an impression that the batch sizes are no more than 15-20 cars.

Related question - are the seats in L&K real leather or leatherette?
I am sure L&K will be having leather seats.

Skoda normally offers leather seats in their cars, other than sportsline which will be alcantara. Octavia, Superb etc. has leather interiors, so I believe Kodiaq should have it too.

Comparatively VW offers leatherette in few of their cars - last gen Jetta in India, even new Tiguan (not sure though)
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Related question - are the seats in L&K real leather or leatherette?
As per the brochure:
Stone Beige leather upholstery in Style
Black Suedia Sports Seats with integrated headrests, Perforation & Silver Stitching in Sportline
Stone Beige Perforated leather upholstery with
L&K Inscription in L&K
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