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Old 17th June 2022, 20:11   #691
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Re: Skoda Slavia Review

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Lack of interest from the brand is clearly visible here, the screen has been borrowed from the Russian Škoda Rapid, but they didn’t take some time to upgrade the car to the Slavia on the touchscreen.

With the Kushaq, atleast the car has been updated on the new touchscreen!
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Old 17th June 2022, 20:16   #692
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Lack of interest from the brand is clearly visible here, the screen has been borrowed from the Russian Škoda Rapid, but they didn’t take some time to upgrade the car to the Slavia on the touchscreen.

With the Kushaq, atleast the car has been updated on the new touchscreen!
Thanks for pointing that out. I hope a future software upgrade takes care of this.
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Old 18th June 2022, 10:23   #693
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Newer VAGs still feel premium in their respective segments, if not like earlier VAGs. They still have an edge in finesse, aesthetics (subjective), fit and finish in their respective segments.
Can't agree more, people are always complaining that the 2.0 Skodas don't feel like a true Skoda, and hence the competition is better. However the I find the interior(and ride) quality of the Kushaq/Taigun to be much better than the Creta. Recently, after coming home from a long drive in the Kushaq I went out in a friend's Creta later in the day, and oh boy it just wasn't close. The touchpoints were all scratchy, I'm not sure how people find creta to be have better interiors.

And yes, the 2.0 cars aren't like the first stint of skoda but everyone loves the old skoda quality, but nobody liked the old skoda prices!
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Re: Skoda Slavia Review

Skoda dealership SGA Cars in Coimbatore delivered a total of 125 Slavia's in a single day on 17th June.

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The length Skoda and its dealership are going for making a buzz.

I can't help but ask, Is it the same dealership which earlier also delivered a bunch of Slavias?
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Surprising for you, Vento was more reliable than the Hyundai
Why are people comparing Skodas with Hyundai all of a sudden? Hyundai (and possibly Kia too) cars have serious issues, especially with respect to the brakes and crash-worthiness. However, that does not automatically imply that VAG cars are trouble-free.

VAG cars have historically been very safe, and I'm hoping they haven't diluted safety for their 2.0 strategy. But it's a fact that they have reliability issues. Here's my breakdown of it:
  • Are VAG cars safe? Yes.
  • Are VAG cars reliable? No.
  • Are Hyundais safe? No.
  • Are Hyundais reliable? Doesn't seem like it of late.
Between Skoda and Hyundai, I'll definitely pick Skoda; getting stranded with a non-functional gearbox is better than no brakes or a bad crash.

There are plenty of cases (such as yourself) where VAG cars run fine. But it's a fact that VAGs tend to have a lot more failures. Sure, even Toyotas have broken down, but the failure-rate of Skoda is arguably higher.

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Slavia is home early.
Congrats on the new ride. I'll be observing your review closely; long-term reliability of 1.5 manual is something I'm interested in. My City is starting to get long in the tooth.
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Re: Skoda Slavia Review

This comparison between safe and unsafe cars is just pointless without having a GNCAP score for reference. Personally I'll be happy to have a car with a smaller touchscreen but with a "seemingly better built structure" than a car with 100's of gizmos or "extra super super high strength steel" or such pointless marketing jargon.

High time Skoda/VW get the Slavia/Virtus and Taigun/Kushaq tested, it will definitely give their sales a boost. (The Tata Harrier testing rants will be saved for another thread )
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I checked out the new (or rather old) 8 inches infotainment system in Slavia.

First the Cons:
1. It looks a bit dated for 2022. The overall color theme, icons, UI/UX styling is a bit old style. However, it's not a deal-breaker.
Thanks for covering this new unit in great detail. From what it looks like, it seems the new 8" radio is similar to the VW Skoda Headunits on higher end models which have had a similar UI. On those, there are plenty of developer menus to try out new themes and skins tc.

I have a good feeling we'll be able to install new themes, skins and even more features on this one too.
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The length Skoda and its dealership are going for making a buzz.

I can't help but ask, Is it the same dealership which earlier also delivered a bunch of Slavias?
Seems to be since the photos appear to be very similar.
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I checked out the new (or rather old) 8 inches infotainment system in Slavia.
Thanks for the detailed review of this system. I prefer physical buttons as I find them a bit more hassle free to use rather than complete touch setup.

The bad thing about Skoda I feel is that they have a lot of caveats when you want to make upgrades which is not the case with Hyundai/Maruti (Both of them were open to install a range of systems in lower variants of Brezza & Creta).

I inquired about this system for my Kushaq Active Peace model as I felt it would gel well with the dashboard & they flatly refused stating different wire harnessing even when YouTube is full of videos of a host of different systems being installed in Kushaq without wire cut.

Any idea if this is an Android system & what are the hardware specs for this?
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I just booked Ambition 1.0 AT from JMD Auto Kandivali. The SA informed that the 8inch infotainment system does not get covered under warranty along with other third party items like tyres, batteries etc. Is there a separate warranty for all these components which are third party manufactured that I can ask the dealer to provide or these components remain without warranty from day 1? Understand batteries generally do have some warranty and my main concern is what about the infotainment system warranty? SA told me it does not have any warranty which is very surprising!
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I had ordered 3D mats through Skoda before delivery and was told that the lead time is going to be 2-3 weeks. But knowing their classic excuse about supply chain, I had also placed order for fabric mats from Elegant. I had brought their 3D Carpet mats for my Innova and was quite happy with the product. Hence, I went for the cheaper fabric only mats so that they could act as a temporary workaround. Since the car is relatively new, the showroom had to place order with the company and they made the mats in two weeks. Fitting is very good, if not perfect. I also got a mat for the boot which together costed 2700. The mats are thick and fit very well and since I hate rubber or plastic on the floor, this works very well for me.

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Re: Skoda Slavia Review

It is quite a dilemma to choose between the Kushaq and the Slavia, considering that probably 80% of the parts, design and other elements are identical on both vehicles.

Though we are in the age of sub-compact SUVs in India, I am somehow inclined towards sedans. I guess a good TD of both cars will help to decide.

The only thing sure is the choice of engine. It will be the 1.5 engine with DSG.
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I had ordered 3D mats through Skoda before delivery and was told that the lead time is going to be 2-3 weeks. But knowing their classic excuse about supply chain, I had also placed order for fabric mats from Elegant. I had brought their 3D Carpet mats for my Innova and was quite happy with the product. Hence, I went for the cheaper fabric only mats so that they could act as a temporary workaround. Since the car is relatively new, the showroom had to place order with the company and they made the mats in two weeks. Fitting is very good, if not perfect. I also got a mat for the boot which together costed 2700. The mats are thick and fit very well and since I hate rubber or plastic on the floor, this works very well for me.
I had to wait for a couple of weeks for the 3D mats from Škoda and finally went to their service center and picked it up along with the car cover. Car cover is good.

The mats do a nice job however there is no third piece for the rear which covers the tunnel! Why Škoda why?! I didn’t realise this initially and saw it only after coming home! Need to figure out an alternative option for this.
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Need to figure out an alternative option for this.
May be use a simple Noodle Mat with a matching colour.
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