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Old 10th January 2023, 14:53   #1051
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..i have also noticed this, there is a distinct blow of air from the hvac unit no matter what temperature i set and the fan speed is set to bare minimum, ....
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Have a similar sound on my Virtus GT and is deemed normal by VW
Is this a common issue for all of us owners?
If yes,will raising it in a Skoda/VW company forum or their Facebook page help?
If no,its good news as then only few vehicles are affected and necc.corrections can be done by Service Centre.I for one am annoyed with the sound.
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Is this a common issue for all of us owners?
If yes,will raising it in a Skoda/VW company forum or their Facebook page help?
If no,its good news as then only few vehicles are affected and necc.corrections can be done by Service Centre.I for one am annoyed with the sound.
Hissing sound is because of the expansion valve which happens to me early in the morning during the first start. This is also very feeble.

Regarding air flow when blower is in off position, the AC Switches to fresh air mode as soon as you turn it off which in turn lets external air flow into the cabin. This is normal in all cars I have owned. Just turn off external air and switch to recirc if you dont want it to happen.
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i noticed since beginning that once AC is on,after every minute, there is a sound like 'sssss' coming from i think the fan for 5 seconds and then it goes off.
I get the same in my Taigun. Doesn't really bother me and it goes away soon enough.

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Just turn off external air and switch to recirc if you dont want it to happen.
I leave my AC in recirculation mode all the time and the sound still comes.
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I leave my AC in recirculation mode all the time and the sound still comes.
The sound is because of the expansion valve and you cant do much about it. I referred to the air that flows in when the AC is off.
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Hissing sound ...happens to me early in the morning during the first start.Regarding air flow when blower is in off position..This is normal in all cars I have owned. Just turn off external air and switch to recirc if you dont want it to happen.
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I get the same in my Taigun. Doesn't really bother me and it goes away soon enough....
Am happy for you.Mine is on the clock, recirculation mode or not.60 seconds no sound,then 5 secs.noise,then 60 secs.silence,5 secs noise and... Hopefully someone will figure out a way to stop this.

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We completed a ~3000 km round trip from Bangalore to Jabalpur. My observations:
1. The car is a comfortable cruiser & miles muncher. It can run all day without any issues.
2. Overtaking is piece of cake. Press the accelerator down, the DSG shifts to D5, and the car surges ahead. Switching to S mode or manually shifting a gear down has the same effect. I found switching to S mode overtaking the quickest & easiest one.
3. Both front & rear seats are very comfortable. My weak back didn't pain even after 12 hours of driving. It absorbs the undulations and patches & keeps the passengers comfortable.
4. NVH is very good & we barely heard anything at 110+ except a slight hum from the tire noise. I am running on stock tires & switching to softer rubber might make the cabin silent.
5. High-speed driving dynamics & stability is excellent. I touched unmentionable speeds a couple of times & there was no nervousness.
6. The AC is good enough. When the outside temp is high, I had to reduce the inside temp to 20 to make it effective. My daughter, who sat in the rear seat most of the time, didn't complain. It's not a set it & forget it though.
7. Headlights are very good & don't think an upgrade is needed.
8. FE figures BLR-HYD: 15.3, HYP-JBP: 16.6, JBP-HYD: 16.2, HYD-BLR: 17.2. All MID figures. I checked tankful to tankful FE for Blr-Hyd and it matched MID figure 15.3!

I faced one minor glitch. A couple of times in the whole trip the tire pressure loss warning came up, the first one for left rear tire & second for the right rear tire. When I checked the pressure using the inflator it was all fine. I reset the tire pressure in ICE & moved on without any issues.

Near Bhedaghat on a foggy winter evening
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Bargi Dam, Jabalpur. It looks best during dusk
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Passing through Mowgli's Den (Pench National park)
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POV drive through Pench National park
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Old 12th January 2023, 13:46   #1058
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I faced one minor glitch. A couple of times in the whole trip the tire pressure loss warning came up, the first one for left rear tire & second for the right rear tire.
Great update.. I drove through these roads with my 1.5 Manual and boy it hold the lines incredibly well in these twisted sections...

One question.. does the ICE tell you which tyre has the issue? I cannot find that in my ICE.. is yours a 10 inch?

One thing that I noted in my trip..the engine felt a lot refined when I tanked > 95 octane.. The power delivery at higher rpms were pretty much same but the lower end lag is a bit contained.

Another issue.. This car is sleeping beauty if I try to accelerate from 60 from 6th gear.. You have to get the revs up by upshifting a couple of years.. Anything below 1800 rpm will not help your adrenaline rush.. shifting gears in manual is quite fun in this car though.. I felt a lot more connected to the road .. Hardly turned on music.. The engine rev music sounded more fun..My earlier DSG drives on my vento 1.2 TSI was majorly on D mode and never felt this kind of enthusiasm. This engine also yields better mileage than the 1.2 TSI. Thanks to Manual + ACT tech..
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Great update.. I drove through these roads with my 1.5 Manual and boy it hold the lines incredibly well in these twisted sections...

One question.. does the ICE tell you which tyre has the issue? I cannot find that in my ICE.. is yours a 10 inch?

One thing that I noted in my trip..the engine felt a lot refined when I tanked > 95 octane.. The power delivery at higher rpms were pretty much same but the lower end lag is a bit contained.

Another issue.. This car is sleeping beauty if I try to accelerate from 60 from 6th gear.. You have to get the revs up by upshifting a couple of years.. Anything below 1800 rpm will not help your adrenaline rush.. shifting gears in manual is quite fun in this car though.. I felt a lot more connected to the road .. Hardly turned on music.. The engine rev music sounded more fun..My earlier DSG drives on my vento 1.2 TSI was majorly on D mode and never felt this kind of enthusiasm. This engine also yields better mileage than the 1.2 TSI. Thanks to Manual + ACT tech..
There is a message displayed in the instrument cluster along with a *ting* sound that tells which tire has the issue. The message though is displayed only for 3-4 seconds and then the tire pressure loss warning icon lights up.
I think the DSG is at D5 (will check again) at 60 & it picks up speed rather quickly after that. In D Mode, it's a bit sluggish till 60 & quickly picks up speed after that. The real fun of the car is in S or manual mode. I have seen Eco light up at 100+ when the roads are smooth and empty so ACT does help improve fuel efficiency. I would have picked up a manual if not for our congested city roads but am happy with automatic also .
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Hey. Great update. One question as I'm planning for a new vehicle. How was the ground clearance on overall journey? Did it hit the underbody anywhere? This is one of the concerns I have when considering a sedan. Thanks!
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Has anyone gotten the Official Blaupunkt Dashcam (Part no 6JM063511) installed from Skoda ? Can you please confirm how they have wired the dashcam since the Cigarette lighter socket seems to be always on.

Tafe Skoda in Bangalore is insisting that they do not support hard-wiring even to an ignition switched fuse line. As per them the customer needs to plug in and plug out the cig light adapter after every journey.
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Tafe Skoda in Bangalore is insisting that they do not support hard-wiring even to an ignition switched fuse line. As per them the customer needs to plug in and plug out the cig light adapter after every journey.
Just buy a 70mai or other dashcam with hard wiring kit and a mini(not micro) fuse tap and I will post a picture of the blank fuse slot which you can use to tap in the ignition powered source. No point in using the always on cigarette lighter. Worst case you can use the front or rear USB port as well.
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Hey. Great update. One question as I'm planning for a new vehicle. How was the ground clearance on overall journey? Did it hit the underbody anywhere? This is one of the concerns I have when considering a sedan. Thanks!
You don't have to be concious while driving for road clearance. You just need to respect those illegitimate humps. Then life is all good.
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Has anyone gotten the Official Blaupunkt Dashcam (Part no 6JM063511) installed from Skoda ? Can you please confirm how they have wired the dashcam since the Cigarette lighter socket seems to be always on.

Tafe Skoda in Bangalore is insisting that they do not support hard-wiring even to an ignition switched fuse line. As per them the customer needs to plug in and plug out the cig light adapter after every journey.
I have got that Dashcam on my Kushaq and it's exactly what the Dealer has informed you. Dashcam is powered by 12v charging point below AC unit, which keeps it always on. However, the battery is not massively drawn even if it's not kept on.
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Old 13th January 2023, 20:31   #1065
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It has been 10 months with my carbon steel active 1.0. The odo now reads 12500km.

1. The car had its first impact with a stray dog which jumped unsighted from a median. Damage to bumper fender and suspension. All done under insurance. It took a while to get the car aligned right but skoda helped with technical guidance and the dealer got it back to as good as new.

2. The suspension seems to have become even more absorbent as time has gone on. None of the hardening noticed in some Japanese and Korean models.

3. No noticeable squeeks or rattles.

4. The wheels go out of balance the minute the tires have pebbles lodged in the threads. The imbalance however last only in a small speed range.

5. I have had the opportunity to do back to back drives with an a6,5 series and a superb. I am not saying this because I bought the car but honestly the slavia does not give anything up in a ride/handling comparison. In fact it is more stable on uneven surfaces at higher speeds thanks to the greater pliancy. The friends who own these cars too were honest in their praise for the slavia in terms of value for money. The steering is very light but the heft of the car and the reasonable feel more than make up to give very good straightline stability. It is a bit sad watching the much loved suvs of the mass market jump and jiggle around on roads the slavia dispatches with disdain.

6. The engine is a let down at lower speeds but more than makes up at the higher end.

7. I have never got bellow 13.5 kmpl on any tank. The 95 octane makes no difference whatsoever. I found shell regular to be the best.

8. There has been the odd spurious service the car message but this goes away on the next start.

9. I have the manual ac and have not faced any of the issues reported here and elsewhere even in peak summer.

10. Overall the car is a gem. The comfort when doing long back breaking drives is something that needs to be experienced to believe. The seats are soft yet supportive. I will never ruin them with any seat cover etc. My advice is to put the service doubts in the far back end of your mind and buy the car.
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