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Old 28th August 2022, 09:56   #5176
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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

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OMG. That's a total stunner. Considering the possible discontinuation of the Octavia; your car is something that will make people weak in their knees!

I would love to know where did you get it painted and the specs on paint / clear coat etc. Guess the DMs ain't open.
Thank you so much for those kind words
and yes youíre absolutely right, the octavia being discontinued is indeed a sad news for the enthusiasts, in a way I feel Iím lucky to own one and I hope to keep this beauty for a long time now. I got the car painted in Coimbatore, fetched me around ₹95000 on the whole. The paint finish is amazing and is just the same as the Ďmagic blackí factory finish
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Had a repainting job done and also blacked out the alloys, and now the car looks much sportier and Iíve personally started loving the new look.
Looks great. Black Octavia is dope. One suggestion is to upsize the wheels. It will look complete.
Honestly feel 16 inchers are too small for Octavia and doesnít do justice to the stance.
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Looks great. Black Octavia is dope. One suggestion is to upsize the wheels. It will look complete.
Honestly feel 16 inchers are too small for Octavia and doesnít do justice to the stance.
thank you so much for the kind words and yes I totally agree with you, the 16Ē look small for a car of this size, Iím planning to go for 17Ē which would make the car more Ďcompleteí.
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After a strenuous wash with suddenly cloudy weather.
Put my darling up for sale - need a crossover for my pets and for those adventurous outings. Please take a look if you know of anyone interested in a pre-worshipped Octavia 1.8 TSI AT.
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Taken before yesterday's catastrophic downpour in BLR.
1.8TSI + DSG continues to be fuel efficient as usual.
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Had a great drive to Ooty and beyond over last week. The car sailed over the expressways to Mysuru and then Gundlupet, swept through the hills and even clambered over a rocky stretch at the entrance of the resort without a hitch.
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Posing on the bridge over Emerald lake.
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I managed to find the Mysore road at its best while going, and clocked a quick dash to Mysuru.
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I picked up a pre worshipped 2015 1.8 TSI from a bhpian friend in Dec 2021 and have clocked around 5000 kms.

The engine is a stonker. Feature wise, its pretty loaded. Upgraded from a Ecosport Ecoboost MT.

The joy of an AT is unparalleled however have to be really careful due to the extensive potholes in Crater Mumbai.

During the last spell of heavy rains, my headlights were fogged up a lot and my RHS DRL has stopped working and giving an error.
I have deactivated the DRL from the HU Lighting Menu however the left one does get switched on with the Headlights.

Apparently there is a DRL control module on the RHS which is placed near the front right wheel and is susceptible to water ingress which is what I think has conked off.
I am not sure if itís worth replacing it as the DRLs donít serve any purpose.

Is there a way to permanently disable the DRL??

Below is my 1.8 TSI

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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

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I picked up a pre worshipped 2015 1.8 TSI from a bhpian friend in Dec 2021 and have clocked around 5000 kms.

The engine is a stonker. Feature wise, its pretty loaded. Upgraded from a Ecosport Ecoboost MT.
d on with the Headlights.

Is there a way to permanently disable the DRL??

Below is my 1.8 TSI

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Cheers,
Raj
Raj, do us a favour and upload more pics of this handsome hunk of a car you've got there my friend

Looks deadly in black and I'm sure it drives like a dream too. Those wheels have gotten my heart

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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

This the fuel consumption reading I got recently, a whooping 18kmpl . This is the highest I have observed in almost 3 years of ownership. The previous best was 16.7kmpl

Mine is a 1.8TSI AT L&K

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This the fuel consumption reading I got recently, a whooping 18kmpl
Meanwhile I broke my record too. Albeit in a different direction.

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I picked up a pre worshipped 2015 1.8 TSI from a bhpian friend in Dec 2021 and have clocked around 5000 kms.
Wow, car is a looker. I keep saying this, Octavia badly needs an upsize of wheels. What wheels are they?
Need more pics

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Hey folks, looks like I am celebrating Christmas early this year.



But on a slightly serious note, the car decided it wanted to sing the song of itís people out of the blue. Switched off the car and back on again with a 3 min rest in between and everything was back to normal. Drove back home and the parking sensors refused to work and the warnings came back again. Any help will be much appreciated.

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Raj, do us a favour and upload more pics of this handsome hunk of a car you've got there my friend

Looks deadly in black and I'm sure it drives like a dream too. Those wheels have gotten my heart
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Wow, car is a looker. I keep saying this, Octavia badly needs an upsize of wheels. What wheels are they?
Need more pics
All thanks to bhpian vvb8530 who had put those 17 inch TSWs. It gives the Octi a whole different look and perspective.

I havenít taken too many pics since its my daily drive and itís been a bit dirty due to the monsoon. Will be detailing it soon and post pics.

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Hey folks, looks like I am celebrating Christmas early this year.

https://Youtu.be/v_UQzC6XnK8

But on a slightly serious note, the car decided it wanted to sing the song of itís people out of the blue. Switched off the car and back on again with a 3 min rest in between and everything was back to normal. Drove back home and the parking sensors refused to work and the warnings came back again. Any help will be much appreciated.

https://Youtube.com/watch?v=pr30VDtfBJ8?feature=share
Ecosport had a bad habit of throwing up errors, especially the ABS thingy when the battery power gets low. Please check your battery voltage, if that helps.

Cheers,
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But on a slightly serious note, the car decided it wanted to sing the song of it’s people out of the blue. Switched off the car and back on again with a 3 min rest in between and everything was back to normal. Drove back home and the parking sensors refused to work and the warnings came back again. Any help will be much appreciated.
Mostly it is ABS sensor gone kaput. ESC and ABS errors are mainly pointing towards that. It can throw multiple errors. If your car is out of warranty take it to a good FNG, run a diagnostics and get it fixed. Should cost only 3k per sensor. At Skoda they might change both sensor and wheel bearing.

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