Summarising my Skoda Kodiaq's 1 year of ownership: 6,000 km driven

Prefer driving my Vento in the city as the SUV gives single-digit fuel efficiency figures in traffic.

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Today the bear turned 1.

Gave her special treatment by getting her serviced and personally paying attention to each step of the first service.

Ready for her first service

In and out of the service centre @Mody Skoda Kurla - took 3 hours. I was impressed with the zero-wait time.

  • Registration was required as it was the first service - 15min
  • General check and Oil change – 1 hour
  • OBD check – 20 min.
  • Wheel Balancing and Alignment - 30 min
  • Car Wash - 30min
  • Payment and check-out – 15 min

Lame to call this one a spa treatment

As I have the service package, the only charge was for the wheel alignment

Tucked, Taped and Gorgeous

And there you go, while waiting at a red light, bikers obviously have to squeeze their way forward. Her first scar

Kodiaq has only run 6k in a year due to the busy 2022 and my preferred Vento rides in the city. Plan to take a road trip to Goa in early March

My Summary of one year with Kodiaq:

  1. Continues to be a head turner even in Mumbai metro. BMW and Merc owners of my apartment speak to me about it, and one of them bought an L&K variant. It’s silly that L&K is no longer available with those gunmetal alloys. It is very hard to differentiate between the 2023 and 2019 Kodiaq.
  2. With time mileage in the city has increased from 5 - 6 km/l to 8 - 9 km/l.
  3. Car continues to feel tight and rattle-free.
  4. Music system is excellent.
  5. Alcantara material of Sportline still feels like new. It's very unlike what I thought would be pre-purchase and does not require much maintenance.
  6. DSG behaviour is far superior to my Vento and is jerk-free at low speeds and speed bumps.
  7. It has been a pleasure to own this one.

And lastly, please get this. Long drives are more comfortable when your arms have a place to rest while holding the wheels.

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