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New competitor to Punto - Fabia Refresh??

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by Ravi, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Skoda has refreshed Fabia, will this have impact on already poor sale of Punto?

    Fabia Details
    1.2 Petrol -75 BHP @5400 rpm
    1.2 Common Rail Diesel - 75 BHP @4300 rpm
    1.6 Petrol - 105 BHP @5250 rpm (I quite liked the sound of that )

    Ex Showroom Delhi (Rupees)

    1.2 Petrol

    Classic - 4.35 lakhs
    Ambiente - 4.85 lakhs
    Elegance - 5.68 lakhs

    1.2 Diesel

    Classic - 5.40 lakhs
    Ambiente - 5.91 lakhs
    Elegance - 6.69 lakhs

    1.6 Petrol

    Elegance - 5.99 lakhs
  2. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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    Pune
    Grande Punto 1.3
    People crib about Tata ASS. But at least Tata SC's dont put in duplicate parts in the car !!

    And Fabia has a history of breaking down when you are in the middle of nowhere.

    Keeping all that in mind I think Fabia might not have much of an impact on Punto sales.

    Won't Fabia and Polo have the same engines btw ?
  3. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Villupuram
    FABIA is a failed product,can not be revived even if the product is good,people in our country never give a second chance.
    The price of the car may be cheap,but if you total the costs of spares,you can buy 2 fabias!
    Skoda cars have been the least reliable among the cars we have in India
    Besides when POLO is doing good would people buy another car from the same stable??
  4. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Exact same pathetic engines. ::D
  5. Spares are pretty expensive, i remember reading somewhere wheelcap cost is around 2k ::OO .. but then can't write off Fabia completely SKODA has still got brand value not sure why.
  6. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    But looking at the number of Skodas on road, I don't think people know about it or find it to be high on maintenance cost.
    BTW, Amogh, you have been an Octavia owner. Did you find it to be having insane spare parts.

    Actually, a friend of mine once told me the price of the ORVM assembly. I can not dare to write that insane amount here(much higher than 10k). ::OO Does anyone know if this is true?
  7. Spares are pretty expensive, i remember reading somewhere wheelcap cost is around 2k ::OO .. but then can't write off Fabia completely SKODA has still got brand value not sure why.
  8. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Villupuram
    I remember reading that the evoporator of a LAURA A/C costs Rs.90,000!
  9. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    You are right Amogh... Both share the same engines...
  10. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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    Pune
    Grande Punto 1.3
    To tell you the truth : I was the HAPPIEST Skoda owner on this earth. To date : with all due respect to Punto : I still maintain that the Octy IS the best car I have driven and we have owned (in the family) till date.

    Never charged with inflated service bills
    Not a single part replaced / failed
    Only regular routine service
    Never let us down in the middle of the road

    Even after 100,000 kms : the car was running like new

    And resale value that we got was just brilliant !!

    Given a choice : I will still go and buy the Octavia 1.9 TDi L&K

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