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      Mi10's Skoda 'Rapid' Fire Roulette - Now REMAPPED by CODE 6 Tuning

      Hey Folks,

      Finally after a lot of deliberation, confusion and dilemma booked the Skoda Rapid Prestige Edition.

      For all Pre-Purchase discussion refer to this thread - http://gearheads.in/showthread.php?1...-under-11-Lacs

      What are the Cars Considered ?

      Initial List

      1. VW Vento 1.6 TDI Comfortline
      2. Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.6 CRDI SX
      3. Renault Scala 1.5 DCi RXZ
      4. Renault Duster 1.5 DCi 110 PS RXL
      5. All New Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCI
      6. Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI Elegance
      7. Honda Amaze 1.5 Diesel VX


      What Happened then ?
      Really all the cars left something to be desired; after TDing all cars these were the reasons why each of these cars didnt make it.

      Vento 1.6 Comfortline - Top end Overpriced, Variant doesnt have ABS and Airbags.

      Verna 1.6 CRDI SX - Rear Seats Pathetic, Dead Steering and Bouncy Suspension

      Scala 1.5 DCI RXZ - Overpriced, Too Big and some uncanny styling

      Duster 1.5 DCI RXL 110 PS - Overpriced is an understatement, 2 month waiting period

      Fiesta 1.5 TDCI - Dud in market, Rear Space and Plastics Quality a big concern

      Rapid 1.6 TDI Elegance - Not so great rear seat; lack of creature comforts (when compared with likes of Verna) and unknown A.S.S

      Amaze 1.5 VX - Noisy engine, Too New in Diesel Engines and looks appalling - only to be superseded by Dzire

      So we finally decided to put off the purchase till something exciting comes up.

      Then it came up - the VW Polo GT 1.2 TSI !
      Was mightly impressed with its TC'ed Petrol Engine, DSG Gearbox and Mod Potential.

      Didnt get a clear picture on the OTR Price in Chennai. Was Hoping something less than 9L OTR. Yesterday me and my dad went to showroom to book the same. Anandv267 and Pradeep were also there looking for a TD of the same. But seems TD car will only come end of this month ! i was like

      But still determined to get this gem. Dad checked out the Front seats first, then the Boot and it was almost certain we are going to book one in next 10 min. Then he checked out the rear space - 2 Well built persons and thats it - Huge Put off, just when my dad was shaking his dead in disappointment, our Super SR comes there and says 9.35 L OTR sir - No discounts. Next 1 min, we are standing near exit

      Meanwhile, during our 1 month wait, the Petrol prices ave dropped drastically and Diesel gone up by few bucks. Just to give a comparison.
      Mar 2012 - When we bought the Verito Diesel - Difference between Petrol and Diesel was Approx 26 bucks.
      May 2013 - Difference in Petrol and Diesel stands a mere 15 bucks !

      So we had the second option as Jetta 1.4 TSI. Alas, SR says its been discontinued and just one 2012 Model was left. OTR was 16.5 OTR and he was getting as a decent 1.25 L Off + 25k Corp Discount. 14L Effective for the Jetta TSI that too a 2012 model ? Well, 14L would get me a Skoda Laura 1.8 TSI itself.

      Next 15 min - We are in Skoda Gurudev motors.
      SR 1: What Laura TSI ? mmm...err...Sir, please wait i ll get back.
      We wait for 10 min, he vanishes into thin air !!

      SR 2: Laura TSI is Stopped sir. Only VRS - But thats also Discontinued
      Me: What exactly is the difference between Stopped and Discontinued ?
      SR 2: I will get back to you sir, please wait for 5 min
      SR 2 Gone !!

      Me: Can i have the Laura Price list
      SR 3: Sure sir, here it is
      Laura TDI / Laura TDI / Laura TDI DSG / Laura TDI DSG
      Me: Where is the TSI
      SR 3: No sir, no TSI in Stock
      Me: Can i preorder one ?
      SR 3: No sir, it cant be done - No more TSI from Laura

      Disappointed we turn towards the exit, Mind was already working on Fiat Linea T-Jet !! Just then, SR 4 comes in (He was the Guy who accompanied during the Rapid TD last month).
      Sir, Did you check the Rapid Prestige Edition ?

      For a second, i though they are giving Prestige Pressure Cooker free with Rapid !
      Then he shows a model which has a Prestige emblem near the side indicator .

      Me: Whats in this ?
      SR 4: Sir, its a Limited Edition on top of Rapid Elegance, but priced lower than Elegance !!
      Me: Da Fauq is that ??
      SR 4: Elegance (Top end) is 11.5 L OTR - We give 40k Off on it; However Prestige edition is for 10.85 L OTR and has the following more to it;
      GPS Navigation System
      Parking Sensors
      Skoda Premium Floor Mats
      Sun Visor on All Windows
      Me: Why would anyone do that ? Is it 2013 Model ?
      SR 4: Oh Yes sir, its a special offer from Skoda, so only a limited number of cars have come in this edition. Its basically a sales push, the Elegance is from last month's stocks whereas Prestige is new ones. Just 8 Cars available for now.

      Me and Dad call up mom and finally decide to go for it.
      We decide on the color and ask about the Delivery time. He has promised delivery 3 days after full payment. We will be making a payment tomorrow morning. So Hoping to get the car by Thursday .

      Candy white is the color, as others colors was not fitting out scheme of things. I loved the Beige, but it was not in stock !

      Requirement Traceability


      • Should be Fast - Faster than the Verito atleast - Tick
      • Stability and Handling is preffered but not at the cost of rear seat comfort - Half Tick
      • Under 11 Lacs OTR Price (Chennai) - Tick
      • Time Frame: Within 2-3 Weeks - Tick


      Compromises:


      • Rear Seat Space
      • Unknown A.S.S


      It was a totally unprecedented purchase and my family members reactions were ranging from comical to furious
      Sister: What ?? Rapid ahh.. i want Auto gearbox - that Damn clutch confuses me !!
      Wife: Rapid ? Is that a SUV u said ? (She was thinking of the Duster)
      Mom: Rapid is smaller in width that the Fiesta ! I didnt know this, you should have researched properly
      Dad: Its a good one ! The Polo GT is nonsense pricing for such a small car !
      Me:

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      Modifications - Change Log (Updated 5'th Aug'13);

      1. Vkool Eco Sunfilm installed for Side and Rear Windows (Visible Light Transmission - 74%)
      2. Roof Painted in "Laura Midnight Black" from Sikkens
      3. Side, Front and Rear Skirts Painted in "Laura Midnight Black" from Sikkens
      4. Alloy Painted with Custom Pattern Painted in "Laura Midnight Black" from Sikkens
      5. Front Fog Assembly Changed to Fabia Monte Carlo Ones
      6. Front Head Light Assembly Change to Fabia Monte Carlo ones
      7. Main Bulb changed from Stock H4 to Osram Nightbreaker + 55W
      8. Front upper Chrome Grill with Old Skoda Logo changed to Monte Carlo Black and 2013 Logo
      9. Rear Logo updated to 2013 Skoda Logo
      10. OE Horns replaced with Minda Jazz Trumpet horn
      11. OE Front Coaxial speaker changed to HAT Mirus M61-2 Coaxials
      12. Upgraded to Hi-Security IND Number Plates
      13. VRS Badging in Front Grill and Near Gear Kob
      14. Custom Rear Spoiler Painted in "Laura Midnight Black" from Sikkens
      15. Vrs Badging in Rear
      16. Tail Lights Tinting
      17. Debadging TDI and Prestige badges
      18. Stanley Custom Pure Leather Upholstery
      19. K&N Stock Replacement Filter
      20. ECU Remap by CODE 6 Tuning
      21. Detailing the Beast!



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      Congrats on the Rapid Prestige. Hope you will be wishing me the same very shortly.
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      Congrats Mi10. The Rapid also struck me as the best all-round car in the segment.

      Its more refined than the Vento and also has slightly stiffer suspension, IIRC.

      The rear seat was also second best in the segment after the Vento. So I would say its a nice choice.

      The only unknown is the ASS, and your thread can make/break Skoda's reputation in this forum.
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      Welcome to the Rapid family . I am sure she won't make you regret & gives more smiles when you rev her hard.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mi10 View Post
      Then it came up - the VW Polo GT 1.2 TSI !
      Was mightly impressed with its TC'ed Petrol Engine, DSG Gearbox and Mod Potential.
      But sad about stock ICE - And hence decision came to NO

      Auditing Stock ICE and came out immediately, Cha! Sold all my ICE, how will i survive with the stock ICE??

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mi10 View Post

      our Super SR comes there and says 9.35 L OTR sir - No discounts. Next 1 min, we are standing near exit
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      Sir, Did you check the Rapid Prestige Edition ?
      For a second, i though they are giving Prestige Pressure Cooker free with Rapid !
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