SKODA RAPID DIESEL 1.5 AMBITION WITH ALLOYS
HI,First of all i would like to say that SKODA RAPID DIESEL 1.5 AMBITION WITH ALLOYS was my first car in an premium sedan segmant. I was in a confusion with rapid comparing maruti ertiga, ciaz and nissan terrano and honda city. when comparing all of the above i blindly go on with skoda rapid diesel variant.There are many advantages and disadvantages with my car. First lets go on withAdvantages points# The brand SKODA Says it all# Stylish Body and aerodynamics# Richer interiors plastic parts and color combination was nice# Seat Comfortability and leg room space was decent# Engine performance balanced with power and mileage according to driving style and ability and weather city or highways# The DSG gear box provides us nice gear shifting experience thus makes us comfort on city and long rides# The Control on high speed was awsome (160KM)# Inbuilt Skoda audio with nice speakers in 4 doors, usb port, cd reader, 3.5mm jack, easy mobile connectivity and steering audio controls# Easy Remote controls with 4 windows roll up and down, boot opening and flip keys# Front and rear arm rests# Stylish Alloys and decent tyre size balanced with mileage, comfort and replacement expenses# Nice boot space# C-Shape rear lights with extra red lights usable on highways and on rainy times# Awesome Cruise Controls# Awesome Driver information systems with service time remainder# Tilt ans telescopic Steering wheels with leather finish for a better grip and comfort drive# Storage spaces on front arm rest, cup holder area and dash board are decent# Card Holder carries all the toll gate tickets and visiting card for a easy of use# Internally adjustable ORVMS are very easy in use# All 4 power windows with one touch roll up and roll down and anti pinch function adds more comfort on safety and easy of use# The Cabin lights in front and back provided enough lighting in interiors# The Fog lamp provide enough lights on side of the roads thus ride safety matters# There is no Black beeding on the roof and while making the roof to black stickering makes ease and looks stylish# The four step position on all doors was nice hence it wont hit on the walls or other cars# The Android application from skoda was very helpful for booking a service, service cost calculator, dealer and service locator and viewing of vehicle service history at our finger tipsDIS-ADVANTAGES# The suspension was little bit heavy thus making bumping like a small car# The Headlight power was too low and can say worst of it even my maruti alto is very brighter and while riding in night we should be very careful# The airbag light in instrument cluster blows up again and again if we go on for any electrical fitting even for fitting an horn or leg room light thus for an every fitment for any electrical accessories we should unplug both the positive and negative wired from battery and hence leads to resetting of trip kilometer and audio settings# The Service from skoda was very worst, i got a mileage of average 19.5 and after my first service i am now getting only 17-18.5 Kmpl# The oil level decreases on my car for every 7500 kms and it drinks a half liter of engine oil and for it we should go for a service centre for top off# The horn area on the steering was Little heavy though we should press harder even for a small blow up of horn# The Air Conditioner fan power was too low and and on sunny times we should make the ac speed point to 4 thus makes noisy. there was no off switch on rear ac vents and there was no passengers the ac gone on rear area was waste# The service cost for a paid oil service was an average of 12K - 15K and that was too costly when compared to a same segment of Honda City, Terrano and Maruti Ertiga# The head rest style for rear seats can be be like fiesta classic and on rapid it is same like front seats thus making us the view area in the rear view mirror via rear glass makes too small# The central locking method of rapid was not nice and when the car was locked in running position we can open the rear doors with twice pulls offs and that was too dangerous when there was a children in rear. The child lock safety button also needs the vehicle key to turn it on or off hence we should make off the engine to make it use for every time. There must be an option for a beep sound for locking and unlocking of doors with the remote to make it easy of use# There is no bottle holder on rear doors and only 1 liter bottle can be placed of front each doors making carry the all other bottles on a bag in boot space# The gear box type on the rear center seat is too high making the center passenger share their leg with co passenger leg rooms makes uncomfortable# The Gear Knob size can be little high making driving and gearing experience nice # The fuel tank quantity level is indicated in points system and thus we cant actually calculate the quantity of fuel available on the tank # The ground clearance is too low hence it hits the speed breaker even there are only two passengers on the car
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