Originally quoted by Stvn_dsza |
What r your views on skoda Octavia 1.9
My personal opinion, do not consider and Skoda Octavia 1.9 Tdi. I am telling this on my previous ownership experience of the vehicle. The car no doubt is one of the strongest built like a tank with a gem of an engine which provides you a great combination of power and average. In fact i had got an average of 25 kmpl 2 times on my journey from banglore to mumbai. But the thing that will puts all this back is the maintenance cost of the vehicle. During the time i had kept the car i just did a few things but was completely aware of the cost of the spare parts and due to the fear only sold it off.
-By mistake my local guy sprayed water in the engine bay of the octy resulting in the AC cooling fan to stop working. Got this fan externally for 9k when the company was quoting 20k.
-The other major repair was the Clutch assembly with bearing. i got this from the local shop but genuine stuff which costed me 30k with labour, company quote 60k.
These were the 2 thing that i did during my 1.5 years of ownership but had enquired for the rest also.
Suspension and shock Absorbers front and back 45k
Turbo Charger- 1.5 lacs
Brakes pads- 10k
I dont say that all car will give problems but as mentioned by members above most of the cars will be utilized to its full life now a days cant guarantee anything in the used market vehicle. My family had recently purchased a vehicle with complete service history and all work carried out at the company workshop but still it gave quiet a bit of work.
I would say do not fluctuate your mind too much just keep two or max 3 cars as option and search for them. All us can just give you ideas and advises but you are the only one who is aware about your usage, budget and preferences.