| | Re: Buying New Skoda Rapid, Should wait due to Volkswagen Emission Scandal
If your brother is absolutely concerned about vehicle recall, he should wait till Oct-end, when ARAI is expected to deliver its report. Then, it must also include Skoda vehicles. So it may be a long wait to clear any certification related hurdles.
This is also a good time for him to re-evaluate his decision. What is that Skoda Rapid giving him really that other cars arent ? There used to be a big "premium" on German-ness. That premium (atleast in the Indian mind) will surely have shattered post the emission scandal. What remains is only a well built, fast sedan, that can seat 4 in comfort. The Fiat Linea is even better built, faster in T-Jet avatar and free from emission related issues. And it is way superior on ride/handling than the Skoda.
In fact, by plonking 2 lacs more, I would say that a S-Cross 1.6 is also a good buy, albeit with compromised luggage space.