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From Ratnagiri Vasant

By for Skoda Rapid December 09, 2018
4 people found it helpful. 99 ViewsWrite Review
5 ⁄ 5
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Skoda Rapid DSG Diesel Post 1 year purchase for 1.5 TDI AT Style Hello Friends, when I was looking for change of my car from Honda Jazz to Sedan/SUV option last year in Sep'2017, I have seen lot of cars with multiple test drives for Honda City, Verna, S-Cross, Creta, Ciaz, Terrano, Duster & also Vento (Sibling only). Thereafter, decided not to change the car in Mumbai city traffic as it is nightmare for self-driving for daily commute. However, at last when I went to Skoda showroom as casual visit the new Rapid catches everyone's attention in my family. Yes, there was offer going on for the discount as well as 4-year warranty, service package etc which is merely negligible for yearly cost as Rs. 2,500/- for Rapid Diesel DSG Automatic. I drove both petrol & diesel as manual & automatic version and OMG. DSG Diesel is simply Rocket. Yes! it's ''Rocket''. Only a driving enthusiast can understand what this car is about. No match for any other car in the range of 12-17 lac package. And yes I was little reluctant for old horror stories of Skoda service but on record to say that at present it's far better than even Honda services in Mumbai. It may vary from place to place but in Mumbai Skoda's service is far superior to Honda (as I am Honda customer too) with no hidden charges. And even engine oil, brake oil, air filters & other consumables are part of the service package. As I have finalized Diesel version so went for Rapid top-end model (Style LE 1.5 TDR DSG AT). If you wish to go for Petrol Automatic version then Vento TSI (improved engine & gearbox) is the best option as VFM compare to Skoda Petrol Automatic version which is still old MPFI doesn't have punch & some of CVTs offered by Honda & Hyundai. Now coming to car, it is already driven for 20k kms for one year and pros & cons as below: Pros: - DSG Diesel gearbox is sheer excellence & powerhouse to drive with ease and no effect for gearshift in low or high revs, it responses seamlessly as per your wish to drive in high or low speed - Sports mode is fun to drive with higher RPM and engine sound & noticeable by other fellow cars on Highways - Handling with precision as you never get nervousness in the car for sharp turning or overtaking quickly which is not the case in other cars - Mileage in Diesel DSG on highway is around 19-21 km/liter, company claim around 21.72 km/liter - Mileage in Diesel DSG in city traffic is around 12-13 km/liter - Safe vehicle as solid build quality - Suspension is too good & best in segment with Vento. Cons: - Bit noisy outside - Noisy in the cabin also but not too much, yes if you compare to any Maruti or Hyundai diesel cars, this is a bit noisy inside & outside. However, it is not that much inside believe me. Terrano, Duster & Ford cars also quite high noisy inside as insulation is not as good as Rapid. Vento - In city traffic with snail speed, it goes up-to 2k RPM for gearshift from 1st to 2nd & 3rd. I am overall very happy customer with Skoda Rapid and it is best Diesel car available in the market around 15 lacs range & compare to Vento Diesel DSG then why you should pay higher ~ 1-1.5 lacs for same car with a different logo? So went to Rapid & assured for 4-year service package at mere 2500/- per year which is not available in Vento. It covers all my requirements as for safety, spacious luggage compartment, Driving dynamics & immediate response, mileage best in Automatic version. Thanks & Cheers!!

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