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by DaveM
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: SIM card purpose
Replies: 28
Views: 1965

Re: SIM card purpose

I have a SIM in mine, and find it useful. It does NOT allow the infotainment system to "surf" the internet generally (although it does allow certain things to be displayed, like news and weather forecasts, which is silly). Much more importantly, it allows the navigation to get VERY up to date inform...
by DaveM
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: 1.5 TSI Update Please
Replies: 94
Views: 7570

Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

What amount of power and torque is "enough" will always be subjective. I haven't driven the 1.5, but I can confirm that my 1.4 (similar figures) is surprisingly quick and nimble. Not as quick at overtaking as my previous Saab Aero or 4.5-litre Mercedes E-Class, sure, but certainly VERY much quicker ...
by DaveM
Mon May 06, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Kids threw rocks at my Kodiaq and dented bonnet
Replies: 44
Views: 4383

Re: Kids threw rocks at my Kodiaq and dented bonnet

All this talk of “no fault” claims is nonsense. The question is whether you did or didn't make a claim. If you did, that can affect both your no claims bonus (because you no longer have “no” claims!j and the premium, because you now have a proven track record of having things happen that result in a...
by DaveM
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: MY20 Updates
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Re: MY20 Updates

>> LED interior lighting linked to dipped beam (why???) <<
Does that perhaps mean that (potentially distracting) interior lighting is extinguished on main beam?
by DaveM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Speed limiters to be fitted by law in EU and UK?
Replies: 22
Views: 2469

Re: Speed limiters to be fitted by law in EU and UK?

Look at your Speedo 20,40,60 are all in figures. Therefore easily readable. 30, 50, 70 are only bars so not so easily readable in a hurry. Oh, I see. It never occurred to me that 30 (etc) was difficult to locate. After a few minutes driving a new car, I’ve usually learned what the needle position m...
by DaveM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Speed limiters to be fitted by law in EU and UK?
Replies: 22
Views: 2469

Re: Speed limiters to be fitted by law in EU and UK?

> Because Skoda see fit NOT to put the UK speed limits in figures on the speedo I have marked mine with an indelible OHP pen with a red dot at 30, 50 & 70. <

I don't understand that. Speedos are already marked with speeds, and what about where the limit is 20, 40 or 60?
by DaveM
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: New Kessy security rating.
Replies: 32
Views: 4051

Re: New Kessy security rating.

> worst case scenario you’d get a new car through insurance <

And ... how long would it take, for insurance to agree and then Skoda to place on order a Kodiaq with the same spec that I carefully considered and would want again?
by DaveM
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Is park pilot/ parking aid different to park assist?
Replies: 6
Views: 1225

Re: Is park pilot/ parking aid different to park assist?

No, area view camera does not mean park pilot. You can see the area around you to help you park, but the car will not guide you to park. That’s surprising, since the (much cheaper) rear view camera does provide guidance. It will identify the space, show it on screen, and then show you when and how ...
by DaveM
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: My 180BHP 2.00 TSI Edition experience
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: My 180BHP 2.00 TSI Edition experience

Mine’s a 1.4, but much of what you say applies. I just wonder (after the A124 Benz): what do you think of the ride quality? I still have my 1995 E220 convertible, and when I use it heave a huge sigh at the magic carpet ride! The Kodiaq’s jitteriness is the one thing that I find disappointing I recen...
by DaveM
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Speedometer accuracy
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Speedometer accuracy

I agree with most of what's said above, and when adjusting the mechanically-driven speedos of a couple of old cars have used satnav to calibrate them. As long as you’re getting decent satellite signal, and speed is fairly constant, a satnav unit will give quite a good reading ... on the flat. I unde...

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