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by SinglePointSafety
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: No delivery date
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: No delivery date

There's some good advice - including (cough) my own on viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2550 on this whole issue of ordering and receiving what you thought you ordered
by SinglePointSafety
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy (hopefully) New Year from Norfolk
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Happy (hopefully) New Year from Norfolk

What Colin said.....and certainly avoid diesels if you do lots of short journeys without some intermediate longer ones - you will likely get DPF problems, which probably accounts for the difference in reliability reports between petrol and diesel. I have no experience of the Skoda 1.4, 1.5 petrol en...
by SinglePointSafety
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: What Car reliability Survey.
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: What Car reliability Survey.

It's interesting to see that this league table also broadly agrees with the Which? survey, placing LR firmly at the bottom and noting the build quality issues with the Tesla, and of course the perennial favourites Lexus, Toyota and Honda at or near the top. IIRC the J D Power survey has a similar or...
by SinglePointSafety
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 2018 Sportline 2.0TSI
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: 2018 Sportline 2.0TSI

JamieK, perhaps the salesperson was expecting every buyer to opt for metallic paint, so the surprise (to her) was that some didn't. It might be that these buyers happen to be the ones who keep a car for many years, hence you don't see that many on the used car listings. Or that this dealership is th...
by SinglePointSafety
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 2018 Sportline 2.0TSI
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: 2018 Sportline 2.0TSI

Surely Colin, what's ideal is a 'basic' price that is reasonable, and a list of options which are individually a reasonable price, so that a bespoke build is not disproportionately expensive. Given the increasing automation of production lines, this cannot be too difficult? Disagree with the comment...
by SinglePointSafety
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 2018 Sportline 2.0TSI
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: 2018 Sportline 2.0TSI

Agree totally with JamieK. One of the real annoyances (for me) regarding the Korean and japanese cars is the inability to pick and choose your options. Don't want a sunroof, don't want ultra-low profile tyres (round here, they'd last a few weeks before being utterly destroyed by the potholes), don't...
by SinglePointSafety
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: 2.0TSI off the menu!
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: 2.0TSI off the menu!

Blimey, you're right, that's a surprise move by Skoda - possibly a temporary phase because of parts shortages?

I have the 2.0 TSi in my Edition, and this engine is excellent - smooth and quiet. It's also turned out to be much, much better for fuel economy than I'd ever expected.
by SinglePointSafety
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New kodiaq ordered
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: New kodiaq ordered

JamieK is totally correct when he says that salespeople will either get this VED issue wrong and/or lie to you: that's what happened to me, although it was rapidly resolved to my total satisfaction.
by SinglePointSafety
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New kodiaq ordered
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: New kodiaq ordered

Can I add a note of caution here, for anyone ordering a new car? Although the purchase price may be protected, the manufacturer's list price isn't. If you get close to the £40K limit (ie where the VED has a large increase) and there's a price rise between now and when you take delivery, you may brea...
by SinglePointSafety
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: New kodiaq. Engine choice
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: New kodiaq. Engine choice

I have the 2.0 TSi and it's a peach of an engine, quiet and smooth. If you drive with any degree of mechanical sympathy, I've found that fuel consumption is much, much better than anticipated (many scare stories about of people only getting low-20s mpg) so it's a choice I'm really glad I made. If/wh...