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by SinglePointSafety
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Skoda Kodiaq bike rack - Menabo Polaris 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Skoda Kodiaq bike rack - Menabo Polaris 3?

My personal experience: I've tried all 3, towbar option is way better (for me) than the others. Any decent bike carrier (see the roofbox company website) will last for many years, so that's very much a one-off cost. Yes, it's expensive to have a towbar fitted, but you - and your wife and sons - will...
by SinglePointSafety
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Skoda Kodiaq bike rack - Menabo Polaris 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Skoda Kodiaq bike rack - Menabo Polaris 3?

There's a couple of very good reasons to dislike roof-mounted bike racks: (1) for a Kodiaq, you'll need to be tall (and strong) to lift a bike that high into the rack - or you'll need to use some steps (2) many car parks now have height barriers to deter 'unwanted incursions' To add to what old man ...
by SinglePointSafety
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Facelift Model Ordered Yesterday
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Facelift Model Ordered Yesterday

CEL321: sounds like an excellent choice of vehicle. One word of warning - if the build date is many months away, the VED threshold at £40K is the list price on the day before the car is registered . The price you pay may well be protected from list price rises, but the list price for VED purposes is...
by SinglePointSafety
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Buying my first Kodiak Edition ?
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Buying my first Kodiak Edition ?

When you consider all of the costs of having a car, the differences in fuel consumption are kind of 'lost in the noise' unless you do lots of miles and drive with a diver's boot on your accelerator foot
by SinglePointSafety
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Buying my first Kodiak Edition ?
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Buying my first Kodiak Edition ?

Mine is set in Normal mode for engine/throttle response, eco for the air-con, comfort for the ride. I've never seen < 40 mpg from a tankful, most journeys are country roads and motorways, towbar-mounted bike rack with one bike on it. On a trip last October to The Lakes, lots of speed restrictions on...
by SinglePointSafety
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Buying my first Kodiak Edition ?
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Buying my first Kodiak Edition ?

If you find a car with the 2.0 TSi engine, don't be deterred: in my experience, it's far more economical than I expected (I can compare exact same journeys with my previous Golf estate Alltrack) and it's a really, really nice engine that suits the DSG box: lots of low-down torque, quiet and smooth.
by SinglePointSafety
Fri May 28, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Disappointed....
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Disappointed....

Hi Mark, the video I saw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TuqYxHGJWY (not techmoan, my mistake) shows someone solving his DAB interference in an Audi S3, the rear cam being the problem. scratch, yes, I've noticed a second or so of silence when the programme changes on the hour - weird, and it's defi...
by SinglePointSafety
Fri May 28, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Disappointed....
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Disappointed....

Hi Mark, Yes, others have had reported similar issues using a rear dashcam because of its proximity to the aerial, with the same sound effects you describe. Even a hard-wire kit will not completely suppress the RF, not a problem for a front cam, but rear cam.... A quick, cheap and easy thing to try ...
by SinglePointSafety
Fri May 28, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Disappointed....
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Disappointed....

Mark, apologies if this insults your intelligence (not my intention) but with brake auto-hold, if you go from D to R or vice versa, assuming you actually stop and press brake pedal hard enough to engage auto-hold, you need a slight throttle pressure to release the brake, and this can be perceived as...
by SinglePointSafety
Wed May 26, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Columbus Sat Nav problem
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Columbus Sat Nav problem

SinglePointSafety Why should we have to use smartphone apps? In built system should deem that unnecessary considering the cost of the car. IMO that is copping out instead of complaining and trying to get Skoda to get a better system installed. Totally agree: the car's sat nav should be better and I...