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Have had my dream machine for almost a week now and can honestly say (so far) it is the favourite of all the cars I have had.

Previous motors were: Citroen AX, Ford Escort, VW Golf tdi Mk 3, VW Passat SE, VW Passat Sport, Audi A3 SE DSG, Honda CRV, Audi A3 Sport Quattro and Skoda Superb Elegance 4x4. Of those the ones that push the Kodiaq close are the CRV (good driving position, economic and versatile)and the Passat SE (slightly underpowered 1.6 petrol was my first big (luxury to me) motor and the 'comfort seats' were the best.)

This DSG box is more advanced than the Audi was 12 years ago. It coasts when not under load and re-engages gear at the tough of throttle or brake and it presumably has a sensor as it knocks itself into a lower gear for engine braking if you have reduced speed down a hill and don't touch the throttle.

I welcome the return of the elevated driving position which is on a par with the Land Rover (baby) Discovery but sits well below a Range Rover!

The seats are comfy and the ride is good (way better than my Superb Elegance which was very hard). Motoring reports were slating the ride on the 18" wheels they were given as firm and that the steering was woolly and I must admit to having reservations about the 19's this comes with but being unable to reduce the wheel size on my order had to make do and to be honest they are fine. Not sure what the journo's were on about! Yes the steering is light but it's not that vague and you wouldn't throw a vehicle of this size round corners anyway.

I couldn't get connected to Skoda SmartGate and after a visit to my local dealer it was apparent my vehicle didn't have the external sim card slot required. They reckoned it uses 10gb of data a month reporting vehicle status online so you can access it later through the app. I can live without that. What it does have is Skoda Connect which consists of 3 buttons in the roof for contacting customer services, reporting a breakdown or reporting an accident the latter of which I think may be automatic in the event of airbag deployment. This doesn't need an external sim. There is a Connect option on the screen menu but not exactly sure what that is for and it keeps coming up "no connection".

The DAB radio seems to hold more channels than my Superb and the bigger screen is an improvement although a good portion is actually used for the side menu options. Still looks better than my old one.

So far so good. I couldn't stop grinning on my way home from work on Friday as that is where it was delivered. Yet to have a long drive but due to take a trip from Yorkshire to Essex in a few weeks and are away in North Yorkshire this weekend so will see how it goes on long-distance.

Extended wait for me due to cock up on the paperwork front but it was worth it in the end!

:D :D :D
 

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10gb a month, sorry they are talking out of their backsides ;) you might push 2gb if you used it a lot.
How old was your Superb ? at the time of ordering I was torn between a new Superb or the Kodiaq.
 

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10gb a month, sorry they are talking out of their backsides ;) you might push 2gb if you used it a lot.
How old was your Superb ? at the time of ordering I was torn between a new Superb or the Kodiaq.
It was the previous model year to current (3 years old).

Would have got another if company couldn't run to the more expensive Kodiaq but Superb is lighter now and may have been unsuitable for towing. It's quite a bit more stylish though!

The only down side to my old one was the slightly hard ride on its' 18" wheels with 45 sidewalls. Fortunately the monthly costs quoted by Skoda were slightly cheaper than the payments on the Superb (although they went up by £30+ per month between order and delivery but they honoured it).
 

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post by grahamterry1000 » Thu May 25, 2017 4:48 pm

"Have had my dream machine for almost a week now and can honestly say (so far) it is the favourite of all the cars I have had".


I have had 76 cars including the Kodiaq and I agree with completely. It IS the BEST car I have ver had.
I have had mine since April 6th & I still grin from ear to ear every time I drive it! :D
Yeti Owners Club has two sayings.
1. You will always be pooping down the road for at least 20 miles because you 'Keep running out of milk'! :lol:
2. Don't let SWMBO have the keys as you will never get it back. :lol:
I think these would apply to the Kodiaq as well!
 

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Blimey Colin 76!! You must be at least 112 or change them 3 times a year :)

Watch out people, 12 week old Kodiaq coming on the market soon! Lol
 

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Blimey Colin 76!! You must be at least 112 or change them 3 times a year :)

Watch out people, 12 week old Kodiaq coming on the market soon! Lol
Selling yours?
 

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Whoops! sorry! fat finger syndrome. (I put previous in on my mobile!)
 

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grahamterry1000 said:
I couldn't get connected to Skoda SmartGate and after a visit to my local dealer it was apparent my vehicle didn't have the external sim card slot required. They reckoned it uses 10gb of data a month reporting vehicle status online so you can access it later through the app. I can live without that. What it does have is Skoda Connect which consists of 3 buttons in the roof for contacting customer services, reporting a breakdown or reporting an accident the latter of which I think may be automatic in the event of airbag deployment. This doesn't need an external sim. There is a Connect option on the screen menu but not exactly sure what that is for and it keeps coming up "no connection".

:D :D :D
They all come with an embedded sim http://www.vodafone.com/business/press-release/vodafone-connects-new-skoda-kodiaq-2016-09-06 for sos, breakdown, and car data getting pushed to skoda connect.

All other data services, including the connect option on the screen menu require either the external SIM card slot with a SIM card on board, or a mobile phone with tethering enabled (wi if hotspot) for the car to connect to the internet. Just search for your phones hotspot from the relevant menus within the cars options, enter password and hey presto, connected car. :)
 

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I got it connected but for some reason was showing as unlocked last night and was panicking I hadn't locked it. Had to shoot outside and double check. This morning no data other than cars location. Any ideas!??
 

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Yep, that isn't uncommon for me either, there is more maintenance going on the connect servers tomorrow so I guess they haven't got it 100% sorted yet...
 

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Not sure this is appropriate on this thread (Thread Protocol is a black art as far as I'm concerned) but when on Channel ferry last week having some nosh, the SkodaConnect app woke up and advised me that the car had been detected as moving!
Whether that meant motion sensors detecting swaying, or sat-location detecting England Approaching I don't know.
Ideas anyone?
 

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Tojo136 said:
Did you specify the black roof rails or were they standard? I thought the black ones were only on S and SE Models. Looks great!
Black standard on all but top model Edition but yes, looks good black against white as does all the trim! :)
 
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