Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

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FoxtrotAlpha
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Re: Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:40 pm

The pop out door protectors, only kidding they are rubbish. Need to be removed.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
Kodiaq Edition - 150 TDI - DSG 4 x 4 - Quartz Grey - Canton
Sportline on order with Virtual Cockpit.


Pink72
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Re: Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

Post by Pink72 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:41 am

Tips & hints ..
1, Tyre pressures have two pressure options. The eco option which is higher pressure makes the ride crashy and brittle. Suggest sticking to the lower comfort pressure.
2. With auto start/stop and autohold, When sat still at lights and the engine is off you can touch the accelerator very lightly when you start to see cars move ahead. That will start the engine but not release the autohold brake. Then when the traffic moves you accelerate which releases the autohold handbrake. Makes for a smoother pull away than doing both in quick succession.
3. If you do not like the non-linear pedal response of your throttle you can install a pedal response box that makes the pedal to acceleration response linear. Personally I do not like the standard pedal response and have one. I do have a diesel though, It makes the car significantly more drivable for me (personal opinion I appreciate). It will however make the process of pulling away from a stop potentially more snatchy, so you need to readjust your right foot to apply the throttle more lightly.
4. When unlocking with keyless entry, if you have the setting to unlock the driver door only you can unlock all the doors by tapping the underside of the handle twice. I had not seen this mentioned in the manual but may have missed it. Double tapping the unlock on the keyfob on my old skoda did this and it seems to have been applied to the Kodiaq too.
5. It seems reasonably common for the Kodiaq to lose some water from the expansion tank in the first year which may drop enough for you to get a low coolant reservoir light. Just be sure to mix distilled water with the correct coolant fluid and ration. It is very specific.
6. There has been a lot of chatter on the boot torch not working when removed from its holder. I found the batteries in mine were dead and needed to replace them. If you change the batteries be super careful prising the torch apart as the plastic tabs can be easily snapped if not tentative.
7. OBDEleven / VCDS is very useful for making changes if so desired. Personally I have enabled traffic sign recognition and nearside mirror dip in reverse. Also changed the comfort blink to 4 flashes as I always find 3 is just not enough with a lane change manoeuvre.
8. When reversing, if using the rear view camera and it is dirty instigate the rear window wash wipe. It will also spray the camera to clean it. It has never failed to completely clean the lens and give a crystal clear view.
9. Footwell mats, initially I purchased the carpet ones. Fine in the summer but in the winter with 3 kids a disaster. I purchased the OEM rubber mats and they are awesome. Easy to clean, they have an elevated lip around them and the fit snugly. Personally for my circumstance I found them more practical.
10. I have 3 kids. One invariably sits in the middle of the second row. Having the rubber footwell tunnel mat has been very useful for debris containment.
11. Lots of discussion on Adblue top-up. I was personally apprehensive about doing it due to spillage. However if you buy the big container with the concertinaed u-shaped hose and follow the instructions it is very easy to fill. Just scrunch some kitchen towel up and place it in the filler cap area under the filler hole. The small amount that seeps out when removing will then be caught and you will not have to quickly wipe crusty urea drips off your rear quarter panel and tyre.
Last edited by Pink72 on Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Kodiaq 2.0tdi 190 4x4 DSG quartz metallic - canton, heated steering wheel, screen & rear seats, ambient light, media cmd, personalisation drive mode, front parking sensors, tri zone climate control, vico opia2 cash cam, Thule wingbars.


ajharvey
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Re: Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

Post by ajharvey » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:30 am

Holding down the lock button on the key fob or holding your finger on the lock touch part of the handle will wind up all the windows and close the sunroof. Great for when you get out the car and realise that a child has left a window down!

Similarly, holding down unlock opens all windows and flaps up the sunroof. Useful on really hot sunny days to let a bit of air in before you enter the furnace.
Kodiaq Style - 2.0 TSI - Panaromic sunroof - Factory towball - Quartz grey - Sirius wheels


Steve101
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Re: Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

Post by Steve101 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:32 am

Pink72 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:41 am
Tips & hints ..
1, Tyre pressures have two pressure options. The eco option which is higher pressure makes the ride crashy and brittle. Suggest sticking to the lower comfort pressure.
2. With auto start/stop and autohold, When sat still at lights and the engine is off you can touch the accelerator very lightly when you start to see cars move ahead. That will start the engine but not release the autohold brake. Then when the traffic moves you accelerate which releases the autohold handbrake. Makes for a smoother pull away than doing both in quick succession.
3. If you do not like the non-linear pedal response of your throttle you can install a pedal response box that makes the pedal to acceleration response linear. Personally I do not like the standard pedal response and have one. I do have a diesel though, It makes the car significantly more drivable for me (personal opinion I appreciate). It will however make the process of pulling away from a stop potentially more snatchy, so you need to readjust your right foot to apply the throttle more lightly.
4. When unlocking with keyless entry, if you have the setting to unlock the driver door only you can unlock all the doors by tapping the underside of the handle twice. I had not seen this mentioned in the manual but may have missed it. Double tapping the unlock on the keyfob on my old skoda did this and it seems to have been applied to the Kodiaq too.
5. It seems reasonably common for the Kodiaq to lose some water from the expansion tank in the first year which may drop enough for you to get a low coolant reservoir light. Just be sure to mix distilled water with the correct coolant fluid and ration. It is very specific.
Very helpful tips!

Steve
Kodiaq 1.5 TSI Edition, quartz grey, heated window, rear camera, front parking sensors, mud flaps, personalisation, space saver wheel


gojoholo
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Re: Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

Post by gojoholo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:52 am

If you have heated seats and heated steering wheel you can use the heated seat button to simultaneously switch on both seat and steering wheel heating. This also overlays the heating controls on the screen for a few seconds, so you can set the individual heating requirements on the screen without having to delve down through the menus. The option to link the steering wheel to the heated seat button is in the A/C settings menu. Once you have set this up, if you want, for example, only steering wheel heating then you can press the physical (heated seat) button to activate both seat and wheel, then press the "off" control for the seat on the screen.
2.0 TSI Edition, 7 seat, Black with Beige Leather
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caines
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Re: Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

Post by caines » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:45 pm

Well, I love the: door umbrellas (sad, I know!) and the fact you can operate/ view everything (more or less) from the steering wheel.


scratch113
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Re: Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

Post by scratch113 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:31 pm

Here's my favourite tip:

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Oh...

Guess that wasn't what you meant?!!!

:lol: :lol:
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S


scratch113
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Re: Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

Post by scratch113 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:28 pm

OK, on a more serious note (and also mentioned previously), if you've got kids then get the rear rubber mats and tunnel cover. Far easier to keep clean! I had the mats in my LR Disco Sport but never used the front ones. LR sadly only sell the lot as a set of 4 whereas Skoda will sell you just the front 2, just the rear 2 or ones for the 3rd row (I bought the carpet mats for the 3rd row). Search on eBay and you'll find a handful of Skoda dealers selling that sort of thing on there and usually a bit cheaper than going direct to your local dealer's parts department. I got the rear rubber mats for £30, 3rd row carpet mats for £20 and tunnel cover for £16.50 (all genuine Skoda parts), which I reckon is pretty decent.

Also worth investing in a rubber boot liner if you ever take stuff to the tip (no pun intended!) - I've been saved a few time from things spilling onto the boot liner both in my last LR and also previous Audis. Sadly afaik Skoda don't make a dedicated one for the 7 seat Kodiaq, but I got one from Amazon (also available on eBay) which seems to do the job and fits perfectly.

Other than that, I'm looking for a decent storage solution for spare change - I usually keep a decent amount of coins in my car for car parks etc. but there's nowhere in the Skoda that's an obvious easy storage to just chuck a good amount of loose change, there only seems to be a slot in the removable cup holder that would hold no more than a couple of coins. Nowhere near enough if you need to feed a parking meter with £6+ of coins!
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S


old man
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Re: Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

Post by old man » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:02 pm

Other than that, I'm looking for a decent storage solution for spare change - I usually keep a decent amount of coins in my car for car parks etc. but there's nowhere in the Skoda that's an obvious easy storage to just chuck a good amount of loose change, there only seems to be a slot in the removable cup holder that would hold no more than a couple of coins. Nowhere near enough if you need to feed a parking meter with £6+ of coins!

If you haven't already discovered it, there's a small cubby hole on the lower dash on the R/H side of the steering wheel (in the UK) that will hold a substantial amount of £1 coins.


Whilst I don't use it in the car, I have a leather gents coin tray that I find really handy which could be kept in the space under the central armrest.

Like this


scratch113
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Re: Whats you your favourite tip/ feature?

Post by scratch113 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:12 pm

That’s the sort of thing I’m looking for! Perfect thanks, I’ll have a look.
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S


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