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rule55
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Re: New to Skoda

Post by rule55 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:46 am

After placing the order on 21 January 2019, I collected it on 26 June 2019. Hooray! :)
So far I am very, very pleased with the car. :D The 5-seater version would have been even better but Skoda snuffed that as reported earlier.
My experience so far? Great car, poor dealer.
Ordered 21/01/2019 Kodiaq SE L 7 Seat 1.5 TSI 150 PS DSG in Emerald Green
Adaptive Cruise Control / Headed Windscreen & Washer Nozzles / Protection Pack / Front & Rear Parking Sensors / Temporary Spare Wheel


Silverbear
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Re: New to Skoda

Post by Silverbear » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:53 pm

What size spare wheel does it have and is there space when the car is fully loaded to put the full size road wheel with the puncture?
SE (5 seats) 1.5 4x4 DSG, factory tow bar, drive mode selection, reversing camera, rough road package, folding door mirrors, 215/65R17 spare wheel.


rule55
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Re: New to Skoda

Post by rule55 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:32 pm

The spare wheel is described as 145/85R18. I cannot answer the second part of your question.
Ordered 21/01/2019 Kodiaq SE L 7 Seat 1.5 TSI 150 PS DSG in Emerald Green
Adaptive Cruise Control / Headed Windscreen & Washer Nozzles / Protection Pack / Front & Rear Parking Sensors / Temporary Spare Wheel


FoxtrotAlpha
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Re: New to Skoda

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:37 pm

rule55 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:32 pm
The spare wheel is described as 145/85R18. I cannot answer the second part of your question.
That’s the standard space saver.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
Kodiaq Sportline - 150 TDI - DSG 4 x 4 - Quartz Grey


FoxtrotAlpha
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Re: New to Skoda

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:42 pm

I am confused, if as you say they have discontinued the 5 seat SEL why are they still saying it’s available on the configurator? That’s been updated now (I think it’s the MY20 versin) and the 5 seater is available in SE, SEL and Edition variants.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
Kodiaq Sportline - 150 TDI - DSG 4 x 4 - Quartz Grey


rule55
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Re: New to Skoda

Post by rule55 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:57 am

I was more than confused back in January when I was trying to order a 5 seat SE L. On 17 Jan I contacted Skoda Customer Services to verify what my dealer told me

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and this was their reply on 21 Jan:
Dear

Thank you for your recent contact regarding the ŠKODA KODIAQ SE L. Please accept my apologies for the delay in my response.

I am delighted to hear of your interest in the ŠKODA KODIAQ for your next vehicle.

I have discussed your query with our Sales Support Team and they have confirmed that from the 3rd January 2019 the 5 seat SE L and Edition KODIAQ has been removed from ordering. I apologise for any disappointment that this may cause.

Regarding the ŠKODA website still shows this model, is that we still will have some stock vehicles that are built and your local ŠKODA Retailer will be able to assist if any of the remaining vehicles meet your requirements. Contact details of all our ŠKODA Retailers can be found via the link below:

www.skoda.co.uk/find-a-retailer

I hope this information is useful. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us on the number below.

Thank you for contacting ŠKODA UK.

Kind regards

Dean Goodwin
Customer Relations Advisor
ŠKODA UK | Selectapost 34 | Sheffield | S97 3FA
Tel: 0333 0037504
customerservices@skoda.co.uk
Maybe they've changed again. If you're considering a 5 seat SE L, maybe it's worth contacting Customer Services?
Ordered 21/01/2019 Kodiaq SE L 7 Seat 1.5 TSI 150 PS DSG in Emerald Green
Adaptive Cruise Control / Headed Windscreen & Washer Nozzles / Protection Pack / Front & Rear Parking Sensors / Temporary Spare Wheel


Silverbear
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Re: New to Skoda

Post by Silverbear » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:51 am

FoxtrotAlpha wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:37 pm
rule55 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:32 pm
The spare wheel is described as 145/85R18. I cannot answer the second part of your question.
That’s the standard space saver.
I don't understand the concept of a space saver spare wheel. Surely space needs to be allocated to accommodate the full size road wheel when it comes off the vehicle?

My previous car was a 7 seater with no spare wheel so I kept a full size spare in the boot which pretty much took up the entire boot and rendered the third row of seat unusable so it was fortuitous I never needed to use the third row. I learnt my lesson though and now won't buy a car that does not have space dedicated to accommodating the full size road wheel. Of course it depends how often one expects to need to change a wheel. I drive on terrible roads so I get many punctures.
SE (5 seats) 1.5 4x4 DSG, factory tow bar, drive mode selection, reversing camera, rough road package, folding door mirrors, 215/65R17 spare wheel.


MrTrilby
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Re: New to Skoda

Post by MrTrilby » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:32 am

Silverbear wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:51 am

I don't understand the concept of a space saver spare wheel. Surely space needs to be allocated to accommodate the full size road wheel when it comes off the vehicle?
It’s a trade off. Like probably most people, I need to carry a boot load of stuff more frequently than I have punctures. Most cars seem to spend most of their time driving half empty. It’s a gamble over whether you have enough space if the worst happens. I’ve had a couple of punctures over the last couple of years. On the first occasion the dog + cage was in the boot but the rear seats were free. So I changed the wheel and dropped the rear seats to accommodate the punctured full size wheel. On the second occasion we were travelling 4 up with a full boot, so it took a bit of creative reorganisation to make space for the punctured wheel. The rest of the journey was a bit cramped for the rear passengers, but we made it home.

Worst case is you might need to call a friend or knock on someone’s door to ask them to look after the wheel until you can get back for it. A risk/hassle you may or may not be prepared to take. Fortunately you have the choice over whether to fill the boot, or leave enough space to accommodate a wheel just in case.
190 4x4 SEL DSG with pano roof, ACC, reversing camera, towbar, heated multifunction steering wheel, heated front & rear seats, rear tables, luggage net, electric driver seat, ambient lighting, media command


Silverbear
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Re: New to Skoda

Post by Silverbear » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:50 am

MrTrilby wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:32 am
Silverbear wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:51 am

I don't understand the concept of a space saver spare wheel. Surely space needs to be allocated to accommodate the full size road wheel when it comes off the vehicle?
It’s a trade off. Like probably most people, I need to carry a boot load of stuff more frequently than I have punctures. Most cars seem to spend most of their time driving half empty. It’s a gamble over whether you have enough space if the worst happens. I’ve had a couple of punctures over the last couple of years. On the first occasion the dog + cage was in the boot but the rear seats were free. So I changed the wheel and dropped the rear seats to accommodate the punctured full size wheel. On the second occasion we were travelling 4 up with a full boot, so it took a bit of creative reorganisation to make space for the punctured wheel. The rest of the journey was a bit cramped for the rear passengers, but we made it home.

Worst case is you might need to call a friend or knock on someone’s door to ask them to look after the wheel until you can get back for it. A risk/hassle you may or may not be prepared to take. Fortunately you have the choice over whether to fill the boot, or leave enough space to accommodate a wheel just in case.
It's a trade off if you need seven seats, but no trade-off if you only need 5 seats because the space under the boot floor will take a full size wheel in a 5 seater car. That was the mistake I made with my former 7 seater hence I won't buy a seven seater again unless it will take a full size spare wheel. Of course spare wheels should not be anywhere near the inside of a car. The road wheel is quite likely to be wet, probably muddy and certainly overed in brake dust so belongs in a cage slung under the car at the back. Land Rover seem to have it right, they all seem to have the wheels under the back of the car and my many (small) cars of years ago did it the same way. Quite apart from the muck it is also much easier to change a wheel when it mounts outside the car, much less lifting to do, much less unpacking of the boot and much less back strain trying to get the wheel in the hole without scratching its delicate alloy surface. The Kodiaq has big wheels and I can confirm they are very heavy!
SE (5 seats) 1.5 4x4 DSG, factory tow bar, drive mode selection, reversing camera, rough road package, folding door mirrors, 215/65R17 spare wheel.


MrTrilby
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Re: New to Skoda

Post by MrTrilby » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:22 am

You sound like you should be applying to Skoda as a car designer so you can tell them why you think they’re getting it wrong.

Where the spare wheel is stored is also a trade off. Outside the car and it’s vulnerable to theft. Inside the car and it’s harder to get to.

A car wheel is far from the dirtiest thing that goes in my car’s boot. *stares meaningfully at dog*
190 4x4 SEL DSG with pano roof, ACC, reversing camera, towbar, heated multifunction steering wheel, heated front & rear seats, rear tables, luggage net, electric driver seat, ambient lighting, media command


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