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Had a long break on this thread. No specific reasons, but had a trip to Goa.
I could get the mileage of about 18.4 kmpl in all with my Fab this time.. Lot of off road driving, in the countryside of Konkan- Rajapur, Deogad, Vengurla etc.
Have got the music system- Pioneer DEH 4390 fitted before that.. It cost Rs.6000 to me (+ Rs.600 for the couplers/ adapter etc.) still haven't purchased the rear speakers. Want to know about that also from our friends on this thread..
Can I get sub woofers fitted directly in stead of the speakers at the rear??
Nice to hear from you. So what was the max speed you went? rear speakers are a must as the people behind keep insisting on raising the volume. I am also on the lookout. By the way have you checked your tyre pressure in between? And what is the requirement as per spec?
I am more or less convinced to go for the Ambiente TDI as my running on an average is about 60km per day. The most imp. thing which is still holding me back is when ever i talk to family and friends about the fab.- i have always been adv. not to buy for the spares and After sales service apsect of Skoda.
On a figurative terms has any one in this discussion panel found out how much has the cost of spares been slashed by for regular items????? or its just the cost of price that has been reduced because of truncations of accessories.
I achieved the max. speed of 165 kmph & to my surprise the car was moving quite smoothly & the steering was also stable without any rattling at that speed... no one of the occupants can even notice about the speed. You may follow the thread 'Top speed achieved...' in this forum only..
The detailed chart about the required tyre pressure is given on the inner side of the Fuel lid.
I usually get the tyres inflated up to 32 - 33 mark (& 35 for the spare wheel)... BTW, once when I asked the works man at the company workshop to check the tyre pressure, he deflated the pressure to 28 .. that ultimately caused substantial fall in the pick up/ speed & I had to get the tyres inflated again!
Please find the photo of the Odo of my Fabia on page 6 of this thread only. You can notice the speed at 160 kmph here, as I just removed my foot from the accelerator when the photo was taken by my nephew...
Please find below a list of revised spare part prices in comparison to the older prices. Found this on the Fabia Clum website http://fabiaownersclub.s2.bizhat.com/index.php?mforum=fabiaownersclub
Guys, Here is complete comparison of the spare part prices in the last 18 months. Source -- Autocar India S. No Description Petrol Jan’09 Petrol July’10 Diesel Jan’09 Diesel July’10 1. AIR FILTER 788 295 788 310 2. OIL FILTER 503 108 393 369 3. FUEL FILTER 1264 456 1544 981 4. WIPER BLADES 1347 496 1347 496 5. SPARK PLUG 812 277 -- -- 6. TIMING BELT 3977 1244 2927 1226 7. FAN BELT 1466 311 694 443 8. BRAKE PADS 2633 2437 3758 2499 9. AC EVAPORATE OIL 20189 4524 20189 4524 10. RADIATOR HOSE SET 2117 496 2059 496 11. Front Strut/Shock 6303 2022 6303 2022 12. Front Brake Disk/ 2781 1184 2781 1184 13. Front Suspension 5078 1690 5078 1690 14. Clutch &Pressure Plate12952 6649 14584 10502 15. Clutch release bearing3103 794 3103 794 16. Front Bumper 8581 2379 8581 2379 17. Wheel rim (each) 7108 1052 7108 1052 18. Front Fender 5306 1973 5306 1973 19. Bonnet 10429 5543 10429 5543 20. Radiator 6680 4251 8576 4251 21. Front door 17092 8040 17092 8040 22. Bootlid/Tailgate 17300 7085 17300 7085 23. Headlight Assy 6582 3733 6582 3733 24. Tail light Assy 2565 1710 2565 1710 25. Front windscreen 7123 3673 7123 3673 26. Side mirror 3312 4253 3312 4253
hi guys, i've driven fabia TDi for a few months.....i love this vehicle......it has everything.initially for a few thousand kms thre is a lag for te turbo to kick in, say after 3000rpm...bt once it crosses 5k-6k, its a jet...an owesome vehicle... it has got
superb road presence
ultimate handling in highways n even corners well
ABS is good
mileage- 21.6kmpl on highways, 16.8 in cities.
seat posture is in a commanding way...
i love this car among hatches.
only drawback is engine sound like a tractor...bt te cabin seals it completely. thn its outsiders who r goin to suffer...
BTW guys, hw is te 1.2 tdi...?
If you do plan to install the rear speakers its safest to get the wiring done through the dealer, however please double confirm that the warranty will not get affected or void.
@Dr.Vikas - you can surely fit a subwoofer however it will not serve as a replacement for rear speakers. My suggestion is that you go in for some really good round speakers that fit into the rear doors and avoid the sub woofer. The sub woofer will eat into your boot space.
thanks for the detailed reply. This does clarify lots of queries on cost of spare parts. Has any one in the forum taken the bumber to bumber insurance for the car- if yes which co. and what cost did you get it for?
I plan to pick up the car soon
That was great to hear you touched 165 ! I went upto 120 but was afraid to push for more. The vehicle was edeging me to go for it !
And thanks for tyre pressure details. My dealer was also telling me 28 but the current tyre pressure is 32.
Thanks Kunal for the details.
Dear Gursheetal - I think that is a good option. I knew about that but forgot that during my purchase. The dealer promised me to come back on the details but is yet to respond.
Nice to see so many posts on this thread during last 2-3 days....
This thread is yours & you are really taking so much efforts to update the info.. Thanx a lot!!
Very soon I am going to get the rear speakers fitted.. now obviously, some good round ones!!
If I am not wrong, your fabia is 1.4 TDI, the older version.. Man, the mileage you are getting is really beyond expectations..
In fact, I didn't purchase the old Fabia only b'cos of the concerns regarding its noisy engine- (tractor like sound) & low mileage!! I would have surely gone for it, if convinced about the mileage you are getting.. Sound won't mind as it's total silence inside once the glasses are up!!
The New Fabia has got totally new engine i.e. 3 cylinder 1.2 CR (same as of VW- POLO's), power added by 6 bhp & noise is reduced noticeably.. not that much now...
Anyway Fabia is Fabulous!!
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