How did the Fabia do?Posted: January 12, 2008
Fabulously! A number of users left comments talking about how great the car was. However, on closer analysis – I found that some of the comments were fudged. Looks like Skoda has hired an online marketing firm to go plant comments trumping up the cars features.
Here are the best comments from my earlier blog post discussing the Fabia’s launch in Pune, thank you for your comments and your attention!
Rajan Khanna: Some useful info on Fabia that I got it:
The 1.4L diesel TDI engine and the 1.2L petrol engine (with a single power option), and with manual transmission is likely to be offered in disel & petrol classic/ambiente. under 4m in length at 3992mm to qualify for the excise norms of the small car. Wide at 1642mm and tall at 1498 mm, the car has a ground clearance of 146mm.
Ramesh Oak: If at all you are thinking of visitng the Baner road show room, don’t bother. They are selling dreams and not cars – with Rs. 50000/- for booking the car. They don’t really have the cars to sell. One salesman said I am new here, I don’t know anything. Another one said we have a lot of VIPs and VVIPs who have booked the cars, so we are not taking any more bookings, even if you pay the Rs. 50000/-Fabia was a dream. Fabia remains a dream. Ok, here are the ex-showroom prices at Pune.Classic 1.4 TDI 6.35 laks
Ambiente 1.4 TDI 7.15 lakhs
Elegence 1.4 TDI 7.68 lakhs
Elegence 1.4MPI 6.8 lakhsNow you decide whether to trust newspaper reports…particularly, Times of India!
Karun Awasthi: Immediate launch is 1.4L Diesel(Classic) & 1.2 L petrol (Ambiente). Elegance & Activ will follow.