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#1 VRSbilly

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 22:45

Mydealer said maxidot is exactly the same as the normal on board computer just the display is white on black so I decided not to bother.

On reading through the site everyone seems to go for it, is there something I dont know???

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 22:53

It also allows radio, CD and Navigation (if fitted) information to be displayed. Also you can configure some options, coming/leaving home lights etc which you cant with the non-Maxidot clocks.

A worthy upgrade I think.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 23:09

I decided to opt for it as it comes with part of the leather steering wheel option with remote controls. I'm not sure which additional functions it has compared to the non-maxidot display but it does allow you to change quite a lot of settings and displays quite a lot of information.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:15

Your dealer is wrong. What I've learned is: if you have a question about Skodas, don't ask a dealer or Skoda UK, ask Briskoda and then tell your dealer. Seriously.

I got Maxidot on mine, and I like it, mainly because it looks posh (I like the little picture of the car showing you which door is open!) and it can show audio information.

To be honest, I'm not sure the few extra options you can access are life changing, though I am glad to be able to disable the annoying "comfort indicators"!

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 18:13

SOLD,

only thing is will I be able to change my order now it's already in?????????

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 18:19

I think you can change your order upto a few weeks before the build date.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 18:36

I think you can change your order upto a few weeks before the build date.


Theres no change is could put back the delivery date??

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 18:39

Theres no change is could put back the delivery date??


You mean the build date I guess? Unlikely If your build week has been allocated by the factory.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 18:43

Phonecall tomorrow,

Im now looking at what else I can add.......

Xenons.....? A bit dear.......

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 19:17

Once the build date is 'committed' then you cannot change the options (so the dealer says).

Maxidot can be retro-fiited, but this costs more than adding it as an option. A search on this site will give you more info.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:59

I have just added maxi dot to my order.got it tax free too... :thumbup:

will check the build date is unaffected!

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:16

Well done VRSbilly :thumbup: I'm sure you'll be glad you did.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:47

I have just added maxi dot to my order.got it tax free too... :thumbup:

will check the build date is unaffected!


Would be interested to know what your build date is. Mine is Week 41 and I was unable to make any changes to the options (in Week 37, i.e. 4 weeks before build).

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 16:38

Would be interested to know what your build date is. Mine is Week 41 and I was unable to make any changes to the options (in Week 37, i.e. 4 weeks before build).



Not sure of the week number but my build date is the second week in October and car should be ready mid November apparently.

Dealer told me, amd I quote.....

"Build time shouldn’t be affected at all it should remain the same"

Don't know if i'm filled with confidence!

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 18:57

How did you manage to get an FL VRS in Anthracite Billy?

Only the LE & non-VRS comes in this colour according to Skoda UK.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 19:48

by telling the dealer rather than asking him,

they DO do it and dont let them say otherwise... check the skoda website.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 19:49

How did you manage to get an FL VRS in Anthracite Billy?

Only the LE & non-VRS comes in this colour according to Skoda UK.


Yes, but oddly I noticed that while on the skoda uk site the downlload brochure doesn't list the grey as an option, when you do the build your own thingy it does come up as an option now. I can only guess that it is part of the facelift changes, piloted by the LE...

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 22:23

Yes, but oddly I noticed that while on the skoda uk site the downlload brochure doesn't list the grey as an option, when you do the build your own thingy it does come up as an option now. I can only guess that it is part of the facelift changes, piloted by the LE...



Dealer told me that they are not adverising it untill all the Limited Editions have been sold.

So they appear more 'Limited' than they are I guess :D

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:57

Would be interested to know what your build date is. Mine is Week 41 and I was unable to make any changes to the options (in Week 37, i.e. 4 weeks before build).



To go back to this one.... just got a call from my dealer who now says NO i cant add anything to my order so now I cant get Maxidot after he initially told me it wasnt a problem!

I asked him my build week and he said its week 45 anyone know when this is?

He also said it may change.... anyone had anything like this happen?

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 13:29

I asked him my build week and he said its week 45 anyone know when this is?


Week 45 is 1st week in November 2009.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 13:30

So it should be here, by the 2nd week of December, if you're lucky, so it'll be very close.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 13:38

So it should be here, by the 2nd week of December, if you're lucky, so it'll be very close.



What will be close?

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 13:40

If your car's being built in Wk45, delivery & registration for the December deadline.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 13:41

If your car's being built in Wk45, delivery & registration for the December deadline.



Sorry, what are the concequeces if its not ready before this december deadline?

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 13:52

Sorry, what are the concequeces if its not ready before this december deadline?


The VAT-free offer expires (if you are making use of this current Skoda UK promotion?), so theoretically you could be hit for 17.5% VAT at the time you collect the car and pay the outstanding balance.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 13:58

:rofl:

The VAT-free offer expires (if you are making use of this current Skoda UK promotion?), so theoretically you could be hit for 17.5% VAT at the time you collect the car and pay the outstanding balance.



If thats true (???) that is appauling that skoda can make you wait so long for the car then charge you a further 17.5 % (thought it was 15%?) due to THEIR long delivery times. I feel angry.

Surely breaking some trading laws arent they?

Luckily im NOT taking advantage of the VAT free deal so dont need to worry althogh i dont fancy waiting till 2010 for my new car.

damn you skoda..... damn you......

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 15:36

VAT is currently 15%, but the end of the temp reduction to this level from 17.5% is about to end, and when it does everything goes back to 17.5% VAT.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 15:50

If Skoda wished to be fair about this they should honour the price at the time of order and prior to the 31st December.

Athough VAT fluctuations are usually exempt (they're so rare that it doesn't usually affect anyone) they should at least allow you the price equivalent to VAT free at the 15% rate even if they charge you the extra 2.5% when the VAT increases or garauntee that they can deliver before the end of the offer before you order.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 22:44

I was at my local dealer today and asked them to clarify the VAT issue (rising from 15 to 17.5%) on new orders. They said so long as the dealership raises an invoice before the increase comes into effect then you're OK even if you then take delivery and/or settle the invoice after the increase. So just make sure they invoice you for the car before 1st Jan.

Oh, and the dealer also said Skoda prices are going up on 1st October (around 2.5-3%??). Not sure if everyone knew that, I didn't.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 22:52

Oh, and the dealer also said Skoda prices are going up on 1st October (around 2.5-3%??). Not sure if everyone knew that, I didn't.


I didn't know that but I'm not surprised as the current exchange rate with the Euro is making it advantageous for UK buyers at the moment and will hit Skoda's margins.

It's difficult to do exact comparisons as the spec may be a bit different but an Octavia 1.4TSI Elegance manual gearbox without options and non-metallic paint is £14,765 in th UK configurator, the same car in Germany is €23,040 which using an online currency convertor converts to £20,865 which makes it £6,100 more in Germany. I was also once told that they don't discount prices in Germany either although dealers have some flexibility on trade in values. As I said the specification in Germany may be better, I think ESP is standard with the manual box, but I doubt whether all the extra's would add up to over £6000. The only reason I can see that there's such a difference in price is that some people in the UK still have an issue with the brand and maybe this isn't the case elswhere in Europe so Skoda's are priced more keenly over here.

If anyone's thinking of buying a Skoda I think the time to do so would be now as Skoda's UK margins may not be sustainable if the GB Pound falls even more against the Euro. (see http://news.bbc.co.u...ess/8266266.stm)

Edited by jzc008, 22 September 2009 - 23:16.





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