Well they have new dealers and new models in Taipei now, but these past few weeks i havent been too pleased.
Basically i visited the branch in jung-he about 2 weeks ago and was shocked by the price point for their octavia VRS estate, they wanted the same money (1.38million) for this car as the golf GTI (1.38million).
If you know the VRS in other countrys, it undercuts the GTI by significant margin, it should be 1.1million or under.
But no, thats their price for the 1.8tsi, which has only 2 airbags, base spec interior and 15’’ wheels… oh how i laughed, or rather got pissed off and sent a complaint direct to Skoda!.
I got an email back from Brain liu (hmm i sent it to skoda but they sent it to taiwan… great) who is the deputy general manager (sounds like the office, you know assistant to the general manager :roflmao: ) for Skoda Taiwan.
He wanted to reassure me of… well nothing really, just a bunch of BS really about how its an emerging brand in Taiwan. (FYI i couldnt care, i just want to buy a car!).
So i replied asking if they can give me info on when the yeti or fabia VRS is coming.
He replied back saying some point this year… great, i’ll hold out for that!.
So i pressed for more concrete info like what specs of yetis, colours, prices and perhaps a more definate date.
I didnt get a reply for over 4 days, so i resent the email worded more simply and he replied back rather rudely stating they cant discuss unreleased models at this time!.
Hang on a minute, unreleased models?.
My older brother is whizzing about in a yeti as i type (in the uk), its not like these cars are shrouded in mystery!.
All i wanted was price and when they will be here, i did explain to him that im buying a car right now and i am willing to wait 2 or so months if the right car is coming.
Seems like they dont want my business and the way i got that reply and judging by the crazy prices they put up for the octavias, im probably wasting my time
Lets place some bets shall we!
I guess the skoda yeti 1.2 dsg will be priced at 900,000nt and the fabia VRS (if it comes out) will be 1.1milion.
May not sound like a lot of money to you but in the uk these cars are priced at 700,000ish each.
oh just found out these skoda importers also import VW… i feel maybe they are not wanting to compete with themselves and just brought in skoda to save themselves having a undercuting competitor?!