Why I bought a Skoda Kushaq 1.0 TSI Active Peace variant
On road price difference between this and the Active variant was approx 1.3L; we bought this for our father who upgraded from a Honda Brio.
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I took delivery of Kushaq Active Peace this Friday, variant has everything which Active does except the system and speakers. Dealer took an additional 30k and provided music system, 4 speakers, bucket fit seat covers, mats and mud flap.
On road price difference between this and Active variant was approx 1.3L, we bought this for our father who upgraded from Honda Brio and he is very happy with the car. The search for an upgrade began post covid 2nd wave as our very reliable Brio was nearing 10 years. We(me and my brother(another BHPian) had 10L budget in our mind and wanted to give our parents something which has decent height and drives good.
I have a Polo TDI currently and my brother Jeep Compass Diesel, so one can understand how difficult it would have become for us to take a final call for the car. Cars taken into consideration- XUV 300, Kushaq, Taigun, Glanza, Kia Carens and S-cross.
We went ahead and booked Kia Carens after seeing the car in showroom but then thought it will be difficult to manoeuvre in traffic. Cancelled Carens and booked Glanza G with 6 airbags keeping reliability in mind. Toyota dealership experience was pretty good and we were happy to see Glanza replacing our Brio but then it was always playing in our mind that we have booked a Baleno which might have issues with build quality. TBH maruti has done a better job this time around, car feels much better when compared to last iteration.
Then on a nice Sunday morning, I saw a video of BHPian Sunderdeep of Skoda Kushaq Active peace. Called my brother and asked him to check if dealership in Ahmedabad has the variant, dealership had 4 cars in stock-3 white and 1 carbon steel. Though are budget was a strict 10L we discussed and checked on our financials along with the pros and cons. Since we had already owned VAG cars earlier, we knew what we were getting. I had driven the 1L in the Polo and man that car is a stunner, so whats the negative then, lets book this my brother said. I was a bit worried if something happens to Kushaq as many have reported in the earlier versions it would be difficult for our father to manage all those useless visits to Skoda service center. Reliability was a concern we both agreed upon but then Skoda dealership experience was very good and the TD sealed the deal. Father liked Kushaq among all the cars we had shown till date so we were ready to take the risk. My Polo experience till date has been very good, car has done 1.6L Kms in 10 years with no major issues.
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