Greetings! (Xcellence Lux 1.0)

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Elevenses
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Greetings! (Xcellence Lux 1.0)

Post by Elevenses » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:24 am

Sad to see the Yeti Greenline going, it was a good car, but was going to require a major service, Cambelt kit and 4 tyres during the year, so I quit before this suspected £1200 possible expenditure...

So, new Arona arrives next week, no stock apart from Lux and FR models, so went for the slightly softer riding better kitted Lux in Grey with Orange roof!

Looking forward to getting out of Diesel and back into a bit more fun with the little Turbo motor (My previous previous Mii by Mango had the na version but only 75hp and was good) just hope it will nudge 50mpg with a little restraint as the Skoda has.

See you all on the main forum..... :D


Henrik.DK
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Re: Greetings! (Xcellence Lux 1.0)

Post by Henrik.DK » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:03 pm

See u


Snowdaddy
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Re: Greetings! (Xcellence Lux 1.0)

Post by Snowdaddy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:29 pm

Good choice of colour !

I too came from a Yeti, didn’t really need the size.

Might get 50mpg once it has run in, (will be worse for first 2k Miles), I have seen indicated average 52mpg as my best after a journey. But living on fringe of London 42-45mpg is more typical

Very comfortable car, took it to Paris last week
Arona Xcelence Lux 115 tsi DSG monsoon grey with orange roof, leather and alcantara interior. Also have a Skoda Roomster.


Elevenses
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Re: Greetings! (Xcellence Lux 1.0)

Post by Elevenses » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:44 am

Thanks for that!

My previous Mii averaged 50mpg, same as the Yeti. The Arona will do well to match them due to the power and size increases, but anything close is fine! Test drove an FR, which was OKish for comfort, suspect the X will be a little softer...


number6
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Re: Greetings! (Xcellence Lux 1.0)

Post by number6 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:45 pm

My long time average (since 1st Sept 2018) is 46.9mpg. Includes rural driving, an airport run and some about town.


Elevenses
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Re: Greetings! (Xcellence Lux 1.0)

Post by Elevenses » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:58 am

That would be fine!

I managed figures in the 60's for several cars over the years on long journeys (Octavia 1.9Pdi, Mercedes A150d, Mii by Mango, Yeti 1.6TDi, Fabia VRs etc) but drive at variable speeds depending on my mood and traffic cameras, and usually manage 50 average.

The Mazda 3 2.0i Sport was the exception, very thirsty indeed with 40 being a real challenge, and 33 being normal if not being too hard on it. I'm not actually an economy freak, it just relieves the tedium of driving sometimes :-D


Elevenses
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Re: Greetings! (Xcellence Lux 1.0)

Post by Elevenses » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:13 pm

So far, so good.

Yeti 1.6TDi Elegance now a memory, albeit a good one. Arona proving very hushed, especially at low speeds where it's almost as quiet as an Electric car! Ride actually better than the Yeti and handling far more modern but front doesn't like speedhumps, as it crashes on the way off.

Economy 43mpg on first tankful, well 230 miles, so not unhappy, as mainly short runs. Suspect near to 50 in normal use.

Lovely otherwise, getting used to smaller digital dash compared to large, ultra-clear simple Skoda unit.

DAB radio utterly fantastic....never go back now.....


Pjldecor
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Re: Greetings! (Xcellence Lux 1.0)

Post by Pjldecor » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:16 am

Elevenses wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:13 pm
So far, so good.

Yeti 1.6TDi Elegance now a memory, albeit a good one. Arona proving very hushed, especially at low speeds where it's almost as quiet as an Electric car! Ride actually better than the Yeti and handling far more modern but front doesn't like speedhumps, as it crashes on the way off.

Economy 43mpg on first tankful, well 230 miles, so not unhappy, as mainly short runs. Suspect near to 50 in normal use.

Lovely otherwise, getting used to smaller digital dash compared to large, ultra-clear simple Skoda unit.

DAB radio utterly fantastic....never go back now.....
Getting me very excited. I pick up my Ex Lux on the 27th.
Red with Black roof.


Elevenses
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Re: Greetings! (Xcellence Lux 1.0)

Post by Elevenses » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:14 am

You'll like that!


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