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Hello to all
In common with quite a few of you I'm waiting to become a Yeti owner!
I ordered (Motorline in Dartford)my car in September and was given a provisional delivery date of Jan. Was originally told build week 50 (2011!), so all on track for late January, this was then moved to week 1, still good for late Jan. Then earlier this week, having not heard from my dealer, visited dealerto find moved to week 17!!
I have considered cancelling my order and possibly having a dispute over return of my deposit from the dealer, but everytime I consider my options come back to the Yeti, ****!

It appears I am going to have to endure the long wait that quite a lot of you have gone through!

I've ordered a 1.8TSI 4x4 in SE+ trim. I've specified : steel grey metallic paint, spitzburg alloys, off road button, heated screen, spare wheel and silver rails. Petrols usually come through quicker than Diesels, but if mine does arrive week 17 it will have been a 8 month wait!

It would be good to know your experiences - share the pain?

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Charlieian
 

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Hi I know the wait is a pain in the [email protected] but it will fade in to a distant memory when you get your yeti, my 1.2 ordered in 2009 was a 3 month wait and my 110 ordered in DEC 2010 was a 6 mouth wait.


Build week is confirmed 2 weeks from the date of build so can move forward or backwards until that time, also the length of time you have waited will entitle you to a £300 payment from skoda, in m&s vouchers or extras for your yeti or put towards your servicing. Hope you get your confirmed build week soon.
 

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Mine has arrived at the dealer,and it's early!!!!!
Aqua Blue 140bhp TDI 4x4 Elegance, with spare wheel and park assist. I ordered it on September 12th from Rainworth Skoda, Jeremy offered to try and alter the spec of a planned demo with a projected arrival of February which I accepted. The build week moved backwards and forwards from week 48 onwards. It was built in week 1 of this year, a week ago it was at Emden and then reached the dealer yesterday so it has actually arrived early. All going well I will have it on Friday.
 

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Lucky you, make sure you let us all know how it's gone - my Yeti seems like a distant memory now, well apart from the fact the dealer has £1000 of my cash!
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Charlie(Ian)
 

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Hi My dealer in Mansfield (am I allowed to give names?) altered the spec of a planed demo model which he said shortened the wait by a couple of months. Could yours do the same?, after waiting so long it would probably make things worse if you changed dealer at this stage
 

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After waiting since September 12th I collected my Aqua Blue, 140 BHP,4x4 Elegance on Friday. Collecting it turned out to be a bit ofa traumatic anti climax. The initial dealer response was so laid back it was almost indifferent. One entering the dealership I was completetlyignored and so went to the reception desk, in the meantime the salesman approached the person who had givn me alift.After realising his mistake the salesman pproached me,I was literally passed a key, pointed in the direction of the car and left to my own devices, the keys became locked in the car and there was talk of having to smash a window on a brand new car that had not even turned awheel. Several hours later a magian dressed as an RAC man had managed to get a length of very stiff wire into the car and press the release button on theremote.
Just as darkness was begining to fall I left the dealer for the 160 mile journey home in heavy rain. What a lovely car, it went like a dream purring down the motorway on cruise control at 50mph. When I got home I felt fresher than when I had left the dealer. I have now covered just over 300 miles in two-and-a-half days and have no regrets. It will be even better when I have digested the handbook and know what does what, and where it is.
There was a slight smell of diesel for about ten minutes this afternoon, but it passed and did not return. The only thing I would change so far, would be to swap over the rev counter and speedo and maybe put a bit of tape where 30 mph should be. I shall probably memerise 30, 50 and 70 in KPH and just read it off the maxidot.
Other than that I have not stopped grining since I left the dealer, in the dealers defence Jeremy did appear and try and turn things around so I may even end up forgiving them.
 

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I thought I was the only one who would like the rev counter and speedo change positions. A few years ago I had a Seat Toledo and that was even worse as the dials were also at an angle meaning that you almost had to lean towards the drivers side window to read the speedo rather than naturally glance at it. I wonder if they are set that way for left hand drive cars and then simply not altered for the smaller right hand market?

I have had the dials set this way for 4 years worth of car now and I still glance first at the rev counter dial before realising I have to look across to the speedo dial. I suppose I will eventually get used to it.
 

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Hi I think you are right, and that the dials are set up for left hand drive, as at least in my car I am more in front of the rev counter than the speedo. The speedo is also slightly masked by its cowling. At the risk of sounding really picky I think the speedo would have been better marked out in odd numbers as there seem to be more occasiions when the speed limit is 30, 50 or 70 mph.On my last car there was a printed curcuit behind the dials preventing them being reversed, I might have a look and see if the Yeti is reversable or not. I amalso wondering if mine may be set up slightly differently as someone on another forum was unable to get his oil temperature, and mine is shown quite easily, when I work out how to do it, I will see if I can get MPH rather than KHP on the central display it should not be an unreasonable thing to want as it does show the average speed in MPH. If Skoda made just a few minor adjustments they could change a very nice car into an extremely nice car. I just went outside to check the oil etc and have yet to pluck up enough courage to really wrench the dipstick around for fear of breaking it, rather embarassing for someone who has serviced his own car for over 30 years. I once rebuilt a ford escort engine with a short block at the kerbside, Idon't think I would like to do that with the Yeti.
 

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Hi it looks like speedos are all going the same way regards the markings, I happened to look at a 360 internal view of a mitsubishi the other evening and they are just showing the even Numbers on the speedo now, looks like its starting to be a trend on a lot of cars now
 

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The oil temp and the like can be added or removed via Maxidot if you have the SE spec or above. If not it is a dealer job but is simple enough.

You can not change the Kph to Mph unless you take it to a clever person with the appropriate VAG software who has to change the cars country code to Australia (other countries can be used but apparently Australia is the simplest to use) The reason being is that Skoda do not put Kph on the speedo dial for Britain and the EU states that all cars must have Kph on the dash somewhere in case the car is used in mainland Europe which is predominantly metric. It is a safety issue so that us Brits don't speed as we do not have the correct speedo in front of us. I may not be 100% right in all that I have said here but the basic gist of it is correct. There are people out there with the correct software/computer link ups, it depends how big a deal it is to you.
 

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It is a legal requirement for all UK cars to show speed readings in MPH
and KPH. On most cars this is done by having both ranges on their
speedos, but for some reason VAG bought a pile of speedos with only MPH
on them. Therefore the only way around it was to have the Maxidot
showing KPH only.

The same "problem" affects several other models in
the VAG range, including the Tiguan for example, but from my
investigations it only seems to be Yeti owners who have a problem with
it!

If you can't cope with not having a 30 marker then drive at 48 kph on the maxidot display. Other suitable conversions are available for 50 and 70!

Oil temp seems to be shown on the Maxidot only if you are on variable servicing and not fixed mileage.
 
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