Got my Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI AT: Few keen observations post delivery

Trying to keep my expectations reasonable, and most comparisons are therefore with the Polo, as this is the only other VAG vehicle I have driven other than the 2014 Q7.

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Took delivery of my Slavia 1.5 TSI AT yesterday, reached home to find out that the rear left glass is not going down. I can hear the motor whirr, but the glass won’t go down. Need to get that sorted.

Other immediate observations.

The golden-bronze strip running across the dash, the one on the passenger side has an LED light on it, the part to right of it, does not. Looks weird. Picture for reference.

The handbrake is too high even in the not-used position. Should have been lower and tucked away. The gear shaft is too huge and too easy to mistakenly move into manual mode – should have been shorter and more firm. Also, gear position LED indication on the gear knob is odd, how can I see what it’s slotted into, if my palm is covering the same. Above issues are not present in a Polo that is less than half the price. Trying to keep my expectations reasonable, and most comparisons are therefore with the Polo, as this is the only other VAG vehicle I have driven other than the 2014 Q7.

The AC temperature touch slider is a nuisance to use, very non-intuitive and distracting – it should have been a simple knob or button(s).

There is only one display option that shows the tachometer, very odd that they don’t show the speedometer inside the hollow circle, but on the side. Picture below for reference.

I am short (5’5″) but still couldn’t find a comfortable position for my left leg – too narrow a space.

Volume control scroller feels light and plasticky. Forget comparing to any other car, the one on my my Logitech mouse feels more weighted.

Upside, engine is smooth and gearshifts are seamless. Still taking it slow, so more on that later.

And oh I debadged it as well:

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