ashikawa

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  1. My All New Volkswagen Polo

    @librankur I had bought 4 years/ 60000 kms VW AMC (Rs. 34072/-)at the time of purchasing car which costed me 8.5k/year with lot of peace of mind during last 4 years. The service of VW cars is 15k kms/ 1 year whichever is ealier basis. Though my average running was 4k kms./year. It is a good option for those who actually run 15k kms. a year. People like me can better get services done on payment basis instead of an AMC. Only thing is that you must be aware about what is essential and what is not. To sum up, with my experience i can say that for VW Polo petrol cars which run around 5k-8k kms a year the service cost will be around 6k-8k a year which is good by any standard. The normal things a VW Polo Petrol needs every year is just a oil change, change of some filters like air/oil/AC and cleaning. That's it. If you don't drive in bushes, WA/WB once every 10k will be enough. This was 1st WA/WB done on my car in last 4 years. The major cost in service is oil which costs half of the total service cost @ around 1k per litre. Now the reason why i bought this AMC. At that time VW was new in Indian market and things were not so clear from a customer point of view. There was lot of badmouthing about VW all over the internet forums and overcharging by some dealers reported on this forums, when if bought the car. Hence i bought the AMC to ensure that my ownership is free of hassles. Overall i am happy with my decision of buying a VW and AMC for it. VW's are best VFM cars one can buy in India.
  2. My All New Volkswagen Polo

    4rth Service Update: Work carried out: 1.Oil change 2.Oil filter 3. Fuel filter 4. Dust and Pollen filter 5. Air Filter 6. Cleaning I have paid Zero(0) since it was covered under paid AMC. Additional work : WA and WB costed me 1070/- which is my first expense in last 4 years. Alert for AMC customers: If you have a VW AMC for your vehicle, Please ensure to ask your workshop to complete its formalities before the service day to avoid any displeasure or delay in service. I had to do extra efforts due to this. Note: VW Andheri workshop is closed for maintainance/change of ownership for last 2-3 months.
  3. New Motor Vehicle Law 2014

    New Motor vehicle act will soon be a reality. A snapshot of the new law: http://morth.nic.in/....1386346852.pdf Old vs. New Comparison. http://morth.nic.in/....2804955856.pdf Draft New Motor Vehicle Law http://morth.nic.in/....2322000032.pdf
  4. MY VW POLO GT TSI (CUSTOMIZED)

    Congrates navneethsatheesan Polo is one car which will never look old even after 15 years. Ageless German beauty I say. Mods are beautiful. If you have pocket full of cash, there is a lot you can add more such as steering with mouted gear shifters and controls, front middle handrest and many more. Great car for the price. Once again congrates for your lovely car. This is one car i always wish to buy.
  5. My All New Volkswagen Polo

    3rd Service Update: Work carried out: 1.Oil change 2.Oil filter 3. Fuel filter 4. Dust and Pollen filter 5. Air Filter 6. Brake Shoes cleaning 7. Brake Pads cleaning 8. Cleaning Total Cost is 7 k out of which 2 k is Labour . I have paid Zero(0). Overall experience is Very Good. You can call me a happy VW customer.
  6. Ford Ecosport Launched starting 5.59L

    Ford Ecosport Variant spec. sheet Source:http://indianautosbl...-variants-75496
  7. My All New Volkswagen Polo

    VW organises Summer check up Camp 2013 For Details please visit this link: http://www.volkswage....mmer_camp.html Another Update: Also it seems that VW India has included a free service check(General Checkup) @6 Months/7500 kms( whichever is earlier) for new cars purchased now onwards. The remaining service intervals will continue to be the same i.e. 1 year/15000 kms.. This new policy has been put in place with the launch of Polo GT TSI. This might have done on basis of customer feedback received, since Indian customers are not comfortable with a yearly first service which becomes due only on completion of 1 year/15000 kms. unlike the indian OEM who perform 3 services in the 1st year. Though as per my own experience i feel that yearly service is one of the good feature of VW Vehicle and i am very much comfortable with the interval and do not see any need of frequent services, since VW uses best quality components in their cars.
  8. SCOOP! VW developing sub-four-metre Vento

    The title of this news is confusing. It won't be a sub 4 meter vento instead it will be a UP/Citigo Sedan and will not have any resemblence to Polo or Vento.
  9. SCOOP! VW developing sub-four-metre Vento

    In my view following possibilities are there to accomodate a sub 4 meter sedan: 1. Introduction of Up and discontinuanceof Polo to accomodate this Up based sub4 meter sedan. Viability: Less likely as Polo is a popular product around the world and doing good in India being a VW. So discontinuance of Polo is least likely on VW agenda and without doing it a sub 4 meter sedan can not be accomodated under VW bedge. 2. Introduction of Citigo and Discontinuance of Fabia to accomodate a citigo based sub 4 meter sedan. Viability : Most likely to happen. Fabia is age old and not doing well in India. Itis also due for replacement. Citigo is more viable for india as the VW intentionally projecting Skoda as people product and itself as premium product since launch of Polo/Vento.Introduction of Citigo and its sedan version will keep the product line in good shape. This also is in line with the present policy of VW to promote its own brand as premium and cutting skoda to its size by various tactics, we have seen recently. What if VW chooses the option 1 ? The result may prove good for VW as Indians always prefer a cut to size sedan over a proper sized hatchback. It will also accomodates entry of Up which will pave the way of VW to gain more market share under VW bedge. What if VW chooses the option 2 ? It will bring good numbers to skoda bedge. It will also accomodate product and image revival for skoda which is not so popular due to its bad image of customer service and high cost of service. At the same time VW will be able to maintain its premium postion by keeping the Polo alive.
  10. Advice: Pre-owned Sedan Hunt

    Try a Polo Petrol base model . I think now there are offers of free insurance etc. and it will be in 5.5 lac range with discounts. You will get a tough build car with premium feel inside and out in addition to a decent boot space of 300 ltrs.
  11. Insurance claim on Total loss and Dealer commission

    Dealer may ask some minimum amount for estimation and parking charges etc.. Except that nothing is his business. Estimate may cost more than cost of new cars as if you buy a car in spares it my cost 4 times compare to a new car.
  12. Expected hike in SUV prices: A Discussion

    What is said in speech is more of a layman's terms. I am posting here a snapshot of notification issue by GOI in this regard.It will clear all your doubts.
  13. Budget 2013: Impact on Automobile Sector

    True but Excise hike becomes effective immediately from the midnight of budget announcement. However it will not be applicable on cars billed from the factory before the midnight of 28th.
  14. Expected hike in SUV prices: A Discussion

    Vehicle fulfilling these 3 conditions will be covered under SUV : 1. GC of 170 mm and above. 2. 1500 cc above engine capacity 3. Length of more than 4000 mm All 3 conditions need to be fulfilled.
  15. Budget 2013: Impact on Automobile Sector

    Hike will be effective from 28 February midnight.