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My All New Volkswagen Polo

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Whoa! That is a hefty sum to be paid in a lumpsum for a Petrol hatch.

 

-Doc -- Yes, expect atleast 10k difference for the diesel version. That is damn costly. Paying half a lac rupees in advance for AMC. Worth it or not, only time will tell.

 
True color of the Germans will be evident only some 3 to 4 years down the line when "indian" driving conditions take its toll.

 

Absolutely. The amount of traffic is increasing day by day and so is the number of car incidents. Lets see if the German engineering can stand the test of time.

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Isn't its Rear brake Shoes are tad expensive ??

I'm wondering how much these paid services cost for Polo Diesel ??

I'm expecting Rs.40' date='000-45,000 for its AMC of 4-years, if VW India unveils this.

Try to get gather some info on this please from your nearest VW dealer, ashikawa.
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Yes dr_nishu. It is little on a higher side.But the enjoyment and comfort one gets sitting in a Polo is unmatched. I thoroughly enquired about pricing of some parts , the reason stated is the difference of quality of the parts and the parts being imported ones. Secondly the AMC is available only for petrol polo 1.2  as on date but the same for  Polo TDI is in pipeline and expect it to be a little higher than that of petrol, but the difference will be slight because most of the service parts are shared.  The long service intervals itself speak of its quality. Expect a AMC for Polo TDI soon.

ashikawa2011-05-19 07:26:42

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@DD & driftpunk : As far as upkeep/service cost is concerned, i am again posting here the comparison chart, which is already posted in some other thread.I think it will be too early to guess about its being too costly to maintain.

@dr_nishu: here you can get the idea of difference between service cost of petrol and diesel variant.

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Received summer checkup invitation

VW is organizing free summer check up camps across india. Services available through these camps are:

1. Free car wash(Only outside)

2. Vent cooling Check

3. Pollen filter check

4. AC Cooling check

Other discounts are

1. 10% discount on sun films(Set of 5)

Price quoted by dealer is:

1915+600=2515(71%)

3250+600=3850(72%)

6005+600=6605(73%)

8100+600=8700(74%)

2. 10% discount on Bluetooth handsfree device(Only for Jetta and Passat)

This summer camp is from May 9,2011 to June 11, 2011. I received the letter today. Planning to go to workshop this Saturday to get this done. I will be getting the extended warranty also on the same day.

A note of caution: All existing customer who bought Polo/Vento before March 31,2011 please note that option of extended warranty is available only up to August 31, 2011. For those who buy on are after April 01,2011, it should be purchased at the time of delivery itself.

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UPDATE

 

VW  Free Monsoon Checkup Camps

From July  1 to July 31, 2011

1. Free car wash

2. Free windscreen cleaner fluid- 30 ml

3. Oil level check

4. Coolant level check and leakage check

5. Windscreen washer adjustment

6. Wiper functioning check

7. Tyre pressure check

8. Inspection of brake pads

9. Light and battery check

10. Breather hole blockage check

11. 10% discount on Rubber floor Mat/Mud flap/Car cover

 

I am yet to receive an invitation

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@ashikawa-What is this breather hole blockage test?Anyways VW is doing a great job providing free check up.

May be some component related to air filter or of fuel tank... Experts can put more light on it. And yes VW is taking note of customer feedback and taking steps to boost customer confidence.

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Received a comprehensive feedback chart from VW which include so many aspects from engine to paint and having around 50-60 questions. They asked me to fill it up and keep ready. They will call and collect it from doorstep. Polo is running fine and i am enjoying driving it very much. Post 1500 kms. engine became so smooth.

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Back from a 1300 kms trip Mumbai- Pune - Ganapatipule - Ratnagiri - Mahabaleshwar - Mumbai. With a lot of driving in ghats and bad patches and load of 3 passengers + luggage car returned FE of 14 KMPL with AC on all the time. The journey was very comfortable in Polo. Enjoyed driving very much. smiley1.gif

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Good to hear from you after a long while,you have one of the most detailed ownership threads in this forum.I'm waiting for the 1.4/5D Polo,will wait till Autoexpo.Only other option is the new swift but i'm not very keen on it and i don't like waiting for ever.

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Hi Guys,

Am new around here, but found your review of the Polo - really useful! Have been planning a new car from around Oct 2011 and much like your list - finally came down to three options - Toyota Liva , VW Polo and Honda Jazz. Just when we brought it down to 2 - Honda Jazz and VW Polo - Honda has stopped bookings so we are down to just 1 - the VW Polo 1.2 Highline. My few negatives are the rear space and the music system. Am not a great music fan - but who will CDs around today!! Otherwise Polo is difficult not to fall in love with!

You mentioned you got a USB music system from the dealer - what is it and did you have to pay an extra amount for it? Thats what the initial talk we had with the SA said.

Can you get back as soon as possible - would really like to finish the car hunt and buying by this year end - the old trusted Maruti 800 is now like an ICU patient!

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Engine Oils for Polo Petrol

As you all know that I am a petrol Polo owner. Next month my car is due for service. And I have a 4 year AMC to take care of service needs. But what about those who don

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I am not sure, but my previous searches never resulted in anything called  "Castrol Magnatec Professional". I guess these are not manufactured in India. Can be imports from EU countries.

You can easily go for Shell Helix ultra, Mobil 1 and Quartz 9000 energy. Also you can try Castrol edge which is far more superior to any form of Magnatec.

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I am not sure' date=' but my previous searches never resulted in anything called  "Castrol Magnatec Professional". I guess these are not manufactured in India. Can be imports from EU countries.

You can easily go for Shell Helix ultra, Mobil 1 and Quartz 9000 energy. Also you can try Castrol edge which is far more superior to any form of Magnatec.
[/quote'] Castrol Megnatec Professional B4 5w 40 is only available in VW workshops hence you won't find it on castrol india site. The imported one available in shops has "OE"   branded instead of " B4" branded.

 

And you are right Edge 5w 40 also meets VW 502 00 spec. available at around 950/-(1 ltr.) and 500(1/2 ltr.) packs in open market and is fully synthetic oil.

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It is reported on some internet forums that Diesel Highline Polo of 2012 make will come fitted with Aux input near 12V charger + RCD 310 music system with USB support and steering mounted control. Expect a price hike and no discounts.

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1 year completed - First service update

Completed 5800 kms  / 1 year.  Did first service of my Polo  which falls 15000kms /1 year interval. No major issues so far.

Following works have been carried out:

  1. Engine oil replacement

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@Ashikawa: Nice update. I think that 19K you paid up front is starting to pay off. How long does that 19K last? Meaning how many years and services does it cover?
Actually i have paid 34072/- for 4years/60000 kms.. The price mentioned by you is 19900/- for 3years/45000 kms.


2nd and 4rth service will be a bit costly as it includes 4 brake shoe + 4 brake pads + 4 spark plug ( costs 9k)change included in it. I am also protected by price increase of labour/oil/parts . Considering that my car is without ABS i want the braking department to work like new always. In addition i will be now paying only at 5th service means 5 years of peace of mind from the date of purchase.

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Mobility Max - A new product from VW Finance

The Polo and the Vento customer can enjoy the benefit of Iow EMI, comprehensive risk coverage, three years maintenance package and two years extended warranty

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Hi, your review was really informative.

I'm new around here and also new to the VW Polo. I am planning to buy one in the next 30-40 days. I had shortlisted the i20 and polo for review but have narrowed down to polo.

Primarily because of its superior performance and build quality. i20 is not even near to this german beauty.

I'm haggling prices with VW dealer in Santacruz, Mumbai West. I guess that is where you your car from.

Can you disclose the actual price you paid?

Did you negotiate for better deals, mostly discount?

Did you negotiate for accessories, I guess you managed a Kenwood stereo? What else?

Did you take a loan for your vehicle? If yes, then who can provide me with the best auto loan?

How much did you pay for your AMC? Is it advisable? and what does it cover?

Please explain the 0% depreciation policy?

I would like to talk to you if its ok with you?

You can have my phone number 9867861262. Just drop an sms and will call you back.

After reading your review one thing is sure that they never keep their word. Better to take commitments in writing.

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