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  1. Ok.. Got it.. Thanks.. I find that the 4th year AMC costs a steep 58% higher than the 1st 3years AMC. Why so..?? Anything specific or have the VW guys told you that this price is because the car is a German make..??
  2. What does include in 4 year AMC..?? Are AMC and Warranty two different things..??
  3. @ashikawa: Hi there..!! The wirey thing was pretty weird. It cost me Rs.950/- plus petrol worth Rs.1000/-(approx.)... This is a problem which I believe has no solution in India. My car has covered only 4700km in the last 8months. But am not happy with the fuel economy. I believe it delivers around 12-13kmpl of petrol overall.
  4. @unknownbullet: A company does not necessarily have to put up a showroom in each and every town and also a buyer does not require to have it. One has to visit the showroom only once in lifetime to purchase the car. So, once the purchase is done, there is no need to see the dealership again. It is only the service station that needs to be accessible. Also, VW and other German/European cars require service only once in 15000km. So, it clearly shows that one does not have the hassle of visiting the service station often. Moreover, the VW dealerships have Sales Executives who belong to different regions so that they can promote their product in their respective region with ease. So, if at all required, the Sales Executives can readily pick one's car and drive it to the Service Station and get it back once the required job is done. One does not have to take time out and drive till the Service Station. But still I would prefer to have Service Stations in different parts of each state rather than have a Showroom so that I can save on the fuel that my car takes to travel to and fro the Service Station. Maruti IMHO is just an option now. It is not the only one. They could have put up such a huge network due to their Government backup in the initial days and being the only modern car, their sales figures hit all time high and always been the same. Half of India still drives a Maruti even today, though the ratio is gradually decreasing day by day.
  5. I thought the next would be the Vento engine 1.6 TDI to balance the equation with the petrol counterpart with 1.6 in the HL variant. And I guess getting in 1.6 TDI would be much more cost effective as the engine is already in use rather than get an all new 1.5 TDI to do the job.
  6. Don't worry about it. You'll get used to it with time. Just drive on for few more days with a bit more city traffic n you'll surely get the adjustment. Since the clutch has to be pressed completely, there is no point in putting a padding underneath. If you put any padding then the clutch pedal will not depress completely and wear out the gear teeth. So don't bother yourself about getting any setting done. You'll get adapted. Another point I'd like to mention. I'd have loved the dead pedal.
  7. My Heartiest Congratulations to you mate..
  8. @devil sri: Congratulations for booking the Polo TDI. I have heard that if you are buying a German car, it should be a diesel as petrols are for the Japanese. Though I have laid my hands on the Petrol Polo considering my less usage. But I am satisfied with the Petrol motor response as well. As far as the waiting period is concerned, the initial waiting period told at the time of booking is subject to change later on as per the availability and the reputation of the dealer. Some dealers can provide you the car few weeks before the priorly mentioned delivery date. Whereas there may be cases where the delivery may postpone for a month or so. There are two criteria for availability of cars prior to the delivery date: 1) Giving you the car which was earlier alloted to someone else 2) Booking cancelled and car arrives In the first case, it is a malpractice to give you the keys of the car which was alloted to someone else. This happens when the original owner whom the car was alloted to is very calm and is ready to wait and listen to anything that the dealer says. And the buyer whom the car has been sold in lieu is either very aggressive or may have paid some ON MONEY to get the car. In such cases, the originally alloted buyer suffers as delayed delivery. In the second case, people tend to cancel their bookings and move over to some other brand and hence there are many cancellations due to long waiting period. Or many may change their mind and drop the idea of buying a new car after booking. In this case, the orders that have been passed over to VW will continue as a normal manufacturing. These cars arrive at the showroom and remain there as the bookings have been cancelled. Here the new buyers get a good opportunity to get the delivery within days of booking. When I had been to take the delivery of my Petrol Polo, I was told that there is a whole lot of Petrol Polos lying in their stock yard and one can choose a colour or the trim level if one wished to. And that they'll be able to give the delivery within 3-4 days if booked then.
  9. Today evening I received a called from the customer care asking my review about the dealer right from booking till the delivery and after that. I was asked many questions one by one like how was my booking experience, how was the sales team's response to my queries, how was the delivery, how was the overall experience dealing with the dealer, would I suggest anyone to deal with the dealer I got my car from, would I make any future purchase from this very dealer and many more such questions. All the questions had 5 choices to select from: - Extremely Satisfied - Very Satisfied - Fairly Satisfied - Not so Satisfied - Not Satisfied at all I rated the dealer attitude in the "Not Satisfied at all" category and also said that I would never recommend any of my known persons to purchase a car from them. I had a very bad and unfriendly experience with the dealer.
  10. I totally agree with you Nishu. The other day I was driving my car on the NH8 at moderate speeds. I was thought I was going a bit slow and people ahead were also driving slow. I wasn't able to understand as to why are people driving slowly on an open highway. So I flashed at the car in front of me (a Hyundai Accent). But even after repeated flashes and honking I did not get way. For a moment I took a glance at the speedo needle and it showed 120kmph Now if 120kmph feels like moderate speed sitting inside the car with windows closed, then how fast should the car be moving in order to feel that it is going fast..?? What I am trying to say is that the car is so well built that even at 120kmph it stays steady and has very good road grip. One really feels lot more safe inside.abhpom4u2011-01-29 19:40:52
  11. VW Sales Team is really very pathetic as per my experience. But the Service Team is just superb I have received my car back from the Workshop this Monday and it took them hardly 2days to finish off the work and hand me over my car. And the Workshop guys were very co-operative and sensible unlike the Sales Guys who know just how to get the booking cheque from the prospect. I really appreciate the Service Station People. People are usually comfortable with the buying procedures but are skeptical about the After Sales Service. But in my case(or rather VW Polo's case I must say), the Buying part was really very complicated one, but the After Sales part was an excellent experience. I would give a 5-Star rating to VW After Sales Service.
  12. If I can recall correctly, the Daewoo Matiz was recorded in books for giving the maximum mileage of 33+kmpl from a Petrol Engine some time before it got extinct. So mileage tests have to take that decade old record as a bench mark.
  13. Yes they've made a query form instead. But amazing to see that the car selection has manufacturers other than VW Group companies like BMW, Chevy, Ford, HM, Hyundai, Honda, Mahindra Renault, Maruti, MB, Nissan, Tata and Toyota too. Unable to understand how is the query form pertaining to all these manufacturers linked to the VW India Website..?? But whatever it is, all we are concerned is that our query should be solved, no matter how. Hope VW gives response to the queries properly now on.abhpom4u2011-01-21 17:40:03
  14. The car configurator in the new VW India website isn't working. Seems to be under maintenance. Also few of the accessories which were earlier displayed are now stripped off. VW has decided to be strict with the Indian Market it seems. Indians are no longer going to get the goodies which the Europeans enjoy. Seems pretty biased to me.
  15. Yes man.. The Configure Your Polo is very much in here in the models section.. @ashikawa: And as far as Vento is concerned, I was told that Vento deliveries would be March onwards when I had inquired in September. But, by the time I got my car in December-end, there were already 3 Ventos plying on the roads of our town duly registered. So this explanation is nothing other than an excuse to tackle customers. Just offer 20k to the Sales Executive and see how he reacts. Just try this.abhpom4u2011-01-21 10:20:00
  16. @Crackers, Or you might even look at the Ford Figo Tdci. Its a very VFM car and has won many accolades.
  17. I have never used any car earlier before purchasing the Polo in December. As per the dealer' date=' 1st Service at 1k km, 2nd Service at 5k km and 3rd Service at 10k km will round of to almost equal cost of consumables as much as the Only Service at 15k km would give. Hence, no concept of free service. But my take is that, since Polo has received such as HOT RESPONSE from the Indian Consumers that they have decided to maintain a snob value owing to the VW Badge. Generally Engine Oil change is done in a service and the Brake Oil and Coolant will be changed or topped up as per the requirement. But what they really mean to say is that, they are so confident about the product that they claim that the product will not have any problem in a year or 15k km. Their product is that reliable. I think VW is being over-optimistic in case of the Tdi Engine as there have been problems in the Engine as mentioned by members in Team-bhp. Warranty being going void in case any change is done to customize the car beyond certain point will be the major problem. Many have gone for these changes after-market. Can't imagine how will they react when one fine day they're told that their warranty lasts no longer and especially when they require the warranty badly. All the Premium Cars are carried away on Flatbed Trucks in case of immobility of the vehicle. Hence' date=' Polo is a Premium Car and the owner should be proud to have owned one. This is the problem in the Height Adjustable Seats offered on CL and HL variants. My TL does not come with this feature. So will not be able to comment. But as per some member of Team-bhp, the problem got resolved after tightening the screws under the seat.
  18. Is it true' date=' then what about the price of other spares. [/quote']Yes, it is true that the price of the VW logo is Rs.1600/- or more. Also, the price of the alloy wheels were around 60k when I had inquired back in September, though I've heard that the prices are to come down to nearly 25k. But am not sure when it is going to be applicable from. The cost of the front bumper is Rs.8500/-. The rear one is more expensive. All in all, the price of the parts are lot more expensive if compared to any Japanese or Korean hatchback car.
  19. @crackers: You may also look at Ford Figo Tdci. You'll get the Titanium variant on-road for less than 5.5L. Though it does not have Alloy wheels and Rear Power Window is missing, but it still is a spacious(more space then Beat and has a spacious boot too) and reliable car with lower cost of spares as compared to VW Group and also the Diesel advantage(known for nearly Zero-Turbolag).
  20. @sakshi: VW giving free accessories..?? I am really surprised. I have read somewhere(unable to recall whether it was a print media or online data) that VW receives nearly 1200 new bookings for Polo every month against 70 cancellations. So they are not so keen to retain the customers and also do not pay much heed to the customers' queries. But in your case, the situation is the other way round. But I feel that if you're getting accessories worth 15k(approx. price of the accessories which include Mud Flaps, Floor Mats, Car Cover, Seat Cover and Teflon Coating) free of cost and delivery within 10-12 days, then this is an icing on the cake. If you and your friends have booked a petrol model then I do not find any reason to be worried about the product. The diesel engine relate to most issues which I have read on online forums. Never heard any complaint or anything negative about the petrol engine.abhpom4u2011-01-13 18:45:59
  21. @sakshi: You may take a look at the Skoda Fabia. Had Skoda come up with the new model about a month priorly, I may have not booked the Polo and gone for the Fabia instead. Fabia has got both good quality and interior space too. Though Skoda has had a very bad reputation in After Sales Service and exorbitant spare prices, the prices have come down due to 40% localization and hence better availability. And now since it is price more competitively, they will not take any chances in After Sales Service as the competition has gone up many folds since its launch.
  22. @sakshi: Regarding cancellation of Polo, the terms and conditions are expected to be mentioned on the quotation. In my quotation it was mentioned that 10% of the booking amount would be charged. This may vary from dealer to dealer. Please contact your dealer for further details. The Fiesta Hatch is not expected to be on roads till July 2011 at least. And the cost may be in the range of the current Fiesta Sedan. I suppose the new one is going to replace the existing one though I am not sure about this. You may expect the new Swift by early FY 2011-12.abhpom4u2011-01-12 17:27:16