asethi919

My new car: VW Polo 1.6.

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Congrats on your pepper grey polo . I love this car and would have waited for it but I can't fit inside the car I am too big for it . The pepper grey colour is the best IMHO and suits this car better than even the black or white.

 

If you are not happy with the HU then change it asap with witson or caska HU system with give OE fitment on your Polo .

 

Please get the extended warrenty for the Polo as german cars have pricy parts , it will give you peace of mind.

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Thank you guys! I appreciate it. Will post better quality pics soon.

@Nishu Yes bro. You were close

@Vipul Will post the pics soonsmiley1.gif.

@RSSH and Ashikawa I am planning to go get the extended warranty in a few days.

Question: Does the car display the current mileage? I haven't been able to fiddle around with it too much yet so haven't figured it out.asethi9192011-06-11 12:18:26

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@asethi

Congrats. Its a fantastic choice.

The display of FE on onboard computer shows your present FE and changes as you hammer the acc.

As for the music system you can get VW touch screen fitted. IMO 1.6 should come with factory fitted touch screen.

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Question: Does the car display the current mileage? I haven't been able to fiddle around with it too much yet so haven't figured it out.

Yes it also shows that.

Alongwith it shows both the Instantaneous & Average fuel efficiency but in 'Fuel consumed/100km' manner.

This can be seen on the central MID sceen between the Tachometer & Speedometer by changing the display mode by fiddling with the Press-type switch dedicated for it which is located at the tip of its Wiper-stalk(Right hand side one behind the steering wheel).

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Was out celebrating the new car with friends. Had to let a friend of mine drive my precious because we all had been drinking and she was the only sober one. It wasn't easy handing over the new car to someone elsesmiley36.gif.

@Ashikawa Thanks for the info bro! I am probably getting the extended warranty in the next week or two.

@Nishu and Sarab

Trip meter isn't the easiest thing to figure out. I didn't know about the switch on the wiper stick. But then again I have hardly driven the car for an hour or two till now.

Some more pics. This time in daylight. Again taken from the crappy phone camera. I apologize but I keep forgetting to take the digicam.

Front

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Back

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Vipul's request. The badge

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I like the simple alloys

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Centre Console

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The rather hard to figure out central displaysmiley11.gif

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Enginesmiley1.gif

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asethi9192011-06-11 20:30:34

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@DD I agree. The info in the central display is rather hard to read. Couple that with too many buttons makes concentrating on the road hardsmiley36.gif. But I am sure I will get used to it after a while. Like I hope to get used to the indicator and wipers at the other end and the weird reverse gear. asethi9192011-06-13 06:03:29

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Just got the 2nd tank full done. About 2300Rs. The car returned a reasonably healthy average of 12.5Km/L. Considering I have moved up from the puny 1.1L engine of the WagonR and the mileage drop is only about 1-1.5Km/L, its reasonable and pretty much around my expectations. Although I must mention that the mileage is a result of the wide somewhat less chaotic roads of Delhi and a light foot.

Other than that the car drives very well and I have no complaints. The way a lot of the things in the car work are slightly different than Japanese cars so that takes a while to get used to. Still sorely missing the steering controls and AUX/USB ports. Other than that the car is perfect.

Another episode of lackluster service from VW

I have been calling and asking on a daily basis about the permanent number of the car being assigned and today finally VW said that I can come and get the number plates fixed. When I went over, we found out that the number plates are of the wrong size and the holes for the screws have been made at the wrong place. Since the number plates wont fit in the already provided holes, the VW guy had decided to make some new holes in the front and the back bumper. I stopped him just in time. After a little more arguing and a little more delay(which has been the norm at VW) I have been told the number plates shall be delivered at my home tomorrow. I do NOT expect them to arrive on time regardless of the countless promises of the sales guy. Lets see what happens tomorrow now.

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Why you aren't opting for Stampled Aluminium or High-security registration plates than conventional plates.

Since the number plates wont fit in the already provided holes' date=' the VW guy had decided to make some new holes in the front and the back bumper. I stopped him just in time.[/quote']

This is simply pathetic.

Can't expected from an employee of that company who cries hell over tampering & Warranty issues. Just lodge a compaint for this pathetic answer to that Dealership's HR manager as a Feedback reply.

This is simply too shameful for VW considering their so hyped selection procedure.

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@A Sethi: Car may be German, but the sales/service is off/by/for Indians. Given a chance they'd drill holes in even the body panels if you aren't looking. Goes to show how poorly trained and ill equipped VW dealerships are. I bet the German boss of the Indian operations will get a 'heart attack' before he gets us Indians to work by German rule book.

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@Asethi, hearty congrats on your new car.

These sorts of problem are expected from VW/Skoda family, don't worry, you would get used it ASAP.

 

Take your mind off its AfSS and start enjoying its Beauty, Build, Power, Interiors,..etc. The FE figure is also surprisingly good, considering the fact its new and supposed to deliver more FE in the future.

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Asethi@ congrats on your new car. I really love the brand VW as i drove these cars when i visited Europe few years back. i drove Audi,VW,BMW,Merc and others, but i really vote for VW from this bunch. Its a superb car with nice finish and its performance and driving pleasure is top notch. but like the moderator said we are in India and the dealers and their persons are our fellow Indians and don't know how to handle it in German way so don't expect miracles from them but be prepared for sudden surprises like scratches on the body fitting right one to left side etc., but you have to get used to these kind of things and double sure when you take the car for service and ask them each and everything which is supposed to be done on the car. as far as i have seen on all the brands of cars and their manufacturers and dealers, it is waste of money for extended warranty. it got no use in real and practical terms, you read the document and coverage carefully, so think of this and go ahead.

i once again congratulate for your new VW beauty as i like that color very much where i bought my new Ritz diesel almost same color the glistering gray.

good luck and have a safe driving pleasure...

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Completed 1000Kms day before and also got a second tank full. Costed almost 2500smiley5.gif but I think I will get used to it. Got a mileage of 12.5km/l again so now I am pretty sure thats going to be the mark I will be hovering around.

Other than that the car seems to be running fine. The steering is rather thin and slippery so might just get a steering cover.

Now that I have gotten used to the rather confusing at first trip meter, it seems great and very informative.

Got the first scratch on the car too. The gate of the office parking suddenly developed a mind of its own and decided to close just as I was leaving. A very minor scratch on the right back wheel arch. Sighsmiley6.gif.

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Got a mileage of 12.5km/l again so now I am pretty sure thats going to be the mark I will be hovering around.

Is it purely a City FE figure? ?

If yes then you're really having a Gem(with Super body build mated to super efficient engine).

Haven't you tried to calculate its FE purely on Highway.

The steering is rather thin and slippery so might just get a steering cover.

I'd advice you to go for Genuine Leather steering cover. If i were you' date=' I would've definitely opted for Stanley Genuine Leather upholshtery for this masterpiece.

Got the first scratch on the car too.

Scratch improves the Driver's performance with his car.dr_nishu2011-06-29 19:22:58

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The car is mostly driven on open roads in or around Delhi. I'd say in percentage bumper to bumper city driving is about 30-40-%.

Planning to for a plain black leather steering cover if I go for one.

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