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Old 5th July 2017, 21:38   #586
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One dealer in Mumbai has a couple of Jetta 1.4 & 2.0 M/Ts in stock, of 2015 & 2016 vintage.
Does it make sense to pick one of them up?
Just Curious to know what kind of discounts are on offer for the Jettas?
I enquired at a Hyderabad VW dealer two months back and they offered max 1.7-1.8L discount.
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Just Curious to know what kind of discounts are on offer for the Jettas?
I enquired at a Hyderabad VW dealer two months back and they offered max 1.7-1.8L discount.
They haven't really gotten around to it much so I haven't checked, especially since I personally would've loved the Jetta DSG if it was still available.
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I'd be very surprised if any dealer has any stock at all especially in the post-GST regime! But worth checking if you're really interested.
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Just Curious to know what kind of discounts are on offer for the Jettas?
I enquired at a Hyderabad VW dealer two months back and they offered max 1.7-1.8L discount.
1.7 Lakhs is a joke. We bought a Feb 2014 Jetta in November 2014 for around 18.3 Lakhs. That's 1.7 Lakhs off. This was because of an impending facelift. Now that the car has been discontinued, I wouldn't settle for anything less than 2 Lakhs.

On a side note, if you are looking to buy a Jetta, don't buy a car that has been sitting around at dealers. Go for a well maintained pre-worshipped car instead.
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1.7 Lakhs is a joke. We bought a Feb 2014 Jetta in November 2014 for around 18.3 Lakhs. That's 1.7 Lakhs off. This was because of an impending facelift. Now that the car has been discontinued, I wouldn't settle for anything less than 2 Lakhs.

On a side note, if you are looking to buy a Jetta, don't buy a car that has been sitting around at dealers. Go for a well maintained pre-worshipped car instead.
Thanks but took delivery of a Ciaz Diesel Alpha about 1.5 months back. Might need to sell it or give it to a relative in a couple of years so was a good option.It was 17 days old when I took delivery

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The only pain i see is the ingress and outgress of the jetta. Its painful for elderly people. But its not bad at all post you are seated.

Just try getting a test ride with local friends or members who have a jetta and see if granny actually finds it comfortable. At her age comfort take priority over enthusiastic car for driving.
From what I've noticed - a Cross-over would be ideal such as the S-Cross (nothing higher), but they're clear on their requirement for a sedan as they already have a duster at home as well.

German build is preferred as she does long distances often, and the Jetta has a better suspension and backseat compared to the Octavia. Still not sure if the Duster would be the preferred car for her trips (she does charitable work in the rural parts of maharashtra) and if this car will be the city car shared with her grand-daughter who drives.

Another suggestion from my side is the Corolla which is significantly more comfortable due to the higher seat, and the positive experience they've had with their old 13 year old Corolla.
Most likely they will pick up the Corolla if they are satisfied with the TD.
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Here are two snaps after fixing these new LED bulbs by VW Service center. Sort of blends with the body color and bright enough from distance. At least these look like DRLs.

Hi Raja,

I've finally replaced the DRL Bulbs on my car as well, did it myself yesterday. Have attached a few photos for reference. BTW, these bulbs are available on AliExpress for around INR 1,200/-, this is less than half of what I paid.

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Stock Bulb
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DRL Bulb
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Both DRLs
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Looks great. In fact, mine has a distinct black spot in the middle. Yours seems well dispersed and more powerful than mine.
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I have got the exact same bulbs from AliExpress. The White DRLs look better in my opinion
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Hi,

Somwtime earlier in April I almost bought a November 2015 manufactured petrol Jetta. Thanks to GTO and various others for knocking some sense and I decided to walk away. I come asking for help again!

This time I'm in the market for a pre owned D segment sedan and have zeroed down my preferences to Jetta and Octavia (under 2.5 years of age, both 2.0 TDI DSGs).

Besides the sun roof and a slightly more premium interiors feel, there is not much else that draws me towards the Octavia. As far as the exterior styling goes, I prefer the facelifted Jetta's classy understated styling.

Given the poor sales figures of Jettas in 2015-16, there are hardly any in the second hand market. Plenty of Octavias though. Skoda's horrifying ASS experience aside, I am more worried about day to day reliability and DSG issues. My questions:

1. The car will be parked in the open in Gurgaon's scortching heat on workdays. Does that pose a bigger risk for the DSG, or is it only the transmission heat that can impact it?

2. People are scared of buying new Skodas. Not sure if it's a good idea to go for a pre owned.

3. Any leads on a reliable second hand car dealer or a 'known' car? I'm based out of Gurgaon but happy to travel for a good car.

Thanks!
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...I am more worried about day to day reliability and DSG issues. My questions:

1. The car will be parked in the open in Gurgaon's scortching heat on workdays. Does that pose a bigger risk for the DSG, or is it only the transmission heat that can impact it?
The gearbox in the 2.0TDi Jettas and Octavias is the DQ250 wet clutch 6 speed gearbox, which is a very reliable gearbox. The one that is unreliable is the DQ200 dry clutch 7 speed gearbox that is in the 1.8TSi Octavia. So, there is no need to worry about DSG issues for a 2.0TDi Jetta or Octavia. As the clutch in the DQ250 is submerged in oil, this gearbox does not suffer from the heating issues.
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