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Old 29th May 2016, 13:23   #451
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My hopes were up for a moment too, for the 1.4 TSI, and had thoughts of booking one right away even with my not so good financial situation currently.

Anyways it lasted only a moment till I read volkman's next post
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Old 29th May 2016, 17:31   #452
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My hopes were up for a moment too, for the 1.4 TSI, and had thoughts of booking one right away even with my not so good financial situation currently.
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Since the next Vento will not launch earlier than 2018, expect the Vento GT to be available in India in 2017

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I have recently booked a vento tsi dsg top variant. Wanted to seek inputs regarding the accessories that i might need to add and approximate cost if known.
I don't intend to add navigation as of now since the car is equipped with mirror link and hence i can use my mobile phone for navigation.
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I have recently booked a vento tsi dsg top variant. Wanted to seek inputs regarding the accessories that i might need to add and approximate cost if known.
I don't intend to add navigation as of now since the car is equipped with mirror link and hence i can use my mobile phone for navigation.
Couple of suggestions from my side if it would help .
> Being sedan reverse camera might be useful
> Mirror link does not work if you have iPhone
> Magnetic sunshades
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Couple of suggestions from my side if it would help .
> Being sedan reverse camera might be useful
> Mirror link does not work if you have iPhone
> Magnetic sunshades
Thanks for your inputs. Any idea about the cost for these accessories.
I use an android phone with mirror link hence i am hopeful that it will work with the car although i have still not tried it.
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I have recently booked a vento tsi dsg top variant. Wanted to seek inputs regarding the accessories that i might need to add and approximate cost if known.
I don't intend to add navigation as of now since the car is equipped with mirror link and hence i can use my mobile phone for navigation.
Google Maps will not work with MirrorLink as Gmaps is not MirrorLink Certified- which means the app will not show up once you are moving. Sygic Maps should work. Reverse Cam is useful, but again the dealer will say that the new HU on the 2016 Vento/Polo will not support addition of Cam. The Ameo is expected to use this same unit and has reverse cam factory fitted.So that is a mystery for now.

Suggest you wait and see what your pain points are and plan for accessories accordingly.

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Google Maps will not work with MirrorLink as Gmaps is not MirrorLink Certified- which means the app will not show up once you are moving. Sygic Maps should work. Reverse Cam is useful, but again the dealer will say that the new HU on the 2016 Vento/Polo will not support addition of Cam. The Ameo is expected to use this same unit and has reverse cam factory fitted.So that is a mystery for now.

Suggest you wait and see what your pain points are and plan for accessories accordingly.
Your post has been very insightful. Thanks a lot. Actually i wanted to get a few freebies from dealer hence i can do it only at the time of delivery. Was thinking of getting few accessories worth 10-15k fitted from the dealer.
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Your post has been very insightful. Thanks a lot. Actually i wanted to get a few freebies from dealer hence i can do it only at the time of delivery. Was thinking of getting few accessories worth 10-15k fitted from the dealer.
In that case, you can push for the reverse cam and see what they say. I had purchased magnetic sunshades from the dealer, so if they have that, worth pushing for. Better quality maps is another one, but not sure if the dealer will have additional options.

A big push can be for the Philadelphia 835 HU with reverse cam.
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Google Maps will not work with MirrorLink as Gmaps is not MirrorLink Certified- which means the app will not show up once you are moving. Sygic Maps should work. Reverse Cam is useful, but again the dealer will say that the new HU on the 2016 Vento/Polo will not support addition of Cam. The Ameo is expected to use this same unit and has reverse cam factory fitted.So that is a mystery for now.

Suggest you wait and see what your pain points are and plan for accessories accordingly.
I spoke to my SA and he said they cant fit the reverse camera in the HU. I had asked exactly the same question as to why the ameo gets it. He said he will remove the auto dimming mirror and attach the requisute reverse camera mirror at the rate of 12k.
I refused.
I have decided to wait for more time as I have a hunch that with ameo launching VW will bring in some upgrades in the Vento to take it a notch higher.
Atleast I hope the 6 airbags and reverse parking cameras 😊
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In that case, you can push for the reverse cam and see what they say. I had purchased magnetic sunshades from the dealer, so if they have that, worth pushing for. Better quality maps is another one, but not sure if the dealer will have additional options.

A big push can be for the Philadelphia 835 HU with reverse cam.






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I spoke to my SA and he said they cant fit the reverse camera in the HU. I had asked exactly the same question as to why the ameo gets it. He said he will remove the auto dimming mirror and attach the requisute reverse camera mirror at the rate of 12k.
I refused.
I have decided to wait for more time as I have a hunch that with ameo launching VW will bring in some upgrades in the Vento to take it a notch higher.
Atleast I hope the 6 airbags and reverse parking cameras 😊
I think i should hold on to the decision of a reverse camera and navigation for a few weeks. Meanwhile i will try the mirror link with compatible apps and try to get a few freebies like magnetic sun shades, car cover, foot mats and scuff plates etc.
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This review had been really helpful.
I got my Vento highline petrol on April 8th. After 2 months, I can say, I really love this car. Drives smooth, feels like a tank on rough roads and that solid thud on closing gates, aural treat to ears!
I have already put up 3000 Kilometers and now planning for a long drive back hometown (1300 KM to and fro).
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My car (DSG TDi) bought in end of august last year has done 11.5k and its been a good experience so far. Very stable car and the gearbox on most occasions fails to disappoint.
There are some things i'm curious about. First being that the steering feels a little too heavy (i love heavy steerings though), second is that after driving out of our office building which is a steep ramp up onto the road, the gearbox does not upshift from 1st to 2nd for atleast 100mtrs on the flat road also, even when revved to 4000. is it because it thinks the car is still going uphill and keeps it revving high or what is it?
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There is a cash discount of 50k right now on the Vento, apart from some exchange benefits.

I have owned a Hyundai for the last 7 years and it has been very reliable. There were some problems but nothing major that could not be diagnosed and fixed. How is a VW car comparatively in terms of trouble free ownership?
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There is a cash discount of 50k right now on the Vento, apart from some exchange benefits.

I have owned a Hyundai for the last 7 years and it has been very reliable. There were some problems but nothing major that could not be diagnosed and fixed. How is a VW car comparatively in terms of trouble free ownership?

Hey, I have owned a vento just for 2 months. But I have heard mixed things about their after sales service in my pre buy investigation. But it definitely would be below Hyundai in ranks. Also, being in Pune helps as they have a local plant here in Chakan, so I won't have to wait for a part to arrive for long (so I've been told by SAs). But do check the same for your location as well.
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My car (DSG TDi) bought in end of august last year has done 11.5k and its been a good experience so far. Very stable car and the gearbox on most occasions fails to disappoint.
There are some things i'm curious about. First being that the steering feels a little too heavy (i love heavy steerings though), second is that after driving out of our office building which is a steep ramp up onto the road, the gearbox does not upshift from 1st to 2nd for atleast 100mtrs on the flat road also, even when revved to 4000. is it because it thinks the car is still going uphill and keeps it revving high or what is it?
I sometimes face a late up shift, with the gerabox holding on to D1 till 2.5k - 3k, but I feel it has more to do with the load I put on the accelerator. I've tried with a very gradual push on the accelerator, and it generally up shifts by 2 to 2.5k. However, it also depends on the torque required: The car was holding on to D2 for quite some time when I had 4 passengers on board.

Were you applying a bit more pressure on the accelerator/had some more passengers at that point? 4k does seem to be on the higher side though. 2.5k is something I have seen quite often in my TSI (Polo)
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