Originally Posted by shajufx
A total of 1400 kms of pure bliss. Mine is the SDrive and it never disappointed me at any points mentioned in your posts above.
Headlights with the fog-lamps did 100% justice to a situation like that. I was doing 80 to 100 kmph until Angamaly where the rain stopped.
Thanks for the updates shajufx. I was a bit worried about headlamps because x1 lacks bending lights. Glad to know they perform good. And I just realised Indian x1 lacks so many goodies in addition to my previous list like Harmon kardon speakers, front parking sensors, reverse cams, adaptive dampers etc.. AFAIK Msport too doesn't get Harmon kardon system. The number of speakers itself is different when you compare it to versions abroad. BTW your car looks beautiful in that blue shade. Especially with black grills. Enjoy your ride!
Originally Posted by pedrolourenco
I am willing to live without a Sunroof. It's nice but I will probably not use it that much as I always drive my cars with AC all the time.
That's something that the tourists would probably be doing if they had sunroofs.
Basically the base model with paddle shifters, ambient lighting and leather seats would have been the ultimate package for me.
Finally it boils down to price. Just the paddle shifters will probably cost about 2 Lakhs at least. If I go with the alloys and paint It will come to around 4L. It then makes sense to just pay the 6L and go for the next model and also get the sunroof, ambient lighting and electrically folding seats.
Go for the Sdrive if you can stretch. My relative took delivery of the expedition recently and though the car is good value for money it's a lil low on the special feel. Piano black is used on so many areas so it doesn't stand out and is a finger print magnet. Lacks paddle shifts, launch control, Ambient lights, Y spoke alloys(I like it more than the other 2 alloys on offer), rear seat adjustment and also the sun roof. Roof lights looked too ordinary on an expensive car. And you guys are missing the point on the sun roof I would say. I don't think even I would open the sunroof for more than may be 10 days in a year. But the view that you get when you move out the shade is awesome. Especially in the X1 because it's a large single unit panoramic roof(unlike in the c class). And to add to that you can open it up in case you are tripping. Ambient lights also look great in the x1. So 6 lakhs is a significant difference but if you think about it, it's worth it.
Originally Posted by lamborghini
Honestly - if you're happy with the Jetta stick around with it for a little more time and don't rush into an upgrade you're not fully satisfied with.
Since you're also open to sedans - why not look at the 320D with the massive discounts they have on offer (INR 9 - 10L off?)
Re: RFTs - do upgrade them. Though the newer tyres are much better than what we had on our E60 5 series, tubeless are still that much more better.
235 isn't a common size so availability may be difficult, but do get a set of good soft compound tyres (provided you don't drive much on poor roads - We've had no issues on 50 profile on the Skoda or with 18" rims on a friend's 530D except one needs to be a bit careful. The width of the vehicle was a bigger issue).
A good set of tyres will see road noise reduce and better ride + handling.
Thanks man. Well I'm satisfied with the x1 but these facts did catch my attention though. Gotta compromise somewhere finally isn't it?
Well I'm not much into sedans actually. But the a4 with all the gizmos did excite me a bit. We have been using low slung cars until now so the preference this time was for cross overs. And that's why I was doubting whether I will have troubles with the ride quality later. My SA says there's no issue in changing the tyres as it's customers discretion. So may be I will go ahead with it. I had changed the Good years in my Jetta and Linea to Pirelli cinturatos and it did bring a difference in comfort and noise. So I hope a shift from RFT to softer tubeless tyres will bring a noticeable change in x1 s ride quality. Also the 225 section looks undertyred to me on the x1. Even the GLA comes with 235s. So incase there's no trouble with the warranty, I will upsize.
Here's a pic of the white x1 expedition that my relative bought.