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Old 3rd August 2010, 10:39   #856
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Booked my VW Vento Yesterday (though it's unofficial). Paid the advance too.
Opted for the top end Diesel model.
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Is the advance refundable or did you give post dated cheques? The Vento looks great in specs. But, are you very confident to book the Vento without even a test drive.
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Is the advance refundable or did you give post dated cheques? The Vento looks great in specs. But, are you very confident to book the Vento without even a test drive.
The advance is refundable.
This is just for the priority status once the car is out.
The reason why I booked is that there's already 45+ unofficial bookings already for Vento in Cochin alone. So the waiting period will be high.
For this price range, I had short listed the Diesel Altis and Vento. But didnt like the Altis.
I feel Vento is pretty good. My main priorities are good ground clearance, rear space, equipment list. Vento do have these (I hope). Also, I opted for the top end model. There's a test car running around here. Hopefully, I get to see that car in real so that I can check out the interiors.
Will keep you all updated on this.
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just got off the phone with vw in chennai. The official price announcement is expected by the close of this week. Bookings will start then. The showroom cars will be available by next week.

I think all the magazine reviews will be happening in parallel, and we can expect to read them in next months ed
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It's a great show of confidence (or a very flexible budget ) to book without even knowing the prices.
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With a total flop show by toyota with Altis D, lot of customers are expected to shift to Vento highend Diesel. VW cars have lot of potential and buzz created in the market. The only thing left to be seen is whether they can match this with timely deliveries

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1,038 units of altis dieel are booked.Flop show?
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I did not mean the numbers.! As a package Altis D is a big letdown.Lot of those Altis will go to Taxi market.
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Booked my VW Vento Yesterday (though it's unofficial). Paid the advance too.
Opted for the top end Diesel model.
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It's a great show of confidence (or a very flexible budget ) to book without even knowing the prices.
In Mumbai the Dealers are tight lipped, as far as I understand no bookings even unofficial are being accepted.
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Yes.. People are pouring in VW dealers to book the Vento. Lucky that they started this booking here in Cochin keeping in mind that Cochin is a really big market for such kinda budget.

As far as I know, Altis isnt moving well here in Cochin when compared to VW.

Hopefully I will get to hear more details about the Vento early next week.

I have already fixed on the Top end Diesel and might go in for White, keeping my existing Fiesta, Swift which are white.
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With a total flop show by toyota with Altis D, lot of customers are expected to shift to Vento highend Diesel. VW cars have lot of potential and buzz created in the market. The only thing left to be seen is whether they can match this with timely deliveries
Altis Diesel sales decreasing(just assuming) and Vento sales increasing does not imply Altis guys are moving to Vento.
The Vento,though a pretty good car(on paper at least) is from a segment lower.
I'd rather go for a Chevrolet Cruze which is the obvious choice.Infact the Cruze eating into the old Altis' sales is what I think lead to the need for the diesel Altis in the first place.
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they've accepted that they have severe parts supply bottleneck for the polo top end variant. resulting in a wait list of 3-4 months. This is obviously leading to lost customers. same might end up being true for the vento too.

Altis will work out for the mile crunchers. No doubt about the poor package though.
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they've accepted that they have severe parts supply bottleneck for the polo top end variant. resulting in a wait list of 3-4 months. This is obviously leading to lost customers. same might end up being true for the vento too.
How do they plan the after sales support with parts shortage for the new cars itself ? Wait for a month beore you get a damaged part.
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Production of Vento begins in Chakan !

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they've accepted that they have severe parts supply bottleneck for the polo top end variant. resulting in a wait list of 3-4 months. This is obviously leading to lost customers. same might end up being true for the vento too.

Altis will work out for the mile crunchers. No doubt about the poor package though.
Just a small conspiracy theory, when VW started off they claimed to lose 80k on very Polo produced, consider this and the fact that Vento would address the concerns about legroom, I would think they were ramping up more for the Vento since at its possible price point there are already established players which means long delivery dates would only cause more churn and loss of sales.
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Yes.. People are pouring in VW dealers to book the Vento. Lucky that they started this booking here in Cochin keeping in mind that Cochin is a really big market for such kinda budget.

As far as I know, Altis isnt moving well here in Cochin when compared to VW.

Hopefully I will get to hear more details about the Vento early next week.

I have already fixed on the Top end Diesel and might go in for White, keeping my existing Fiesta, Swift which are white.
Any idea on launch date in Delhi?
I am interested to go for a VW Vento but not able to take a final decision since I do not know the price or launch date. My budget is also capped at 10 lac. Checked with Bhasin moters and they are not revealing anything except taking my mobile number to intimate me. Sent a mail to World class auto (found from VW website Dealer Locator) and no respnse. Somehow I feel they are overconfident of their venture.

Slightly undecided on the options from ANHC, Fiat Linea, Cedia, and VW Vento. Altis is above my tight budget.
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