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Old 28th July 2014, 15:39   #1
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Hello BHPians,

This is Arun from Chennai.

I知 quite excited to be part of the Team as anybody would. Thanks to Google for introducing me to this wonderful community a year ago. I've been a regular visitor to this amazing site ever since.

While every bit of information available on this site is worthwhile, what I知 quite impressed about are broadly three things.

1. Unbiased reviews in an era of paid PR.

2. Comprehensive yet relevant information in an era of junk and spam.

3. Active involvement and interaction among the members in an era where people find 24 hours a day not just enough.

Having said that, just when I decided to buy a VW Polo, I wanted to be part of the community, and have requested for a membership. My sincere thanks to the moderators for approving it instantly, and here I am, all set to go with my first post. The community is indeed doing a great job, and I知 hoping to do a little bit from my end too.

While many of you are living to drive, I知 still learning to drive. That said, frankly, I'm neither a specialist in automobiles, nor a good driver. I知 still a learner a learner who looks forward to learn from the community. And probably share the little knowledge I have too.

Gearing up for a wonderful journey with the Team.

Arun
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Old 28th July 2014, 17:40   #2
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Welcome to the group, Arun! Good to see a fellow BHP-ian from Chennai. The Polo what you had referred here is already bought or planning to buy the face lift version?

By the way, it is always good to start on a clean slate! Now that you are part of this group, you will definitely enrich your knowledge about motor vehicles! Welcome, once again.
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Old 28th July 2014, 21:42   #3
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Welcome Arun!
Your observations about the community are certainly apt.
All the best for your driving lessons! Believe you me, driving is one the most pleasurable activities in the world!
Have fun!
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Old 29th July 2014, 05:41   #4
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Welcome to the group, Arun! Good to see a fellow BHP-ian from Chennai. The Polo what you had referred here is already bought or planning to buy the face lift version?

By the way, it is always good to start on a clean slate! Now that you are part of this group, you will definitely enrich your knowledge about motor vehicles! Welcome, once again.
Thanks Gokrish. Planning to buy the facelift version.

I would've booked it by now had the facelifted Polo come with the same interior color theme that the outgoing model carries. Or had it come with the 'All Black' theme with a touch of Chrome/Silver Accents like that of the European spec, I would have booked it on the very first second I saw the car.

However, for the first time, VW has introduced two different interior themes:

Highline - Dual Tone with a touch of Chrome - Black & Desert Beige (This Beige, unlike the one in the outgoing model, is a strange color that looks odd to me)

Comfortline & Trendline - All Black theme without any trace of Chrome/ Silver Accents which makes it look a little claustrophobic.

While the new 'Black & Desert Beige' theme complements the 舛opper Orange exterior, IMO it completely contradicts the other exteriors. It looks particularly out of place for the color I would love to buy Silver.

That said, I'm contemplating whether to stick to my favorite color or to go for the Highline with Grey (Carbon Steel) exteriors - wherein, I feel, the marriage between the interiors and exteriors is not all that bad. Or to go for Silver in Comfortline (which comes in an 'All Black' color theme) and then probably add Silver accents around the A/C Vents and Audio System aftermarket! Not sure about the feasibility and sort of worried if it would create any 'warranty void' issue!
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Welcome to the family Aurn. All the best with your driving on your new Polo. No one would be a specialist or a good driver by birth. It is all your interest to learn it and become a specialist. Always Live to Drive but Drive safe. Especially do not forget to follow the traffic rules while on the road.
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Hello BHPians,

This is Arun from Chennai.

I知 quite excited to be part of the Team as anybody would. Thanks to Google for introducing me to this wonderful community a year ago. I've been a regular visitor to this amazing site ever since.

Gearing up for a wonderful journey with the Team.

Arun
Welcome Arun onboard.

Great pointers for Team BHP all your observations were spot-on.

See you around buddy. And we are waiting for the ownership report of the Polo.

Welcome once again.

Anurag.
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Old 30th July 2014, 14:20   #7
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Welcome aboard arun2014!

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While every bit of information available on this site is worthwhile, what I’m quite impressed about are broadly three things.

1. Unbiased reviews in an era of paid PR.

2. Comprehensive yet relevant information in an era of junk and spam.

3. Active involvement and interaction among the members in an era where people find 24 hours a day not just enough.
Amen!!

The quality of content on the Internet (especially the 7 kinds of awesome / you wont believe what happened next type of shares on facebook) has just left me feeling sad.

What was once an open, true and anonymously-honest internet has now become a playground for undercover advertising and click-bait money makers. Sad. I'm so glad that all the members here see this too, and that Team-BHP's content speaks for itself!


We've got a ton of threads to help you 'LEARN to DRIVE'. Here's an interesting one (Things they don稚 teach you at an Indian driving school)


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Old 30th July 2014, 15:27   #8
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Nice and Apt intro about yourself and also the views on teambhp.
Kudos to our Mods and their dedicated and persistent effort to maintain the quality - which is unique among st in-numerous websites related to not only automobiles but also from the IT world)

About learning to drive part,your honesty is very likable and reflects on the mature & honest personality.

Welcome to the family.
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Old 30th July 2014, 20:15   #9
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Welcome to Team Bhp. Wish you a very pleasant stay over here..

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Hello BHPians,

While every bit of information available on this site is worthwhile, what I’m quite impressed about are broadly three things.

1. Unbiased reviews in an era of paid PR.

2. Comprehensive yet relevant information in an era of junk and spam.

3. Active involvement and interaction among the members in an era where people find 24 hours a day not just enough.
The reasons for the above three positives, i can figure out are-
True passion
Like minded people
Educated/knowledgeable people
No involvement of money.

Now a days its hard to get all the above 4 in one place! But luckily for us Team Bhp is our place. The only thing i can assure you is, this forum is the best place for car enthusiasts.

I gathered a lot of knowledge from here and i must say i became a better (safer) driver following this forum.

Once again wish you all the best over here.

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Old 31st July 2014, 18:21   #10
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Welcome on board arun
Eagerly awaiting to read about your experience with VW.
At this juncture,I extend my appreciation and thanks to the Moderators team and all other BHPians for constantly enriching this wonderful site.
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