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Old 27th September 2007, 22:41   #1
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Default VW Passat - 1st car delivered in India

Well what a way to start the 500th post..

Got the delivery of the FIRST VW PASSAT IN INDIA (As claimed by VW mumbai dealer) on 25th September.

Well lots has been said about the car and many of us know about it.
Just a few tit bits from my side..

Plus Points -

1. Excellent driveability- Drive from Panvel to Pune was just awesome. The car really handles and holds the road well.

2. The car comes completely loaded hence there isnt much you can ask for. Some features like DSG, Auto hold for city driving, Bi-xenon, Sport seating in Nappa leather with full 8 way adjustment, Clutter free instrumentation, Parktronic, Sunblind for rear windows, Rain sensors, Auto lighting, Great In-dash VW info system, Start Stop Push button in which the key is inserted, Scratched aluminium inserts and a really big boot space are really nice.

3. Peppy 2.0 TDI engine which provides great acceleration and effort free driving

Minus Points -

1. Hard suspension- Stiff suspension is really good for handling but i guess it could have been a little softer to provide that luxury feel. But i guess since they have provided sport seating stiffer suspension must have been on their mind to give you the feel.

2. Rear leg space- Its more than sufficient but 2 inches more would have made a world of a difference.

Well since its only 2 days old this is all i can really comment about the car.
Will give more details as and when I come across them. Pictures will follow tomorrow..

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Congratulations. Waiting to hear more.
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Old 27th September 2007, 22:51   #3
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Congratulations on the fantastic buy, the Passat is really loaded to the brim with very hi tech features, electronic hand brake is first in segment
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Was waiting for your post after your call yesterday. Must have been a fun fun drive home and you've chosen a nice colour too. Hope to see it soon.

Congratulations again
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Hey Congrats man !!

I was reading Octobers edition of ACI today . They had a comparison test between Passat & Superb - Passat won it !!

Really good car - I love the Key - its funky !!
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hey EV06 congratulations on the new acquisition, I envy the Pune t-bhp'ians now.
Sure is a great feeling inside to have become the owner of the very 1st VW Passat in India .

Please do post up some pics and do justice to the not so lucky souls.
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congratulations evo6 its agreat buy. i am looking forward to the delivery of my car as well. looking forward to seeing the pictures of your car.
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wow bhushan,congrats man.what a garage it's been.
Just remember you were telling us about your suzuki which was the first one in india too,forgot the model but i think 1991 it was.
Now this your second lucky boy.
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Congratulations EVO6, How about some pictures..
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wow bhushan,congrats man.what a garage it's been.
Just remember you were telling us about your suzuki which was the first one in india too,forgot the model but i think 1991 it was.
Now this your second lucky boy.
That was a Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat... That was in 1997..

And Thank you all for the wishes...

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Congrats Dude.Which color.Do post some snaps.
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That was a Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat... That was in 1997..

And Thank you all for the wishes...
Ahh yea yamaha was that.bad memory.
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Congrats Bhushan. Indeed it is a lovely car.
What you forgot to add re the plus points:

# Eight airbags
# Auto engaging and disengaging of the parking brakes whenever the vehicle comes to a standstill and then starts.
# Three way memory adjustment for the drivers seat (only)

Saw the car today as the showroom from where you got your car has been officially launched today and is owned by a dear friend.
Thought the car was a lot overpriced for it being a CKD and not a CBU.
Enjoy the wonderful car.
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Congrats on the new car Bhushan! Looking forward to seeing her soon!
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Thought the car was a lot overpriced for it being a CKD and not a CBU.
Enjoy the wonderful car.
Yes it is a little stepply priced but all the gizmos add to the cost and secondly the first few cars are almost CBU. I found assembly record sheets in the car which had german language on it and signatures of german employees on the manufacturing check list. Since the car was given to me in a hurry they must have forgotten to remove the same..

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