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Old 6th July 2010, 10:42   #271
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It may not be the tube type as I was particular about asking the SP about what type of tyre are in POLO. So, SP said " Sir, they are tubeless"
Check this site : Apollo Type Ltd: News, Price and Review at Zigwheels.com

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Yes Poloman. VW Dealer SP was mentioning it. He said that it was to take care of Indian roads.

I am not sure. Will have to confirm it. Do you know how? Will it be mentioned on the tyre?
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Chetan, I remember you saying that you are driving with seat adjust at the lowest position. If so, are you happy with the visibility? What is your steering position?
Are you fully happy with the lumbar support?

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Hello guys,

1 Query regarding the Teflon coating.Is the one offered by VW really worth the price (Offering at 4800/-)
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The one's in the market would be do the job.
suggestions plss!
Also hope atleast getting the coating done from outside would not get the Paint warranty into picture again..!!

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Cool pics Chetan. The cabin lights are awesome. well done VW.
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It may not be the tube type as I was particular about asking the SP about what type of tyre are in POLO. So, SP said " Sir, they are tubeless"
Check this site : Apollo Type Ltd: News, Price and Review at Zigwheels.com
Thanks Subaro123, Highline has Tubeless tyres. I checked the tyres on my car. It is very much written on that. Even the stepney is tubeless. Sorry!, I should have done this earlier. But SP was very confident. He was demonstrating a Polo to a prospective customer. May-be it was a CL? I do not remember. CL/TL owners can check and confirm?

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Chetan, I remember you saying that you are driving with seat adjust at the lowest position. If so, are you happy with the visibility? What is your steering position?
Are you fully happy with the lumbar support?
Yes Poloman - I like low seating. It feels sporty. Visibility is good - No problems. Lumbar support is also good. I do not feel strained even after a long drive.

Steering position - Extreme up and towards me.

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Hello guys,

1 Query regarding the Teflon coating.Is the one offered by VW really worth the price (Offering at 4800/-)
OR
The one's in the market would be do the job.
suggestions plss!
Also hope atleast getting the coating done from outside would not get the Paint warranty into picture again..!!

Best Regards,
Sachin.
What VW dealer offers is that "Miracle Touch". I have got a similar one done, for a similar price - outside. People call it as "Paint Protection Coating". I do not think that it is a Teflon coating. Teflon Coating is the best. Lot has been discussed on this Forum, WRT Teflon Coating. You can refer it. It has it's Pros and Cons.

I had similar thing applied on my previous car - Spark. IMHO it works for 2 years max. In my opinion, it is good. For the Pics taken after 2 years, have a look at: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ip-review.html (GM - Spark PS - 22 months - 25,000 Kms - Long Term Ownership Review)

IMO, Paint Warranty should not be a problem. After-all, what is paint warranty? It only gives us piece of mind and an assurance that the quality is good. But Anti-corrosion warranty may help in coastal areas?

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3rd Pic is awesome, two thumbs-up Polo looks grand in that, Send it to VW to put it on their website
Do you have any E-Mail ID? You could send it if you want!

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@ chethan , if my understanding is correct , on the sidewalls of the tyre it would be inscribed , if its a 'Tubeless' or ' tubetype'. Please check for the same .
You are right! Thanks. My car has Tubeless tyres. Sorry for the confusion!!

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Cool pics Chetan. The cabin lights are awesome. well done VW.
Thanks Vinay!
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You are right! Thanks. My car has Tubeless tyres. Sorry for the confusion!!
it my pleasure , some vague memory.
In between did you get any news on the front bumper air dam chrome strips ?

Another suggestion,( too many suggestions eh ?) I like the single chrome strip in the front gril that we see in European polo than the double in our Indian Polo.
Any black sticker would do the job ?
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Chetan, how's the headroom at the rear? Will a 6ft person have problems sitting?
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it my pleasure , some vague memory.
In between did you get any news on the front bumper air dam chrome strips ?

Another suggestion,( too many suggestions eh ?) I like the single chrome strip in the front gril that we see in European polo than the double in our Indian Polo.
Any black sticker would do the job ?
No news on front bumper air dam chrome strips.

Single chrome strip looks good - I agree. But it has to be centered to the Logo. If we try to cover one strip with a black tape, the other-one will not be centered. It won't look nice.

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Chetan, how's the headroom at the rear? Will a 6ft person have problems sitting?
No Problems!

On Sunday, I and Vik0728 will have a field day with my Polo. I will be posting the following details after that:
  • Rear leg room and head room snaps with a 6' tall person sitting inside.
  • Snaps on rear seat-split fold.
  • In gear acceleration 20 - 100 Kmph in 3 & 4 Gear.
  • 0 - 100 Kmph Timing.
Please tell me if you need any other details.

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Amazing pics Chetan! We had been on the same route about 3 weeks ago and it was similarly green, foggy and wet!!! Polo looks damn good with the backdrop you have used in the pics. Specially the first pic in the first set where it looks like you are driving thru a forest.

OT: Your pics and report is making me urge my family to upgrade the aging Indica sooner than we had planned
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Great snaps Chethan - your German beauty is stunning!

Really really tempted to get a Polo soon - awaiting details of the 1.6 first though!

Looking forward to more updates!
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Am awestruck by the detail you are going into for your car.
Am following this thread purely out of interest for the detailing youve gone into & not because of the Polo.
Very very impressive.

Now im eagerly waiting for this :
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On Sunday, I and Vik0728 will have a field day with my Polo. I will be posting the following details after that:
  • Rear leg room and head room snaps with a 6' tall person sitting inside.
  • Snaps on rear seat-split fold.
  • In gear acceleration 20 - 100 Kmph in 3 & 4 Gear.
  • 0 - 100 Kmph Timing.
Keep it up & excellent work
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Amazing pics Chetan! We had been on the same route about 3 weeks ago and it was similarly green, foggy and wet!!! Polo looks damn good with the backdrop you have used in the pics. Specially the first pic in the first set where it looks like you are driving thru a forest.

OT: Your pics and report is making me urge my family to upgrade the aging Indica sooner than we had planned
Thanks! This route is amazing. That makes the pics all the more colorful!

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Great snaps Chethan - your German beauty is stunning!

Really really tempted to get a Polo soon - awaiting details of the 1.6 first though!

Looking forward to more updates!
Thanks a lot! Check this thread on Monday!

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Am awestruck by the detail you are going into for your car.
Am following this thread purely out of interest for the detailing youve gone into & not because of the Polo.
Very very impressive.

Now im eagerly waiting for this :[/list]Keep it up & excellent work
Thanks! Exploring any thing that is new - is a lot of fun! This time, I have company! My fellow BHPians! I am enjoying to the core!!
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@Chethan

You mentioned that there is a need to shift gears often and if one is ok with that there is no problem. My question is what is your opinion in city driving conditions? Are there just too many gear changes? Can one up shift quickly into top gear say at lower speeds? My primary concern here is how the drivability will be in Mumbai traffic conditions. Could you share any test results that you have done for lower gearing?

Thank you.
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Hi Chetan,

Nice pics and great info. The detailing you provide is commendable.

I have a query for you and other polo owners:
Did you go with volkswagen dealer provided insurance or went with other insurance provider? I find the insurance quote form dealer to be too pricey.
For trendline petrol, they are quoting 16,600/-.

Cheerio ... Yash
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