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Old 2nd May 2011, 14:39   #61
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Visit to the workshop:
Somebody had broken the mirror glass. Might be with a stone or something.
Got irritated, called the volkwagen helpline number. They gave me the service manager number. Called him. He was having dinner. He listened to me patiently and he told the parts manager would call up within 10 mins. The parts manager called me up exactly within 10minutes and told that the mirror would cost me around 300 INR (approx) + labour. He also said, he will confirm at morning 9.30 am to confirm the availability.
All these transactions happened at 10.45pm the night!
kudos to the VW customer care

Next day as pormised, got a call at 9.30am stating that the part was available. Drove to the service center adn fixed the thing. Also as i had a feeling of the car dragging towards left, did the wheel alignment too.
Mirror + labour = 300 to 400 INR
Wheel alignment = 350 to 450 INR
Total = 850 INR

I guess it was pretty nominal.
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Spotted. a Black Mamba in Pune, that too in broad daylight, outside Aundh Croma.
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Hey thanks!!! .. thats my mamba. I was at the juice destiny and then croma.
Where were you? Could have met up!
Gaaah! Will you believe I was at Croma Aundh too, to pick up an 8GB card for my camera (big trip coming up!) Abhijit- dammit- you coulda told me you were coming there- that's my backyard!


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And yesterday I saw Black Mamba's cousin - an albino of course...Noopster's Fraulein. It is a very capable, cute & cheerful vehicle.
Sputter! Sputter! Albino? You dare call my ivory princess that? She's gonna throw some tantrum when she meets the Admiral next!

@mikon- great looking car, mate! I am honestly that big a fan of black Ventos since the lines seem to get disguised but must admit the alloys are giving it a killer look!
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Gaaah! Will you believe I was at Croma Aundh too, to pick up an 8GB card for my camera (big trip coming up!) Abhijit- dammit- you coulda told me you were coming there- that's my backyard!



Sputter! Sputter! Albino? You dare call my ivory princess that? She's gonna throw some tantrum when she meets the Admiral next!

@mikon- great looking car, mate! I am honestly that big a fan of black Ventos since the lines seem to get disguised but must admit the alloys are giving it a killer look!
Thank you sir. I guess I should be on the look out for Fraulein whenever I'm at aundh. I'll wave at you
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my friend was charged Rs.900 for the palio 1.6 mirror. So VW is cheaper than FIAT!!!
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Well.. its a good sign.
I wish they price it compartively cheaper.
Easy maintainance than FIAT !
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Good to hear that everything went well and as expected. If possible try to get the info of the spare parts rates and the first service charge.
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Good suggestion. I'll try to get that info soon!
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Hey thanks!!! .. thats my mamba. I was at the juice destiny and then croma.
Where were you? Could have met up!
As I was entering croma I noticed your car. Took pic and went inside. Kept coming back to check if the car is still around. Then went into a rather long discussion with a rep there. As soon as that discussion was over, went back to check. You had gone by then.
Next time.

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Gaaah! Will you believe I was at Croma Aundh too, to pick up an 8GB card for my camera (big trip coming up!) Abhijit- dammit- you coulda told me you were coming there- that's my backyard!
It was an unplanned visit to Croma. After spotting the BMamba, I was looking out for the ivory sister also, but she was not there. It was around 5:30 - 6 p.m.
Next time, bro.
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my friend was charged Rs.900 for the palio 1.6 mirror. So VW is cheaper than FIAT!!!
If its only mirror (Not the assembly) then I paid 235/- for my Punto driver side mirror.
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As I was entering croma I noticed your car. Took pic and went inside. Kept coming back to check if the car is still around. Then went into a rather long discussion with a rep there. As soon as that discussion was over, went back to check. You had gone by then.
Next time.



It was an unplanned visit to Croma. After spotting the BMamba, I was looking out for the ivory sister also, but she was not there. It was around 5:30 - 6 p.m.
Next time, bro.
Sure bro, next time! Rather we can plan up if possible.

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If its only mirror (Not the assembly) then I paid 235/- for my Punto driver side mirror.
Well, then it is really decent price only for the mirror.
I remember, I replaced my figo's assembly at 2500 INR!
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Mamba went in for a short exile.
It now touched 9000 kms.
Loving the car every-time i drive it. (Though I hate the diesel engine sound!)
I'm planning for head light change and some engine mods.
Here are some fresh pictures. Hope you like them and suggestions awaited.
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Mamba went in for a short exile.
It now touched 9000 kms.
Loving the car every-time i drive it. (Though I hate the diesel engine sound!)
I'm planning for head light change and some engine mods.
Here are some fresh pictures. Hope you like them and suggestions awaited.
The black mamba on green grass! Awesome photos!

Would love to see the black mamba with the DRLs and projector headlamps!
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Mamba went in for a short exile.
It now touched 9000 kms.
Loving the car every-time i drive it. (Though I hate the diesel engine sound!)
I'm planning for head light change and some engine mods.
Here are some fresh pictures. Hope you like them and suggestions awaited.
Beautiful pics mikon. Mamba looks stunning with the lush green bakcdrop.

How has been your experience in all those 9k Kms till date? Whats great, whats not-so great besides the engine sound?

Would love to meet you and the Black Mamba in flesh in the next Pune meet.

Cheers!
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The black mamba on green grass! Awesome photos!

Would love to see the black mamba with the DRLs and projector headlamps!
You just read my mind.
I do have a set of DRLs. But I donot know where to fit them.
BTW love your bleeding blue machine

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Beautiful pics mikon. Mamba looks stunning with the lush green bakcdrop.

How has been your experience in all those 9k Kms till date? Whats great, whats not-so great besides the engine sound?

Would love to meet you and the Black Mamba in flesh in the next Pune meet.

Cheers!
Ajay, No complaints so far. Car is performing like a gem. Mileage is constant with 17kmpl in city.
I'm awaiting for the pune meet sir!
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Sirji! Im so late for the party. But then, as they say- Better late than never. Lovely car! Superb pics. The black alloys look oh-so S-E-X-Y! The car must be one of its kind in the parking lot of the office .

As far as diesel noise is concerned, get damping done on the bonnet. That would reduce the noise.
Try the DRL's in place of the fogs. See how they look. If the look goes with the car, get it fitted.

Lastly, lets meet soon. At least us, in office!
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