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Old 10th March 2016, 20:50   #2386
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Talk to ICICI directly. All insurance company will offer bumper to bumper irrespective of previous claim by paying a slightly higher premium.

IDV - No point changing per me. When it comes to totalling the car which is one of the lowest percentage of claims the insurance company will apply standard deduction and paying more for additional IDV may not make any sense. Insurance experts can advice on this.

Bajaj looks cheaper here.
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Can anyone tell me the default code for RCD 510 ? I have sold mine to some one and now we don't have the code.
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There is no default code. Check the radio itself. It should have the 4 digit code printed. If not ask the person to take it to the showroom to get the code. There is no other option. I am hoping you are talking about security code.
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Can anyone tell me the default code for RCD 510 ? I have sold mine to some one and now we don't have the code.
Check the RCD 510 Manual which you would have got with the car, Or else if any chances to get the code that can be with the service centre, I had the same issue with the RCD 320 i had sold to a guy, I never found the code and he could never use half of its features, So eventually i had to take it back.
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My Jetta is due 2nd service and insurance renewal. I need inputs from fellow Jetta owners on below doubts.
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How much did you pay for the 2nd year insurance renewal?
I paid around 33K when I renewed my 2014 Jetta's insurance late last year with ICICI. This was a zero dep policy with RSA. 20% NCB.

My 2nd service is coming up in a few months time (Sep). My service advisor had mentioned around 10K as the 2nd service estimate when I enquired with him during my first service.
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I paid around 33K when I renewed my 2014 Jetta's insurance late last year with ICICI. This was a zero dep policy with RSA. 20% NCB.

My 2nd service is coming up in a few months time (Sep). My service advisor had mentioned around 10K as the 2nd service estimate when I enquired with him during my first service.
Hi, Thanks for the info. I got a quote of 41K from ICICI Lombard with Zero Dep. I think this higher quote may be because of 0% NCB and 15L IDV that ICICI automatically sets. Will talk to ICICI representatives and get a quote for a lower IDV (other insurers use 13.5L to 13.9L IDV).
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Hi, Thanks for the info. I got a quote of 41K from ICICI Lombard with Zero Dep. I think this higher quote may be because of 0% NCB and 15L IDV that ICICI automatically sets. Will talk to ICICI representatives and get a quote for a lower IDV (other insurers use 13.5L to 13.9L IDV).
Hi.....you should be able to get a better quote from ICICI than that. My first year insurance from ICICI with zero dep, RCA and no NCB was around 38K. So your quote seems to be on the higher side.

My jetta is a CL and I think yours is a HL manual - so there could be an IDV difference because of that. Still, my first year IDV was higher than 15L, and the quote was for 38K. So you still have room to negotiate.
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You should try and get the IDV to be be as low as possible. As a rule, the IDV for a new car is 95% of the ex-showroom price of the car (incl VAT). For the 2nd year the IDV becomes 85%, for the 3rd year 80%, for the 4th year 70%, for the 5th year 60% and for 6th year 50%.

The IDV will come into play only in case of a Total Constructive Loss (where the cost of repairs is > 70% of the IDV). Therefore in your interest, bring down the IDV as per the above guideline. In case of a total loss, the insurance company will pay you the IDV or the Market Value of the car, whichever is lower.

Most insurance companies try and increase the IDV as the premiums increase and that is the extra cream for them.

Please also relook at add-ons like hydraulic lock as this will come into play only if the engine is flooded with water. Not necessary in my opinion.

Take Zero Dep and if you have run-flat tires, you may add tires to the insurance permium.

You could also negotiate to get max discount (insurance companies are known to give 50% discount on the basic premium).

Having NCB protection also hepls specially if you enjoy a high NCB in your present policy.
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Guys, I am curious as to how the cruise control works on a MT. (Basically due to the fact that I've booked the car, and am sitting her twiddling my thumbs).
So what happens if you have set a cruise speed say 90 kmph, then brake enough to down shift to say 20 kmph, and then click on RES again?
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So what happens if you have set a cruise speed say 90 kmph, then brake enough to down shift to say 20 kmph, and then click on RES again?
Restores the speed and the car accelerates but the moment you tap on the clutch to upshift, the CC resets. For cruise control to work on manuals, it is best to remain on the top gear.
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Hello BHP'mates, I booked a Jetta 2L HL DSG Black yesterday, at Bangalore, after much deliberation of Jetta HL DSG and Octavia 1.8L TSI, which finally boiled down to 'best' deal. I could live without Sunroof, Reverse Camera, Driver Seat memory, and the sporty Dash overall, but strong swing towards Octavia were +2 Airbags, MKB, ESC, EDL, ASR knda stuff towards Safety, plus the 1.8L Petrol itself (though 7 Speed DSG seem pretty new). VW offered a very nice deal (in-spite of the recent price hike), and decided to bite that, considering the sheer exterior beauty of Jetta, strong build, tried and proven 2L engine, 6-DSG and German tag. Should get delivery in 10days time.

Now couple of points I need help with are;
#1. Is a tyre change strongly suggested ? Read in other threads that the stock Goodyear could be tad noisy and less durable compared to others like Michelin, Pirelli etc. My most of driving is 8Km a day to work on a decent stretch, which is getting repaired/relaid now, plus once in 3 months 1000Km to Kerala-return, which is again an awesome stretch. I hate noise since I love enjoying purest form of music always. Whats experts have to say about better quality options ? Does a technical-spec change (205 to 215) void warranty ?

#2. Couple of accessories am looking for are, first a Sporty Metal Pedals, and 3D foot mats. Which is best place in Bangalore (live in Whitefield) that you recommend ?

Btw, I just loved the sexiness of black Jetta, with the super sexy alloys!!!

Cheers!
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The stock tyre is more than good enough. The car is well shielded from road noise even with stock. I now upgraded to continental but i really dont see major difference. And i changed it after 5 years and around 60K kms. Dont as me why, i was not even using the car for 2 years and it was used sparingly for carrot shopping by my relative.

If the delta in upgrading is something you want to do, you can upgrade. I am not for upgrading right on day one for the stock tyres are plenty good for the rides you do. And by the time you are ready for tyre upgrades you can research enough options and try what you want to.

Some have upgraded right out of the showroom. It ends up being personal choice over major proven performance, noise or any other gains. (noise not gains )
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#1. Is a tyre change strongly suggested ? Read in other threads that the stock Goodyear could be tad noisy and less durable compared to others like Michelin, Pirelli etc. My most of driving is 8Km a day to work on a decent stretch, which is getting repaired/relaid now, plus once in 3 months 1000Km to Kerala-return, which is again an awesome stretch. I hate noise since I love enjoying purest form of music always. Whats experts have to say about better quality options ?
Change to Michelin P3st right at the word GO. That way, you can get the best buy back rates for the stock tyres.

Pirelli P7 is very grippy and silent, but the side-wall is very soft.

IMHO, go with the stock size, as everything else is stock. Grip level will be sufficient, as you are upgrading to a good rubber.

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#2. Couple of accessories am looking for are, first a Sporty Metal Pedals, and 3D foot mats.
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Metal pedals : AliExpress or e-bay. Buy the ones meant for RHD.

3D foot mats : Buy original KAGU - They are the best. You can get them in most accessory shops or at the dealership.

All the best!
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Hi All,

I am planning to go for mud flaps for the Jetta, as the rear bumper is getting very muddy and also getting damaged by stones. Checked with the dealer during the 2nd service. They are quoting 8K for the mudflaps. Found it to be very expensive.

Has anyone gone for alternate sources for mudflaps? AliExpress has mud flaps for Jetta at $15. Here is a sample AliExpress link.

Mud Flaps for Jetta - AliExpress

Has anyone tried these? Please share any other recommendation.

Thanks in advance for pointers.
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Checked with the dealer during the 2nd service. They are quoting 8K for the mudflaps.


Are you sure Ganesh? Man, that's atrocious!

The Aliexpress link has positive feedback. A Russian chap has posted the pics of the installed mudflaps as well - I think you should go ahead with this. Can't get any cheaper than that!
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