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Old 23rd March 2014, 09:49   #1561
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Plus one. I ended up with this choice after looking at 2011/2012 laura TSIs and realizing that I'm unable to go back to manuals. I'm bored of the red, white and black too. I like the new look too, minor or not. Folding mirrors and rear camera confirmed. Am in no hurry, so I'll book immediately post the facelift.
Are you sure about the folding mirrors and rear camera? Power folding mirrors would definitely be a plus for me. Would that mean it would get the integrated LED blinkers or just the electric folding motor?

I'll most probably be placing a tentative booking towards the end of the week, but specifically mentioning that I'd need the car no earlier than July, I.A. I'm not in a hurry either
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Are you sure about the folding mirrors and rear camera? Power folding mirrors would definitely be a plus for me. Would that mean it would get the integrated LED blinkers or just the electric folding motor?

I'll most probably be placing a tentative booking towards the end of the week, but specifically mentioning that I'd need the car no earlier than July, I.A. I'm not in a hurry either
Well, Autocar says so.. I'll book after the official announcement.
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This would be too good to be true.
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Decided to stop being lazy and Google-searched the Autocar article: http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...ue-375752.aspx

I think Autocar are making a fair bit of assumptions here. LED headlights would add a fair bit of cost to the car. Right now in India only the premium cars offer this option. If indeed VW is offering this, it would be a segment first with even the next segment up not offering it. I would love to see the European style foldable ORVMs with integrated turn indicators purely because most in the segment already have it, but the recent spy shots clearly show these are not there. This could change by launch day as it would be fairly easy to switch parts. Integrated rearview camera would mean they would need to offer something like an RCD510 with a larger screen, or it could also be like the current package they offer for the Vento - rearview camera integrated into GPS in the rear view mirror as an optional extra.

We most likely won't see a launch for at least another 8 weeks. On one hand the wait for details is definitely killing me. On the other, I'm not really in that much of a hurry to own the car just yet. Dilemmas!
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I am not sure having LEDs in the headlight assembly is a segment-first. If I am not mistaken, the recent i 20 face-lift offers this.
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Instead of having led headlamps,auto-folding mirrors I would like to have steering wheel with paddle shifts and an armrest. But I don't see that happening because if we look at the spy pics of the GT neither the paddle shifts nor the armrest can be seen.
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Instead of having led headlamps,auto-folding mirrors I would like to have steering wheel with paddle shifts and an armrest. But I don't see that happening because if we look at the spy pics of the GT neither the paddle shifts nor the armrest can be seen.
Led headlamps yes, overkill. Autofold to me is very useful. The armrest and paddles would be great, but I think vagtunes is offering them at a very decent price if we stick to the stock steering..
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Led headlamps yes, overkill. Autofold to me is very useful. The armrest and paddles would be great, but I think vagtunes is offering them at a very decent price if we stick to the stock steering..

I had spoke to Sujesh in November and that time he had only 2 steering wheels,the r-line and another one whose name I cannot recall. Both costed upwards of 65,000 and the armrest costed around 10,000.Which is very expensive if you ask me. I didn't know we could put the paddle shifters on the oem steering wheel as well. Please tell us about it.
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Guys, I have crossed 8,000 km, and planning to give the car for the first service(or checkup). I need an advise from the people who have completed first service(which is due at 7,500 km).

Have you made sure that "VW Service" has checked the DSG oil, and made sure that it contains mineral oil (and not synthetic oil which is known to cause DSG failure - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian-car-scene/144370-vw-announces-global-recall-26-lakh-cars-including-7-speed-dsg.html (VW announces Global Recall of 26 lakh cars (including for the 7-Speed DSG))
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LED headlights would add a fair bit of cost to the car.
You are right. Methinks what Autocar India means is LED DRL's which every OEM seems to be putting on nowadays. DRL's - almost all - are sourced from China/Thailand and the OEM buying price is pretty cheap.
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I had spoke to Sujesh in November and that time he had only 2 steering wheels,the r-line and another one whose name I cannot recall. Both costed upwards of 65,000 and the armrest costed around 10,000.Which is very expensive if you ask me. I didn't know we could put the paddle shifters on the oem steering wheel as well. Please tell us about it.

http://vagtune.in/index.php/volkswag...etrofit-detail

I thought this would work? The vento armrest would do for me.
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http://vagtune.in/index.php/volkswag...etrofit-detail

I thought this would work? The vento armrest would do for me.
Wow, if this could work, one doesn't have to save up for a Steering wheel swap or worry whether the airbag might not work,etc. Can the mod gurus confirm if such a simple plug-and-play is possible? If this is in fact genuine OEM and costs only 13k, it makes me feel like VW as short short changed GT customers. We all could have had paddle shift without worrying about voiding the warranty.
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Wow, if this could work, one doesn't have to save up for a Steering wheel swap or worry whether the airbag might not work,etc. Can the mod gurus confirm if such a simple plug-and-play is possible? If this is in fact genuine OEM and costs only 13k, it makes me feel like VW as short short changed GT customers. We all could have had paddle shift without worrying about voiding the warranty.
It does work and works well. However, In order to install the paddles, the steering wheel needs to be cut manually which usually causes scuff marks all around the steering wheel and the finish around the paddles is not very optimal. It looks very after marketish.

The Flat bottom steering wheel on the other hand is top-notch and a fantastic piece of equipment. It is absolutely worth every single penny. If you are sourcing one, you can do through Pete's Automotive. They are slightly more expensive and Airbags are guaranteed to work.
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I had spoke to Sujesh in November and that time he had only 2 steering wheels,the r-line and another one whose name I cannot recall. Both costed upwards of 65,000 and the armrest costed around 10,000.Which is very expensive if you ask me. I didn't know we could put the paddle shifters on the oem steering wheel as well. Please tell us about it.
I wouldn't add it to the stock steering wheel, like Aseem has said it will not look great. My suggestion is hunt around for a Jetta, or Passat wheel with the paddles, in India or abroad. They will be far cheaper than the 65k quoted and the paddle functionality will work perfectly. It only won't look as good as the flat bottom wheel.
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Guys, I have crossed 8,000 km, and planning to give the car for the first service(or checkup). I need an advise from the people who have completed first service(which is due at 7,500 km).
I had got my 6 monthly check up done ,they don't really check for anything except wash the car and give it back to you(unless you have any specific trouble areas which you need to get rectified)

Cost zero

Mine was with mineral from day 1 so no issues there

I plan to take the extended warranty now
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