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Old 6th October 2014, 19:14   #2206
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Hi guys,
I've booked my polo tsi with Sundaram motors here in Chennai.
Has the car price gone up? When I made the booking last month, the ex showroom was 8.13. The new price is apparently 8.32 lakh, and so the new on road price is 9.72 lakh. Can anyone else conform the price hike?

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Hi Vibhu,
I think its true that the prices have gone up. I got a call from my local dealer here informing a 16k hike in price.
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Just confirmed with the second dealer too now, he said they were supposed to increase price upon launch of facelift, but didn't do it then as an inaugral offer, and have now done it.
So yes, its official, unfortunately.
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Just confirmed with the second dealer too now, he said they were supposed to increase price upon launch of facelift, but didn't do it then as an inaugral offer, and have now done it.
So yes, its official, unfortunately.
Thanks for that buddy. 9.7 lakh is quite steep.
I have asked around and I think I'll take my insurance from outside. It's some 17-18 k cheaper than what the dealer quoted. The same 0 dep insurance.
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The new Polo GT has an updated BCM (Body control module) so installation of cruise control stalk and activation of features like coming home lights through VCDS is going to be easy. Even the wiring harness for the headlamps is upgraded in the new Polo.
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The new Polo GT has an updated BCM (Body control module) so installation of cruise control stalk and activation of features like coming home lights through VCDS is going to be easy. Even the wiring harness for the headlamps is upgraded in the new Polo.
thanks for the info Robi. Now i really need to find a reliable seller on AE for the VCDS cable. The one which had good reviews has stopped selling it now.

Any recommendations?
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thanks for the info Robi. Now i really need to find a reliable seller on AE for the VCDS cable. The one which had good reviews has stopped selling it now.

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The replica cables wont work with updated software. Now the VCDS beta version is 14.8 while the stable edition is 12.12.3 but most aftermarket cables come with version 11 or below. Especially for new cars it doesnt make sense to get a cable with outdated software. Better you loan it from someone or do a group buy.
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Thanks for that buddy. 9.7 lakh is quite steep.
I have asked around and I think I'll take my insurance from outside. It's some 17-18 k cheaper than what the dealer quoted. The same 0 dep insurance.
I took delivery last week and my dealer also confirmed that the price has gone up. Luckily they were able to give me the same price as my vehicle had arrived a few weeks back before the price increase was confirmed. The delay was due to bank loan taking some time and then had to wait for a decent number.

Regarding insurance I would suggest you buy outside. My dealer quote 29K for standard insurance and 43K for zero dep insurance. I ended up getting zero dep insurance with United India for about 19K. UI does not offer cashless benefit but went with them as all out other vehicles are insured with them and they gave me a good discount.
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The replica cables wont work with updated software. Now the VCDS beta version is 14.8 while the stable edition is 12.12.3 but most aftermarket cables come with version 11 or below. Especially for new cars it doesnt make sense to get a cable with outdated software. Better you loan it from someone or do a group buy.
12.12.0 or 12.12.2 are available on AE. I know it will be hit or miss, but a $20 gamble seems doable. and these guys will eventually get the updated cables as well. So, buy a new one then.
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The new Polo GT has an updated BCM (Body control module) so installation of cruise control stalk and activation of features like coming home lights through VCDS is going to be easy. Even the wiring harness for the headlamps is upgraded in the new Polo.
Coming home lights as in? When I unlock using FOB, the lights inside light up? That happens already in the new GT. Anything else which Im not aware of?
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Coming home lights as in? When I unlock using FOB, the lights inside light up? That happens already in the new GT. Anything else which Im not aware of?
That is not coming home light, check this out http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/technolo...ng-home-system
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The morimoto d2s is the projector, the bulb is 4300k HID. Reflectors with HID is a complete no no due to unfocused light dispersal
Very good. Are they plug and play as far as wiring and ECU are concerned? How is the low and high beam throw? Can you share some pictures? and price, etc? Thanks.
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That is not coming home light, check this out http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/technolo...ng-home-system
So same thing, but also the exterior lights? Hope I understand it correctly now!

Any reasonable advantage of the same, if activated?
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So same thing, but also the exterior lights? Hope I understand it correctly now!

Any reasonable advantage of the same, if activated?
Hey Amanomics,

The biggest advantage of this is walking to and away from your car in the dark. I had these first in the Skoda Laura, and this was a brilliant feature!
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I took delivery last week and my dealer also confirmed that the price has gone up. Luckily they were able to give me the same price as my vehicle had arrived a few weeks back before the price increase was confirmed. The delay was due to bank loan taking some time and then had to wait for a decent number.

Regarding insurance I would suggest you buy outside. My dealer quote 29K for standard insurance and 43K for zero dep insurance. I ended up getting zero dep insurance with United India for about 19K. UI does not offer cashless benefit but went with them as all out other vehicles are insured with them and they gave me a good discount.
Great! Your lucky you got your car. Which dealer did you get it from? Sundaram is still telling me the colour options are red, white and black! :banghead:
Iam forced to take white for the quickest delivery.
About the insurance, I got a quote for 35k, with bajaj. 0 dep with add on engine protection and cover for consumables as well. Thinking of going ahead with that. I would prefer to have the cashless benefit.

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The new Polo GT has an updated BCM (Body control module) so installation of cruise control stalk and activation of features like coming home lights through VCDS is going to be easy. Even the wiring harness for the headlamps is upgraded in the new Polo.
Robi is this the "highline" BCM (Euro-spec and elsewhere)?
Does this mean we can install the OEM AFS system without upgrading the BCM and wiring harness?

Do you have the OEM Headlamps (with LED DRLs) with AFS on your GT with the upgrade to this BCM? I remember you mentioning that you did not like the after-market headlamps, and had actually changed to the OEM ones.

I also need to check is if the new BCM and wiper setup allows for automatic rain sensing wipers. And if the steering column can take the paddles without changing the steering; I quite like the new steering. If you have any thoughts on these, would be grateful...
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