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Old 23rd May 2017, 07:43   #4666
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Yes abarth is for the purist. Then you must go for the abarth. What's stopping you? A 2015 manufactured Abarth doesn't exactly mean problem provided you do a thorough PDI and get the appropriate discount.
The only thing stopping me is the automatic gearbox and a insanely good one at that!!! Hell, I would have picked up the Abarth eyes closed even if it came with dualogic But for now, the dilemma continues.

Will be meeting up with the showroom guys to see what a cracker of a deal they can offer. VW has made extremely clear, No discounts on GT.
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The only thing stopping me is the automatic gearbox and a insanely good one at that!!! Hell, I would have picked up the Abarth eyes closed even if it came with dualogic But for now, the dilemma continues.

Will be meeting up with the showroom guys to see what a cracker of a deal they can offer. VW has made extremely clear, No discounts on GT.
I contemplated for 6 months over the GT TSI because of the DSG. In the end I succumbed to it. Life is too short to worry about it. Take an extended warranty and go for it. You will always miss it otherwise. Just my 2 cents.
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My Polo GT TSi occassionally has a rough idle while in park mode. When I put her in neutral, the idle smoothens out. I noticed this behavior right from the beginning. It only happens in park mode. She has clocked 1700 km. Has anyone experienced a similar behaviour?

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Old 26th May 2017, 18:35   #4669
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My Polo GT TSi occassionally has a rough idle while in park mode. When I put her in neutral, the idle smoothens out. I noticed this behavior right from the beginning. It only happens in park mode. She has clocked 1700 km. Has anyone experienced a similar behaviour?

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I also noticed at times but in my case it was when the AC was also turned on-- during the 30 secs to 1 min cooling time after a drive.The moment I switch off the AC the engine is its natural calm and quiet self. I'm guessing its because of the excessive hot weather conditions. Someone may have a better explanation. My GT has also done 1500 kms.
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Old 28th May 2017, 21:24   #4670
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My Polo GT TSi occassionally has a rough idle while in park mode. When I put her in neutral, the idle smoothens out. I noticed this behavior right from the beginning. It only happens in park mode. She has clocked 1700 km. Has anyone experienced a similar behaviour?

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If it's on an incline, there is load added on the gear locking pins (which help in not allowing the car to move). At such times you would feel a slightly higher effort in moving out of the P mode as well.

The moment you shift to neutral, this stress is removed from the gearbox on to the brakes/handbrakes to hold the vehicle in position.

This problem should not be there on a flat road. Do check and revert.

As usual- experts- this is from my understanding- please correct me if I am wrong
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I also noticed at times but in my case it was when the AC was also turned on-- during the 30 secs to 1 min cooling time after a drive.The moment I switch off the AC the engine is its natural calm and quiet self. I'm guessi

I assume you are taking about the compressor noise.


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If it's on an incline, there is load added on the gear locking pins (which help in not allowing the car to move). At such times you would feel a slightly higher effort in moving out of the P mode....

You are absolutely right. After you engage the park mode on an incline, the vehicle slightly moves before coming to a halt after releasing the brake pedal. This is when I experience rough idle. But I haven't experienced any such issues on my Superb with comes equipped with the DSG gearbox as well.

In order to prevent any load from coming onto the gearbox, I employ the following sequence:

1) Press brake pedal.
2) Shift to P.
3) Engage handbrake.
4) Release brake pedal.

Following this sequence makes it a breeze to shift the gear lever from P mode. This procedure does not result in rough idle most of the times. I will again report on this. However, this issue should not occur in the first place, when the Superb's gearbox doesn't produce rough idle regardless of how you shift to/from park mode.

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It's always better to employ the below sequence while parking

1) Shift to N while pressing the brake pedal
2) Employ the hand brake
3) Release the brake pedal
4) Shift to P
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Old 29th May 2017, 09:34   #4673
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It's always better to employ the below sequence while parking

1) Shift to N while pressing the brake pedal
2) Employ the hand brake
3) Release the brake pedal
4) Shift to P
That seems spot on, but some gurus advocate that after releasing brake pedal in step 3( for just a sec) one needs to press brake pedal again and then shift to P.
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Is it okay to downsize the 16" alloys to the older 15"? I may take this route & upgrade to 185/65/R15 tyres for better comfort.

I hope VW hasn't made any changes to the brakes on the recently refreshed GT, to face any incompatibility issues with the 15" alloys?

I remember reading about a VW dealership installing reverse camera (with some kit) to make it work with the OEM head unit. Does anyone know which dealership in Bangalore does this mod?
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Avanishphatak's post on the power drop of his GT TSI after service has been split into its own thread:

Solved: GT TSI power drop after service! Misplaced vendor quality checks of Volkswagen India
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Guys got the delivery of my 2017 GT TSi yesterday. The whole day went in accesories installation so couldn't post yesterday. Will follow up with a few pics. Individual thread will also be started shortly. It's an April 2017 chassis/production car.
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My heartiest congratulations. Am sure you will always be happy you took the decision.
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Guys got the delivery of my 2017 GT TSi yesterday. The whole day went in accesories installation so couldn't post yesterday. Will follow up with a few pics. Individual thread will also be started shortly. It's an April 2017 chassis/production car.
Congratulations and welcome to the fold!

Do enjoy your drive. The car loves to be driven hard and is very well behaved as well.

If you could, do share your experience of the acceleration of the car and how it runs through the gears along with the respective revs. I am asking this since I would like to check on how the current new car feels
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Congratulations and welcome to the fold!

Do enjoy your drive. The car loves to be driven hard and is very well behaved as well.

If you could, do share your experience of the acceleration of the car and how it runs through the gears along with the respective revs. I am asking this since I would like to check on how the current new car feels
It's just been a bit more than 24 hours since I took the delivery. Been driving sedately so the gear shifts are happening at around 2k-2.5k rpm. So at speeds or even 10-15 kmph, the car is already in D2. Couple of times when I decided to accelerate hard, (I didn't) but then too for the impressive pick up it displayed, the revs didn't go above 3k rpm in D2. Impressed with the acceleration even in D mode!!
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Has anyone replaced the battery of of their GT? The service dealer is kind of forcing to buy the battery from him saying only they have the right spec battery. Anything outside may give trouble and damage the ECU. They are quoting double the market price! 8000 bucks! Seems like a rip off. Moreover I am not sure whether it's a 45ah or 60ah capacity that should be fitted. Any advice welcome.
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