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Old 1st April 2011, 22:53   #2116
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According to 1 of the tweets from Hormazd Sorabjee of Autocar, approximately 100 Fabia's dispatched from VW Chakan plant had Polo wheel caps on them! Mix up reached customers. How embarassing is that!
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Is that a big deal? It might take five minutes to change it at a dealership.

Its not as bad as Mahindra who supplied fleets of trucks with wrong gearboxes!
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Its not as bad as Mahindra who supplied fleets of trucks with wrong gearboxes!
How Cool is that ??
I would love to get my VW Polo with Skoda Superb Gear Box - I would take the 'switch' with a 'big smily' !!!

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Imagine changing a gearbox or an engine was a 2 minute stuff. I would have fixed the 1.6 litre Ford engine into the Nano. That is my dream car by the way!
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Trendline also comes with 2 remote control guys ? & anybody got body coloured door handles & mirror for free on request ?
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Trendline also comes with 2 remote control guys ? & anybody got body coloured door handles & mirror for free on request ?
Only Highline comes with remote fobs. Trendline has a normal key and 2 of them are given to the owner.
Body colored mirrors and handles are always at an extra cost. VW doesn't even give floor mats or mud flaps as freebies!

A small update on my Polo - All vertical flaps of one of the air vents have broken suddenly while I was just adjusting the air flow! Talk about cheap quality Will go to the workshop to get it replaced under warranty.

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Note from Mod: There are several spelling & grammatical errors in your posts. This negatively affects the board experience for other readers.

Kindly ensure that you proof-read your posts prior to submission. Also, it would be a good idea to use spell-checkers.

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Do cars have reserve fuel?
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Don't they? I am told that they have while taking delivery of my car, to be more precise, I was told, 05 ltrs is the reserve capacity.
There is no such thing as a fixed reserve capacity, not like bikes anyways, many of which have two fuel feed pipes coming out of the fuel tank. I remember, in my RX100, once the main ran out of petrol, I had to manually move the switch to reserve position.

The bike didn't have a fuel gauge, what's your excuse? And remember, driving with 2 - 3 liters in your tank is bad for the car. For one, if your fuel is contaminated, the last few liters will be the filthiest. Second, your fuel pump is lubricated by the petrol. If you run your tank dry, count on a replacement bill for the pump as well.
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There is no such thing as a fixed reserve capacity, not like bikes anyways, many of which have two fuel feed pipes coming out of the fuel tank. I remember, in my RX100, once the main ran out of petrol, I had to manually move the switch to reserve position.
My parents' Triumph Herald (Hmmm... 1960-something) had a "reserve tank." You had to move a lever to use that remaining capacity. I don't know how it worked, but suspect the two-pipe thing that you mention.

Diesel drivers used to dread running out, as the system had to have the air bled from it. Just filling up and getting on the move again was not an option. That problem seems to have been designed out of modern engines.

I never had any difficulty with running dry, not that I have very often. The last time was a freak event, where I was certain that there was enough to get "there and back" but, with the car parked on a steep hill, what was left was just not reaching the engine, so there was no "and back" until I got a man with a can.

The big question with every car is, How much is left when the pointer points at 'E?' How much further will it go? How much is left when it stops?
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Is it possible to have remote fobs in comfort line through dealer at extra price, anybody asked the same ?
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Is it possible to have remote fobs in comfort line through dealer at extra price, anybody asked the same ?
That is not possible. It would require a whole new setup to incorporate the remote locking feature. I don't think you can get any of the Highline features by paying extra bucks.
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That is not possible. It would require a whole new setup to incorporate the remote locking feature. I don't think you can get any of the Highline features by paying extra bucks.
I wish if it was offering, Thanks.
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So let me get this straight. The Polo Highline now comes with Electric OVRMs??

Does that upset any 2010 Polo Highline owners? I know it upsets me tremendously!
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Hi All,
I am new on TEAM-BHP. We recently booked a Flash Red, VW Polo, 1.6L Highline, Petrol, for my wife. Will get delivery in 2-3weeks time. I went through this entire thread, albeit, briskly. Its got a world of information on VW Polo. Anything that I need to specifically look into at the time of delivery will be much appreciated? Just going for Mudflaps, Matts and Seat covers as original accessories. Currently own 2 Toyota Innova 2.5 V&G models.
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Anything that I need to specifically look into at the time of delivery will be much appreciated? Just going for Mudflaps, Matts and Seat covers as original accessories.
Congrats! Just check all the oil levels and coolant level during PDI. Check for any minor scratches too. If possible, procure the car's VIN number from your dealer and post it int his thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...cture-vin.html (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)) ,so that you know what's the manufacturing date of your car.

Another advice: Don't get any accessories from the dealer. They are highly overpriced and of inferior quality. The original mud flaps which I got faded in just 4 months!! Matts also are available at any accessory shop for lesser money. About seat covers, again I bought them from a reputed shop. Rs.3500 leatherette covers(with VW logo). Dealer will give you the same for double the price.
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