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Old 14th June 2011, 01:05   #2191
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Hi guys, took delivery of my pepper grey polo 1.6 on saturday!
Got it from Galaxy motors Thane, since the owner is a friend of mine he let me have the car for the week end! registration and PDI will be done tommorow.
I have a question for fellow polo owners.. where can i find the odometer on the MFD? the manual says very little about it. i know where the trip 1 & 2 which can be reset is but i want to know the total kms run by the car. Since the PDI has not been done by VW a lot of the functions are still locked eg. the remote keys are not functioning i have to use the keys to get in. Anyways been scouring the manual for the past 2 days, cant wait for the registration to be done so i can take the bad boy out for a long drive!
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Hi guys, took delivery of my pepper grey polo 1.6 on saturday!
I have a question for fellow polo owners.. where can i find the odometer on the MFD?
Congratulations Frankazoid,

You will find up/down buttons on the tip of wiper control stalk. Each time you press it, you get a different display on your MFD. Odo is one of them.

I am from Thane too. Where in Thane are you based?
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We bought 2 VW POLO at the same time. I got myself a VW Polo Candy white, comfort line - Diesel & my cousin bougt a White, comforline - Petrol version. We both were looking for a hatchback and prioritised on VW for its brand and quality products. As we booked both cars simultaneously we were offered a corporate discount of Rs.8000/- for each.
We went to the showroom (Phoenix cars, Thrissur) one day and they had plenty of Diesel cars in stock. They assured delivery in 3 days. Though Petrol version was not available they transferred it from their other showroom and delivered it to us on time.
My cousin wanted to go for Highline variant but I advise him not to go for this just for the meagre accessories they were providing. I though it would be wise to buy the after-market accessories which would still cost just half the price of what you would be paying for a Highline variant, of course leaving aside the ABS system.

I kindly request the members to please advise me on any suitable make and model of music system that would be suitable for my POLO. I wish to procure after-market music systems with touch screen and usb/ aux features.

Also has anyone fitted fog lamps separately from outside on their POLO. The showroom charges Rs.16000 for a set of fog lamps which is quite expensive. Would anyone know if these fog lamps are available in car accessory shops?
Please advise.
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Hi guys, took delivery of my pepper grey polo 1.6 on saturday!

I have a question for fellow polo owners.. where can i find the odometer on the MFD? the manual says very little about it. i know where the trip 1 & 2 which can be reset is but i want to know the total kms run by the car.
Congrats Frankazoid

For the odometer - the bottom of your instrument cluster has two buttons, the one on the right lets you toggle between a trip meter and an odometer. So the car has the 2 trip counters 1& 2, which are visible on the middle line of the MFD and operable by the buttons on the wiper stalks and another 'master' trip meter visible in the bottom line of the MFD, sharing the same space as the odo meter. Also, if you hold the button down while the trip meter is displayed, it will reset.

Another thing you should know, that confused me initially - the trip '1' counter resets automatically after 2 hours of the engine being off. This applies to all the measurements related to trip w, i.e - distance traveled, F.E, time, average speed etc.

Hope this helps

Cheers & enjoy the car!

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Congratulations Frankazoid,

You will find up/down buttons on the tip of wiper control stalk. Each time you press it, you get a different display on your MFD. Odo is one of them.

I am from Thane too. Where in Thane are you based?
Sorry mods no PM facility for me as yet which is why i am posting here.
Omega man, i used to stay in Vasant Vihar and have recently moved to Hiranandani Estate.

@Swale - Will try that out, hav'nt got the car back as yet coz the Thane RTO apparently had a Anti-Corruption bureau raid (about time that happened) last evening so will get the number this evening.
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Omega man, i used to stay in Vasant Vihar and have recently moved to Hiranandani Estate.

@Swale - Will try that out, hav'nt got the car back as yet coz the Thane RTO apparently had a Anti-Corruption bureau raid (about time that happened) last evening so will get the number this evening.
Sad to hear about the ACB raid at the RTO, hope you will get your registration number and car on time. Do post some pictures after you get it. BTW did you go thru a PDI check using the TBHP PDI Checklist? Is your Polo CL, TL or HL?

I reside at HE too, Riviera. PM me once you get your PM access. Cheers
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We bought 2 VW POLO at the same time. I got myself a VW Polo Candy white, comfort line .
Excellent decision Jaisha. The elegance of white Polo is unmatched in its segment.
Can you give some more details on dealeship experience in Thrissur? How equipped are they? is it located in Nadathara?

Regarding HU, most of the Polo/Vento owners in the forum have gone for Chinese makes like Witson, Caska etc for their OEM fit and finish. If you go by good brand, Chethan has done a nice installation. Details, some where in the thread.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ip-report.html
I think initial difficulties of ICE installtion in Polo is over and lot of accessories shops are doing the job just like in any other car.

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Congrats Jaisha28, Wish you all miles of happiness. Enjoy the car .

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My cousin wanted to go for Highline variant but I advise him not to go for this just for the meagre accessories they were providing. I though it would be wise to buy the after-market accessories which would still cost just half the price of what you would be paying for a Highline variant, of course leaving aside the ABS system.
Pardon me here, but if budget permits, one should always go for a model with better safety features. Airbags and ABS is the best thing one can get, believe me. We have a comfortline but only budget constraint and me not taking the call on model (instead my dad did), were the main reasons we opted for comfortline. Other car in garage have both Airbags and ABS; and i personally feel that our lifes are much more precious than the 1 lac difference in price. I have personally witnessed the advantages of ABS. Ofcourse, I havent witnessed Airbags and wont want to either, but I have seen them saving LIVES.

I am posting this for better awareness, nothing specific to you , my dad too opted for Comfort line because budget was a constraint and he couldnt justify the price of additional features on Highline. I would have rather chosen a 1.6 polo or a pre owned civic but thats just me ..lolzz

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Excellent decision Jaisha. The elegance of white Polo is unmatched in its segment.
Can you give some more details on dealeship experience in Thrissur? How equipped are they? is it located in Nadathara?

Regarding HU, most of the Polo/Vento owners in the forum have gone for Chinese makes like Witson, Caska etc for their OEM fit and finish. If you go by good brand, Chethan has done a nice installation. Details, some where in the thread.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ip-report.html
I think initial difficulties of ICE installtion in Polo is over and lot of accessories shops are doing the job just like in any other car.
Hi Poloman, Highly appreciate the link you have sent me. Regarding dealership experience it was good. Actually the area manager at Nadathara is known to me as he was in Hyson motors (FIAT) before and I used to take my Linea there. Now he has shifted here. Hence, dealership experience went very smooth. I have gone there only 2 times, once for seeing the car and then for taking delivery. Actually I bought the car on Saturday and left for work Monday early morning.

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Congrats Jaisha28, Wish you all miles of happiness. Enjoy the car .

Pardon me here, but if budget permits, one should always go for a model with better safety features. Airbags and ABS is the best thing one can get, believe me.
Thanks gaurav_chopra. You are very right that Safety comes first and then the other features. Whether you are driving 10 kms per day or 100 kms per day, the safety point has to be taken into consideration first. The budget constraint was also one of the reasons that we opted for comfort line. But again, I feel POLO brakes are quite good comparitively.
I also own a Linea Emotion+ and several times I have experienced the benefits of ABS and how it works.

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I was looking for 2 DIN music system and stumbled across EONON music systems. From the web, it looks really good and car specific models are also available with lots of features in the set.

Eonon D2208 | Car DVD | 2 Din Car DVD

They also have In-dash dvd players as per images below.
Has any of the team members bought this set and know if it is available in India? Any information on this is very helpful.
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Why dont you go in for Caska or witson. They even have GPS enabled. And CASKA (a bit pricey but nice) has authorized dealers and A.S.S too. And they fully integrate into your car with BT as well.

Had seen a Polo with the CASKA being fitted into it. Looked awesome.
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Why dont you go in for Caska or witson. They even have GPS enabled. And CASKA (a bit pricey but nice) has authorized dealers and A.S.S too. And they fully integrate into your car with BT as well.

Had seen a Polo with the CASKA being fitted into it. Looked awesome.
Hi Jk007, I enquired for CASKA and it exhorbitantly priced, 48000 just for the set, then I will have to get the speakers as well. I dont have that much budget. I read on one thread that he got EONON for appx 27k total, so compared to CASKA it is far less expensive.
I wouldn't mind a In dash touch screen type. Would anyone guide me any good set between 15-20k (as shown in picture above).
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There are a couple of members who have got the Witson shipped from China for their Polo/Vento for 20-30k. Probably you should check them out. CASKA and Witson integrate to your car pretty well. So there are no shabby wiring and most importantly they fit perfectly. Also, these take care of the sat-nav.

Dont go for the motorized ones. Those will do good for the people who have a single din music system. For a 2 din, go for a flat 5-7" LCD
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Dear Polo owners, I am keenly looking to purchase the diesel Polo 1.2. Kindly give me your honest feedback on the engine response, performance and efficiency.

During my TD, I noticed a lot of turbo lag below 2000 rpm. My concern is how its going to affect in the day to day bumper to bumper traffic on Bangalore roads.

The other concern is its going to be my first diesel, all my previous cars have been petrol and the one this is going to replace for city duties would be a Fiat Palio 1.6 GTX.
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