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Old 14th September 2011, 20:53   #2266
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Guys, is it possible to install touch-sensitive alarm on Polo? Does VW provide any such system as an accessory?

Also, do touch-sensitive alarms help prevent logo theft?
Hi morphique,
This idea crossed my mind when I saw too many VW's with missing logo's.
Being extremely expensive, they seem to be a favourite with logo thieves.

I installed a Roots Security Alarm on my bike which is touch sensitive. Barring all its other advanced features, even a slight touch activates a loud alarm and has 2 sensitivity settings. Since it works on 12V-14V DC, it can be installed on our Polo too. Costs less than Rs.900/- and is remote controlled. I had planned to fix it in my car but never got around doing it.

Sure they do. No one dare touch my bike now as the alarm alerts people around. A similar alarm on my previous bike not only gave out a loud alarm but the moment it was touched, a female voice would shout "Dont bother me". But I doubt its effectiveness as not all thieves may be educated enough to understand english

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Old 17th September 2011, 11:05   #2267
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I inquired about the price for Polo 1.6 here in Chennai here at Sundaram, to check their 40k discount. Seems the Ex-Showroom price + Registration is 7.3x Lacs after which Insurance 18.xx + AMC is 19.xx and Accessories for 15k is being offered for 57k out of which they would discount 40k and buyer would contribute 17k bringing the OTR price to 7.5L. Asked if they offered cash discount instead of accessories for 15k but was met with a firm no Can anyone comment if this price is ok of if they got a better deal in Chennai?
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Old 29th September 2011, 18:30   #2268
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Hi guys .. a very close friend of mine will be getting delivery of his Polo 1.2 Comfortline soon. We have selected a set of 5.5 J mags with a 35ET offset. Now the confusion lies in deciding whether to upsize to 195/60 R 15 or 205/55 R 15. Has anyone on the forum upsized to 205/55 R 15 on the Polo ? If so, are there any issues of the tyres scraping the wheel well ? Polo users and resident tyre gurus, please give us your inputs and advice, as the car will be here in a day or 2. Would really appreciate some urgent feedback. Thanks Guys.
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Hi guys .. a very close friend of mine will be getting delivery of his Polo 1.2 Comfortline soon. We have selected a set of 5.5 J mags with a 35ET offset. Now the confusion lies in deciding whether to upsize to 195/60 R 15 or 205/55 R 15. Has anyone on the forum upsized to 205/55 R 15 on the Polo ? If so, are there any issues of the tyres scraping the wheel well ? Polo users and resident tyre gurus, please give us your inputs and advice, as the car will be here in a day or 2. Would really appreciate some urgent feedback. Thanks Guys.
205/55 will be the right upsize actually, butttt for the 1.2 it will be too much and slow the car down. Stick to 195/60 R15. With 205s I think 6j alloys would be better too.
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Old 30th September 2011, 16:47   #2270
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Can someone please confirm if these will fit onto our POLOs

VW POLO 05-09 MANUAL PRIMED WING MIRROR COVER O/S | eBay
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^^ No, its meant for the previous version and not the current model.
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But I see a lot of similarities in both wing mirrors. Only the side indicator is different from the one we have in our cars.
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I am buying white Polo TDI, wanted to go for alloy. But I want alloys in white color as well. Is it possible to get alloys in white color or do I need to paint any other alloys in white color. If anybody has any reference of getting white alloys in PUNE, please let me know.
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I have a question on POLO TDI trendline - If we buy it - can we get an ABS fixed on trendline POLO from the company for extra bucks ? Is it possible - Please let me know.
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I have a question on POLO TDI trendline - If we buy it - can we get an ABS fixed on trendline POLO from the company for extra bucks ? Is it possible - Please let me know.
Nope. You cannot get ABS or Airbags fitted aftermarket or as a custom order.
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1. Has anyone tried to get fitted electrically controlled ORVMs to Polo?

Now they come as standard on Highline but first version did not had them. Is it possible to get them fitted now? If yes, what cost?

2. In my Polo I get a hissing sound when you start AC it continues as I drive. My understanding was this was because of less quantity of Refrigerant gas or possible leakage. There is no apparent loss in performance.

When I took it to A. S. S. they say it's normal. What is experience of other users?

please share.
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In my Polo I get a hissing sound when you start AC it continues as I drive. My understanding was this was because of less quantity of Refrigerant gas or possible leakage. There is no apparent loss in performance.

When I took it to A. S. S. they say it's normal. What is experience of other users?

please share.
Hi Canpush, when I purchased my Polo in June, there was absolutely zero hissing sound from AC. However, after the dealer in Madurai repaired my car for the mishap that happened last month, I'm now hearing the hissing sound for a second when I turn on the AC & then it disappears. But, as you have rightly said, there is no loss in performance.

Since the sound goes off within a second, I'm not really bothered about it & I remember reading a few threads here complaining of the same issue.
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Guys what is the usual capacity of POLO's full tank you've seen. I filled 48 ltrs and had around 2-3 ltrs already. So almost 50 ltrs :O As far as I know the tank is approx 45 ltrs. (As per the manual). So does it mean 4-5 ltrs +/- if yes then I think its wrong.

On the other hand I also got the petrol pump's ltr thing checked. Had a 1 ltr water bottle in the car. I got that filled and the bottle got full upto brim even @ .98 ltr. Which was strange :(

Guys, Any idea what drama it is?
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1. Has anyone tried to get fitted electrically controlled ORVMs to Polo?

Now they come as standard on Highline but first version did not had them. Is it possible to get them fitted now? If yes, what cost?

When I took it to A. S. S. they say it's normal. What is experience of other users?

please share.
1. I think yes. OVRMS can be added to your POLO as well.
2. Haven't experienced it yet

Guys, Send if anyone comes here looking for OEM POLO Alloys, to me. I've got someone who is selling them bloody cheap compared to VW price.
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Guys what is the usual capacity of POLO's full tank you've seen. I filled 48 ltrs and had around 2-3 ltrs already. So almost 50 ltrs :O As far as I know the tank is approx 45 ltrs. (As per the manual). So does it mean 4-5 ltrs +/- if yes then I think its wrong.

On the other hand I also got the petrol pump's ltr thing checked. Had a 1 ltr water bottle in the car. I got that filled and the bottle got full upto brim even @ .98 ltr. Which was strange :(

Guys, Any idea what drama it is?
In the fuel tank at the opening, on right hand side, you have a small knob jutting out. That is for balancing air pressure as the tank gets emptied (as I believe, techies please correct me, if required) If you keep it pressed as you fill fuel, it allows 4-5 litres additional fuel to get in. This was demonstrated to me by one of the bunk guys in Goa who filled up 40+ litres in my tank and after filling up, almost 250 kms and tank was still showing full.

I think that is not the right way to fill the tank but some bunk boys habitually keep it pressed with the nozzle as they fill. This might be the reason for tank accommodating extra fuel.

Do not believe in water bottles 'Litre' measurement of each water company is different and almost always less than 1 litre.
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