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Old 27th September 2013, 13:37   #2881
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Hi Folks !. Booked a Polo petrol HL. Having done most of my driving in automatics, looked for one but dropped the idea after not finding something affordable and good enough. Of the ones I shortlisted, the Polo seems to encourage shifting gears

Now the question is, what accessories and upgrades are recommended for the Polo HL ?.
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Old 27th September 2013, 14:35   #2882
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Has anyone seen the Polo SR edition? I was just happening to browse through the Volkswagen india website when i saw this. Reading deeper, found that the only notable difference is the Polo SR badging. The other features are found or can be got in the regular Polo as well. Nothing special IMO.

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Old 27th September 2013, 15:41   #2883
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Has anyone seen the Polo SR edition? I was just happening to browse through the Volkswagen india website when i saw this.
Did see the Polo SR edition in the showroom. Its cosmetic and suits those who like to dress up their car and give it a different look. Not for those who want better performance. Somehow preferred the Polo HL interiors as the SR looked dark and less cheerful.
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Old 27th September 2013, 16:33   #2884
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Are car manufacturers convinced that Indian customers are shallow and are easily taken in by these cosmetics?

Even those who like them are not going to be taken in by the suggestion that this is "new" car.
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I don't understand why there is an issue with VW offering the Polo SR. It's a superb proposition with VW offering the Genuine sport kit ie front rear and side skirts, rear spoiler, bootlid chrome strip and exhaust pipe finisher for a mere 35k or so difference over the regular Highline. The same cost over 90k if purchased separately from the dealership.
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A friend is in the market for VW Polo Petrol. Been to a couple of dealers and both are saying Petrol Trendline not available. Is that the case? Also the offers are basically free insurance and 10k exchange discount. I am sure there are better offers out there for the petrol model. Anybody else heard anything on Polo petrol?
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A friend is in the market for VW Polo Petrol. Been to a couple of dealers and both are saying Petrol Trendline not available. Is that the case? Also the offers are basically free insurance and 10k exchange discount. I am sure there are better offers out there for the petrol model. Anybody else heard anything on Polo petrol?
The finance offer is for those who opt for a loan through Volkswagen Finance.
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Came across this.

Planning to buy a Volkswagen car in India? Read this before you make adecision

blog.sukh.us/2013/10/planning-to-buy-volkswagen-car-in-india.html?m=1

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Came across this.

Planning to buy a Volkswagen car in India? Read this before you make adecision

blog.sukh.us/2013/10/planning-to-buy-volkswagen-car-in-india.html?m=1

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There is a thread running on this topic:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post3284399
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I noted that Polo is the only hatchback having 'driver seat height adjust' even for base Trendline models. But this was not the case when the vehicle was first launched in the country, so when was this change introduced and this feature introduced in base model. Is it a recent development ?

Also what offers are available on cash purchase of polo petrol models ? Is it true that trendline model is no longer being sold ?
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The oil-burner is rather unresponsive below 2,100 rpms; whether you’re stepping on the gas a little or you have the pedal buried in the carpet below makes no difference. Then, once the turbo spools up, there is a sudden wave of torque. Turbo-lag is on the higher side and power delivery peaky. The times that you are at 10 kph in 2nd gear, and spot a gap in traffic to squeeze through, staying in the same gear will get you nowhere. You will need to shift down.
I too have the Diesel 1.2 l variant and i too find this turbo lag an annoyance. Specially when i need to shift down the gear to rev up the engine and pickup suddenly even at 10 kph.
I just wanted to know is there any performance tweak that can be done to counter this or help it? I really need to know if something can be done about this turbo lag.
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I too have the Diesel 1.2 l variant and i too find this turbo lag an annoyance. Specially when i need to shift down the gear to rev up the engine and pickup suddenly even at 10 kph.
I just wanted to know is there any performance tweak that can be done to counter this or help it? I really need to know if something can be done about this turbo lag.
VW did a SW upgrade to my Polo in the first service. It starts pulling as early as 1500 RPM now. No, it's not as strong as it is at 2000 RPM, but I don't get the feeling of getting bogged down anymore.

The grouse I have is, this strong pull only lasts until 2200 -2300 RPM. Nothing much beyond that. I've also driven the Swift extensively and it pulls until 3000 RPM like a locomotive.
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Have a question for all old and new Polo owners on this forum -

I have a Polo TDI bought in March 2012, ran about 28,000 km's to date. Lately the suspension has gotten very noisy. I hear thuds for every small and large bump on the road. I maintain 32 PSI in all tyres(stock JK's on 14 inch rims).

Any suggestions? Do I need to change suspension bushes?
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VW did a SW upgrade to my Polo in the first service. It starts pulling as early as 1500 RPM now. No, it's not as strong as it is at 2000 RPM, but I don't get the feeling of getting bogged down anymore.

The grouse I have is, this strong pull only lasts until 2200 -2300 RPM. Nothing much beyond that. I've also driven the Swift extensively and it pulls until 3000 RPM like a locomotive.
So i should too ask for this software upgrade? At least it wont feel as bogged down as it is now. This is really annoying when the car doesnt rev up with the acclerator fully grounded. Its kind of a sad feeling.
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So i should too ask for this software upgrade? At least it wont feel as bogged down as it is now. This is really annoying when the car doesnt rev up with the acclerator fully grounded. Its kind of a sad feeling.
Yes, I think so. But you will lose a little kick higher in the rev range. To elaborate here's the behaviour I noticed before and after the SW update -

Before: Lag until about 1800 rpm, after which the turbo would wake up and start spooling. Strong rush at 2000 rpm upto 2300 rpm.

After: Lag until about 1500 rpm. Get decent pull from 1500 - 2000 rpm, reduced turbo kick after 2000 upto 2300 rpm.
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