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Old 27th April 2014, 03:25   #3016
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Detroit-Dude: I would suggest you take your car in for a check-up to your local VW service centre as there could be various reasons for the noise.
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VW will launch the Polo facelift in Jul14. More details (courtesy ODI) here:

http://overdrive.in/news/volkswagen-...-by-july-2014/
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Guys, I am planning to take in my Polo TSI for its 1st year service this week, its due in 2weeks time. I would appreciate any pointers from fellow Polo owners regarding specific things to be checked out during service as per manufacturer and things which I wouldn't need but might be pushed by the Service advisor. The car has done only 6.1k kms in the past 11.5 months of usage. Do note that there was a lull in usage for a period of 5 months, as I was out of country, anything specific to look out for wrt to this? Does it need a wheel rotation, alignment/balancing and how about brake lining check/cleaning?

Would highly appreciate your views,

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delta5: Check your Service Manual (you should have received this at the time of purchase) for all things that need to be done during each of your services.

For the 1st service I would say:
- Engine Oil - Replace
- Engine Oil Filter - Replace
- Air Filter - Clean
- AC Pollen Filter - Clean
- Wheel Balancing & Alignment
- Wash
- Top up Wiper Wash fluid
- Check battery
and a few other items that I cant recollect immediately.

The service advisor will try to push some add-ons like Exterior Paint Protection, Interior Cleaning (both of which are your personal choice).

They will also try to push for sale of accessories and other items.

Your brake pads need to be inspected and recommended to be replaced at 30,000km / 2nd servicing. Since your usage has been low, check with your Service Advisor during the 2nd service on the thickness of the brake pads and decide accordingly.
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My cousin is about to buy his first car, he's confused between Polo v/s i10 grand petrol variants, which is better overall guys ? his heart set on polo but 3 pot engine is giving him doubts.
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Going by size, wouldn't i20 be the equivalent. I was talking to an i10 owner a few days ago. Parked by my Polo, one could see quite a difference. He drives a lot on business, and my view is that the smaller car is better for the city traffic.

I don't know, haven't compared details for a long time, but I suspect that the Hyundai comes with more, but overall quality is not so good. For a car that feels solidly built, go for the Polo
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Going by size, wouldn't i20 be the equivalent. I was talking to an i10 owner a few days ago. Parked by my Polo, one could see quite a difference. He drives a lot on business, and my view is that the smaller car is better for the city traffic.

I don't know, haven't compared details for a long time, but I suspect that the Hyundai comes with more, but overall quality is not so good. For a car that feels solidly built, go for the Polo
Yes, I20 It's the contender if we compare, I hear i10 grand is more fun to drive as compared to i20 in petrol engine due to i10 being light in weight, polo quality is top notch but 3 pot engine is a point of concern for him, he can't stretch its budget for tsi variant though.
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Mine's a 4-cylinder petrol 1.6, so I can't speak from experience, but I think that people have stopped worrying much about the 3-cylinder engine. VW seem to have made it work.
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i own a polo 1.2 highline since the last three years. this three pot engine stuff is not a worrying stuff, actually i find it quite fine, unless you are packed with three 80 kgs+ adults in the back.
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Just wondering if folks here have taken (or heard of people taking) delivery of the revised Trendline (with Airbags) and Comfortline (with Airbags and ABS) trims of the Polo.

I'm in the market for a second hatch to complement my 3-year old Punto MJD Emotion Pack and the 1.2 Petrol Trendline/Comfortline seem very tempting. Any discounts that folks are aware of with Bangalore dealers?

P.S. Does anyone have any feedback about the VW ASS in Rajajinagar, Bangalore? I'm hoping things have improved in the recent past, but any feedback from existing owners would be appreciated.
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New steering wheel on 2014 facelift looks great, but the car spotted by overdrive doesn't have new steering wheel, only change in bumpers from outside, would be great if vw offer it here also.
Don't know when vw will announce, speculations are may/july/september.
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VW is coming with FULLY LOADED offer again ( In a week time).

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VW is coming with FULLY LOADED offer again ( In a week time).
So, what's this fully loaded offer? Some kinda limited edition one?

Edit: never mind. Got it!

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So, what's this fully loaded offer? Some kinda limited edition one?
Here you go mate - http://www.volkswagen.co.in/en/2013-...ly-loaded.html
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Marketing terms I loathe: Special Edition. Fully Loaded.


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Spotted these Polo's enroute Udaipur 2 days ago. There were a total of 6 Polo's but i could only snap 3 together. Upon asking during a stop near a toll booth, I was told its a "NEW ENGINE" Polo and they are not allowed to give out the Engine specifications. One of the 6 cars had a AT transmission and rest 5 were MT.

But all 6 cars had a the GT TDI badge. So are we looking at a Diesel AT? The team refused to answer that question and did not allow me to take interior pics as they had a couple of small data gathering devices connected which they didn't want to be clicked.

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