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Old 8th May 2014, 11:33   #3031
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My polo Has done about 2.23 Lac Kms its TDi and the engine keeps getting smoother day by day.

Once you drive a Polo its hard to Drive other tin box cars.
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My polo Has done about 2.23 Lac Kms its TDi and the engine keeps getting smoother day by day.

Once you drive a Polo its hard to Drive other tin box cars.
2 lac kms on Polo TDi.

Thats some sheer reliability of VAG TDi engines.

You should definitely put up a long term ownership review of your car covering following
1. Purchase
2. Service
3. Bills
4. Cost of ownership
5. Issues faced

I believe no one ever does such mileage on German cars. You definitely owe us a long term ownership thread. It would help a lot of people who have a mindset of German cars being expensive.
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Old 8th May 2014, 18:00   #3033
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2 lac kms on Polo TDi.

Thats some sheer reliability of VAG TDi engines.
He never mentioned it to be reliable!
Check out what he says about the engine herepolo (3 month old Volkswagen Polo: Problems & Service Issues).Read post no. 2 on the page.
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Old 8th May 2014, 18:34   #3034
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2 lac kms on Polo TDi.

Thats some sheer reliability of VAG TDi engines.

You should definitely put up a long term ownership review of your car covering following
1. Purchase
2. Service
3. Bills
4. Cost of ownership
5. Issues faced

I believe no one ever does such mileage on German cars. You definitely owe us a long term ownership thread. It would help a lot of people who have a mindset of German cars being expensive.
Hi, Yes I definitely owe you all a long term review. I have a love and hate relationship with my car. I had almost sold her in March this year but couldn't let go of her.

1. Purchase.
Got the car in October 2010 after my Fiat incident. I got the car in 3 days flat while the waiting period was 8 months for a Silver Polo. Also got 15 K discount.
I still remember that evening went I saw her for the second time. I had gone to the dealer at 5 in the morning to see her get of the truck. It was the first Navratra and she was the first car to delivered that day. After taking delivery went straight to the nearest Gurudwara. Also named her Cherry that day. Use to get stopped by people wanting to see the car.

Also had some ICE installed by a Fellow BHPian.

2. Service

Service is always fun. We have two dealers in Chandigarh. And i would say that Swami In IND Area Phase 1 are the best for VW. The Mohali Dealer is not up to the mark. Previous Tata dealer so its explains alot but they are very helpful and will let me use their tool and work on my car as they couldn't screw a nut properly.

Please never get brake pad installed at the dealers. The same brake pads are available at Rs 900 outside and they sell the same for Rs 4000+

3. Bills

Nothing till now. Only Link rods and some bushes that's its. Link road are 1600 and bushes some 2300.

My cars water Pump failed and it was changed by VW under Goodwill Warranty. They even provided free coolant and A/C service. but I was without Cherry was about 8 days.

Link Roads have been changed 4 time and bushes 2 time.

If not changed on time she will eat tires from outside as well as inside.

4. Cost of ownership

Service 9000* 15= Rs 1,35,000 in service cost.
Link Rods Rs 6400
Bushes Rs 4600
Brake pad and Leather RS 12200 Appox + labour max 2k
Fuel Rs 688235

Total Rs 848435 + Insurance

5. Issues faced

Nothing Much.

1. The paint has some flaws.
2. The water Pump incident.
3. VW mohali.
4.Glow Plug Light use to come once in a while before the ECU upgrade.
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Another spy shots of facelift http://overdrive.in/news/spied-2015-...ting-in-india/
Hoping VW will provide new steering wheel & instrument cluster in india too that is being offered abroad.
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guys anyone install the sr body kit on their polo ? I had a few questions.

1. How much lower does the front spoiler make the current front end ? Is it the same height or is the car height increased to maintain the same front height as before ?

2. Would it be advisable to install the body kit if I often had to go via rural roads ?

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Guys bought a Polo Comfortline today.
Once i reached home,i realized there is no seat belt warning in it.
No beeps,no lights in console,nothing.
Is this how it is supposed to be or i am missing something?
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Guys bought a Polo Comfortline today.
Once i reached home,i realized there is no seat belt warning in it.
No beeps,no lights in console,nothing.
Is this how it is supposed to be or i am missing something?
Unfortunately, that's how it is.

Did you not notice this when you took a test drive? Or did you not take one at all? Enjoy the car.
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Guys bought a Polo Comfortline today.
Once i reached home,i realized there is no seat belt warning in it.
No beeps,no lights in console,nothing.
Is this how it is supposed to be or i am missing something?
Congrats buddy
How much discount you got ? - scheme ?
Ps : Any info regarding the facelift from dealership ?
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Guys bought a Polo Comfortline today.
Once i reached home,i realized there is no seat belt warning in it.
No beeps,no lights in console,nothing.
Is this how it is supposed to be or i am missing something?
Congratulations on the car! As Gannu has already told you, there is no such feature on the Vento/Polo siblings. You can get aftermarket ones though.

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I've never noticed that there is no seat belt warning light. It would make absolutely no difference to me anyway.
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Unfortunately, that's how it is.

Did you not notice this when you took a test drive? Or did you not take one at all? Enjoy the car.
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Congrats buddy
How much discount you got ? - scheme ?
Ps : Any info regarding the facelift from dealership ?
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Congratulations on the car! As Gannu has already told you, there is no such feature on the Vento/Polo siblings. You can get aftermarket ones though.
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I've never noticed that there is no seat belt warning light. It would make absolutely no difference to me anyway.
Thanks a lot
I forgot to mention,its a Pre worshipped one.
Jan 2014 Polo 1.2(P) Comfortline,7500kms.
Had no plans to purchase a polo,in fact had gone to book an i10 Grand for mom and wifey.Came across this one,at a price we couldnt refuse.Got her home within 2 hours.
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Thanks a lot
I forgot to mention,its a Pre worshipped one.
Jan 2014 Polo 1.2(P) Comfortline,7500kms.
Had no plans to purchase a polo,in fact had gone to book an i10 Grand for mom and wifey.Came across this one,at a price we couldnt refuse.Got her home within 2 hours.
nice one you got there.. now update your sig ASAP!
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1. The AC fan speed on my Polo 1.2 (P) Highline keeps going all over the place when it is in manual mode. If I keep it at 2 bars, it reduces to 1 bar after some time. If it is at 3 bars and I accelerate, it goes to 4, sometimes 5, bars! It is extremely irritating and distracting to adjust the fan speed while driving.
2. Of late, the radio has also started misbehaving. The volume will reduce and drop to inaudible levels, only to come back to normal when I fiddle with the volume knob or change the station.
Has anyone else faced such issues? I am taking her to the workshop tomorrow and plan to show these issues to the SA, so any inputs here would be helpful...
Thanks in advance.
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Jan 2014 Polo 1.2(P) Comfortline,7500kms.
That car is a looker in grey, even my Vento is Pepper Grey. Wishing you (your wife rather) many happy miles ahead, hope you enjoy the car to its fullest!
Mind sharing the price

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Has anyone else faced such issues? I am taking her to the workshop tomorrow and plan to show these issues to the SA, so any inputs here would be helpful...
Thanks in advance.
The radio is losing sound because of the low radio coverage in your area maybe?
Take it to the workshop for the climate control, that is weird. How old is your car? It might have developed an electrical problem. Do update us on the solution.

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