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Old 25th May 2016, 15:04   #3766
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Hey redbaron91 really sorry to barge into your question, but thought of sharing some of my input here:

- If you have finalised that VW Polo is your next car, PERSONALLY I would suggest you to go with the TDI. Safety is one of the USPs of Polo and that 1.5 TDI engine is best in City & Highway.

- Space is probably not the best part of Polo, but if its <3 occupants >90% of the time, this car can really make you appreciate German engineering.

- If you are looking at good NVH, light clutch and less running, you must really consider Grant I10, Swift or even Baleno Petrol. All of these offer excellent & much better Petrol engines than the 1.2 MPI from VW.

- Lastly, any day Diesel engine will offer much better FE than any Petrol engine, irrespective of the drive, driver or situation.

So you have the the best judge here and pick the one which ticks most important/vital boxes for you.


Hello vik0728

Thanks mate for your feedback. Guess Iím a good listener, so your feedback was not a barge into my query.

Firstly, I had booked a car back in March-2015, which was done in a hurry. It was MS Baleno Diesel. Waiting period was informed as 6-7 months. Booking was done with lot of dilemma in mind owing to its driving dynamics & light weight construction. Once the NCAP results were out and ďnot-so-goodĒ feedback from FEW owners, I made my mind to go for another car.

With more analysis & thoughts, I found my daily commute will never go beyond 20Kms with moderate to heavy B2B traffic. Considering this fact, I believe I can keep a petrol car happily without making big hole in my pocket.

This understanding led me to scout other cars, like Ford Ecosport, & VW Ameo. I hope both Ameo & Polo will have more or less same characteristics, due to which I took the TD of Polo Petrol.

The comfort features, safer body shell, (loved the way the Polo shuts itís doors), best drivability attracts me towards Poloís sibling, Ameo. While the big airy cabin, seating ergonomics, and large proportions of Ecosport grabbed my attention too. Unless VW tweaks their MPI engine for better FE, I think, both Ecosport & Ameo will give same FE in city conditions.

So as you said, Iíve to make my mind soon and pick the best one which suits me.
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Old 25th May 2016, 17:03   #3767
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Guys need some help.My polo GT is making a light groaning or whine when i turn the steering to left. It doesn't make any noise when i turn right. Car goes straight and no problems with steering except i feel bit jerky sometimes. No leaks on the ground. What could be the cause? I once hit a footpath while turning at 5-10 kmph and left alloy got hit. BTW car is kinda new,4.5k on odo. Need some suggestions.
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I noticed at parking speeds and then tried when stationary. Its not bumper for sure. Noise coming from power steering.
Hi Sid,

Here's another Sid from '93, having a GT TSi. I am facing a similar problem, but when I am turning to the right. Have you managed to resolve it in any way? I am also skeptical of approaching VW on this as I have upsized tires (195/60 Michelins) and believe the ASS will blame it on the tyre swap.
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Hi Sid,

Here's another Sid from '93, having a GT TSi. I am facing a similar problem, but when I am turning to the right. Have you managed to resolve it in any way? I am also skeptical of approaching VW on this as I have upsized tires (195/60 Michelins) and believe the ASS will blame it on the tyre swap.

Nope, no solutions :( But its not very loud, can be heard only when its super quiet which makes me think its normal. Still will tell ASS when going for first checkup. Its due in a months time and i will let you know.

PS: Great to see one more Sid 93 having similar interest
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I read today that Volkswagen India has launched special editions of Polo and Vento

As per the article in the link below, the special edition features are available exclusively in the Highline manual transmission variants of both car lines and in the Highline DSG variant of the Vento

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http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes...vento/52556427

As per the article, the special edition features include:
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  • BS and dual front airbags (These were already present!!)
  • Body side molding in black
  • ORVM covers in carbon finish
  • Black roof foil
  • Trunk garnish on the Polo Select
  • Trunk lip spoiler on the Vento Celeste.

On the interiors part of it, the special edition comes with:
  • High-quality, scratch-resistant dashboards in the Vento Celeste (This was also present!!)
  • Polo Select will have a carbon finish centre console.
  • Detachable window blinds
  • New textile mats
  • Blaupunkt radio with navigation in the Vento Celeste
  • 4 scuff plates and seat covers with Volkswagen logo in the Polo Select


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There are also a couple of images in the link which have been rendered to show how the black roofs look
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What is this garnish? A little bit of sliced tomato and onion? A lemon twist?

It's all rather silly. But I find it hard to think that their marketing department doesn't have some evidence that these cosmetic changes increase sales? Do they increase sales? None of us seem very impressed, included those of us who are devoted to the brand.

I thought I read that there was actually a new Polo on the way, with changes amounting to more than a lettuce leaf decorating the rear seat. Unless I got that wrong, who is going to rush to buy just for some garnish here or there.

Whoa! Maybe the hard truth is that us VW customers actually are that shallow!

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Spare tyre question

Mode: please move the post if you find it not relevant

My Polo comforline TDI is getting delivered this week so I went to the yard to do a brief inspection before registration. The spare tyre is 14"!!! which caught me by surprise completely(partly because I didn't pay attention to that detail in the review)

what's with the smaller size Tyre, what kind of an impact will it have on the car if I drive with different size tyre ? does it affect the balancing ? please advise

has anyone changed the spare tyre to a 15" one immediately after taking delivery ?

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VW updates its portal to include Polo 'Select' variant,

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Hi Guys,

Need some help with my new car(VW polo TDI Comfortline) that I took delivery yesterday. Must say it was an absolute joy to drive through the city

The rear left door doesn't open from the inside, the rest of the doors are fine, is this a setting that I goofed up or I need to visit the Showroom ?

Coming from a Dzire(randomly driven) to Polo, I feel the lack of juice in 2nd gear. Is this how it is ? or I have to get this checked as well ?

how should you come back from rev gear to normal, push down bring it to center and leave it there to push up itselves? feels like I am straining the gear box, please help!!!

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Hi Guys,

Need some help with my new car(VW polo TDI Comfortline) that I took delivery yesterday. Must say it was an absolute joy to drive through the city

The rear left door doesn't open from the inside, the rest of the doors are fine, is this a setting that I goofed up or I need to visit the Showroom ?

Coming from a Dzire(randomly driven) to Polo, I feel the lack of juice in 2nd gear. Is this how it is ? or I have to get this checked as well ?

how should you come back from rev gear to normal, push down bring it to center and leave it there to push up itselves? feels like I am straining the gear box, please help!!!

thanks
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Regarding the rear door issue. It's the child lock. Look on the inside of the door, near the locking latch. There should be a keyhole which you can turn.
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how should you come back from rev gear to normal, push down bring it to center and leave it there to push up itselves? feels like I am straining the gear box, please help!!!
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You would come back to center just as you would when shifting from 1st gear. Don't know about 2nd, I drive a petrol and in it third has the widest power band. So, that is where I usually am unless in b2b traffic.
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I drove the 1.3l Fiat sourced Maruti diesel for a number of years too before buying the Polo TDI last year.

In the initial weeks I felt the same lag too in the 2nd gear but I got used to the power delivery. It could be the ratios but as you spend more time with the Polo, you'll find yourself short shifting to 3rd gear and unleashing the turbo.
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Hi All, I am trying to look for a polo specific PDI checklist but not able to find it anywhere and this thread is too long. Can someone provide me the PDI checklist of Polo?
Suggestion : Can a thread be created containing PDI check lists of all the cars so that anyone can locate them easily.
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Hi All, I am trying to look for a polo specific PDI checklist but not able to find it anywhere and this thread is too long. Can someone provide me the PDI checklist of Polo?
Suggestion : Can a thread be created containing PDI check lists of all the cars so that anyone can locate them easily.
Well, standard PDI list should be good enough. I'm not sure how different would it be for Polo, at least a separate list didn't seem required when I bought mine last year. Anything specific that you have on mind?
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Well, standard PDI list should be good enough. I'm not sure how different would it be for Polo, at least a separate list didn't seem required when I bought mine last year. Anything specific that you have on mind?
One of my friend is buying an used polo 2015 model. So, wanted to do the PDI in a detailed manner and also check if the car has any accidental damage. Any insight on how to check this?
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One of my friend is buying an used polo 2015 model. So, wanted to do the PDI in a detailed manner and also check if the car has any accidental damage. Any insight on how to check this?
Check out the thread on how to buy used cars, should have all the info you need.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18859 (ARTICLE: How to buy a *USED* Car in India)
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