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Old 25th March 2010, 14:39   #676
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Dreaming myself owning it one day ..and preparing myself for what decision shall I be making comparing the petrol and diesel .
Want to do some real math if DIESEL or PETROL then check this out

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1784011 (The financial Truth: Petrol vs Diesel)

I am sure numbers would make more sense now
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Old 25th March 2010, 15:45   #677
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After the pricing announcement and the comparison of features with other cars, Polo had already moved to the back of my prefered cars' list. Nevertheless, I was waiting for a TD before taking a final call.
With the (un)kind of response from the dealer here and superb response from the dealers of other brands I decided to chuck the Polo out of my list
Guess What, I went ahead and booked a Polo this week! Yes - after all that ranting in the previous posts (quoted above!).Things changed at the dealership end drastically - Was called up and "invited" for a test drive (may be my visiting card that I dropped on the visit to the showroom had something to do with it ;-)

Nevertheless, the reasons why I booked it are as under:
1. After test driving the diesel and petrol variants of the same car(s) - I decided it will be petrol for me.
2. Had zeroed in on Ritz over Figo, and i10 - (Bypassed the Punto Petrol 1.2 on weak engine, Chevy Beat on the funky look and i20 on price)
3. Final toss-up between the Ritz & Polo. The findings were :

Ritz
Pros
  1. superb engine and power
  2. absolutely no noise in the engine
Cons
  1. All things other than the engine that will start making noises soon (Own a full range of maruti cars - WagonR, Swift (sold), and Versa)
  2. Bad looks - especially the rear.

Polo
Pros
  1. Superb ride quality - smooth ride over the bumps
  2. Solid build quality - both interior and exterior
  3. Great looks
  4. Great Space
  5. Felt great while driving
Cons
  1. Lower power as compared to Ritz
  2. Engine Noise (Not as much as the diesel engines of other cars but pronounced when revved in lower gears)
In fact this noise was the only major con that I found in the Polo.
  • So, it was, in the end, a bargain between slight noise from the engine (polo) and a lot of noise from everything else other than the engine (Ritz).
  • It also meant compromising a little on power in favor of a real smooth ride on our bumpy roads.
  • Was not much bothered by the price difference between the Ritz VXi and Polo Trendline.
So, it is the Polo for me Only that, the wait for the delivery begins now...
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Congrats SoundManiac, I assume you booked the petrol Trendline? What color have you chosen and what's the expected time frame for delivery?
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Hi SoundManiac, congrats on booking your new car.
You havent mentioned the color that you have booked. Additionally would like to know on what basis did you rule out i10 and Figo.

What is the wait period for Polo?

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Thanks Xingamazon and Khan75

@Khan75
You're right. I have chosen the white Petrol Trendline and the delivery time committed is May end or June - Have to see if the dealer sticks to it. Don't find the extra features in Comfortline worth the extra bucks being asked for. Would have preferred the Highline but then the VFM quotient comes down big time at the asking price.

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Figo - Did not find the Figo petrol engine quite inspiring - I know you could say that the diff between the Figo and Polo is just 4bhp but I just went by the 'feel'. Also on the build quality, ride, and design part found the polo better.

i10 - I own an i10 too, have been driving it for over a year now and wanted a different car . The Polo feels much more spacious and better on the ride quality - Drove both polo and i10 on the same stretch of road filled with speed-breakers and potholes - found Polo much better. Besides, I've been having a few annoying rattling sounds in my i10 too. Am expecting the Polo to be rattle free - and this (rattle free expectation) has a played a major part in my decision in favor of the Polo

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Old 25th March 2010, 18:55   #681
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1. After test driving the diesel and petrol variants of the same car(s) - I decided it will be petrol for me
Is Diesel Polo also available for test drive? Any way excellent choice soundmaniac.
Wish VW had done something about the delivery time. I am losing my patience badly.
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Is there any possibility to increase the insulation on the petrol Polo? The engine noise is fairly audible in the cabin and the irritating part is that the 3 - pot pitar - pater sounds like a diesel clutter( & I'm not exaggerating!). If we can get some more insulation in the engine bay, then the Polo makes sense, as you don't want anyone else ask you that ''Is this a diesel? ''.
If not I will surely wait for 1.6 hot - hatch , as this engine will surely match Polo's characters. And it will be decent on mileage as the bigger Jetta returns 9.5 in city and around 15.5 on highway, expect better from Polo.
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Old 25th March 2010, 22:17   #683
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Finally the beauty is home yesterday.

Trendline red 434,000 onroad 488,896

accessories,
Seatcover re-done by Stanley 26,000
Flim 3M 2,300
stereo JVC, Speaker JBL 10,000
Parking sensor 2,750
parcel tray 1,000
remote lock 5,500
floor mats 600



Quick takes,
  1. Impressed with the built quality, inside out
    excellent ride quality
  2. loads of storage space, I like the 1 litre bottle holder on front doors

Ownership report soon
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Finally the beauty is home yesterday.

Trendline red 434,000 onroad 488,896

accessories,
Seatcover re-done by Stanley 26,000
Flim 3M 2,300
stereo JVC, Speaker JBL 10,000
Parking sensor 2,750
parcel tray 1,000
remote lock 5,500
floor mats 600


Ownership report soon
Congrats on the Polo delivery... would wait for the ownership thread ! Did you manage to 'push' the petrol engine during the Test Drive ? ...Im still not convinced whether a three pot engine is a good idea in the first place ...concerns around immediate performance & overall shelf life of the engine!

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Parking sensors? On a Polo??

Congrats anyway! If you were in Delhi, we could've had a joint photo shoot of the two cars.
Looking forward to some snaps of the Stanley cover job.
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Trendline red 434,000 onroad 488,896


Wow congrats HRZONE on your new car. Is the diference between ex-showroom and onroad only that much.
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remote lock 5,500
floor mats 600
Congrats hpzone! When had you booked it?
Thanks for pricing info on the accessories.
Is the remote lock similar to the one on the Highline where you can roll up/down the windows?
And floor mats are of rubber?
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Parking sensors? On a Polo??
Reminds me of a quote from an ad for the old 2CV...

Central locking: You can reach all four doors from the driver's seat!

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remote lock 5,500
Ownership report soon
Is this official VW accesory or aftermarket? Their remotes and keys are very good looking. Would like to see a pic
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Finally the beauty is home yesterday.
Congrats man! Finally!

Ownership report plus plenty of interior and exterior pics are a must.

Cheers!
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