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Old 9th September 2011, 14:20   #2851
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Hi All !

VW Dehradun SA has just confirmed that Vento with some added features would be available from the next month. The changes he confirmed are as follows.

1. Steering mounted audio controls.
2. A better ICE with Aux / Memory Card slot, but no bluetooth - the same unit used in old Jetta. But he wouldn't cofirm the USB port.
3. White backlit climate control and MID.
4. Some change in headlights and tail-lights.
5. Internal intruder surveillance system would be gone.
Update from Hyd :-

6. Rear Parking Sensors.
Sales guy confirmed on 1,2 & 5. Did not know on 3,4. No Cruise Control. . Should be available from next month.
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Hey guys, while taking delivery of the car I asked the dealer if I could change anything without voiding my warranty. He gave me a prompt reply 'NO', any change made to the car will void of its warranty. I was shocked & aghast to hear this. I wanted to change the horn to roots and put a powerful headlight bulb. The dealer said that I will need to install a relay and cutout for the bulbs which meant that the wiring would get complicated and this would void the vehicle off it warranty he even went forward to say that the Head Unit must also not be fitted outside as it will void the warranty !!

Is this for real or is the dealer playing tricks with me ?

I've two other vehicles an Innova and a Corolla. Toyota never told me that they would remove my warranty if I changed the bulbs and horn.

Shouldn't this be our personal choice I mean the horns and how they should sound should be our choice to change ?
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Old 9th September 2011, 16:18   #2853
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Is the warrant void even if you get the work done by the dealer itself? or is it only void when work is done outside of a Volkswagen authorized dealer?
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Let me make this simple: A warranty is void when the dealership says it's void.

Technically any change that does not meet with the manufacturer's original spec is a warranty-buster. e.g. I can change the 185/60 R15 OE tyres to another brand of same-spec tyres without voiding it but the moment I go 195/60 or 205/55, for example, poof goes my warranty!

Modifying horns and headlamps surely will void the warranty. I even held back from changing my ICE despite my accessories guy assuring me no wires would be cut. It's a new car, and I want my 2 years to pass uneventfully (inshallah) before I start playing around with stuff.
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...... he even went forward to say that the Head Unit must also not be fitted outside as it will void the warranty !!

Is this for real or is the dealer playing tricks with me ?

I've two other vehicles an Innova and a Corolla. Toyota never told me that they would remove my warranty if I changed the bulbs and horn.

Shouldn't this be our personal choice I mean the horns and how they should sound should be our choice to change ?
@Captain_Slow: If you have just got your car, Congrats for that.

They told me the same, when I drive the car I never felt the need for changing either of this. Headlight and Horns are good.

My suggestion is you can drive for some kms and decide later instead of changing in day one.
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Old 9th September 2011, 17:28   #2856
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Update from Volkswagen Downtown, Bangalore. They have received the information on the changes

1. Steering mounted controls
2. ICE will support USB and Aux
3. Reverse parking sensors

He was not aware of other changes. And expects new pricing to be updated next week.
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I wanted to change the horn to roots and put a powerful headlight bulb. The dealer said that I will need to install a relay and cutout for the bulbs which meant that the wiring would get complicated and this would void the vehicle off it warranty .
Is this for real or is the dealer playing tricks with me ?
I have had my VW Vento TDi HL bulbs changed over to 90/100 Philips and had PMP relays installed. The dealer knows about it and has said nothing about warranty void. The bulbs of the Vento should be changed as soon as possible as the one that comes with it are of no good.
The horn of Vento is the best why would you like to change it?
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Technically warranty will be void if the original specs are tampered with, but then it all depends on the relationship that you build with your service advisor in the workshop. The electrical warranty will be void, if you upgrade your bulbs, music system and suspension warranty will be void if you upgrade your tyres and so on.

Having said that, if any changes that you are making to your car are reversible (eg-as long as the wires aren't cut), you can still cover parts in warranty if need be. There are enough means and ways to do it.

When I took delivery of my car, I was told to ensure no original wires are tampered with. my warranty would be intact, period.
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Hi Guys,

I have received the new Quotation from the dealer.

Ex Showroom: 9:82 (Earlier it was 9:48)

So the difference comes out to be 34K.

Also, If you intend to buy the car without this increase you can only buy from the lot that the dealer has. Deliveries are expected to start next month for this changed one. There is 3K increase in the insurance also.

The colour I want is nowhere in stock in complete NCR as well as CHD. I guess I will have to just get the new One.
What happens to the people who have already booked the car? The rate at the time of booking applies at the time of delivery as well, right? My car is due in March next year (yes, I was given an eight month waiting period) Do I have to pay the revised tax alone or would the new ex.showroom price be applicable to me?
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The total price applicable at the time of delivery is the one that has to be paid. This will include all of the price rises and tax increases in-between the booking and delivery dates.
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Is the warrant void even if you get the work done by the dealer itself? or is it only void when work is done outside of a Volkswagen authorized dealer?
No he was very specific about getting the job done by the company only

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Let me make this simple: A warranty is void when the dealership says it's void.

Technically any change that does not meet with the manufacturer's original spec is a warranty-buster. e.g. I can change the 185/60 R15 OE tyres to another brand of same-spec tyres without voiding it but the moment I go 195/60 or 205/55, for example, poof goes my warranty!

Modifying horns and headlamps surely will void the warranty. I even held back from changing my ICE despite my accessories guy assuring me no wires would be cut. It's a new car, and I want my 2 years to pass uneventfully (inshallah) before I start playing around with stuff.

I do feel its a bit cruel to control the buyers without offering them to make small modifications. The lights throw just isn't good enough, low beam is adequate but high has poor visibility. :Frustrati I just don't feel its right after paying a huge price your not allowed to make small changes.

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@Captain_Slow: If you have just got your car, Congrats for that.

They told me the same, when I drive the car I never felt the need for changing either of this. Headlight and Horns are good.

My suggestion is you can drive for some kms and decide later instead of changing in day one.
TopSpeeder. Thank you very much.:D I don't prefer the sound of the Vento horn. A lot of people like it but I just don't see it. This is just my personal choice :) The throw of the headlights is just not enough specially under rainy conditions. The fog lamps must be switched on at all times as headlights just don't seem to cover down the road, and surprisingly the dial that controls the headlight positioning has only 3 positions :eek:

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I have had my VW Vento TDi HL bulbs changed over to 90/100 Philips and had PMP relays installed. The dealer knows about it and has said nothing about warranty void. The bulbs of the Vento should be changed as soon as possible as the one that comes with it are of no good.
The horn of Vento is the best why would you like to change it?
I agree with you the lights must be changed the power output is just not good or better focusing is required. I like the roots horn just don't like the one that comes in the car. This is just my personal opinion :)

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Technically warranty will be void if the original specs are tampered with, but then it all depends on the relationship that you build with your service advisor in the workshop. The electrical warranty will be void, if you upgrade your bulbs, music system and suspension warranty will be void if you upgrade your tyres and so on.

Having said that, if any changes that you are making to your car are reversible (eg-as long as the wires aren't cut), you can still cover parts in warranty if need be. There are enough means and ways to do it.

When I took delivery of my car, I was told to ensure no original wires are tampered with. my warranty would be intact, period.
bala80 I just feel like changing some things as its a new car I wanna load it up with goodies and just beam in pride with it. But this kinda control that even basic accessories cannot be changed is quite harsh on the buyer.

Like I've mentioned before I've two Toyota cars both top line and the company never told me about voiding my warranty, and I've put a lot of goodies for both the cars.

I want to change the Head Unit and probably fit a good one with a good screen that I can enjoy on long drives. But I've been told to not do such a thing. How has your experience been so far with the car ?

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Technically warranty will be void if the original specs are tampered with, but then it all depends on the relationship that you build with your service advisor in the workshop.
Very true. If you want to claim warranty, keep the silly originals so that you can fit them back. Do not cut wires - use connectors to mate with the original wiring. In case of trouble just put it back. Again if your relationship with the dealer is good - near impossible these days - you can get away with many things.
If you have a specialist garage and plenty of luck to help you, you can take the risk of ignoring your warranty.
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The lights throw just isn't good enough, low beam is adequate but high has poor visibility.

The throw of the headlights is just not enough specially under rainy conditions. The fog lamps must be switched on at all times as headlights just don't seem to cover down the road
The lights are a disaster waiting to happen. You will have to take a decision on warranty or safety. I chose the latter with HID for the spots. Will upgrade the main light with projectors when I get hold of a good set.

The ICE is horrid seemingly because of a marketing decision on not to make the Vento too upmarket and feature rich.
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My friend upgraded his lights to 100/90w from the showroom. The SA said it wont void the warranty.
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My friend upgraded his lights to 100/90w from the showroom. The SA said it wont void the warranty.
Wow from the showroom with relays? Which city which dealer? Sorry can't see location from iPad app
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