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Old 17th February 2012, 08:52   #4051
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Comfortline variant is long overdue on the Vento. It's astounding that VW don't launch one and instead launch all sorts of weird IPL and Breeze editions- basically trendlines with a lot of makeup!
Got to know that comfort-line variant is already in production for 2012.

It has the old music system ( the one in pre-refreshed Vento)
Body colored hang-on parts ( door handles and mirror housings)
Fog lamps but without chrome bits.
with driver side airbag.
without ABS. ( may be optional)
some other small changes.
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Got to know that comfort-line variant is already in production for 2012.

It has the old music system ( the one in pre-refreshed Vento)
Body colored hang-on parts ( door handles and mirror housings)
Fog lamps but without chrome bits.
with driver side airbag.
without ABS. ( may be optional)
some other small changes.
Thanks, that means the Rapid Ambition is getting back to the Vento skin. But no ABS (or optional), and driver side airbag only! Strange ways of cost cutting.
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with driver side airbag.
without ABS. ( may be optional)
some other small changes.
Glad to see they are offering atleast a driver airbag, but hope they don't screw up by not offering the ABS. But then if they do, I wonder why one would opt for the Highline.

Will be interesting to see how they price it. My guess will be the 2011 HL price for the Comfortline.
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Old 17th February 2012, 15:03   #4054
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Spot on!!!

It isnt rocket science to predict VW's strategy these days, aint it?

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Will be interesting to see how they price it. My guess will be the 2011 HL price for the Comfortline.
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Ventophiles it was earlier known that the engine oil provided by VW workshop people Castrol Magnatec Professional B4 5W-40 was semi-synthetic but it actually is fully synthetic. Link.

In the "Benefits For Your Customers" section it states "Professional fully-synthetic formulation for latest engine technologies". Please correct me if I'm wrong, so indeed engine oil provided by workshop is fully synthetic and so price asked Rs. 970 is fair then. What do fellow bhpians say?
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Old 17th February 2012, 23:34   #4056
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Does anyone know where I can get a high-quality downloadable copy of the Vento's Owner's Manual?
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Does anyone know where I can get a high-quality downloadable copy of the Vento's Owner's Manual?
PM me your email address and I can get you a copy of the maintenance manual. Dont have the owners manual unfortunately.
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This is probably the first Pre-owned Vento on the forum. Just picked up this 2011 April 4000kms run petrol HL.


Ventador

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Shall soon start a thread on this.
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This is probably the first Pre-owned Vento on the forum. Just picked up this 2011 April 4000kms run petrol HL.


Ventador

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Shall soon start a thread on this.
Nice buy Dan. It looks in good shape too. Congrats!
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This is probably the first Pre-owned Vento on the forum. Just picked up this 2011 April 4000kms run petrol HL.


Ventador

Attachment 889740


Shall soon start a thread on this.
Congrats danlalan ! This seems like a great buy, and nice color too... Actually there are very few petrol HL owners here on the forum. I too have booked one and expect to get it by March first week. Would be eagerly looking forward to your thread.
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This is probably the first Pre-owned Vento on the forum. Just picked up this 2011 April 4000kms run petrol HL.


Ventador

Attachment 889740


Shall soon start a thread on this.
Lovely purchase Dan. With the current petrol prices, and considering that it ain't a Maruti or a Honda, it sure must have been a steal!

Would want to know all about it, but I guess we'll have to wait for your thread I suppose! Put it up fast, will ya!
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This is probably the first Pre-owned Vento on the forum. Just picked up this 2011 April 4000kms run petrol HL.


Ventador

Attachment 889740


Shall soon start a thread on this.
Congrats ! You got the cool blue one too
The clock has started ticking on your thread , we need more from petrol owners
cheers
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Congrats ! You got the cool blue one too
The clock has started ticking on your thread , we need more from petrol owners
cheers
Thanks. Luckly got this colour.

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Lovely purchase Dan. With the current petrol prices, and considering that it ain't a Maruti or a Honda, it sure must have been a steal!

Would want to know all about it, but I guess we'll have to wait for your thread I suppose! Put it up fast, will ya!
I hate diesels. Really dont care about the petrol prices. Given up.
Sure will have it put up asap. Steal it is.

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Congrats danlalan ! This seems like a great buy, and nice color too... Actually there are very few petrol HL owners here on the forum. I too have booked one and expect to get it by March first week. Would be eagerly looking forward to your thread.
Great. You'll be getting the one with steering mounted controls. I wanted those. Its such an ease to drive with.

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Nice buy Dan. It looks in good shape too. Congrats!
Thanks amey.

Iam pretty kicked about this little 1.6 unit. I had a 1.6 Ikon earlier and it was fun to drive. You could handle corners pretty well. Good drive.
This compared to that is also on the same lines because of its tight body structure. And way way advanced. Ive stopped driving my civic as much and driving this more. Pretty exciting.
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This is probably the first Pre-owned Vento on the forum. Just picked up this 2011 April 4000kms run petrol HL.
Shall soon start a thread on this.
Congratulations Sir! Please start the thread soon! Hardly any vento petrol owners on Tbhp. Your experience with the car,performance of the 1.6 engine ,handling etc will do a world of good to the Diminishing number of prospective petrol car buyers!
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Thanks amey.

Iam pretty kicked about this little 1.6 unit. I had a 1.6 Ikon earlier and it was fun to drive. You could handle corners pretty well. Good drive.
This compared to that is also on the same lines because of its tight body structure. And way way advanced. Ive stopped driving my civic as much and driving this more. Pretty exciting.
Yes, the Vento has a very good chassis and an exciting suspension setup making it a fun to drive car with good handling,control and composure.
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