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Old 4th September 2012, 10:42   #5086
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New HID Projectors with LED available for Vento in Delhi:
Are those available from VW dealers ? The DRLs look like the Chinese ones that have flooded the market . IMO a Vento misfit .
I would love to have indicator lights on the ORVMs though
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Hello lads, these "GTI" headlamps are not available at the VW dealership.

These, like most of you have said are Chinese imitations. Would cost you about 35K inclusive of the bulbs.

If you're looking for the genuine GTI headlamps, they would set you back atleast 80K. Someone I know picked these up for his 1.6 from Germany & was fit at a Bosch service station

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Hello lads, these "GTI" headlamps are not available at the VW dealership.

These, like most of you have said are Chinese imitations. Would cost you about 35K inclusive of the bulbs.

If you're looking for the genuine GTI headlamps, they would set you back atleast 80K. Someone I know picked these up for his 1.6 from Germany & was fit at a Bosch service station
Is that someone you Prashanth

A smoked version of these would have looked smoking hot, particularly on white and silver color cars. But 80k is a fat packet just for headlamps! And what happens to warranty in that case, even if the lamps are genuine VW? Will they still honor it?
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Is that someone you Prashanth

And what happens to warranty in that case, even if the lamps are genuine VW? Will they still honor it?
Haha! Nope. I'm still using the smoked version you had seen the other day

Apparently, it was Downtown VW that advised him to get it fixed at the Bosch service station. I'm guessing since there were no wires cut during the process, warranty remains intact.
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Big Blue is just in for first (15K) service.

Ballpark figure - 14.5K

This includes interior cleaning (shampooing?) by the onsite 3M people.

Will scan and upload detailed bill as soon as it is available.
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Ballpark figure - 14.5K
Is it just me or are the service costs on the rise?

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New HID Projectors with LED available for Vento in Delhi:
Yikes. Those DRLs look bad. More like the local cheap ones seen on (taxi) Indica(s) and Tavera(s). But the ORVMs are neat.

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I have already booked. Keeping fingers crossed.
Hope I get everything same as Highline except those 2 functions.
Same here buddy. I just hope we get the alloy wheels. I can live without the steering mounted controls and leatherette seats two but not alloys.

I went ahead with the booking last week based on the fact that you had seen the model in the stockyard and also the VW Downtown Mumbai guy confirmed to me that alloys would be available. But the VW mumbai west SA (where I booked) did not confirm the same(maybe I should have booked with vw downtown). Still I went ahead hoping that he would be wrong as the email from VW mentioned lakeside alloys and the current ones on the vento are riverside. So I am hoping (rather praying now) that VW does a Honda City and delivers two different sets of alloys on two different variants. Meanwhile I have shot off email to customer.care@volkswagen.co.in about this issue though I am not expecting that they will reply.

BTW when is the expected delivery?
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Is it just me or are the service costs on the rise?
Hmmm. Makes me wonder whether I should add the service cost to my emi for VW finance. It is just 775 per month which comes to 9300/- per service.

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Is it just me or are the service costs on the rise?
I went expecting around 8-10K based on costs reported by other members, so I was a little surprised to hear that the service cost would be so high.

I will post the detailed bill tomorrow, when I get the car.

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Yikes. Those DRLs look bad. More like the local cheap ones seen on (taxi) Indica(s) and Tavera(s). But the ORVMs are neat.
I did not really like the headlights or the fogs. They look very tacky, compared to the clean, simple, elegant lines of the Polo and Vento
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Yikes. Those DRLs look bad. More like the local cheap ones seen on (taxi) Indica(s) and Tavera(s). But the ORVMs are neat.
I got my Vento serviced last week. Will scan and upload the bill. With the new mudflaps total bill came to 11800 change. So now the service cost is around 10.5 K. I did not opt for interior cleaning by 3M which was offered by the SA.
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Where do I get auto folding/led ovrms??
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I would love to have indicator lights on the ORVMs though
Recently saw VW fit ORVM covers on e-bay, not connected to me in anyway, just trying to help:

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Blinking-LED-...item416a59aa53

Couple other options as well there, but personally I find ORVM indicators tacky, just my thought though.
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NDTV journo tweeted that the new highline is out -

New top end VW Polo and Vento variants: Black Headlamps, New Alloys, Navigation, rear view camera, Bluetooth, Leather etc. SVP

https://twitter.com/sidpatankar/stat...96877635399680

The prices of the new fully loaded Polo Highline variant: Rs 6.94 lakhs. Vento Highline: Rs 9.89 lakhs ex showroom Delhi. SVP

https://twitter.com/sidpatankar/stat...97882989076480
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Here are more details from ET

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/16249142.cms
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Finally things start happening at VW after they get Arvind Saxena on board. Moving the price below 10 lakhs makes a lot of difference in states with high road taxes like KA and TN. Add to that the slew of features announced brings the car not only at par but ahead of its competitors now. None of them come with the navigation system. Makes me wonder how much profits VW were making till now given that they took a price cut and added so many features at one shot. Hopefully this move will bring better sales numbers for VW.
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Recently saw VW fit ORVM covers on e-bay, not connected to me in anyway, just trying to help:

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Blinking-LED-...item416a59aa53

Couple other options as well there, but personally I find ORVM indicators tacky, just my thought though.
Thanks . I know what you mean but I am more inclined towards it as an essential safety device otherwise I would not have cared less . The ORVM indicator increases visibility for all those moron 2 wheelers who squeeze in and try to go straight when you are just trying to take a turn - they would be riding alongside the tail light and thus would not take note of the indicator ( body indicator is too small) . It also announces the intention of the car to take a turn much louder to the traffic which is facing perpendicular to it , especially during day time so that all those intending to jump the signal can leave me and my car in one piece . I hope I was able to describe the situations properly.


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Is it just me or are the service costs on the rise?
Higher service tax ? VAT ?
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The prices of the Vento & Polo Highline variants have been slashed! Bluetooth as a feature has been added!

You can read the full article here http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/16249142.cms
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