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Old 16th April 2013, 13:11   #6031
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*Steering feel is pathetic.I was initially very nervous at high speeds.I am much more confident now.In contrast I have never felt nervous with Cruze's steering at any speed.
Even initially I had the same feeling (I come from hydraulics), if you drive for a couple of months and it gets better, I donno why.

Recently I drove one of my friends new Vento and I had the same scary feeling, but back to my vento I felt the steering was good.

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*I didn't spot even a SINGLE Vento on road.But so many Vernas flying left and right!!WHY??
Plan a trip for Bangalore once, you will say it otherwise.
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Why not share it out here?
The source could be kept hidden if it is a concern.
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Guys need your honest opinion here; I find the AC in my Vento to be ineffective. Now is that a characteristic or is there a defect in my car?? Do you find that the AC is ineffective in peak summer. Car is running sans sunfilms
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Why not share it out here?
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Why should it be a concern? It's an official accessory after all. Don't understand this need for secrecy frankly
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Why should it be a concern? It's an official accessory after all. Don't understand this need for secrecy frankly
It's not an official accessory. At least not for Vento.
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Guys need your honest opinion here; I find the AC in my Vento to be ineffective. Now is that a characteristic or is there a defect in my car?? Do you find that the AC is ineffective in peak summer. Car is running sans sunfilms
Get the filter checked. In our usage if you are on fresh air mode, it clogs up quickly.

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Car is one week old and always in recirculation mode!!

Chennai BHPians: How does your AC cope up??

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Car is one week old and always in recirculation mode!!

Chennai BHPians: How does your AC cope up??
mine is coping well in Gurgaon. I set it to 21 degrees,press auto and press recirculation mode (no exterior air in) - chills pretty well. Make sure the direction of the louvers are correct. Feel the air coming out of the ducts. You would feel chilled air, if not, get it checked

PS: i have a CR50 on the rear glass + CR 70 windshield 3M crystalline film which i did not remove (too costly) , the windows are bare though.
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Car is one week old and always in recirculation mode!!

Chennai BHPians: How does your AC cope up??
I am in Bangalore and even on hot days here I can feel ac is sort of compromised. It certainly isn't a chiller. No sunfilms in my car.

Although good thing about being in Bangalore is that its not much of an issue really. My ac usage is less than 50% of the time.
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As is being observed that the stock speakers of the new 2013 (post Feb) model are not up to the mark, what speaker upgrade could be performed to improve sound but without disturbing the OE RCD 320 Music system?

Any suggestions for the make and cost for just the 4 speaker upgrade?

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mine is coping well in Gurgaon. I set it to 21 degrees,press auto and press recirculation mode (no exterior air in) - chills pretty well. Make sure the direction of the louvers are correct. Feel the air coming out of the ducts. You would feel chilled air, if not, get it checked

PS: i have a CR50 on the rear glass + CR 70 windshield 3M crystalline film which i did not remove (too costly) , the windows are bare though.
Won't fitting sunfilms on the rear glass affect the rear de-mister??

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I am in Bangalore and even on hot days here I can feel ac is sort of compromised. It certainly isn't a chiller. No sunfilms in my car.

Although good thing about being in Bangalore is that its not much of an issue really. My ac usage is less than 50% of the time.
As mentioned earlier,passengers in the rear were very disappointed with the A/C.They started sweating.My dad visited Abra Motors today morning.They are keeping the car overnight.Hope they use the time to actually diagonise the issue.


One of our moderators had an issue with the A/C in his Vento right??

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1. Light on the IP will warn you if the engine overheats. Many modern cars are doing away with the temperature guage (i hate it!)

2. I think it will be inbuilt into the HU - I'm not 100% sure though. My previous HU's had microphones inbuilt into them.

3. I don't know about the key, but definitely an single alloy costs close to 20k. I wouldn't be surprised if a replacement key costs the same too - but that's something you can control compared to an alloy wheel.

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1. In the Vento there is no temperature guage, so how would one know if the car has over heated?

2. His car has a BT inbuilt into the RCD320 system but he is not aware where the mic is placed. Can someone guide with a pic of the mic?

3. Someone told him that the key for the Vento costs 20k+ if lost. is it really true? Does the key replacement cost that much? Or thats the cost of the entire lock system of the car?

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No it will not - the heating filaments are in between the layers of glass - installing tints doesnt affect working of demister in anyways.

A/C is definitely not upto the mark in vento, especially since you are used to the cruze - the ACC isnt the best around and is sometimes unmanageable in the chennai heat. Get a set of good tints - you cant even imagine living without them in a vento. (is all the hoopla about sunfilms sorted out in chennai now?)

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Won't fitting sunfilms on the rear glass affect the rear de-mister??



As mentioned earlier,passengers in the rear were very disappointed with the A/C.They started sweating.My dad visited Abra Motors today morning.They are keeping the car overnight.Hope they use the time to actually diagonise the issue.


One of our moderators had an issue with the A/C in his Vento right??
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A/C is definitely not upto the mark in vento, especially since you are used to the cruze - the ACC isnt the best around and is sometimes unmanageable in the chennai heat. Get a set of good tints - you cant even imagine living without them in a vento. (is all the hoopla about sunfilms sorted out in chennai now?)
Looks like the sunfilm issue has died down for now. But sunfilm or not, passengers in the rear shouldn't sweat right??
The VW driver who dropped my dad off at his office yesterday had mentioned that the AC was a chiller!! I'm hoping it's a minor issue that's resolved soon and not a case of design flaw
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I'm hoping it's a minor issue that's resolved soon and not a case of design flaw
Same seems to me. Previously all these VW group cars had poor ACs. When I got my Superb I was warned that the AC is pretty bad and what not. But after having used the car for the last 1 year in sweltering North Indian heat, the AC has come out a winner and is quite a chiller. I was informed by the ASC that all VW group cars had undergone AC and compressor updates to cope with the Indian summer. I am expecting the same from the Vento. Hope I am not disappointed.
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I am surprised by hearing about the the performance of Vento AC, whereas Polo's manual AC is just chiller. There are many Polo ownership threads on the forum as well which also indicate the same about the Polo's AC.

Guys, if you can then try to observe the Polo's AC. I think the compressor of both the cars should be same and the major difference is only controls. So IMO some different combination of settings in the auto AC of Vento may help you (read manual settings). recirculation mode is crucial thing, please also try to observe the difference while turning on and off the recirculation.

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