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Old 9th December 2014, 14:44   #7411
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Don't the VWs come with 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty, or is that only for the first owner?
You are Right Currently VW is offering 2 Year Unlimited KMS Warranty with an Option to Upgrade to 2+1 Year / 80k KMS or 2 + 2 Year / 1Lakh KMS whichever occurs earlier.

However when i had brought the Vento in Dec 2010 the Standard Warranty offer was for 2 Years / 1 Lakh KMS whichever occurs earlier with an Option to Upgrade to 2+2 / 1 Lakh Kms whichever occurs earlier. However the catch here was 1 Lakh KMS was the Maximum Limit both in standard and extended warranty and hence my Car post crossing the 1 Lakh limit with Fumes coming out of the Oil Level check section was a ticking time bomb. I guess the same is true i.e. 1 Lakh Limit even for the extended warranty package being offered currently.The additional year is denoted as +1 or + 2 but kms limit is at 1 Lakh only.Please correct me if i am wrong.
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4.5 lacs only for a 2013 model??
what variant do you have and what was your purchase price if you don't mind?
Yes, that's the going price for all VW cars and this is the lowest I have sold My Vento's for and this is a Highline Jan 2013 Model, I'm not able to remember the price I got it for.

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You are definitely been taken for a ride. Below is an attached image of selling price calculated by Team-BHP.
I haven't been cause this is the usual situation for VW cars due to their high maintenance costs combined with high mileage.

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The Quote given to #enzowho is good and the best one can get considering the fact that the Vehicle is Run 1 Lakh KMS Plus hence out of warranty and there are tell tale signs of Piston Ring Damage- Fumes coming out of the Oil Level Indicator check section. Vento is Termed as a High on Maintenance Car in the Second Hand market and hence once the car crosses the 60-75 k mark the value goes down drastically.
True, this is the best quote others have been quoting ridiculous prices as low as 2.75 lakhs.

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Don't the VWs come with 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty, or is that only for the first owner?
Yes, They do come with 2 Yrs/Unlimited KMS but mine is gonna run out of warranty next month which is another bonus when you are selling a VW.
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Can you please post the link of it. My vehicle steering makes as slight click noise perpetually. No sounds while turning it. Do you have a Technical Service Handbook/Advisory PDF which VW puts out listing the problem?
Check the below link:-
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3314785 (Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review)

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I checked with two different service centres and both gave same response. I will take up the matter again this time with the General Manager of ASC. Thanks
Refer the below link. This might give your some helpful information.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3314785 (Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review)

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The car (Petrol) shudders abruptly when started, sometimes (2 out of the 5 cranks yest). No check light, or issue otherwise.

Possibly a case of bad injector?

Didn't get the time to plug in the OBD Scanner.

Ques is, if it is indeed the injector, should I continue using the car till Feb (when the Service is due), or get this done asap?
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The car (Petrol) shudders abruptly when started..................vice is due), or get this done asap?
This maybe due to worn out engine mounts. How many kms has the car done?
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Went for a regular check up. Software diagnostic tool shows "poor oil quality". SA says, this is quite common as the last oil change was more than 6 months back (around 8k kms clocked). I left wondering whether i should get the oil changed now or wait for few more months when the service is due.

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Thus during servicing I am forced to allow the VW workshop to use Castrol Magnatec but after 5000-6000 km instead of topping up the oil I drain it out completely and use Mobil1 instead .

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I need help to remove and re-install the front bumper in my vento, for upgrading the horn (same wattage). Can some help me with DIY tips to remove and re-installing front bumper or point me to the relevant links.

The Palace cross service quoted Rs.3,800/- for installation including cost of the Horn :-(
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Was wondering if any Vento diesel owner has gone for an intake manifold or egr cleaning. Have read many times on team bhp that it does help to get egr cleaned around 35-40k mark. My Vento has done 31k and has become a bit rough off late, was wondering if egr cleaning could help. Planning to get it done outside at an independent garage.
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I need help to remove and re-install the front bumper in my vento, for upgrading the horn (same wattage). Can some help me with DIY tips to remove and re-installing front bumper or point me to the relevant links.
The horn is located beside the fog lamp. IIRC its on the left side. I had got the horn replaced under warranty as the low tone wasn't working. Remove the left side fog lamp plastic cladding and you should be able to access the horn.

No need for removal of front bumper.
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This maybe due to worn out engine mounts. How many kms has the car done?
<20K KM.

Worn out mounts would mean a lot of shudderring na?
In my case it's just slight on beginning.

Work is preventing me from doing an OBD Scan.
Would be doing this tomorrow morning.
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I'm hearing a light kat-kat sound from under, when going over bad roads, only when my foot is off the accelerator. I bent down and tried pulling at the drive shaft and the one on passenger side has got a bit of play. Initially, I thought about loose brake calipers, but they seem tight.

Anyone had issues with drive shaft?
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Was wondering if any Vento diesel owner has gone for an intake manifold or egr cleaning. Have read many times on team bhp that it does help to get egr cleaned around 35-40k mark. My Vento has done 31k and has become a bit rough off late, was wondering if egr cleaning could help. Planning to get it done outside at an independent garage.
Nope, Not at all.
I've used mine extensively and none of the services included EGR Cleaning.

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Hi Guys,

Had a small doubt...I am looking at buying an Petrol Automatic Sedan and Vento is one of the choices. I was going through the website of Volkswagen India and I am a bit confused looking at the various versions of Vento listed. As per the website following are the versions of Vento on sale:

1. Vento
2. New Vento
3. Vento Tsi
4. Vento Konekt

Can some one please explain me the difference between so many versions. Note than I am interested only in Automatic version (petrol). Which one should I be looking at? Vento Tsi OR an automatic version of New Vento?

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Hi Guys,

Had a small doubt...I am looking at buying an Petrol Automatic Sedan and Vento is one of the choices. I was going through the website of Volkswagen India and I am a bit confused looking at the various versions of Vento listed. As per the website following are the versions of Vento on sale:

1. Vento
2. New Vento
3. Vento Tsi
4. Vento Konekt

Can some one please explain me the difference between so many versions. Note than I am interested only in Automatic version (petrol). Which one should I be looking at? Vento Tsi OR an automatic version of New Vento?
I would advise you to go for Vento TSI. It has got a mind blowing engine + gearbox combo. The turbo charged petrol engine never runs out of juice and the DSG gearbox is phenomenal, probably the best gearbox in this segment. The only grouse is the DSG gearbox reliability or the lack of it.
Vento AT (non-TSI) is also a good option, haven't come across any complaints regarding this gearbox.
Can't say much about the non TSI AT Vento as I have only driven the Rapid AT briefly and I must say the Vento TSI is leagues ahead of the regular Vento AT.
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Was wondering if any Vento diesel owner has gone for an intake manifold or egr cleaning. Have read many times on team bhp that it does help to get egr cleaned around 35-40k mark. My Vento has done 31k and has become a bit rough off late, was wondering if egr cleaning could help. Planning to get it done outside at an independent garage.
Nope. Not me too. Mine has done 52K almost. Servicing will probably solve the roughness. Most of the times our dusty roads in Air FIlter getting choked so probably that might be the reason.
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