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Old 12th April 2015, 22:54   #7666
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Hi,

We are planing to buy Vento 1.5 TDI in and would like your help regarding following questions

1. Has someone got a decent discount offer in Bangalore (on CL/HL).
2. Is discount offered on ex-showroom or on-road price.
3. Would it be worth to spend more and buy Highline rather than save some money on comfortline.
4. What profile tyres can we safely upgrade on existing rim/alloy.

Since we are not in hurry would it be worth to wait till Diwali or year end and expect more discount.

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VW is expected to launch the new vento this year. I think it is expected around diwali time. So if you don't mind waiting, maybe worthwhile to see if this happens. The new vento is expected to get quite a few nice to have features. Also, typically when the new model launches, you get additional discounts on the outgoing model.

On the variant, I would recommend the high line.
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Old 13th April 2015, 21:13   #7667
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Thanks Rajeev for your response.

Even I felt its better to wait for release of newer model and then decide which one to buy.
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My Vento TDi 2013 has run 29500 km and is just back from the second service.
The car is in impeccable condition but for the tyre noise which is much more pronounced nowadays.

Is it absolutely imperative to change the tyres (still on stock Apollo acelere )?
Is there anything else that can be done to reduce the noise?
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Is it absolutely imperative to change the tyres (still on stock Apollo acelere )?
Is there anything else that can be done to reduce the noise?
30,000 km is about the life of the stock Aceleres. Please replace them in the interests of comfort and safety.
I upgraded to 195/60R15 Yoko dB series and am quite happy with them. This was at 29,000 km. Current set is at 33,000 km and looks good for another 4-5k km hopefully.
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30,000 km is about the life of the stock Aceleres. Please replace them in the interests of comfort and safety.
I was thinking I could push that to the next 10000km. I would now have to search for a tyre that is safer and as tough as the Aceleres.

In my part of the world Michelin /Yokohama /Continental are available apart from Bridgestone.

The hunt begins. .....
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I have recently been observing 2 issues with my Vento.

1) The Fuel Filler Cap does not get locked even when I lock the car. So basically it is unlocked all the time. If somebody pushes the cap it opens even when the car is locked.

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Dear fellow Vento owners,

I too had the issue mentioned above and got the entire assembly replaced under warranty.

Please see scenarios below and clarify on scenario-3.

Scenario 1. Car parked and Locked - Fuel filler flap locked = OK.

Scenario 2. Car Open (Engine NOT running) - Fuel filler flap open = OK

Scenario 3. Car Open (Engine running, car NOT in motion) - Fuel filler flap open = IS IT OK??

Scenario 4. Car in motion - Fuel filler flap open or locked? I think it should be locked, but not sure what it is!
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Scenario 3. Car Open (Engine running, car NOT in motion) - Fuel filler flap open = IS IT OK??
Yes.

As in when the central locking is locked, that is amber color visible on lock button; the fuel filler cap shouldn't open even if
1. Car is halted
2. Car is in motion
3. Engine running
4. Engine not running.

If central locking is not locked, fuel filler cap can be opened.
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Scenario 4. Car in motion - Fuel filler flap open or locked? I think it should be locked, but not sure what it is!
If the central locking worked automatically based on speed sensing (for highline variants), the fuel flap too should be locked then.

I say this as I have a comfortline which does not auto-lock on speed and the fuel lid remains open till I manually press the central lock.
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hello guys, i recently got a vento 1.6 tdi highline 3 months back.it was running fine till now.also had got the free check up at 7500 kms done only a week back. today all of a sudden, a/c is not working.but the blower blows fine.this was very abrupt as i had used ACC only yesterday evening and did not start up the car since then. what might be the possible problems?i tried turning off engine and starting it again but in vain.
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today all of a sudden, a/c is not working.but the blower blows fine.this was very abrupt as i had used ACC only yesterday evening and did not start up the car since then. what might be the possible problems?i tried turning off engine and starting it again but in vain.
Same issue occurred with me 3 times. Every time I restarted the car; AC started working perfecty. Take the car to VW Workshop and they would definitely find out the problem.
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My 1.6TDI's 7.5k free checkup is looming. Car has run 7.3k

I checked the dipstick oil level after 2 days of remaining parked.
Roughly only 1/3 oil remains. Is this amount of drinking normal for a brand new car ?
I remember the SA showing me the oil level on the dipstick (when taking delivery of car) and I remember it was full. Not sure whether the engine was warm or cold.
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Got the issue checked with vw pondicherry. Promptly sorted out by them. rat bite damage to the wire was identified, wire replaces along with fuse. Total charges were 890 rs.I enquired about preventive measures for rat bite damage. They mentioned about rat repellant coating along with engine coating.
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My 1.6TDI's 7.5k free checkup is looming. Car has run 7.3k

I checked the dipstick oil level after 2 days of remaining parked.
Roughly only 1/3 oil remains. Is this amount of drinking normal for a brand new car ?
I remember the SA showing me the oil level on the dipstick (when taking delivery of car) and I remember it was full. Not sure whether the engine was warm or cold.
When the car is idling check if there is mild smoke coming out from the Oil dipstick checking point.

Do you notice any white smoke from the exhaust?
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Hi.
I just got a tank full done on my 1.6 MPI for the first time(got it preowned). It filled in 52.5l of petrol, and there was fuel in the tank still, MID showing 60kms range. Yes it was much beyond autocutoff, is this normal? Its a 55l tank right?
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My 1.6TDI's 7.5k free checkup is looming. Car has run 7.3k

I checked the dipstick oil level after 2 days of remaining parked.
Roughly only 1/3 oil remains. Is this amount of drinking normal for a brand new car ?
Completely normal. 1.6 TDI when new consumes a lot of oil. It will become normal after you cross 8-9k. Just tell your service centre to top up the oil. They should do it for free actually since the official service is at 15k.
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