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Old 23rd August 2016, 15:58   #496
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Guys, does anyone know whats the warranty on the battery on the Jetta.
Most of the car makers offer 2 year warranty on battery. This should be mentioned in the owners manual or service booklet where they must have mentioned the serial no and other details of the battery. Otherwise you can check on the battery manufactures website to find out. But no matter what it's very unlikely for a battery to go out in 2 years that too the OEM or 1st one. Check out for other reasons also which might be draining the battery.
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Old 23rd August 2016, 16:00   #497
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Most of the times the service people disconnect the battery while servicing and do not tighten the earthing lug. I made it a practice to check and tightening it myself. Please check the lugs.
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Old 24th August 2016, 22:51   #498
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I test drove the c r v today. Although it's quite overpriced and the fuel efficiency is quite low , I found it quite impressive and comparable to the D segment sedans in my list. The refinement , dynamics , features and space -both in cabin and boot are excellent. Honda should have priced it 3-4 lakhs lesser and it would have been perfect.
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Why not the Octavia? It is a pure German (VW) wearing a Czech badge.
Update : The German Baby came home about two weeks ago. While I had to sacrifice going in for the 2.0TDI DSG due to budget constraints, the 1.4 TSI Comfortline is bringing me lots of joy. Silky smooth and with just about adequate power, this is my first ownership experience of a D segment car so am enjoying the honey moon!

The only issue I am having is with the GoodYear Tyres which are giving a pretty bumpy ride. I read in this forum else where that the GY tyres are not up to the mark but I had to experience that they can be this pathetic....and I work for the tyre industry myself and I have experience with all major brands. Yesterday on the Expressway, in the concrete sections, the car was virtually hammering up and down!

The tyres are truely a shame and if I had the extra cash, I should have traded the OE tyres for some decent Pirelli tyres which I could have got at a fairly reduced rate.

It will be interesting to know the experience of others with respect to this problem. As of now, I am reducing the inflation pressure a couple of psi below recommended to see if it make the ride smoother.

And by the way, the VW after sales service is pretty good. I had a problem with the bluetooth and they came within hours of my phone call and showed me how to fix it.
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Congrats and welcome to the J club.! Which color? Regarding tyres please check the pressure is 32 psi and if required bring it down to 31 and try.

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Thanks RajaTaurus. I will reduce the pressure to 30psi and try, at least the front on 30psi should make a difference. Will try and let you know.

It would be nice to know your experience in this regard. I have sounded the VW guys and they are yet to respond.

BTW my Jetta is Blue in colour, what is yours?
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Picking up the dead thread. I am almost spending sleepless nights on the same issues that many might have already faced.

Booked Octavia diesel style plus AT as a part of company lease. Many thanks to the help rendered by .anshuman, Epic, S2 and others through PM. The usage would be 1400 km per month and hence a diesel. I wanted a robust sedan with very good ride and handling and hence Octavia. Had Jetta been available, I would have gone for it eyes closed. Since back seat ride is a big criteria for me, I am not sure if I should go for Octavia diesel without a multi-link suspension. In fact all my sleepless has been caused by "multi-link" suspension, or rather the lack of it. Unfortunately, there is no test drive vehicle available for Octavia diesel and I am not in a position to gauge if I would like the back seat ride. Note that I am a sedate driver and most of the time the car will be driven within city and roads are not perfect. Understand that I would miss the multi-link suspension, but do I have any better alternative today other than Octavia? I did not like the ride in Elantra for reference. Some last minute inputs would be great from the owners.
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Unfortunately there are no alternatives to the Jetta especially in terms of the ride+handling combination that the multilink offers. If you are concerned about that then your best bet is the Octavia 1.8 tsi. 1400 kms a month is on the border usage. So you can consider it
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