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Old 24th October 2014, 12:12   #16
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Yesterday, while doing a tyre pressure check, I enquired about the likely prices for my stock Goodyear NCT5 205/55 R16 (with 2500+km on ODO). Was quoted 3.75K per tyre for trading against a Michelin Primacy 3ST 205/55 R16 at Rs 10K per tyre.

Considering the suggestions (esp of what happens to NCT5 after 10K wearout), I went in for the deal. Paid 25K diff + 1K for (alignment & balancing) from Madhus Enterprises.

As of writing this review, I've driven 50km with the Michelins and I feel its definitely better.
- Braking performance has improved, I find this as the biggest difference when compared to NCT5
- I can feel a difference in noise levels at low speeds (haven't taken the car to high speeds yet)

Will update once I get a chance to take the car to highways.

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Old 2nd November 2014, 22:11   #17
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Had a problem with the wheel alignment. Details posted in the thread here (Wheel Alignment/Balancing : Madhus Enterprises (Langford rd, Bangalore)).

After the alignment check at VW Palace Cross, the problem has been fixed.

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Auto activates the automatic headlights. Magically headlight get activated at dusk / dawn or in basements. The Auto mode is a little sensitive though and I find the car lights getting switched on even when it is unnecessary, like very early dusk:
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Ah, another happy VW Mysore customer... Welcome to the VW(+Mysore) club - Happy Motoring ;-)

That rotary switch to the left of the headlight switch is for varying the sensitivity of the auto headlamps - rotating it to max would do the trick!

Doesn't the HL RCD520 have a USB? My CL's RCD320 has one though!
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This is the story of how I started with buying an automatic small car and ended up with a premium sedan...

Driver's view is one of the best I've experienced. Note how you can see the bonnet and the dashboard kind of disappears from view:
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Many Congratulations on your new car. It's an excellent car to have. A very nice and precise write up as well. In my opinion you should put on the mud flaps. Although you will have to sacrifice some of its beauty but it will save the car in long term.

In your post you have said that you can see the bonnet from the driver's seat. Is it so? Can you see the bonnet from the driver's seat when you are driving the car from your normal driving position?
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Doesn't the HL RCD520 have a USB? My CL's RCD320 has one though!
Nope no USB, at least I haven't been able to find one!
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In your post you have said that you can see the bonnet from the driver's seat. Is it so? Can you see the bonnet from the driver's seat when you are driving the car from your normal driving position?
Yes, I can see a small part of the bonnet.
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Yes, I can see a small part of the bonnet.
So does it help in driving around the city considering the fact that Jetta has a somewhat long bonnet and front overhang. Also as you have said that the car is a bit long for city driving, do you find it difficult to park it in a tight parking space specially in parallel parking?
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So does it help in driving around the city considering the fact that Jetta has a somewhat long bonnet and front overhang. Also as you have said that the car is a bit long for city driving, do you find it difficult to park it in a tight parking space specially in parallel parking?
I feel the driving position is really good and gives a good view, much better than some of the smaller cars (they have a huge dashboard).

Definitely the car being big needs more careful driving around the city/during parking than a small car like Micra/Polo. That said, the parking assist is really helpful, so haven't faced a situation yet where it was insanely difficult.

Also, generally found people staying out of the way of the car while driving

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Detailing Update

ODO: 3400 Kms

Place: Ultimate Detailerz, Kaggadasapura, Bangalore

Contact: Mohsin Khan

Package: CQuartz UK

Total cost: 12K (with 2 further reload visits free)

Process:
1. Exterior Wash
Car after exterior wash
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2. Iron Decontamination
Effect of iron decontamination on the tyres
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3. Polishing & scratch removal
Mohsin checking the depth of paint before polishing. It was 99-110 microns. Good quality paint work from Volkswagen.
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Polishing the car with Car-pro polish
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Scratch on the bonnet before the polish work
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Same bonnet area post the polish work (the pic below is slightly over-optimistic, the a faint line of the scratch can still be seen but no where as in the above pic)
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4. Eraser application
They apply a coat of Eraser to remove the oil from polish.
5. CQuartz coat
Mohsin and Team applying CQuartz
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6. Reload Application
They apply a coat of reload to avoid water spotting.

Final Finish
The car after the treatment. Unfortunately Silver doesn't show the results as good as the dark colours.
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Verdict: Extremely satisfied with the results. Mohsin came across as a passionate and genuine guy with lot of knowledge on detailing. Good experience at Ultimate Detalierz.

Bought the following accessories from Mohsin for my regular washing needs
1. Car-pro Reset shampoo
2. Meguiar Wash Mitt
3. Water Magnet drying towel
4. Microfiber towel

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Congratulations for the silver beauty!
It looks stunning in silver colour. That side view pic in your first post is just stunning!
There are so many new Jetta reviews coming up each day, its hard to keep track
Great choice regarding P3ST, I was thinking of getting them too but the price was way too steep. Ended buying up Goodyear Assurance 205/60R16 for my Superb. Do update how the tyres fare in the long run in Indian scenario.

Anyways awesome article on detailing.
I do have a few questiosn for you:
1. Can you tell me what benefit/advantage does iron decontamination of wheels has?
2. What additional features you got activated via VCDS/VAGCOM during delivery?
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Congratulations for the silver beauty!
I do have a few questiosn for you:
1. Can you tell me what benefit/advantage does iron decontamination of wheels has?
2. What additional features you got activated via VCDS/VAGCOM during delivery?
Thanks dude!

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1. Iron decontamination removes the brake dust that comes from the wheels. It gives more longevity to the paint & finish is what I understood.
2. No additional features yet. Will ask VW guys during my 1st service if anything can be done.
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Nope no USB, at least I haven't been able to find one!
You'd have to get a VW MDI USB cable to use USB. I think Amar (Amarendranath) is contemplating getting a USB added below the central head unit, that's something else you can explore.
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Same bonnet area post the polish work (the pic below is slightly over-optimistic, the a faint line of the scratch can still be seen but no where as in the above pic)
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Hey nice details about the detailing. Thanks.

But, is it just me or the "after polish" photo really shows some tubelight and some cans on wall?
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You'd have to get a VW MDI USB cable to use USB. I think Amar (Amarendranath) is contemplating getting a USB added below the central head unit, that's something else you can explore.
Does it work with Skoda Bolero HU(which is quite similar to RCD510 HU)?
If yes, kindly tell me the equipment and skill level needed to do the mod.
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Hey nice details about the detailing. Thanks.

But, is it just me or the "after polish" photo really shows some tubelight and some cans on wall?
It does show that way! The finish was really awesome. It took about 5-7 mins of buffing on that panel to get into that finish. They used Scholl 3 Gold polish which has an extra heavy cut to remove the scratches.

The real beauty of the coating is known when you spray water on the car. Water just washes off the body and doesn't stick. Will take a video the next time I wash the car and share it.

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