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Old 5th June 2010, 23:14   #31
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All Skodas HAve that. Nothing new. Are you satisfied with the power?? I was very disappointed when I drove it
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Old 5th June 2010, 23:20   #32
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Thanks Steve. The sound quality of the ICE is quite ordinary in my opinion, Partly, may be due to bad speakers. I don't think it can be a 6 CD changer. I will update on the fuel efficieny only after a long drive. I would have loved USB option. But I don't think any options are available.
Just found out from the manual. Press and hold locking or unlocking keys on the key fob to close or open all the power windows. This was the feature I was looking forward. Tomorrow I will try this out and update.
Ya, its a great feature. Are you planning to change your speakers? I guess doing so will improve things to a great extent.

Shall be closely watching your thread for updates, till then happy driving !
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It may not be a new feature. But is of high utility value. It may be there in Skoda which is a VW subsidiary. But hardly seen in any other car of this class.
Regarding driveability or driving pleasure, I won't say I am excited. But it is pretty OK. This car is not for people who give first preference to raw power.
Steve, I am not a music fanatic. I prefer quiet cabin most of the time. All I have is one CD of music. So no upgrades for me.

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Hey Congrats Poloman ! Good to see our staunch Polo supporters and regulars on the Polo thread finally getting their long awaited Polo's .
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congrats poloman. You finally got the car. Best of luck.
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Congrats poloman, welcome to the club.
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I was till now wondering on how to operate the windows using the key as there were no buttons for the same. Thanks for the update.

(And yes, skodas and others might be having the same feature but I think that comparison here is not required. Like I was talking to a neighbour of the decent 14-15 kmpl given by the Polo when he suddenly interrupted saying that his M800 gave him 18-20...was that required?)
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Went for a long drive today to Eagleton golf club with Chetan. The drive experience can be turned 'simply superb'. Covered around 140Km and the mileage returned was 14.4. This with around 50:50 city and highway run. City stretch included the chaotic Old airport road and Mysore road. On return I took the Nice road. Aboslutely no niggles no squeaks. Drove through some really bad roads and the ride quality was fantastic.
Some pictures now of black and red Polo twins.
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Nice pics. I think 14 average is good. That should mean that you must have got around 16 on highways.

Loved the window rolling feature with the buttons on the key. Its something very useful. I have wished for something like this every time i have had to turn the ignition on just to raise/lower the window.
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Poloman, nice car there with great features. As gemithomas said, I have always missed the window roll up/down using remote and the boot release using remote as well in my Punto. Enjoy your drive with the german beauty
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I went till 140Kmph on Nice road. The handling was spot on and the car was nicely planted on the road. There is not enough gas left beyond this speed. Like many high end cars you will never know you are cruising above 100Kmph unless you check the speedo. I am very much satisfied by the mileage figure of 14.4 despite this spirited driving.
The power windows feature on remote is exteremely useful, if you want to take out or drop something in to the car with out opening the door. Opening the doors in some parking slots in Bangalore can be quite challenging.

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I went till 140Kmph on Nice road. The handling was spot on and the car was nicely planted on the road. There is not enough gas left beyond this speed. Like many high end cars you will never know you are cruising above 100Kmph unless you check the speedo. I am very much satisfied by the mileage figure of 14.4 despite this spirited driving.
The power windows feature on remote is exteremely useful, if you want to take out or drop something in to the car with out opening the door. Opening the doors in some parking slots in Bangalore can be quite challenging.
FE will increase gradually..I got the same figures initially but now it returns 16-17 on a highway. Try driving it with windows down at times.. u'll love the roar...
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Steve, When I started the car today the avg mileage was 11.2. After the trip it has climbed to 14.4. This is with 100% A/C on. DTE has also improved drastically.
At 140kmph the car was becoming throaty and the roar was audible even with windows rolled up.
Again a special mention about the ground clearance. You will stop worrying about bottoming out in this car. This is truly designed for Indian road conditions.
The only complaint I have currently is the high positioning of the clutch. In stop and go traffic. I am still struggling with the clutch.

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Few thoughts on the styling. My favorite profiles of Polo. Side and three quarter from rear. One can see the excellent aerodynamic stance at the rear, so much so that the car almost resembles a notchback. This contributes to the excellent road manners of the car.
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congrats on the car.

but im sorry, its more your cars suspension than the aerodynamics which affect the road behavior.
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