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Old 28th October 2010, 19:38   #46
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You got a fantastic ride man.
Well the car itself is a stunner and your pics make it look even more stunning.
I guess you must have already encountered lots of people drooling at your car.
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Old 28th October 2010, 20:13   #47
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@ajay: nowwhat has explained my sentence when I said you didn't make any sense

@nowwhat: Hmm this means I shouldn't wash the duster for a pretty long while.

@rock18: Thanks man, surprisingly no. I haven't got much people drooling at my car, just the temporary logo on the grill

Besides I drool every time I get out of the car, that's pretty much enough for me I guess
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Old 16th November 2010, 13:03   #48
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Its been more than 3000 Kms after making a second trip to Pune. While I was driving in Pune there was some mild rain nothing like the thunder we have in Silvassa. Just when I was driving I heard a mild screech from the RHS front wheel disc. It got me worried to I got down to check and the disc was really hot surprisingly, because I had hardly driven 200 meters. After that the sound got worse and we tried constant braking, reversing the car then jerking it forward but the unstoppable screeching kept us at the edge of our seats. And without any notice the sound became so unbearable that the surrounding bikers had to cover their ears and get away just to keep going.

After two days I went to the showroom to get it checked and well the sound was gone. After talking to a very good chap named Daanish, I finally convinced the people to go have a check. After 20 minutes of inspection they found nothing and told me it was a stone that got stuck between my brake pads. That wasn't exactly a relief but nonetheless everything's fine.

This was pretty frightening for someone who loves his car. Hope you guys with Polos report anything at all that you may face.

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ONE of my nameplate lights has gone kaput. Weird
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Old 16th November 2010, 16:14   #49
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Its been more than 3000 Kms after making a second trip to Pune. While I was driving in Pune there was some mild rain nothing like the thunder we have in Silvassa. Just when I was driving I heard a mild screech from the RHS front wheel disc. It got me worried to I got down to check and the disc was really hot surprisingly, because I had hardly driven 200 meters. After that the sound got worse and we tried constant braking, reversing the car then jerking it forward but the unstoppable screeching kept us at the edge of our seats. And without any notice the sound became so unbearable that the surrounding bikers had to cover their ears and get away just to keep going.

After two days I went to the showroom to get it checked and well the sound was gone. After talking to a very good chap named Daanish, I finally convinced the people to go have a check. After 20 minutes of inspection they found nothing and told me it was a stone that got stuck between my brake pads. That wasn't exactly a relief but nonetheless everything's fine.

This was pretty frightening for someone who loves his car. Hope you guys with Polos report anything at all that you may face.

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ONE of my nameplate lights has gone kaput. Weird
I also faced the similar issue with my Ritz while i was on my way to railway station here in blore.
So after coming back took the car to the service center.
The SA took the car for a test drive and was able to hear the sound immediately, so he checked the suspension and all of them looked fine .
So he hoisted the car to check the wheel and found a quite a big stone stuck in between the brake pads.Man ! i was also really scared , but luckily it came out to be a stone .

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Old 16th November 2010, 18:02   #50
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Excellent writeup Anubhav and great photography to complement it. As an enthusiast, I completely agree with your thoughts.

Planning to go for a second car in the near future - confused between the alto (less money, good A.S.S) and the Polo (sheer heart stopper ) You have convinced me to go for the heart. Thanks!

The quarter glass theory has nothing to do with safety but as others pointed out, more due to the shape of the glass and the wheel arch. My Uno has the same issue.

Here's wishing for a wonderful ownership experience for you!

Always a pleasure to read about an enthusiast's ride.

Drive safe!
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Old 17th November 2010, 06:42   #51
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@prateek: Thanks a lot mate!

Although the Alto and Polo cannot be compared but still if its a personal choice listen to your heart

I promise you, its a treat to own this car. Its like having a trophy wife!
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Old 28th November 2010, 04:40   #52
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Finally came back from a fantastic trip to Pune. Got some sexy Ovion Black leather seat covers fitted along with a Pioneer double din H.U.

Although some progress in the car but I'm really sad as the car has developed dents above both front tire panels thanks to ignorant fools on the road. Hopefully insurance will take care of it but I don't think thats gonna help my severely scarred conscience.

Will post pics soon.
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Finally came back from a fantastic trip to Pune. Got some sexy Ovion Black leather seat covers fitted along with a Pioneer double din H.U.

Although some progress in the car but I'm really sad as the car has developed dents above both front tire panels thanks to ignorant fools on the road. Hopefully insurance will take care of it but I don't think thats gonna help my severely scarred conscience.

Will post pics soon.
Usually it is better to wait till the dents accumulate or get it done out of pocket.

These days some of the well-known insurance companies refuse to renew insurance if people claim insurance more than once a year. Thats what a BA executive told me.
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Old 3rd December 2010, 02:28   #54
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Usually it is better to wait till the dents accumulate or get it done out of pocket.

These days some of the well-known insurance companies refuse to renew insurance if people claim insurance more than once a year. Thats what a BA executive told me.
Well you are right, Ill probably wait till a few other dents crop up which NOW I'm assuming is not a big deal.

I guess I signed up for this when I fell in love with this car.
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Old 22nd December 2010, 17:52   #55
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5k marker crossed. Oil levels have dipped and got my first puncture but never the less the car is showing tremendous performance.
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Nice car Anubhavarya do you mind commenting on how it behaves at high speeds, since you've mentioned that you've travelled to Pune I am assuming you took the expressway?
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Got my first top up at 6000 Kms, Castrol Edge 5W - 40 to be precise. Just about a quarter liter and it was ready to go.

@Quickdraw: Yes of course, the car performs superbly on highways especially on the Mumbai - Pune expressway.

In fact I'd reckon this car is way better on the highway than in the city, not particularly bad in the city just better on the highway. The car feels planted and the steering unbeatable stiff feeling never goes away. Speeds high as 150 km/h would make typical hatches quite nervous while in this car you wouldn't feel that shake at all. The highways for this car are as home as splashing waves for a pro surfer out on a limb!

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At 11k Kms and tragedy has finally struck. A friend of mine who owns a Polo diesel went through this same problem and now its my turn.

The Cat-con light has shown its yellow face and white smoke from the exhaust has made it clear. My friend's Polo apparently lost its EGR valve showing the same symptoms which means its a manufacturer defect. Which means there are several other cars out there with the same defect. The car is being towed to a service station lets see what these guys come up with in my case
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At 11k Kms and tragedy has finally struck. A friend of mine who owns a Polo diesel went through this same problem and now its my turn.

The Cat-con light has shown its yellow face and white smoke from the exhaust has made it clear. My friend's Polo apparently lost its EGR valve showing the same symptoms which means its a manufacturer defect. Which means there are several other cars out there with the same defect. The car is being towed to a service station lets see what these guys come up with in my case
Just out of curiosity, does your friend and you share a fuel station? I hope you are getting the background for the question.

Most of the initial problems (especially regards to emissions control devices like cat-cons, DPFs, etc.) are due to use of adulterated / impure fuel that the vehicle components are not designed for.

Do keep us updated about the outcome..

I was seriously recommending Polo / Vento (more Vento) to one of my uncle who wants to trade in his Accent CRDI.
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Just out of curiosity, does your friend and you share a fuel station? I hope you are getting the background for the question.

Most of the initial problems (especially regards to emissions control devices like cat-cons, DPFs, etc.) are due to use of adulterated / impure fuel that the vehicle components are not designed for.

Do keep us updated about the outcome..

I was seriously recommending Polo / Vento (more Vento) to one of my uncle who wants to trade in his Accent CRDI.
Yes we do. And yes that could affect these parts of the engine. But as I called up the workshop the in-charge told me that the radiator coolant levels must have been unchecked and this caused the white smoke. But this is exactly the kind of crap showroom people will give you and that is why I checked the coolant levels along with the engine oil levels every time. So I told him its impossible and so he jumped to something else and when I merely mentioned the word EGR, he jumped to the fact that the EGR valve must be busted. And he boasted it by saying he had a dozen cars like mine lying around for the same problem. I think these guys don't know what they are talking about, so I told them to check exactly whats wrong and get back because honestly, I am starting to look on with suspicion and Surat isn't exactly next door for me. I hate people who mislead you assuming you know nothing about the car.

The Polo like I said in my first post is a brilliant car, don't change your ideas about recommending it with such glitches. Consider this as the car's Achillis Heal. Because other than this manufacturer defect the car has given me nothing but performance!
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