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Old 13th November 2010, 09:02   #61
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Not thought of service yet as it is 10 months away and hopefully I will not need them before that. The workshops are located in the periphery and I am sure that there are drivers hired to ferry the car from the dealership to workshop and back.
Dealer Name: Volkswagen Palace Cross
1, Palace Cross Road
Near Bangalore Palace Main Entrance
Bangalore - 560020
State: Karnataka
Landline Number: 080-41506972
Email: Anil.K@Vw-Bangaloremotors.co.in
Head Of Sales Mobile Number: 96866 01249

Work Shop Address: Volkswagen Palace Cross
Bagalagunte, Hesarghatta Road
Bangalore - 560057
State: Karnataka
Landline Number: 080-28377817 / 18/19
Email: Girish@Vw-Bangaloremotors.co.in
Service Head Mobile Number: 96866 01239

Dealer Name: Elite Motors Bangalore
104/1, 13th Km, Hosur Road, Singasandra Village,
Bangalore - 560068
State: Karnataka
Landline Number: 080-42808000
Email: Felix@Vw-Elitemotors.co.in
Head Of Sales Mobile Number: 9731466775

Work Shop Address: Elite Motors Bangalore
104/1, 13th Km, Hosur Road, Singasandra Village
Bangalore - 560068
State: Karnataka
Landline Number: 080-42808000
Email: Service@Vw-Elitemotors.co.in
Service Head Mobile Number: 9008866557

Dealer Name: Volkswagen Downtown Bangalore
31, Magrath Road
Bangalore - 560025
State: Karnataka
Landline Number: 080-43232200
Email: Vikas@Vw-Elitemotors.co.in
Head Of Sales Mobile Number: 9900466442

Work Shop Address: Volkswagen Downtown Bangalore
31, Magrath Road
Bangalore - 560025
State: Karnataka
Landline Number: 080-43232200
Email: Service@Vw-Elitemotors.co.in
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There are still very few Vento's on the road. My Car does evoke a lot of interest and I have been asked by several people about its performance, mileage and of course the OTR price. The car is performing well and in the heavy traffic of Bangalore the FE is about 13.5. I am yet to work out whether to release the clutch pedal slowly or quickly. If I release it a bit quickly I get that thud and the car is eager to pull away but at the cost of smoothness of journey.
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Hey congrats on your new car.
already felling the heat from Honda city.

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Thanx Msd, This info makes me feel more confidence about my choice. Booking the car on Jan 2nd. Hope things like(waiting period, accessories. etc) change by then.. Will be following this thread very closely.
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Engines from the VW group are known to consume oil during their run in period. Skoda did not give you a can but VW did, well that is another story. Also it is more feasible for VW to give oil free with Jetta at 15L++ than with the 8L ++ Vento.

For now you could do well to check the engine oil levels periodically, say after every 250kms or so and as and when you find the level at min. or below min. add up a quarter liter and then check again after a couple of days to see if you need to add a little bit more or not.
thankyou, Khoj for that info. every 250 km is like checking every week. reminds me of my ambassador and Fiat days when we had to check the radiator level every time you set off on a slightly long journey. Willl definitely check the oil level every week. Just wondering why the Laura didn't have the same problem. Any idea?
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I had enquired with a dealer in Bangalore and what he had said is that the dealers are only appointed for sales. After sales and service of the cars is going to be done (owned and run) by the company directly, is that true?
If that is so then it will be a first in India any car company has done this.

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This leaves me very concerned. I'd always maintained that VW should use the "after sales" card as a USP over Skoda, but I'm not hearing too many positive dealer experiences.


Agreed. That oil-burner completely overshadows the petrol Vento.

Drive safe and do keep updating this thread as the odometer keeps clicking. It'll be of great help to other (potential) Vento owners.
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This is the level of Oil after 1400km on the odometer. It so far appears to be acceptable.
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thankyou, Khoj for that info. every 250 km is like checking every week. reminds me of my ambassador and Fiat days when we had to check the radiator level every time you set off on a slightly long journey. Willl definitely check the oil level every week. Just wondering why the Laura didn't have the same problem. Any idea?
Oh! but the Skodas have a similar thirst for oil too. There is a thread by member Sam Kapasi narrating his crisis with low engine oil level in his Superb, so I am assuming that Laura should have the same issue too.

Now only if someone with an Audi and a Porsche could confirm similar experiences, that would complete the circle.

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I had enquired with a dealer in Bangalore and what he had said is that the dealers are only appointed for sales. After sales and service of the cars is going to be done (owned and run) by the company directly, is that true?
Either that sales guy is a complete noob or he was pulling your leg. BTW which dealer and which sales executive?

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