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Old 4th May 2019, 22:10   #226
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I am however disappointed with Volkswagen for not addressing what was a widespread issue even with the Jetta. There is something wrong with these OEM Exide batteries. My Yeti had Varta OEM batteries and they lasted 3 plus years.
Volkswagen OE batteries are prone to failure. Even in my Vento, they failed at the 3 year mark after which we replaced it with a new one (don't remember the brand) but it wasn't OEM and it's going on flawlessly since the 3 years we have put it in the car.

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Volkswagen OE batteries are prone to failure. Even in my Vento, they failed at the 3 year mark after which we replaced it with a new one (don't remember the brand) but it wasn't OEM and it's going on flawlessly since the 3 years we have put it in the car.



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Clearly Volkswagen has a problem it is not addressing.
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The engine was left running for over an hour to charge the battery.
I don't think idling a car for that long is a very nice thing to do, I know you have time strain but maybe either driving it to somewhere or getting the battery charged overnight was a better idea.
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I don't think idling a car for that long is a very nice thing to do, I know you have time strain but maybe either driving it to somewhere or getting the battery charged overnight was a better idea.

Unfortunately I was not at home, and no one else drives the Tiguan apart from me. Leaving the vehicle idling was the only solution available unless I allowed the dealership guys to take it out which I was not comfortable with.
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My local dealership has a Grey Highline demo car on sale for 30 Lacs on road. It has 18k miles on it, manufactured in 2017 and received by dealer in Feb 2018. They say it will be registered to my as the first owner.

Anyone have any experience buying a demo car? Is this a good price for a two year old demo car?
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My local dealership has a Grey Highline demo car on sale for 30 Lacs on road. It has 18k miles on it, manufactured in 2017 and received by dealer in Feb 2018. They say it will be registered to my as the first owner.

Anyone have any experience buying a demo car? Is this a good price for a two year old demo car?
Kumar, my recommendation - don't buy it. These vehicles are abused by the people during test rides.

A quality used vehicle will be a safer bet than this one.

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My local dealership has a Grey Highline demo car on sale for 30 Lacs on road. It has 18k miles on it, manufactured in 2017 and received by dealer in Feb 2018. They say it will be registered to my as the first owner.

Anyone have any experience buying a demo car? Is this a good price for a two year old demo car?
I don't recommend to buy this car. 18K is a significant consumption in 1.25 years and that too on a Demo vehicle. It screams that it must have been abused to the core and highway-abused too, since your location is Coimbatore.

If it was available at around 20L+, then the offer could have made more sense.

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My local dealership has a Grey Highline demo car on sale for 30 Lacs on road. It has 18k miles on it, manufactured in 2017 and received by dealer in Feb 2018. They say it will be registered to my as the first owner.

Anyone have any experience buying a demo car? Is this a good price for a two year old demo car?

I would certainly not pay that much for a used and probably abused demo car. A brand new highline was going for 33 Lakhs on road at the end of last year. Wait till end of the year or March next year during the changeover to BS VI, you will get even better deals.
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I would certainly not pay that much for a used and probably abused demo car. A brand new highline was going for 33 Lakhs on road at the end of last year. Wait till end of the year or March next year during the changeover to BS VI, you will get even better deals.
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I don't recommend to buy this car. 18K is a significant consumption in 1.25 years and that too on a Demo vehicle. It screams that it must have been abused to the core and highway-abused too, since your location is Coimbatore.

If it was available at around 20L+, then the offer could have made more sense.
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Kumar, my recommendation - don't buy it. These vehicles are abused by the people during test rides.

A quality used vehicle will be a safer bet than this one.

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Thanks for all your suggestions. I will pass on the demo vehicle.
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....If you are ready to wait it seem VW is planning AllSpace for our market as well. In any case, Tiguan is not in the stock and there are no clear answers from the dealers. So you may want to reach out to them and find out more on this.

IMO, other than the power, Endeavour is just too big and massive which is its plus point when compared with Tiguan.

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Thanks. Yes, I read about AllSpace in team-bhp but I think it would be launched only by end of 2019. Besides, I don't think it'll be in the same price bucket. It might be on par with Kodiaq which is already too much for me. Anyway, I have another couple of months to go before I should take a call. If the New Santa Fe falls within my price range and other expectations, who knows.
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While the Tiguan's engine sound is controlled, wind noise entering the cabin is rather high. Wind noise at 120 km/h was higher than we'd expect in such a premium car. This was disappointing.
My brother is facing the wind noise issue above 100 km/h and wanted to know if someone was able to address the same.
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An update on the Tiguan, last week I had to go for an important meeting in the morning and to my great consternation the Tiguan simply failed to start. I turned the key and a few lights blinked and nothing happened. I tried multiple times, but to no avail
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I am however disappointed with Volkswagen for not addressing what was a widespread issue even with the Jetta. There is something wrong with these OEM Exide batteries. My Yeti had Varta OEM batteries and they lasted 3 plus years.
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Volkswagen OE batteries are prone to failure. Even in my Vento, they failed at the 3 year mark after which we replaced it with a new one (don't remember the brand) but it wasn't OEM and it's going on flawlessly since the 3 years we have put it in the car.

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Same for us with Jetta. Failed once, warranty replacement, failed again, they put a temp battery to test and get approval, that failed too. We gave up and bought the battery outside.
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