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Old 11th September 2020, 10:39   #76
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I would love to learn where might I find these other options for LED headlights? I'm about to get a new GT and I've been on the lookout for fixing the headlight situation.
Congrats suneel for your purchase and welcome to the GT club

One thing with VW cars is the sheer number of options/sources for after market accessories. I would have suggested you Aliexpress in a heartbeat but I think there are some shipping restraints.

As you are from Bangalore, there are numerous car accessory shops who may even offer you various headlight assembly choices. However, I don't think you may find a full LED setup like the one HYPERTOURER has got. Vagtune cost is extremely steep IMO, so I may never recommend that.

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There are a lot of aftermarket offerings but I'm just not sure which ones are a smart choice. Everything looks ok in pics but it's so hard to trust the quality will be worth it when it comes to Chinese aftermarket parts.
I think we all know and agree to the fact that aftermarket parts are never perfect. So you have to take chances dude.

If the physical touch and feel is what matters, Online shopping is not for you and you'll have to buy them in person and go ahead with installation.

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Congrats suneel for your purchase and welcome to the GT club

One thing with VW cars is the sheer number of options/sources for after market accessories. I would have suggested you Aliexpress in a heartbeat but I think there are some shipping restraints.

As you are from Bangalore, there are numerous car accessory shops who may even offer you various headlight assembly choices. However, I don't think you may find a full LED setup like the one HYPERTOURER has got. Vagtune cost is extremely steep IMO, so I may never recommend that.



I think we all know and agree to the fact that aftermarket parts are never perfect. So you have to take chances dude.

If the physical touch and feel is what matters, Online shopping is not for you and you'll have to buy them in person and go ahead with installation.
Thanks for the information. I'll definitely be on the lookout for local accessory shops in that case. It will be fun to work on this car!
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Dissecting the Polo - Shows its build quality.

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Dissecting the Polo - Shows its build quality.
They should put this thing in a damn mall and then have additional information pasted next to each of those chassis structures (side impact beams etc.) explaining exactly why they are used and how they protect occupants in the case of a crash.

Even better would be to keep a swift next to it in a similar format and then explain what the lack of critical structural members would mean for the occupants in the case of a crash.
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After owning a Ford Figo TDCi (2010) for 10 years, I upgraded to this new VW Polo 1.0 TSI on Monday, in the same shade (Flash Red).

The review is spot on, I agree with almost everything mentioned in the review. I also find this engine fantastic, although I have only redlined the test drive car . Caring mine like a baby in run-in period, post which I will share my experience.

The only thing I miss is the remarkably well connected feel of Figo's steering.
What is the drive in period/kms specified for this model. I got one booked today, and will be getting delivery on 20th of this month. Would be better if this fact is known in advance. Thanks in advance.
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What is the drive in period/kms specified for this model. I got one booked today, and will be getting delivery on 20th of this month. Would be better if this fact is known in advance. Thanks in advance.
The user manual mentions to drive it gently for the first 1000 kms and then slowly increase the limit by the 1500 kms mark.

Enclosing the snippet from the manual.

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In my short and less enthusiastic drive due to rain , I did notice a bit turbo lag.
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Few friends who own the Polo 1.0 TSI also complained the same about Turbo lag.
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If you are looking for effortless driving in city conditions, look elsewhere.
I had mentioned about this turbo lag several times on the Rapid 1.0 TSI thread (which has the same engine as this Polo). The excitement on the price and outright performance made a lot of folks overlook this unpleasant reality.

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You cannot make an engine "purposely" have lag if it does not have lag. It has a lot of lag and it's timings prove that.
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The reviews so far have only shown the outright performance of the Rapid without highlighting the SEVERE lack of driveability. That only serves to mislead customers
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most drivers aren't going to be interested in flooring throttle and changing gears all the time...it boils down to using the gearbox to hide the lag of the engine. Again we are misleading prospective owners into thinking that this is something that will take care of the lag - they will find out later that it is something they wouldn't like doing all the time.
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majority of owners are going to be hugely underwhelmed after buying Rapid 1.0 and finding out it lacks driveability and is a pain in the city as against what the reviews so far show.
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the 1.0 has better outright performance but has huge lag and this will be a dampener for most buyers and it is better that this fact is highlighted instead of sending out the wrong information.

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I had mentioned about this turbo lag several times on the Rapid 1.0 TSI thread (which has the same engine as this Polo). The excitement on the price and outright performance made a lot of folks overlook this unpleasant reality.
Hey! While I do concede that there is turbo lag, it is only to be expected. If you are expecting to clear speed bumps in third gear, you will not. However, slot it into second and you are good to go. To be honest, after purchasing the Rapid TSI, I had convinced myself to live with the low end turbo lag, but to my pleasant surprise it hasn't been bad at all. The power builds up from 1500 RPM onwards. So you would have to be doing really low speeds on higher gears for you to really feel any of it. To sum up, any half decent driver should be able to get over the learning curve (if any) of managing the turbo lag on this 1.0 litre turbocharged unit. And believe me, whatever little gripes you may still have are all wiped off in an instant the moment you need to close the gap in traffic and you feel the sheer power this tiny engine offers when you press the accelerator!

For those who still have issues dealing with the turbo lag (though as a daily driver of this 1.0 litre engine, believe me it will be a matter of a few weeks before you don't even realise it), do consider the 6 speed torque convertor automatic option. The initial reviews suggest it is a competent gearbox offering the right mix of practicality, spirited driving and the convenience of an automatic coupled with the relatively easier to maintain torque convertor gearbox. Assuming Skoda launches the Rapid Rider/Rider Plus with the automatic unit as well it should effectively be at an on road price of between 9.5 to 10 Lakhs. This is again phenomenal bang for the buck.
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Hi, as per the car manual the engine oil specs (VW 502 or VW 504) for 1.0 TSI is dependent if it has a particulate filter or not.

Can someone please confirm if the BS6 Polo are equipped with a particulate filter or not.

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Got mine yesterday.

First drive feel: awesome. Will post more.

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Got mine yesterday.

First drive feel: awesome. Will post more.

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Congratulations, that's a nice colour. But it also takes effort to maintain the colour long term.
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Would there be any longevity/reliability concerns about the 1.0 TSI? I am unable to find much information about this on the internet. I've read that its quite similar to the 1.4 TSI, which has had its fair share of issues. Could this lead to ballooning maintenance cost the longer you own the car? I like to hold my cars for 10+ years and have decent amount of running (10k+ /year).
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Congratulations on the Polo TSI. This is my favourite colour in the entire Polo lineup and I always look back to catch it a second time whenever I see one pass me on the road. Looks brilliant in daylight. My erstwhile Maruti Swift was in a similar colour, just a couple of shaded darker.

Keep her shining with a half yearly polish job. Enjoy your new car and do post some more pictures!
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Congratulations, that's a nice colour. But it also takes effort to maintain the colour long term.
Thanks for the wishes. True about colour. It takes a lot of effort to clean it. I have been relying on ONR since long for my vehicles. It makes it easier to clean the car.

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Would there be any longevity/reliability concerns about the 1.0 TSI? I am unable to find much information about this on the internet. I've read that its quite similar to the 1.4 TSI, which has had its fair share of issues. Could this lead to ballooning maintenance cost the longer you own the car? I like to hold my cars for 10+ years and have decent amount of running (10k+ /year).
The worries are there. Although the one lakh kms and four years standard warranty give some sense of security.

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Congratulations on the Polo TSI. This is my favourite colour in the entire Polo lineup and I always look back to catch it a second time whenever I see one pass me on the road. Looks brilliant in daylight. My erstwhile Maruti Swift was in a similar colour, just a couple of shaded darker.

Keep her shining with a half yearly polish job. Enjoy your new car and do post some more pictures!
Thanks for the wishes.
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Wolf Moto has come up with something unique for 1.0 TSI, I believe it's a world first. Multi map switching helps the owner to switch between different maps on his own.

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Possibly the first of its kind for VW 1.0 TSI !

Multimap switch options will soon be available on our CLA enabled remaps for VW Polo 1L TSI.

Multi-map switch?

Multi-map switching can be used to select and switch between 2-4 different maps by using accelerator pedal or other designated OEM switches (*engine off and key on position). This solution does not use any add-on extra piggy back hardware. The selected mapset is indicated on tachometer (or MIL light). As seen here in video -
Map1 - 4K RPM
Map2 - 5K RPM
Map3 - 6K RPM
Map4 - 7K RPM
Test mode - 8K RPM

Multi-map switch variants -
1. MMS Basic -
Two Maps (Predefined calibration/fixed)
2. MMS Race -
Four separate Maps (Custom calibration)
3. MMS Custom -
Four separate Maps (Custom calibration)

Multi-map switch Race example:
Map 1:
Similar to factory calibration
Map 2:
Street performance (91 oct, stock boost)
Map 3:
High octane (95 - 100+ oct, higher boost)
Map 4:
Race Tune (98/100oct, max boost)

MMS Race and MMS Custom can have maps with few of these selected features listed -

* Launch control mode
* Pops n Bangs mode
* Water-meth injection mode.
* Antilag mode.
* Valet mode /pit-lane mode
* High octane mode
* High boost mode
https://www.facebook.com/18856650460...0980370026233/

A friend of mine has picked up Polo 1.0 TSI recently. We will be trying this MMS from Wolf and I shall post the timings too .
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