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Old 28th April 2023, 13:09   #1831
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

I am contemplating getting a pre-owned Taigun Topline AT for around 17L. This is a 2021 model with 17K on odo. I had started my car shopping by booking the Fronx Alpha AT but the pricing turned out to be more than I expected. So looking at the possibility of getting the next segment car with established safety credentials. Any thoughts?
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Old 28th April 2023, 14:34   #1832
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I am contemplating getting a pre-owned Taigun Topline AT for around 17L. This is a 2021 model with 17K on odo. I had started my car shopping by booking the Fronx Alpha AT but the pricing turned out to be more than I expected. So looking at the possibility of getting the next segment car with established safety credentials. Any thoughts?
I'd go for the Taigun any day of the week.
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Old 28th April 2023, 14:48   #1833
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I'd go for the Taigun any day of the week.
Thanks. Assuming it is a well maintained car, I was wondering if 17L is a good deal given it is >1.5yrs old and 17K on odo. This is my first foray into used car market. Hence the apprehension.
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Old 29th April 2023, 16:59   #1834
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Thanks. Assuming it is a well maintained car, I was wondering if 17L is a good deal given it is >1.5yrs old and 17K on odo. This is my first foray into used car market. Hence the apprehension.
By Delhi standards it is expensive. I would be able to get the same for 14.5-15 in Delhi.
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Old 30th April 2023, 22:38   #1835
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Taigun AC performance

The AC of Tagiun has been discussed here for is poor performance.

I had a chance to travel in the Taigun 1.0 Topline AT, and here is what I could observe from the 4 hour drive during a hot summer day, with temperatures touching 40 C.
  • AC cools properly without issues in stop go traffic in manual mode, Temperature set to 20C, fan on level 4
  • When in auto mode, re-circulation ON, 22.5C set temperature (setting used for entire trip, except for first 10 minutes), cooling was good and temperature stabilized in cabin within 3-5 minutes, while traveling inside moderate traffic. Auto start/stop of engine was enabled and engine would cut out on stoppages after cabin had cooled down.
  • When temperature was set to 23.5C, cabin got warm, and hence it seems like 22.5C is the maximum temperature setting after which hot air gets mixed from heater core.
  • We covered ~120Kms round trip in 4 hours, average speed was 35kmph, the 70% of the distance was hilly areas with lots of climbs and downhill roads. Max speed attained was ~60kph and car shifted only till 5th gear and was mostly shifting between gears 2-4.
  • MID indicated 12kmpl fuel economy, there were 3 adults and 2 kids and zero luggage for the entire journey.
  • The car also had gotten the AC update recently from VW. Not sure if this made any difference to AC cooling performance, as there were no complaints earlier also.
One weird observation was that the Infotainment system allowed pairing of phone with Wireless Android auto even when the car was in motion. Is this standard behavior? Most vehicles wont allow to pair your phone until car is in P mode or handbrake pulled.
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Old 2nd May 2023, 18:36   #1836
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

in my opinion, it is better to keep it off. Referring to the idling rule for turbo engines. I haven't really found it useful at all unless you are some 8-10 cars behind on a signal and the counter on the signal is above 100 secs. You will anyways switch off the car at that point. Besides, it's slightly annoying if the car switches off and you have to suddenly turn it on when the traffic starts moving. This has happened multiple times with me. I am surprised VAG has given this feature specially with a Turbo engine. Others please weigh in your reccos.
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Old 3rd May 2023, 12:11   #1837
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Re: Taigun AC performance

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The AC of Tagiun has been discussed here for is poor performance.
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One weird observation was that the Infotainment system allowed pairing of phone with Wireless Android auto even when the car was in motion. Is this standard behavior? Most vehicles wont allow to pair your phone until car is in P mode or handbrake pulled.
My complaints on the AC's poor performance was mainly when using it in the AUTO mode. If we are manually setting fan and temperature, it does cool faster and especially so after the last update.

On the Wireless Android Auto - I usually connect my phone via the USB port since it tends to get hot in wireless mode. But I have seen the connection drop and reconnect in wireless mode even while driving. Bug or intended feature? I have no idea.
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

Was looking at some pre-owned topline AT options on Spinny. Being apprehensive about the used car prices - checked the new car price for highline AT (new topline is out of budget for me). Got a quote for 18.3L (including all discounts) for a 2023 manufactured BS6 Phase1 version silver coloured car from the dealer. Phase 2 version is coming to 18.9L (no discounts). Service Value Package and Extended Warranty would be additional in both cases. Thinking of going ahead and taking the plunge. The dealer did mention that I will additionally get some NCB related amount since there are no claims on my current insurance. I am not entirely sure how that works.
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Old 4th May 2023, 19:53   #1839
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Was looking at some pre-owned topline AT options on Spinny. Being apprehensive about the used car prices - checked the new car price for highline AT (new topline is out of budget for me). Got a quote for 18.3L (including all discounts) for a 2023 manufactured BS6 Phase1 version silver coloured car from the dealer. Phase 2 version is coming to 18.9L (no discounts). Service Value Package and Extended Warranty would be additional in both cases. Thinking of going ahead and taking the plunge. The dealer did mention that I will additionally get some NCB related amount since there are no claims on my current insurance. I am not entirely sure how that works.
For 60k more for a 18+Lac car (whiichs is ~3% extra), I'd personally go for BS6 v2 model which is also future proof for E20 fuel.

You should also check insurance quote from outside as the dealer quotes are usually inflated so you can save some money there.

What is current NCB on your existing car? Are you planning to sell it before the new car purchase? If so, you can get NCB Letter from insurance company upon the sell of car and use it for new car purchase (letter is valid for 3 years). NCB discount is only applicable on own damage portion of the insurance so you can do the math when you have a quote. Also check with dealer if he will help in getting NCB Letter and application to new policy then you can consider opting for dealer provided insurance if it works out better.
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For 60k more for a 18+Lac car (whiichs is ~3% extra), I'd personally go for BS6 v2 model which is also future proof for E20 fuel.

You should also check insurance quote from outside as the dealer quotes are usually inflated so you can save some money there.

What is current NCB on your existing car? Are you planning to sell it before the new car purchase? If so, you can get NCB Letter from insurance company upon the sell of car and use it for new car purchase (letter is valid for 3 years). NCB discount is only applicable on own damage portion of the insurance so you can do the math when you have a quote. Also check with dealer if he will help in getting NCB Letter and application to new policy then you can consider opting for dealer provided insurance if it works out better.

Thanks for the pointers. The insurance quote given by the dealer was 65K and mentioned it is digit insurance. I just checked the digit insurance app myself and added all possible add ons (blindly) they had on offer and it came to only 43K. Will double check with the dealer to understand what is causing this discrepancy!

I have plans to sell the car. But was planning to sell it after acquiring the new car. Will see if it is possible the other way round.
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Old 5th May 2023, 13:45   #1841
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

I am contemplating buying VW Taigun 1.5 TSI DSG. However, I am also getting swayed by the newer Tata Nexon Facelift and Honda Elevate. I had below queries.
1. Anyone faced issues with DQ200 gearbox ?
2. How's AC performance esp. with 1.5 TSI engine? I do long travels to coastal areas frequently where temperature hits 38 degrees and relative humidity is 80 (compared to Bangalore's 65). So it's hot and sticky - a little less harsh than Chennai's climate.
3. Does anyone miss 360 degree camera or front parking sensor - a feature which is found in most of the cars in the segment? Did anyone consider fixing third party accessory for this ?

Would appreciate inputs from the owners here
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Old 5th May 2023, 19:29   #1842
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

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Thanks for the pointers. The insurance quote given by the dealer was 65K and mentioned it is digit insurance. I just checked the digit insurance app myself and added all possible add ons (blindly) they had on offer and it came to only 43K. Will double check with the dealer to understand what is causing this discrepancy!
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There's no discrepancy, it's just dealer's margin
You can ask them to reduce the insurance price to match what you're getting, or get it done yourself.
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1. Anyone faced issues with DQ200 gearbox ?
2. How's AC performance esp. with 1.5 TSI engine? I do long travels to coastal areas frequently where temperature hits 38 degrees and relative humidity is 80 (compared to Bangalore's 65). So it's hot and sticky - a little less harsh than Chennai's climate.
3. Does anyone miss 360 degree camera or front parking sensor - a feature which is found in most of the cars in the segment? Did anyone consider fixing third party accessory for this ?
1. No issues for the 10k KMs driven, gear shifts are fast as well as smooth.
2. I keep temp set between 18-22 instead of Auto AC, never experienced any issues with AC cooling.
3. I don't miss 360 degree camera, car is easy to manoeuvre. Incase you want to add, VW are selling it as an accessory for 32k-34k (I came to know recently when we were shopping for Taigun for a friend in Pune).
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3. I don't miss 360 degree camera, car is easy to manoeuvre. Incase you want to add, VW are selling it as an accessory for 32k-34k (I came to know recently when we were shopping for Taigun for a friend in Pune).
Wow. This is surprising. Can this be bought as an official accessory from VW itself? This accessory includes 360 deg camera and front sensors ?

Also, are there any long term impacts on the engine on using regular petrol (91RON) other than recommended XP95 ?

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3. I don't miss 360 degree camera, car is easy to manoeuvre. Incase you want to add, VW are selling it as an accessory for 32k-34k (I came to know recently when we were shopping for Taigun for a friend in Pune).
This could be a dealer level third party accessory. Wish VW offered genuine OEM accessories.
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