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Old 19th June 2023, 21:45   #1891
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I don’t want to file the FIR, I just want to contact the owner of the vehicle from the point of view of social responsibility. They shouldn’t think that they can just get away with something like this.
Please file the FIR.

Those who are socially responsible would have waited or left a note. The ones who have hit you sound like a bunch of scumbags and will do it again if they think they can get away with it. It is unfortunate but some people's skulls are too thick and only a police case sends a real message. You seem like a very good person but in India, people will take advantage of this.

It may also be useful for you, your insurance claim and CCTV footage retrieval to have a clear police record of the incident.

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Old 20th June 2023, 00:30   #1892
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Repairs would go as follows:
New door (maybe the window mechanism), reuse of old interior trim. I had the same thing happen to my rear door. No point fretting over finding the owner of the car, what are you going to ask him to do? Pay for expenses that would be close to 25-40k, out of pocket?

Just make sure they look after the following things properly:
-sealing of interior door trim with plastic sheet and glue.
-panel gaps.
-effort required to close/open the door.
-they do the vinyl/black paint on the door B-pillar.

Above things were slightly messed up in my car after repair.


Also, there was only a chip in the wagon-R tail light which backed into my Duster’s rear door. So, there might or might not be proof of any damage on the other car.

In my 8 years of ownership, i have paid insurance premiums ranging from 22k to 50k but I am still ahead in terms of the total expenses claimed versus the cumulative premium paid.

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Old 20th June 2023, 10:04   #1893
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Thank you Zippy_Wheels, McLaren Rulez and Tgo for your inputs.

I understand the best way to nab them is the FIR, somehow now I can’t do it since it would be going against my family members’ decision. As for getting the contact through the bill, the MD point blank refused to go through the other cameras for the guest telling that since they don’t know which car it is, it’s impossible to tell which guest it may have been. All this somehow only points to them protecting the other guest - our guess is they are probably relatives or friends or children of friends. Anyway time to move on.

@Tgo, the service guys have confirmed that work will be exactly what you have mentioned. I’ll visit the service station later today and get an update.
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Old 20th June 2023, 22:37   #1894
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Fast forward to today night - some irresponsible teenagers hit my car with their nexon as per eye witnesses and ran away. They have reversed their car across the stretch of the road and slammed into the driverís door. The restaurant owner came down and promised to give me the CCTV footage as soon as possible. Attaching pictures of the car. Iím in a fix as to whether to claim insurance or not. Either way Iím determined to trace the owner of the car that caused the damage - highly irresponsible for having run away without even apologising.
I won't call this irresponsibility but a deliberate act of breaking the law. Such incidents tend to bestow a feeling that the drivers/revellers are above laws meant for ordinary mortals. I have seen enough of such cases where these youngsters brags of driving under alcohol/over-speeding to his friends (& sometimes family members) who keep cheering on.

In fact, I had a fall-out with an old friend few years back when his son jumped red lights with us sitting as passengers.

The traffic police needs to really shake up such errant drivers as a routine. I wrote several times to the Pune traffic police (2013-14) regarding young boys racing motorcycles dangerously in Wanowrie (Pune), but nothing ever happened. No wonder traffic accidents are a regular feature in our country.
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Old 21st June 2023, 06:27   #1895
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Have finally decided to take the plunge and book the Taigun. My XUV500, W8, is around 38k in 7 years and it’s time to look for a replacement. Was very keen on driving the XUV700, but both me and my daughter somehow came back disappointed. Maybe it’s just because I am upgrading from 500, I did not feel any luxury in the AX7L model. The Sony speakers were not what I expected.

Same evening drove the Taigun 1.5 GT DSG and was blown away. It is miles ahead. In terms of power/weight ratio, the acceleration was phenomenal. XUV700 was immediately dropped. It seems like a step down from XUV but I also have a 2022 Polo Highline and even that music system sounds better than what XUV700 was offering.

To even get automatic climate control or cruise control, Mahindra is pushing customers to buy AX7 which is close to 25 lakhs. Just doesn’t justify the price.

Just confused with the colors, Lava Blue and black both look great. Will be booking the car in a day or two.

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Old 21st June 2023, 10:11   #1896
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Just confused with the colours, Lava Blue and black both look great. Will be booking the car in a day or two.
Just to add to your confusion, a MATTE BLACK is also available which looks the best on Taigun but yes maintenance will be high on this. Lava Blue looks classy too.
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Just confused with the colors, Lava Blue and black both look great. Will be booking the car in a day or two.
Buy these two colours or Matt black only if you are committed to maintaining the paint in great shape. Otherwise these will age in no time and look horrible. Stick to silver, grey or other lighter shades if washing and paint upkeep is going to be a problem. I would pick black or that anniversary blue(not lava blue) if I have to pick a dark shade.
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Old 21st June 2023, 15:57   #1898
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I have booked Grand Vitara AT. But after that I had test drive of VW Taigun. After experiencing Taigun I felt like GV is seriously underpower. Even though I will be using my car in city conditions only, I feel engine is not worth spending 19 Lakh.

After enquiring various VW dealers, I found that Taigun is not available in our color of choice in Highline AT variant. But one of the dealer has a 2022 variant available with them & they are offering 1.3 Lakh discount. Manufacturing is July 2022. I am not sure if its a good discount for a year old car.

Can you please give me opinion on if its a correct discount & what should I check in the car before finalizing? I am really confused, I have never bought old stock before.
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Old 21st June 2023, 20:27   #1899
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Hey there, I got my 1.0 highline serviced under the 1st year warranty. I had taken SVP package, so what they did was, change the oil filter, pollen filter, air filter, engine oil, lubricated and cleaned the hinges and other parts for free. They also cleaned the brakes but that was chargeable.
Here I find a difference, in the engine oil, they used Volkswagen Special G, SAE 5W 40. I tried searching on net, there is no mention of Volkswagen India recommending any specific engine oil for the new 1.0 TSI engines.

Can other members share their experiences
No no no! Sorry, I just saw your post. 5W40 is not for the current gen of TSI engines. The recommended oil grade is indicated under the hood. And the oil grade to be used for all 1.0 and 1.5 TSI engines is 0W20. Never give them any slack if they insist on using a different grade oil. Engine oil is perhaps the single most important consumable in a car. Next time be assertive about using only 0W20.
I would recommend you to monitor the engine oil temperature with great caution. 1) Is it too cold?
2) Is it too hot?
3) Does it take too long to warm up?
4) How is the cold start?
Because 5W40 is more viscous than 0W20. The ideal sweet spot for engine oil is between 90-100 degrees celsius. Again I'm not trying to scare you here but caution is recommended next time.
I have attached the image from my Virtus GT for your reference:
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After enquiring various VW dealers, I found that Taigun is not available in our color of choice in Highline AT variant. But one of the dealer has a 2022 variant available with them & they are offering 1.3 Lakh discount. Manufacturing is July 2022. I am not sure if its a good discount for a year old car.
If I were in your place and spending somewhere around 20 lakhs - I'd not be too bothered by 1.3 Lakhs - to accept a 6+ month old car. I'll never be able to sleep in the coming nights, thinking "Why was that car not sold for so long?".

If you like the car more, discount and colour options should be secondary. You hardly see either of them - when enjoying a spirited drive around the corners.
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Old 22nd June 2023, 19:32   #1901
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But one of the dealer has a 2022 variant available with them & they are offering 1.3 Lakh discount. Manufacturing is July 2022. I am not sure if its a good discount for a year old car.
Prefer taking recently manufactured car as it would BS VI Phase II compliant as well. Also the current versions of the VAG 2.0 products have most of the issues sorted out compared to the initial batches of 2022.
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Hi fellow BHPians,

I'm planning to get a Taigun Gt Plus; however, after going through some of the threads on teambhp, I saw that some users have reported the following issues with the car: Car fails to start, TPMS issue, AC hissing noise, driver side window behaves erratically. Have these issues been resolved or has any of you experienced it?

Also, should I go for the variant with ventilated seats or without it? I read somewhere about AC hissing sound with the ventilated seats model.
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Old 23rd June 2023, 08:32   #1903
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Hi fellow BHPians,

Also, should I go for the variant with ventilated seats or without it? I read somewhere about AC hissing sound with the ventilated seats model.
Ventilated seats are a god sent , the hissing sound is only for few seconds. if you're a driver on a long drive you will be patting your back for taking ventilated seats. While booking ensure you're taking a freshly baked car at least Mar 2023 onboards.
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Old 24th June 2023, 18:52   #1904
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I have a couple of queries regarding the Taigun, Hope someone can help. Is there a way to answer or reject phone calls from the steering wheel? I did not see any button for the same and had to use the touch screen only to answer/hang up. what am i missing? The second thing is that i usually use the AC on Auto and there does not seem to be an OFF switch for the same. Every time i need to bring the Fan speed down to one and then switch off the fan to turn off the AC. Any other solution to this?
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Is there a way to answer or reject phone calls from the steering wheel? The second thing is that i usually use the AC on Auto and there does not seem to be an OFF switch for the same.
You can use the ok button on the steering wheel to answer calls. I haven't figured out reject. Should be in the manual

Touch the lower fan button twice to switch the AC and Blower off
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