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Old 6th November 2023, 13:29   #2026
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I am having brake noise issue since 18K km, got disc and pad changed at 27K km again noise is back after driving 4K kms. I have escalated the matter and hopefully VW technical team should help diagnose the issue.

The noise is similar to the drum beats, changing pads & disc is a temporary fix.
I have the same problem- I have come to the conclusion that this is not a safety issue, and only an irritant. The sound is also less evident now, than it was when the brake pads were changed.

Sound started- 16000km - brakes changed 20000km - Noise returned 21000km
Now its at 24000, and the sound is minimal, but it does recur
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Old 6th November 2023, 17:16   #2027
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I am having brake noise issue since 18K km,
The noise is similar to the drum beats,...
Started at 2800 km's. for my Virtus. Hosed off the brake dust and grime from the disks. Let it dry off. Took it for a spirited drive (~ a 100 kms) and use late braking for the entire drive. The drumming has thankfully disappeared.

Had followed the same on my Taigun. A quick day trip of ~400 kms and all was back to normal.
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Old 7th November 2023, 15:45   #2028
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Sound started- 16000km - brakes changed 20000km - Noise returned 21000km
Now its at 24000, and the sound is minimal, but it does recur
For me sound returned back within 3000km of getting disc and pad changed. Next solution given was apply lithium grease. This worked for a month or so. Noise is coming back again. Quality levels of 2.0 cars is quite pathetic. It is no where close to Polo/Vento.

Noticed a new issue of engine vibrating occasionally, maybe someone posted earlier for silent engine mount recall.
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Old 7th November 2023, 16:36   #2029
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For me sound returned back within 3000km of getting disc and pad changed. Next solution given was apply lithium grease. This worked for a month or so. Noise is coming back again. Quality levels of 2.0 cars is quite pathetic. It is no where close to Polo/Vento. .
I remember reading a thread, about a VAG car (don't remember which one now) which had a similar problem. The issue was with the material used to make the brake pads.

I'd suggest you look at the aftermarket for a set of good quality brake pads and see if that solves your issue?
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Old 14th November 2023, 18:47   #2030
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think about whether you may regret having foregone additional space for a higher higher cost.
Adding it as additional info: As per SVP, I think maintenance costs for Virtus is tad bit higher compared to Taigun.

I was looking into Virtus vs Taigun for me some 4~5 months back, but now decided to delay it for another 2~3 years. I was in same dilemma and couldn't really take a call on selecting between the two. I was slightly tilted towards Taigun mainly for parking (cramped apartment parking space) and body cladding that keeps off minor scratches from two wheelers.

These are very silly things to consider and the dilemma continues
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ACT or Active Cylinder Technology is underrated: This is for the folks on the sideline of deciding whether to get 1.0 TSI or 1.5 TSI. The bigger engine comes with ACT which basically shuts of ignition in cylinder 3 and 4 when the car is driven at a constant speed on a flat gradient. This makes this car really good for long distance cruising. I have seen upwards of 18 kmpl on one of the days when i felt like driving a bit sedated.

I have seen 2 cylinder mode get active at 110 Kmph and as low as 30 kmph. The switch is seemless and it is actually effective!
Wonderful car and a detailed review. I didn't even know such mileage figures were possible for 4 wheelers (outside of hypermiling communities)
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I feel most do not know this but Taigun does not have a dual barrel setup like it appears to have. ie. both low and high beam is from the projector in the headlamp unit while the reflector looking like setup beside is a dummy.
I was this close to buying one, but its dummy barrel was a deal breaker and I went for Honda Elevate.

I am glad you're were able to live it and love your ride. Happy miles to you.
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Old 15th November 2023, 19:43   #2033
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I am also in a similar dilemma and could easily resonate with your views. My heart wants Slavia, however mind and wifey say to go for Taigun for the practical dimensions and body cladding that might prevent frequent body paint-work. Also, I personally felt sense of more space inside Taigun's cabin as the roof in sedan seemed very close to my head as I set seat adjustments as per my preferance in Slavia and Taigun.
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It was a refreshing treat to read about your experience
Wish you and the Taigun a blissful future.

The Ignis and the Taigun make a best of both worlds garage, good choice.
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I had started an SIP when i booked the car called DQ200 contingency fund.
That's smart and impressive
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As much as I agree with you, I am happy with the decision. Yes, I am forgoing bigger boot and lower lost. Everything is relative, so is this decision.

I know it would mostly be me or 3-4 more folks on 3-4 day trips at max, all of which I think can be doe able with the boot. On most occasions it would be solo or duo. I am not married or getting married anytime soon.

Worthy car no doubt Virtus, but sedan form is not very appealing to me. If I could,
I would drive a pickup truck or wrangler sort all the time.
Hi,

Is your purchase of the lava blue Taigun topline through? Let us know.

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Hi,

Is your purchase of the lava blue Taigun topline through? Let us know.

Cheers.
Sadly, no, Iíve cancelled the booking. Was thinking over tenure and car lease EMIs, I have to take minimum 4 year lease, which Iím not ready for as it increases the Total cost of ownership.

Waiting for a bump to take a decision.

Also, started exploring other vehicles in 5-12L, didnít like anything, altroz ticked some but in an unsure state. That also is a comment on my life.
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Old 17th November 2023, 01:12   #2037
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Need advice from all the knowledgeable folks here. I have bought a Taigun 1.5 GT+ MT (saying bought, because the purchase has been invoiced). Car hasn't been delivered yet. The delivery will happen over the next few days, as the registration process is underway.

While making the downpayment we were given a proforma invoice, mentioning the details of the breakup of the price and discounts they are offering. Sharing a screenshot below.

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Today the sales advisor shared the final invoice copy and the discount amount is different along with the ex-showroom price of the car.

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When I asked about the difference in the discount amount, the sales advisor said that after applying GST the discount has been offered.

Does GST apply on discounts?? A little skeptical here, but I might be completely wrong. The sales advisor has been helpful but I want to be sure that I'm not being taken for a ride.

Besides, let me know if I got a good deal anyway for the Taigun GT. On road came to around 22,38,000INR in Bangalore. It's with the electric seats and added subwoofer. Super excited for the delivery

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Old 17th November 2023, 18:46   #2038
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Sadly, no, Iíve cancelled the booking. Was thinking over tenure and car lease EMIs, I have to take minimum 4 year lease, which Iím not ready for as it increases the Total cost of ownership.

Waiting for a bump to take a decision.

Also, started exploring other vehicles in 5-12L, didnít like anything, altroz ticked some but in an unsure state. That also is a comment on my life.
Oh, sad to know.

Anyway, let us know, if you ever restart your car journey again

Cheers.
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Old 17th November 2023, 18:51   #2039
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Does GST apply on discounts?? A little skeptical here, but I might be completely wrong. The sales advisor has been helpful but I want to be sure that I'm not being taken for a ride.
Just another way of looking at things? Has the on road price of the car acceptable to you? Did you negotiate on the On-Road price with the dealer or the discount amount only?

If the On-Road price is as negotiated, then it shouldn't make a difference to you, under which head the discounts are parked under. Dealers have multiple levels of negotiations with their partners (Manufacturer, Accessories, Service Center, Insurance etc). So they may need to distribute the discount amount under varying heads.

I am a lay person with respect to GST, so cant comment on that.

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We took delivery of our GT Plus last Thursday. Delivery was smooth and uneventful. Immediately filled her to the brim with premium petrol.
Yesterday, with ODO @ 200 odd kms the Emission control fault lamp lit up. Went to the dealership today. They claim that the issue is with the pressure sensor for exhaust.They are asking us to keeping the car with them. We had a long drive scheduled for tomorrow. Initially they asked us to do the trip and see. But we asked them to give the same in writing which they refused. Now after so much of arguments they have agreed to give us a demo car. Really depressed with this ordeal that too in the first week of ownership.
Any one else had this issue?
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