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Old 8th February 2024, 17:05   #2101
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What VW app are you guys using? I believe the VW Connect Plus app is not available on the Play Store anymore.
It's back on the play store now. I also could not use the app on my android device and the showroom guys were clueless as to why it's not there on the play store. Had to use my wife's iPhone to track the car stats.
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Old 13th February 2024, 10:45   #2102
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So I have finalized a White Taigun GT Plus DSG ES (MYí24-VINí23) and have pushed for nearly a couple of weeks to get max discounts - final price offered for car is ~22.85L OTR. With added extended warranty, SVP & accessories, the gross total is working out to 23.55L OTR. DOA devise of this a good price as it is one of their few models left in white in the MYí23-VINí24 category.

I want to do a PDI of the car before processing the bank loan & making balance payment by bank trf.

Iíve got the T-bhp checklist ready and since it had been a while since we purchased our last car, Iím a bit out of touch

This gets ventilated & electric seats for both front passengers, and amplifier & sub-woofer also.

Can the Taigun community let me know whatís specifically I should look for in a Taigun during the PDI? Any software update issues that I should sort out before delivery due to updated features? Since it is discounted, donít want any nasty surprises later on.

Additionally, will be getting a fancy number, so i require the car chassis # & VIN to get the necessary allotment from the Road Transport Authority, so would be a tedious process to swap the car later on.

Kindly help me peeps
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Old 15th February 2024, 21:17   #2103
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Folks Does hardwiring of dashcam void warranty of the car? Pls guide
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Am experiencing a kind of whistling sound from my engine bay, and the sound seems to be predominant when the aircon is running, turning it off cuts off the sound, but when you press the gas pedal it reappears. Has anyone else faced similar issue?

I had given it to the SC, who immediately on the mention of the sound labelled it as common noise from the wheels and changed his story when i told him the noise is there even when the vehicle is stationary and that then shifted changed his story to its the oil pumps pushing oil and i asked him how long that lasts he told me that it was 8-10 seconds, told him again the whistling sound is there all the time more predominant when the A/C is running. Literally had to plead to get them to check the noise.

So now they told me that they have a slew of vehicles and it would take them 2 days, i was ok with it since i needed the car only the following week for a trip. Initially they told me that the actuator had water in it and asked me if I had driven the car in water, I told them no since the Vehicle was in Kerala since sept and all through the Chennai floods , it was brought back to Chennai only at the end of December.

Finally after repeated follow-ups they told me that they found the issue and it was from the turbo and they have arrested the noise, got the car delivered on the previous night of my journey, only to find the noise still there, lower than earlier but still present.

We needed the car so took it drove it to Bangalore and back with no issues or warnings other than the whistling sound, let the SC know that the issue wasn't fixed and I would send the car back once I return to Chennai.

If any of you have face this issue your insight could help me ask the SC to check the relevant parts, as the SC seems to be clueless on how to fix the issue.
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So I have finalized a White Taigun GT Plus DSG ES (MYí24-VINí23) and have pushed for nearly a couple of weeks to get max discounts - final price offered for car is ~22.85L OTR. With added extended warranty, SVP & accessories, the gross total is working out to 23.55L OTR. DOA devise of this a good price as it is one of their few models left in white in the MYí23-VINí24 category.

I want to do a PDI of the car before processing the bank loan & making balance payment by bank trf.

Iíve got the T-bhp checklist ready and since it had been a while since we purchased our last car, Iím a bit out of touch

This gets ventilated & electric seats for both front passengers, and amplifier & sub-woofer also.

Can the Taigun community let me know whatís specifically I should look for in a Taigun during the PDI? Any software update issues that I should sort out before delivery due to updated features? Since it is discounted, donít want any nasty surprises later on.

Additionally, will be getting a fancy number, so i require the car chassis # & VIN to get the necessary allotment from the Road Transport Authority, so would be a tedious process to swap the car later on.

Kindly help me peeps
Which dealer are you discussing with SR7 ? I am in the midst of discussion as well and looking to pick one via lease and not getting much discount
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Old 16th February 2024, 12:55   #2106
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Which dealer are you discussing with SR7 ? I am in the midst of discussion as well and looking to pick one via lease and not getting much discount
KUN VW. This is a 2023 manufactured car - they called it MYí24-VINí23.

Again it is one of the last cars in its colour, discount doesnít apply equally to all colours based on availability; loyalty discounts, MSME discount, corporate discounts, accessories discount, SVP discount & Ext. warranty discount have all been factored in, in addition to the cash discounts.

Do push hard for discounts between various showrooms, otherwise these guys will not give in. Iíve been looking from Decí23 and finally arrived at this between various showrooms with lots of time given for them bite the bullet and climb down.
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Thanks. After extensive checking, I have been informed by the service center that the issue is related to a leak in the cooling coil hose (after the car spending 48 hrs at the center). They have offered to replace it but can source parts only after 3 days, as this is a new occurrence for Taigun, which means the vehicle stays there until then.

I have written to VW asking for more clarity and quick redressal of the complaint, and they have also been communicating with my service center, from what I was told.

Anyways, I have no choice but to stay put and hope this is a one time thing. So much for choosing VW over other cheaper alternatives
Providing an update on the above issue. The vehicle was returned to me after 10days at the service center. The ac worked hassle free for a week and now to my horror has shut down abruptly. The car is back at VW but this time they seem clueless about the issue.
There is a gas leak somewhere is what the service manager keeps saying but they are unable to locate it even after 2 days. I have written to VW multiple times and there seems to be no solution till date. Its extremely frustrating when your brand new car spends half of the first month at the service center. I am still exploring legal options and have posted regarding same on social media platforms. Should I proceed legally for replacement of the faulty vehicle that I have been sold, or is there any other way to get in touch with higher ups at VW. Kindly enlighten .
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Providing an update on the above issue. The vehicle was returned to me after 10days at the service center. The ac worked hassle free for a week and now to my horror has shut down abruptly. .
Tag them on twitter. The VW 2.0 is plagued with many issues- engine mount noise, ac, fuel pump and rattles. I think this is a half baked product and the sales number speak about it. Try tagging them on twitter and customer care email shall help. You will need to get in touch with VW so that they can guide the SC to rectify your issue.
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Tag them on twitter. The VW 2.0 is plagued with many issues- engine mount noise, ac, fuel pump and rattles. I think this is a half baked product and the sales number speak about it. Try tagging them on twitter and customer care email shall help. You will need to get in touch with VW so that they can guide the SC to rectify your issue.
Thanks . I have already done the same. I had done everything you mentioned during the first time. Infact during the first repair vw Pune was guiding my service center here in TN. Now additionally have tagged them on twitter too.But every time I get the same automated response.
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Thanks . I have already done the same. I had done everything you mentioned during the first time. Infact during the first repair vw Pune was guiding my service center here in TN. Now additionally have tagged them on twitter too.But every time I get the same automated response.
Try to check with some other SC as well. Most auto companies transfer the issue to SC only. Maruti & Hyundai have a good follow-up though when addressed to them.
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Old 1st March 2024, 13:51   #2111
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Greetings BHPians!

It's been a while since we got our VW Taigun GT Plus 1.5 DSG. Purchased on Dhanteras in November 2023 and replaced our close to 15-year-old Maruti Suzuki SX4. I'll be sharing buying & driving experience in this post for the larger audience.

We had purchased SX4 in early 2009 and 2024 being at the corner meant completion of 15 years and the 10-15 year old rule in Delhi-NCR also meant that we have to take a quick decision regarding it and considered the following options:
  1. I currently reside in Panchkula and make weekly trips to Gurugram, so thought of considering its registration extended in Panchkula, and keeping it for another 5 years. The reason being, the car was driven only 97k km and was in immaculate condition and we didn't really feel the need to sell it off immediately.
  2. Keep driving till the end-of-life and get it scrapped and avail incentives being offered.
  3. Sell it off and buy a new car.

After many deliberations and discussions, we opted for 3rd option and then began the search for a new car. The budget was approx 25 lakhs, however, we also thought that we should restrict it to 15 and with the remaining budget replace our 7 year old Baleno diesel next year. So the budget remained in the bracket of 15-25 lakhs and hence the following cars were considered:

Cars considered:
  1. Tata Nexon: Had booked the pre-facelift XZ+S(D) given the massive discounts. was falling well below the budget and was good enough for highway drives.
  2. MG Hector: Fell within the budget and was being offered huge discounts on Diesel variant.
  3. Toyota Innova Crysta: Trust in the brand made us consider it but dropped due to waiting period.
  4. Tata Harrier/ Safari: Pre-facelift models were being offered at huge discount and were falling well within the budget.
  5. Honda Elevate: New car but didn't feel good spending 20 lakhs on it.

We were not willing to buy Maruti, Kia or Hyundai primarily because we were looking for a strongly built car and hence the case. We didn't even consider VW/ Skoda due to past experiences of near & dear ones who suggested that we shouldn't buy it owing to high maintenance.

We went ahead with Nexon and finalised the delivery date etc. on the condition that we will do PDI first and then release the payment. However, on the day of PDI, on reaching the showroom, the sales executive informed that he is on his way and will take an hour to reach, that's when we went to VW since we had to pass that 1 hour and the rest is history.

We looked at both Taigun & Virtus and Taigun GT appealed us more. Took test drive of GT DSG and TC and found that DSG is leaps and bound ahead of TC and finalised the same. They gave a huge discount and better resale value of our SX4. However, family members were still apprehensive of the brand and after multiple visits to the showroom, test drives, they were convinced to go for Taigun but said that we should go for 1.0 Tsi TC due to 2 lakh cheap and better reliability. But I wasn't convinced and persuaded them to go for GT+ DSG since we drive mostly on highways and it will be a much better option in comparison to TC.

Finalised on the colour, which was pre-decided that we'll be going for Lava Blue, since it was a relatively new addition to the colour palette. The sales executive informed that he has 1 car in stock and when we went to stockyard to check, we got to know that it has been sold and was there till yesterday. We decided that we should wait and look for other options or go ahead with Nexon. However, in the evening we were informed that GT+ DSG LB is in transit and is the updated model with ES+Subwoofer and it fortified our decision to get the car as early as possible.

Did the PDI, loan formalities etc. and finalised the date of delivery i.e. 10.11.23 (Dhanteras) and finally got it home.

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My Perspective after Purchase and 8k km of driving.
  1. Engine & Gearbox: Engine is super-smooth, effortless cruiser on the highway, gear shifts are not felt at all except when shifting from 2 to 1. Power on tap given the fact that I haven't driven a car with so much power & torque. Excellent confidence on highways, I consider it as a perfect replacement for our beloved SX4.
  2. Ride Quality & Comfort: Superb ride quality, I don't think any suspension noise creeps in as reported by other members or maybe I am liking the car way too much. Seats are good and best for 4 people. I did a 3k trip in December to Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Khajuraho. Drove back non-stop from Lucknow to Chandigarh and I didn't feel tired or exhausted at all, such is the comfort I am experiencing.
  3. Fuel Efficiency: On highways I get 20-21 kmpl on cruising speeds of 90-100 which gets reduced to 18-19 kmpl on highway speeds of 110-120. In moderate city traffic, as observed in Panchkula-Chandigarh, I am getting 14-15 kmpl which gets reduced to 12-13 with instant acceleration/ heavy foot. Eco mode works efficiently and the switch from 2 cylinder mode to 4 & vice-versa is smooth and doesn't feel if it is running on 2 cyl. On my UP-MP trip, I got 18 kmpl overall.
  4. Niggles & Issues: Squeaking noise from driver side door. On undulating roads, the gearbox shifts to 1st gear and doesn't upshift even on manual input/ paddle shifter. Rest appears fine to me.
  5. Sound System: Feels good, sound quality is impressive, expecting improvements after coding.
  6. NVH: Smooth & Refined, can't hear the engine but get loud at higher revs. Car came with CEAT tyres, I have found them to be good.
  7. Service Experience: Average, I felt that VW Service center personnel are not that agile/ active as compared to MASS where they quickly attend to you and your vehicle, I am expecting a change in my perception.
  8. Overall Ownership Experience: Fantastic.
  9. Upgrades Planned: Fog Lamps, VCDS Tweaks, Bonnet Insulation (if available)

Accessories purchased from VW:
  1. Window shades: rear, side window
  2. Door visors
  3. Car Mats (fabric)
  4. Car Cover
  5. Trumpet Horn
  6. Luggage Net

Will keep you posted with new developments, experiences.

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Old 10th March 2024, 11:49   #2112
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It has been a while since I posted on this thread. I started a new role a few weeks back and have been commuting on all weekdays. It's a 7km one way route that runs through some bad stretches of roads (both quality of road and congestion) but it also features a good amount of extremely bad drivers sharing the road.

My Taigun 1.0 AT stays mostly in D2, averaging 15-18kmph speeds, taking 30mins to complete the commute. I noticed that my mileage figures are extremely bad. In the last refill, it came to 7.3kmpl and it is heading towards 6.xx from the current numbers I see. Now, it know that this engine is not one known for decent mileage in city traffic, but some thing feels off for me. Even standing at signals, the mileage on MID drops a full 1kmpl in 2-3mins. The car has run 16,000+ Kms and has gone through the normal service cycles (last one was in November 2023) and no issues were found. I even rechecked tyre pressures and still didn't see any change.

Even on highway runs, the numbers seem to have come down, especially when using XP95. It might be an outlier, but I seem to get slightly better mileage when using BPCL's normal petrol!

Is my experience typical of this variant? Has anyone recorded this low mileage numbers in their city commutes?
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Even on highway runs, the numbers seem to have come down, especially when using XP95. It might be an outlier, but I seem to get slightly better mileage when using BPCL's normal petrol!

Is my experience typical of this variant? Has anyone recorded this low mileage numbers in their city commutes?
Same team asmr. I have just had this conversation with my significant other this noon. My home to office is 8km one way and most of the days, the mileage figures are between 7-8 and the lowest being 5.8. my 8km drive often takes 40-50 mins thanks to the infamous Bengaluru city traffic. Off late I've noticed that even on my highway runs the mileage has considerably dropped to 13-13.5 kmpl using xp95. I did however for once shift to HP POWER95 and found the mileage to be better, closer to 15kmpl. HP Power95+ additive (STP Octane Booster) did result in 16-16.5 kmpl. This is when I use cruise control mostly. Even otherwise with the premium petrol filled, during weekends where traffic is considerably less the mileage figures have come down to 11-12kmpl.

This is all against the previous experiences of average mileage around 13-14 in the city and 15-17 during Highway drives. I'm starting to think if I really need to replace the car with a hybrid car. But the driving dynamics are hard to let go.

On top of this, I'm at 20.5K kms in the odo, my brake pads have to be replaced already. I'm staring at a bill of 11K+. None of the cars in my household and friend's circle has such low numbers.

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Same team asmr... None of the cars in my household and friend's circle has such low numbers.
I am relieved that I am not the only one facing this issue but at the same time, I am worried that this won't be sustainable in the long run. Spending a full tank just to move 300-350km seems very uneconomical. While I am a sedate driver, I do love the ergonomics and the confidence this vehicle gives while on the road. However, this reduction in performance, intended or otherwise (I am thinking some software update screwed up some mechanics inside), is going to be the larger factor.

I have read elsewhere that quality of XP95 is very inconsistent. I will run 2 more tanks, one with HP's power95 and another with BP's normal petrol. Then it will be time for some decisions to be made.

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I will run 2 more tanks, one with HP's power95 and another with BP's normal petrol. Then it will be time for some decisions to be made.
I'm going on a long drive tomorrow morning, filling with HP power95 and will plan to use XP95 again on my return journey coming Sunday. I'll keep a track of the mileage and update. Regarding decision making, I happened to take the new Seltos GT of a friend for a short drive yesterday and found the steering wheel to be heavy and stiff compared to VW, and the boot space is abysmal compared to Taigun. I'm confused too. I might keep the car for another 3.5 years and retort to using bike for shorter distance and eventually do a parallel switch. I have not seen any car that I can immediately go and say this is what I want except for the MS Grand Vitara and Toyota Hyryder. The heart says to wait out or consider either MS Invicto or the Innova Hycross but the financials just don't add up for me at this point.

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