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Old 5th May 2024, 16:10   #2131
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It takes at least 2 tanks of the same RON fuel to be able to feel a perceptible difference.
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Time for a small update as mentioned

I just got back from a ~750km round trip. Here are the mileage figures.
After 2 full tanks with BPCL's normal petrol, getting 8.1 and 8.22Kmpl with only city drives on very congested and mix of bad roads, I filled my tank with HP Power95 today.

Pretty disappointed, to say the least. My car is sluggish than what it was with the standard BPCL petrol. I have to literally pump my accelerator to higher RPM to get the speed to pick up. I filled it from a reputed HP outlet too. So I am wondering what's wrong now.

I need to get the car to the ASS to check the air filter and do a full checkup. But I am thinking I should get the Proctane or STP Octane boosters as well and keep them ready for the next fill up.
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Old 6th May 2024, 14:13   #2132
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I filled my tank with HP Power95 today.

Pretty disappointed, to say the least. My car is sluggish than what it was with the standard BPCL petrol. I have to literally pump my accelerator to higher RPM to get the speed to pick up. I filled it from a reputed HP outlet too. So I am wondering what's wrong now.

I need to get the car to the ASS to check the air filter and do a full checkup. But I am thinking I should get the Proctane or STP Octane boosters as well and keep them ready for the next fill up.
I would not recommend Octane boosters. Get the basics checked first. Oil & ALL filters.
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Old 11th May 2024, 10:41   #2133
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Re: Volkswagen Taigun Review

A news report from Jaipur had a photo of what appears to be a taigun that crashed against an electric pole on a traffic circle in the heart of the city.

The text in Hindi edition of the paper caught my eye and i thought of sharing. "Airbags deployed, yet the driver succumbed to injuries"


https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/.../110023707.cms is the story that doesn't have those exact details.

https://www.bhaskar.com/local/rajast...132999778.html this version has the aforementioned details but requires downloading the newspapers app.

I thought of posting here as VW prides itself on being the safest SUVW and I was actively considering buying it (at one point).
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Old 12th May 2024, 07:11   #2134
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Hello all, I had a recent software upgrade -DO 64AT for driver side window. This is the second software update done on the car as per SC. They washed my car including the engine bay.
Problem: I noticed that the switched off car AC getting auto switched on and increases to max. Even if we try to reduce the fan speed to switch off, it keeps increasing. This happened 2-3 times in the last 30 kms drive.
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1) Can this be due to the software update
2) Washing personnel negligence who would have activated the sensors unknowingly .

Any info about this would be helpful
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Old 12th May 2024, 19:46   #2135
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A news report from Jaipur had a photo of what appears to be a taigun that crashed against an electric pole on a traffic circle in the heart of the city. I thought of posting here as VW prides itself on being the safest SUVW and I was actively considering buying it (at one point).
Thatís an incorrect conclusion. No vehicle or airbag can save you if you hit a pole or a tree at high speed as they can completely destroy any vehicle. In addition, the impact seems to be on the roof and directly at the windscreen and airbags canít help in such a scenario.
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Old 21st May 2024, 02:05   #2136
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Thatís an incorrect conclusion. No vehicle or airbag can save you if you hit a pole or a tree at high speed as they can completely destroy any vehicle. In addition, the impact seems to be on the roof and directly at the windscreen and airbags canít help in such a scenario.
This makes me wonder if he would have been saved in a Slaiva/Virtus as sedans maybe would be less likely to roll over lost control / due to side impact?
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Hi

Yesterday i.e 24th May 2024, Skoda was offering huge discounts as a part of its 24th Anniversary sale for only 1 day

Have booked a MY2023 Skoda Kushaq Style 1.0 AT with the following discount & benefits :-
- An upfront cash discount of Rs. 2,85,000/- on the ex showroom of 17,89,000/-
- Free 3 Year Service Maintenance Package
- Free 5th year Extended Warranty

The total value of the above benefits is totalling to 3,45,000/- which is mind blowing and getting the car almost at Ex Showroom price !!

This offer was directly offered by Skoda on their online portal and the cars will be shipped directly from the factory, which is great.

- In my case, the VIN was immediately provided upon booking and the car is a July 2023 manufactured car
- The car has Ventilated Seats which was an motivation to go ahead with the booking

Only differences between a MY23 and MY24 Style variant are as follows :-
- MY23 has an 8 inch infotainment - MY24 10 inch
- MY23 does not have front powered seats - MY24 has
- MY23 does not have subwoofer - MY24 has

Booked as these features can be ignored for the HUGE discount being offered with the car being shipped directly from the factory, so there will not be any concern of damage or tampering at the dealer end !!

Kindly provide your valuable thoughts on the decision above !!

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My Taigun's OEM wiper blades have started making groaning sounds while operating and also leaving streaks on the windshield. They are 1.5 years old and came with the car. I think a change is in order.
Should I go for aftermarket blades or stick to OEM ones?
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Sticking with OEM Wiper Blades is better, as other brands may leave a permanent mark on the windshield.

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My Taigun's OEM wiper blades have started making groaning sounds while operating and also leaving streaks on the windshield. They are 1.5 years old and came with the car. I think a change is in order.
Should I go for aftermarket blades or stick to OEM ones?
I switched to an after market frameless wiper in the first year of ownership and my experience is that after market ones are slightly better in performance, and the clean looks with frameless wipers is an added advantage.
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My Taigun's OEM wiper blades have started making groaning sounds while operating and also leaving streaks on the windshield. They are 1.5 years old and came with the car. I think a change is in order.
Should I go for aftermarket blades or stick to OEM ones?
Go fo Bosch ones - tried and tested, very quiet and durable too. You may opt for frameless version too if you prefer clean look.
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Old 9th June 2024, 09:24   #2142
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My Taigun GT manualís clutch pedal got stuck halfway and wouldnít return to its normal position.
Update on this issue. After this episode, one day the clutch pedal got fully stuck. This happened on a highway with traffic on either side of the road. Luckily I was able to use the momentum and slowly pull over to the left by hand-signalling to the bus driver on the left lane. He understood something was wrong and let me switch lanes. After sometime, I was able to pull back the pedal and drove back home cautiously.

Took it to service centre the next day and showed them the video. They said they need to take a longish test drive and record a video on their own when it happens and send it to VW. Fortunately, when the warranty technician came to inspect the stationary car, the clutch pedal went all the way in, I made sure I got the stuck pedal and him on the camera He acknowledged the issue to his supervisor and took the car in without committing any timeline. I spoke to the customer care head of that dealership and made her realize it was indeed a serious issue and could have taken a different end on an another day especially given it was on a busy highway. As usual, it didnít bother her one bit. Asked her about the timeline for resolution, she said it was in the hands of VW now and sent me away without even giving me a heads-up on the due process. I took it to social media, and VW customer care reached out to me and looped the dealer in an email. Things started to take a different course after this. The customer head of the dealership rang me up and politely asked me to take the post down and that she will resolve the issue as early as possible. I didnít agree to take down the post. She said she will update on the progress daily (Which she didnít). After following everyday for a week, they informed, Master cylinder, Slave cylinder and Cone clutch are to be replaced and the parts have arrived. Once again I was reminded to take down the post to which I politely refused.

According to them, I should get my car next week. I will update here once they give my car back.
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A funny thing happened with MY23 Taigun of mine with 14400 kms on the ODO. RHS front and rear speakers work on and off. Tried manoeuvring the speaker fader system and the error continued. Gave the car to VW ASC in Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru. They opened the door panels to check for loose connection and found none. The car is with service center for the past 4 days. Today evening I got an update that they are running OBD to find the error. They have also not ruled out replacing the entire ICE under warranty and said that it may take them 15-20 days to handover the vehicle back. When I asked them to handover my car to me and inform me once the parts are available for fixing, they said no. As per them, when warranty is initiated, they canít let me take the car out of SC.

I requested them for a loaner car, however they havenít responded positively yet. I am gonna wait till tomorrow noon, before escalating it on social media.
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Old 23rd June 2024, 20:47   #2144
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1. The driver side window one side up/down has gone kaput again
2. The winding motors for all the windows will need to be checked. They are all noisier than the noisy.
3. The suspension mounts need to be looked into / replaced as per the FNG mechanic.
4. Brakepads are wearing out faster. Likely has life for another 3k kms. (21.5k kms as of today)
5. The LED DRLs seem to be yellowing. Will wait until July to see if it really is the case.

Still confused if I should think of an upgrade or lateral shift next year.

I have an (interesting?) update.

My Taigun was sent to the ASS for a thorough checkup earlier this month. Everything came up as just fine. The issue with driver side auto up/down seems to have been resolved now through a software update, after almost 2.5years. Brake pads were cleaned and all filters, suspension etc. were checked.

But the mileage still was in the 7s and 8s overall. Just for reference, the distance of the office commute was approximately 7Kms one way, with return being on a different route which had 30% overlap, but both through a mix of bad roads and extremely bad traffic & outrageous traffic behaviors in interior localities.

A couple of weeks after this service, and about a week back, I moved my home to a different locality that's 15km away from my workplace.This commute is on a very busy arterial road for the most part - but no wrong side drivers, no speed breakers or congested streets, much better road quality and with traffic congestion at a few places.

The good thing about multi-lane, better roads is that vehicles keep moving along for the most part (except at signals and the now frequent U turn points kept to avoid right turns signals). The major, most unpredictable congestion always happens nearer to my workplace, primarily due to metro work. If I get caught in that, mileage tumbles down to the 7s as usual.

So, in the last few days, my commute towards office now shows anywhere between 8.5Kmpl to 10.5 or 11Kmpl on the MID depending on the traffic congestion. On my return journey, since it is later at night, I see 14.5 to 16Kmpl on the MID.

I must say, this being just my second car and the first Turbo petrol, I am indeed surprised at the level sensitivity this car's mileage has towards driving conditions and the range of variance.

I am due for a fuel refill in another few days but I think the last 4 months restated the obvious for me in no uncertain terms. Less braking, possibility of higher average speeds, which goes up significantly with open stretches of road, calm(er) driving, better traffic behaviors, good quality petrol = higher mileage.

That seems to be the bottom-line.
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Old 24th June 2024, 09:22   #2145
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Hi Guys, It's been a long while I've posted something on this forum.So coming to the point, I have been using VW Taigun GT plus DSG for the past 2.5 years. I have upsized the OEM tyre size to Michelin pilot sport 4 225/50/17 and lenso jager dynas around 22k kms. My current odo stands at 45k kms and I'm extremely satisfied with Michelins.
Last week I was travelling to Madurai from my hometown to attend a marriage function. I was cruising at around 80 to 90 kmph on the Madurai outer ring road. Suddenly I noticed a bridge construction work going on and slowed down immediately.I heared a loud sound from the right rear tyre while passing through one of the expansion joints in the bridges and the TPMS light started blinking. But, there was nothing noticeable inside the cabin so I went inside Madurai city and reached my destination.
To my surprise, I found the right rear tyre was completely flat with a torn side wall.I replaced the single tyre with a Stepney and went back home which was again 250 kms from madurai.
I enquired some of the tyre shops in chennai, coimbatore and madurai none of them have the Michelins in stock and even if they have they are minimum 2 years from the date of manufacture. I needed the replacement tyre soon as I'm planning to do a 2000 km roadtrip next week.
I've decided to go with any other brand. My experience was not great with contis as they have higher noise compared to Michelins.I finally settled with Bridgestone Turanza T005a 225/50/17, got a pair of two tyres for the front and retained the existing Michelins at the rear.
The Turanzas are good they offer better comfort than the ps4 but the dry handling and the roadtrip offered is only 85 percent of the Michelins. Michelins excels in cornering grip and handling.But overall Turanzas are good.
If I am able to get hold of a pair of Michelin ps4, I will transfer the Turanzas to the rear once the existing set becomes completely worn out
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