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Old 21st June 2022, 18:03   #1396
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With the monsoon begining, and the stock wipers showing signs of early wear and tear, I decided to replace all 3 wiper blades. Went for frameless wiper blades from this company called Hamaan. ATTACH]
Under Osteon206 sir's recommendation, even I got the same brands wiper installed in my taigun. These look very sleek and clean the windshield without leaving any streaks. Highly recommended. Got it from a local shop
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Old 21st June 2022, 19:35   #1397
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Under Osteon206 sir's recommendation, even I got the same brands wiper installed in my taigun.
Looks very nice. Really appreciate the complement. The placement of the T bhp sticker at the center of the the top of the windshield also looks super cool.

P.S.: Just Osteon206 will do, please drop 'sir' henceforth.
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These look very sleek and clean the windshield without leaving any streaks.
These do indeed look very nice! I am on the OE blades and they are absolutely wonderful in the pouring rain and light rain with no streaks.

They key is keeping the blade free of residue. Visually it may look clean but if you clean it with a light colored microfiber cloth, you will be shocked at the amount of gunk on it.
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Old 21st June 2022, 23:45   #1399
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They key is keeping the blade free of residue. Visually it may look clean but if you clean it with a light colored microfiber cloth, you will be shocked at the amount of gunk on it.
Thanks! Definitely, the amount of black residue it leaves is shocking
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Are there any updates on the AC issue from VW?

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Old 23rd June 2022, 19:35   #1401
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2 Months and 4500 KMS in my Taigun!



The 4500 kms covered basically include 50 percent of city and 50 percent of highway trips. In this course of time, nothing major has happened rather than just the window motor getting replaced under warranty. Few known issues as reported by Taigun owners include
1. Faulty driver-side window motor(Basically getting replaced under warranty)
2. Door rattling sound(Applying some transparent tape on the door pillars)
3. AC ineffectiveness (No solution from VW as of now)
4. Brake noise(observed in 1.0 AT variants)

Well, in my car the ac works perfectly well even at temperatures set in the range of 21-23 c. Cools the cabin gradually with seat ventilation on even on a hot summer day. Though, as observed the compressor does trip in my car when I rev it a bit hard. It's like providing extra power by cutting off the compressor ( Sports mode, huh?) However, it doesn't happen every time so not an issue as such.
Mine is manual, there isn't the brake noise which AT users are complaining about. Although, when at good speeds in ghat, braking and turning simultaneously, I've heard a metal clank-type sound. This only comes when I'm going into a corner and braking. Will get this checked in my 7500KMS inspection.
On highways, taigun handles the legal speed confidently, the way it should. Cruising at 100KMHR and ac set at 21 degrees with 4 passengers and luggage I've managed to get an overall efficiency of 16 KMPL. Always fuelling up with HP power or IOCL Xp95, COCO petrol pumps. Without Ac, it does manage to get 18-18.5 KMPL. (with 4 pax and luggage). Headlights, I find them excellent, have a good throw and light up the road pretty well. Fog lights too help in the case. The car is a joy to drive in the Ghats, accurate steering feel and a bit stiff suspension really makes it a driver's car! My car comes with MRF wanderers. These are really average tyres in my opinion. Tyre noise does creep into the cabin. Filled them with Nitrogen(33 PSi) and I think the ride feels a bit more stable and less bumpy now. No plans to change the tyres anytime soon.
In city conditions, I found the clutch to be a bit hard just like my old humble polo. Manageable if you find a perfect sitting position. Talking about the mileage in the city, well it manages to reach 9-10 KMPL in short trips. While 12-13 KMPL on an open stretch. Overall, I'm okay with the mileage figures as I don't drive it that sedately too! Once the turbo kicks in, the mileage drops.
Android Auto works effortlessly both wired and wireless. Never faced any issue. Sygic maps are really helpful in no network regions, it really has most of the data in them.

To sum it up, it really has been a great experience and looking forward to munching more miles with this beast!
Attaching a few pictures clicked from a recent trip.

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700 KMS on Full Tank if driven sedately!

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Although, when at good speeds in ghat, braking and turning simultaneously, I've heard a metal clank-type sound. This only comes when I'm going into a corner and braking. Will get this checked in my 7500KMS inspection.
Even I faced this noise. Got it checked couple of times at the SC. The senior technician said this is due to body roll. Do not brake hard while making sharp turns, this will impact the suspension in longer run.
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Even I faced this noise. Got it checked couple of times at the SC. The senior technician said this is due to body roll. Do not brake hard while making sharp turns, this will impact the suspension in longer run.
Damn, really? Thanks a lot, will get it checked at my service centre too.
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I would like to know if it is standard practice to put a screen protector on the infotainment screen?

I have bought one for the comfortline smaller screen but service centre says it may void warranty. I would like to know, how so? Isn't it just like a phone screen protector?

Also, do I really need one or will a microfibre rub do once in a while?
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Applying a screen protector can void warranty!?
What sort of BS is this!

Please go ahead and add the protector, no need to ask the service center.
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Applying a screen protector can void warranty!?
What sort of BS is this!

Please go ahead and add the protector, no need to ask the service center.
Thanks for that. Will do so. My second question is where should I get it done? A standard phone screen protector shop? The showroom says it can't help me.
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Thanks for that. Will do so. My second question is where should I get it done? A standard phone screen protector shop? The showroom says it can't help me.
Plenty of options listed on Amazon. But installing it yourself without bubbles forming can be a challenge
https://www.amazon.in/s?k=taigun+scr..._ts-doa-p_1_23
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Plenty of options listed on Amazon. But installing it yourself without bubbles forming can be a challenge
https://www.amazon.in/s?k=taigun+scr..._ts-doa-p_1_23
I have already ordered it from amazon, but don't want to install it myself. It can be tricky.
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Hi folks,

I think this is a common issue in all the 1.0 Automatics, but I have a 1.0 Manual, and while applying brakes at crawling speeds - I am able to hear the grinding / whistling sound from the brakes. My car is 3 months old with 5,9xx kms on the odometer.

Secondly, I have been filling it just with the regular petrol from my trusted COCO outlets and still have been able to achieve decent fuel efficiency and performance. Whereas, since higher octane is suggested, should I really spend the extra money on it? or just continue with the regular unleaded petrol?
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Hi folks,

I think this is a common issue in all the 1.0 Automatics, but I have a 1.0 Manual, and while applying brakes at crawling speeds - I am able to hear the grinding / whistling sound from the brakes. My car is 3 months old with 5,9xx kms on the odometer.

Secondly, I have been filling it just with the regular petrol from my trusted COCO outlets and still have been able to achieve decent fuel efficiency and performance. Whereas, since higher octane is suggested, should I really spend the extra money on it? or just continue with the regular unleaded petrol?
If someone can explain what correlation is there between AT/MT system with the braking system, I would be very grateful. Mine is a 1.0AT TL, 7months, ~4.6K on odo , and the noise is heard only when the brakes are "just applied lightly" when the car is extremely slow, with the brake slowing but not holding the car.

On the fuel - I have seen people state here (and in my other circles) that they just use normal RON91 and it is just fine. However, I have seen noticeable difference in mileage + performance when using standard fuel vs RON95 (or higher). Mileage seems to dip real bad in city driving even when sedately driven, since much of the gains are wiped in traffic stops and bumper to bumper traffic. The recommended fuel is RON95. At Rs.4 or so higher from normal petrol (if using XP95), it's Rs.200 more per tank full. Not a major difference in my view, considering the upside. But depending on your circumstances (location, commute type, usage etc.), RON91 might suffice too.

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