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Old 9th April 2022, 18:22   #331
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VW Tiguan sales seem to have seen a huge drop in March, down to 31 units, compared to 130 in February. And though the Hyundai Tucson sales have also dropped, down to 109 from 172, it's still three times higher. Not sure whether this is because of non-availability of vehicles because of the various on-going supply chain issues.
I think this is mainly due to non-availability of vehicles. Same story with the Kodiaq.

Also, what is with the VW social media team - almost every single Tiguan promo of theirs shows the higher spec R-line variant (with “For representation purpose only” in small letters at the bottom). It has been months since launch and you would expect them to get a few professional shots of the India-spec version by now.
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I think this is mainly due to non-availability of vehicles. Same story with the Kodiaq.

Also, what is with the VW social media team - almost every single Tiguan promo of theirs shows the higher spec R-line variant (with “For representation purpose only” in small letters at the bottom). It has been months since launch and you would expect them to get a few professional shots of the India-spec version by now.
Yup. What I hear from dealership owners atleast in Bangalore is that they had no supply of cars at all in march. This is due to ongoing conflict which had further added to the wait times.
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This week I got the following done for my car:
Exterior paint protection by permagard
Heat rejection sunfilm for the sunroof
Coding and unlocking the various features like -dynamic turn indicators, remove speed dings, virtual cockpit view, pulsating start button
Few accessories I have also ordered from vw -bag hook and trunk mat which will come next week.
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This week I got the following done for my car:
Exterior paint protection by permagard
Heat rejection sunfilm for the sunroof
Coding and unlocking the various features like -dynamic turn indicators, remove speed dings, virtual cockpit view, pulsating start button
Few accessories I have also ordered from vw -bag hook and trunk mat which will come next week.
Can you please share some pics of the virtual cockpit views which you got enabled?
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Can you please share some pics of the virtual cockpit views which you got enabled?
The template of the two dial cockpit view has been to changed to this one. The other two views remain the same.
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Permagard has a tie up with VAG and Mercedes showrooms.
They offer Two years warranty. The shine Might last longer if the car is washed carefully.
There is No need to polish the car in between.
If any panel is repainted due to dent or scratch it ll be recoated free
At 21000 it’s Much cheaper than ceramic coating.
( I was quoted 45000 for ceramic quoting from another place)
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The template of the two dial cockpit view has been to changed to this one. The other two views remain the same.
Looks good! Enjoy the updates!
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Looks good! Enjoy the updates!
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Permagard has a tie up with VAG and Mercedes showrooms.
They offer Two years warranty. The shine Might last longer if the car is washed carefully.
There is No need to polish the car in between.
If any panel is repainted due to dent or scratch it ll be recoated free
At 21000 it’s Much cheaper than ceramic coating.
( I was quoted 45000 for ceramic quoting from another place)
This seems to be an option worth considering as well.
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Permagard has a tie up with VAG and Mercedes showrooms. They offer Two years warranty. The shine Might last longer if the car is washed carefully. There is No need to polish the car in between. If any panel is repainted due to dent or scratch it ll be recoated free
At 21000 it’s Much cheaper than ceramic coating.
( I was quoted 45000 for ceramic quoting from another place)
Is Permagard PPF or is it some kind of coating ? I am going to get the delivery of my Kodiaq very soon and exploring various options. Ceramic Coating quotes are pretty high and I am not very keen on PPF. Do share the details if possible (like where you got it done and are you satisfied)
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I am not very keen on PPF.
Any reason for this (other than cost, of course)?
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Any reason for this (other than cost, of course)?
I have owned many cars and never done any kind of coating on them, only recently got ceramic coating for my Taigun. All of my cars have been pristine even after 4-5 years of ownership. I give the entire credit to my driver who treats them like babies and is a cleanliness freak. He ensures he uses dusters/microfiber towels and waxes them after every 3 months. So I don't really see any point in spending more than a lakh on PPF. Maybe, my driver deserves a raise
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Any reason for this (other than cost, of course)?
Some people are not as big on PPF anymore after the recent long-term ownership pictures shared on a thread here, you will have to search for it as I don't remember the thread name, basically paint peeling off and/or PPF yellowing/hardening prematurely etc. etc.
I personally would still go with PPF on my next car however now only for the main contact points, being the front and rear bumper.
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These are my personal views based on my experience and research.
I am not affiliated with any brand nor do I promote or want to defame any brand or company.
I may be technically wrong so please bear with me.
1. PPF- A good self healing ppf and if applied by an experienced team costs above one lakh for the Tiguan. And the application skills can make or break the look of the car in case of ppf. Also depending upon the type of film ,yellowing and dullness after some years might be expected especially in white cars like mine.
I went ahead with non branded non self healing ppf for the bumpers edges , all door edges and mirrors -cost 6500 rs.
2. Ceramic coating - The mirror shine and final look is probably better than permagard. Since my car is metallic white the mirror shine wouldn’t be as good as that on non metallic colours especially darker shades.
Any synthetic coating will last for 2-3 years easily depending upon how the car is washed and how much it’s exposed to sunlight and water.
3. I went for permagard because
A) The coating and recoating if required in case of a paint job will be done in the vw workshop which is safer and convenient I feel.
B) I can get the coating Done every two years once the warranty ends and the cost works out to be same as ceramic coating which might last for 4 years
So far I have noticed that the dust just brushes off easily after the coating and water beading effect is also decent.
C) My cars are always in covered parking and cleaned mostly using dusters and washed once a week using the two bucket method and wiped with good quality microfibre cloths.
I wanted a coating which is not too expensive, which will last at least 2 years and give me the shine and looks I want.
But to each his own and there is nothing really wrong in spending for PPF or ceramic coating if one wants to.
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Posting a few snaps taken after the coating. Please excuse the quality as I couldn’t get the time to do a proper photo shoot
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But to each his own and there is nothing really wrong in spending for PPF or ceramic coating if one wants to.
I would say very aptly put.
And the same logic goes for your car selection as well. Not matter the pros and the cons of a car. If a car appeals to you, it appeals to you. End of matter.
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