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Old 6th September 2020, 23:26   #1051
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Now with the DSG out in the GT, this has become more dearer. Any thoughts on how long should this be held more?
As long as you can. Assuming you have 7 years warranty on the Polo GT TSI, you can drive her for another 2 years without any worry. Post that, it is going to be a balance between your luck and spending power. Luck for the DSG and spending power for the same if it does give up. Moreover now we won't have DSG on Polo, Ameo and Vento/ Rapid, it becomes all the more wise to hang on to them now.

Polo GT TSI hasn't changed much since its launch. You can pump in some money to make it more relevant with the facelifted bumpers and interiors than thinking of selling it now.

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This has done just 33k in the last 5 years and has been maintained vey well.
Ideally you should sell it just before the warranty coverage expires. I'd suggest putting it up for sale online. If possible, do not make your contact number public. This will protect you from hordes of callers who are just looking for a steal deal. Only respond to those who look serious enough.

Now that VW has done away with DSG, GT TSI fans will scout the used car market even if they have money for a new one. Your car is less driven and in stock condition - exactly what a used car buyer wishes for. So it's just a matter of waiting for the right person to come across your ad.

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Ideally you should sell it just before the warranty coverage expires. I'd suggest putting it up for sale online. If possible, do not make your contact number public. This will protect you from hordes of callers who are just looking for a steal deal. Only respond to those who look serious enough.
Now that VW has done away with DSG, GT TSI fans will scout the used car market even if they have money for a new one. Your car is less driven and in stock condition - exactly what a used car buyer wishes for. So it's just a matter of waiting for the right person to come across your ad.
This means it makes 100% sense for the buyer and 0% sense for the seller especially after installing Stanley covers.
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This means it makes 100% sense for the buyer and 0% sense for the seller especially after installing Stanley covers.
You're right. This is the case with a majority of used car deals. Seller is always at a loss because no buyer would put money on a deal that doesn't make sense.
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You're right. This is the case with a majority of used car deals. Seller is always at a loss because no buyer would put money on a deal that doesn't make sense.
Well, in that case, I will keep the car and park a 100k in a liquid fund and call it DSG Contingency and be an advocate of keeping your cars greater than 7 years on this forum, especially if you have maintained them well.
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Well, in that case, I will keep the car and park a 100k in a liquid fund and call it DSG Contingency and be an advocate of keeping your cars greater than 7 years on this forum, especially if you have maintained them well.
^^ most intelligent idea ever. Spread it across maybe two or three funds, after Franklin Templeton's recent debacle, I am wary of keeping too much in a single fund even from a well performing AMC.

And yes, Higher end VWs are the sort of car you can keep for a decade and a lakh + km and still sell without rattles or mechanical issues (especially the manual ones).

Make sure your DSG transmission oil is changed on schedule by the way, that seems to reduce the number of horror stories from what I hear.
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Well, in that case, I will keep the car and park a 100k in a liquid fund and call it DSG Contingency and be an advocate of keeping your cars greater than 7 years on this forum, especially if you have maintained them well.
DSG failures are now exaggerated. Post 2017 there has been very low instances of failure. Use the GB as prescribed, do not get into the remap mod and change fluids on time. Moreover, DSG is covered under warranty till the 7th year of ownership so unless you have got it remapped, if any issue then VW shall honour it.
Don't keep worrying about its failure.You won't be able to enjoy the convinience and fun of the GT if you don't trust it.
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