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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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Thank you so much for the inputs. I have decided to stay with the vehicle for atleast 3 years. Right now the beast is at FNG (New Mars, from Team bhp directory). I need to wait till tomorrow to get the update on whether they can make the compressor workable or replace. I already got the seat covers to my liking recently, However I am planning to get the paint job done for driver side door if the compressor is repairable.

I will update on the total costs and things done once the work is completed.
Dear Experts,

Reading all the positive and not so positive reviews on New Mars Independent garage on Team bhp, I have given my 2013 ecosport for Service in his garage. I can feel the front suspension needs some immediate servicing but other than that I cannot find any issues in the vehicle.

But after receiving the estimate from the store I am shocked to say the least. The estimate is for 65000 for servicing the vehicle.

Now, request your inputs on the attached estimates and help me take a decision on how much I have to spend on my steed.

Steering rack part is being charged 16,650 as per the attached estimate. Kindly help me understand the functionality to take a decision on its replacement/servicing.

Thanks for your inputs
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Reading all the positive and not so positive reviews ....
No expert here, but I guess 65k is a very nominal quote for the work that has to be done.

For an example, just clutch replacement costed 15k and timing chain kit and front suspension arms replacement costed me 30k for my ciaz at Maruti A.S.S.

You also have engine mount work, steering rack, gear lever work and so on. My estimate for all the work specified, by Maruti A.S.S will surely be significantly higher than 65k. Forget about Volkswagen/Skoda dealers.

Labour charges too are pretty ok.

How much has your Ford run?

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Reading all the positive and not so positive reviews on New Mars Independent garage on Team bhp, I have given my 2013 ecosport for Service in his garage. I can feel the front suspension needs some immediate servicing but other than that I cannot find any issues in the vehicle.

But after receiving the estimate from the store I am shocked to say the least. The estimate is for 65000 for servicing the vehicle.

Now, request your inputs on the attached estimates and help me take a decision on how much I have to spend on my steed.
Have you reported any problems or symptoms related to the steering or the clutch? How much has the car run? On which kind of roads? Carefully driven car gives long life of these parts. Get your clutch, steering as well as the suspension checked from some genuine and trustable source, maybe a knowledgeable friend / BHPian.

If these are fine, you can strike off the related spares and labour charges.

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No expert here, but I guess 65k is a very nominal quote for the work that has to be done.

For an example, just clutch replacement costed 15k and timing chain kit and front suspension arms replacement costed me 30k for my ciaz at Maruti A.S.S.

You also have engine mount work, steering rack, gear lever work and so on. My estimate for all the work specified, by Maruti A.S.S will surely be significantly higher than 65k. Forget about Volkswagen/Skoda dealers.

Labour charges too are pretty ok.

How much has your Ford run?
Thanks for your inputs Prasanna. My ford has run 97000 kms so far. I have spent 45k on the service at 82k kms for AC Compressor replacement

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Have you reported any problems or symptoms related to the steering or the clutch? How much has the car run? On which kind of roads? Carefully driven car gives long life of these parts. Get your clutch, steering as well as the suspension checked from some genuine and trustable source, maybe a knowledgeable friend / BHPian.

If these are fine, you can strike off the related spares and labour charges.
Clutch is hard, but it feels manageable for me as of now. No issues with acceleration whatsoever.

Car is driven for 97k with around 70% highway runs.

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Clutch is hard, but it feels manageable for me as of now. No issues with acceleration whatsoever.

Car is driven for 97k with around 70% highway runs.
For hard clutch, I would suggest you to check the hydraulic hoses for any obstruction or debris. These are hoses carrying the clutch fluid connecting from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder. Also bleed the clutch fluid (if you haven't, for a long time)and check the linkage connecting the clutch pedal to the master cylinder. These are simple and quick tasks to be done without opening the clutch assembly and any FNG can do these for you.
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For hard clutch, I would suggest you to check the hydraulic hoses for any obstruction or debris. These are hoses carrying the clutch fluid connecting from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder. Also bleed the clutch fluid (if you haven't, for a long time)and check the linkage connecting the clutch pedal to the master cylinder. These are simple and quick tasks to be done without opening the clutch assembly and any FNG can do these for you.
Actually if you have not done this in the past few years drain and replace

1. Clutch / Brake fluid
2. Gear oil
3. Coolant

Be careful on the spec - ford has some very specific requirements for all three
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But after receiving the estimate from the store I am shocked to say the least. The estimate is for 65000 for servicing the vehicle.
That is a lot of things to replace. The labour costs also appear expensive for an independent garage. I think it's best to take this to Ford itself, at least you will have warranty for the repair and replaced parts.
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This is my first post and one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of this wonderful community.

I own two cars right now. A 2016 Hyundai i20 Elite Asta with 26k on the odo and a newly bought 2020 Ford EcoSport Titanium S petrol. Staying in Bangalore, based in Dehradun, I basically moved to Dehradun during the lockdown. This is when I decided to settle down in my hometown. As a result I brought my favourite ride, the Ford EcoSport home. Now my dad drives the i20 and it is also basically used for everyday commute to his shop which is 3kms away and sometimes around the city for market needs. The car has been well maintained and I take out the EcoSport only for highway or long drives or weekend's since I am basically working from home in the weekdays. I love the i20 for the value and features it offers. The time we bought it, even cars bigger than the i20 did not have features that came in the Asta variant. Keyless entry, auto folding mirrors, usage spaces inside for bottles, holders, lights, diamond cut alloys. The car spoilt me and I don't find many usage friendly cars to drive along daily in the city. Now it's been almost 5 years, and I can see some wear and tear. We probably would be upgrading the tires which would be the first major part replacement.

As it's been five years, I am confused if we should replace the i20. Again, as I mentioned , it is well maintained and has no issues so far, barring a rattling noise from the steering section which has now crept up. Hence I thought what better place to ask for advice than this amazing platform. What do you think guys? Should we replace the i20 which has loyally served my family? Can I trust the Hyundai for some more time? If yes, how long and if no... then
what could be a similar budget suitable replacement. Thanks for reading this
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