Fantastic one year with my VW Polo 1.0 TSI: 5 likes & 2 dislikes

The car has become our trusted workhorse & the Vento is now enjoying some time off in the garage.

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Today, the Flanker celebrates a year with us. The car has been simply amazing and I have absolutely no complaints about the way it drives. Slowly, it became the trusted workhorse for me and my wife and the Vento is now enjoying some time off in the garage.

Took this one 2 days after taking the delivery from Shaman Cars.

Three VWs posing outside the lovely Parsi Dairy outlet at Talasari. It was a great catch-up with fellow bhp-ians (and now good friends) @throttleflick and @itssoumya. We should definitely catch up to discuss more road trips.

This pic is on a rainy day when I and my wife were returning from Nashik and took a rather scenic route via Trimbak, Jawhar, and Vikramgad. It was raining well and the car once again made me fall in love with it. It drove like a tank.

Special thanks to @sinharishi too for helping with a few things via DM.

Just taking a little bit longer to pen down my likes and dislikes about this beauty.


  1. Engine is superb, it just manages to make sure you get a smile when you put your foot down.
  2. PQ-25 platform. Simply amongst the best even if a little old.
  3. The seats are really comfortable and hence make long drives a breeze.
  4. AC cools the cabin really quickly and is a big help in Mumbai / Pune heat.
  5. The car feels planted even at 140 kmph (I went over the stipulated speed limit as I was focussed on the roads and not the speedo - removed the irritating beeps courtesy of a fellow bhp-ian (drcodemyvw).


  1. There is a clear difference in the quality of doors when I compare this to the Vento. The rear doors on the Vento still shut with a reassuring thud (after close to 7 years).
  2. I installed a centre armrest (VW genuine accessory) but the flap's plastic hook broke off rendering it useless. The part is in short supply and the dealers tell me it will only be available post-Jan 2023.

All in all, it has been an amazing year with the Flanker and I am sure I'm going to enjoy driving this beauty.

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