My VW Polo Petrol Trendline is at 1600 KMs

By for Volkswagen Polo 2009-2013 from Madurai 2011-02-03 16:22:43.0
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Pros : Look, Style, Pickup, Ride quality, Stabilty

Cons : Nothing big yet....


Dear Friends, This is my review of My White VW Polo Petrol Trendline at 1600 KMs... First of all i must say that this is the best hatch car available in india for the moment (May be atleast for the next  three years).... There is lot of speculation & negatives about this car & the service... Any how i will write my experience with Polo & VW. 1) I got my car after 100 days from booking. I booked Red color but white only was available after 100 days then i choosed white. 2) Car costs 5.10 Lacks on road (including the temporary & permanent registrations) and 7K for seat cover, 1300 rupees car cover, 1800 rupees floor mat, 800 rupees mud flap... Except Seat & car Cover, remaining things are 25 % more costlier than Maruti.. Seat is high quality than Maruti & Hyndai. 3) VW Service is not so good and not bad. They do their job. But waiting time is very long and you never get update from the sales person until your car is alloted. 4) Good about the Car - It is fantastic car. No question about it. You will never feel the travel tired. Maruti Swift & Hyndai i20 can not even stand next to it. You will experience it... Pickup is good.. I touched 140KM and what a stability at 140KM... Wonderful. Sure you will not get it from any other car in this segment... I get 13 milegae in City & solidly 16/17 in highways. Car balance is good. You have many unknown features in the car something like alarm when you dont turn off the headlight, when you dont release the handbreak, Parking LED status at the driver door, the 3 state move of the door when you open/close the door fastly etc. It has a 1.2L 3cylinder unit engine but you can not feel any difference. Swift & i20 has 4 cylinder unit and the engine performance may be 2% to 5% better than Polo. In all other aspects, Polo is the real Master....Interior is great. Seat is very good.Gear shift is very nice & soft... I drove 1630 KMs with my polo and i am very very happy with it. Here is some list of issues i faced. * The driver side power window suddenly was not working for 5 minutes. I faced this when i kept the car ON for sometime say 5 minutes with out driving it and later started to drive, i faced this issue. Till now i faced this issue twice... After few minutes again i tried to open the window, it worked.. I dont know what problem it is. I already informed the dealer and when i am free i will deliver the car for check up. * The horn is not good in trendline as it has a single horn. Comfort & Highlines have double horns... The horn button is not soft. * While driving fastly, you will feel the noise of the seat belt if it is not used... * Rear seat is good enough to hold 3 average sized members. The extension finish of gear box is more height which extends till the middle seat of rear side. This will make the middle passenger to sit uncomfortable by keeping the leg each side of that finish. You can not keep your feet in that extension finish surface as it is more heighter... So a small sized (50 - 60Kg & 5.6ft) person only can sit comfortably at middle. * I hit my car on a small wall and it made front side bumber bend & scratch for about 5 inches and i took the car to VW showroom. They estimated the cost of repair would be from RS 1200 - 1500 max to make it as it was when the car was delivered. Service advisor gave his card to contact him at anytime for any problem with the car. I dont think that it is very expensive, bcos even for same situation with ALTO, minimum cost of repair would be 1000 Rupees. * I yet to know the cost of major spare parts. It is expected to be high. I will update about it in my next review. * The music player available at VW showroom is Kenwood and they quote it very costly. I am not happy at all with it. All parts available at showroom like Parking sensor, Navigation, Bluetooth are costly. * Many people critisizing the Reverser Gear Position. I feel it is very good and it is a protection. Many times i have noticed that a driver driving a swift, when shifting gear from 5th to 4th, he puts wrongly reverse gear which is dangerous... So i feel good with Reverse gear position of VW Polo. * But surely i dont like the Indicator & Wiper control position. In Europe, many people uses left hand. But in India, Most of the people uses their right hand. So for putting indicators, i need to use my left hand which is difficult for a fst moment. Also when you drive different cars, you feel lot of difficulty. I wrongly turn on wiper many times when i drive my friends car and they did same when they drive my Polo. Aprt of these small issues, i never faced any major issue and My car is so far so & well good and may rate as best and i am very happy with Polo... I hope i will enjoy more & more with my car.... This is my personal fair review and it is applicable only to Polo 1.2L Petrol Trendline version. I didnt drive any other Polo... I wish all new buyers of Polo to have a nice & safe car...

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  • Rubesh S G |03 Feb,2011 05:47:11 PM

    Dear Mr.Sriram, Nice review & thanks for sharing your experience. I am also using the Volkswagen Polo but its 1.2L Highline petrol, I totally agree with above comments regards great built quality & safety features. I wish you too a nice & safe car, God Bless you

    kannan |03 Feb,2011 07:20:48 PM

    Thanks & Wish you the same....

    sriram |03 Feb,2011 07:26:51 PM

    Thanks & Wish you the same....

  • kannan |03 Feb,2011 07:20:21 PM

    Thanks Rubesh.. I also thought to buy highline. But my budget was only 5 Lacks. I fixed to buy Maruti Swift VXI. But when i saw Polo, i changed my decision.

  • sriram |03 Feb,2011 07:27:53 PM

    Sorry for the confusion. I updated the reply from my colleague PC in which name was set as kannan... Thanks Rubesh.. I also thought to buy highline. But my budget was only 5 Lacks. I fixed to buy Maruti Swift VXI. But when i saw Polo, i changed my decision....

    kiran |23 Aug,2013 04:10:35 PM

    worst experience with the wv workshop. Maintenance is very high. Hole to your pocket.

  • sriram |03 Feb,2011 07:29:07 PM

    Rupesh, do you have any idea about what is Remote Fuel Lid Opener & Remote Trunk Opener in Polo????....

  • Rubesh S G |05 Feb,2011 12:10:59 PM

    Hai Sriram, Thanks for your reply. Remote Fuel Lid Opener means we can open fuel lid by sitting inside the car or by using remote. But this system not available in Polo Highline. Those who are filling fuel press out side the fuel lid, it will open. If the vehicle is centralized lock it can't open from outside. Remote Trunk Opener means the same like the above feature. We can open the trunk by using remote or by sitting inside the car by driver. In Polo Highline we have to open by hand. Only using remote we can lock & unlock. Another feature is when car centralized locked trunk we can lock or unlock by using by remote. I hope you doubts clear now. Takecare, have a nice weekend, bye

    sriram |10 Feb,2011 12:06:58 PM

    Thanks Rubesh. I think both features are not available in Trendline :-)... Do you have any idea of how to switch off the Parked State LED glowing on Driver side window while Parked & Locked the car????

    Rubesh |10 Feb,2011 05:13:02 PM

    Hai Mr. Sriram, Most Welcome. Regarding Glowing LED on driver side window in my knowledge can't stop. I asked the same to our dealer they also confirmed the same. In my car also its glowing continuously, I think there is no problem. Why you r worrying because of loosing of battery charge? I think you are using ur car regularly, then it will be charge automatically. It's better you can consult with your dealer, because getting a confirmation better. Have a nice day, takecare, bye

    sriram |10 Feb,2011 09:41:35 PM

    Ok.. Thanks Rubesh.. In my Aprtment, Many People have informed me that one light is always glowing in the Car :-)..... So only i thought to stop it... Np... Thanks... Tc... Have a nice day... Bye

    Rubesh |12 Feb,2011 11:08:23 AM

    Hai Sriram, your most Welcome. Regarding power window pls take the vehicle to the dealer at the earliest, hope you enjoying Polo. Have a nice day you too, takecare, bye

    varun |17 Feb,2011 10:14:41 PM

    i got vw polo week before. i am not at all happy, as it is constantly showing EPC light n ENGINE light. showed it in workshop but engineers also dont know it, wt to do now, any suggestions..

  • Krishna |08 Feb,2011 10:51:45 PM

    Hi Sriram, I have a polo trendline and I seem to be facing the exact same problem u have described about the driver side power window not functioning on an intermittent basis. Were you able to resolve this issue? I have faced this problem 3 times so far. After a few minutes it automatically starts working as if the problem never existed.

    sriram |10 Feb,2011 12:05:14 PM

    Hi Krishna, I informed this issue to VW Dealer and they asked me to bring the car for check up. I still have no time to go there. But i never faced the issue again in the last one month. Anyhow when i get free, i will deliver my car for a normal checkup.. Please contact VW Dealer.

    Kaustubh |18 Feb,2011 09:45:30 PM

    hey do you know what can be tha average cost for check up???and do u have any idea of cost of spare parts or servicing compared to Maruti Suzuki.I know its damn sure that it will be costly than Maruti but to how much extent...that anybody knows??

    sriram |10 Feb,2011 12:07:11 PM

    Do you have any idea of how to switch off the Parked State LED glowing on Driver side window while Parked & Locked the car????

    gaurav |10 Jul,2012 11:24:42 AM

    Hi Guys, I am also facing the same power window issue ( driver side),it is quite intermittent as if some software bug. anyone, who could get some relief or solution to this?

  • K Sambashivudu |11 Feb,2011 03:09:34 PM

    Thanks This is very much useful.

  • dr.jayantvasoya |12 Feb,2011 10:08:05 PM

    thanks fr give information ,i want to know abt average service cost or sparsparts cost per year?i book my polo petrol 2mnths -ago-hw i know my book car delivery take time

    sriram |14 Feb,2011 05:15:41 PM

    I am now done with 2000Kms... My first service is at 15000KMs or after 1 year which comes first.... Anyhow if you have any niggles in your car, you can give it for check at free of cost except for damages. The information from VW dealer about service cost is 6000 rupess per year including the oil. The reason they told for Rs.6000 is that they use a high quality engine oil. I dont know what is it... Lets see...

    Kaustubh |20 Feb,2011 09:28:41 PM

    I came to know that VW polo clutch plate cost is 25k...whereas swift's cost is 5k something.

    sriram |21 Feb,2011 01:36:27 PM

    i dont know about it.... Next time when i visit VW Showroom, I will check for cost of spare parts and update here....

  • F A KHAN |15 Feb,2011 01:25:03 PM

    may be i go in for the car if more information is given and trial run is taken

  • Rubesh S G |15 Feb,2011 01:42:29 PM

    Hai Sriram, Good Afternoon Can you please confirm whether your vehicle have knocking sound while slowing or by shifting 1st gear. Sometime my vehicle have slight knocking sound while slowing the vehicle for putting 1st gear & the accelerate this sound coming.I checked with Dealer/ Car Dekho team & Volkswagen groups they are telling that its happen because of 3 cylinder. Can you please confirm the same problem is facing you or not. Have a nice day, takecare, bye

    sriram |21 Feb,2011 01:14:43 PM

    Hi Rubesh. I have observed the knocking sound when i dont handle the clutch properly. I mean that when i go slowly at thrid gear i get this sound. I think it is the sound from the clutch circuit. (In other cars i felt the different kind of sound)... Also if i release the clutch more than 40% at 2nd/1st gear when slowing down the speed of the car (at speed brakes/small hollows etc), i hear the knocking sound... If you handle the clutch properly, it is fine. You can adjust the clutch level to your satisfactory adjustment (u can make it tight or loose) at VW showroom.....

    Rubesh |22 Feb,2011 11:12:08 AM

    Hai Sriram, Good Morning..........Thanks for your reply, I am working in Muscat, my father using this car. He confirmed me that now as you said now very rarely hearing sound. I got this confirmation form Car Dekho team also but I want to confirm the same from a person who now using this car. My father recently take to our dealer adjust the clutch level now very smooth. Please takecare while driving, have a nice day, takecare, bye

    sriram |22 Feb,2011 12:34:59 PM

    Dear Rubesh, Thanks for your reply. And your way of approach is very nice. Thanks for your caring. You too take care while drive.. Have a great day and enjoy....

    Rubesh S G |22 Feb,2011 01:37:18 PM

    Hai Sriram, Thanks you too for your nice reply, my email id is rubesh_sg @yahoo.com, you can send mail also. Thanks to Car Dekho team getting lot of friends, takecare, bye

  • varun |17 Feb,2011 10:16:43 PM

    i got vw polo week before. i am not at all happy, as it is constantly showing EPC light n ENGINE light. showed it in workshop but engineers also dont know it, wt to do now, any suggestions..

    sriram |18 Feb,2011 01:36:08 PM

    hi varun, i dont understand what you mean with EPC Light & Engine Light. I think it is Engine Check Warning. Can you send me a picture of this?.. My email id is msrirambe@gmail.com....

    sriram |21 Feb,2011 01:22:04 PM

    any updates?... Post your preoblems in Team BHP... They will help you. Also i request Cardehko to help him to fix the issues. varun, wr r u from?... i advice you to Return the car back to the dealer and threat him to make a compliant to Police...

    Ganesh |06 Feb,2012 01:40:15 PM

    Even i am experiencing the same problem as Varun has said, but my car is 6 months old now

  • Kaustubh |18 Feb,2011 09:42:25 PM

    hey guys kaustubh here....i had booked VW Polo,silver something in november,2010.and in few days i wil be getting the delivery.Hope so i will enjoy driving polo.Please give me someone his/her number or emailid ...bcoz i seen on this blog that many peoples having some minor issues....if i too have will rectify it from someone.so please can any one share there any contact. and guys enjoy ......we are Volkswagen family...Das auto.:)))

    sriram |21 Feb,2011 01:16:27 PM

    Hi Kaus, Welcome to VW... My mail id is msrirambe@gmail.com.. Mail me your queries. BTW which variant of polo you booked. I wish you to have a great & safe Car...

    Kaustubh |23 Feb,2011 10:32:49 PM

    hii sriram..thnxx for giving me ur id.I had booked 1.6 petrol model silver colour from thane Global Galleries showroom.Well i will ask u if i had any queries.Have a gud day.:)

    sriram |25 Feb,2011 01:15:42 PM

    Wish you have a nice & safe car... How much did it cost?.. 1.6L available only with Highline Petrol. FYI, The 1.6L engine is the same that used in VW Vento.... Its very powerful engine than honda city, Ford Fiesta and other sedans in the range of 10 lacks.....

  • MARKOSE |26 Mar,2011 08:19:37 PM

    dear sriram, very good review. all these i experienced today while i took a test drive. the viper and indicator issue is true and i also did the same mistake. but vw insurance is very much expensive, ie Rs.10,000 more than others, and the reason they are claiming is that they are giving bumper to bumper protection for just Rs.1000, which is the claim charge. Once other issue is they are charging Rs.5450 as handling charge, whereas other car dealers in my area are charging only Rs.2500(Maruti.

    sriram |28 Mar,2011 06:35:49 PM

    hi Markose, Thanks for ur comments... For me the insurance was 1000 rupess more than the quotation of Swift VXi. If it is 10K more than others, best you can blame the dealer to VW. Or simple buy it from any other dealer... For me the handling charges was 6000 rupess. It is becasue, they do the Teflon coating & fill the half tank fuel, Shining material wash etc.. In others, i believe they do not do teflon coating....

  • l,v,thakre |01 Aug,2011 10:38:58 AM

    eventhough i had book 1.2 tl newpolo but confused by seeing all this posts pl clerify all this on09428007128

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