Trouble-free and built to Last - The Volkswagen Vento

By for Volkswagen Vento 2016-11-11 08:51:29.0
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I own a 2011 VW Vento Diesel (1.6 TDI highline). It is build to last inside out. I have bought this in 2011 and it just looks like it has been about a year or less despite my long parking under the sun. I have not seen this with any of my other cars.

The interiors are rattle free even in the sixth year. The usual complaint has been with the door beading but I have got that lubed and replaced.

My only grouse is with the in-car-entertainment that is probably the worst in this segment. I have got that replaced with a setup from the Jetta.

Now coming to the most important part, the performance. On the road, it feels and drives like a power horse on stock setup. The turbo wakes up at 1700 rpm and there is a sudden surge of power from then on. It makes overtaking a breeze on the highways. However, I have usually been a sedate driver. In city traffic, I have found it to be just about enough. With sedate driving I have been able to consistently get 17 kmpl in normal city traffic. With peak dense traffic, it falls down by 1-2 kmpl. On highway trips, I am yet to see below 19 kmpl. That is if I don't drive insanely on the road.

The service and ownership experience is on the expensive side. Typical services costs in the neighborhood of 10,000 INR. Parts do last, if you take decent care. It would be a good idea to go to a trusted service center than staying with an authorized center.

In general it had been a pleasurable experience all the way, although it doesn't have the bells and whistles of a modern vehicle.

 

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  • Adnan Farooq |13 Jun,2017 11:02:12 AM

    Hello Bhargava I am Adnan from Agra and i am also planning to replace my cars infotainment system Can you pleas help me by telling how have you replaced the cars infotainment system with the one in vokswagen jetta?

  • sasi gopalan |13 Nov,2017 05:15:52 PM

    1. The following problems can occur any time (happened to me). 1.1 The 4 injectors can fail any time. (in my case 3 injectors failed). The company says the fuel quality is the problem. When pointed out that other diesel cars don’t have this problem, the company says, it is your bad luck. The cost per injector is around 25000 rupees.(so reserve 1 lakh for this) 1.2 The steering can get jam any time.(in my case the steering is not free). The cost is around 70,000. 1.3 The AC cooling coil is so thin, that it can leak any time. (In my case I have experienced leak in cooling coil). The cost is around 25000. 2. The resale value of the car after company service period is one third. 3. The company’s response/attitude to complaint is very negative.

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