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10 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Bhai red mat lo. Or do you mean maroon?

I have a red polo at home and I regret that bright, piece of sunflare everyday.

Maroon is such a boomer colour. Don't take that. 

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11 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Bhai red mat lo. Or do you mean maroon?

I have a red polo at home and I regret that bright, piece of sunflare everyday.

 

It's metallic red, more akin to maroon IRL. It's muted, not bright. 

But looks like blue is on the card. 

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2 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

It's metallic red, more akin to maroon IRL. It's muted, not bright. 

But looks like blue is on the card. 

Yes blue > red and less waiting too. Go on!

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6 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

I'm ok with the new colour. They're offering Blue, my choice was red. Blue was second. Grey was 3rd. 

Blue looks good.

Ask your SA for the VIN so you can check the manufacturing date to be sure about his story.

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6 hours ago, KunjanPSD said:

Is this specific to Kia or in general?

Like Jeep Compass has DCT in Petrol, will it have issues as well?

It's an issue for all dry clutch DCT(which is every DCT car in India barring Altroz now). CVT and TC are the safest bet cos DSG have high failure rates. 

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7 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

Peeps, the SA just called and said they have been alloted a different color of the same variant I'm looking for without any booking. He said it's leaving the factory today, and they'll get it within a week - I can the paperwork for loan etc during this time in case I want this color, and I can sign the papers post PDI. 

Seems sus ? Normal ? Buying a car after 15 years, and I'm not updated with current practices. 

What things I should look for ?

Ask for VIN, decode manufacturing date if it is march, you are good.

 

Regarding DSG it’s fantastic, TC is good but no where as much fun, yes it is prone to failure, take maximum extended warranty, I have kept some money aside if it fails now since warranty is over. If an option I will buy DSG every time. This is VW group DSG I am talking about though, I have not driven the Dsg from other manufacturers and not sure how they are tuned:

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28 minutes ago, AtheK said:

Ask for VIN, decode manufacturing date if it is march, you are good.

 

Regarding DSG it’s fantastic, TC is good but no where as much fun, yes it is prone to failure, take maximum extended warranty, I have kept some money aside if it fails now since warranty is over. If an option I will buy DSG every time. This is VW group DSG I am talking about though, I have not driven the Dsg from other manufacturers and not sure how they are tuned:

VW DSG cars are fantastic. The recent 1.5 DSG Kushaq/Taigun put a smile on my face when I did a test drive. Brilliant engine and gearbox combo. 

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6 minutes ago, SuperT said:

VW DSG cars are fantastic. The recent 1.5 DSG Kushaq/Taigun put a smile on my face when I did a test drive. Brilliant engine and gearbox combo. 

Ya I am gonna drive the virtus once it is out, the car looks fantastic and has the same gear combo, not to forget the mod potential. The gearbox and engine can be easily tuned to get almost 20-30% more power.

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3 hours ago, AtheK said:

Ya I am gonna drive the virtus once it is out, the car looks fantastic and has the same gear combo, not to forget the mod potential. The gearbox and engine can be easily tuned to get almost 20-30% more power.

Can you elaborate about mod potential?

I didn't know about Virtus and having driven a VW car, I was expecting a downgrade as I didn't like Taigun and its bland interior but Virtus looks good with enough features + better media centre.

If this drives well then I might just consider this. Although VW's service is not that great when it comes to spare parts, they phased out our Polo's brake sensor and now at the age of 8 years, can't get it fixed.

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1 hour ago, KunjanPSD said:

Can you elaborate about mod potential?

I didn't know about Virtus and having driven a VW car, I was expecting a downgrade as I didn't like Taigun and its bland interior but Virtus looks good with enough features + better media centre.

If this drives well then I might just consider this. Although VW's service is not that great when it comes to spare parts, they phased out our Polo's brake sensor and now at the age of 8 years, can't get it fixed.

But that is the beauty of polo you can easily get it from outside, it’s a car which has sold by truck loads in the world. Let me know which part number I might be able to source it for you.


Regarding mods you can easily remap the engine, get better suspension setup, for polo you can swap parts with GTi model, potential are endless.

 

My vento is running on stage 2; and is on around 132 bhp with around 235 torque, stock is 104 bhp and 175 nm torque, so you can gauge the difference. My car also has launch control and updated DSg software too ;)

 

if you want to know more feel free to Pm me.

 

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8 hours ago, AtheK said:

But that is the beauty of polo you can easily get it from outside, it’s a car which has sold by truck loads in the world. Let me know which part number I might be able to source it for you.


Regarding mods you can easily remap the engine, get better suspension setup, for polo you can swap parts with GTi model, potential are endless.

 

My vento is running on stage 2; and is on around 132 bhp with around 235 torque, stock is 104 bhp and 175 nm torque, so you can gauge the difference. My car also has launch control and updated DSg software too ;)

 

if you want to know more feel free to Pm me.

 

I'll check the part number for Polo but now I am kinda into Virtus. Definitely considering it, does any of the mods void the warranty?

How much does it cost to make such mods, for the ones you did to Vento without part swap?

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15 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

I'll check the part number for Polo but now I am kinda into Virtus. Definitely considering it, does any of the mods void the warranty?

How much does it cost to make such mods, for the ones you did to Vento without part swap?

Well you tamper with ECU so ya warranty technically gets void, but you can always reflash the stock ECU back before claiming any warranty claims. That said initially drive on standard power it is close to 150 bhp that is anyway way above 104 bhp you get now. Once you are boerd we can do the remap.

 

If you just want to do Stage 1 that is ECU remap, it depends on tuner, can cost anything from 15k - 25K depending how good the tuner is and wuality of tune. Stage 2 you will need to change few parts.

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11 minutes ago, AtheK said:

Well you tamper with ECU so ya warranty technically gets void, but you can always reflash the stock ECU back before claiming any warranty claims. That said initially drive on standard power it is close to 150 bhp that is anyway way above 104 bhp you get now. Once you are boerd we can do the remap.

 

If you just want to do Stage 1 that is ECU remap, it depends on tuner, can cost anything from 15k - 25K depending how good the tuner is and wuality of tune. Stage 2 you will need to change few parts.

Cool, thanks a lot.

I was looking for a compact SUV and have just been waiting for new facelifts.

This on the other hand, looks good.

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20 minutes ago, AtheK said:

Well you tamper with ECU so ya warranty technically gets void, but you can always reflash the stock ECU back before claiming any warranty claims. That said initially drive on standard power it is close to 150 bhp that is anyway way above 104 bhp you get now. Once you are boerd we can do the remap.

 

If you just want to do Stage 1 that is ECU remap, it depends on tuner, can cost anything from 15k - 25K depending how good the tuner is and wuality of tune. Stage 2 you will need to change few parts.

What about decreasing power via a remap to increase "kitna deti hai" factor :naughty:

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33 minutes ago, abhi90 said:

What about decreasing power via a remap to increase "kitna deti hai" factor :naughty:

save money buy tin dabba from maruti, deti hi deti hai, aur kahin lag jaye to bahut leti hai!!

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7 minutes ago, AtheK said:

save money buy tin dabba from maruti, deti hi deti hai, aur kahin lag jaye to bahut leti hai!!

It's funny to hear it coming from people. I know someone who wants to buy a car in the 20-25L category but mileage is one if his primary concerns! Meanwhile his running is also normal and not egregiously high

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12 minutes ago, abhi90 said:

It's funny to hear it coming from people. I know someone who wants to buy a car in the 20-25L category but mileage is one if his primary concerns! Meanwhile his running is also normal and not egregiously high

I Know, people prefer touch screen over airbags, can't help man, just say good thought I agree, and move on. I only fight with my close friends or family, dont care about others.

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18 minutes ago, AtheK said:

I Know, people prefer touch screen over airbags, can't help man, just say good thought I agree, and move on. I only fight with my close friends or family, dont care about others.

I just nod and move on :lol:

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On 4/1/2022 at 1:12 PM, Mr. Comingle said:

Does anyone have a Nexon EV here? 

I'm pretty set on buying one and want to know the general experience of owning one and also the subsidy scenes. 

Although I dont own one but I did research about it a lot and subsidies on it . 

You get 1L subsidy which you will receive directly in your bank account in Maharashtra .

You don't get FAME II subsidy anymore on commercial vehicles. 

Apart from Subsidy most states charge flat amount in range of 5-10k as RTO charges compared to 10-13% for Petrol/Diesel cars which is also a huge saving .

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