@tornado you are right its a manufacturing defect and the buyers are suffering the loss instead of the manufacturer. its only because of this thought i am looking out for other options else i would have never sold the car at first place and i would have been a volkswagen fan for life time. i know volkswagen has recalled many cars voluntarily in the past in other countries because there the laws are very strict but unfortunately in India this is not the case. In India the government is still thinking of making a recall code. i had send mails too regarding this matters to concerned departments but not even a single reply had come. only few companies in India has done voluntary recall. so even a company boosting so much about the quality and german engineering runs away from there responsibility of recalling a defective car. its not only these car manufacturers who are at fault but our system is equally responsible for allowing sales of these cars. and also i need a car which is equally strong as this one so the options are very few like rapid, fiesta and linea.
now why am i bothered about sales figures? lesser cars on road makes you odd one out and you always have a doubt in your mind whether i had made a right decision or not even if you are a car expert. and other main reason is fewer sales figures causes problem of availability of spare parts down the line. and also if they are available the prices will be very high. we had peaugot 309 and we loved that car but the parts would either be not available and if available they were quite expensive in those times.
@jovicud i agree with you. mine and your observation for honda city are same. i have heard about handling issues with verna on high speed in older models and in new 4s they have improved in this area to some extent. thats why i am considering this car. and do post your reviews soon.
@rselva from all of you readers views i think i will drop honda city from the list. do let me know what are the issues with dsg. if you have a link about this matter kindly do share here. have read some reviews about dsg and they said it is best in the segment.
@acechip i saw the pictures on the link you shared. i am also not giving much importance to touchscreen and bluetooth and all but what i want is an abs
and airbags as primary features. now regarding quality. brother as i have mentioned earlier that i live near a seashore area and where the cars are easily affected by corrosion so i want a car which can withstand this effect for atleast 5 years. i do not insist on anti corrosion warranty also but atleast views of other people who also live in such climatic area and who are using cars like verna, city or ciaz. i am especially looking for the views of verna users in this regards.