Completed 1 year on GT TSI , Odo at 10k km
What a brilliant car vw has made!
Performance has been superb with speed 97 petrol.
Engine is supremely refined and in sports mode the engine has addictive sports car like exhaust note!
Also travelling in traffic is stress free.
0-100 exactly in 10 seconds, checked it though GPS App.Very good for such a small engine !
City mileage 8-12km/ltr
Highway mileage - 15-17km/ltr
Pedal To Metal- 4-5km/ltr
I have changed engine oil thrice just to be on safer side -
1st oil change at 1000km (to remove all the small metal particles)
2nd or 6th month at 4500km
3rd at 1yr at 9800 km
Some Pics Mods done till now-
Blaupaunt Pheledilphia HU - No need to upgrade stock speakers , Sound Quality is Good.
GTI Headlight with HID - Stock Headlight is Poor
Vento like Arm Rest - Very relaxing to drive!
Body Skirtz - Car looks more sportier than before !
Michelin Pst3 195/60 ( as Stock MRF were Noise and ride quality was terrible ), pst3 are silent and grippy, ride quality is excellent now!
Reverse Camera from VW showroom
Brembo brake pads - stock brakes is just poor IMO
and brembo is providing direct fit brake pads, straight forwards swap
Damping mats on floor and on front doors, (as on high speed road noise used to creep in, this solution has bought the road noise down by some margin)
VCDS Tweaks - many feature are kept deactivated by vw , only VW has the answer for this !
Turned on the following features-
Tear wiper - for cleaning front windshield, one extra wipe after regular wiper are off !
Horn - Off while unlock and lock
Needle Sweep while turning on the car
Brake Assit to Early - Very important tweak as the brake bite became more responsive
Parking lights On- When Emergency Brake is applied
Best part about mods are everything can be bought back to stock, maximum all mods in my list are plug and play Maintenance -
The dealer has added unwanted stuff in the job card, such as AC disinfection ,lubricant spray ,service plus etc. these are all bonus for them .Told SA not to do any of these, bill came down from 11k to 8.5k
1yr - 8500rs did wheel alignment of 500rs otherwise bill was 8k ,which is good for regular maintenance. Since VW uses fully synthetic oil
0.8% service cost for 10 lakh rupee car which is average ! Neither more, nor less ! Niggles & Solutions
- Well in 1st week of car ownership I felt I was sold a lemon, because from Day 1 I had jerk issue !
Jerking issue - DSG Software updated 3 times by VW and finally software no 6203 has made sure everything is smooth ,there are jerks but there are very mild and rare jerks, one can live with it.
All 4 door rattle in 1st month of ownership - VW Solution ? Technician Just Sprayed a 3M Lubricant on window lining ! And 1year no rattles! Magic !
Steering column change at 5k km of running - Huge rattling sound on bad strech due to this ! This has to be a sub standard quality part , at 5000km this part clonking off is just not acceptable, my 10yr old santro is with stock steering system!
But when warranty expires?
Run to opera house car market and source it from reliable spare shop , this part cost 40k at VW service centre
Fuel Lid replaced under warranty at 5000km - It was not opening - Again a Defective part ! Just not acceptable from VW!
Well above all niggle, As I drive each time the GT TSI still puts a B-I-G smile on my face!