Recently crossed 86k. Still going smooth. Only the service bills are giving heart attacks.
VW battery seems to have set life of 2 years. Bought car in November 2011. First battery dead in November 2013 and the second one in November 2015. Bought AMaron FLO this time. 2+2 year warranty. Price was 5.6k, if I remember right.
Coolant level was dropping slightly for some time and recently it started dropping tremendously. Refilled with almost 3 L coolant, which vanished in just a test drive. Diagnosed packed up water pump.
Water Pump 03L121011P ₹ 6,100.00
Coolant G013A8JM1 ₹ 1,482.00
Coolant Pump Replacement ₹ 500.00
Water Hose R/R ₹ 500.00
Coolant Replacement ₹ 1,000.00
Timing Side R/R ₹ 2,000.00
Poly-V Belt for Compressor R/R ₹ 500.00
Engine Mount R/R ₹ 500.00
Tax 14.5% extra
Dunno what kind of job they are doing. ₹5725.00 labor charge for installing ₹6100.00 part.
Adding to worries one biker moron broke right side mirror casing and glass. Left side glass was already damaged and was on duplicate plain mirror.
Mirror Glass LHS 6RG857521 ₹ 257.00
Mirror Glass RHS 6RG857522 ₹ 257.00
Mirror Cap RHS 5Z1857538C GRU ₹ 154.00
Mirror Painting ₹ 1,488.50
Mirror/Cap Replacement ₹ 300.00+tax
Funny part, ₹100 each for fitting mirror glass and mirror cap. Such herculean task
Topped up oil also.
Castrol Magnatec OL3384352 ₹ 970.00
Total Damage - ₹16.9k. Discounted ₹ 500 after raising voice on this absurd bill.
Some gyan on using the car:
1. Arrow in the fuel gauge indicates side of fuel cap (Facebook knowledge shared by my bro).
2. Polo hazard with turn off whenever indicator is turned on and comes back when indicator is disengaged.