A big thank you to the entire TAI
for helping me buy my first car.
I booked the car during last week of Feb 2012 and the VW Mangalore guys processed everything including the loan within one week and got my car ready to be delivered on March 5,2012. Hats off to the entire VW team in Mangalore!
I started my planning in Nov 2011 and had shortlisted Swift and Polo. Took test drives of both vehicles and it was Polo all the way.
I will split my ownership review into different sub topics. Volkswagen Mangalore Team
A bunch of young and energetic people who were very helpful right from the enquiry, test drive and through the entire process of booking till delivery. Very knowledgeable people too. They helped me through the entire loan process too and saved a lot of time as I didnt have to run around too much. Even now (After 1 month of purchase) they are still in touch regularly and keep asking about the vehicle's performance.
Last week the VW Showroom guys came home and gave us a big chocolate cake and a framed picture of me taking the Polo delivery. These are the small things which makes us (the customers) happy Buying Process
The delivery took just a week. i wanted the vehicle before the budget and they responded very well. Took loan from State Bank and was done through the showroom guys and was hassle free. Once the loan got approved, I got the vehicle the very next day. The car
I have just one word to describe the polo - AWESOME !!!
Right from handling to the overall performance the car gets full marks! The initial pick up compared to swift is a bit slow but once it gains speed no catching it !! Handling at high speed is amazingly good ! the steering is very very light no comparison to any other car ! The interiors are rich and neat. Got the door handle and OVMs body color painted through the showroom itself. The car is definitely a head turner on the road! Cabin noise is almost nil inside the car, the gear shift is also very smooth.
Driving at highways makes you fall more in love with the car. Mileage is around 19-20 in highways and 16-17 in the city. That is what I get. Have tested 3-4 times with full tank. Overall mileage is around 17-18 for me as I drive 60 km daily within city and 200 km on weekends on highway. Car is 1.5 months old now and not even one complaint ! Overall performance is very satisfying. Even at high speeds the control that you have on the vehicle is mind blowing. The braking system too is very very good.
Have done 2.5k plus till date. I got the silver coloured VW key chain too for free during the delivery. The essential pack covered the Mud flaps and mats.
Spent 30k extra and got Pioneer DVD player (touch screen) with rear camera and 2 speakers, remote locking,flooring and tint for the windows. Got this done from outside. The job was neatly done by this person. As he had worked on VW vehicles before, the warranty issue was also taken care of.
I feel that I have made the right decision by buying this car. Pics will be updated soon. Do shoot your queries, if any.