Went for another small trip to Kasauli with my college friends who had come back with me from Pune to holiday as well as watch the India-Australia test match in Mohali. They just loved the new Himalayan expressway which is built enroute Kasauli from Chandigarh. Weather was super awesome,and it was raining all along.(We went on the Day1 of the test match which got abandoned due to rains
). The road looked simply majestic that day. With 6 adults on board, Polo had a little tough time going uphill. Had to downshift a little more than i would have liked,even to 1st gear at times but still it could keep up with the cars in front. Third gear with its wide bandwidth is a real boon during hill drives.
Saw a group of 3 modified Red Polo's on the highway. They were coming from the opposite direction so couldn't click pictures but it was a real treat to watch them pass. All with front and side skirtings and 16 or maybe 17inch black rims with low profile tyres and all three were Chandigarh registered. Would eagerly await to spot them again.
Mileage has taken a dip recently. My last tankful with 50% highway(hill drive) and 50% city drive gave me a Fuel efficiency of 17.6kmpl.
My car would be completing one year on April 13th and i have already started receiving calls from VW Jalandhar as well as VW Chandigarh to get my car serviced with them. Would be asking for service quotes from both and opt for one accordingly.
Even the insurance renewal would be due. I haven't taken any claims this year and my current insurance is ICICI Lombard cashless with bumper to bumper coverage. Should i renew with ICICI or go with someone else?