2 MONTH UPDATE
Completed 2 months with my beloved Polo recently. The ODO presently reads at 2002kms. With the fuel prices sky-rocketing , it was a great decision to buy a Polo diesel. FUEL BILLS TILL NOW
Price of 1liter Diesel in Chandigarh - Rs. 41.85
Distance Covered - 2000kms
Diesel Fuel used - 112 lites
Mileage - 17.8kmpl
Total money shed on diesel from my pocket - Rs 4700
Cost of Running = Rs. 2.35/km
This mileage i am getting is with 50% city and 50% highway driving and with almost 100% times the AC is on. NIGGLES
Absolutely none. I am a big critic of my own cars and the cars i drive but surprisingly i am yet to face any niggle in my POLO. Everything is still new and in showroom condition. No loose nuts, no creeky sounds from anywhere. Everything about the car feels solid and build to last long.
The only trouble i am having with my Polo is the maintenance of the beige upholstery. Althought it looks good but get soiled so very easily. Planning to get seat covers soon. FIRST LONG DRIVE IN MY POLO
Now Finally got a chance to test the driving manners and handling of the car in the first week of June.
Have been working tirelessly for months now and finally got a week off from work and started planning my trip. The destination was already in mind as i wanted to see my parents for long and Dad being posted in a hill station what better getaway place could i have asked for from this scorching North Indian heat .
So a plan was made to drive uphill from Chandigarh to Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh.
Distance from Chandigarh to Dalhousie - 315kms
Route taken - chandigarh - roopnagar - hoshiarpur - dasua - pathankot - Dalhousie
The road till pathankot which covers around 225kms is absolutely a drivers delight. Four lane highway throughout with smooth tarred roads. Polo was comfortably cruising at speeds of 120+ kmph without any signs of swaying or vibrations from the steering or the gear lever. Touched a highest of 145kmph for a minute or two before getting back to senses and slowed down. Highway manners of the car are impeccable. Ride and handling is spot on.
After Pathankot the hill incline starts immediately as you take a turn for Dalhousie. The road is pretty good with amazing scenic beauty. I wanted to test the power of the 3 pot engine on hills and to my surprise it never felt out of breath. The last 20kms are a steep incline and the car managed to do it comfortably. The best thing is to maintain a RPM of 2k and the turbo keeps spooling in at every curve and you dont have to downshift often. The handling and cornering ability is spot on as i did some high speed cornering too on my way back and every time i pushed the POLO to its limit, it gave me a smile on my face.
Total Distance covered in the trip - 655kms
Now i will let the pictures do the talking.