Originally Posted by varunsinghal
i finally got my new polo 1.2 L TL white a month back.
the steel quality, plastic quality and feel is just awesome, which no other car co could match.
But there are some issue which i need to reslove.
1. The car manual and petrol lid shows that car needs 95 RON fuel
(while in India normal fuel available is 89 RON, speed 93- Rs.76 and speed 97- Rs 91 delhi rates) I am confused which fuel to use and whether using 89 RON will have adverse effects.
2. The AC switches on automatically every time I switch on the blower, which is particularly annoying because most of the time i want only blower to run and not AC.
3. The engine noise. I bought a petrol car but now feel that this is no less than diesel because of huge noise .
4. The company claimed that mileage of 17.24 km/l and what I get is petty 10 km/l which is disappointing (I also own Honda City which claims 16.8 km/L and gives me 13.5 km/L)
May be there are some things which i may be doing wrong...I need your suggestions. Please help me regarding these issues...
1. I have never bothered about the fuel specifications. I normally fill from Indian Oil bunk and never faced any issues. Btw
how do I find the specs of fuel?
2. Yes, the AC is default. You have to click it again to switch off, it just takes a finger bro!!
3. Yes engine noise is there, and the appolo tyres are noisy too, so what you hear is a mixture of engine and tyre noise. Are you hearing noise at all levels or at just high RPMs just when change gears? Tell me one more thing- inside the bonnet lid, is there a damping material on your polo?
4. Mileage will increase as you cross more miles. Today I got around 14.8 kmpl of FE (as per MID display). Initially I also used to get what you are getting. Give it some time.
You are not doing anything wrong, its a really sturdy car and you should not be worried on anything as such. Take a few tips from me though:
a. Keep checking the tyre pressure regularly- If occupants are more than two, keep the pressure 32 otherwise 30-31 would do just fine. If you drive alone 30 psi would be more comfortable. Also, remember that higher the pressure, more the fuel efficiency.
b. Washing: Do not try to wash the engine bay as its not recommended by VW due to presence of electrical components inside it. After washing do not engage the handbrakes fully, otherwise they may get jammed. So just let the car dry and then pull handbrakes. For washing, I suppose you know the 'service position' to avoid wipers damage the bonnet.
c. Try to not run your wipers when the windshield is very hot, it may damage the wiper blades.
d. During initial days, keep revving the engine at different RMPs and avoid higher gears on low speeds. For instance avoid switching to fourth/fifth gears too early like at speed of 35-40 kmph.
Congrats and best of luck. I am here if you have any further queries.