Volkswagen Polo Trendline TDi - White


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February 2019: (Continues):

The other headlight bulb holder conks off. Got Roots this time.
Roots Ceramic Bulb Holder - ₹ 83.00


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Installed with flexible hose.

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Oil level was pretty low. Topped up with Mobil 1 0W40. Cost was ₹ 1,330.00 for a liter bottle.
 
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May 2019:

Time for service. Done at Candour Auto Tech again. This time needed some replacements and the bill was a bit high. Front suspension was making tak-tak noise when car changed forward-reverse direction and it a rubbing noise on heavy cornering. No strut needed replacement, which was long due. Timing kit and water pump were also replaced.

Parts:

Routine:
Engine Oil - Mobil 1 - ₹ 1,250.00 x 4
Oil Filter - ₹ 575.00
AC Filter - ₹ 725.00
Air Filter - ₹ 950.00

Suspension:
Front Shock Absorber - R6F413031G -₹ 4,500.00 x 2
Strut Boot - ₹ 520.00 x 2
Strut Mount Bearing - ₹ 600.00 x 2
Strut Mount Bush - ₹ 950.00 x 2
Front Buffer - ₹ 625.00 x 2

Timing Kit & Water Pump:
Timing Kit - ₹ 13,500.00
Water Pump - ₹ 7,200.00
Coolant - ₹ 270.00

Consumables: (This alone billed for around ₹ 2000.00)
Brake Cleaner 500 mL - ₹ 499.00 x 2
Plastic and Rubber Care - ₹ 187.50
Rust Off - ₹ 325.00 x 2
Windshield Washer Fluid - ₹ 120.00

Labor:

ECU Scan/Service Reset - ₹ 550.00
Front Shock Absorber Replacement - ₹ 2,650.00
Periodic Service and General Checkup - ₹ 650.00
Timing Kit and Water Pump Replacement - ₹ 4,650.00
Wash - ₹ 450.00

Parts - ₹ 44565.50
Labor - ₹ 8950.00

Total Bill - ₹ 53515.50



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June 2019:

First highway run after service. LH fog lamp cover fell off somewhere. Car performed really well, then when I floored the pedal, suddenly started losing power and yellow coil warning light starts blinking when even I am in excess turbo range. Somehow managed to reach home, drove the crippled car some 50+ km. Quick scanned revealed some issue with turbo. Started searching common issues with turbo and the cost incurred and the dilemma came of disposing off the car due to the high cost incurred. Took the car back to the garage and on inspection they found the hose to be cracked causing all the trouble. Ordered hose right away. Turnaround time was around a week, car was still with us, in usable condition. Only power and mileage drop.

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Intercooler Turbo Hose - ₹ 5,500.00
Labor - Pressure Hose Replacement - ₹ 350.00

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Foglamp Cover LH - ₹ 900.00

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Total burn - ₹ 6750.00

Still there is the thought of replacing the car. Zeroed option is EcoSport, but chances are 50/50.
 
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August 2019: More Troubles!!!

While returning home, car stopped abruptly in the middle of the road. On checking under, there was final droplets of some fluid meaning it was happening all the way back. Gave a heart attack fearing it was oil leak and engine done forever. Called up VW and they arranged a flatbed, which we have to pay from pocket instead of billing via them, which actually was way cheaper than what they would charge. ₹ 2,200.00 for a 10 km tow. Happened the night before Independence Day and the shop was closed for August 15th. Waited impatiently to hear from them. Got call the next day, it was ruptured fuel line and luckily not engine belly. Part was not in stock. Asked them to order and got car back in 6 days including 2 holidays. Insurance expired while car was there. They reminded of renewal and got it done from there as well.

Towing - ₹ 2,200.00
Fuel Line - 03P201360A - ₹ 4,637.00
Fuel Return Pipe Replacement - ₹ 1,113.84

Total - ₹ 7951.00

Insurance - ₹ 6,103.00

Pending jobs per them:
- Clutch replacement. Bite only at end. Almost 1.40 L km on stock clutch.
- Engine mount replacement. Whenever clutch is released from standstill, a weird movement is felt like struts misfit. No one found the issue till date. VW service is actually good here.
- LH fender and both doors denting and repainting thanks to a milestone.
- Driver door remove, realign, refit, dent and paint. Got in a weird situation damaging the door while reversing.

With this all these, the question again popped up, keep the car or new car?
 
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Got some freebies from them, dunno why, maybe because of returning there after ages.

Car care mini kit. Print price was ₹ 431.00. Contains car shampoo, windscreen washer concentrate, a sponge and a microfiber cloth.

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Got a feedback message while paying bill. They took the phone, clicked the link, asked for our opinion, filled themselves [lol]

If it was welcome-back gift, they were wrong, this was the last, not because of their fault, but ........... [sad]
 
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August 30, 2019: Gone for Ever.

Owing to high maintenance costs (Spent close to 90k in 2019 alone) and frequent fails, lost trust in our beloved mile muncher. Gone too soon. Lot of memories attached.

First day.

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First trip.

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Family trips.

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My wedding car.

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Night drives.

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Long drives.

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My brother's wedding car.

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And the last drive.

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Never knew this was the last click.

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Both my nieces came home in this car.

Clocked 1,37,593 km when handed over to the agent. Sold to Harry Ford, booked EcoSport. Expecting delivery next week.
 
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