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      Quote Originally Posted by abhi_tjet View Post
      Few reasons for not selecting them -

      1. I want a petrol AT. SO, DSG is ruled out which is only available for Polo and Vento, I suppose.
      2. Further, I have test driven Polo GT TSI which, though, I loved, the reliability concern is just too much.
      3. I loathe the looks of Ameo. Just can't stand it (my personal opinion. no offence).
      4. I went to Skoda for Rapid Torque Converter test drive. Yet to hear from them.
      I'm yet to hear about issues with Polo GT TSI for MY 2016+. Hope that they have ironed out the initial issues. But I could be wrong.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Turbopetrol View Post
      I'm yet to hear about issues with Polo GT TSI for MY 2016+. Hope that they have ironed out the initial issues
      I sincerely hope that your car remains trouble free and fun to drive at the same time

      But, I have heard quite a few cases of DSG giving up, even recently.
      One case is of our fellow gearhead member Rohan Yadav having MY2016 GT TSI. I have also read about a 40k driven GT TSI whose gear box packed up in Pune.(VW FASS replaced it at no extra cost though despite being out of warranty. That's a good gesture ).

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      Have booked a resort for tomorrow in Kashid. Supernova will further munch some 300 odd kms during the trip. Hopefully, this will rejuvenate us for the summers

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      Quote Originally Posted by KimiRaikkonen View Post
      What about DSG like Rapid or Ameo ?
      Unreliable
      Expensive to maintain
      Poor city driveability
      Outdated platforms
      Poor seating position
      Stiff suspension at rear

      Compass and Ecosport make a much better value proposition imho
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      Quote Originally Posted by abhi_tjet View Post
      I sincerely hope that your car remains trouble free and fun to drive at the same time

      But, I have heard quite a few cases of DSG giving up, even recently.
      One case is of our fellow gearhead member Rohan Yadav having MY2016 GT TSI. I have also read about a 40k driven GT TSI whose gear box packed up in Pune.(VW FASS replaced it at no extra cost though despite being out of warranty. That's a good gesture ).
      Still very much present
      I know 3 people who bought GT TSIs in 2016-2017
      All of whom dont have good things to say about reliability etc

      Replacement is no biggie, any brand these days will replaceme engine and transmission if found to be problematic(Read-Ford Ecosport engine replacement for 1st batch diesels, S Cross 1.6 instances- only 2 so far)
      Are you seriously willing to risk being stranded without a car and go through the stress of a potentially unreliable car?

      Frankly after seeing my SILs Polo which she sold to buy Baleno CVT within 3 years is enough for me to stay away from Germans as much as possible
      In luxury segment, surely there arent many non-European options for enthusiasts but in the <45L range, there are many non- Euro cars which give much more for the price than the Germans

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      Got the ppf done couple of weeks ago in running board, front bumper corners and door handle area. Total damage 5.5K

      Supernova has clocked 41500 kms and is still a hoot to drive.

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