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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    And the fuel consumption
    If I can get an Amarok to give me 5.5l/100km I will ensure the Ford gets traded tomorrow. 8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuanB View Post
    If I can get an Amarok to give me 5.5l/100km I will ensure the Ford gets traded tomorrow. 8)
    And I will buy two



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I know how it works, I get these cars often and one of my private cars a SS. The problem I had is that it engages a split second to early. Probably about 1/2 to 1 wheel rotation before the cars comes to a dead stop. If you are busy maneuvering you may need to “restart” the engine to give steering for that last meter of the turn.
    Ons s'n by die werk sal self weer start sodra jy die stuurwiel beweeg om te maneuver of as die aircon aan is en die fan op 3 sal hy nie afskakel nie.

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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    Follow up.
    I had another Polo Tsi on hire for my trip from East London to Mthatha.

    The Polo confirmed my opinion that it is a superb little car.
    (I wanted to compare it with another hire car in the same price bracket which we had experience with in the last week, but decided to refrain - this thread is to discuss the Polo Tsi, not to compare it with other competitors)

    I logged the consumption from Mthatha to East LOndon this morning.
    It included

    • Mthatha CBD
    • Dutywa
    • Butterworth (25 km of construction as well)
    • East London urban


    The 85 km/h was achieved by going at 120 km/h on the open stretches.

    I'm suitably impressed:
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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    Also rented one last month for 3 weeks and took it to Kruger.

    There the start stop was awesome when coming to a stop at sitings.

    Love the upmarket feel of the dash - with some imagination it looks similar to the new Touareg dash bar the large screens.

    Only negative I can comment when looking really critically is the low position of the center air vents... when you have both hands on the wheel your arm interrupts air flow to your face.

    But if I was in the market for a car in that segment I would buy one in a heartbeat!

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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    Not sure if the people are aware, but this little thing(entry level) comes with a standard TPMS that is 100% working.
    We picked up a unused pop rivit somewhere which caused a slow puncture. The system picked it up when the pressure went to low and alerted us to get it fixed.
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    Swambo placed her order for the T-Cross!!!!! haven't even test driven it!!! can't wait for that little thing
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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    Quote Originally Posted by JuanB View Post
    Not sure if the people are aware, but this little thing(entry level) comes with a standard TPMS that is 100% working.
    We picked up a unused pop rivit somewhere which caused a slow puncture. The system picked it up when the pressure went to low and alerted us to get it fixed.
    Yes, same here , very neat
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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    How many cars even come standard with it? This little thing just keeps on blowing my mind. Overtaking from low speeds is a breeze. I just should not be able to do it but it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuanB View Post
    How many cars even come standard with it? This little thing just keeps on blowing my mind. Overtaking from low speeds is a breeze. I just should not be able to do it but it does.
    You should drive the DSG!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuanB View Post
    Not sure if the people are aware, but this little thing(entry level) comes with a standard TPMS that is 100% working.
    We picked up a unused pop rivit somewhere which caused a slow puncture. The system picked it up when the pressure went to low and alerted us to get it fixed.
    It's quite easy to implement with ABS present, i.e. all cars should have it. Simply a bit of software. It works by detecting a wheel circumference change via the ABS speed sensors. Quite clever actually...
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    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 30% of the time


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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nys View Post
    Swambo placed her order for the T-Cross!!!!! haven't even test driven it!!! can't wait for that little thing
    Just on the waiting list? Or have you actually seen the spec/ options list with pricing?

    I was considering buying an Amarok, but the Mileage and traffic I do, it would be stupid. The T-cross has tickled my fancy, but my local dealer said I must wait a bit more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by franshorn View Post
    Just on the waiting list? Or have you actually seen the spec/ options list with pricing?

    I was considering buying an Amarok, but the Mileage and traffic I do, it would be stupid. The T-cross has tickled my fancy, but my local dealer said I must wait a bit more...
    Name on the list. Once options are available it will be finalsed. But we’ve indicated what we want in terms of options
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    It's quite easy to implement with ABS present, i.e. all cars should have it. Simply a bit of software. It works by detecting a wheel circumference change via the ABS speed sensors. Quite clever actually...
    I started wondering how it worked when we had the wheel fixed and I could not find the sensor. If there is more than 25% difference in wheel rotation speeds then it pops up an error. And as you said its so easy its a shame that any car with ABS dont have it as standard.
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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    Since the last Polo rental, I had two other cars to "test":

    1. Nissan Almera.
      Totally without character.
      Nothing really bad, but nothing really good, either.
      Just a set of wheels.
      No ways I will ever buy one.
    2. Hyundai Accent.
      Not bad at all.
      Everything worked fine, was nice to drive.
      Then that radio! The worst I have experienced in any car.
      It could not hold onto a frequency, even though it "did something" every 10 seconds, which interrupted the reception, as if it was searching for a better frequency for the station.
      I could not get the Bluetooth feature to sync with my phone.
      The mediocre manual did not help either, so I just switched it off!
    3. This week, a Polo TSi again.
      My faith is restored.
      It was not the "better" version like before (eg no computer to play with).
      The drive and performance was the same though.
      It even has a tyre pressure monitoring system, which alerted me to a slow puncture in left rear.
      Build and material quality is way better than the others.
      The Bluetooth radio paired easily and intuitively, even downloading my contacts effortlessly.
      I set up 3 "speed dial" contacts in a matter of seconds.

      I am still impressed.
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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    This week I had a Opel Corsa.

    VERY pleasantly surprised. The controls felt like they were actually connected to something.

    Brand new. Less than 1000km when I gave it back an hour ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    This week I had a Opel Corsa.

    VERY pleasantly surprised. The controls felt like they were actually connected to something.

    Brand new. Less than 1000km when I gave it back an hour ago.
    SWAMBO used to have one of the first editions Corsa.
    It was not a bad little car, except that I could not drive it!

    The pedals were so small and closely spaced, I could depress all 3 with one foot.
    It made for "interesting" moments, to say the least.

    I have not driven the latest model though.
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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    SWAMBO used to have one of the first editions Corsa.
    It was not a bad little car, except that I could not drive it!

    The pedals were so small and closely spaced, I could depress all 3 with one foot.
    It made for "interesting" moments, to say the least.

    I have not driven the latest model though.
    Completely different. I would say the Polo and the Corsa are most alike in the segment from a drive and quality perspective.
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    Default Re: Polo TSI - what a nice car!

    Had many tsi polos as rentals, just dropped one at the airport again.
    4th rental in 7 weeks which is a tsi.
    Did 986km off a tank before. (15km left on range)
    Didn't snap pic but got it below at 948.

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