The Taigun and Kushaq seemed to be the only cars that fit my bill and I preferred the Taigun’s design and hence my money went here.
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I purchased a VW Taigun 1 . 0 TSI MT Highline back in October and here is my ownership report:
Why this car?
I stay in Mumbai along with frequent runs to Alibaug, where I run a restaurant. Hence I needed something which has good highway manners, the great built quality in order to last me a few years, decent ground clearance to tackle some of the rough Alibaug roads and compact enough in order to squeeze through Mumbai traffic and find parking fairly easily.
The Taigun and Kushaq seemed to be the only real cars that fit my bill and am preferred the Taigun’s design plus hence my money went here.
Why the variant?
It was purely a monetary decision, plus I didn’t want the lower fuel economy of an Automatic. I paid 17. 3 lacs on-road (Company reg + extended warranty + 5 yr service pack + complete insurance cover).
Interiors and features:
The interiors and features are the significant compromise compared to the Topline model (it also costs 2 . five lacs more than this one). The only feature We miss not having is keyless entry with push button start, I actually could live with not having a sunroof, climate control, cosmetic improvements inside in addition to outside, projector LED lamps etc .
The particular seats are fabric and are quite bad. It almost feels like how a new low-quality cotton t-shirt gets very rough after years of hard washing. This is especially true of the center armrest where the elbow became red after a long drive due to the rough texture grinding against my skin. The seats also absorbs a lot of dust, 2 days into taking delivery My partner and i smacked our seat and even saw some sort of cloud associated with dirt. I am strongly considering buying seat covers.
The Android Auto / Infotainment software is a bit ‘confusing’ in some aspects. There seem to be 2 modes – one with Google android Auto and one without, even though both do pretty much everything except for google maps navigation (android auto only). Switching between the two gets a bit buggy at times. There are moments when the connection suddenly stops and My spouse and i have to reconnect my phone. I also found on multiple occasions that Android Auto causes my personal phone to freeze and eventually crash. I am not sure if this is a good phone problem or a system problem, yet to try this on a different phone to check.
There also is no option of answering calls from the steering-mounted controls, you have to take your eyes off the road and tap on the particular screen. This is your big miss especially since they have given buttons for stuff that didn’t need steering-mounted control keys.
The wireless charging pad is also very glitchy. It keeps throwing up an error that the charging pad has an object disturbing it, where there will be nothing. I just have tried removing my own case, together with cleaning the phone back and additionally the charging pad but it still refuses in order to work.
How does it drive?
Typically the 1. 0 is some decent all-rounded engine that will has good bursts regarding speed to be able to overtake and has enough stability to easily cruise at 120-140 speeds. The ride is a bit stiff at low speeds yet I find myself being able for you to drive over small speed breakers in higher speeds without feeling any sharp movements.
This engine almost sounds like a fabulous diesel, especially in idle and lower gears. Most passengers immediately assumed I had a diesel.
I am particularly not fond of typically the gearbox not to mention find this a tad notchy. When i somehow struggle to find 4th gear if I need to help downshift from 5. Often the neutral point is not actually right above 4th gear, and is more between 2nd and fourth. I had formed an important bit involving a scare as well once whenever I was unable to do this and also eventually started slotting into 3rd directly from 5th.
The turbo lag gets a little bit frustrating, specifically if a person want a quick overtake. If you are driving below a certain RPM in 2nd/3rd, it can take a second or two to kick in and suddenly you feel yourself getting pushed back into your seat with the burst connected with power. This is fun nevertheless can furthermore get scary if you need to break suddenly.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE this car. I may have mentioned most of the negatives than positives but I honestly really feel this is the best multi-purpose vehicle in the market. Small, but not too small , can tackle some rough roads well, great safety, decent engine, that seems in order to tick all the right boxes for someone who needs 1 automobile that can perform it all.
The only 2 things We would want to change – the terrible seat fabric and this addition with keyless-entry along with push button start. Else this car is perfect. I actually have already racked up 1200 km in 1 month and We are looking to do a lot more!
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