I am planning buy an automatic car. I am confused whether to go for Ford Aspire automatic or Polo GT TSI. I am waiting for a review.
The best option out of both the cars would be the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is you wish for an automatic car with a perfect riding experience. The TSI model comes with a 1197 cc petrol motor producing a peak of 105 BHP @ 5,000 rpm and 175 NM @ 1500-4100 rpm. The equal torque distribution among a wide range of rpm makes the car a very powerful pulling machine, kicking the torque early as done is bigger sized diesel engines. The car gets a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox and returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 17.2 kmpl. You should definitely go for the same as it brings the best a car at the price tag of INR 8,01,000 can bring in terms of refined performance and handling.
Please avoid the comment on GT TSI and here’s why:
- Ford mended its way 10 years ago with ensuring the service quality and after sales is competitive; whereas VW is currently struggling with its after sales and service centers. Its a real mess with VW service centers currently and they are charging customer as per their fancies.
- POLO GT TSI come with the DSG transmission; which has issues with its mechatronics. Its transmission typically fails post 30000 kms + or -. VW is aware of the issue and so are the service center folks, however the recalls are expensive and easier to avoid in a market like India and so currently the dealers are telling customers that the transmission failed due to impurities in the fuel and are not even honoring the warranty that comes with car. Has someone gotten it covered under warrantty??? yeah sure! but not without a good fight with service center and VW management in Mumbai
- And so the final verdict is avoid VW at all costs till they fix the after sales issues and reduce cost of their parts and offer a transparent service. Besides ford’s 6 speed transmission is best in its class. I have driven the car and I feel that the transmission works very well with quick gear shifts, however it works well in Figo Aspire and possibly the Figo Hatchback; doesnt work so well with Ford Ecosport