VW's Polo GTI sees a price increase?

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Mine did have a slight jerking back then , but SC did a software update during scheduled service and never had problem since then ~
Yup, read about the software upgrade, offered to VW owners free of charge. Smoother...yes, but many owners also noticed a slightly slower gear shift & response after the software upgrade. What some ppl suspect is, VW knew there is a design problem with their DSG, but instead of fixing the hardware which is costly, they "detune" the DSG gearbox so that it will last until your warranty expires, then U'll have to pay to fix it. The damage is done, wear & tear on their DSG exists, VW is just delaying it that's all...

That's my opinion =)
 

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Wah.... looks like something same as what happend in 1997 with Kia Sephia... they were asked to increase their price by 10k for the next shipment (20% price increase)...

What to do........???
 

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Mayb duties been adjusted..subaru recently dropped their prices that good news, afterall free trade agreement with japan few years back already exempt import duties on jap car but with 90%excise..unlike vw offcourse whichcomes from s.a and germany..
 

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new car also need ap ah? if yes, the profit per ap also increase?
You didn't know? :) Mercedes Benz Malaysia cannot import Mercedes cars to Malaysia and register on the road without an AP. Likewise for VW.

Gee, no wonder so many people vote for the wrong government, all don't know what is going on.
 

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You didn't know? :) Mercedes Benz Malaysia cannot import Mercedes cars to Malaysia and register on the road without an AP. Likewise for VW.

Gee, no wonder so many people vote for the wrong government, all don't know what is going on.
and what makes u think if we change govt, NAP will change? I havent heard of any revision proposed by BA??
 

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That's nuts! Increase about 5K is still reasonable but >30K??? They're just too greedy & cocky since the booking queue currently is quite long! Anyway, not of my concern as I would not buy it even at >130K!
 

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As you all probably know by now, Volkswagen has released an official statement via their Facebook.

"Dear friends,

We would like to address some of your concerns regarding the new pricing for the Polo GTI. We appreciate all your feedback on this issue
and rest assured we have taken all your thoughts and opinions into consideration.

Due to the re-evaluation of prices, there has been a price adjustment to both the 3 and 5-door version's of the Volkswagen Polo GTI 1.4TSI.
The 3-door now retails for RM166,888, while the 5-door is priced at RM169,888. For more information, please speak to a sales representative
at a Volkswagen authorised dealership nationwide or visit Polo GTI > Models > Volkswagen Malaysia

We understand this comes as a disappointment but we thank you for your patience and support.
"
 

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and what makes u think if we change govt, NAP will change? I havent heard of any revision proposed by BA??
That's like asking me if I take a different racing line in Sepang, will lap times change? I have no idea if the lap times will be better or worst, but I do know if you DO NOT CHANGE your racing line, your lap times will be the same.

What I do know, is that the current NAP is not helping the country. Most manufacturers still flock to Thailand, our automotive industry is losing out to our neighbors. I believe we have the resources and the knowledge workers, but its due to bad management that our country suffer loss of revenue.

I firmly believe our country have first class infrastructure and talent. If you don't agree with me, you tak suka you keluar. I love my country, I just hate the people running it to ruins.

RM30k price increase is not an adjustment, its blatant daylight robbery.
 

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With such a ridiculous price increase, that means people who already own them can sell it now as used car with still a good margin!