9 things I miss about my VW Polo after upgrading to a Skoda Kushaq

Kushaq is a nice rounded car with killer looks and I am happy with the purchase.

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(Up/Down)grade from Polo 1.5 TDI Highline to Skoda Kushaq 1.0 MT Ambition

8 years & 100k km later it was time to change the car as my polo started to spend more time in service centres. And VW service in Kolkata is so pathetic every time I sent my car to the service centre I became more determined to switch.

Although the service centre let me down, I fell in love with how the Polo drives. It has got unparallel handling. So while searching for a new car I was searching for one with similar fun driving characteristics within a budget of 15 lakhs. Sedans (tried Slavia & City) were too long for my parking and Creta felt more suitable for chauffeur driven. Hector felt too big as I was upgrading from a hatchback. Tried the new Brezza as well. Build quality is flimsy. Did not give me confidence. The same goes for Venue. To be honest I was ready to settle for a Polo TSI, and was cursing VW for discontinuing it.

Then tested the Taigun. It was a nice, familiar cabin, handling. But that big chrome in the front was a turn-off. Also, I am never a fan of digital instrument clusters. Something about that analogue speedometer I just love. They also did not offer me a good price for my old car. Kushaq looked better, got my analogue instrument cluster, and they gave me almost 40k more for my old car. So booked the Kushaq in September. After two months wait, got my car end of November.

Now some of the features I miss from my old Polo:

Now some good things:

In summary, Kushaq is a nice rounded car with killer looks and I am happy with the purchase. But it shows me how good and complete the Polo was. Undoubtedly polo was the best hatchback of our generation.

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