As part of our 30-hour Non-Stop rally from 21st to 22nd November (Saturday and Sunday), I thought I'd share some of the pre-trip preparations that Ryan and I had to make. Find out more about the new VW Polo, our rally and the contest at Polo.sg!
Latest weekly Insing column is "mrbrown and the new VW Polo"
The second concern was the car itself. Will we like the new VW Polo? Will the car befit our dashing adventurer image? Will we be able to live with driving it around for two days?
We went for a test drive to find out for ourselves, and I am happy to report that we will be safe and comfortable in this car. I drove it in my usual Safe Uncle mode around the block, happily experiencing the acclaimed Volkswagen 7-speed dual clutch transmission known as DSG (Direct-Shift Gearbox).
The gears shift very fast and silently as a result of this technology and I strained to hear the gear changes. Quiet as a mouse. This kind of gearbox is rarely found in 1.4-litre cars, I am told.
A little annoyed with my rather safe driving style, Ryan took over for his turn and he drove in his Fierce Dude mode. He changed gears himself with the car's Tiptronic or manual mode and looked satisfied with the car's responsiveness. (cont'd)