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Old 31st August 2016, 16:22   #151
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I hope this is the right thread.

A June-2014, Linea T-Jet Black Emotion is on sale at Jay-Vijay, Pune. The car has been used as a TD vehicle and has run 4.2K kms. The OTR price of car is 12.7 Lakhs and dealer is quoting 9 L OTR. The price is further negotiable. There are minor dents which will be taken care off by the dealer.
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Old 25th January 2017, 16:59   #152
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I have a query regarding the purchase of my new car. We had booked VW Polo 1.2 MPI Comfortline on 18th Jan '17 and the sales person told us that the ex-showroom price has increased by Rs.6300/- compared to December 2016. Since we were booking the car in the month of Jan 2017 we are supposed to pay the revised price i. e extra 6300/- to which we readily agreed. On the other hand, he however offered us a discount of 30000/- on the final OTR and mentioned that in Dec 2016 the discount was only 25000/-.

Yesterday when we were making the full payment via cheque, he came up with a theory that the 30000/- discount is applicable only for cars manufactured in 2016 and that we would be getting a Nov or Dec 2016 model. The cars that will roll out from the factory in Jan 2017 supposedly will not come with any discount. To this, we objected saying that since he is charging us the Jan 2017 price, we will want to buy a Jan 2017 model itself and not an old one, and the final OTR price would remain same as was finalised and agreed upon on the day of booking. He was reluctant to accept this but after some prolonged conversation he said he will manage to get a 2017 model itself or us. We handed over the cheque yesterday and money got debited as well today. I still somehow doubt if the sales person is going to work anything as per our requirement.

My question is, was he bluffing or saying the truth ? If he is speaking the truth, then did he forget to mention all this during the process of booking OR is he manipulating things now at this point ? Are discounts really not offered on the latest model cars ? Is our understanding wrong and he is correct or vice versa ?

We are at the eleventh hour of getting the car home and have unexpectedly ran into this issue. If we find things fishy, my Dad might just prefer cancelling the deal. Considering that I don't have time to go home for next 2 months, the purchase of any other new car will be indefinitely postponed , so I am little worried about this as I was excited to take the delivery next week. I am trying to find an amicable and legal solution to this.

Need your help, I would highly appreciate your inputs in this regard.

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Old 25th January 2017, 19:57   #153
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You are letting your excitement cloud your judgement.

You will go back home after two months then how the car purchase will be postponed indefinitely? If not in 2 it will happen in 3 months, what's the big deal? In any case even if you get the car now you won't be there to enjoy it, for the next 2 months at least.

Once the dealer started his double talk, you should have asked him for the VIN number of the 2017 model that was alloted to you, gotten the VIN decoded here on the forum and only after conforming that it is indeed a 2017 manufactured car, should you have moved ahead with the balance payment.

Now, do not let the dealer register the car until you have the VIN in your hands and it is decoded. Alternatively the dealer can show you the invoice from Volkswagen India as well as the Form 22 both of which will mention the manufacturing month and the year. Once registered there is nothing that can be done.


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We are at the eleventh hour of getting the car home and have unexpectedly ran into this issue. If we find things fishy, my Dad might just prefer cancelling the deal. Considering that I don't have time to go home for next 2 months, the purchase of any other new car will be indefinitely postponed , so I am little worried about this as I was excited to take the delivery next week. I am trying to find an amicable and legal solution to this.

Need your help, I would highly appreciate your inputs in this regard.

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Guys,

Need your opinion on a dilemma that i am in. Need your inputs as soon as possible, as i have to make a decision very quickly.

I have been offered an almost 2 lac discount on the pre-facelift rapid along with the payment holiday option that Skoda have. This is for the Style Plus Diesel DSG variant.

So in terms of the financials, this is quite an ideal option. Its a july/Aug 2016 manufactured model.

I am planning an upgrade from a 10 year old Santro.

The other option was to wait a few months and get certain financial aspects in order and go for the New Honda City CVT V variant that comes to about 14 lacs on road here in mumbai, whereas i am getting the skoda for about 13.2 lacs

Also, my running is about 30 kms a day in mumbai traffic. So am guessing i don't really need a diesel. But am tempted because of this offer. What would you suggest?
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Old 7th March 2017, 09:33   #155
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Hi Guys,
I am considering a Fiat Linea 125S.
The Fiat dealers are saying that Fiat reduced the prices in 2017 to clear out the 2016 stock and there are no 2017 manufactured cars in the inventory.

I have been pondering over the following points :

1. Validity of this theory about the price cut being for 2016 stock and no 2017 vehicles available.

2. They are saying that the cars are in the Fiat stockyard in Pune, so any insights into their storage facilities would be appreciated.

3. Is a 3-6 month Fiat a good deal at around 11.5 OTR in Bangalore?

4. Is there a way to fetch vehicle history using the VIN to be sure that it has not been abused while with the manufacturer/dealer since most of the TD vehicles always run with temporary registration plates.

Any other inputs which i need to keep in mind to ensure i dont end up with a lemon, will be greatly appreciated.
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