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Old 10th June 2010, 18:05   #181
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No problem if you aren't allowed an inspection in the stock yard. However, be sure to:

1. NOT sign on any registration papers until you approve a particular car

2. Thoroughly check the car (inside out). Refer to the first page of this thread for complete guidelines

3. Note the chassis / engine number of your "approved" car. Enter these onto the RTO papers and only then, sign on the same.
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I had booked a Punto Emotion Pack (2010 model) on 15th May and went to do the PDI today ( before registration). To my horror I found out that it was a 2009 model. I refused to accept the car.
The showroom people mentioned that there must have been a screw up somewhere and will investigate. But I was also given an explanation by the showroom manager that Fiat sells 2009 cars as 2010 models. Though the paper says 2009, it is actually a 2010 make.
I refused to buy into that explanation.
It might sound stupid , But my question ( and if anybody has any contact with the higher ups in Fiat) is can a 2009 model be sold conforming to Euro IV norms etc ?
I have also emailed Fiat customer care with this query.
Mods : I am not sure if this is the right thread to post the query. Please let me know.
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Old 11th June 2010, 17:35   #183
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and went to do the PDI today ( before registration). To my horror I found out that it was a 2009 model.
What saved the day, and the point of this thread, is the PDI! Well done, Ancientmariner.

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can a 2009 model be sold conforming to Euro IV norms etc ?
All non BS-IV cars produced before April 1, 2010 can still be registered in BS-IV cities. Nevertheless, you should NOT accept this car because:

a) When you are paying for new, they better deliver new. Insist on a post-April 2010 build only.

b) Your car's resale can (and will) suffer.
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What saved the day, and the point of this thread, is the PDI! Well done, Ancientmariner.
Thanks to Team BHP for the checklist and also the umpteen comments.


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All non BS-IV cars produced before April 1, 2010 can still be registered in BS-IV cities.
Yes I have insisted on the Post April 2010 car. Another 8 day wait :(
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Sorry go slightly off topic, but with regards to permanent registration, how much should I be paying the dealer? He's charging me Rs3000/- for temporary + permanent registration including number plates.
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Sorry go slightly off topic, but with regards to permanent registration, how much should I be paying the dealer? He's charging me Rs3000/- for temporary + permanent registration including number plates.
I see you're from Hyderabad too.

Pride Honda charges 3k for these things. I think it's a sheer waste of money. Although Hyderabad North RTO (AP10 - which is what I've had to deal with so far) takes its own sweet time over most things, new vehicle registration is much more straightforward and faster. I heard that the Kondapur/Hafizpet and Attapur RTOs are actually very fast.

I think it's better to pay a little bit more (4k) to AASI and become a lifer there. They'll take care of all of your RTO needs (and some other stuff) as long as you're in South India for up to two vehicles for this 4k INR.

I haven't used their services myself, but seeing as how the RTO here is delaying shipping my duplicate RC to me (it's been 2 months for what's supposed to take only a week), I'm going to become a member before this month ends.

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tried searching this thread. is the PDI checklist available as an xl file to download ? pls help
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Guys - where can i get the PDI in XL form to down load and print ?
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Here is the link for PDI list in excel.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...-pdi-excel.xls
You asked the same question in febraury and the answer was in the next post.

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You asked the same question in febraury and the answer was in the next post.

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that explains the dejavu kind of feeling i got when i typed the above post

this time i have downloaded and saved it in my comp.
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Looks like my wait is getting over.. Got call from Trident that my i20 is on its way after 14 days post booking... I will get a chance to do pre registration inspection on saturday at Yeshwantpur yard!!
Thanks to T-Bhpians for all the check list and details. Hope I dont mess up the inspection out of excitement...
Though i am not an expert, the check list should definitely help.. Any Eagle eyed veteran volunteer to accompany me would be of great help...
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Did a PDI on my i20 CRDI and found that the left side mirror indicators are not working.told them to replace it before delivery.kudos to the checklist and TBHP
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Old 29th June 2010, 19:15   #192
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Hi Guys,

This is indeed a very good thread. I am full 4X4 enthusiast and has only written/read posts/threads from that section. But recently I booked Dezire VDI so wandered here and there in TBhp for the info. 2 good threads I come across
1) Poll for Swift Dezire Vs Indigo Manza -

2) this thread of PDI checklist

I will definitely use this checklist before delivery. I just want to know that looking at the 2-3 months wait period what are chances of getting the old car like non BSIV? Sales guy told me that the car would be Euro IV standard only.

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I will definitely use this checklist before delivery. I just want to know that looking at the 2-3 months wait period what are chances of getting the old car like non BSIV? Sales guy told me that the car would be Euro IV standard only.
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Would advice you to check the chassis number as soon as your car is ready before registration and check if it is a 2010 model. I booked a 2010 model but was handed a 2009 model last month. fortunately I did a PDI and rejected the car right away.
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Would advice you to check the chassis number as soon as your car is ready before registration and check if it is a 2010 model. I booked a 2010 model but was handed a 2009 model last month. fortunately I did a PDI and rejected the car right away.
Was it a Maruti Vehicle or else?

Looking at the fast selling of Swifts nd Dezires of the world , getting 2009 model looks impossible. But still I will ask the details and check the Chassis no.

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Was it a Maruti Vehicle or else?

Looking at the fast selling of Swifts nd Dezires of the world , getting 2009 model looks impossible. But still I will ask the details and check the Chassis no.

Tarkesh
It was Fiat but that is irrelevant. You never know if they have a 2009 or a BS III in stock and trying to sell you one of those
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