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Old 22nd December 2010, 20:03   #286
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can somebody please point where i can find the PDI check list Excel Sheet. Thanks in advance.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attachments/suvs-muvs-4x4s/128434d1240397414-mountain-green-tata-safari-vx-4x4-booked-edit-now-driving-pdi-excel.xls
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Old 23rd December 2010, 22:45   #287
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Guys need really urgent opinion, we are taking delivery of a Polo TDI highline tomorrow morning ( Yet to be registered ) , when i went and checked the car today , it has done about 400kms on the odo , is it normal ????

Should i demand another car ?

Though i did not see any visible evidence of usage , or damage or uneven panel gap.

please advice ( i will be giving him the full amount tomorrow morning.
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^^That is a lot of kms,today even I had been to the Shaman yard to check out my uncles car and it had done about 60kms.
I think you should not take delivery of this car looks like the car was used as a demo car.

P.S By the way which dealer.
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Old 24th December 2010, 18:34   #289
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Archon - thanks for that XL.

I just came back finishing the PDI for my Safari. It took about 2 hours. Its done 54 KM on the ODO. I now have to go through the pain of waiting over the week end to pick up delivery of my Safari, scheduled for the coming Monday.
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Hi Karizma any update regarding your car and who is your dealer,and do send a mail to VW India regarding the high kms done on the car cause they do react to customer mails.

My uncle had booked the polo 1.6 in the month of September(1st week) and was told the delivery will be by end of Nov or Dec(1st week) but was later told he won't get his car till Feb end,to which uncle sent a mail to VW stating he was very interested in buying the polo but due to the delay he is canceling the order,the very next day he got a call from the dealer stating the car has come and will be delivered within a few days time.He is getting his car by this Tuesday.
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Old 16th February 2011, 16:02   #291
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Many thanks for the PDI checklist. I'll be buying a Fiesta Diesel EXI Limited Edition next week. The checklist is exhaustive and might make my dealer frustrated but I'm insisting on this. Will update the results in the new ownership thread.
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Did the PDI of my new BEAT.
Noticed a small misalignment of front and rear doors on one side.
Should i reject the car or
get it mended by the service centre ?
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Old 20th February 2011, 00:37   #293
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Did the PDI of my new BEAT.
Noticed a small misalignment of front and rear doors on one side.
Should i reject the car or
get it mended by the service centre ?
Minor alignment adjustments are generally possible. If the misalignment is beyond the adjustment range, then you can ask for a replacement mentioning it as a manufacturing defect. You can also ask them to do the alignment correction in your presence.
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Old 20th February 2011, 22:40   #294
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Did the PDI of my new BEAT.
Noticed a small misalignment of front and rear doors on one side.
Should i reject the car or
get it mended by the service centre ?
Go for a new car. Why do you want to fiddle with a new car before owning?

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Just followed the Checklist this morning while inspecting my car. It was really helpful.

The car had 0 kms on the Odo.
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Old 1st March 2011, 21:00   #296
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Here is a list of things that I looked into when I got the delivery of my used Maruti swift

Hope this helps
    • CHECK ENGINE OIL
    • CHECK BATTERY CONNECTORS
    • CHECK IF BATTERY IS MAINTENANCE FREE OR CHECK THE CONDITION OF THE BATTERY
    • CHECK TURN INDICATORS
    • CHECK LIGHT INSIDE CAR
    • CHECK WIPER
    • CHECK WIPER WATER RESERVOIR AND TRY THE WIPER SPRAYER
    • CHECK HEAD LIGHTS UPPER / DIPPER
    • CHECK TAIL LIGHTS
    • CHECK SUSPENSIONS
    • CHECK IF THE GEAR SHIFT IS SMOOTH
    • CHECK FOR BLUE OR BLACK SMOKE FROM THE EXHAUST
    • CHECK BATTERY AREA FOR WEAR AND TEAR
    • CHECK REVERSE LIGHTS
    • COMPARE ENGINE & REGISTRATION NUMBER WITH RC
    • GET POLLUTION UNDER CONTROL CERTIFICATE
    • CHECK FOR NOC FROM FINANCE COMPANY
    • INSIST FOR SERVICE RECORD BOOK
    • CHECK MUSIC SYSTEM
    • CHECK SPEAKERS (IF ANY)
    • CHECK TIMING BELT FOR CRACKS OR SOFTNESS
    • LISTEN TO NOISE WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING
    • CHECK INSTRUMENT PANEL FOR ANY WARNINGS
    • CHECK ENGINE CAREFULLY FOR ANY DENTS OR BAD REPAIRS
    • LOOK FOR OIL LEAKS AROUND THE ENGINE
    • CHECK RADIATOR HOSE, IT SHOULD NOT BE SOFT
    • REMOVE OIL FILTER CAP AND LOOK FOR FOAM -IF FOAM IS FOUND IT COULD BE A LEAKING GASKET
    • CHECK UNDER RADIATOR TO SEE IF THERE ARE BOLTS ON (REPAIRS ETC)
    • CLUTCH PEDAL SHOULD NOT BE VERY HARD
    • CHECK FOR RUST ON DOORS AND UNDER THE BOOT AND IN THE BACK
    • ENGINE SOUND SHOULD BE CONSISTENT
    • CHECK ENGINE COVER TO MATCH THE COLOR WITH THE BODY COLOR
    • CHECK THE INSIDE OF REAR AND CHECK FOR THE OUTSIDE TO MATCH THE COLOR
    • CHECK INSIDES OF THE TYRES TO FIND OUT UNEVEN WEAR AND TEAR
    • MATCH THE TYRE BRANDS AND ALSO THE MFG DATE OF THE TYRES WITH THE CAR
    • CHECK HEATER TO SEE IF THE CABIN HEATS UP
    • CHECK TO SEE THAT THE BODY LINES ARE STRAIGHT, GAP BETWEEN THE BONNET AND THE WHEEL ARCH SHOULD BE CONSISTENT
    • REMOVE DOOR PADS TO CHECK FOR ANY PAINT WORK OR TO FIND RUST ETC
    • ENSURE THAT THE ENGINE OIL IS THICK AND SMOOTH WHEN YOU TOUCH WITH HAND
    • CHECK RADIATOR COOLANT AND THE COOLANT RESERVOIR SHOULD BE FULL
    • ENGINE SHOULD START IN THE FIRST ATTEMPT
    • DRIVE IN A STRAIGHT LINE AND LEAVE THE STEERING, THE VEHICLE SHOULD MOVE IN A STRAIGHT LINE AND SHOULD NOT MOVE LEFT OR RIGHT
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Hi,

A dealer is offering me a deal on a mid-2010 Safari. Should I bite? How much of a discount should I expect? He says the pricing would be as of now but he can get me a 20K discount, I personally don't think that's enough.

Another thing that concerns me is that what if this car is a demo car or damaged or pre-owned? Is there a way I can assertain that? (apart from a physical check and odo reading).

Thanks!
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Question Timeframe between car booking and delivery

Hi Guys,

I had booked an Alto K10 at SAGAR Automobiles, Bannerghatta road Bangalore on February 28th. Since there was a waiting period of 10 days I was supposed to take the delivery on march 10th. But, I was asked to leave to California by my company on short notice for a business visit, I had to leave on march 6th. Now since the payment is made and i'm taking the delivery in the month of may, i'm sceptical about what if a test drive or a damaged vehicle is given at the time of delivery. I'm sure the showroom guys would go ahead and get the vehicle registered as i've submitted the required documents at the time of booking. Any sure shot ways to figure out? Just following the PDI checklist is OK? Should I ask them not to get it registered until I get back? Am I being very paranoid?

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Please cancel the booking and rebook one after you come back. They will not object in anyway. If the dealer does, write to Maruti and request complete refund.

Anyway they may ask a cancellation money of 5000rs or so. You should go with the cancellation option as the 5000rs you might end up paying is better to loose than being paranoid.

Moreover, this is not the time when one has to book a vehicle wait for 3yrs and await alotment

No way you should let the dealer keep the vehicle registered in your name for more than 1day.

All the best!
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Hi All,
I went for the PDI of my new Ritz vxi today. I must thank the PDI checklist and the advise of the members here for guiding me even though I could not complete all the steps (I am just learning how to drive)...The PDI seemed fine although the car was dirty and the odo had 107km on it. The sales guy had an explanation for that. I was actually relieved to find out the complete chassis no. of the car in the bonnet ending with AB. Seems I have a 2011 car after all (Again must thank the Finding out the manufacturing year from VIN thread). This was my biggest worry prior to the inspection. Finally things seem to be falling in place and I will be getting delivery post registration in 4-5 days.
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