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Old 15th January 2014, 18:20   #421
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Used your checklist to PDI an Eon, which Advaith graciously allowed with much patience. The car seems perfect, and to my luck turned out just a few days fresh from the factory.

[quote=girishglg;2963859]Compiled a checklist from the original posted in the beginning of this thread into a one pager for his quick reference (all the points are from the original document, credit goes fully to the original authors).
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Old 15th January 2014, 22:15   #422
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Guys, iam planning to take a Alto 800 Tomorrow. I have paid a boking amount of rs.5000 and he said he will deliver the vehicle tomorrow and i can make the rest of the payment.

Now he says i have to make the cheque payment, and only after realisation of the cheque he will give the car to me after RTO work.
Is it right ? Does he have to wait till the cheque to be cleared.
Why not give a draft and pick the vehicle right away?
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Why not give a draft and pick the vehicle right away?
But that would add another 1000 Rs as DD charges. I think that is unnecessary as i am not in a hurry.
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Hello guys

I will be going for PDI of Tata safari storme tomorrow and based on PDI i will be asking SBI to release the loan amount so that dealer can go ahead with registration of vehicle.

I have reviewed the checklist attached here - My only doubt is where exactly will be the VIN/Chassis number mentioned on Storme? Please advice guys!
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I have reviewed the checklist attached here - My only doubt is where exactly will be the VIN/Chassis number mentioned on Storme? Please advice guys!
Advance congrats for the Safari Storme.

The VIN number will stamped in the engine bay near the suspension mounts or sometimes inside the cabin too. Mostly you'll find out on the engine bay. Ask your sales guy, he'll show it to you.

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I have booked a white Punto 1.3 MJD Emotion from KHT Fiat Caffe, Domlur, Bengaluru.
Going to the stockyard tomorrow morning for PDI.
I have gone through the TeamBHP PDI document and think it is more than enough in terms of normal vehicle condition check and documents etc.

The only concern I have is regarding the Odometer.
The SA says the vehicle would be a March, 2014 one. Even if the Odo shows say 20 kms, is there an easy way to know it hasn't been used for test drives etc.?
Any help appreciated.
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The only concern I have is regarding the Odometer.
The SA says the vehicle would be a March, 2014 one. Even if the Odo shows say 20 kms, is there an easy way to know it hasn't been used for test drives etc.?
Any help appreciated.
Hi there,
20KM on Odo is acceptable. The car needs to be driven from Factory to truck to stockyard and then to showroom. IMO you needn't worry.

You can check the tyre treads/clutch break pedal to see if its worn out. You can check if any sign of patched dents or color.

Good luck and scorch miles ahead.
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The only concern I have is regarding the Odometer.The SA says the vehicle would be a March, 2014 one. Even if the Odo shows say 20 kms, is there an easy way to know it hasn't been used for test drives etc.?
There is a H symbol which appears in the odometer confirming that the car hasnt run more than 200 kms. If it were used as a test vehicle then definitely the H would have disappeared. I am not aware if there is any other way to fiddle with the odometer reading.

If you follow the PDI (Exhaustive) you will come to know more about the car. I hope you already have the VIN no, cross check this to confirm the date of manufacture.
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Thanks a ton Arunshek n ghodlur.

But nevermind, I got myself a Red Punto instead.
I went to the stockyard as planned. There were two Feb stock pearl whites washed and ready for PDI. But, then I also took a look at an April, 2014 red one, and there was no looking back. It wasn't cleaned for PDI, but then I guess, that's even better to do a PDI on. You get to see the lady before the make-up's applied. I had the TeamBHP checklist in mind and covered pretty much everything. She had 29kms on the Odo, everything on the inside was pretty cleanup, no damp smell inside, AC worked fine, engine sounded great, both at idle and when revved, under the bonnet stuff was very clean, no dust, no rust on any metallic parts, tyres still had the rubber spikey extensions on them and all other parts looked new. Only thing, I could not check the underbody as they did not have a ramp to lift the car. It was a normal outdoor stockyard.

I finalised it and got the delivery on 28th May along with number plate.
The Odo now reads 107kms ( I am proud, considering this is my first car and I just had some driving lessons before in Jan).
I will try to start an ownership thread, with photos, if I get enough time after spending time with her.

Cheers
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But nevermind, I got myself a Red Punto instead.

I could not check the underbody as they did not have a ramp to lift the car. It was a normal outdoor stockyard.

I finalised it and got the delivery on 28th May along with number plate.
Congrats on getting the latest piece of beauty fresh from the production line. Love this car very much when looks are considered. How I wish F.A.S.S was good to trust and reliablewhen we were buying cars.

29 kms on odometer is very good and you have followed the PDI using T-BHP checklist then no issues at all.

Happy mile munching & Scorch The Tarmac.

Anurag.

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I had a horrible experience with my delivery of Swift Dzire 2 years back which I would like to share.
It was basically the accessories which I ordered along with the car.
I had ordered an 3M Re 50 film in side and black glasses but I was shocked to see that it was cs 30 that they installed, along with this shock I saw that the art leather seat covers were loose on corners and were not fitted properly. I got so crazy that I shouted at them and got the films immediately changed along with the fitting for the seat covers. After some 2 hours of waiting and inspection I was finally relaxed but this horrible experience I will never forget in my life.
Thanks to paramount motors mira road.
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This article was of great help to me .I took print out of this before taking delivery of my fathers Volkswagen Polo TDi HL and my Renault Duster RXL Plus.

As per advise ,I did thorough pre delivery inspection before they took the cars for temporary registration.

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Ok. I wanted to book a Honda Brio, and told them that I would like to see the car in their stockyard. They have cars in stock, but they are not aggreeing to let me see it in the yard. Is this a common custom with Honda or should I change my dealer?
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Ok. I wanted to book a Honda Brio, and told them that I would like to see the car in their stockyard. They have cars in stock, but they are not aggreeing to let me see it in the yard. Is this a common custom with Honda or should I change my dealer?
There must be some reason as to which they are not letting you have a look at the car in their stockyard. Why don't you ask them. I guess it:

-> Could be a lemon or any kind of issue that the dealer wants to palm off without any fuss

Advice you to tell this dealer to show the car in the yard first and only then will you proceed with the booking / purchase else tell them directly that you'll visit another dealer for the Brio. This should get them in track.

OT: if possible take someone with you to assist during the PDI. Do a through one. All the best.

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Ok. I wanted to book a Honda Brio, and told them that I would like to see the car in their stockyard. They have cars in stock, but they are not aggreeing to let me see it in the yard. Is this a common custom with Honda or should I change my dealer?
I was able to take a look at the brio in their yard. but dealer did not have the key to take a closer look. said it was with watchman who has gone to tea blah blah :P
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