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Old 8th June 2015, 20:59   #481
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Oh my God!

Wish I had read this a week ago. I had booked a Honda Brio from "Peninsular" in Trivandrum, Kerala. I had personally gone to the yard and inspected all cars. There was a 2015 Feb made Brio and an April made Brio (Thanks to VIN thread in TBHP). I insisted the sales guy that I need the April one. All deal done and next day he registered the vehicle. I couldn't take it from dealer for a week due to auspicious reasons. When I went there a day before delivery, thunder struck. Sales guy told me that the April made model had some ac compressor issue ( a brand car parked in yard!!?) and hence they have registered the Feb model in my name. I was shattered beyond words by the breach of trust. I said I don't want this car but he apologised a lot and said since the registration is done nothing can be done. I finally agreed to take a 3 month old car for a 1 month fresh one. If only I had known that till we sign the papers we can still reject the offer.

I will spread the word to anyone who wants to buy a car, to go through this thread.

I personally don't have issues with a couple of months old car. What hurt me was the breach of trust and the audacity they showed to hide it from me till the last minute, when I couldn't say no.

Never again.

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Old 10th June 2015, 17:07   #482
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Dear All,
A small doubt - As mentioned in the above thread - the CAR is Feb 2015 made. I bought it end of last month.

The dealers however have charged me the new cost wef 01-Apr-2015.

Is it right that the dealer charged me FY2015 price for the care made in Feb 2015 (last FY)?
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...get the VIN decoded here on the forum...
As per the decoder for Hyundai,the article mentions 19 characters.
The VIN for both my cars has 17 characters.
I checked on the body as well as the RC card and it is indeed 17 characters.
I have an i10 and i20.
Both VINs begin with MALxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Any suggestions as to how I can decode my VINs ??

Thanks

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Dear All,
A small doubt - As mentioned in the above thread - the CAR is Feb 2015 made. I bought it end of last month.

The dealers however have charged me the new cost wef 01-Apr-2015.

Is it right that the dealer charged me FY2015 price for the care made in Feb 2015 (last FY)?
Be it any month manufactured, rates prevailing during delivery will be applied.

This is the rule that most dealers follow and IIRC the booking document will have this as a disclaimer. Check it.
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Thank you a4anurag!
And I guess, 3 months old car at the time of delivery is kind of Ok?
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Dear All,

I took delivery of my Polo on 12th June from Volkswagen North. While taking the handover of the documents, i was informed that PUC is not required for a new car. i was told that the invoice along with a PUC sticker in the windscreen. Also i got divergent views that the same would be valid for 6 months / 12 months from various people in the sales team. Do let me know if I should demand a certificate or does the sticker on the windscreen suffice ?
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Do let me know if I should demand a certificate or does the sticker on the windscreen suffice ?
Congratulations Abhisek for the Polo first of all.

Here in Hyderabad, the first year from purchase has the PUC valid after which one needs to renew it every 6 months.

I guess it is OK for you to go ahead and drive around with the windshield sticker.
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Oh my God!

Wish I had read this a week ago. I had booked a Honda Brio from "Peninsular" in Trivandrum, Kerala. I had personally gone to the yard and inspected all cars.

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Some points that can be done to make sure that the dealer does not take advantage of you. These are the lessons learned from by Brio purchase from sales crooks at Peninsular Honda, Trivandrum.

(I am not sure if these points are covered already, in that case, mods please remove the post)

1. Finalize the car you plan to buy.
2. Go to multiple dealers in your area (if possible try going to next town as well) and check if they have the car in stock.
3. If they do, make sure you go to the yard and check all cars and check the VIN (https://www.team-bhp.com/advice/find...anufacture-vin)
4. Make sure you note down the VIN of the most recently manufactured car and tell the dealer that you want this particular car( and not the older ones in stock)
5. Before paying the advance amount - tell the dealer that you need a letter from them confirming the booking for the car with the latest VIN. (Make sure the VIN is on the letter)
6. Usually the dealers register the car only after you make the full payment.
Make the final payment only on the day of registration. (temp / permanent)
When you pay the full amount - tell the dealer that you would like to see the car with before registration, with all the documents required for the same. Make sure it is the same car and the documents have the VIN of the car you had chosen.
7. Post Reg, double check.
8. Congratz- you got the car you chose.

Cheers,
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How should the payment process be handled?

1) full payment
2) PDI check, before registration

or

1) PDI check, before registration, then
2) full payment

a bit confused.
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How should the payment process be handled?

1) full payment
2) PDI check, before registration

or

1) PDI check, before registration, then
2) full payment

a bit confused.
Always Process No. 2.

Check the car thoroughly using the PDI check list, after you are satisfied then give the dealership the green signal to prepare the car for delivery.

Once the car is ready they will ask you to complete the payment and once that is done, the car will be handed over to you.

But before taking the car delivery and signing the dotted line, check it once again and then take it.
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The dealer is insisting on full payment first, then he will allow to do the pdi. I've not opted for any loans, payment would be through private funding. Any inputs on how to take this ahead.
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The dealer is insisting on full payment first, then he will allow to do the pdi. I've not opted for any loans, payment would be through private funding. Any inputs on how to take this ahead.
Which car and dealership is this that you are going to? Be stern on getting your PDI or else tell them you'll cancel the booking.

Why not try another dealership in your city?
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No confusion first PDI and then money, that is the only way to go.

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How should the payment process be handled?

1) PDI check, before registration, then
2) full payment


What's stopping you from standing your ground? Is this the only dealer in the entire World who has the car you want? Presuming that it is the case, even then hold your ground and tell him in clear words that if he wants your business he has to go your way else he can go fish.

Remember all car dealers even if they are known to one are just big bullies. They will be intimidating and generally people will give in. However the moment one stands firm and pushes back they will surrender with tails between their legs.
One does not have to be rude or call them names or shout or anything just have to be consistent with your ask and be decent but firm. Does the trick every time.

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The dealer is insisting on full payment first, then he will allow to do the pdi. I've not opted for any loans, payment would be through private funding. Any inputs on how to take this ahead.
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@a4anurag: booked the Polo GT TSI, dealership Global Gallerie Thane.
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@a4anurag: booked the Polo GT TSI, dealership Global Gallerie Thane.
Oh. Visit another dealership and get things going your way or tell them you'll cancel the booking. Your hard earned money when is being put on a car, you have all rights to check it before you buy it.

IF NOT ask the dealership to give it in writing that "anything wrong with the car, you'll have to get a replacement as they didn't allow to do your PDI!"
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