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Old 14th August 2015, 23:24   #511
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Apologies for posting without researching...just read in depth about new cars with surface rust being "Very very common". This was around page 2x on this thread itself plus other threads on the site. Think, I will live with it, call it a sense of trust...worse case, I will have it replaced...I am able to afford the whole car, surely I can afford a few of its components.
Apologies for replying to my own post...but I think its necessary to close the loop on the surface rust of cast iron parts query many likely have, especially if car is purchased during monsoon.

Today, when I visited the showroom, as promised, the salesperson took me along to show another car getting ready for delivery. That car has the exact same rust in the same part/area, and he was clearly enthused to open as many bonnets as I wished. I desisted.

Clearly its a property of cast iron parts during monsoon and as stated elsewhere, "the surface is kept uncoated to help dissipate heat naturally". Apologies, if I misled anyone...and a sincere thanks to those who supported through their replies.

You kept me sane yesterday!
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Old 14th August 2015, 23:39   #512
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Clearly its a property of cast iron parts during monsoon and as stated elsewhere, "the surface is kept uncoated to help dissipate heat naturally"
Exactly, from the photograph you've shared, the rusted part appears to be exhaust manifold and in most of the vehicles it is kept uncoated to help dissipate the heat. Have noticed this in many new vehicles.

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Around 10 days back I took delivery of my new car, a VW Polo petrol (Highline). I had done a thorough PDI and delivery inspection of the car and except for a 90km on the odometer, nothing seemed amiss. On the kms, the SA clarified that the cars are brought from stockyard, which is quite far off and hence the high number. Given that it was not in three digits, I did not bother too much.

The car carries the manufacturing date of May 2015 (checked VIN) and is of 2014 model. The delivery was taken in August 2015, resulting in a gap of ~3 months.

Now, a couple of things I noticed that led to a niggling thought that the car is not exactly new (maybe a demo model). Let me list out the observations and the counter arguments that I've been having with myself all this time. I'd really appreciate if the knowledgeable members can guide me in this regard.

Just to set some context, I'd also like to say upfront that I'm new to cars, this being the first car purchase, ever in my immediate family. I am new to driving and still polishing my driving skills after an almost month long course in MDS.

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1) 90km on odometer at PDI; 91 at delivery
2) missing plastic seat covers at the time of PDI and delivery; although the seats did not exactly look used or dirty
3) the key appeared a little used and does not have that new car shine. I could some see minor scratches on the plastic portion
4) The other day I was connecting my phone through BT (post delivery) and found out name of two other phones that were previously connected. Might have been the guys at dealership, not sure.

I showed the keys to the dealer and they insisted that all keys look like this. I had a look at other keys and they seemed a tad shiny and scratch free. On this, the dealer offered to clean up the keys, which we eventually accepted given that
changing was not an option they gave.

Now, when I did the PDI, the car had white sticker on the roof and it appeared like any other car at stockyard that I have seen on Team-bhp ownership threads. And which is why at no stage I felt any thing fishy in the process.

So, first things first, am I being a little too paranoid in thinking that I've been duped in some way? I'm sorry I'm absolutely new to all this and hence the doubt. And secondly, if there is some thing wrong then what should be the next course of action?

Note to Mods: I'd request you to move it to the appropriate thread in case this is not the right place to raise such concerns.

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Old 28th August 2015, 18:40   #514
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Very useful information. Never knew I had to do a pre-registration check. I have spoken to the dealer and will be visiting their stockyard tomorrow to inspect the car.

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After implmentation of LBT there must be some changes to the documents handed over by the dealer. Earlier we used to get an Octroi certificate, with LBT this documents will not be available. What is the best way to verify that the dealer has actually paid LBT for the amount that has been charged to us?
I would request member who took car delivery mid to late after 2012 in Mumbai/Thane/Pune to please list out the documents handed over by the dealer.
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I have scheduled my PDI tomorrow, but the sales-rep is saying that I can only inspect the car from outside, and he will not have permission to have the key. Is that something which is practised by the dealers?

It is Dakshin Honda Bangalore.
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I have scheduled my PDI tomorrow, but the sales-rep is saying that I can only inspect the car from outside, and he will not have permission to have the key. Is that something which is practised by the dealers?

It is Dakshin Honda Bangalore.
Ask for the keys,they gave me the keys and I even got to start the engine to check for any noise.Only thing I didn't do was driving.BTW make sure to write down the VIN and chassis number and check for any minor scratches.
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I have scheduled my PDI tomorrow, but the sales-rep is saying that I can only inspect the car from outside, and he will not have permission to have the key. Is that something which is practised by the dealers?

It is Dakshin Honda Bangalore.
Hello Arindam,
I see that this varies from dealer to dealer. In my case we even got the car up the hydraulic arm to check the underbody, also all the internal electronic equipment was thoroughly checked, including music system, blue&me, aircon, USB, aux ports and all kinds of lights. All through the physical examination we had the car running in idle (expect for the time when it went up the hydraulic arm).
The dealer shared the VIN number a few days in advance and during PDI the SA showed the VIN stamped in 3 locations as a confirmation.
I would suggest be gentle and by this time if you have built enough rapport they would be fine bending some of their rules.

All the best !!

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I have scheduled my PDI tomorrow, but the sales-rep is saying that I can only inspect the car from outside, and he will not have permission to have the key. Is that something which is practised by the dealers?

It is Dakshin Honda Bangalore.
We picked up our new Brio last week. We were allowed to drive the car for a short distance before it went for registration. They were open to us taking a small spin at the PDI stage as well (we declined since the technicians were polishing the car).

PS: Escalate it to their sales head. That should fix your problem.

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Sharing my experiences regarding my PDI i.e.
a) The Odometer has clocked 73 kms.
b) The exterior of the car was not clean as it is was kept out in the open. But i did not come across any scratches.
c) Confirmed the the VIN number on the car.
d) Started the car to check the NVH. But did not check each internal electronic equipment.

I hope this was sufficient and i did not miss out of any critical aspects.
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I did pre-registration inspection for wife's Celerio Auto today. Though everything else was fine, I noticed a strange issue there.

The temperature sensor was stuck at 23 C and refused to change. The technician there said that it was inside temperature (which was close to 32 C or more) and when it didn't change for quite some time, I am not sure if the temperature sensor is faulty/disconnected there. This is the only grey Celerio they have as of now - so not sure if we should change our preferred colour or wait longer -waiting might mean pushing billing to next month and probably changing bill amount as well.
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Is sales certificate provided by dealer to customer at the time of delivery, or is it requirement for Registration authority only?
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Is sales certificate provided by dealer to customer at the time of delivery, or is it requirement for Registration authority only?
By the sales certificate, do you mean Trade Certificate which is issued by the manufacturer to the dealership during shipment of cars from factory premises to the dealers yard.
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In the afternoon when I called the dealership Sales Head, he mentioned that my car has landed in their stockyard yesterday night and today they are going to do the PDI. I immediately hopped on this opportunity and told him that I would be doing the PDI as well at their stockyard. He said that normally they don't allow customers in their stockyard, but would arrange their driver to take me through the car. Went there @ 02:30pm, their person took me inside and spotted the car. He said that he will give it for PDI and I can do my PDI there itself. Here are some pics of my Molten Orange T8

The Technician doing the PDI


The Technician inspecting the right side of the car


Right side B pillar came with black cladding


Left side B pillar came without black cladding


The first scratch spotted during PDI


The Technician at the wheel during PDI test drive



The sales head assured me that both the above issues (missing B pillar black cladding and scratch) will be fixed in the stockyard PDI. I am not worried about the small scratch, but wonder how can a newly launched car come out of the factory without the B pillar blackened. What were the final inspection folks @ M&M's Chakan plant doing when this car rolled out of the assembly line. Hope M&M is not going the XUV way due to increased demand, wherein production took priority and quality went for a toss, resulting in the lengthy XUV niggles thread.
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Hi guys,

My dealer (He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-Until-I-am-sure-he-is-messing-with-me) is giving me the wrong vibe. Here is the story:

* I enquired about the All New Honda City 2015 and closed in on VX MT
* Got him to give me in writing that I will not take a car that is more than a month old manufactured and without PDI
* Did not sign on any RTO forms (quick thinking. Self pat on back)
* Paid booking amount of 21k and discussed that delivery will take a month
* Got a call+mail 2 days later saying car is on the way (Red flag #1)
* Asked for VIN to check manufacturing date. Got the last 6 digits
* On further enquiry he tells me its 2015 manufactured. I call BS and tell him to give me full VIN and show me the car
* He is still circling around the VIN issue and acting innocent that VIN is only 6 digits etc. Sent him a photo of a VIN of a Honda City.


Now my question is what do you think is going on? Should I just skip this car and get a next batch or dump the dealer altogether. The dealer is very reputed and I am totally surprised by this behaviour. It seems to me like:

* He has old car lying around and wants to get rid of it (Does that even happen with City stock?)
* Has a damaged car that no one has been buying

Help please.
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