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Old 29th April 2008, 10:28   #61
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8. Gift: Take a token gift along for the sales guy.
very informative, cheers mate. One question, what kind of gift you guys take to the sales guy. I am going to take my car today, bit confused on what gift and if it is normal in Kochi
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very informative, cheers mate. One question, what kind of gift you guys take to the sales guy. I am going to take my car today, bit confused on what gift and if it is normal in Kochi
Not the gift, but the thought that counts . Take along a token pen / shirt / perfume / idol (God) or something on similar lines.
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Not the gift, but the thought that counts .
Thanks GTO, I did and the guys were quite happy
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Default How to validate Chassis/Engine number ???

I have recently booked 1.6 Fiesta zxi P but registration is not yet done. I have come to know the engine/chassis number of my car. Now can anyone (I have already read about this in this forum only but can't locate it now) please explain me how I can get the manufacturing date of my car from the chassis number?

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Looking for PDI check list for tata safari
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Do dealers do a WB/WA when doing PDI? Is it important that this is carried out at the time of delivery? I know the vehicle has not been run and the chances are low, but what if there is a problem with the manufacturing or damage before delivery? Unless a WB/WA is done before PDI every problem in this area will be pointed as a customer problem....any thoughts?
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Nope Madhav, AFAIK most dealers don't perform wheel balancing / alignment in the PDI. I guess it comes all set from the factory.
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Do dealers do a WB/WA when doing PDI? Is it important that this is carried out at the time of delivery? I know the vehicle has not been run and the chances are low, but what if there is a problem with the manufacturing or damage before delivery? Unless a WB/WA is done before PDI every problem in this area will be pointed as a customer problem....any thoughts?
If you want to cover that also, get it done before taking delivery. No harm. Actually it is a good idea. The way these cars are driven from the yard to the showroom, you never know how many potholes the car had to endure.
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Old 27th August 2008, 12:12   #69
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Further to the tips mentioned, pls ensure that all the tyres (including the spare wheel) are of the same make & their manufacturing month & year is the same.

Also, note the details of the battery (mfg. date & year) & brand.

Do not compromise for cheaper brands forboth battery & tyres.

I can not restrict myself from sharing an experience when we had bought our Maruri 800 MPFI. For the shortlisted colour, there were two options : 1 fitted with the Lucas (India) & another with Densu (Japan) MPFI kits. We went for the Densu, whereas the serviceman was insisting for Lucas (India) stating that the Lucas would be better in future. But I insisted for Densu for reasons: 1) cost was same, 2) it was from Japan - well worsed with Suzuki, 3) in any case when MPFI kit goes wrong, it needs to replaced (can not be repaired). Did I do right thing? Pls. revert
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I never knew that you are allowed to visit the yard pre registration, thanks for this tip. it is really useful!!!
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Well mate my understanding is that this charge is mentioned at various places by various names such as Number Plate and Handling , Service Charge for Registration etc this is simply because bribe to RTO does not look nice on paper , out of 6104 some figure will be for actual Metal number plate may be 104 and rest for the "handling charges"

Well in case I am wrong here I would be happy to stand corrected
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In my invoice for Alto Lxi, there is a charge of Rs. 6104 as permanent Registration Charges, can somebody tell me is this the road tax ?
How it is calculated ???
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How I wish I had joined T-BHP before I bought my car.
Though I didn't have any bad experience as such, but after going through the posts , I realized that it was sheer luck!! And there was absolutely nothing from my side that could save me had there been some serious flaw!

A great list and highly recommended one, first time buyer or otherwise.
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Well mate my understanding is that this charge is mentioned at various places by various names such as Number Plate and Handling , Service Charge for Registration etc this is simply because bribe to RTO does not look nice on paper , out of 6104 some figure will be for actual Metal number plate may be 104 and rest for the "handling charges"

Well in case I am wrong here I would be happy to stand corrected

My dealer was pretty upfront with me, I paid cash :P, the good thing is the RTO ppl threw in a good number
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It really helps !
thanking the sales staff and giving a gift to the sales person is really a good idea! you can get back to him for any help and he will help you with a smile!!!

I did this when i got my Honda Activa 2 wheeler , when i wanted to sell it a few months later , this same person helped me in selling it to some customer who had come to the dealership for a new vehicle !!!!
got a great price for it !! did not loose more than 2k

Really Works!!!
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I have booked a i10 magna. delivery is some time away (15 days). i am planning to go the yard for a pre-registration check. thanks to t-bhp. the showroom people were pretty suprised. i plan to look for
1. body line
2. odometer
3. any damage etc.
4. battery / tyre dates.
how do i check the manufacturing date/month of i10
am i allowed a test drive?
anything else to look for?

Last edited by drkunaldas : 5th January 2009 at 19:47. Reason: sentence correction
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