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Old 15th June 2011, 13:05   #151
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Just got my ANHC VIN
But according to the decoder it is a FEB 2011 model
But the sales rep said he is ordering a fresh one for me.
I am real upset now ~ Someone please confirm so that i can tear the guy apart.
MAKGM 264 BBN 200***
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Old 15th June 2011, 13:12   #152
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But according to the decoder it is a FEB 2011 model
MAKGM 264 BBN 200***
Yes you are right, its a Feb 2011 model.
Bashup that person.

Edit: BTW ask them for the form 22 and the delivery note for that vehicle. That will ensure when the vehicle was delivered to the dealer.
If its just delivered to the dealer, IMO then 70K discount is still may be acceptable for this car.

Check this out as guideline-

MAK = HONDA SIEL CARS INDIA LTD (HSCI)
GM2 = SOHC 16 Valve i-VTEC
Displacement : 1.496 cc
6 = 4Door Sedan , Automatic Transmission
4 = Grade
B = Feb
B = 2011
N = Noida Plant
200XXX = Serial Number

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Old 15th June 2011, 14:06   #153
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I got the last 2 characters '*E" - this translates to May .

Please let me know if this if rght.

Regards .... Namit

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Hi Wildon,
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I have this VIN NUmber MALAN51CMBM930105 from my dealer for the new I10 which I have booked.

I have been able to decode that this is 2011 make. Not able to get the other details.
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But, getting my father to search for the entire number, through phone instructions did not work out.
MA3EKKD1500704901.
Read/see from the below link to locate the position of Chassis Number/VIN in Swift/Dzire vehicle

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post2030368 (Finding the VIN & manufacturing date/year on Indian cars)

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MALAN51CMBM930105
MODEL NAME : i10 ASTA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA2 VTVT
ENGLINE NUMBER : G4LABM686122
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 4 SPEED AUTOMATIC
PRODUCTION DATE : 26.05.2011
COLOR : ICE SILVER

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Just got my ANHC VIN
But according to the decoder it is a FEB 2011 model

MAKGM 264 BBN 200***
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Yes you are right, its a Feb 2011 model.
Edit: BTW ask them for the form 22 and the delivery note for that vehicle. That will ensure when the vehicle was delivered to the dealer.
If its just delivered to the dealer, IMO then 70K discount is still may be acceptable for this car.
Check those document which 'Remington' is saying.
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Yes you are right, its a Feb 2011 model.
Bashup that person.

Edit: BTW ask them for the form 22 and the delivery note for that vehicle. That will ensure when the vehicle was delivered to the dealer.
If its just delivered to the dealer, IMO then 70K discount is still may be acceptable for this car.

Check this out as guideline-

MAK = HONDA SIEL CARS INDIA LTD (HSCI)
GM2 = SOHC 16 Valve i-VTEC
Displacement : 1.496 cc
6 = 4Door Sedan , Automatic Transmission
4 = Grade
B = Feb
B = 2011
N = Noida Plant
200XXX = Serial Number
Thanks @RemingtonSteele

I called up The other Honda dealer too and asked for availability
he said that he has a V AT (non leather grade) in stock. Delivered to them in mid May. and the production of that vehicle is April 2011

Now what i have realised is that the leather grade model was not hot of the shelves. So the Feb production maybe justified.

I have followed your advice and asked the sales rep to send me a scanned copy of the order and confirmation from Honda.
According to him our vehicle is in transit.
Let's hope he's telling the truth.
Thanks once again.
Drive Safe!
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Old 28th June 2011, 11:36   #156
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Pay full without VIN?

Guys,

I'm in the process of buying a Fabia. The situation is like the sales guy is asking me to deposit the cheque for the rest of the payment today itself so the they can deliver the car on my day (i.e. 2nd July). The problem I'm sensing is that they don't have the VIN yet, and keep convincing me that the car has been out from the Chakan plant, but unfortunately the system is down and they are unable to get the VIN for me! He says the if you can deposit the cheque today, it will be cleared in couple of days and only after that they can proceed for the further process like Registration etc. so that the car will be delivered on my expected day. Their reasoning seems okay, but I'm not convinced simply because its Skoda.

For me getting it on 2nd July is important (family b'day), but I'm not trusting those guys (not bad experience, just gut feeling) and believe that even if I would pay the full amount today, whats the guarantee that delivery would not be delayed? FYI, The sales guy is gentle and has co-operated till date.

Please let me know is it okay to handover the cheque in this situation and trust them (Skoda)? Or better wait and let the delivery be delayed. Any other options too very welcome!

Many Thanks in advanced.
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Hi Wildon,

Could you please decode this VIN for me. MALBB51RLBM305444

Thanks in advance.

Ram.
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Pay full without VIN?
Its not recommended to pay in full without physically checking the Vehicle. Its better wait and proceed.

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MALBB51RLBM305444
MODEL NAME : i20 ASTA
ENGINE TYPE : 1.4L U2
ENGINE NUMBER : D4FCBU956367
FUEL TYPE : DIESEL
TRANSMISSION : 6 SPEED MANUAL
PRODUCTION DATE : 19.05.2011
COLOR : BERRY RED
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^
Thanks Wildon, will run to you with VIN when available.

Till now he didn't get the VIN, in addition to the system/server down excuse, he adds that usually it comes bit later for Fabia as per his boss!

The car should be there into the stockyard tonight and hopefully I would inspect it tomorrow and pay then, but for faster processing (to deliver it on the committed day) he is now asking to pay through Demand Draft (DD). Any catch in paying by DD?

Well, as you recommended I've planned to wait and may be even delay the delivery, but now it looks like I will get it on time. Fingers crossed!
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Hi Wildon,

Can you please help get more details for this Ford Figo. I have decoded it to be a June 2011 car. Can you please help with other details please.

MAJ1HHMRJ1BY54611

Many thanks.
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The car should be there into the stockyard tonight and hopefully I would inspect it tomorrow and pay then, but for faster processing (to deliver it on the committed day) he is now asking to pay through Demand Draft (DD). Any catch in paying by DD?
I had paid amount in full by cheque against a receipt prior to delivery at Jai Auto in New Delhi and faced no issues regarding delivery on promised date. Hope you will have a similar experience.

Fabia VIN is on the left hand side of windshield and can be seen from outside. VIN can be decoded online at octinfo.com - Škoda Octavia info
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I just cleared my paying by DD confusion, just in case anybody is interested to know it,
DD is issue by a Bank and is prepaid! So the thing is that people trusts more on a Bank than an individual. A cheque can be dishonored for insufficient amount in your account, but a DD being a prepaid instrument cannot!

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I had paid amount in full by cheque against a receipt prior to delivery at Jai Auto in New Delhi and faced no issues regarding delivery on promised date. Hope you will have a similar experience.

Fabia VIN is on the left hand side of windshield and can be seen from outside. VIN can be decoded online at octinfo.com - Škoda Octavia info
Thanks rajcs for the wishes and sharing the link,
Yep, I've also bookmarked several VIN Decoder sites and got Wildon's appointment with the hope of getting the VIN by tomorrow!
Its like they are not having the VIN even they claim to have the car by tonight, that make me bit skeptical in paying whole amount.

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MAJ1HHMRJ1BY54611
Its actually MAJ1XXMRJ1BY54611

Build Date: 23.06.2011
Vehicle Line: Figo
Body Style: 5 Door Saloon
Series: Series 30
Engine: 1.4L Duratorq-TDCi (68PS) - DV
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Transaxle - B5/IB5
Drive: RHD FWD
Axle Ratio: 3.82
Emission: Stage IV Emissions
Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning
Paint: Diamond White 73
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File Type: pdf MAJ1XXMRJ1BY54611.pdf (29.1 KB, 427 views)

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Hi Wildon,

As promised the sales man has given me the VIN today. Tried with Octinfo.com and it seems to be May 2011 manufactured one from, of course Pune only. Can you please decode it for more information.

TMBFDE5J1BG016716

Thanks in advance.
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TMBFDE5J1BG016716
Fabia - Elegance
Date of production - 07.05.2011

detailed report will attach later today.
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