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Old 4th November 2014, 10:44   #1951
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Hi,

I was informed by a sales guy(one Mr Neel) of Elite Ford Bangalore, that till March of next year, all vehicles carry manufacturing year as previous year. What he meant to say was that irrespective of when I book (potentially) the Ecosport, whether in November 2014 or February 2015, the car that will be delivered will be a 2014 batch car. One has to book after March 2015 to get a 2015 batch vehicle.

Is this true for all vehicles or is it a case off with Ford(who anyways have a slow delivery schedule)?

Anyone having experienced this or otherwise?

Reason I am flummoxed is because, if I place an order on 10th March 2015, how will Ford deliver me a vehicle manufactured in 2014?

Do they build big stocks in December and clear it in first three months of the year?

Or, is this manufacturing date (year and month combo) on VIN, something they can manipulate?

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Old 5th November 2014, 07:12   #1952
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I was informed by a sales guy(one Mr Neel) of Elite Ford Bangalore,

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Hello Harsh,

This is 100% baseless information. Companies plan their inventory properly to ensure they have the minimal number of cars left in stock towards the end of the year as they very well know that many customers prefer to buy a car only in the new year rather than year end.
This is the same reason why we have discounts and many goodies thrown by dealers towards the end of the year to lure customers. It is also a well know fact that in Jan & Feb dealers offer huge cash discounts and freebies to clear the previous year models.
In most of these cases the customer is informed about the model clearly ( We do have many dealers who take the unsuspecting customers for a ride though ).We also have some folks who wait until Jan to buy the previous year models and the extract the maximum from the dealer ( I have read on this forum where people benefited from discounts upto 1 L on some specific models )

In this case the sales rep is clearly trying to push you to buy a car in Nov or Dec to make an additional incentive for himself by providing incorrect information.

Please try a different dealer.

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Hello Harsh,

This is 100% baseless information. Companies plan their inventory properly to ensure they have the minimal number of cars left in stock towards the end of the year as they very well know that many customers prefer to buy a car only in the new year rather than year end.
This is the same reason why we have discounts and many goodies thrown by dealers towards the end of the year to lure customers. It is also a well know fact that in Jan & Feb dealers offer huge cash discounts and freebies to clear the previous year models.
In most of these cases the customer is informed about the model clearly ( We do have many dealers who take the unsuspecting customers for a ride though ).We also have some folks who wait until Jan to buy the previous year models and the extract the maximum from the dealer ( I have read on this forum where people benefited from discounts upto 1 L on some specific models )

In this case the sales rep is clearly trying to push you to buy a car in Nov or Dec to make an additional incentive for himself by providing incorrect information.

Please try a different dealer.

Cheers,
pdma.
Thought so myself. The doubt I had in my mind was the same as you said - sales teams do offer discounts running into Jan and Feb. So, this does mean that even if you book something in January(unless you have read team bhp pages carefully about VIN), you are quite likely to get a previous model itself.

Since, Ecosport team on one hand is brandishing a 4 month waiting period (or even more) I was under the impression that their demand is more than supply. They will only start making a car post an order normally in such a scenario.

However, if I am placing an order on 2015 and getting a car manufactured in 2014 after a 3-4 month waiting period it means that the problem is not in manufacturing but, sending the vehicle from warehouse to showroom.

Although I too feel it's sales trick to push me into buying now but, then won't a smart sales guy then say that you will get your car within a month from now rather than in February or March?
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Hi all,

Is there any help / content available on how to decode the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) for Force Vehicles?

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Although I too feel it's sales trick to push me into buying now but, then won't a smart sales guy then say that you will get your car within a month from now rather than in February or March?
Hello Harsh,

We are definitely clear that this was a lame trick ,not sure what the SA had in mind when making these statements. Hence we will never know or infact we need not spend time to know as well because , as per me they just made some over the top statements to a potential customer and lost him.

Lets check with another dealer and Iam sure you will get a better response .

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Hi all,

Is there any help / content available on how to decode the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) for Force Vehicles?

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Hello Coolman,

I did spend some time to look for this information after your post , however did not come across any so far.
By any chance do you have the VIN number handy if yes , kindly share the same so that we can try to draw some reference and see if we can get some details from the number.

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By any chance do you have the VIN number handy if yes , kindly share the same so that we can try to draw some reference and see if we can get some details from the number.

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Thanks. This is for a friend of mine.

I have asked him to see if he can get those VINs. Not sure if he has already selected one by now.
Nothing much available on the net though. Looks like they aren't selling many.
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Hi guys,

I need some help with decoding this Mahindra VIN. Appreciate if one of you could please help me with this!

Manufacturer: M&M
VIN: MA1YT2HJUE6J18598

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I need some help with decoding this Mahindra VIN. Appreciate if one of you could please help me with this!

Manufacturer: M&M
VIN: MA1YT2HJUE6J18598

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Manufactured in September of 2014
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Manufacturer: M&M
VIN: MA1YT2HJUE6J18598

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Thank You Prakhar .

Adding a few more details.

The Vehicle is XUV 500 - 2 WD

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I need early help in decoding this VIN,
MAJAXXMRKAEB28316 OF Ecosport for confirming this vehicle.
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I need early help in decoding this VIN,
MAJAXXMRKAEB28316 OF Ecosport for confirming this vehicle.
Based on 11th and 12th digits of VIN, this should be a Sep 14 made car.
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Safari Storme EX - Pearl White
VIN: MAT617021ENJ07632

From the first page, i could figure out that it is Sep' 2014 make. Is it fine to take a Sep manufactured car in November?

Can someone help me with any other details from the VIN? Maybe to confirm EX and body color?
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VIN No. MA1YT4HJUE6J10925. XUV500 W8 AWD. Request urgent help to decode it.
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VIN No. MA1YT4HJUE6J10925. XUV500 W8 AWD. Request urgent help to decode it.
VIN: MA1 YT4HJ U E 6 J10925


Manufacturer: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
Manufacturer address: Gateway Building, Apollo Bundar, Bombay MH 400039
Product type: 4wd Vehicles & Light Commercial Veh
Make: Not known
Check digit: U
Model year: 2014
Plant code: India
Sequential number: J10925
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Thanks a Ton for your prompt reply Micrographics. Could you please confirm Month of Manufacturing?
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