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Old 21st March 2015, 09:25   #2041
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Perhaps it's an "8"
If you assume the eleventh character to be '8', then it's August 2013 model.

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Does anyone have an opinion about buying this older model as it has been sitting with the dealer for over a year?
Fluence looks very stylish but it doesn't sell in good numbers for Renault. It's almost close to 20 months i.e. ~ 2 years old sitting with the dealer (if assumed as August 2013 make) and my opinion is not to go for it even though you might get at an attractive price with freebies.

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Could you please help me decode this VIN for Ford Ecosport? Got this today from the dealer. Thanks!!

MAJAXXMRKAFD22915
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MAJAXXMRKAFD22915
Congrats ! It's March 2015 model. The eleventh character 'F' stands for the year 2015 and twelfth character 'D' stands for the March month.
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Could you please help me decode this VIN for Ford Ecosport? Got this today from the dealer. Thanks!!

MAJAXXMRKAFD22915
https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleSelection.do
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Hi,

I have noticed that the VW chasis number is no longer starting with WVW but MEX. I believe the VIN decoding article too needs to changes to reflect this as it currently says all VW chasis numbers start with WVW.

Mods, can you pls do the needful
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Have booked a Polo GT TSI and got the following VIN number - can you please help decode this?

MEXC15601FT084181
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Polo GT TSI MEXC15601FT084181
Congrats ! It's March 2015 model. The fourth character 'C' stands for the March month and the tenth character 'F' stands for the model year 2015.
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could you please decode Mercedes VIN WDD2221236L002726
Few online vin decodes are showing manufacturing year 2006 which is not possible for a brand new car
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could you please decode Mercedes VIN WDD2221236L002726
Few online vin decodes are showing manufacturing year 2006 which is not possible for a brand new car
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I did search ways to decode but all websites point out it is a 2006 manufactured one.
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I did search ways to decode but all websites point out it is a 2006 manufactured one.
I got this vin decoder link from benzworld and it points to a black colour Mercedes S class 350 CDI model.
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VIN for my car(Ford Ecosport) indicates a January manufactured car.
Is it ok to buy a car made 4 months back?

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VIN for my car(Ford Ecosport) indicates a January manufactured car.
Is it ok to buy a car made 4 months back?
It arouses a bit of suspicion cos Ecosport is a fast mover. Unless you are looking at one of those niche variants like the 1.5P Ambiente or the AT, ask them to get you a newer one.
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It arouses a bit of suspicion cos Ecosport is a fast mover. Unless you are looking at one of those niche variants like the 1.5P Ambiente or the AT, ask them to get you a newer one.
Thanks for your input. Even i was thinking the same but since it is a Mars red colour that too a customised vehicle from chennai factory costing extra, i thought it may not have sold quickly.
Notwithstanding the above, the vehicle has been with dealer since then and must have been subjected to abuse by staff. i think i will wait for a new car.
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Thanks for your input. Even i was thinking the same but since it is a Mars red colour that too a customised vehicle from chennai factory costing extra, i thought it may not have sold quickly.
Notwithstanding the above, the vehicle has been with dealer since then and must have been subjected to abuse by staff. i think i will wait for a new car.
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It has been more than three weeks since i booked my ecosport in mars red colour. The company is offering me only a customised vehicle with extra accessories namely led scuff plates for front doors ,rear spoiler and roofrail cross bars and spare wheel cover and asking me to pay rs26000 extra for it. I have raised the issue with their customer care but no resolution till now.
Does anybody know the twitter handle of their top executives or regional sales contact details for north India
Just walk away. If possible walk away from this dealer and check with another dealer in your city.

Ford don't send customized Ecosports (with what - scuff plates et al?) from the factory. This is clearly a vehicle used for demo or was previously intended to be sold to somebody else. This dealer looks rouge. Don't continue doing business with them.
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Just walk away. If possible walk away from this dealer and check with another dealer in your city.

Ford don't send customized Ecosports (with what - scuff plates et al?) from the factory. This is clearly a vehicle used for demo or was previously intended to be sold to somebody else. This dealer looks rouge. Don't continue doing business with them.
Ford has recently started vehicle personalisation centre with three style options. Details are also available on their website. Moreover the dealer has invoice of all such vehicles showing details of such billing and the vin decoder report shows these accessories as installed from factory. In fact i was might impressed with the vin decoder report for showing such details including the accessories fitted at the factory as part of vehicle configuration itself.
So it is not a case of any malpractice at the dealer end but just that the normal titanium model in mars red is not readily available with the dealer.

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