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Old 25th June 2017, 12:06   #2566
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Thanks Wildon. According to that mine is an April 2017 vehicle. Think should be ok.

Vin : MET0000JAVD010172.

Is that correct?
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Hi Wildon, 2 things,

1. Someone in family has booked an Ertiga Automatic and this is the VIN number - MA3ELMG1S00439602 . Can you please decode it?

2. I didn't see you here for a long time. I hope all ok.
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Hey Wildon.. I think Hyundai has changed their VIN to 17 digits. As per your post for Hyundai I can make out that the Grand i10 that we are getting is a 2017 model but I can figure out the month. Please help.

VIN - MALA851CLHM591221
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Hi Wilson

I need help decoding my VW Polo's VIN - MEXC1660XGT079004.

Mine is TDI highline 2016. However, the VW database shows it as GT TDI. Is there a way to know the engine output from VIN since both GT and Highline have the same 1.5L engine albeit in different state of tunes.
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Hey Wildon.. I think Hyundai has changed their VIN to 17 digits. As per your post for Hyundai I can make out that the Grand i10 that we are getting is a 2017 model but I can figure out the month. Please help.

VIN - MALA851CLHM591221
The VIN displayed on the window is 17 digits but the VIN stamped under the driver seat is 19 digit. The extra two alphabets are * followed by a letter which determines the month of manufacture. Anyway, I checked in the Hyundai service portal and it says manufactured on 13th January 2017 and delivered on 29th April 2017. Looks like an Asta Petrol. Let me know if you need any more details.
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The VIN displayed on the window is 17 digits but the VIN stamped under the driver seat is 19 digit. The extra two alphabets are * followed by a letter which determines the month of manufacture. Anyway, I checked in the Hyundai service portal and it says manufactured on 13th January 2017 and delivered on 29th April 2017. Looks like an Asta Petrol. Let me know if you need any more details.
Thank you SO Much. I am going to get them to change it to a newer one and get a new VIN.
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Thank you SO Much. I am going to get them to change it to a newer one and get a new VIN.
But according to the Hyundai website, it shows that the car has already been delivered ?
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But according to the Hyundai website, it shows that the car has already been delivered ?
Didn't take the car from them. This is for my sister. Had a massive flare up with them (I.e. Trident Hyundai) and then went to Advaith Hyundai on Residency Road and got one. VIN for that is MALA851CLHM674137*F. So I am guessed this is a June manufactured car since the last letter is F.

What happened at Trident Hyundai after your message:

As you know the car was booked (a Grand i10) on the 26th of June, 2017 under the Pre-GST offer and were committed a delivery by 1st of July, 2017. But on the 30th we received a call saying that we would not be delivered the car on time. We were concerned because post July 1st the GST was to come into effect and then the price would change. But our sales person, Mr. Sunil assured us that there would be no impact on our purchase beyond the delivery in delay by 1-2 days.

As the days went by, everyday the sales guy would call and ask for few days extra, claiming registration cant be done as RTO offices have not updated their billing system or because the Hyundai team had not released new prices. Every day a different explanation was given with no clarity as why the new price would impact us. Then we were told that no cars were being released in the time being.

After a week of patiently listening to these sales guys spew their bullshit, I decided to visit their showroom unannounced. And what followed was truly spectacular.

Lie #1 - There were cars being delivered to customers right in front of us. On speaking to the customers, we were told the cars were booked along with us.
Lie #2 – in the 10 days that had passed between the booking of the cars and various delays, I had repeatedly asked the team for the VIN number. In the Hyundai VIN system, the 10th alphabet represents the year of manufacture and the 19th represents the month. I kept getting a 17 digit number from them and a verbal commitment that the car was an april model. Anybody can Google this and know the details but their sales team apparently is not even equipped with enough training to know this. I insisted on seeing the car and check the VIN no. myself only to find out that they were trying to sell me a January manufactured car in July.
Lie #3 – When I confronted them about the month of the manufacture, and asked them why they were giving me a Jan car when I had booked the new model launched in March, the Asst Manager, (who stepped in only after an epic showdown witnessed by atleast 30 employees of the showroom wherein because I was asking questions that were making Sunil the Sales Guy uncomfortable, he had the audacity to shout at me), tells me that for new model to be launched in March, the production starts in Jan. I immediately called another dealership in town to corroborate this story and was told that new models were rolled out post April only.
Lie #4-At this point, when patience had truly been tested and tempers had been lost, I was finally told, that all this delay was caused because our loan hadn’t been processed in time and now I have to pay 13k extra as per new costs under the GST pricing list. What’s most surprising is that post GST, the price of the car has any way dropped so under no circumstance, can there be an increase in cost.

After this extremely stressful and ridiculous (to say the least), we decided that it is better to cancel the order because who knows what else they may be lying about.

So, guys, if you are planning to buy a Hyundai car, avoid the Trident on Old Airport Road. The Sales guy Sunil and his manager Xavier are extremely useless and wont be able to find any solutions to issues that you may have as a customer and instead will launch a defensive attack. Worst Customer service ever.
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Didn't take the car from them. This is for my sister. Had a massive flare up with them (I.e. Trident Hyundai) and then went to Advaith Hyundai on Residency Road and got one. VIN for that is MALA851CLHM674137*F. So I am guessed this is a June manufactured car since the last letter is F.

What happened at Trident Hyundai after your message:
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So, guys, if you are planning to buy a Hyundai car, avoid the Trident on Old Airport Road. The Sales guy Sunil and his manager Xavier are extremely useless and wont be able to find any solutions to issues that you may have as a customer and instead will launch a defensive attack. Worst Customer service ever.
Wow !! Very surprised to hear that you had to go through that unfortunate incident. Amazing how they can ruin the pleasure of buying a new car. One of my friend bought his car from the same place and he had a nice experience (later he found out his sales rep left after a few months). Anyway, the price has gone down after GST and the facelift model comes with some good improvements e.g. ACC, Android auto HU, DRL etc. Hope your sister is enjoying the car, I got the same car last month
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