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Old 22nd November 2017, 20:23   #2641
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I'm in the process of finalizing an EcoSport EcoBoost and the sales rep gave me the following VIN : MAJAXXMRKAHG07491 . According to him the vehicle is Oct'17 mfd. But Ford Etis is showing Aug'17 :

I know EcoBoosts could not have been manufactured in Oct'17 given that the facelift was about to be launched. Does this look like a genuine misunderstanding from his side ?
I'd trust Ford ETIS, and would trust what you've found on it (as well as your logic about no mfg in Oct).

I don't recall any case where ETIS was ever wrong (in fact, when one of our members discovered the missing anti-roll bars in the petrol Figos/Aspires, ETIS had the right info, and Ford's brochures and customer service were all wrong).

Having said that, I would not worry about a 3-month old car vs a 1-month old car. It is quite possible that the car was built in August, but was invoiced to the dealer only later, given the modest & stable demand for EcoSports at present.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 23:51   #2642
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I'd trust Ford ETIS, and would trust what you've found on it (as well as your logic about no mfg in Oct).

Having said that, I would not worry about a 3-month old car vs a 1-month old car....given the modest & stable demand for EcoSports at present.
Thanks arunphilip for your response. That's interesting and I'm not doubting for a second what is there on ETIS! Rather trying to understand what could be the motivation behind the sales rep quoting the mfg. date as Oct'17.

Like you said, it could be a genuine case of lag between mfg. and Invoicing dates, in which case it won't matter. I will be visiting the dealer yard tomorrow to personally check out the vehicle.

And I must say, your thread on your EcoBoost did convince me about my choice
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hello friends, please help me decode this number,
MA3EXMG1S00315841-LH

it's for a maruti suzuki ciaz from nexa.
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hello friends, please help me decode this number,
MA3EXMG1S00315841-LH

it's for a maruti suzuki ciaz from nexa.
mahen_narang,
L - November, H - 2017. I have told by the SA the last two digits represent the Month/Year.
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..I will be visiting the dealer yard tomorrow to personally check out the vehicle.
I did visit the Dealer Yard on Friday and had a good long look at the vehicle. Everything ties in nicely with the Aug. manufacturing date. I could not find the manufacturing dates on 3 of the 5 tyres though. The spare wheel and the Front Right were showing 3017. Which means around mid July which is absolutely fine for a car manufactured in the beginning of August.

There was some amount of surface rust present on the turbo-charger which the yard technician claimed was due to it being a cast-iron part and should go away soon with usage.

The engine noise with the hood open was a little on the higher side for a petrol. I have a video recording of the same.
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Can some one provide the feature list for the following VIN? (This is NEW Ecosport Diesel)

MAJAXXMRKAHD34142
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can some one provide the details for this VIN WBAHU1705J5J01622,Its a BMW x1.
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How do i read the VIN and decode for the TVS range? Anyone?
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can some one provide the details for this VIN WBAHU1705J5J01622,Its a BMW x1.
can someone please decode this for me... Thanks in Advance.
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Guys, need your help in decoding the Vin number for S-Cross.

Vin number - MA3FNEB1S00174583
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