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Old 24th February 2011, 15:38   #16
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The information is mighty useful. Thanks a ton Wildon for this info. All this while i used to think that the chassis number is one random number. Now it makes sense.

Also thanks Stratos for moving the thread to this section!
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Old 24th February 2011, 15:46   #17
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Thanks for the info Wildon. This info proved to be very helpful when i bought my Punto last year. The RTO screwed up and put 'Mar' in the month of manufacture , instead of 'May' . Ofcourse, i didn't have the patience to undertake multiple visits to the RTO to get it changed, but atleast i know when my car was manufactured.
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Thanks to GTO and Stratos for the initiative and hardwork to make this happen.

Also Thanks to all who contributed to this thread by sharing valuable info for the same.

@ghodlur

I have put some preliminary findings in the old thread, which can be found at the last page.

Thank you all.

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Thanks a lot Wildon, for the treasure trove of info

(sadly, 'rate this thread' option is missing - this thread sure deserves 5 star for the information value)
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Old 24th February 2011, 22:18   #20
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Dear Wildon,

Thanks to you for sharing this invaluable information, as well as answering so many queries on the older VIN thread. Your contribution has, without doubt, saved many a BHPian / guest from getting fleeced & ending up with an older car.

Knowledge is power, and power is knowledge. 5 star thread.

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Mates - this is awesome work, thank you very much for your time and effort, I am certainly going to be using it my next buy.

Best ML.
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Old 25th February 2011, 08:55   #22
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Thanks a Ton, Wildon.

A dealer was trying to sell off an October 2010 Magnum to me with huge dicounts, stating it was a 2011, but thanks to you and your post I was saved from being cheated.

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Superb work Wildon!

The Modi Hyundai guys had duped me in 2008; selling me a way older model of 2007; and I had cried hoarse later since it was also accidented; but that's another story.

Point to mention here would be the Mitsubishi dealers in Mumbai; Autodrome; who actually pointed out the VIN and how to read it. The only dealers who call a spade a spade and I respect that.

Cheers!

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Thanks to Wildon!!
I used information from Wildon's thread to guide my Bro-in-law and Sister when they were buying a Ritz. It is certainly a lot helpful with the pictures and clear instructions.
Thoughtful Wildon.

Thanks to the mods for moving this to a separate thread, this makes it easy to search around.
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That's a great piece of information! Thanks for sharing this with us, Wildon.
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"Knowledge is power, and power is knowledge. 5 star thread"

Happy & empowering to know my new polo 1.6 was conceived & delivered Feb 2011.

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Thanks a lot for this extremely valuable piece of information. I really appreciate you taking out time to work on this compilation. Superb thread.
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Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor India
VIN Characters: 19 (beginning with MAL...)

Decode:
10th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture.
19th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture.
Wildon, this VIN seems to be different. It has only 11 characters and if the numbers are also included then 17. Could you help with decoding this?
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Hi Wildon,

I got your message & tried to PM you, but got some error message about sending PM. I have got the RC book for Micra (smart card) and the date of manufacture is mentioned as June/2010. I got the car on 29/Jul/2010.

Let me know if you need anymore info.

Thanks

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Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor India
VIN Characters: 19 (beginning with MAL...)

Decode:
10th character represents the YEAR of Manufacture.
19th character represents the MONTH of Manufacture.

An Example:
If your 10th VIN character is A, then it represents the Year - 2010
If your 19th VIN character is G, then it represents the Month - July
I own a Hyundai Santro. 10th character in the VIN number is not an alphabet but a number. what does that mean?

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