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Old 29th December 2012, 15:27   #1111
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Check the relevant documents and do a PDI . If found appropriate then only proceed.
I went to the dealership n they are saying build date and assembly date are different and that it can only be 2nd August n not 8th feb. Also that the 520d got features like Eco pro mode only after may. I have anyway asked them to give me the form 22 and engine/chassis no. Is there anyway to check this info in detail. I don't mind waiting and not getting any discount rather than getting a 8 month old car and for some reason I couldn't find the manufacture date on the RFT as I cross checked to see if that gives out any clue. Thank you Wildon. Sorry to trouble so much but would really help if you can guide me with regard to the same.
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I went to the dealership n they are saying build date and assembly date are different
Agree on this part as you said its a CKD unit.

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and that it can only be 2nd August n not 8th feb.
Sorry , ask them to punch the VIN in the company provided software and prove it. German format for date,month and year is YYMMDD

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Also that the 520d got features like Eco pro mode only after may.
I can confirm that your car having this feature.


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I have anyway asked them to give me the form 22 and engine/chassis no.
Ask them to show the original so that you will get the first hand info about manufacturer declared production month and year of this particular vehicle which is really matter while registering a vehicle.
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Hi all,
I am in deep confusion at this stage.
I had booked two cars with Skoda, one a superb 1.8 TSI
And a Rapid 1.6 TDI.
I have made all the payments and the delivery is due for tomorrow.
I went to the showroom today for a PDI, but couldn't do it for some reasons at the showroom's end.
The VIN no. That he gave me for the two cars are.
Tmbbbe3t6ca301313 and Tmbblhna9cg028861

The rapid was manufactured in aug 2012
And the superb in May 2012.

The dealer says that the car was dispatched in november from the factory and has shown me the proof in his database.

Shall I accept the cars or shall I refuse it ?
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Old 31st December 2012, 10:22   #1114
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Please can some help me put ?
It's really urgent !

My delivery is scheduled for today and I have a confusion weather to take a 7 month old car or not ?

Can someone guide me in the right direction.
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Tmbbbe3t6ca301313
Make : Skoda
Model : Superb Ambition
Production Date : 29.05.2012

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Tmbblhna9cg028861
Make : Skoda
Model : Rapid Ambition
Production Date : 27.08.2012

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The dealer says that the car was dispatched in november from the factory and has shown me the proof in his database.

Shall I accept the cars or shall I refuse it ?
Check the manufactured declared documents too for confirmation about this. Do a PDI and if found satisfactory then proceed.
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Make : Skoda
Model : Superb Ambition
Production Date : 29.05.2012

Make : Skoda
Model : Rapid Ambition
Production Date : 27.08.2012

Check the manufactured declared documents too for confirmation about this. Do a PDI and if found satisfactory then proceed.
His file shows that the cars were dispatched in November from the factory.

When I asked him about the this 7 month old issue, he said this is the engine manufacturing date and it takes time to assemble the car.
There are times when it takes longer due to unavailability of parts.

What shall I do now ?
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His file shows that the cars were dispatched in November from the factory.

When I asked him about the this 7 month old issue, he said this is the engine manufacturing date and it takes time to assemble the car.
There are times when it takes longer due to unavailability of parts.

What shall I do now ?
The Superb is a CKD from Czech Republic.

The VIN manufacture date tells the manufacturing date of the Kit. The date of assembly would be much later.

5-6 month difference between assembly and manufacture is normal in CKD car.
Just do a PDI and you should be good to buy the the Superb.
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The Superb is a CKD from Czech Republic.

The VIN manufacture date tells the manufacturing date of the Kit. The date of assembly would be much later.

5-6 month difference between assembly and manufacture is normal in CKD car.
Just do a PDI and you should be good to buy the the Superb.
Thanks a lot Agam.
That really solved the confusion.

Actually I was feeling whether there's something fishy about the car as its 7 months old.

This helped a lot, but why didn't the Skoda dealer tell this to me In the first place.
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Hi guys. I booked a Brio. Can someone help me decode the VIN? Thanks you.

VIN - makdd171kcn100012
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makdd171kcn100012
Its October 2012 Manufactured Vehicle.
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Its October 2012 Manufactured Vehicle.
Thank you so much Wildon! I'm buying it now delivery on the 4th. Completely acceptable right?
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Completely acceptable right?
Yes, Make sure that you are doing the PDI.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...heck-list.html (ARTICLE: Pre-delivery Inspection (PDI) & Check List)
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Hello there

I am about to take delivery of a Vento, in a couple of days. The VIN indicates that it is sept 2012. Needed a confirmation. The VIN is

wvwj12607dt015572

Can you pl decode this for me?

If it indeed is Sept manufactured, isn't it "old-stock" ? I hear that Vento production had stopped sometime in Oct and now it is only inventory clearing and there hardly any November onwards manufactured cars.

Thanks in advance
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If it indeed is Sept manufactured, isn't it "old-stock" ? I hear that Vento production had stopped sometime in Oct and now it is only inventory clearing and there hardly any November onwards manufactured cars.
Make : Volkswagen
Model : Vento
Production Date : 12.09.2012
Model Year : 2013

3 months old car are normal, specially if the product is not fast moving. Do a PDI and make sure that everything is normal.
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Make : Volkswagen
Model : Vento
Production Date : 12.09.2012
Model Year : 2013

3 months old car are normal, specially if the product is not fast moving. Do a PDI and make sure that everything is normal.
Thanks Wildon. The dealer also mentioned that the car had been delivered to them on 18th Dec. Will check that as well during the PDI
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