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Old 10th August 2013, 20:57   #31
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Anyone planning to purchase a Duster anywhere in Kerala should be extra cautious. TVS owns all the Renault Dealerships and there is nothing preventing them from shipping these vehicles off to their other dealerships in Trivandrum or Calicut. Personally, I had a horrible experience purchasing a Duster from them and that was before this flood. .
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Another picture that was clicked by a mutual friend on FB, shows d aerial view of the yard and the surroundings. Taken from the Summit Suite hotel.
Going by the number of cars the Stock yard has, it doen't seem like a dealer stock yard to me. Does a dealer normally have so many cars in stock at a given point in time?
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What I am so sad is about the attitude. This was no flash flood; they had ample time in moving the cars to a safer place. It was raining cats and dogs since long back. The Maruti dealership at my place shifted all their cars from their low lying yard, much before the rains gained strength.

Or did they think that claiming insurance was better than paying parking charges?

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Does a dealer normally have so many cars in stock at a given point in time?
I do not have snaps, but I've seen much much more than this.

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Usually, the insurance companies auction off the vehicles.
Usually Insurance has a clause for natural calamities. They don't cover floods and earth quake.

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The Maruti dealership at my place shifted all their cars from their low lying yard, much before the rains gained strength.
Experience counts; looks like Maruti dealers had better experience with the stock yard.

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If this is in Kalamasserry, then unless moved out these cars would have been in this state for about two days. The flooding was caused by the rains but by the opening of some dams leading to the banks of Periyar getting submerged.
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Anybody planning to buy any Renault cars in Cochin soon? Well, beware!
Naveen, you need not worry as the Kairaly Ford yard was safe. (near Edappally Toll junction off the road towards Thrikkakkara)

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Maybe it is time for auto dealers in low lying areas to consider building a multi-level park for their stockyard henceforth. This is such a waste of beautiful brand new cars and all those resources that went into manufacturing them!
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I went to Kochi Renault showroom to know what they are doing with these cars. They have moved few cars to the parking lot of the service centre and rest to an open ground in Kalamassery itself. Thank God, that they are towing the cars from the flooded area.
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I went to Kochi Renault showroom to know what they are doing with these cars. They have moved few cars to the parking lot of the service centre and rest to an open ground in Kalamassery itself. Thank God, that they are towing the cars from the flooded area.
Do you know if they are planning to sell these off as new vehicles?
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From and inside source.. Caveat emptor!

"The process of salvaging the drowned cars have begun. ... they are working on 5 to 10 cars every day. A team from other Renault dealers have arrived to speed up the process. They change the wiring and the sensors for Engine management computer, clean and dry the interiors, change the engine oil which might look like mayonnaise, and that's it. It's a brand new car again ready for some unfortunate buyer!!!""
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I see the pics are from Quartermile. Can someone provide the link to original pics so that proper credit can be given?
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Can someone provide the link to original pics so that proper credit can be given?
The original pic, i am not sure who took this pic because more than one person have send me the same.
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I saw a lot of Dusters parked in the Mahindra Heavy vehicle dealership near Kakkanadu on the Sea Port Air Port Road since last week and wondered. Now I got the answer.
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Well ..lot of damage to brand new cars, I hope the dealerís will get there insurance money after declaring it total loss. A car which is sitting in water would have under gone extensive damage, no one can predict how the car will behave in the long run.

Only advice is to be cautious while dealing with any new purchase and donít fall for any heavily discounted Dusters in the near term future in Kochi area.
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This thread reminded me of the thread started by me sometime back.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/what-c...ml#post2614317 (Surplus cars for sale. Honda City V-AT for 8 Lacs?)
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Only advice is to be cautious while dealing with any new purchase and donít fall for any heavily discounted Dusters in the near term future in Kochi area.
With my experience with the TVS (Kerala wide) sales team, I don't think they will even bother discounting with vehicles. Instead they will attempt to palm it of as brand new and undamaged. Are there any consumer protection laws in India that prevent sellers from doing this?
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