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Old 30th July 2011, 19:46   #31
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The interesting fact about the Mahindra First Choice Superstore in Pune:

Most of the Swifts on offer have completed either 48000 or 52000 KM of running. None of them have completed say - 70000 Km or 25000 KM. Does that indicate something?
It indicates to a very important fact: 70% or more of these vehicles do not have a service record. Does THAT indicate something? You betcha!

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I have a first hand experience of buying from Mahindra FirstChoice, and all I can say was that it was pretty disappointing

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Next Morning the car would not start
; this was really heartbreaking for me as this was the first car I ever owned myself. So I call up the TrueValue guys, they come in a Palio(there were a lot of them there) which I had seen at their place with a "For Sale" sign. When asked about it, they said that they have to drive them regularly to keep the battery etc charged. Anyways, the mechanic toys around and then finally says it has to be Push started as the starter motor has conked off. So, we manage to push start it and drive to the showroom. There the guy who is in charge of it looks into it and says they would have to take it to their workshop in Kotla in Delhi. I say fine and I accompany the driver along. Now, seeing the market in Kotla, i was a bit taken aback, if any of you have been there, you would know, it's the typical local mechanics and garages kind of market dedicated to repairing of cars. Not to say that the expertise and knowledge of the mechanics or the people there can be undermined, but just imagining that this is the dark underbelly of Mahindra FirstChoice. I mean, what chance did my car have that it was not built up there entirely from scratch from parts taken out of other cars. Anyways the starter motor is replaced and the water leakage problem(turns out the CNG guys blocked some AC drain pipe) is fixed as well. It is here that I find out that the guy operating the Franchisee of Mahindra FirstChoice in Gurgaon also owns this particular workshop.
The other list of problems is pretty long but the main issues....

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First off, is this a Maruti True-Value store or Mahindra First Choice?

The other matter is that I've had as bad an experience with Mahindra, with a OHC A/T I bought from them this year. I finally gave up on salvaging the lemon and making it drive-worthy, when the wipers stopped in the middle of the screen while it poured cats & dogs. It was pure good luck that this happened very close to my destination and while the sun was still out, or I might not have made it home. At least, not in this car.

I have sent the following email to the feedback section of Mahindra's First Choice, and plan to follow it up with legal action if the response is anything short of commendable. I have paid with ill-health for this car, and I plan on making it worth the while.


**Excerpts from the email**
  • The car I bought is a Honda City Type I. Petrol driven and automatic gearbox. I bought the car in Q1 of the current calender year, and it has been nothing but trouble. The air-conditioning pulls the car down so much that the car can barely touch a speed of 50km/h. The wipers suddenly stopped while it rained cats & dogs.
  • The steering crackles VERY loudly when making a U-turn.
  • The front suspension thumps at the minutest pot-hole; the front-left wheel wobbles like jelly. The windscreen washer motor conked off.
  • Even the air-filter was at the end of it's life when the car was delivered to me.
  • The car was an accidental piece, and I was not informed of the damage that lay beneath the body-work.
  • No service records were provided; the dash-board illuminates wierdly. These are tell-tale signs of odometer tampering, (other signs of tampering also visible).
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Old 1st August 2011, 17:43   #32
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I have sent the following email to the feedback section of Mahindra's First Choice, and plan to follow it up with legal action if the response is anything short of commendable. I have paid with ill-health for this car, and I plan on making it worth the while.
It's disgusting to see how ignorant MFC is (towards the quality of vehicle delivered). You are doing the correct thing by fighting for your rights!
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It indicates to a very important fact: 70% or more of these vehicles do not have a service record. Does THAT indicate something? You betcha!



First off, is this a Maruti True-Value store or Mahindra First Choice?

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Oops Sorry!! It's MFC!
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Any one has updates on experience in selling your car through Mahindra First Choice. My biggest concern is to make sure the registration is changed to the buyer or to Mahindra First Choice ASAP. Don't want the risk of the car being driven by strangers while carrying my name on the registration.
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