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Old 15th January 2008, 01:23   #31
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I think John (Walker) is talking about the levelling thingy that is electronic and is a operated using the thumb wheel to automatically adjust head light levels.
What I ment to say was the fog lamps have a bolt that can be oprated by reaching under the bumper or removing the shroud, the bolt when turned moves the reflector up or down in the body, nice touch, considering most after market ones stay pointed the way they are fixed. Sorry did not mean to be confusing.
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Old 15th January 2008, 15:42   #32
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that spare price list is too costly for a car like Stile. Why are they not localising the components when they are planning to introduce a 1.3 MJD as well.
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Old 15th January 2008, 15:54   #33
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The prices are too high for the segment the car is in.
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Old 15th January 2008, 18:16   #34
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I wonder if the doors are manufactured locally or imported as well. Because ACI has quoted some 11k for one door!!
For my NV Palio, right rear door costed me 10K bucks including paint as well.
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Old 15th January 2008, 18:30   #35
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But, couldn't the service station have salvaged the motor from the damaged unit ? i think they have made quite a packet in that, if they did. Aditya bought the headlamps minus the motors.
The entire headlight comes as a sealed unit, motors included, they gave me back the damaged one. Will open it up and take a look.
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Cant belive my eyes... Looks like you are skodafied with fiat... No wonder market is flood with duplicate parts for Fiat
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Looks like you are skodafied with fiat...
Seems the bonnet for the Palio Stile costs 15,610.95 which is more than what Skoda charges for its most expensive Superb.
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Old 16th January 2008, 21:08   #38
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The driver from Manipal motors came and took the car today, got a call later from a Mr Javed, who suggested that they polish the car, to get rid of the paint mismatch, I am not sure they understand English or think I am an idiot!
Told them to repaint the painted surfaces, said they would do it, however, I think they are just going to polish the car and give it back to me.
Is there anyone who will be visiting Manipal Motors Airport road bodyshop, could use an extra pair of eyes, to confirm the color variance.
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LOL, I think we can sell the fiat parts one by one and with this money, we can get a brand new vehicle .
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Old 17th January 2008, 13:00   #40
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Vinay,

Sad that we have such excellent machines from FIAT, but ASCs screw up the experience. In my case, the experience was better, but not perfect.

They replaced-

1. Front left Fender
2. Front left door
3. Left ORVM
4. Turn Indicator on left fender

The total bill was approx 23000 and I paid 1200. Will post breakup later.

Positives:

- Delivered car on promised date.
- Ensured cashless Insurance Claim.
- Sourced the front fender by stretching a bit.

Negatives -
- Left ORVM Rattling
- The grille above the front bumper-with the logo- was held by just one screw.
- One rubber bush beneath bonnet missing
- Left front door, that was replaced got jammed and I was unable to unlock after I got home.

As I was heading to Trichy the next morning, just went ahead and did the trip. Got back on 15th evening. Drove to KR Road showroom on 16th morning and met Vinay and showed him the issues. He got in touch with Javed who sent a driver right away to pickup the car, rectified all the problems identified and returned the car yesterday evening.

Luckily, panel gaps and colour matching are good. Maybe because my car is black.

The worst damage is that they left palm prints on the upholstery. Planning on getting Art Leather upholstery this weekend.

Cheers,
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Friends,

My experience with all the authorized dealers have been pretty bad. Not of the 3 are in par with least service expectations. I still would rate the friendly next door mechanic a lot more efficient & "knowledgeable".

The job they do is also pretty neat & does not pinch you in the pockets. You only will need to find the right mechanics/ tinkers.
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Old 18th January 2008, 16:19   #42
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Guys,

Here is the cost break up:

Fender 2494.22
Fr/Lt Door 11013.33
Left ORVM 1048.89
Indicator 188.44
Labour 5200.00

Total incl Taxes - 22431.00

Paid by me 1199.00

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@Patchboy

Which car insurance do you have? They paid rest of the amount?
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The *** are here to exploit the customers and i had experienced with Advaith. A small scratch on the rear mudguard cost me 4300/- and even then the colour doesn't match. It's as good as getting it done from outside. i would have got it done for a lesser amount.
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Which car insurance do you have? They paid rest of the amount?
Yes they did. My insurer is Bajaj Allianz.

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