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Old 8th September 2009, 12:07   #61
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My friend got the new Civic Auto delivered last night. YSR's death created a ripple effect in processing registration etc.

Some pics of the old car. There were around 4 civis, 3 anhc's, 2 new honda accords, one ohc vtec and rest nhc's. Mainly body shop jobs.

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This pic is from the side road. Behind me is the lake. Imagine is flowed past all these cars to collect at the basement 300 mts away. The cars packed haphazardly in the fore ground are the damaged cars - obviously they could not be parked properly

Car looked okay from the outside untill you open the door

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Old 8th September 2009, 14:18   #62
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Now for the numbers - with only 7500km on the clock, we estimate that the market value be Rs 9.5L. Similar aged Civics with 40k were asking 9.0L. Remember this is the V version so 9.5 was a fair amount.

Initial offer was
New Civic AT price 16,06,000
IDV or Market Value - (8,50,000) (actually is was around 7L) DH made it 8.5L
Net payable 756,000
Discount 100,000
Net Payable 656,0000

Additionaly they would settle foreclosure loans etc. My friend is paying EMI's on both his house and car and one needs to realise Civics are now 2L more than two years ago and he had not planned for this. So it was either bite the bullet in terms of cost (new Civic) or bite the bullet in terms of status (buy an ANHC). He calculated that if he could pay around Rs 5.5L on preferential interest terms, he could manage. Am not aware of final figure, it was around the 6L range partially financed + free tints asnd rust proofing.

Guess he is back to near normality - both have made losses but constructive confrontation and particpative discussions to resolve asap shows the strong customer centric attitude.

@ SGIIT - agreed - skoda - eat your heart out!
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Old 8th September 2009, 14:43   #63
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In your first post you mentioned that there were a few cars that were damaged including your friend's civic. How is DH handling the other customers.

Also, were there any new cars (yet to be registered/sold) that were damaged. Folks buying a new Honda from DH should take note of this incident.
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Hi Ajit,

It seems to be a fair deal both to your friend as well as Dakshin Honda

how well a company handles disputes with its customers is key in building the reputation of the company and trust with current and future customers.

in that way, Dakshin Honda has does evry well to protect its reputation.
i do not know how much Honda has supported DH ? I hope thy get support to re-start the dealership/workshop etc.
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In your first post you mentioned that there were a few cars that were damaged including your friend's civic. How is DH handling the other customers.

Also, were there any new cars (yet to be registered/sold) that were damaged. Folks buying a new Honda from DH should take note of this incident.
I have no idea - my guess is that people who make a reasonable case will get a decent deal.

No new cars were affected. These become property of the insurance co. Won't be surprised if Honda even buys the salvage and disposes of it or deals with insurance company to ensure proper salvaging


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in that way, Dakshin Honda has does evry well to protect its reputation.
i do not know how much Honda has supported DH ? I hope thy get support to re-start the dealership/workshop etc.
DH have certainly done their bit to uphold Honda's reputation. Am sure Honda will support them some way
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What do the dealership guys do with these cars? Anyone any idea?
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Deal concluded - a new White Civic auto at a good discount. I'll post hard figures once we get delivery.

Well done Dakshin Honda for closing this quickly and ensuring top management focus

that is awesome service from Dakshin Honda. i prefer our members suggest Dakshin Honda if anyone needs buy a Honda or VW.
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This is fantastic news. Being a Civic owner myself I can very well imagine what the owner went through. I'm glad that the management has taken the right initiative in helping their customers.

Shows with the right people what can be done. I'm sure Whitefield Honda is aware of this news and step up on their customer care front.

Yes, this should be forwarded not only to Skoda but other Honda dealers in places like Pune, TVM etc to show them what can be done.

Wow a new Civic AT is 16L. Unaffordable now :(
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what about transferring the old car?will it be transferred to dakshin honda or will it be on your friends name only?make sure this is taken care of.
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In your first post you mentioned that there were a few cars that were damaged including your friend's civic. How is DH handling the other customers.

Also, were there any new cars (yet to be registered/sold) that were damaged. Folks buying a new Honda from DH should take note of this incident.
thank you for the warning. i was to buy a honda but now that you have mentioned it, i will never buy it from dh.
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There were no new cars. All customer cars in the body shop.

If you look at the interiors - no amount of cleaning will get car to look new anyway
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Glad Dakshin did replace with a new car. That's great and they are good. The top management is quite prompt on any complaints that are escalated to them and they do write back to the emails very promptly. I am quite happy with their service and hope they stay the same.
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thank you for the warning. i was to buy a honda but now that you have mentioned it, i will never buy it from dh.
I find this attitude disturbing and shows immaturity on our part as customers. In fact I would urge people to use this dealership. If they are professional enough to attend to this they are not looking for quick gains by palming off old cars as new. As to question of what they would do with old cars? There is a vibrant second hand car market where these could be disposed off.
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I have no idea - my guess is that people who make a reasonable case will get a decent deal.

No new cars were affected. These become property of the insurance co. Won't be surprised if Honda even buys the salvage and disposes of it or deals with insurance company to ensure proper salvaging

DH have certainly done their bit to uphold Honda's reputation. Am sure Honda will support them some way
Well said ajmat. I agree wholly that Dakshin Hyundai have definitely reduced the trauma that might have ensued during this period for your friend. I truly appreciate their professionalism in coming forward to solve the issue amicably and vice versa to your friend too.

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I find this attitude disturbing and shows immaturity on our part as customers. In fact I would urge people to use this dealership. If they are professional enough to attend to this they are not looking for quick gains by palming off old cars as new. As to question of what they would do with old cars? There is a vibrant second hand car market where these could be disposed off.
+1 to what sudev has to say, I wish hollywoodhogan would have read clearly ajmat's post which clearly mentions that this unfortunate incident happened at their body shop and not at the yard where the new cars are stored. Dakshin Honda IMHO has done well and I only hope and pray other leading manufacturers/dealers take a leaf out of their book and get back to the old world ethics and morals where customer satisfaction was considered prime.
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Ajmat you did not update on the transfer of ownership on the old vehicle.
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