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Old 10th September 2014, 10:35   #736
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My uncle got delivery for his Tata Zest last week. He got delivery so early as he has some high level contacts in Tata. I got a chance to sit in his car & only word i can say is Superb. If you dont see T on the car, its difficult to say its a Tata car. Inside out its a beautiful car with some high quality.

Interiors - Super finish with good quality. Wow.
Paint - Super finish here as well. Wow.
Ride - Superb again. Just wow.
Features - Just great, list is unending.
Looks - Cool.
Overall - Just wow car.

I am really impressed with the car & its overall feel. Surely this will be a success in market. Well done Tata. Best of luck
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The dealers are charging 1.5 K to 2 K for zero dep insurance over comprehensive flat across the spectrum? or is the extra money for only dune beige colour? How much have they quoted you?. please do forgive my ignorance. I'm quoted a value of Rs. 26385.00 for comprehensive insurance, cash less facility. The zero dep is even more, I do not even remember the value, as I was not interested. I inquired the same outside. Royal Sundaram came out cheap and best. For the same cash less facility they quoted me Rs. 15,081.00 for comprehensive, and Rs. 19,931/- for zero dep. Bench mark price being Rs. 6.99 lakhs (The IDV would be 5% less than this value, as they said its a standard procedure with all Insurance companies).

I've booked XT - diesel, dune beige, and I'm told not to expect anything before 8 weeks, I booked on last week of Aug. In fact this waiting period is flat across all variants, and is boldly highlighted in the show room. So for us out here in Delhi, its safe to say post diwali.
26.5 is what i paid for Zero dep+accidental insurance for 7 passengers(one lakh each)+ medical for my TATA ARIA Pure LX. IDV is 9.95 same as ex showroom value
This is from United India Insurance
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My uncle got delivery for his Tata Zest last week. He got delivery so early as he has some high level contacts in Tata.
Congrats to your Uncle is it Revotron XT model or Diesel XT?

But this is disappointing from Tata. They launched an online booking system that was pretty transparent, but after that allocations & prioritization have been ad-hoc & opaque.

As one who booked a Zest online on July 26th, I am still struggling to get a delivery date for this same color. This is typical cronyism that affects many of our big companies.

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Congrats to your Uncle is it Revotron XT model or Diesel XT?

But this is disappointing from Tata. They launched an online booking system that was pretty transparent, but after that allocations & prioritization have been ad-hoc & opaque.

As one who booked a Zest online on July 26th, I am still struggling to get a delivery date for this same color. This is typical cronyism that affects many of our big companies.
Its Revotron XT & its dam silent man.

Don't worry my friend. I am sure Tata are pretty transparent & allocations will happen as per booking only. All will get car as per their booking only.

Please wait for your turn. It is worth waiting for the car. Car is too good. Will give good fight to Dzire for sure. I am sure Amaze & Xcent will suffer from Zest a lot. Lets see.

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The dealers are charging 1.5 K to 2 K for zero dep insurance over comprehensive flat across the spectrum? or is the extra money for only dune beige colour? How much have they quoted you?. please do forgive my ignorance. I'm quoted a value of Rs. 26385.00 for comprehensive insurance, cash less facility. The zero dep is even more, I do not even remember the value, as I was not interested. I inquired the same outside. Royal Sundaram came out cheap and best. For the same cash less facility they quoted me Rs. 15,081.00 for comprehensive, and Rs. 19,931/- for zero dep. Bench mark price being Rs. 6.99 lakhs (The IDV would be 5% less than this value, as they said its a standard procedure with all Insurance companies).
I faced same issue with dealer quoting Rs 20841 for comprehensive insurance of Zest XMS Revtron with ex-showroom price of Rs 549115. He mentioned that for bumper-to-bumper it will cost about Rs 2000 extra.

On checking online quotes, I found Royal Sundaram to be cheapest at Rs 12562 for comprehensive and Rs 16454 for zero dep insurance at IDV of Rs 532950. Also in Sundaram all claims are treated as Zero Dep, where as others such as Tata AIG treats only first 2 as zero dep and all future ones as normal claims with deductions applicable.

When mentioned to dealer that I am finding quotes quite cheap outside he mentioned that those are not as good as ones they give but refused to elaborate, instead asked me to provide my quote which he will ask his insurer to match. I am waiting for my delivery confirmation to speak to dealer.
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I got a chance to sit in his car
Any idea how good the stock headlights are on the Zest XT?

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Any idea how good the stock headlights are on the Zest XT?
During my TD on rainy late evening , i found them to be very good.
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I've booked the Zest petrol XT at Concorde Motors,Malad(mumbai). The SA is very courteous and polite. On asking if I could get the insurance done from outside, he refused it by saying that TATA doesn't allow it. I know it isn't true. I have asked him for a PDI before the registration to which he says can only be done in Panvel, as they need to pay the octroi for the car to enter Mumbai, for which I will have to make the down payment before the PDI is done.

I would be glad if someone could help me with my queries.

1- Has anyone opted for the insurance other than what the showrooms are offering? if yes, would the difference in insurance quote be huge if taken from outside?
2- Can I still insist on taking the insurance from outside after paying the booking amount?
3- Anyone who has to do a PDI pre-registration, have to go to Panvel ? The SA has told that I cannot change the car once it enters Mumbai as they would have paid the octroi and the car would be registered. So a PDI can only be done in Panvel which is around 55km far from my place.

I am still to finalise the color as I have not seen any Zest(in flesh) other than Blue. A blue XT was available for delivery 2 days back but passed it on as my Dad feels it will loose its charm in an year or so. I am waiting to see the Silver,Red and Grey colors to finalize from the three.

Meanwhile here are a few pics of the White and Grey shade of the Zest I found on the internet.
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I've booked the Zest petrol XT at Concorde Motors,Malad(mumbai).

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I would be glad if someone could help me with my queries.

1- Has anyone opted for the insurance other than what the showrooms are offering? if yes, would the difference in insurance quote be huge if taken from outside?
2- Can I still insist on taking the insurance from outside after paying the booking amount?
3- Anyone who has to do a PDI pre-registration, have to go to Panvel ? The SA has told that I cannot change the car once it enters Mumbai as they would have paid the octroi and the car would be registered. So a PDI can only be done in Panvel which is around 55km far from my place.
I have booked the same model at the same dealer end-July before car launch. I am waiting for Dune Beige to be available.

White looks fantastic but hast 2+ months waiting & I need the car in September. I have put a Red on hold until they confirm by next week if they can confirm a Dune Beige.

I did go to their Panvel stockyard & saw all colors there except Grey & White. Please see my post on this same thread from last week where I have posted pics.

I havent yet thought of getting insurance from outside, will cross that bridge when the car is available.
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I think the White color on the Zest is simply stunning. After the white, I would prefer the Dune Beige and then the Blue and the rest.

My cousin has booked a Silver Revotron XT in Pune and has been given 8 weeks time for delivery.
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what buggered me most was the 'Handling Price' being quoted, and the unrepentant way in which they went about explaining it saying that, it was legal as TATA was endorsing it. I've attached two relevant documents also along with this post for people to read and interpret. But, going by the notification by 'Delhi Transport Authority', a dealer cannot levy any extra charge if not authorised by the manufacturer.

Now, my question to the other members in the forum is, where can I appeal next if I do not get a response from Mr. Kapoor (which I'm sure is not going to come)?

Any suggestions as to how do I go about it?

Any help from any quarter will be appreciated, my appeal is, if we collectively do not take on these buggers, then we will be fleeced to no end.
Actually, if you read the Delhi High Court judgement that you have yourself posted, the High Court has upheld the right of the dealers to take handling charges from buyers as long as the same are not on account of registration. The dealers' association had argued before the court that the handling charges were on account of expenditure incurred by dealers on things like stockyard services, warehousing charges, driving costs involved in transporting the car from stockyard to showroom, transit risk insurance from stockyard to showroom, polishing and waxing, fuel given following delivery, etc. The court accepted their argument and said that in the absence of any law to prohibiting/controlling such charges, it could not issue any direction.

I have no idea whether the said judgement was challenged before a bigger bench or the Supreme Court. It definitely does not help your cause and probably that's why sending it to TM did not produce the result you wanted.
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Anyone here who has pre-booked the Zest online using a credit card and then canceled it? I got a call from Concorde (10 days after my cancellation) intimating that I would need to send across a cancelled cheque after which Tata will issue a cheque towards the refund. Doesn't a refund mean that the refund should happen to the account from which the payment has been made? Why does Tata expect me to go through this hassle of sending across a cheque and then collecting a cheque??!!

Why does Tata have a convoluted process for everything? Earlier it was the lack of transparency/ad-hocness in deliveries and now a late and ridiculous process for refund!
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I would be glad if someone could help me with my queries.

1- Has anyone opted for the insurance other than what the showrooms are offering? if yes, would the difference in insurance quote be huge if taken from outside?
2- Can I still insist on taking the insurance from outside after paying the booking amount?
1. You are well within your rights to purchase insurance from outside and don't listen to what the SA is saying. The difference could be as much 5-6K between dealer quoted insurance and direct from the insurer.
2. Yes, you can insist on buying insurance from outside, all you require is the engine number and the chassis number, get this from the dealer once your car has arrived in the stockyard. The policy will be issued within hours and you need to provide a copy of the policy to the dealer to complete the registration formalities.
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Anyone here who has pre-booked the Zest online using a credit card and then canceled it? I got a call from Concorde (10 days after my cancellation) intimating that I would need to send across a cancelled cheque after which Tata will issue a cheque towards the refund. Doesn't a refund mean that the refund should happen to the account from which the payment has been made? Why does Tata expect me to go through this hassle of sending across a cheque and then collecting a cheque??!!

Why does Tata have a convoluted process for everything? Earlier it was the lack of transparency/ad-hocness in deliveries and now a late and ridiculous process for refund!
Though I have not cancelled my booking, I had dropped an email regarding delay with respect to delivery to customercare@tatamotors.com. I got a prompt reply in couple of hours along with a complaint number and also was provided details of contact at Bangalore to take it forward.

Maybe you can contact Tata Motors directly and get a better solution.
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I've booked the Zest petrol XT at Concorde Motors,Malad(mumbai). The SA is very courteous and polite. On asking if I could get the insurance done from outside, he refused it by saying that TATA doesn't allow it. I know it isn't true. I have asked him for a PDI before the registration to which he says can only be done in Panvel, as they need to pay the octroi for the car to enter Mumbai, for which I will have to make the down payment before the PDI is done.

I would be glad if someone could help me with my queries.

1- Has anyone opted for the insurance other than what the showrooms are offering? if yes, would the difference in insurance quote be huge if taken from outside?
2- Can I still insist on taking the insurance from outside after paying the booking amount?
3- Anyone who has to do a PDI pre-registration, have to go to Panvel ? The SA has told that I cannot change the car once it enters Mumbai as they would have paid the octroi and the car would be registered. So a PDI can only be done in Panvel which is around 55km far from my place.
1. No !! Thats not true. One is free to take insurance from anywhere. Ask him to give that in writing and then the cat will beout of the bag. Just tell them that you would move on to another dealer and they will agree under a "special consideration scenario just for you" . Dealer will lose out on his insurance commission, that is why they insist to take from them.

2. No !! Please insist on that BEFORE paying the money. You are the king as long as you have the money with you. Tell them to give it in writing that insurance will be taken from outside and they are okay with that. No verbal commitements.

3. True !! For RTO registration, they need to show the proof/receipt of Octroi / LBT. But, I would suggest to go to Panvel and see for yourself before paying the money. Also, you could note down the VIN number and mention that in your booking form while paying the advance. This will ensure that the vehicle you selected does not get allocated to someone else or someone with political / goon / police connections. I know its far, but it is actually worth the effort to go there and come back. You would have more options on the yard and it would be easier to choose, rather than choosing with hardly 2-3 options at their showroom.

Please take a look the at the TBHP Checklist before you put down your money.

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