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Old 18th November 2015, 14:54   #856
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me also booked Scorpio for my Rajasthan Trip during Christmas at 50% discount.(3300 KMs).
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Old 18th November 2015, 21:01   #857
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Zoomcar has just lowered their Weekday fares across board to the initial levels.

Swift & Figo again cost 80/ hour for the weekday. And this is when I completed my booking today morning which included 2 weekdays. I am not sure if the benefit will be transferred to existing bookings, but seems highly unlikely.

Weekend rates remain at their increased level.
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Was just browsing through the zoomcars site to check for any ongoing offers. For people in and around Delhi intending to use the zoomcar services, there is an offer just for tomorrow i.e. 18/11/15.


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Super Thanks. Just booked it in nick of time & saved a cool 18K on the booking.

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 19th November 2015, 00:44   #859
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Super Thanks. Just booked it in nick of time & saved a cool 18K on the booking.

Thanks a bunch.
Wow 18k. That is some amount. Glad I could be of some help.

By the way if I may ask, where are you headed to and which car did you book through them?
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Wow 18k. That is some amount. Glad I could be of some help.

By the way if I may ask, where are you headed to and which car did you book through them?
I know and all thanks to you. I have booked an XUV for 6 days, no clue which way I am headed yet . 50% off was just too good to let go.

Caronrent had a similar 50% off scheme in august. Then too I had booked a duster without finalizing the destination. Visited lansdowne that time, lets see where it is to this time.

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Old 19th November 2015, 12:18   #861
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This is perfect opportunity to test out luxury cars to your hearts content.
Although the selection is quite limited on both Zoomcar and caronrent.
I ended up booking CLA class, just to tryout the frameless windows.

How I wish that Zoomcar starts offering supercars (Ms, AMGs, RS etc) on tracks around metro cities. I am sure there would be long queue to experience such machines.
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Have a querry - How do i reach to someone in zoom ?

here is my problem.
I have booked a scorpio for my rajasthan trip from Mumbai. i need to pick it up from VileParle somewhere.

Since this is like a 3500 KMs ride, I am nervous about the vehicle condition that i will get. We are all used to drive well maintained vehicles. Is there a way i can work with zoom to get a relatively newer vehicle ? ( maybe less abused).

Since this is my first time with zoom, can someone help me how i can reach to someone ( not call center) and ask for help.

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here is my problem.
I have booked a scorpio for my rajasthan trip from Mumbai. i need to pick it up from VileParle somewhere.

Since this is like a 3500 KMs ride, I am nervous about the vehicle condition that i will get. We are all used to drive well maintained vehicles. Is there a way i can work with zoom to get a relatively newer vehicle ? ( maybe less abused).
There is no way to achieve what you want. But what you can do is go and check the location and see the xuvs there. You will get a fair idea of the condition of the car. The person there will also open the cars for you to see.
I did that before booking, and booked the swift instead of the Figo, as shifts were newer.
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I have booked a scorpio for my rajasthan trip from Mumbai. i need to pick it up from VileParle somewhere.

Since this is like a 3500 KMs ride, I am nervous about the vehicle condition that i will get. We are all used to drive well maintained vehicles. Is there a way i can work with zoom to get a relatively newer vehicle ? ( maybe less abused).
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You should better write them a mail explaining the scenario. Maybe they might take your case in special consideration and make necessary arrangements. Nothing lost in doing so. Rest is left to your prayers to ensure that the car will run flawlessly.

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I did that before booking, and booked the swift instead of the Figo, as shifts were newer.
I did that too, but our plan bombed. We needed two scorpios and before booking I went to the location to check them out. One was booked in Rajajinagar and it was a four month old scorpio with 13k km on the odo. Another one I found near my house was again a brand new four month old scorpio, brought from the same batch of cars (0078 and 0081) and had run just 11k kms. Unfortulately this 11k km run scorpio had a gearbox issue and broke down on the last day of the trip. I was told that this car had already got its engine replaced once. Its a very difficult bet.
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Thanks AudioHolic.

Based on the recco, plan on doing 2 things.

Going to the location to check the vehicle.
attempt to write to zoom. Will search for the mailID and request a new vechicle since its a 13 day long booking with a lot of kms to be done in 3 states.

As you said - rest is left to prayers
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Just an update on my first Zoomcar booking, a Ford Ecosport 1.5D. I insisted on (and got) a Titanium variant with ABS & airbags. It had 27K on the odo, a few nicks and scratches, but was otherwise in excellent condition apart from a slightly stiffer than usual clutch. Pickup at Bangalore airport was timely and the booking formalities were completed quickly. The station in-charge was professional enough to point out the previous damages and recommended that I take photographs as evidence in case of any later dispute. The return handover also went smoothly with just a cursory inspection of the vehicle. All I was asked was whether I had filled any fuel, to which I said no.
The only issue I noticed was that the 'complimentary' 8km x 2 airport transfers were added to the kms covered during my trip, but I was safely within the free limit.
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Just an update on my first Zoomcar booking, a Ford Ecosport 1.5D. I insisted on (and got) a Titanium variant with ABS & airbags.
Where do you insist ? I am getting all generic answers on all my calls to the call centers. Is there a place i can call to request for a newer car with ABS ?
I have blocked a scorpio from Mumbai for 12 days in december. But i am told i need to connect with call center 2 days in advance.

Do you have any connects who can help me ?
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Hi. I am planning to book a Scorpio or the Ciaz AT from Chennai in December. Planning to drive down to Pondicherry.

Will I need to pay any entry tax while entering Pondicherry? If yes, then can someone help with where this tax needs to be paid? Can I pay it online?
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Will I need to pay any entry tax while entering Pondicherry? If yes, then can someone help with where this tax needs to be paid? Can I pay it online?
Both being in the same state, there would ideally be no entry tax. But even if there is some, you do not need to worry much since there will be checkposts/collection points just like the toll.

I am not sure of contonment tax if any.
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Both being in the same state, there would ideally be no entry tax.
Pondicherry is a separate UT. Not part of TN. So I assumed that there might be a separate entry tax.
Has anyone rented in Chennai and taken the car to Pondicherry?

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I am not sure of contonment tax if any.
What is this tax? Is this something specific for TN?
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