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Old 23rd October 2009, 13:46   #46
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HappyWheels - How did you know that your Safari was manufactured on 27th July?
The factory PDI stamp was still present in the vehicle and, due to various issue I had with my delivery, also had the message given to me by the TATA UV personnel, who was tracking my case.

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So please, if you can stretch your moolah and go for an ABS+airbags version always.

PS: this happened in Doha, Qatar.
DaiusPitar,

Good to know that your dad is fine.

With the damage mentioned, I am sure both vehicles were doing very high speeds, the kinds of which are OK over there, but suicidal in India.

Here, in 95% of the roads, you cannot even drive in 120kmph continuously for 15 minutes, before some cattle gets in your way!
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Airbags are always a life savers.If you have a capability to own one,then never neglect
& put a tick to it.

some people think," I wont exceed more than 60-80 kmp", so what happens if other do the same.

Finally what's up with the deal?
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The factory PDI stamp was still present in the vehicle and, due to various issue I had with my delivery, also had the message given to me by the TATA UV personnel, who was tracking my case.

DaiusPitar,

Good to know that your dad is fine.

With the damage mentioned, I am sure both vehicles were doing very high speeds, the kinds of which are OK over there, but suicidal in India.

Here, in 95% of the roads, you cannot even drive in 120kmph continuously for 15 minutes, before some cattle gets in your way!
I agree, to a point. Nowadays with the GQ and with vehicles like these one seldom drives at less than 100-110 no? Anyways, this assumes everyone has the moolah to pay for the safety. I am sure given the budget everybody would choose these features. This is what one could call a market failure. Maybe a case for the government to intervene and make it compulsory. Academic...

BTW, do check out your vehicle's VIN to get the right date of manufacture. You might be surprised. I hope not...

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/725816-post13.html
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Old 23rd October 2009, 16:41   #49
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... Maybe a case for the government to intervene and make it compulsory...
This is where I am all praise of Honda in making the ABS standard. At least one step in the right direction.

But I do hope that the government bring a rule! Come on, it is not that only the top end variant customers are humans!!! Every one had the right to safety. Let the differentiator be in terms of cosmetic add-on!


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... BTW, do check out your vehicle's VIN to get the right date of manufacture. You might be surprised. I hope not...

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One of the first things I did.

But unfortunately, does not work completely with the Safari VIN number. So, had it decoded (as soon as the sales person gave it to me) with a kind gentleman from TATA itself. He was the person who first told me about the date of manufacturing (even before it was dispatched) and which I later noticed on the vehicle also. So, no surprises.
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BTW, do check out your vehicle's VIN to get the right date of manufacture. You might be surprised. I hope not...
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This does not talk about Safari. Does this convention hold good for Safari's as well?
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This does not talk about Safari. Does this convention hold good for Safari's as well?
@cool_dube,

Please go through the post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post1540201.

Tata has changed the VIN for Safari's to now start with MAT.

You can either decode this yourself or just post the Chassis number on the thread. I'll decode them for you.

Cheers!
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Hey Guys, great news!! All went well, am going to pick up the beast tomorrow!

I am super excited!!
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Hey Guys, great news!! All went well, am going to pick up the beast tomorrow!

I am super excited!!
Congratulations Buddy! Where are you finally getting it from? What's the deal you settled at? Please let us know. Please post the pics on the thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...re-please.html as soon as you can.

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Congratulations Buddy! Where are you finally getting it from? What's the deal you settled at? Please let us know. Please post the pics on the thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...re-please.html as soon as you can.
Going in for the Rama deal, will let you know the final cost after negotiation tomorrow. For now it's 8.02L + free insurance, mud flaps, gear lock and extended warranty.

Will go in for a Blaupunkt and decent speakers and reverse parking sensors.

For now, the ladies of the house say no body colored bumpers! Also, will let them pick from artic white, black or cycus grey.
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Congrats Areeb!

Good to know that things worked out well.

Do have a proper check before taking possession and do ensure to carry a camera with new batteries and take loads of photos!

And say, why are you going for Blaupunkt? What do you plan to do with the Alpines?
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Congrats Areeb!

Good to know that things worked out well.

Do have a proper check before taking possession and do ensure to carry a camera with new batteries and take loads of photos!

And say, why are you going for Blaupunkt? What do you plan to do with the Alpines?
Thanks Happy Wheels!! I'll surely be posting the pics by tomorrow evenning.

Well, honestly I wouldn't wait for any specific make. Will pick up the best I find out there in the showroom. Xplod is out since JVC beat it outright the last time I tested. Let's see Alpine if available will check that out besides making JVC and Blaupunkt compete!

Big day tomorrow!!

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... Big day tomorrow!!
Sure is!
And I am sure, tonight is going to be a very LLLLLOOONNGGGG night!
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Sure is!
And I am sure, tonight is going to be a very LLLLLOOONNGGGG night!
You bet, specially when you work night shifts!
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@alex
Cool man. Congrats. Finally you stuck to Rama Motors. Please post pictures asap. Also make sure you do the PDI properly.
They have a Blaupunkt MP57 audio in there. Negotiate for less though it says 15990. Also I got to know that TATA or the dealer is teaming with JBL, so you might get JBL speakers soon from tata dealers (Dealer said so, not sure how true. Hope anyone can confirm this). Try JBL GTO 638 coax speakers. The combination should be good.
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This coding system has become obsolete now.All OEM's in India have shifted to the international standard of 17 digit VIN coding which signifies the country code followed by the manufacturer code and so on....




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