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pabheda 26th August 2007 10:40

hello guys i am about to get the delivery of my honda city by end of the month can u guys please tell me if i need to take some extra care in checking while i collect my car from a direct market agent

GTO 27th August 2007 17:06

Pabheda

We recommend only authorised dealerships for new cars. However, since you have already purchased from a DMA, pay extra attention to the car (no damage, previous use etc.) and the documentation (as per checklist).

kjdesigns_2000 27th August 2007 20:28

Nice article there.

But most of us including me and many others i have seen have not taken into consideration a few things mentioned.

namely : documentation : #6 and #11

Should have read this article prior to accepting delivery.

saurabh159 29th August 2007 13:43

Hi,
I have recently purchased Alto from Authorized dealer. The documents i got are :
1. Invoice.
2. Insurance Policy.
3. Manual and other things.

They are saying that RC will take around 45 days, till then i can show invoice to cops. Now my question is whether Invoice is sufficient ????
What proof we have to show that the number of the vehicle belongs to us ?
Shouldn't we have a copy of the application filed by the dealer to TO with us also ???
Please guide...

VC12 29th August 2007 14:08

You can either get alternate bargain for teflon coat or may also ask him to give you an option to avail the teflon coat within 6 months or 12mths( if poss).

Since new car wud never need ant teflon coata and even if one gets that done, we can hardly see the diff.

benbsb29 29th August 2007 15:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by saurabh159 (Post 547266)
Hi,
They are saying that RC will take around 45 days, till then i can show invoice to cops. Now my question is whether Invoice is sufficient ????

Saurabh, as per my knowledge, the invoice from the dealer should be enough. It was the same in my case also. The RC was duly sent to me within a month of my car's purchase.

ceebeezee 30th August 2007 16:26

Hi,
After a 2 month wait I am getting my Swift VDi with ABS, but in Black and not in my original color choice- sunlight copper. I accepted this as I needed the car more than anything else. And I am getting it so early as I created a ruckus at the dealer and wrote to Jagdish Khattar at Maruti!
Question is
Should I go to the stockyard to check on the car before it is brought into the city for an inspection?Is it allowed. I fear the dealer maybe pushing a not so new/refurbished/damaged/demo car to me painted in black to hide all the bad points in the car

How do I avoid any pitfalls and ensure that i take delivery of a brand new car?

When does the car become mine? When the invoice is generated at showroom pre/post PDI or when octroi is paid and car is brought into the city?

Any reliability issues with Spectra Motors, Mumbai?

GTO 30th August 2007 17:23

CBZ, good idea to check the car out before allocation. Once the car is registered with the RTO, its yours.

breezydrive 30th August 2007 18:15

Should we ask the dealer to provide options ( means 2-3 cars to choose from ) ? And then take the selected car for registration.
I have seen some differences in same variants of a car viz. thudding of doors , hardness of bonnet opening lever, difference in odo reading & sometimes the overall feel of one car from another ( though it is purely based upon mental make-up of an individual )

androdev 30th August 2007 22:59

Look for month of manufacture, and the date of delivery to the dealer. This wont be a problem for fast moving vehicles, but it is definitely an issue for slow moving vehicles. Like many have mentioned, always check the vehicle before allocation/registering - *extremely* important.

fonsi 31st August 2007 12:46

hey guys
could u let me know wht should i keep in mind while bookn my civic n also when i take delivery..

pabheda 31st August 2007 13:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTO (Post 545249)
Pabheda

We recommend only authorised dealerships for new cars. However, since you have already purchased from a DMA, pay extra attention to the car (no damage, previous use etc.) and the documentation (as per checklist).

thanks GTO as u said to take more care i have asked my dsa that i will take delivery from dealer showroom only and they have agread about it

pabheda 8th September 2007 14:34

hi everyone
just took the delivery of my black nhc as i had asked dsa i took delivery from dealer and am very happy with the treatment.I really want to thank u guys as i had taken printout of the list of thinghs to do and i am happy as i don't have to worry if i am missing any points or documents

ONCE AGAIN THANK U VERY MUCH ALL MODERATER AND BHPIANS FOR YOUR INPUT

sallubhai 12th September 2007 07:48

This thread is just toooo.... good. I am reading and will carry it during delivery. I will get my WagonR Duo next week. Thanks

ramki067 18th September 2007 11:10

This is a very wonderful article for buyers. I've a question here as i didn't find any answers to this. Can anyone list out how can one save money when buying cars/two-wheelers say such as RTO charges and such. What all can we do to reduce the charges as all dealers in a city quote the same on-road price, i thought if someone could enlighten with their points on the various things that we can do.If need be please create a new thread on this.Thanks.

Ramki.


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