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Old 12th March 2021, 18:07   #661
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Hi All, need some suggestions with the situation I am in right now. I had booked a 5th Gen City (V, Petrol Manual) on 21st Jan in Kolkata and the SA promised that he could arrange the car by Mid March. Later, on 3rd March he informed me that Honda has not dispatched a single City for this month and hence things will be delayed till April. Of course, there's no guarantee that it would be provided in April too because there's is some shortage in Production, I was told! I said I will wait for the new car to arrive.

Today my Sales Advisor called again and told me a higher variant (VX) is available with him right now which is of Dec 2020 make. Just need a piece of advice here - is it prudent to buy one which is 60 days old? Of course I will do the PDI if I plan to get it.
Hello BHPians! Thank you so much on your inputs earlier on my queries. Happy to let this awesome family know that I completed the PDI of my vehicle successfully yesterday at Pinnacle Honda, Kolkata; armed with Team-BHP PDI checklist.
I finally knocked off the deal at 13.25L OTR, the initial quote was 13.57L. This includes the basic accessory kit as well. Other paid accessories I opted for are the step illuminations, front and rear bumper protector and a body cover. I could not make them throw in free accessories even after negotiating hard. They said that the market is in pretty bad shape and there is very high pressure on them to sell. Also, apparently, customers are willing to pay whatever the ask is, since there is an acute shortage of City in the city. Nevertheless, I am happy with whatever I am getting!

The car was manufactured on Nov 28, 2020 but conformed to all the PDI items. It was run for 30 kms when I checked the car. The Sales Advisor was extremely cooperative and dealt with me patiently. I have released the payment and am now expecting the delivery on the weekend of 20th/21st March.
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Old 15th March 2021, 19:20   #662
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Wow, they really seem to be going an extra mile to keep you happy! Enjoy that.

BTW, what car, and when did you book it?
Ford Endeavour booked on 22 February. They've lived up to the first part of sharing the VIN on dispatch.
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It seems that the dealer is super generous towards you. Rarely do we ever hear dealers allowing customers to agree so easily. Also, I'd say to get it in writing so that the dealer doesn't turn on you later.
Dealer called asking if I'd like to be there at the time of unloading. Couldn't go for that but checked out the car in the stockyard and they've pretty much lived up to their commitment so far!
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I am buying a new car. Planning for an inspection on Saturday and delivery on 30th March. The SA is asking me to clear all the dues by tomorrow.

I am of the view that I should hold of the registration amount, which I can clear post PDI. The SA has told me that I can pay full amount and he will generate the bill only on Saturday once the PDI is complete.

What's a good practice here
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Hi,

I am buying a new car. Planning for an inspection on Saturday and delivery on 30th March. The SA is asking me to clear all the dues by tomorrow.

I am of the view that I should hold of the registration amount, which I can clear post PDI. The SA has told me that I can pay full amount and he will generate the bill only on Saturday once the PDI is complete.

What's a good practice here
DO NOT pay anything more until you do the PDI. Reason = simple, What if the car is not upto the mark? Tell the SA that you will not pay anything until you inspect the car personally.
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Hello Everyone,

This is my first post on the forum and i'm so glad to be a part of one of the best auto community of the country.

Coming to the query, i had booked KIA SONET HTX MT DIESEL couple of weeks back. Initially, the time quoted by sales person was around 2 months and he could update anything on allotment by next 15 days.

All of a sudden i received a call from the salesperson (Tuesday) that, the dealer has arranged a car for me and when can i take the delivery (I have scheduled next week). I was pretty clear that there will be a PDI first and then the payment will be done only on the day of delivery after another PDI to ensure nothing has changed between those days.

Can any member tell me that is this is fine to go ahead and a normal practice (like someone might have cancelled/upgraded his/her booking)? My first step would be to check the VIN and get the production details to make sure it's 2021 model, but anything else i should be wary of? My only concern is to ensure the car is hassle free and better to be safe than sorry.

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Hello Everyone,

This is my first post on the forum and i'm so glad to be a part of one of the best auto community of the country.
Hi Nayan! Welcome to the forum!

Coming to your query, it isn't that hard for someone to actually cancel their booking or upgrade. But, to ensure that you're not going to get a lemon, go to the yard, check the VIN first. For you, I'll also recommend a cheap paint gauge and to keep an eye out for paint overspray to ensure that the dealer isn't selling you a incidental vehicle. Other than that, just follow the T-BHP PDI checklist and you should be good to go!
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Hi Nayan! Welcome to the forum!

Coming to your query, it isn't that hard for someone to actually cancel their booking or upgrade. But, to ensure that you're not going to get a lemon, go to the yard, check the VIN first. For you, I'll also recommend a cheap paint gauge and to keep an eye out for paint overspray to ensure that the dealer isn't selling you a incidental vehicle. Other than that, just follow the T-BHP PDI checklist and you should be good to go!
Thanks for the warm welcome.

I have visited the dealer today and had a look at the car (was so happy).
I had the VIN thing in my mind and quickly noted it down and took a snap of it along with engine and battery parts (to cross check on delivery).

The 17 digit VIN as decoded shows it to be a March 17 produced vehicle, so at that time i thought it eliminates possibility of damaged vehicle or as such. The salesperson claimed it was brought in last night only along with 2 other sonet.

Quick query: In Teambhp guide for Kia, it says a 19 digit VIN, but i think that there is a 17 digit one as well?

Apart from that i had opened the bonnet, checked for parts and coolants, etc nothing flashy visible there. Although the car was in dirt as most of them there, to which salesperson claimed that it happens in transit and was normal. Quickly checked AC, sunroof, trunk lights, updown mirror, door closing, bonnet closing, fuel lid, ODO (it was 7kms only). Regarding the paint job, i am not well versed to spot it at first, but any tips to have a look again i can go tomorrow?

I guess, good to go?
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Thanks for the warm welcome.

I have visited the dealer today and had a look at the car (was so happy).
I had the VIN thing in my mind and quickly noted it down and took a snap of it along with engine and battery parts (to cross check on delivery).
Kia’s nowadays are usually coming with 17-digit VINs.
Again, paint depth can be checked with a paint gauge. Usually, the depth displayed on the gauge should be uniform throughout the vehicle.
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Hello Fellow Team-BHPians,

This weekend I have to go to my dealership (Landmark Jeep) for pre-registration PDI of my Jeep compass 2021. In my case the vehicle is being transported from a different city to Delhi by the dealership (From FCA plant it was delivered to Jalandhar Landmark jeep).

I went through this tread and understood that I've to check vehicle according to PDI checklist version 2.3, I'll be taking the checklist printout along. I've never done a detailed PDI as mentioned in checklist myself, so few queries:

- Paint jobs/repairs: Are there any cheap paint thickness gauges, all i saw on amazon are around 9-10K (that doesn't sound cheap to me ). Any references will be helpful. My definition of cheap was under 5K INR.

- Is there a definitive way to know if vehicle was used for test drives (given that it is being transported from another showroom, thus I wanted to check this)

Please note that dealership has shared with me vehicle number which shows March as manufacturing month, but still I want to do a detailed PDI. Any tips will be helpful
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Hi everyone!

Hope all of you and your families in the current COVID-19 situation.

Given the strict lockdown/ lockdown like situation across various states, I just wanted to check how all of you are doing the PDI while not being able to physically visit the stockyard?

Could you all suggest any particular tips to do a PDI without a physical inspection in the current scenario?
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