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Old 8th August 2011, 16:26   #241
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VW POLO Manufactured on 11.04.2011

Four month old vehicle is OK but better do a proper PDI.
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Thanks Wildon. I had already decoded the month/year after looking at the thread start . But in some of the postings, I saw some additional info you managed to pull out, I was looking for that bit.
kap04 - I'd asked wildon the same question. Apparently those other details [like color] are not derived from the VIN. He has contacts that provide those details to him for other car manufacturers. He does not have such contacts with Honda - or so I gathered from his post here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...ml#post2450292

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Please correct me if the above is incorrect.
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kap04 - I'd asked wildon the same question. Apparently those other details [like color] are not derived from the VIN. He has contacts that provide those details to him for other car manufacturers. He does not have such contacts with Honda - or so I gathered from his post here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...ml#post2450292

Wildon,
Please correct me if the above is incorrect.
Thanks alam for clarifying that bit. I was under the notion that those information could be pulled out from the VIN
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VW POLO Manufactured on 11.04.2011

Four month old vehicle is OK but better do a proper PDI.
Thank you so much.
Did the PDI yesterday and was satisfied with what i saw. Delivery tomorrow. Time will tell I guess.
Apparently with the petrol variants it is the norm now to get cars several months old as the demand is much lower.
Thanks again
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Hi Wildon

I have booked an Innova. The Chassis No provided is a 17 digit no

MBJ11JV4007284007

How do i identify the date of manufacture. As per your previous post the 19 to 22 digits would specify the date of manufacture.

What other details can be deciphered from the VIN.
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Hi Wildon, request you to kindly provide me with the complete details of my VW Polo car bearing the VIN WVWD11608BT052070 in the PDF form. You had generated the same for my Laura previously and that was extremely helpful in knowing all the features it packed.
Thanks a lot.
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Hi Wildon

Have picked up a Scorpio 2WD VLX AT with VIN MA1TA2MBPA2J69450. Not sure if its 2009 or 2010?

Need your help.

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hi wildon,

Booked an i10 Sportz AT electric red last week.

The car is on it's way from Chennai factory is what I've been told - i've had a pleasant interaction with the dealership so far, hope your VIN decoding reinforces the same!


VIN: MALAN51CMBM934764

Thanks a ton!
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MBJ11JV4007284007

How do i identify the date of manufacture
Refer here

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WVWD11608BT052070 in the PDF form.
Need some time for the full report. its a Flash Red - Polo manufactured on 19.04.2011

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MA1TA2MBPA2J69450
Its a 2010 September Make, also refer here

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MALAN51CMBM934764
MODEL NAME : i10 SPORTZ
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA2 VTVT
ENGINE NUMBER : G4LABM688975
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 4 SPEED AUTO
PRODUCTION DATE : 31.05.2011
COLOR : ELECTRIC RED
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MODEL NAME : i10 SPORTZ
ENGINE TYPE : 1.2L KAPPA2 VTVT
ENGINE NUMBER : G4LABM688975
FUEL TYPE : PETROL
TRANSMISSION : 4 SPEED AUTO
PRODUCTION DATE : 31.05.2011
COLOR : ELECTRIC RED
Thanks a ton Wildon, just in time! 2 month + old..I'm wondering if this is OK!
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Thanks a ton Wildon, just in time! 2 month + old..I'm wondering if this is OK!
I feel generaly AT's are produced much less than their manual variants. And so you will probably be able to get a fresher MT model than an AT one.
Do a thorough PDI, download the PDI checklist from Team-BHP. If you are not happy with it then ask for another example. Good Luck!
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Need some time for the full report. its a Flash Red - Polo manufactured on 19.04.2011
Thanks Wildon, took the car in June. Will wait for your full report.
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Hi Wildon,
My friend is buying a Cruze LTZ, but he was disappointed that the VIN number shows it is a Feb 2011 model.

The vin number is MA6JFDHDBBH016949 .

We went to the other Chevy dealer, and even there all models seem to be Feb manufactured models. Are we right in inferring that the above is a Feb model?

We'd appreciate an early response.

Thanks.
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Sorry Wildon,

Looks like the above brouhaha on vin was a false alarm. Your thread does shed some light on pages 13 to 14. It looks like Chevy has changed the VIN pattern from Feb 2011, after which the 7th letter is the month, not the 9th.

Going by the above, the Cruzes we saw today were all Aug, 2011 models.

What a relief!!

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@vnabhi

Its been added in the previous thread which can be found here

but some how its not been updated in this thread.
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