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gauraviift 30th October 2013 08:59 PM

PDI of new Punto - Spare looked used
 
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Hi All,

Just did a PDI of new Punto. Spare was dirty which is strange.[frustration][frustration]

How can a tyre seating inside of car get dirty and scuffed. Refer to image.

Manufacturing is of 332013. VIN is ending with JKZ.

I checked 3 cars of which 2 had this issue.

Sam Dinkar 31st October 2013 10:15 AM

Re: New Car Pre-Delivery Inspection – An Exhaustive Guide
 
JKZ = Septmeber 2013 manufactured Fiat.

Cant make out much from the snaps that you have posted since they are not very clear. Did the spare wheel rim seem new? How much scuffed/worn was the spare tyre?

anshuman8 31st October 2013 01:48 PM

Re: New Car Pre-Delivery Inspection – An Exhaustive Guide
 
Surely this tyre is already used in some other car and transferred as a spare to this car. Ask for a replacement tyre if everything else is all right.

350Z 31st October 2013 03:14 PM

Re: PDI of new Punto - Spare looked used
 
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Originally Posted by gauraviift (Post 340105)
Just did a PDI of new Punto. Spare was dirty which is strange..

Do make sure to check that all tyres in use are of the same brand and their manufacturing date matches with that of the car (http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...html#post25613). The car should have H mark on MID to confirm that it hasn’t done over 200 Kms. This feature is specific to New Fiat models.

Drive Safe,
350Z

gauraviift 31st October 2013 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by 350Z (Post 340272)
Do make sure to check that all tyres in use are of the same brand and their manufacturing date matches with that of the car (http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...html#post25613). The car should have H mark on MID to confirm that it hasn’t done over 200 Kms. This feature is specific to New Fiat models.

Drive Safe,
350Z

Thanks.. I will for sure. For other tyres I guess it was 332013 which indicates it was fairly recent manufacturing.

Hi Guys,

This is the pic of new Red Beauty -which I checked as apart of PDI. On behalf of my mate.

Rear doors had some panel gaps. Is this normal?

See the image. It may not be clear.

Tornado 31st October 2013 10:39 PM

Re: New Car Pre-Delivery Inspection – An Exhaustive Guide
 
Just find out , manufacturing dates of all the tyres. (itched 4 digits)

350Z 1st November 2013 02:57 PM

Re: New Car Pre-Delivery Inspection – An Exhaustive Guide
 
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Originally Posted by gauraviift (Post 340329)
This is the pic of new Red Beauty -which I checked as apart of PDI. On behalf of my mate. Rear doors had some panel gaps. Is this normal?

Just cross-check with a couple of same car models around. Some manufacturers are notorious for their inconsistent quality and it could be something not worth fretting over.

Drive Safe,
350Z

manrup 15th April 2014 03:46 PM

PDI Checklist for XUV500
 
Hi Friends,

Can anyone of you guide me on what could be the PDI Checklist of Mahindra XUV500 ?

Also, if possible please share the link or any document if any.

350Z 15th April 2014 03:52 PM

Re: PDI Checklist for XUV500
 
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Originally Posted by manrup (Post 379726)
Hi Friends,

Can anyone of you guide me on what could be the PDI Checklist of Mahindra XUV500 ?

Also, if possible please share the link or any document if any.

Hi Manrup. I have merged this post with an existing topic. Please refer to first page of this thread for a comprehensive guide. You can also download PDI checklist from this link.

Drive Safe,
350Z

manrup 15th April 2014 04:33 PM

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Thanks 350Z, i have downloaded the checklist. I am becoming a fan of TAI day by day. :)

alan 8th May 2014 12:01 PM

How to ensure that it's not a TD car
 
I have been searching information on this, but can't seem to find anything.

As digital odometers can also be reset, how do I ensure that the car being delivered was not used as a test drive car?

Any pointers?

alan 11th May 2014 01:59 AM

Re: How to ensure that it's not a TD car
 
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Originally Posted by alan (Post 384072)
I have been searching information on this, but can't seem to find anything.

As digital odometers can also be reset, how do I ensure that the car being delivered was not used as a test drive car?

Any pointers?

Anyone? Please? [:)]

Need to perform a PDI soon.

anshuman8 13th May 2014 01:09 PM

Re: How to ensure that it's not a TD car
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alan (Post 384072)
I have been searching information on this, but can't seem to find anything.

As digital odometers can also be reset, how do I ensure that the car being delivered was not used as a test drive car?

Any pointers?

If it has been used as a TD car there will be obvious signs of wear and tear. Check tyre threads, check steering, check door pads.

If you are buying in Bangalore, please visit the yard to do the PDI. BTW, what car are you buying ? Dealers in Bangalore usually do have separate TD vehicles.

Tornado 21st May 2014 12:33 AM

Re: How to ensure that it's not a TD car
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alan (Post 384072)
I have been searching information on this, but can't seem to find anything.

As digital odometers can also be reset, how do I ensure that the car being delivered was not used as a test drive car?

Any pointers?

sorry bro, for late response.

*identify*TD car.?
1) manufacturing date of the car and launch date of the that pirticular model coincides.
2) plastic used to wrap the seats is absent.
3} careful observation reveals nail marks on the door handle area.
4) most of the time but not always TD cars are white in color.
5} TD cars are stored at dealers stock yard and not at factory stock yard.

*

anshuman8 21st May 2014 05:31 AM

Re: New Car Pre-Delivery Inspection – An Exhaustive Guide
 
Also do check tyre , battery and glass manufacturing months, those should be in line with manufacturing month of the car as per VIN.


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