I had booked Vento TSI, which I had cancelled.
Thread here -> Please Help: Good To Buy Vento 2015 TDi Manual?
Then decided to go ahead with tried and tested Maruti Suzuki.
I still own and run my 2003 Alto. It's excellent car, no hassles and hence I believe Maruti will not go wrong for service.
But this was to be proved false, though for little time, they corrected themselves immediately.
After My earlier post and fighting with the dealership personnel is here,
( in this thread of VIN,) Decoding Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
After excellent guidance by TSIVipul and Akash1886, I hold on to my position that I want latest and fresh car as agreed during the order process.
Somehow managed to get the contact of Maruti's Regional manager, called him up.
And wow, in 2 minutes he told me the manufacturing date, plant dispatch date and many other info which I dont even recollect. He also confirmed with his other colleague on other line about if the car is from August 2015 new release or not, And that sealed the confidence in Maruti again.
I went back to delear's Sales Manager. Went to PDI, went to RTO and got the special number I wanted. And yesterday, I got the delivery of the car. Here's my third White Marvel .
First Also LX 2003, still in use
Second i20 Asta Petrol Exchanged now
Third -> the new arrival at home by God's blessings and TAI
Friend's help, Ciaz Zxi+.
When we arrived at home with the new car, it was past 6pm.
We were tired, as the delivery process was going on for 2-3 hours.
I was the reason, as I asked them many questions for various features. But realized today, still lot to be asked.
Removed all the plastics. I don't like to keep it. Why not use the new feel to the fullest?
I believe, if I sell the car after 5 years, the new owner will enjoy the "new" feel for 5-10 more days that he should be. So I remove plastics on the same day, and let my family enjoy the new fresh upholstry. A bit mean here.
Overall Delearship experience :
Delear Navnit Motors Thane
Experience : Except for the first allotment, they were EXCELLENT. Their 2 sales advisers Mr Kakade, Mr. Satam and Sales Manager Mr Moses, were too good.
Based on overall experience, I give up the -ve experience as "their business practice and customer's stern demand ". They might not have allotted older car, but I wanted absolutely fresh car. Now waiting for them to complete some legal formalities of arranging for registration documents.
Accessories : Illuminated scuff plates and center reading lamp for backseat. Though there are two already, IMO
the flexible ne gives more readability and more useful.
Underbody coating, engine coating in Apri-May that is just before monsoon. Because I believe, it's good for the new car to give time to settle and also check if any issues with body for first few months. Plan to get it done at 3M.
Colour Protection : Confused, whether to do or not, even after reading lot of info on TAI
Took the car to office today, NEVER FELT LACK OF POWER, drive was on city road with speed between 10 to 60 kmph.
Today's drive just 25 Kms.
Looking at my schedule, dont think a long drive will happen in next 3-4 weeks. Lets see. Trying best to take out 3-4 days of vacation.
But wifey's office and daughter's school are more important.
Will post more pics and more inputs on city drive in the coming days. I will do a photo session on the weekend and will post the photos then.
To be continued