RSM, on d'day ,i was totally confused what really fiat RSA means actually.
i called chennai concorde,vellore vst(vijai sales) toll free helpline,kvr kannur,couple of my friends and whoever i thought would help me.
toll free helpline remains biggest bu*^sh## .the lady immediately taught me that it is an accident so whatever to be done would be levied from my pocket. may it be towing or any technician coming for a visit.that is not what i intend to hear in such a serious situation.
then she connected me to a local towing agent who neither understand english nor hindi or malayalam,she said to me that she is also not able to understand him so i had to talk to him directly and she set a conference call where she remained hearing our conversation.
finally after all blah blah and yada yada, she asked "is everything fixed are you satisfied with the deal!!!"
my next call was to vst vellore 50km from accident spot; i got the fone number of GM(chevy) showroom vellore from autowallah, he understood my situation and tried to help. so he called vst vellore and connected me through.
the VST guys simply refused when he heard Fiat. he said, they strictly takes care of tata cars only he woulnt even look at fiat car. when GM guy interupted and requested just to see whether basic things can be fixed at least to make it to chennai.but vst guys started to talk greek and arabic with pressure of 70psi,condensor,radiator blah blah.. so take to concorde chenai we cannot do anything.!!!
i called concorde chennai,and thorougly explained my condition to Mr.Gurumurthi.he was kind enough and requested me somehow bring it to chennai as towing tuck would take hours to reach there and they generally do not tow out of city,he said ,he will try to get the towing charges from insurance and even if we get late he will wait for me.
anyway we reached chennai at 9.30pm before that Gurumurthi called me and said it is too late he will miss his commute,so he asked security guys to take care of my needs which was duly done.
Intercooler max 10k |
radiator max 10k
metal and tinkering works 10k
painting hood , bumper 10k
lamps look fine.
anyother cost 10 to 15 k (not needed though.)
maximum this itself cost just 50k max. how come 1L
ilango you may be right , i had some idea about similar cost. so i confirmed why it would shoot upto 1 lakh.
Its only a rough estimate that the SC adivsor gives before he could start the work only to be cautious.
yes vkklyan i heard something similar from Sc guys.
they said it is an estimate, if the radiator doesnt sits properly or any such complication arises the front portion may require cut and weld job which is not easy but time consuming. in that case expenses may shoot up but it wont go above 1 lakh but hover around 80k. btw
for me also it is all new thing
since past 2 years of driving my own car(indica vista and punto almost 23kkm) i havent got a scratch on my rides. i have been driving abroad since last 4 year there also not even a scratch.. but presently i am messed up with insurance,repair accidents etc. learning it..