part 3 :
having been to G3 motors checked out Avis motors @ sakinaka.
went in to check out the xylo/ scorpio.
the SE was in disinterested mood.
atfirst didnt knew why would someone do that.
got down to ask for discounts and then he said that the allotment for all scorpios given to them for the december quota has been alloted.
absolutely no scorpios available :surprised:
just one silver SLE was available that too priced by some 600 bucks more than G3 motors.
the SE said you wont get any discounts since the cars allotted to you even if you book it now will be from the Jan 2012 batch and the pricing then will be higher with no more discounts.
i felt wise to get out of the showroom and then called G3 motors.
asked for the variants available with them and the colors.
he replied that he only had 3 scorpios in dec '11 batch (2 black and one white)
without further odo booked the diamond white SLE.
told them that delivery should be on the auspicious day of magh chaturthi i.e 26 th jan 2012 and i want the 2011 pricing.
we had already stretched our budget a bit far from the Lx to SLE and didnt want to increase it further with the additional taxation on diesel vehicles looming for the next budget.
the SE @ G3 motors was courteous enough and was suggesting me an SLe from the beginning.
got to know about the NCB bonus thing on TAI
and would like to mention an additional thanks whenever we get the NCB refund.
something the SE mentioned.
1) car once alloted tyres cannot be changed upon request. (we got the JK elanzo) [:(]
2) NCB can transferred to another only when you have done your outright transfer to your old car before applying for the new car insurance.
checked it around with different insurance companies who said it was not a problem with them.
3) insurance for a scorpio turned to be risky job not many comapnies come forward to insure the scorpio.
ICICI- least interested
TATA AIG :high premium
bajaj allianz : high premium and the sales guy also said because of large thefts on scorpios no cashless insurance
HDFC ERGO : the sales was good and courteous. gave me a balanced quote and were prompt in replies in all the queries.
reliance : well no one called even after calling their toll free number for a call back. :frustated:
so weighing all options HDFC ERGO was selected.