New Car Buying - Some Basic Questions


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Hi All,
I moved to India and have booked a Vento Automatic which I should take delivery next week.
A few questions for a first time buyer in India:
1) The car odometer shows 32 kms. Is this normal for a new car? What is the accepted tolerance here?
2) On delivery of the car - What documents is required from my side? I can think of the following:
Address Proof, Identity Proof, Photograph- Anything else?
3) On delivery of the car - What documents is required to be given to me by the dealer?
4) How many litres of petrol does the dealer normally give with a new car?

If there is a link, which gives details of Do's and Don'ts of new car buying - please point me to it.

Thanks,
 
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1) The car odometer shows 32 kms. Is this normal for a new car? What is the accepted tolerance here?
Tolerane is up to 50kms becuase the yard will be somewhere out of city & they have to drive it for registration & back to showroom for delivery. And FYI, they also disconnect speedo wires for keeping the readings lesser than 50kms.

2) On delivery of the car - What documents is required from my side? I can think of the following:
Address Proof, Identity Proof, Photograph- Anything else?
3) On delivery of the car - What documents is required to be given to me by the dealer?
As Akash mentioned check the list

4) How many litres of petrol does the dealer normally give with a new car?
You can demand for Full tank of petrol. If you are lucky enough you will get it. Usually it will be 7-10ltrs of petrol/diesel.

Happy Motoring!!
 
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You can demand for Full tank of petrol. If you are lucky enough you will get it. Usually it will be 7-10ltrs of petrol/diesel.

Happy Motoring!!
Zinam,

I have seen few Skoda delears giving full tank fuel but neven heard we can bargain for it and even get.
 
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Hi All,
I moved to India and have booked a Vento Automatic which I should take delivery next week.
A few questions for a first time buyer in India:

Thanks,
1) The car odometer shows 32 kms. Is this normal for a new car? What is the accepted tolerance here? - 32 Km is fine. Mine was 42km. If it is more than 50 ask about it.
2) On delivery of the car - What documents is required from my side? I can think of the following:
Address Proof, Identity Proof, Photograph- Anything else? - On Delivery I don't think you need to provide any such document. You need to keep recipts and other documents given by dealer.

3) On delivery of the car - What documents is required to be given to me by the dealer? - see list http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...ction-pdi.html


4) How many litres of petrol does the dealer normally give with a new car?

- I got 10 liters. It changes dealer by dealer and no rule for that.

If there is a link, which gives details of Do's and Don'ts of new car buying - please point me to it.

- link already provided by mastersquall http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...ction-pdi.html
 
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Congrats for your Vento. Wish happy miles ahead.

4) How many litres of petrol does the dealer normally give with a new car?
Since it is PETROL, you can demand a full tank + additional fuel coupons for atleast a month. [evil] just kidding.

It depends on the dealer and yes, it always depend on how we negotiate with them.
 
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