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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Manju, Oct 21, 2014.

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  1. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    asimpleson Esperto

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    @kunwar.g consider posting this attachment on thread link provided by Mod. Ravi for benefit of future Car/Fiat buyers.
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  3. bharath

    bharath Regolare

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    @Manju ,Congrats for picking up a car that you would cherish for the rest of your life :).Welcome to TFI ,a crazy motoring world.
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  4. Manju

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    Mates.... i couldnot go for PDI today becausebof some urgent issues.... am going for the same tomorrow morning..... as mine is a grande punto manufactured in Marck 2014. Are there any particular details that i should focus more during PDI..... TIA FOR ADVISE....
  5. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    On Quick PDI, do below -
    • Verify VIN punched on car.
    • Check KMs drive, 'H' mark on ODO should be present.
    • Check car visually from outside and report any issues.
    • Check tyres.
    • Crank engine and just check few electrical items.

    These should be ok to go ahead.
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  6. pv_krish

    pv_krish Regolare

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    If the car has been in the yard for so many months, check for rusting of parts inside the engine bay and door padding. My 2 paisa.
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  7. Manju

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    Folks,

    Had a PDI of my feb make fiat grande punto emotion today. It was pretty smooth. Not many surprise7s.... every thing was as expected. My major observations...

    1. Exterior body condition in condition. No hints of rust, scratches and dents.
    2. Interiors were vood in shape. But i could see some stains in door fabric. Service manager said it was due to pdi of their folks. They would get it cleaned. Does this indicate anything?
    3. Odo was reading 13 km with H being displayed.
    4. Auto climate control and music system worked fine.
    5. The glove box wasnt closing tight. Service manager promised to fix it. No other issues in the dash. All other controls and levers worked fine.
    6. Engine compartment was neat in shape. No untoward sightings.
    7. Tyres were in good shape. Tyre threads were intact.
    8. boot and belongings were intact and worked fine.
    9. Both frong and rear Wipers worked fine.
    10. Doors, windows, mirrors, acworked fine.
    11. MID was all right.
    12. VIN, chassis no, engine no ets was as communicated earlier by dealer earlier.
    13. But i coukd see some rust is on frint disc brakes. Is this normal? I didnt notice any other rusting. See the pic attached.
    14. took a small drive on bumpy road. Could hear any untoward noice from engine and suspension.

    I gave a go ahead for registration tomorrow. Promised to get a delivery tomorro by 4 pm. Please advice if i have missed anuthing during pdi. More to follow after delivery.

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  8. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    That rusting on disc is normal, it even goes away a bit after use. Please take an email id of the dealer customer care and list all your queries like the fabric stains and glove box etc. Check the battery or insist on a brand new one. Dealer could oblige, but let it not be a deal breaker. Enjoy the ride..!
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  9. Manju

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    Thanks a lot... counting hours now.....
  10. pv_krish

    pv_krish Regolare

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    Congrats and have a good ride with the beauty.
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