Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 33

Thread: TSB: PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection)

  1. #11
    Senior Member Top_Fuel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Ohio
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3,408
    Thanks
    2,226
    Thanked 2,243 Times in 1,309 Posts
    That PDI TSB is 23 pages long...and it calls for doing a comprehensive 15-minute test drive.

    Reality Check: A tech probably gets paid less than 1 hour of time for each PDI he does. There's no way these cars are going through every step of the PDI process in this TSB.

    I noticed that alignment is not mentioned anywhere. I guess they are supposed to pick up any alignment issues during the test drive...

    Name:  pdi.jpg
Views: 105
Size:  49.9 KB


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 52.2 mpg (US) ... 22.2 km/L ... 4.5 L/100 km ... 62.6 mpg (Imp)


  2. #12
    Moderator Eggman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    9,703
    Thanks
    3,975
    Thanked 2,635 Times in 1,982 Posts
    I wondered the same thing. I think it says in there somewhere to not rush or hurry. The cost for this setup procedure must be less expensive than a return visit to the dealer.

    I see it as an example of Mitsubishi genuinely trying to get the best product they can out to the public.
    Speck was a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 5-speed with pushbutton start, automatic climate controls, original Dunlop Enasaves and no center console. It was totaled on 22-Feb-2022.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.6 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)


  3. #13
    Senior Member Fummins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    the internet
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    7,238
    Thanks
    3,131
    Thanked 3,662 Times in 2,459 Posts
    You mean dealers are supposed to do a pdi before you receive the car? Interesting.....
    Where are those pics of the non pdi'd cars we got earlier this year? Driven 300kms with plastic wrap on all 4 wheels, the only wrap that was removed probably fell off as they drove it on the highway. Seat covers still on, floor mats and hubcaps in bags in left in the car. At least they pushed the yellow fuse holders in most of the way.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)


  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Fummins For This Useful Post:

    Top_Fuel (12-02-2019)

  5. #14
    Senior Member Wallythacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Niagara region
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,315
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 299 Times in 232 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    You mean dealers are supposed to do a pdi before you receive the car? Interesting.....
    Where are those pics of the non pdi'd cars we got earlier this year? Driven 300kms with plastic wrap on all 4 wheels, the only wrap that was removed probably fell off as they drove it on the highway. Seat covers still on, floor mats and hubcaps in bags in left in the car. At least they pushed the yellow fuse holders in most of the way.
    I know when the item is a snowmobile/motorcycle/ATV the PDI is a line item on the invoice and paid for by the purchaser. I recall seeing charges as high as $500 on a $10K sled. In 2017 a Suzuki dealer tried to sneak a $450 PDI on a $10K V-Strom 650 I was going to buy.

    I honestly don't recall if car dealers in Canada add the PDI as a charge to the invoice? If they do the car should be perfect when delivered. C'mon, $500 is probably enough to pay a weeks wages for the tech doing the PDI, but you can bet management likely allows the poor guy a morning, or afternoon, at most, to PDI a car.

    Point is, if the buyer is paying the PDI then the buyer should expect as job done just as well as a brake job for example.
    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
    Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
    Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.

    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Wallythacker For This Useful Post:

    Fummins (12-03-2019)

  7. #15
    Senior Member Fummins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    the internet
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    7,238
    Thanks
    3,131
    Thanked 3,662 Times in 2,459 Posts
    Agreed. I’m sure they charge for it. Might be included as freight&pdi? Probably shows up on a build and price? I’ll look later

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)


  8. #16
    Senior Member Wallythacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Niagara region
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,315
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 299 Times in 232 Posts
    they lump freight in with PDI. $1575 for Ontario.

    I remember seeing freight listed standalone once, it was $1400 leaving $175 for PDI. That should easily pay a tech, but not a mechanic, for a day. A proper PDI can be done in a day for the most part? I would think so.
    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
    Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
    Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.

    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


  9. #17
    Senior Member Fummins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    the internet
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    7,238
    Thanks
    3,131
    Thanked 3,662 Times in 2,459 Posts
    Do they not consider a tech a mechanic? My licence says Automotive Service Technician. I prefer mecanick

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)


  10. #18
    Senior Member Wallythacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Niagara region
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,315
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 299 Times in 232 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Do they not consider a tech a mechanic? My licence says Automotive Service Technician. I prefer mecanick
    Ah, I'm not sure of the terms anymore. At my pharmacy everyone but the actual pharmacist is a tech. Our Chrysler dealer made sure to call the mechanics as such and everyone else was a tech.
    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
    Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
    Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.

    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


  11. #19
    Senior Member Fummins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    the internet
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    7,238
    Thanks
    3,131
    Thanked 3,662 Times in 2,459 Posts
    Weird. I guess tech is the new term for shlep? Gotta be politically correct now

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)


  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Fummins For This Useful Post:

    AtomicPunk (12-03-2019)

  13. #20
    Senior Member AtomicPunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    NOTW
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    1,122
    Thanks
    431
    Thanked 582 Times in 380 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Weird. I guess tech is the new term for shlep? Gotta be politically correct now

    I think saying "grease monkey" is an automatic $500 fine and a week in a reeducation camp.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •