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Old 8th December 2012, 23:17   #106
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I don't know how it works, but who is the car maker in this case - Ssangyong or Mahindra? If it's Ssangyong and Mahindra sells it to someone else, does Mahindra still have to service the Rexton? Also, the brand is not killed, it's sold to someone else.

I mean, who will service the JLR cars sold during Ford ownership of JLR - Ford or Tata?

Then again, rules are rules - but Peugeot left India somewhere in 2001, less than 15 years back. How many Peugeot service centres are there in India?

Anyway, this is completely OT. So no more posts on this from my side on this thread.
Actually there is a point here. In my opinion Mahindra should have brought Ssangyong's smaller car to test waters. What if this alliance goes the Mahindra Logan way? Will anyone risk 20+L on a product where things can go kaput?

Bringing in the AT along with MT was a good choice and I appreciate Mahindra for that.

A little off topic but I feel ambitious car makers should try and get some kind of car rental concept here. This way people can "rent" these cars for a week go for a long drive etc and then later look at buying them.

Many car makers try to woo the family guy by placing a third row seat. But not sure if anyone has looked at how useful they are when they designed this model. Who can sit there? Probably a 5 or 6 year old can sit properly facing front as they anyway don't get to fold their legs in regular seats. With the 40% portion of the second for folded away probably a person an sit with his/her legs stretched to full happiness.

Anyway, overall a good car. Need to see if its VFM or a white elephant (considering Hyundai gets a bit costly not sure if this Korean car brings in the same effect or what)

Now, this paragraph is not related to the quote (was a bit lazy to reply again) i am not sure if just pricing it the way it is would erode Fortuner or Endeavor sales. A person going for these models would be a serious guy going for those models and not just like buying soap - aah went for buying Pears and saw some Pears look alike and got it types (my personal opinion only).
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Are there exclusive showrooms for SsangYong in Bombay and Delhi? For their launch in Hyderabad, they have just added the already existing M&M showrooms as locations.
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Are there exclusive showrooms for SsangYong in Bombay and Delhi? For their launch in Hyderabad, they have just added the already existing M&M showrooms as locations.
No they dont have exclusive showrooms, they are sold from the mahindra showrooms.
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Old 10th December 2012, 09:16   #109
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I did take a test drive of the SSangyoung Rexton (AT) and the XUV 500 on Saturday.

Both the vehicles were quite impressive. The Rexton has quite a refined engine, performance and comfort. I would be happier if the dashboard consoles were bit more stylish as found in other cars of the same segment.

The XUV500 is definitely is great leap of M&M. The quality does feel a lot improved as compared to Xylo/Scorpio. Its also quite feature rich.

My only concern about the Rexton is whether it would be another Daewoo or become the Mahindra Rexton!
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I just drove the Rexton (AT) and was thoroughly unimpressed. The engine is too noisy, the gearbox too sluggish and the body roll belongs to the 1990s. The XUV offers a much better ride and handling and the engine on the XUV is far more refined.

The Rexton is well kitted out but it shows its age. The Kenwood system is pretty unrefined and looks very aftermarket, as does the steering wheel with the button overload.

Overall, I was left asking as to what does it offer me over the XUV, given that its almost 10 lakhs more expensive on road than the XUV. All I can come up with is the auto box.

Honestly, I was expecting much more given the Merc credentials but I was sorely disappointed. Its just too old to justify the kind of pricing it commands.

OT: The quest for a reasonable SUV continues with the XUV and the Storme being the final contenders. Any suggestions?
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Actually there is a point here. In my opinion Mahindra should have brought Ssangyong's smaller car to test waters. What if this alliance goes the Mahindra Logan way? Will anyone risk 20+L on a product where things can go kaput?

Bringing in the AT along with MT was a good choice and I appreciate Mahindra for that.

A little off topic but I feel ambitious car makers should try and get some kind of car rental concept here. This way people can "rent" these cars for a week go for a long drive etc and then later look at buying them.

Many car makers try to woo the family guy by placing a third row seat. But not sure if anyone has looked at how useful they are when they designed this model. Who can sit there? Probably a 5 or 6 year old can sit properly facing front as they anyway don't get to fold their legs in regular seats. With the 40% portion of the second for folded away probably a person an sit with his/her legs stretched to full happiness.

Anyway, overall a good car. Need to see if its VFM or a white elephant (considering Hyundai gets a bit costly not sure if this Korean car brings in the same effect or what)

Now, this paragraph is not related to the quote (was a bit lazy to reply again) i am not sure if just pricing it the way it is would erode Fortuner or Endeavor sales. A person going for these models would be a serious guy going for those models and not just like buying soap - aah went for buying Pears and saw some Pears look alike and got it types (my personal opinion only).

In my view, the comparison with Mahindra-Renault is not entirely correct. Because, unlike Mahindra-Renault, in this case Mahindra is the owner of the Ssangyong brand (Mahindra Renault was a JV). I would think it is pretty clear that Mahindra has responsibility for servicing, etc for Ssangyong cars sold in India. Ditto for JLR cars, even the ones sold during Ford era.
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I drove a Rexton automatic today. I was surprised to see AWD do stuff for which would use 4x4 in our usual offroaders. The seat does not has much support, and dont think would be very comfortable in long drives.

250 mm GC I guess has been printed wrong. Was having a fortuner next to it which is 220 mm but GC in Fortuner looked more.

The brakes and suspension were not that great.

One can go in for Rexton for AWD+Automatic+Diesel. Guess this combination is not there right now in the market. For city commute and occasional long trips with some soft offroad this vehicle is great. The money you save from not buying fortuner can now be used to buy/make a specialist offroader. So your family, you even wifey is happy driving the automatic in city and for weekend war offroad you have the specialist.

For me - hmmm... Not selling my fortuner right now
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I drove a Rexton automatic today. I was surprised to see AWD do stuff for which would use 4x4 in our usual offroaders. The seat does not has much support, and dont think would be very comfortable in long drives.

250 mm GC I guess has been printed wrong. Was having a fortuner next to it which is 220 mm but GC in Fortuner looked more.
Rexton just like the Fortuner comes with AWD plus proper 4x4 with low range.

Even GC is very good in Rexton, surely not a reason to complain. My only concern is the unprotected fuel tank.
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OT: The quest for a reasonable SUV continues with the XUV and the Storme being the final contenders. Any suggestions?
If I were you I was pass up the Tata, even the old warhorse Safari which has been around for years is not free from niggles (enough personal & TBHP references) I am not sure what to expect from a repackaged version.

XUV has its own store of troubles going into almost 100 pages in TBHP.

Even though I have been in the market for almost 6 months now I have not been able to make my mind weather to put my money on an XUV and going by the odds add regular visits to the A.S.S. as a part of my schedule or wait for it to stabilise in the next few months and then plunge in or dive in straight at the Rexton which as you rightly said does not provide much more than a XUV.
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XUV has its own store of troubles going into almost 100 pages in TBHP.

Even though I have been in the market for almost 6 months now I have not been able to make my mind weather to put my money on an XUV and going by the odds add regular visits to the A.S.S. as a part of my schedule or wait for it to stabilise in the next few months and then plunge in or dive in straight at the Rexton which as you rightly said does not provide much more than a XUV.
Well, although OT on this thread, let me tell you this. I don't know what you are waiting for but that niggles thread that you are talking about is never going to reduce in page count ever.

As for stability and all, I have one of these things with me for more than 7 months now. Not the absolute new ones. And I can tell you, fear loves to grow on people like to be afraid. The only real issue was with brakes which is gone a while back now. For the rest of the niggles or at least the most of them (my PW is not working, my steering is not tracking straight etc.) that fill those pages... well! People always like a sob story and given a platform we also like to air one. Fact remains that those M&M is not the first company whose cars need a PW motor fix or a alignment straightening here and there. And when you sell in the numbers that they do every month these things only come out faster.

Bottomline - You wish to take that plunge, go ahead, do it. Do not worry, there is no Loch Ness Monster hiding out there.
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Well, although OT on this thread, let me tell you this. I don't know what you are waiting for but that niggles thread that you are talking about is never going to reduce in page count ever.

Bottomline - You wish to take that plunge, go ahead, do it. Do not worry, there is no Loch Ness Monster hiding out there.
You are actually right, it is more to do with fear psychosis in my case since I already faught and tamed my Loch Ness Monster in my first 2 years of ownership of Scorpio which spent more time at the A.S.S. then me, till the time almost all the major components were replaced, and now it runs like a dream , but yes, it is up for replacement now.
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Rexton just like the Fortuner comes with AWD plus proper 4x4 with low range.

Even GC is very good in Rexton, surely not a reason to complain. My only concern is the unprotected fuel tank.
News to me. Automatic which i drove did not had proper 4x4 with low range as you put it. Yes that is there in manual.

Do enlighten where i missed to look in automatic. sorry for the confusion.
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News to me. Automatic which i drove did not had proper 4x4 with low range as you put it. Yes that is there in manual.

Do enlighten where i missed to look in automatic. sorry for the confusion.
Rexton AT is a full time 4WD vehicle...there is no low range
Rexton MT is an AWD vehicle with an optional low range gear.
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Rexton AT is a full time 4WD vehicle...there is no low range
Rexton MT is an AWD vehicle with an optional low range gear.
I thought full time 4WD is also called AWD. How are they different in rexton between the 2 variants?
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Rexton AT is a full time 4WD vehicle...there is no low range
Rexton MT is an AWD vehicle with an optional low range gear.
Guess you have just corrected the moderator. Thanks for confirming
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