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Old 11th October 2011, 12:24   #2971
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Wow what was Mahindra thinking. They didn't do any sort of analysis to see what the demand will be like.

Or its just another greedy car maker, stopping bookings and will re start after a few days with increased prices.

Well all in all, this all leaves a pretty bad taste..

I hope the competitors understand that they have finally got an opening and get their releases going soon.

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I have seen one white XUV 500 at the traffic signal at sivagi nagar pune . In real skin and flesh , the car looks much better. It is less quirky and have good road presence .When i took my mobile camera it just flew away .The engine seems to be very silent and powerful.I think in real daylight the car looks much better than what we see in picture
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I think now I will have to pay extra for purple club membership, because it was free only for early birds. Also unlimited mileage warranty will not be applicable to next batch of booking.
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I think now I will have to pay extra for purple club membership, because it was free only for early birds. Also unlimited mileage warranty will not be applicable to next batch of booking.
As far as I understand, when you buy an XUV, you automatically get access to purple club. For other cars from M&M, I guess the owners need to pay for membership.

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I have travelled quite a bit in Scorpio, never on the driver's seat, so was just wondering that how is body roll explained in simple daily use language and how does it affect ride quality?
Let me try, When you take corners fast in a tall vehicle, it gives a feeling that the vehicle might topple. This is called body roll. This movement which will be sideways will also move the occupants to & fro sliding & will cause discomfort during the journey. Even high speed cross winds on a straight road can cause this movement.

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hi guys have the bookings really closed , the xuv 500 has not even been launched in punjab , went to a dealer today they have no idea about its launch ,what is mahindra doing is strange they have just opened the b ookings in metros now bookings are closed without dealers is punjab knowing the launch date,very strange there is no display vehicle.has anybody got any information about its punjab launch
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hi guys have the bookings really closed , the xuv 500 has not even been launched in punjab , went to a dealer today they have no idea about its launch ,what is mahindra doing is strange they have just opened the bookings in metros now bookings are closed without dealers is punjab knowing the launch date,very strange there is no display vehicle.has anybody got any information about its punjab launch
Not only Punjab, except for the already launched 5/6 cities, the vehicle has NOT been launched anywhere else. IF the bookings have been closed, then I don't expect them to launch the vehicle anywhere else soon, not atleast till they ramp up production or for the next 6 months. Am sure M&M is going to get much higher numbers if they open the bookings in rest of the places. The only feasible solution for M&M here is to ramp up production.
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Couple of thoughts:

2. Whats the wish list of Bhpians for XUV 500? For me low ratio in 4x4-Just to make it a true blue SUV. However I am not sure how robust monocoques are in no-road situations. Experts?

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Fair point but looking at the SUVs world over... they are all planning to move from the ladder and frame design to Monocoque design. If I am not mistaken the legendary LR (Land Rover) uses Monocoque in their LR3 version. Moreover the Monocoques are much more safer in the event of a crash as the bulk of the impact gets absorbed in collapsing the body and keeping the inmates less hurt unlike the ladder which is stiff and can transfer the impact to the inmates of the vehicle. Hope that helps...
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Sounds a plan . You gonna be the first owner of this beast on TBhp then. We will eagerly wait for your initial impressions then.
Or maybe mine might arrive by the coming monday or even before
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Let me try, When you take corners fast in a tall vehicle, it gives a feeling that the vehicle might topple. This is called body roll. This movement which will be sideways will also move the occupants to & fro sliding & will cause discomfort during the journey. Even high speed cross winds on a straight road can cause this movement.
Further to it, you can understand the feel if you have been on an Enterprise (sail boat) where you need to be holding on to the rope and move the body according to the turn of the boat (my 4 yrs old does that all the time in the Scorpio).

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Just confirmed from the Gurgaon Dealer. According to them the bookings for XUV 500 are closed for the next 8 months.
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Further to it, you can understand the feel if you have been on an Enterprise (sail boat) where you need to be holding on to the rope and move the body according to the turn of the boat (my 4 yrs old does that all the time in the Scorpio).
Adding 2 cent....

Body roll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I was in Bangalore last Friday and spotted a camouflaged XUV 500 on Nice road. Still wondering why would they cover up a recently launched vehicle? Is there more variants coming up?

Sorry no pictures as the XUV was travelling on the opposite direction.
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Or maybe mine might arrive by the coming monday or even before
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Wow !! Thats great news.
Can you please provide a breakup of cost of accessories that you have opted for.
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Just came back from 1200 kms of road trip from mum-goa-mum in my superb.
Kept dreaming about the XUV500 all the while and saw a silver xuv near Goa with Mh 04 number and it looked stunning..

I called up G3 motors today and they have asked me to do the bank disbursement today.They say that the vehicle will be coming to their warehouse by this weekend and they will complete the RTO and insurance formalities and deliver it by next weekend.

I have not received any call or email/sms on the delivery date,when i asked the Manager he said that the vehicle is already alloted to me and I not receive any alert from mahindra.
Congrats Kedar, seems that you will be the first one on TBHP to get the XUV500! Waiting eagerly for your review of it as soon as you get it. We booked ours on 2nd Oct and the delivery date which they have communicated is 17th Feb 2012!!

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Congrats Kedar, seems that you will be the first one on TBHP to get the XUV500! Waiting eagerly for your review of it as soon as you get it. We booked ours on 2nd Oct and the delivery date which they have communicated is 17th Feb 2012!!

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Thanks Behemoth.I know the wait till february is too long.

One quick question guys,since I am the lucky few who is getting a quick delivery,I have to get the insurance done from the dealer.

He has tata AIG,Icici lombard and chola mandalam.

Which one is the best,I also heard about the 0% dep plan which Sam kapasi had got for his superb?

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