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Old 31st December 2013, 22:37   #286
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@all XUV/Auto Expert

I am getting a buy option for a Pre Production testing W6 made in 2011 with 2L Discount. M&M is claiming that it will come with standard warranty and have gone through quality checks and replaced with production parts where-ever necessary.

Particularly - paint and Trim fading warranty excluded.

Question: is it worth? Considering vehicle is 2 year old, with some KM (not disclosed) on ODO.

Do share your views.

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Old 31st December 2013, 22:52   #287
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@all XUV/Auto Expert

I am getting a buy option for a Pre Production testing W6 made in 2011 with 2L Discount. M&M is claiming that it will come with standard warranty and have gone through quality checks and replaced with production parts where-ever necessary.

Particularly - paint and Trim fading warranty excluded.

Question: is it worth? Considering vehicle is 2 year old, with some KM (not disclosed) on ODO.

Do share your views.

Thanks.

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XUV has come a long way in sorting out its initial teething problems. There have been 2-3 upgrades in 2013 with 40+ issues addressed. In a 2year old model you are likely to witness the same old niggles.

The KM (not disclosed on odo) is the most fishy of the issues. A two year old vehicle should have a reasonable reading on the odo.

My personal opinion would be to stay away lest you end up with a lemon!

OT : I guess this post is better suited for the Official Review Thread than one of the Ownership Threads.
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Mileage is still a concern which I need to take up with my ASC. I got 12.4 during the Bangalore-palakkad-bangalore drive. City drive is giving me between 9.2 to 9.6, which is way lower than what it was earlier. Any tips ?
This is exactly what we get in our W8 XUV in City and on highway.
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Old 23rd July 2014, 13:16   #289
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Its been ages since I have updated the thread.. Apologies.

The Mamba is still as fresh as new. I realise its been almost 3 years since i took it, only when some one asks me the age

Update : Its 53000 kms old. Last service done at 50k.

Mileage : Been a steady 10kmpl , with 90% city driving

Daily use has increased in last 2 months, since I moved to Bellandur and started driving through the "save-my-knee" roads to Infantry road

Been doing BLR- Palakkad and BLR- Chennai drives mostly. No major long drives in some time. Which is about to change as Im driving to Goa tomo

Clutch has been a concern for me, as it gets pretty hard after a while. Strains the knee heavily. I got it serviced again this time. Its smooth now .

Brake pedals will need replacement in another 5k kms.

Driving it is still a bliss. Enjoying it to the fullest. Ive never enjoyed any of my previous 3 cars as much.
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Mileage is still a concern which I need to take up with my ASC. I got 12.4 during the Bangalore-palakkad-bangalore drive. City drive is giving me between 9.2 to 9.6, which is way lower than what it was earlier. Any tips ?
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This is exactly what we get in our W8 XUV in City and on highway.
While I would say the city KPL could be under 10, I disagree on the highway figure of below 13.

I have always manage 16+ on highways. No experience of metro/ big city traffic with XUV W8.
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Old 26th July 2014, 18:45   #292
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Update : Its 53000 kms old. Last service done at 50k.

Mileage : Been a steady 10kmpl , with 90% city driving


Brake pedals will need replacement in another 5k kms.

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Thanks for the update. But, why the brake pedals need replacement? Or you are referring to the brake pads?
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Back after long.

Update : Mamba is 70k kms fresh now. Got the tyres changed this weekend. Switched from JK to Goodyear Wrangler. ( Yes, it survived 70k kms )

No specific issues, except for the lighting. Various combos of bulbs have not worked. The throw at low beam is a worry inside the city.

Taking a long drive this month end. Driving up to Leh from Bangalore. Trying some unconventional routes. An Ecosport from Mumbai would be driving along.

Would post a travelogue soon
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Update : Mamba is 70k kms fresh now.
Great to hear the update.

Your thread along with few others had given me confidence in purchasing my XUV last year.

I too stay in Bellandur and will be in Leh this month end (flying down), hope to catch your XUV either in Bangalore or in Leh sometime.

Happy journey!
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Taking a long drive this month end. Driving up to Leh from Bangalore. Trying some unconventional routes.
please consider putting grille on your windshield and windows, just in case
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Taking a long drive this month end. Driving up to Leh from Bangalore.
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please consider putting grille on your windshield and windows, just in case
By any chance, is this your XUV Hope it is not yours!

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By any chance, is this your XUV
Mannubhai has mentioned in earlier post that he is planning the trip this month end. So that is not Mamba.
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By any chance, is this your XUV Hope it is not yours!

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no mate, not mine. i don't own one.. yet
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Mannubhai has mentioned in earlier post that he is planning the trip this month end. So that is not Mamba.
Thanks Suhas for pointing it out, I somehow read the posting date and got confused to be his travel date.

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no mate, not mine. i don't own one.. yet
He he I know Anil you still love your Getz and Ninja so much that you will not even consider one.
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Great to hear the update.


Happy journey!
Thanks Suhas. I stay in Iblur . Looking forward to catching up.

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please consider putting grille on your windshield and windows, just in case
Yes Hawkie. Point taken

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Hope it is not yours!
Its not.. Hopefully, wont look like that when I return
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