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Old 9th March 2017, 11:16   #226
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Dear Fellow XUV Enthusiasts,

I am in the market looking for a pre owned, good condition 2011/12/13 XUV W8. I have been through a lot of the XUV threads and came across people who have bought used ones. Most mentioned that XUV doesn't fetch a good resale value and one can find a 5 year old XUV W8 around 5-6L. However in my limited experience, I havent come across any below 6.5-7L. Am I missing something here? Will appreciate some help.
Getting something in that range seems a stretch to me unless the car is really beaten. XUV's resale is not that bad in my view. Also the fact that the current prices of the car have gone up so much compared to 2012, its helping the resale values also. However one input I do have is that you should consider buying cars manufactured post OCt 2013. Price might be higher but those models had all the known major niggles fixed and fairly trouble free. Mine is from March 15 and had no issues.

This query is more for the main XUV review thread.
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Dear Fellow XUV Enthusiasts,

I am in the market looking for a pre owned, good condition 2011/12/13 XUV W8. I have been through a lot of the XUV threads and came across people who have bought used ones. Most mentioned that XUV doesn't fetch a good resale value and one can find a 5 year old XUV W8 around 5-6L. However in my limited experience, I havent come across any below 6.5-7L. Am I missing something here? Will appreciate some help.
A good condition XUV W8 even the early batch are impossible to find at prices you mentioned. Ill recommend to increase the budget and focus on well kept cars.
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Question to XUV owners,
I wanted the dimensions (width) of the dust cap of the Low Beam ( projector). Can one of you please check and let me know.

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Question to XUV owners,
I wanted the dimensions (width) of the dust cap of the Low Beam ( projector). Can one of you please check and let me know.

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If you are looking for those, you won't find them in spares shops. I had one of the caps damaged, looked everywhere but no luck as they are not sold separately, finally I sourced them from Mahindra body repair workshop for free from accidental salvage parts. I don't have the dimensions.

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Hi Anshuman,

Have you had a chance to upgrade/replace your XUV's suspension/shockers?

My 5 year old W6 front suspension have started sounding weird so i guess it needs replacement. I am confused whether to get the stock suspension from ASS or get some after market ones from outside. Any suggestion/recommendations ? Also any reliable place you know from where i can get this done?
Hi Anshuman, posting it again
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Hi Anshuman, posting it again
I have not come across any aftermarket good suspension kits for XUV. Suspension at 75k is all good, some rubber parts have been changed till now, got it thoroughly checked recently.

You are hearing some strange sound, get the car inspected, high probability it will just be some boot or rubber part.

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Dear Fellow XUV Enthusiasts,

I am in the market looking for a pre owned, good condition 2011/12/13 XUV W8. I have been through a lot of the XUV threads and came across people who have bought used ones. Most mentioned that XUV doesn't fetch a good resale value and one can find a 5 year old XUV W8 around 5-6L. However in my limited experience, I havent come across any below 6.5-7L. Am I missing something here? Will appreciate some help.
Same for me. Am also looking for used W8s. Typically in the range of 7.5-9.5 for 40-65k run vehicles for 2012-2014 manufacture. You will not get any half decent car for a rupee less than 7.5L. I have 5-6 on my radar in 8-10 range, including couple of AWDs. Esp, if you buy one that has been cared for with clear maintenance record. I have an open budget and have looked at 2 of W10 of 2015 vintage at around 13-13.5L. So, XUV seems to hold value little better than others. It is a great car by all means. We can talk and exchange notes, if needed.
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71k kms and few months less than 5 years with me, my beloved XUV has found a new owner. The car was sold through Team-BHP classifieds.

The new owner is going to be happy for long time, he gets the car with-
  • Brand new Suspension
  • New Clutch kit with Flywheel
  • All nicks and dents fixed
  • All preventive maintenance done

On day of delivery the car was in absolutely perfect condition. Some pictures before delivering the car to new owner.

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The car got the brand new suspension before delivery. The car held up well even with lots of offroading, nothing except the dampers and a few rubber bushes were damaged.

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With independent rear suspension, XUV requires all 4 wheels alignment. Alignment being done at GSP Mahindra, Gurgaon post suspension overhaul. Overhaul costed me ~23k.

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Reading on ODO before delivering the car

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2 panels were repainted on request of new owner, some minor touch ups were done. Else the car was in perfect condition.

In comparison to the XUV, my next car is going to be a big downgrade in terms of road use perspective. I would have kept the car for long, but gradually over the time we have started doing a lot of off-roading both local and outstation, and over the time XUV had started feeling like a mismatch in the company 4x4 trucks. Right now I am on lookout for a pre-owned Japanese 4x4 truck I can customise as per my requirement. Top contender is Isuzu V-Cross, followed by Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner.

Here are a few pictures from last one year’s ownership of my XUV-500.

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In the company of big boys.

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She went wherever proper 4x4's could go.

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Clicked a month before selling the car.

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Typical breakfast setup on off roading days.

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Post testing the Pirelli ATR in the mud.

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She sometimes surprised us with her capability, for this particular climb, power delivery with the Racedynamics tuning box was fantastic. Duster and Grand Vitara could never make up this climb.

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Enjoying the mud this Monsoons.

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I attempted whatever proper 4x4's attempted.

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Few days before delivering the car.

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Looking for new offroading locations, with the freezer of an airconditioner, this was car of choice for such stuff.

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Our typical lunch setup on a monsoon weekend.
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Sad to see her go. Hope the new owner takes care of her.

How much did new suspension and clutch with flywheel cost including labor from Mahindra A$$. Did you change all four shockers?
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Sad to see her go. Hope the new owner takes care of her.

How much did new suspension and clutch with flywheel cost including labor from Mahindra A$$. Did you change all four shockers?
Clutch and Flywheel whole replacement cost around 40k, I cannot tell you exact figures since I got a few more parts replaced. Mahindra gave me 50 percent goodwill discount on flywheel and a damaged CV joint.

All 4 shock absorbers(rear ones came fitted with Coil springs) along with a few bushes changed for preventive maintenance costed me 23k with labour and GST. Over the time, with lots of bad terrain driving the dampers had become weak, just too much bounce but still no signs of leakage. The car completely transformed post suspension change.

Earlier this year, the AWD system had failed just one month after the extended warranty expired, Mahindra was generous to cover the part and labour for new ITM unit under goodwill warranty. Although I had to use Twitter to expedite the process. This part was changed once again as the new part was causing excessive vibrations.
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71k kms and few months less than 5 years with me, my beloved XUV has found a new owner. The car was sold through Team-BHP classifieds.
Anshuman Sir!

Looking at your ownership experience, the way you've enjoyed the car and its abilities the way it had to, in these pics, gives me new goals with my Brezza, though it comes short of atleast 60% of what your car was knowing it's a small boy in front of the fully grown tuskers such as the ones filling the space in these pictures

Is there a replacement on the works or already parked in your porch?

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Earlier this year, the AWD system had failed just one month after the extended warranty expired, Mahindra was generous to cover the part and labour for new ITM unit under goodwill warranty. Although I had to use Twitter to expedite the process. This part was changed once again as the new part was causing excessive vibrations.
Wow pretty much sold the car in tip top condition. You probably didn't get enough time to enjoy the tight suspension again
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71k kms and few months less than 5 years with me, my beloved XUV has found a new owner.
Happy to see you moving to proper 4x4 truck territory .anshuman, yet sad to see the XUV go. The car was practically brought back to showroom condition before it was handed over to the new owner and I am sure he is going to thank you all the while he enjoys this car!

XUV was right up there with big boys during our off-road sessions and we sure have many many fond memories of this car... sometimes it even surprised us by its abilities under Anshuman's driving. In fact experience with this car brought much sought after hope among us that Indian brands do have capabilities to deliver great products, some which actually stand up tall on International platforms! Kudos to Mahindra for this. I hope the new owner also does justice to it by using its AWD one of these days. Good Cheetah! Loved it!

Here is my tribute to a great car!
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XUV replacement has arrived. It's a truck:

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Pre-Owned. End 2016, 15k kms done.

Ill post the ownership thread only after I spend some time with the truck.
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XUV replacement has arrived. It's a truck:

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Pre-Owned. End 2016, 15k kms done.

Ill post the ownership thread only after I spend some time with the truck.
Congratulations on the truck anshuman, can you please share the price so that most of us have a rough idea of the truck's resale as it is fairly new and not much of them are available in the used car market.
Btw I see that's a good registration number you got there, really rare to find these in the used car market on cars < 20 Lacs these days.
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