Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Long-Term Ownership Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th August 2015, 10:03   #436
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 66
Thanked: 156 Times
Default Re: Bangalore>Mysore>Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
One main difference I noticed on the Bangalore-Mysore SH 17: most of the speed-breakers have been replaced with barricades at most of the junctions, compelling us to drive zig-zag through those barricades.
that this barricade system can get truly annoying. One thing I as a sedan owner must say though is now I can drive a little happier just a little happier because no more under body scrapping because of those horrible speed breakers they were using. One month ago when I drove on this road there were no barricades too but now they are using these barricades and I have a feeling during night times they are a source of danger as people driving are not exactly alert and they might not realize the barricades were there until they get too close to them. Also my brother who drove down yesterday told me that most of these barricades lacked reflectors.

Wishing you many more miles of happiness with your Cheetah !!

Regards,
swamyzen
swamyzen is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2015, 11:25   #437
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,148
Thanked: 3,840 Times
Default Re: Bangalore>Mysore>Bangalore

Quote:
Originally Posted by swamyzen View Post
Wishing you many more miles of happiness with your Cheetah !
Thanks a lot for the kind wishes, swamyzen.
Quote:
no more under body scrapping because of those horrible speed breakers they were using.
But, invariably, there was traffic jam before each set of barricades with everyone trying to squeeze into the little space available between those barricades.
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinitbhavi View Post
I plan to buy the XUV W 10 hopefully with the A/T
I pray your wish becomes a reality soon, vinitbhavi. Thanks a lot for the compliments and wishes.

Last edited by J.Ravi : 8th August 2015 at 11:35.
J.Ravi is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2015, 14:09   #438
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,148
Thanked: 3,840 Times
Smile Purple Cheetah Gets HUD!

Yesterday, I bought DigiHUD Pro Speedometer ad-free app from Google play, costing ₹ 98.43 for use in my P.Cheetah and B.Bird!

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-dsc06007.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-dsc06009.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-dsc06012.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-dsc06023.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-hud-normal-view.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-huddifferentscreens.jpg

Of course, it has its own share of niggles like showing 3 kmph speed, when kept stationary!
J.Ravi is online now   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2015, 14:34   #439
Senior - BHPian
 
mpksuhas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: KA03/KL11
Posts: 2,458
Thanked: 2,634 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

Interesting application, can you please let know the following details also-

1.During day time, is the HUD projection bright enough?
2. I am able to see a combination where both navigation and speed is displayed in their Play store images. Were you able to try the same?
3. Is there any difference in speed displayed between speedo and GPS?
mpksuhas is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2015, 14:57   #440
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,148
Thanked: 3,840 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpksuhas View Post
Interesting application
Yeah. I am attracted by this totally ad-free app.
Quote:
1.During day time, is the HUD projection bright enough?
I am yet to drive out using this HUD.
Quote:
2. I am able to see a combination where both navigation and speed is displayed in their Play store images. Were you able to try the same?
It can be pinned to Google Maps. If pinned, it will show the location as well as the route driven. If GPRS is enabled, yes, it can be used as a navigator too, I think. But, I don't intend to do that as I have offline Navi Naps apart from the dash navigator.
Quote:
3. Is there any difference in speed displayed between speedo and GPS?
The navigators show less speed than the vehicle's. Similarly, I think this HUD will also show less speed. I will test it during my next Bangalore-Chennai drive and report here.
J.Ravi is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2015, 18:14   #441
BHPian
 
vinitbhavi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Mumbai MH 02
Posts: 316
Thanked: 200 Times
Default Re: Purple Cheetah Gets HUD!

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
Yesterday, I bought DigiHUD Pro Speedometer ad-free app from Google play, costing ₹ 98.43 for use in my P.Cheetah and B.Bird!

Of course, it has its own share of niggles like showing 3 kmph speed, when kept stationary!

Wow Ravi sir quite a nifty little app. Is it also available for the iPhone. I agree with you there that the black screen looks the best. There will always be errors but 3kms can be tolerated. Pretty cool stuff.
vinitbhavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2015, 18:41   #442
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,148
Thanked: 3,840 Times
Default Re: Purple Cheetah Gets HUD!

Quote:
Originally Posted by vinitbhavi View Post
Is it also available for the iPhone.
I don't think so. Please check Google play.

Quote:
quite a nifty little app.
Plus ad-free and low-cost.
J.Ravi is online now   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2015, 19:14   #443
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 972
Thanked: 955 Times
Default Re: Purple Cheetah Gets HUD!

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
Yesterday, I bought DigiHUD Pro Speedometer ad-free app from Google play, costing ₹ 98.43 for use in my P.Cheetah and B.Bird!
!
Nice to know you bought this app sir, I had tried an app for HUD with my Lumia and did not find it comfortable on the windshield as it was glaring and not up to the mark. So I dropped the idea of this display and planning to get one from Mahindra accessories in future.

Anyway would wait for your review and see how it performs in day and night conditions.
fusionbang is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2015, 22:44   #444
BHPian
 
vinitbhavi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Mumbai MH 02
Posts: 316
Thanked: 200 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
I don't think so. Please check Google play.





Plus ad-free and low-cost.

Did check for the DigiHUD Pro on the ios store and same isn't available as of now. So looks like only an android app. The alternative for this for those other than androids is the one reviewed by tanveer in his xuv ownership thread.
vinitbhavi is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2015, 13:17   #445
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,148
Thanked: 3,840 Times
Default Re: Purple Cheetah Gets HUD!

Today, Purple Cheetah had tankful, costing ₹ 48.77/litre of diesel at Basaveswara Nagar HP COCOO.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fusionbang View Post
did not find it comfortable on the windshield
With full brightness on my smartphone, HUD was very feeble on a cloudy day. I will try with yellow font tomorrow.

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-dsc06026.jpg
J.Ravi is online now   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2015, 14:25   #446
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 972
Thanked: 955 Times
Default Re: Purple Cheetah Gets HUD!

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
Today, Purple Cheetah had tankful, costing ₹ 48.77/litre of diesel at Basaveswara Nagar HP COCOO.


With full brightness on my smartphone, HUD was very feeble on a cloudy day. I will try with yellow font tomorrow.

Attachment 1403255
Yes sir, this is what I was talking about. The brightness is really a concern using this app, this can be used only during night times. I am planning for a HUD from Mahindra very soon, probably when I visit the service center during my first service. Will keep updated on the same.
fusionbang is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2015, 15:48   #447
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,148
Thanked: 3,840 Times
Default Re: Purple Cheetah Gets HUD!

Quote:
Originally Posted by fusionbang View Post
I am planning for a HUD from Mahindra very soon
A sticker is required to be pasted on the inside of the windsheild to view the display without glare. I saw that while test-driving Zest from Prerana. But, I don't want to paste anything on the windsheild for that purpose.
J.Ravi is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2015, 07:22   #448
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,148
Thanked: 3,840 Times
Thumbs up Bangalore - Chennai. Yes, It's Non-Stop Night Driving!

Me, missus and Purple Cheetah reached Chennai Royapettah home safely and comfortably at 4:59 am today. We had left Bangalore Basaveswara Nagar home at 10:40 pm last night. I enjoyed my sedate driving, mostly cruising at 80 kmph as per P.Cheetah's odometer and 77 kmph as per Digi HUD. DigiHUD was good at night.

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-dsc06046.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-blorechennai20082015mid.jpg

There were long queues at Attibele and Krishnagiri toll plazas that collected both time - more than 15 minutes each - and money as toll. The distance covered worked out to 353.2 km as per P.Cheetah's trip meter, 356 as per Digi HUD and 357 as per P.Cheetah's MapMyIndia navigator.

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-screenshot_20150820051039072.jpeg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-dsc06077.jpg
J.Ravi is online now   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2015, 08:59   #449
Senior - BHPian
 
arun_josie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,978
Thanked: 2,864 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai. Yes, It's Non-Stop Night Driving!

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
We had left Bangalore Basaveswara Nagar home at 10:40 pm last night. I enjoyed my sedate driving, mostly cruising at 80 kmph as per P.Cheetah's odometer and 77 kmph as per Digi HUD. DigiHUD was good at night.
Electronic toll(Fastag) is operational between bangalore-chennai?

By the way, superb FE.18 is the max that will be displayed in MID, right?. You should try the Full tank method to check the exact FE, could be more than 18 as well.

Last edited by arun_josie : 20th August 2015 at 09:07.
arun_josie is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2015, 09:28   #450
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,148
Thanked: 3,840 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai. Yes, It's Non-Stop Night Driving!

Quote:
Originally Posted by arun_josie View Post
Electronic toll(Fastag) is operational between bangalore-chennai?
At the deserted Vaniyampadi toll plaza, I had a brief chat with the toll collector. According to him, Fastag is operational. When I pointed out the boom barrier, he informed me that if a vehicle with Fastag approaches the toll counter, after the deduction of the toll, the boom barrier would automatically lift. If the vehicle did not have Fastag, the driver has to pay the toll manually at the toll counter! In fact, I entered the deserted Fastag-dedicated lane and paid the toll manually! He also informed me that Fastag was available at all the branches of ICICI Bank, which I took with a pinch of salt. At the Sriperumpudur toll plaza, again I enquired with the toll collector. He said that it was available in their office at the toll plaza during working hours. He added that it would be affixed then and there only after submission of documents and payment. Since my drives are during the ghostly hours, I am waiting for the online sale of Fastag.

Quote:
By the way, superb FE. 18 is the max that will be displayed in MID, right?. You should try the Full tank method to check the exact FE, could be more than 18 as well.
Yes, Arun. P.Cheetah will have tankful soon and the actual FE will be known.

Last edited by J.Ravi : 20th August 2015 at 09:32.
J.Ravi is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - From mighty muscular Scorpio to Cheetah scorpio_fan Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 23 3rd July 2016 16:46
My Silver Cheetah - 2014 Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD gpriyesh Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 16 19th March 2015 08:30
My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD - Going with the heart Stryker Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 38 30th August 2014 17:31
A dream come true: My Purple Mahindra XUV5OO W8 FWD manasmadaan Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 45 2nd January 2014 00:09


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:20.

Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks