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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th March 2014, 19:09   #46
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,144
Thanked: 3,835 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheIndian View Post
Raviji - Congrats.
Thanks a lot, TheIndian.

Quote:
In the above pics, is the steering cover stock or you bought an after-market one?
The steering cover was presented by my friend. He said that he bought it from amazon.com. Here is a photograph showing the steering with factory-fitted cover:

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-dsc01411.jpg
J.Ravi is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2014, 15:59   #47
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 138
Thanked: 69 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

It looks good. IN the pic, it looks thicker. Do you feel the thickness while driving ? (I mean while maneuvering the car/ steering)

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
The steering cover was presented by my friend. He said that he bought it from amazon.com. Here is a photograph showing the steering with factory-fitted cover:
Same friend who bought your Linea?
TheIndian is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 08:17   #48
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,144
Thanked: 3,835 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheIndian View Post
It looks good. IN the pic, it looks thicker. Do you feel the thickness while driving ? (I mean while maneuvering the car/ steering)
Thanks, TheIndian. Yes, the steering looks chunky with the extra cover. But, it doesn't affect the maneuvering and steering of car.

Quote:
Same friend who bought your Linea?
You guessed it right. Yes, it was my friend Ajay, who bought my erstwhile Linea. He surprised me with his present. He would not listen to my pleading to have my Purple Cheetah in the OE stock trim as far as possible and my request to him to use it in his Toyota Altis. He insisted that Purple Cheetah wear that steering cover.
J.Ravi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 14:18   #49
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,144
Thanked: 3,835 Times
Smile Cheetah's Day Out: Chennai>Kanniyakumari>Chennai [1,390 km] Within 23 Hours!

It's time that my Purple Cheetah got domesticated. So, I took Purple Cheetah to Kanniyakumari and back. My wife and daughter accompanied. We left Chennai Royapettah home yesterday [5 March 2014] at 4:10 am, reached Trichy TVS BP pump at 8:30 am, where Purple Cheetah had tankful of diesel, visited Shri Sangeetha's, Trichy, breakfasted there, lunched at Hotel Ariyas, Satthur bypass, reached the deserted Kanniyakumari beach at 3:00 pm, walked around under the blazing sun, clicked some photographs, started the return journey at 3:35 pm, refuelled at the same Trichy TVS BP pump, dined at the same Shri Sangeetha's and reached back home at 2:30 am today [6 March 2014].

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

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-img_1253.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-img_1254.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-dsc01692.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-img_1256.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-img_1257.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-img_1261.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-img_1267.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-img_1271.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-dsc01760.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-img_1273.jpg

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

Last edited by J.Ravi : 6th March 2014 at 14:34.
J.Ravi is online now   (10) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 14:28   #50
BHPian
 
arvind71181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: TN-07
Posts: 626
Thanked: 545 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

Wow Ravi sir, this is truly live to drive. Staying at the destination for around an hour after travelling for ~12 hours!!! You are an inspiration

Last edited by arvind71181 : 6th March 2014 at 14:29.
arvind71181 is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 15:19   #51
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: KL-CHN-BLR
Posts: 220
Thanked: 83 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

Amazing! Chennai - Kanyakumari and back in a single day!

Its time Sir you went international! Perhaps a drive to Malaysia?
aajohn is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 18:22   #52
BHPian
 
simonkayar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 129
Thanked: 27 Times
Default

You are such an inspiration. This is exactly the type of life I have in mind. Probably next year I might get my hands on an XUV. Truly live young live free. Kudos.
simonkayar is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2014, 09:57   #53
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DELHI
Posts: 573
Thanked: 263 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

Excellent drive and the roads look just yummy !!
BUXX is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2014, 10:22   #54
BHPian
 
chaudh2s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 179
Thanked: 218 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

You should get rid of this cover, whether your friend likes it or not. Despite looking ugly, this is a serious safety hazard too. These type of steering covers are typically sold by beggars/sellers on traffic signals (not sure how it came from amazon-guess these days they sell just about anything).
Since these covers are simply slid on to steering and not tightly stiched, they tend to slip in case of an emergency manouvre of steering. The steering cover would move in your hand and the steering would not. These covers were responsible for quite a few accidents on our roads, and were widely reported in ACI and newspapers alike.

Last edited by chaudh2s : 7th March 2014 at 10:25.
chaudh2s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2014, 17:00   #55
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,144
Thanked: 3,835 Times
Thumbs up First Free Service Done At 4,969 km

Today, Purple Cheetah got the first free service done at India Garage, Guindy at 4,969 km. Reported at 9:25 am and got back at 2:00 pm. I received some discounts and complimentaries thanks to the free check-up camp that was being conducted. Very good job done by India Garage team.

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-wp_20140307_003.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-wp_20140307_002.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-wp_20140307_004.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-wp_20140307_009.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-wp_20140307_008.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-wp_20140307_011.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-wp_20140307_013.jpg

__________________________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by arvind71181 View Post
You are an inspiration
Thank you so much for the superlative compliments, arvind71181.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aajohn View Post
Amazing! Chennai - Kanyakumari and back in a single day!
Thanks a lot for appreciation, aajohn.

Quote:
Originally Posted by simonkayar View Post
Truly live young live free. Kudos.
Thanks a ton for the nice words, simonkayar.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUXX View Post
Excellent drive and the roads look just yummy !!
Thanks for the compliments, BUXX.

Last edited by J.Ravi : 7th March 2014 at 17:04.
J.Ravi is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2014, 17:29   #56
Senior - BHPian
 
TaureanBull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Indore
Posts: 1,047
Thanked: 293 Times
Smile Re: First Free Service Done At 4,969 km

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
Is that a USB charger? I never knew that they have one as an optional accessory.

What is the cost, if you can share?

BTW wonderful trip and like everyone else I admire your passion to drive.
TaureanBull is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2014, 17:37   #57
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,144
Thanked: 3,835 Times
Default Re: First Free Service Done At 4,969 km

Quote:
Originally Posted by TaureanBull View Post
Is that a USB charger?
Yes, it is, TaureanBull.

Quote:
What is the cost, if you can share?
As I mentioned earlier, this was a free complimentary given on the occasion of free check-up camp being conducted.

Quote:
wonderful trip and like everyone else I admire your passion to drive.
Thanks for the appreciation.
J.Ravi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2014, 21:32   #58
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Greater Noida
Posts: 5
Thanked: 8 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

Dear Raviji,
Congratulations on your new acquisition and thanks for putting such pretty pictures out there. I plan to book the XUV 500 W8 FWD but unable to choose the color. I just love the Fortuner's white color but Mahindra just won't give that color. Do you or anyone in this forum ever questioned Mahindra on their insisting upon pearl/satin whites instead of the Pure white that is available on most cars. Personally I feel that the satin white looked fine on Scorpio but not on the XUV.
I have seen XUVs in all colors except Blue and Opulent Purple. Perhaps I will settle for Moondust Silver but all my previous cars already had that color and I was trying to avoid it this time around.
-R
rishit9999 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2014, 21:42   #59
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,144
Thanked: 3,835 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah

Quote:
Originally Posted by rishit9999 View Post
Congratulations on your new acquisition and thanks for putting such pretty pictures out there.
Thanks, rishit9999.

Quote:
Do you or anyone in this forum ever questioned Mahindra on their insisting upon pearl/satin whites instead of the Pure white that is available on most cars.
I didn't as I liked Opulent Purple [first choice] and Arctic Blue [second choice]. Satin White or pure white was not in my list.
J.Ravi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2014, 19:24   #60
Senior - BHPian
 
J.Ravi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,144
Thanked: 3,835 Times
Default Chennai>Kanchipuram>Bangalore

Purple Cheetah took us safely and comfortably to our Bangalore Basaveswara Nagar home at 6:30 pm today. We left our Chennai Royapettah home by 9:15 am, arrived at Kanchipuram at 10:45 am, attended a function, lunched there, left by 12:30 pm, had another break at Aryaas, Vellore and caught in a traffic jam for more than half-hour at Majestic area before reaching home.

Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD: My Pet Purple Cheetah-chennaibangaloremid.jpg
J.Ravi is online now   (1) Thanks 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 18:16.

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