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Old 27th July 2017, 16:05   #121
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Labour charge of Rs. 6820 seems to be extremely high.
Mahindra service is no longer affordable, its been that way for the past 2-3 years now.

1000.00 for hub greasing per hub is sheer daylight robbery. Get it done from outside the next time onwards. Wheel alignment too is done for 250-350 at good alignment stores where the ASC has charged you 700.00
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Happy third birthday to The Sherpa, hence an opportunity to update the thread. The Odometer stands at 47K kilometers.

There have been a few happenings in between that are part and parcel of owning Mahindra vehicles. Water was leaking from the windscreen and the service centre could not fix it after 3 visits. It led to a horrible experience during our Sikkim trip in August. I got so fed up that I posted on Facebook. It resulted in immediate calls from Mahindra and Mahindra as well as from the service centre. This time the service centre actually took the pain to find out the root cause of the water leaks. There were some rust spots behind the rubber beading and I was quoted 9K to fix it. I was shocked and told that I would take the vehicle back and get it done from outside. The manager was nice enough to negotiate and finally they did a brilliant job at 1/3rd of the original quoted price. On the flip side, they broke the windscreen while fixing the rust spots and did not even bother to notify me. Though I got a new windscreen free of cost, it would been nice to be kept informed. I got a rude shock while entering office the next day and found the car parking sticker gone!

Enough rants on not so big an issue. Coming to the 3 years of ownership, I am still a happy customer. Mechanically the vehicle has been absolutely superb. Did quite a few outstation trips this year, one being the 5000 plus kilometers Spiti trip -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ndra-thar.html (An experience called Spiti in a Mahindra Thar)

Then the Sikkim trip amidst floods in North Bengal -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ve-sikkim.html (Thar & Duster AWD Twins drive to Sikkim)

One of my friends gifted a pair of KC HiLiTES Spot Beams that he got for me all the way from USA. Nice birthday gift

A few pics with the lights -

The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4-img_20171017_133132_2.jpg

The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4-img_20171017_133346.jpg

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