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Old 27th February 2009, 21:58   #136
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Thanks for such a good thread, I have been following this vehicle for close to a year bieng a Scorpio fan. I have still not TDed the vehicle maybe because I am not in a hurry to buy a new one. Just reading your posts on the Xylomake me feels that I have already TDed it.

Keep it up.
Thanks ranc!

I just shared my experience.

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Old 27th February 2009, 22:24   #137
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Vinay,

Your passion for the Xylo really shows in your writing and your photography. One of the best threads here. All the best for the miles ahead.
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Old 1st March 2009, 11:32   #138
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Your passion for the Xylo really shows in your writing and your photography. One of the best threads here. All the best for the miles ahead.
Thanks Ice! Being a new vehicle, it is worth sharing the minutest details. That what this forum is for.
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well.. not to hijack ur thread, but to add here.. from a passenger perspective:

I happen to spend some 30 mins with my friend's new xylo as a passenger in the front seat & the last row seat.

+ Space: HUGEEEEE. lots of leg room everywhere. This is very good considering the cramped backrows in other similar cars
- headspace: cinema hall like seating means the head room in the back row is very minimal. just a few inches remaining when you sit upright in the last row

+ fancy features like light for the vanity mirror, space for minor things, etc
- dont knw why the left & right side pillars at the rear are not symmetrical on the inside. You can sit inthe last row & look on your left / right to see difference in the mould there. Couldn't figure out why is the right side having a bulge unlike the lean look.

+ Great AC. Individual controls. No major impact on the drivability

- back seat comfort: You swing & roll at turns when you sit at the back row seat which is something which I did not appreciate.

- space for big suitcases is amiss in this, unless the seats are folded. Luggage carrier at the top is the only practical solution for airport travel (i.e., big bags)

Last row seating is a disaster according to me (headspace & roll)
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Vinay Nice review. The details you pointed out is amazing.

Waiting for your next review on the engine bay.
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well.. not to hijack ur thread, but to add here.. from a passenger perspective:

I happen to spend some 30 mins with my friend's new xylo as a passenger in the front seat & the last row seat.

+ Space: HUGEEEEE. lots of leg room everywhere. This is very good considering the cramped backrows in other similar cars
- headspace: cinema hall like seating means the head room in the back row is very minimal. just a few inches remaining when you sit upright in the last row

+ fancy features like light for the vanity mirror, space for minor things, etc
- dont knw why the left & right side pillars at the rear are not symmetrical on the inside. You can sit inthe last row & look on your left / right to see difference in the mould there. Couldn't figure out why is the right side having a bulge unlike the lean look.

+ Great AC. Individual controls. No major impact on the drivability

- back seat comfort: You swing & roll at turns when you sit at the back row seat which is something which I did not appreciate.

- space for big suitcases is amiss in this, unless the seats are folded. Luggage carrier at the top is the only practical solution for airport travel (i.e., big bags)

Last row seating is a disaster according to me (headspace & roll)
Yes null, indeed, as I have mentioned, no space for big suitcases, only standard size ones can be accommodated. Also the rear pillers might be cause of some AC pipes or cables. Cant say for sure though. And yes, the roll is present and it does not inspire confidence while turning a very sharp turn at high speeds.

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Vinay Nice review. The details you pointed out is amazing.

Waiting for your next review on the engine bay.
Thanks Ram!

Guys, finally I got the car back and even took her again to Rajasthan and back this weekend. Got her a spare set of carpeting (over the OEM ones) and floor matting plus mud flaps that were missing initially. Got the rear dent undone via dry denting. But scratches remain. Sear covers are yet not available and still waiting for them.

This was the first time I drove her on a highway at night. Lighting ahead is pretty OK. But one thing that I really did not like was the instrument cluster is very brightly lit. It interferes with your vision ahead specially on a single lane road where you have blind spots when a vehicle is come from the opposite side. It is something which I really need to do something about. May be install a dimmer which mahindra should have installed.

But the only question is...Is it possible? Will ask the Mahindra A.S.S if they can do that.

Second thing I noticed was the lumber support kind of slips back on itself under pressure on bumps. Something not expected.

The plus point was I was able to munch miles pretty impressively and was able to make a 600 Km to and fro trip in 18 hour span without getting tired and was as fresh as I had started. Thats something that I really like in this vehicle. Even Innova tired me during my Gangotri Delhi drive (with a 4 hours sleep break) But then, might be the hill driving took its toll. Lets see how it fairs in the hills.

One more thing that impressed me again was the off road capability. We had to drop a relative to Pilani which is a bit off route for my native place that is Churu from Delhi. Me and Dad knew there was a village route through the middle that could save us going entirely till Chirawa and then resume our journey but were not sure. Luckily we got a policeman who knew the routes and explained it to us at Pilani. It was a 65 Kms route out of which around 30 Kms was a kuccha track. Till that it as okay as I had done it the other day. But what really took us unaware was an excavation that had changed the kuccha track which took us half hour to figure out and a half a Km of totally "build your own road" thing. That too at 1 in the night. But the Xylo cleared this hurdle in third gear. Man this is a powerfull machine. We had to go over a big sand dune and I still cannot believe we did it in a 4x2 vehicle.

You have to drive it OTR to believe it!!

Cheers!!

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Old 2nd March 2009, 15:55   #142
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Hi again!

Continuing with the pictorial, here is the last section that is the engine bay.

The engine had accumulated dust and sand and had become rather messy to look at when I clicked the pics. The shine is due to the engine coating that I opted for. Most of the engine surface is Matt finished otherwise.

The overall look of the engine bay.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4536.jpg

The head cover with the Inter cooler mounted on the top. The metal fins of the inter cooler are exposed, an easy victim of mishandling during services. I mean they can be easily bent and torn if not handled properly.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4545.jpg

The hood air scoop is avoided and instead, the air is supplied though the ducting made into the bonnet itself that draws air from the front grill.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4543.jpg

That is here.The two ducts visible just on top of the grill fascia.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4541.jpg

Notice the words Ingenio mentioned everywhere on the parts suggesting how hurriedly they renamed it to 'Xylo'.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4537.jpg
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4538.jpg
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4539.jpg

Cheap looking plastics are visible in just about everything. The Coolant and the power Steering fluid reservoir.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4540.jpg

Thats it folks! Will update the first service experience after get it done this weekend!

Cheers!

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Kudos Vinay Bhai! One of the most complete and certainly the most intersting thread on the forum.

Cheers,
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Some of you might have seen Xylo being compared with an Innova in yesterday's Overdrive serial in CNBC.
They rated Xylo better in terms of refinenement, pickup and handling, and felt it was a fantastic buy for 2 lacs less than an Innova.
The most humorous part was Sirish commenting on the grill of the Xylo---'come on man, can you stand that?'. Later he gets bowled over with the Xylo.
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Some of you might have seen Xylo being compared with an Innova in yesterday's Overdrive serial in CNBC.
They rated Xylo better in terms of refinenement, pickup and handling, and felt it was a fantastic buy for 2 lacs less than an Innova.
The most humorous part was Sirish commenting on the grill of the Xylo---'come on man, can you stand that?'. Later he gets bowled over with the Xylo.
It kind of grows on to you. Initially even I could'nt stand it. But now, I kind of started liking it!

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Kudos Vinay Bhai! One of the most complete and certainly the most intersting thread on the forum.

Cheers,
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Thanks Deepak Bhai!
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Dear Vinay, is it possible for you, by any chance, to provide a real life pictorial comparison of your beautiful beast against an innova? (for that matter any other muv)

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Dear Vinay, is it possible for you, by any chance, to provide a real life pictorial comparison of your beautiful beast against an innova? (for that matter any other muv)

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Hi Vinu,

I would love that!

Let me find an Innova to pose for me and I will post it.

I think it would be great!

Any volunteers here??

Cheers!
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Dear Vinay, is it possible for you, by any chance, to provide a real life pictorial comparison of your beautiful beast against an innova? (for that matter any other muv)
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@vinay : Please do the above. Would love to see a side by side comparison of exteriors and interiors.
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Dear Vinay, i'm new to team BHP and i registered for the only reason that i wanted to thank you.

I booked E8 last month and i waiting the delivery in couple of days and Xylo was my choice ever seen i set my eyes on it.

We have a qualis and we wanted to replace it for long time now, we just did not have any alternative expect for Innova or Rhino. Yes rhino, we almost got rhino just because we did not have alternatives, somehow innova did not impress me. N number of test drive and everytime a New version comes out, i would call for the test drive, the sheer look of the car did not appeal to me and i just dont know why.

Then saw Xylo and test drove it and then. did like hell of out search on the net, then finally convinced my family and booked one, and ever since i booked i had doubt about my choice. it was a new model, yes yes the company must have tested in all conditions and situtations, but we can say how it performed for 'Real People'. that is when i googled for 'Xylo User Review' and found this site and your thread. the first thing i did was print your review and gave to my family to read.

i wanted to thank you. so i registered for that only reason. but as i explore this site i found really really interesting and its a great chance to meet like minded ppl.

Thanks dude.

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@vinay : Please do the above. Would love to see a side by side comparison of exteriors and interiors.
Sure badboyscad! How does a Great Indian SUV/MUV shootout sound?

Bhpians around NCR can meetup compare and post it in a new thread!

Something kind of an event!

Is it possible guys? I am game, takers, please pitch in.

Cheers!
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