Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th February 2012, 09:23   #1876
BHPian
 
tachobells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 227
Thanked: 115 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

Happy to announce that I took delivery of XUV W8 FWD last week. It's a mixed feelings week so far. Moments of happiness and some frustrations. It's a Jan 2012 model.

1. It's a blast to drive.
2. Gear seems to have become a bit smoother than the TD cars. But I'm not sure if they had put synthetic oil as some people have mentioned. Maybe after adding synthetic oil, it'll be still better.
3. Clutch is hard, but better than the TD vehicles. And I got used to it after driving some 100 kms. This is ok now.
4. Small but useful features make this vehicle a lot more interesting. (Cornering lights, hill hold control, auto door lock, lumbar support, BT phone)
5. I've installed a reverse camera(Mahindra genuine accessory). That helps a lot in parking the car.
6. AC is super effective. I'm putting ECON mode all the time.
7. Mahindra buying experience and customer service so far has been fantastic.
8. A service executive turned up the next day at office to explain the HowTos. That turned out to be quite useful as well.

Now the frustrations
1. The so called 'scraping noise' is audible at the 20-40 km range.
2. After fitting the reverse camera, they activated it using a software update. But the video wasn't coming properly. Also the DVD video failed to play. They replaced the main infotainment system component. (They called it the silver box). Anyway, working fine now.
3. The mirrors are hitting the window borders while folding automatically.
4. Old people are finding it tough to climb up without a side step. I'll have to go for it though it spoils the looks to some extend IMO.

Those are the findings so far. I'll update this later.
tachobells is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 09:50   #1877
Senior - BHPian
 
AutoIndian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: PCMC, Pune-MH14
Posts: 3,025
Thanked: 3,677 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by tachobells View Post
Happy to announce that I took delivery of XUV W8 FWD last week. It's a mixed feelings week so far. Moments of happiness and some frustrations. It's a Jan 2012 model.

Those are the findings so far. I'll update this later.
Congratulations Tachobells on taking the delivery of XUV W8 FWD last week. The Moments of happiness far outweigh those of frustrations & I am sure with the kind of support from M&M the latter would soon become negligible.

Enjoy your car & wishing you many happy (s)miles with it. Please keep us posted about your experience preferably in a separate ownership thread of yours.
AutoIndian is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 10:18   #1878
BHPian
 
Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 276
Thanked: 74 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

Tweet trouble for Anand Mahindra regarding XUV 500 TVC. This is a bit off topic but an interesting read nevertheless.


No, Anand Mahindra, that ainít the truth

-- Wind
Wind is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 10:52   #1879
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Delhi
Posts: 30
Thanked: 9 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by tachobells View Post
5. I've installed a reverse camera(Mahindra genuine accessory). That helps a lot in parking the car.
How much you spent for this ? have you installed it from Mahindra showroom itself or somewhere outside?
msinghal80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 11:09   #1880
BHPian
 
tachobells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 227
Thanked: 115 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by msinghal80

How much you spent for this ? have you installed it from Mahindra showroom itself or somewhere outside?
IIRC, it was 3500. Yes fitted from showroom.
tachobells is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 11:22   #1881
BHPian
 
Shreyas Aterkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 251
Thanked: 138 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

@ Tachobells: Congrats for your possession. Which colour did you go for? Please put an ownership thread for your drive with lots of pics. Wish you many moments of happiness and hope that they always outshine the niggles by a long margin. Hope that M&M eliminates the niggles noticed in the XUV going forward.
Shreyas Aterkar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 11:26   #1882
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 42
Thanked: 11 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by tachobells View Post
Happy to announce that I took delivery of XUV W8 FWD last week.
Congratulations tachobells!!

I'm getting mine delivered in the next few days; awaiting with mixed feelings (strange, isn't it? You spend 15+lakhs and don't feel so excited about taking delivery)

Who is your dealer? Any initial feedback from the RM about the scraping noise?
smopuri is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 11:32   #1883
BHPian
 
nikhileshgrover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 52
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tachobells
5. I've installed a reverse camera(Mahindra genuine accessory). That helps a lot in parking the car.
Congratulations Tachobells. Do share some pictures. I am getting delivery of my Xuv next week and am keen on knowing the details about the reverse camera.

1. What was the cost?
2. Where on the vehicle has it been fitted?
3. Is there a provision given or were there any holes drilled to fit the cam?
4. Was it plug and play or any modifications were required to the wiring by cutting or splicing the wires?

Do share pictures of the cam fitment? And enjoy your new ride.
nikhileshgrover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 12:17   #1884
BHPian
 
tachobells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 227
Thanked: 115 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by smopuri View Post
Congratulations tachobells!!

I'm getting mine delivered in the next few days; awaiting with mixed feelings (strange, isn't it? You spend 15+lakhs and don't feel so excited about taking delivery)

Who is your dealer? Any initial feedback from the RM about the scraping noise?
Yeah, but as AutoIndian mentioned a few posts above, the pros far outweighs the cons. No reason to feel scared

Dealer is Sireesh Auto, Blr. I've not told about the scraping noise. I don't want to give my car for 'debugging' the issue right now. Let them figure out first through Mahindra training. This is a common issue now and I hope Mahindra RnD would be on it.
tachobells is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 13:06   #1885
BHPian
 
sharninder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Goon-Gaon
Posts: 351
Thanked: 93 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by smopuri View Post
Congratulations tachobells!!

I'm getting mine delivered in the next few days; awaiting with mixed feelings (strange, isn't it? You spend 15+lakhs and don't feel so excited about taking delivery)

Who is your dealer? Any initial feedback from the RM about the scraping noise?
Exactly my thoughts! I haven't seen a single ownership thread so far where the owner is absolutely happy with the car. For someone like me, I really WANT TO like the XUV and buy it soon, but Mahindra isn't making it easy. Simple things like the side mirrors hitting the door on folding ?? What is Mahindra thinking. This isn't rocket science.

Although, I love the XUV but am wary of spending 15lakhs on a car and then spending the next 6 months visiting the garage 20 times.
sharninder is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 14:02   #1886
BHPian
 
dockap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mangalore
Posts: 840
Thanked: 369 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tachobells

IIRC, it was 3500. Yes fitted from showroom.
Hi, congrats on getting your xuv. Please start your ownership thread with plenty of pictures.
Does the reverse camera have night vision?
dockap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 19:36   #1887
Senior - BHPian
 
nitinralli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Delhi
Posts: 1,188
Thanked: 491 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by tachobells View Post
I've not told about the scraping noise. I don't want to give my car for 'debugging' the issue right now. Let them figure out first through Mahindra training. This is a common issue now and I hope Mahindra RnD would be on it.
Sorry but could you please explain about this noise that is being reported by other members as well. I have driven my XUV for 3500 kms till now and haven't noticed any noise, or maybe i didn't noticed it.
nitinralli is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 20:09   #1888
BHPian
 
tachobells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 227
Thanked: 115 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dockap

Hi, congrats on getting your xuv. Please start your ownership thread with plenty of pictures.
Does the reverse camera have night vision?
Nope. But with the reverse lamp on, the visibility is decent. I will post some pics soon.
tachobells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 22:28   #1889
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 49
Thanked: 17 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

I'm told my XUV AWD W8 White will be delivered Mar 18. Has *anyone* on this forum been delivered an AWD? Do you 'know' someone who's got it yet? Have you been promised an earlier date? I've not read about the AWD anywhere on the web, so I am very curious to know what I'm getting on Mar 18.

Last edited by timetraveller : 9th February 2012 at 22:30.
timetraveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2012, 23:34   #1890
Distinguished - BHPian
 
swiftnfurious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 6,387
Thanked: 6,098 Times
Default Re: Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by timetraveller View Post
I'm told my XUV AWD W8 White will be delivered Mar 18. Has *anyone* on this forum been delivered an AWD? Do you 'know' someone who's got it yet? Have you been promised an earlier date? I've not read about the AWD anywhere on the web, so I am very curious to know what I'm getting on Mar 18.
When did you book the car? You might be getting the AWD itself, guess I have seen some one who got the AWD. Again, in the second slot, there are NO bookings taken for AWD, because they want to cater to the guys who booked it the first time.
swiftnfurious is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mahindra XUV500 vs Mahindra Scorpio vs Tata Safari Storme vs Renault Duster vs Tata Aria a4anurag SUVs, MUVs & 4x4s 116 10th May 2017 15:34
Received a copy of the Coffee Table book on the Mahindra XUV500 from Mahindra Corp. shankar.balan Shifting gears 3 2nd April 2012 16:26


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:20.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks