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Old 10th February 2012, 00:23   #1891
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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.
Hi,I do own the AWD variant of the XUV 5OO.Got delivery on 15th of december.I've done mild off-roading with it.From the interior part of view,its just the AWD lock button whilst you can definitely feel the difference once its engaged.Not once do you feel the vehicle struggling to move on.Since I have'nt got the opportunity to use it more often I would refrain from more comments.All I can say is when you need it,its there and does the job well.
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When did you book the car?
Oct 3 or 4; its been such a wait I don't even remember.

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You might be getting the AWD itself
Oh yes, of that I am sure; I have confirmation from M&M. I am more interested in ownership, and road-test reviews and such. I read through the ownership thread, and there were a number of niggles mentioned. A few of them I had experienced first hand in the test drive itself; I had even written about them in team-bhp. I am hoping in the intervening months M&M has fixed all the *known* niggles. I'm fence sitting at this point and there's probably a Toyota on the other side of the fence. I also thought of the Ford EcoSport, but no idea when that's coming so my choices are limited and I want to know a bit about what I am getting into.

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I have'nt got the opportunity to use it more often I would refrain from more comments.All I can say is when you need it,its there and does the job well.
Should be getting our w8 on Monday. Quite a long wait since booking it in October, but considering we changed colour twice, i guess it makes sense. Plus we will be getting that royal purple colour that simply looks superb in the flesh.

@gubbi555, we should take your AWD and my future non-AWD out and see the difference :P
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Hi,I do own the AWD variant of the XUV 5OO.Got delivery on 15th of december.I've done mild off-roading with it.From the interior part of view,its just the AWD lock button whilst you can definitely feel the difference once its engaged.
Finally someone with an AWD! Thanks for information; Can you post some pictures of the inside?
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Should be getting our w8 on Monday. Quite a long wait since booking it in October, but considering we changed colour twice, i guess it makes sense. Plus we will be getting that royal purple colour that simply looks superb in the flesh.

@gubbi555, we should take your AWD and my future non-AWD out and see the difference :P
@SiddVish,Sure thing man.I'd love to too.Might as well get some splendid shots of the cheetahs.

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Finally someone with an AWD! Thanks for information; Can you post some pictures of the inside?
@timetraveller,Instead of click another pic of my car im posting another known person's interior pic of the AWD variant where the button is the only difference leaving apart the scuff plate and window deflectors.Here's the link.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
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Does the booking date/time, and or dealership of a Mahindra XUV500 booked during the 'second booking phase' matter as to when the car will be delivered?

In other words, is it possible for a person who booked an XUV500 in Trissur (just an example of a city which has relatively far less bookings that the other cities) on the last day (February 3rd, 2012) and at the last hour to be the first to get his car (out of the 25,000+ booking made during that week)?

hmmm
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Does the booking date/time, and or dealership of a Mahindra XUV500 booked during the 'second booking phase' matter as to when the car will be delivered?

In other words, is it possible for a person who booked an XUV500 in Trissur (just an example of a city which has relatively far less bookings that the other cities) on the last day (February 3rd, 2012) and at the last hour to be the first to get his car (out of the 25,000+ booking made during that week)?

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Yes!
And as per M&M its only 'fair'.
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And as per M&M its only 'fair'.


i AM that guy

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Does the booking date/time, and or dealership of a Mahindra XUV500 booked during the 'second booking phase' matter as to when the car will be delivered?

In other words, is it possible for a person who booked an XUV500 in Trissur (just an example of a city which has relatively far less bookings that the other cities) on the last day (February 3rd, 2012) and at the last hour to be the first to get his car (out of the 25,000+ booking made during that week)?hmmm
Oh my God.. M&M i really complicated our lives with all the permutations & combinations, I hope they have the required HW & SW to declare a fair result to all those who have placed the bets
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An awesome review!
Personally am going to wait for another year before I buy one! Let mahindra get rid of the niggles first!!!
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Guys, I'm uploading two photos of the reverse camera display on screen. One pic shows the view when invoked from the INFO screen and the other when reverse gear is engaged. If there is an obstacle the distance is shown in centimeters at the top right corner.

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Guys, I'm uploading two photos of the reverse camera display on screen. One pic shows the view when invoked from the INFO screen and the other when reverse gear is engaged. If there is an obstacle the distance is shown in centimeters at the top right corner.

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When i checked few days ago with my RM @ india garage he told reverse camera is not yet arrive... could you please share vendor details, i want one...
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Guys, I'm uploading two photos of the reverse camera display on screen. One pic shows the view when invoked from the INFO screen and the other when reverse gear is engaged. If there is an obstacle the distance is shown in centimeters at the top right corner.
Can you give us more details of installation process. Is this just a plug and play or they have to open up many fittings to get it install? Also can you show us the placement at the back where it's actually fitted?
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Some exterior photos of the SUV.
@Tushargohil - I got it from Sireesh Auto, Hosur road. They told that the camera had just arrived.

@Rohitbagai - Sorry, I've not seen the installation. It was done before delivery. Since it's a dealer fitment, it shouldn't void the warranty even if they open up things. You can see the camera in the photo below (black dot). It's slightly offset to the right because at the exact center, there is a bulge in the bumper.


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With less than 3 more days to go for the draw and its results, I am having butterflies in the stomach effect. Is this same for all who are participating, probably this is one of my most costliest bet ever hence the feeling. M&M has still not declared the date of the draw.
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