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Old 16th April 2012, 21:18   #2296
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Guys, I am happy to inform that i have booked a XUV500 at Zuleikha Motors chennai on saturday. I had lost out on the lottery last time and was very frustrated when i received a letter of rebooking. After many a thoughts and calculations, i have finally paid 40k as advance and booked the XUV500 W8 Satin White.

Just a piece of advice from you guys

What is the next step? How can i know whether the dealer had booked a vehicle in my name? Is it possible to track my vehicle production?

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You will get a call from Mahindra customer care in a week after booking. You can also email customer care to get the details confirmed. If you keep bugging them(ie, keep asking for more info), they'll give the regional sales manager's email with whom you can confirm directly.

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Congratulations!
My dealer told me at the time of booking that I would receive a call on 22nd Apr directly from M&M about the delivery date. At the time of launch, M&M had given a window into their production systems to the customers to track the delivery date and possibly even VIN. They subsequently removed that facility and left the customers at the mercy of the dealers. So in short, you would most likely get the tentative delivery date from M&M directly, but for any other insight into the production/delivery, you need to work with your dealer.
Yeah, the much hyped 'MOST' didn't work for all. Though, I got a login and password just 2 days before delivery. The system was showing "vehicle is with dealer" by the time I got this.

VIN number was not mentioned in the system. I got the VIN number from the dealer, went to their yard and did a very short PDI myself. Again you've to be firm in the process. They're not so customer friendly when being asked about VIN & PDI.

About insurance, do get a quote from the net. I found Royal Sundaram to be one of the cheapest, and the dealer was working with them. I just produced a printout of the quote before the dealer and the premium got reduced by 18K without much negotiation.
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Old 16th April 2012, 22:56   #2297
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Can the current owners of w6 & w8 highlight issues that are unresolved or don't have a workaround

I am sure this would help the potential buyers to decide on taking the plunge or continue to wait on the fence

anxiously waiting for updates
Please read thru the entire thread "XUV 500 niggles and their solutions". Unfortunately, there is no summary as such. Planning to prepare one and contribute myself. That would be a weekend project.
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Please read thru the entire thread "XUV 500 niggles and their solutions". Unfortunately, there is no summary as such. Planning to prepare one and contribute myself. That would be a weekend project.
I have been doing that and I believe most have been closed

will try to make a timeline on issues & fix reported by tomorrow eod
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One doubt: What kind of power steering XUV has? Is it full hydrolic? Or it is electric assisted one? Is it speed senstive?

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Please read thru the entire thread "XUV 500 niggles and their solutions". Unfortunately, there is no summary as such. Planning to prepare one and contribute myself. That would be a weekend project.
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I have been doing that and I believe most have been closed
will try to make a timeline on issues & fix reported by tomorrow eod

The entire thread "XUV 500 niggles and their solutions" comes to 99 Pages in a Word Doc - Tomorrow EOD target seems difficult
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The entire thread "XUV 500 niggles and their solutions" comes to 99 Pages in a Word Doc - Tomorrow EOD target seems difficult
Interesting!

(a bit OT since I couldnt PM Vaibhav yet).
Have you had to go thru each of the pages in the thread and do copy/paste? I was trying to find a way where I can list all the posts in a thread in a single page so I can send the page as a document to kindle device. I havent found a way to that yet.
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Interesting!

(a bit OT since I couldnt PM Vaibhav yet).
Have you had to go thru each of the pages in the thread and do copy/paste? I was trying to find a way where I can list all the posts in a thread in a single page so I can send the page as a document to kindle device. I havent found a way to that yet.
Used - View Printable version and Copy / pasted the text in word document.

- Didn't expect it to reach 99 pages.

Post removal of graphic content, has shrunk to 80 odd pages.
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The entire thread "XUV 500 niggles and their solutions" comes to 99 Pages in a Word Doc - Tomorrow EOD target seems difficult
Amazing effort , you can try uploading a zip file for the benefit of everyone, specially the prospective buyers.
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Thanks for sharing the feedback, but I am not sure if I have seen an ownership thread from you! Since you mean "wait", would you mind starting an ownership thread and mention your experience. Might help a lot of (potential) owners. Also did you have the car from the first lot after introduction?
I have not given a detailed ownership report yet. Will definitely do in the next 1-2 weeks as I will be finishing 6 months shortly - I was one of the few owners who got the delivery in the very first batch.

In the mean time, I listed down all my issues and the related solutions in the Niggles&Issues thread.
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So, I heard from one of the Mahindra executives that 'MOST' works just fine. He said, we should be getting text once all the applications/entries entered/executed in the portal around April 22. Later, we should also get the texts on 'vehicle under production', 'vehicle dispatched from plant', 'vehicle received at dealer' and last at around the delivery.
It'll be good if this is going to work as expected.
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One doubt: What kind of power steering XUV has? Is it full hydrolic? Or it is electric assisted one? Is it speed senstive?

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I am sure its not hydraulic, as i have driven Fiesta for 6 years and know how that is. I think its speed sensitive as i feel that while in traffic (low speed) the steering is light, but it weighs up a little ( i mean very LITTLE) when you are on highway on high speed. It does not give you that confidence as Hydraulic steering would, but it better than what it is in low speed.
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I am sure its not hydraulic, as i have driven Fiesta for 6 years and know how that is. I think its speed sensitive as i feel that while in traffic (low speed) the steering is light, but it weighs up a little ( i mean very LITTLE) when you are on highway on high speed. It does not give you that confidence as Hydraulic steering would, but it better than what it is in low speed.
I also feel (based on my driving experience with the XUV) that the XUV5OO power steering is a pure Electronic unit and though it is speed sensitive, there is little or nil feedback from the road. It also has a disconnected feel and at high speeds tends to oversteer.
Though I have not come across any documentation to confirm this and visually even from the engine bay it is not possible to see the components.
Maybe someone who had a chance to see the steering rack components from below (when car is raised) can comment?

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I am sure its not hydraulic, as i have driven Fiesta for 6 years and know how that is. I think its speed sensitive as i feel that while in traffic (low speed) the steering is light, but it weighs up a little ( i mean very LITTLE) when you are on highway on high speed. It does not give you that confidence as Hydraulic steering would, but it better than what it is in low speed.
We cannot say it is a technical limitation with electric assist. The best example is new fiesta. I have never seen a full electric steerings behaving so sharp in any other car in that segment .

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I also feel (based on my driving experience with the XUV) that the XUV5OO power steering is a pure Electronic unit and though it is speed sensitive, there is little or nil feedback from the road. It also has a disconnected feel and at high speeds tends to oversteer.
Though I have not come across any documentation to confirm this and visually even from the engine bay it is not possible to see the components.
Maybe someone who had a chance to see the steering rack components from below (when car is raised) can comment?

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Even I could not findout anything in documentation about the system used. During test drive I felt it is speed sensitive as the steering become ligther at parking speed. Though not sure about its a electro mechanic like in Skodas and VWs.

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Visited my dealer today to get the invoice for advance paid. On casual enquiry was told that my booking was logged in. Was told that I would get a call from M&M in last week of April or 1st week of May to know when I will get the car delivered
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I also feel (based on my driving experience with the XUV) that the XUV5OO power steering is a pure Electronic unit and though it is speed sensitive,
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Even I could not findout anything in documentation about the system used. During test drive I felt it is speed sensitive as the steering become ligther at parking speed. Though not sure about its a electro mechanic like in Skodas and VWs.
My experience during the test drive tells me its lighter than what I have on my Palio (hydraulic) and should be electronic.

However, Motoring says its a Hydraulic setup (page#5).
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