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Old 8th June 2012, 21:39   #2611
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Just booked it today Karthik and it will give company to my Jet. I booked the lower variant though.. i mean the W6.
Congrats Sathya.
I don't need 2 cars, so plan to sell my Silver Streak if I buy a new one.
Dilemma to book XUV500 or some Diesel AT Sedan either Laura or Jetta.
Finally, Still I confuse myself whether I need a new car or not
so definitely takes time to come with a finalization.
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Just booked it today Karthik and it will give company to my Jet. I booked the lower variant though.. i mean the W6.
Congrats on making up your mind so fast. Now wait for your new ride. Hope you get it soon. What is the delivery order prioritization philosophy this time around?
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Time to look for other vendor, most audiophiles get their speakers changed including me.
I got DD in front & rear, with an amplifier & Bit-Ten Sound Processor.
Naveen, Even I am planning for DD CS 6.2 and DD coax at back door. Do you think this will improve the quality without going in for any sound processor for timebeing?

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Just booked it today Karthik and it will give company to my Jet. I booked the lower variant though.. i mean the W6.
Hi, have they given you any booking number? Thanks.
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I dont think you can fix leather seats. there are curtain aribags and the driver seat has a warning tag stitched on it prohibiting the use of seat covers. It will hamper with the functioning of curtain airbags there causing loss of safety.
This is something that flummoxes me. Are there sensors in the seat to detect occupancy to decide on the curtain airbags deployment? If so why does the passenger seat belt warning does not cancel out when there is no passenger on the front seat?
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This is something that flummoxes me. Are there sensors in the seat to detect occupancy to decide on the curtain airbags deployment? If so why does the passenger seat belt warning does not cancel out when there is no passenger on the front seat?
I would bet my money on the fact that there is No load sensor on XUV Seat. I think TFORT has a load sensor.
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I would bet my money on the fact that there is No load sensor on XUV Seat. I think TFORT has a load sensor.
Exactly my point. So then how does a seat cover hamper the deployment of curtain airbags which are located on the side pillars?
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Exactly my point. So then how does a seat cover hamper the deployment of curtain airbags which are located on the side pillars?
The Airbag is built into the seat. there is an impact sensor connected and as soon as the impact sensor is triggered (accident) the aribags located on the side of the seats are deployed. A Seat cover would hinder this inflation.

Technically, You can install a seat cover and have a "slit" for the airbag to inflate, but since the average Indian Junta is naive about these, Mahindra discourages use of seat covers.
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The Airbag is built into the seat. there is an impact sensor connected and as soon as the impact sensor is triggered (accident) the aribags located on the side of the seats are deployed. A Seat cover would hinder this inflation.

Technically, You can install a seat cover and have a "slit" for the airbag to inflate, but since the average Indian Junta is naive about these, Mahindra discourages use of seat covers.
I am not sure about this. The airbags are actually located on the side pillars. That is where all curtain airbags are placed AFAIK. Even the side impact sensors are not in the seats (obviously).
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I am not sure about this. The airbags are actually located on the side pillars. That is where all curtain airbags are placed AFAIK. Even the side impact sensors are not in the seats (obviously).
Airbags are mostly placed in the front seats on the sides that face the B pillars.
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Old 9th June 2012, 01:08   #2621
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Booked the W8 in white today. AWD is currently not available, but I don't really need it anyways. I already own a '04 scorp which i love to bits, and has clocked only 78k so far (gallery here). Dont intent to get rid of it for another few years.
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I dont think you can fix leather seats. there are curtain aribags and the driver seat has a warning tag stitched on it prohibiting the use of seat covers. It will hamper with the functioning of curtain airbags there causing loss of safety.
If that is the case then it is strange that the dealers provide leather seat covers on W6 variant as optional accessory. I had seen a W6 variant with leather seat covers, Dark Brownish-maroonish color, which by the way looked much more better than the factory fitted leather seats in W8 variant, at the NBS Chowpatty outlet!

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What is the delivery order prioritization philosophy this time around?
I believe that its on first cum first serve basis this time around. like how normally it is for any car. thats what I was told when I inquired yesterday morning. there is no lottery system this time around. and the bookings will remain open and not close again in 8-10 days like earlier.

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If that is the case then it is strange that the dealers provide leather seat covers on W6 variant as optional accessory. I had seen a W6 variant with leather seat covers, Dark Brownish-maroonish color, which by the way looked much more better than the factory fitted leather seats in W8 variant, at the NBS Chowpatty outlet!
The W6 variant has only 2 front airbags so aftermarket seat covers is not an issue.
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Congrats on making up your mind so fast. Now wait for your new ride. Hope you get it soon. What is the delivery order prioritization philosophy this time around?
Thanks Zappo. This time its NOT the lottery system. Delivery is expected within 6 weeks. Hoping for the best. Meanwhile, I will also look into Duster (99.99% I will continue with the XUV since I don't see the Duster a comparison to XUV in terms of size, engine or comfort).. Lets see.

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Hi, have they given you any booking number? Thanks.
Nope. Dealership has not given me any number or anything! am just in dark.
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I am not sure about this. The airbags are actually located on the side pillars. That is where all curtain airbags are placed AFAIK. Even the side impact sensors are not in the seats (obviously).
The side airbags on the XUV5OO is located the front seats. There is an Airbag sign on the A pillar also but I dont see any airbag inflating from there!

Have a look at the pic below, it shows where the airbag is located -

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So if you install seat covers, the airbags wont be able to deflate. This article mentions about the same.

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If that is the case then it is strange that the dealers provide leather seat covers on W6 variant as optional accessory. I had seen a W6 variant with leather seat covers, Dark Brownish-maroonish color, which by the way looked much more better than the factory fitted leather seats in W8 variant, at the NBS Chowpatty outlet!
The W6 does not have side/curtain airbags.

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