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Old 13th June 2012, 00:29   #2656
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is the XUV capable to do something like this?? specially the FWD variant of the XUV?? as have always fancied of a go anywhere car..
See post 2204 on page 147 of this same thread. Its our fellow bhpian rohitbagai at the Dehradun great escape in his XUV FWD.

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Yea, even I was in same dilemma before.
However, I added a hi-low convertor initially alongwith speakers. Tested it for a month or so. But, it was not worth spending 5-6K on it. Speakers were not giving their optimum output.
Then, my vendor gave me an offer that I couldn't refuse
He said if I am not satisfy with hi-low convertor, then I can give it back to him & take a sound processor.
The moment I connected sound processor to it, it was A LOT of difference.
hi. it seems that you have updated your audio setup in you XUV. can you please specify as to what all updates you have made and how much did it cost you?

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hi. it seems that you have updated your audio setup in you XUV. can you please specify as to what all updates you have made and how much did it cost you?

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yea, I have upgraded almost everything except the Head Unit.

I have installed DD at rear & front. Alogwith DD amplifier, plus Bit-ten Sound Processor.
All this setup costed me 50K approx.
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Here is the video for that -
...Mahindra XUV500 AWD (2012-on) - 4 star ANCAP safety rating - YouTube
Here's the detailed description of the test and the results:
Source - YouTube description of the video

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4 stars. The XUV500 scored 10 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment lost structural integrity. Protection from serious leg injury was poor for the driver due to excessive rearward movement of the brake pedal. The vehicle scored a default score of 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. Frontal Offset Crash Test Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 3 pts, chest 3 pts, upper legs 4 pts, lower legs zero pts. The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well in the offset crash test however the structure supporting the trans-fascia tube had partially separated from the A-pillar resulting in a structural modifier. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 258 mm and upwards 135 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 45 mm rearward, 135 mm upward and 8 mm sideways. The A-pillar moved 18 mm rearwards. The tailgate opened during the crash but Mahindra demonstrated that a software upgrade would eliminate this problem and so no modifier was applied. After the crash the driver's door could be opened with high manual effort. Contact with the driveshaft appears to have caused a rupture in the fuel line. The exhaust pipe contacted the fuel tank but did not cause a puncture. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. There was concern about driver knee hazards but the components were just outside the assessment zone and so no modifiers were applied.
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I was in the M & M Showroom today and had already booked T-Red XUV 500. When I was there, I noticed a person cancelling his XUV booking and an idea stuck my mind to take over the cancelled car since it had already arrived in the dealer yard. A few mins of talk to the showroom sales guy, he agreed. I realized that it was a April Manufactured car, but initially I felt it was ok and paid 50% of the amount on the spot.

Now after thinking more, getting confused about the month of manufacture.. pls advice whether there are any major issues "NOT" resolved in April batch. or will it make sense to wait until August since my CPD is only then.. Pls suggest guys. Buying an April manufactured car makes sense now given the fact that every newer batch in the XUV has niggles arrested.. Pls suggest..

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I was in the M & M Showroom today and had already booked T-Red XUV 500. When I was there, I noticed a person cancelling his XUV booking and an idea stuck my mind to take over the cancelled car since it had already arrived in the dealer yard. A few mins of talk to the showroom sales guy, he agreed. I realized that it was a April Manufactured car, but initially I felt it was ok and paid 50% of the amount on the spot.

Now after thinking more, getting confused about the month of manufacture.. pls advice whether there are any major issues "NOT" resolved in April batch. or will it make sense to wait until August since my CPD is only then.. Pls suggest guys. Buying an April manufactured car makes sense now given the fact that every newer batch in the XUV has niggles arrested.. Pls suggest..

AFAIK none of the major issues have been resolved in new batches. only the issues that could be rectified by software upgrade etc are only taken care of. So I dont think buying an April manufactured or a June manufactured will make any difference.
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Is that so? I thought minor niggles like doors not closing, black spot in low beam etc. were resolved off late.. though Brake noise still exists. This is surprising to hear.
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Hey Sathya, this is a stroke of excellent luck, go for it!

Given Mahindra is diligently resolving all issues, and the major issue is the brake which is still not resolved, its not likely to make much of a diff. If the brakes are resolved, Mahindra will do it for you.

There is not much of a difference between those who got the vehicle first and now, at least not enough to hold off the booking.
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I was in the M & M Showroom today and had already booked T-Red XUV 500. When I was there, I noticed a person cancelling his XUV booking and an idea stuck my mind to take over the cancelled car since it had already arrived in the dealer yard. A few mins of talk to the showroom sales guy, he agreed. I realized that it was a April Manufactured car, but initially I felt it was ok and paid 50% of the amount on the spot.

Now after thinking more, getting confused about the month of manufacture.. pls advice whether there are any major issues "NOT" resolved in April batch. or will it make sense to wait until August since my CPD is only then.. Pls suggest guys. Buying an April manufactured car makes sense now given the fact that every newer batch in the XUV has niggles arrested.. Pls suggest..
Get it now..
If this government implements the duty on diesel cars, you'll end up paying another 2 Lakhs more.
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Ok Guys. I will take the plunge. Will mostly have the beast next week in my Garage accompanying my T-Jet.
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Is that so? I thought minor niggles like doors not closing, black spot in low beam etc. were resolved off late.. though Brake noise still exists. This is surprising to hear.
Mahindra is offering support to its older version of XUV and not only to its newer version. God Forbid, if there is a fault in your XUV, A.S.S can rectify it.

Take a small example of the music / HU not working. There is a software patch update that needs to be carried out to fix the issue. The older XUVs are updated with this patch free of cost at the nearest A.S.S and the new XUVs already incoporate this at factory itself. Nothing to lose if you buy that April XUV. Go for it and enjoy to the fullest.
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the feedback of various actual users of XUV is pretty good and puts confidence in and builds goodwill of the company. this is really great and mahindra is going on the right track. I think its better to buy XUV and then rectify the minor problems faced in due course with the supportive after sales service team than buy a better product like a skoda or a fiat car and then face various issues because of the lack of proper support from the dealers/company/A.S.S. team. in a way XUV is better bet than those better cars with bad support.


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If this government implements the duty on diesel cars, you'll end up paying another 2 Lakhs more.
2 lacs more?? are you sure it would amount to so much hike? then what is the way out for new buyers... even if you book a car in few days its inevitable I guess as the price at the time of delivery will be calculated right? and the deliveries will take at least couple of months I guess.

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Made the full payment on 21st May. I was told then that I would get the delivery within seven to eight days. Today when I followed up with Sireesh Auto I was told that it would take ten days more as the vehicle would only be leaving the factory today. My experience with Sireesh so far has been nothing to gloat about.

- Wind
Took the delivery of the vehicle, yesterday. Compared to the initial issues I had with Sireesh auto, the delivery process was smooth.

I also spoke to RM assigned to the vehicle. He said that there is always a backlog of vehicles for service and there would be a delay of three to four days before I get the car back from service. Is this the same case at India Garage as well in BLR ?

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2 lacs more?? are you sure it would amount to so much hike? then what is the way out for new buyers... even if you book a car in few days its inevitable I guess as the price at the time of delivery will be calculated right? and the deliveries will take at least couple of months I guess.
Could be even more if the proposal materializes.

Increase duty on diesel cars up to Rs 2.5 lakh: Jaipal Reddy - The Times of India

This is discussed in a different thread. So let's move this discussion there.

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Anybody else facing issues where the rear windshield washer doesn't spray water??

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yea, I have upgraded almost everything except the Head Unit.

I have installed DD at rear & front. Alogwith DD amplifier, plus Bit-ten Sound Processor.
All this setup costed me 50K approx.
Hey!

I checked system config's and pricing info at Wheels (Near lotus petrol pump, Andheri WEST, Mumbai) and they gave me some surprising information:

1. The XUV500 door panels don't support the installation of majority of component speakers. The only ones possible were Focal Audio and Helix.

2. You will need a 'switch' installed to completely put off the amplifiers as the XUV's electricals don't permit ignition controlled power delivery.

3. Need a pair of Hi/Low converters to get the speakers to work.

Best quote was approximately 45K.

Anybody got a reliable guy/quote for the same in Mumbai area? If you have yourself done an ICE job in your XUV can I come and see it?

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