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Old 28th July 2012, 00:52   #2911
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Are we being overcritical of Mahindra here? To the best of my knowledge exposed steel oxidizes resulting in rust and it has been noticed in other cars with disc breaks as well.
The rust will disappear once you drive the car for some distance.

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What if I tell you that only 1 disc was rusted? The remaining 3 were rust free. Would this explanation change?

@Others: I am not trying to blame anyone for anything. I am only posting what I saw. I do sometimes see rust even on my Civic Disc when it is not used for many days at a stretch. But that rust deposition is somewhat similar on all 4 discs. In the case of that particular XUV, that particular disc stood out since that one was the only one which had rust.
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2. No it doesn't (atleast in my case). Since the size of alloys and tires remain the same hence i dont see any issue in it.
Negative offset alloys put additional stress on wheel bearings and suspension components designed for OEM Rim/Tyre set up. Again this depends on how well your alloy is designed to transfer the weight correctly to the hub/bearing. Not a big deal, but if there are some issues with wheel bearing/suspension they can deny warranty. It all depends on how good your dealer is.
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Took Delivery of my XUV yesterday. Booking on 8th June. Registration on 26th July. Done about 50kms so far. Vehicle is awesome - breeze to drive. Planning to do some long drives during the weekend to get used to the car and confirm (God willing) that there are no niggles in my car :-)
Accesories: Got foot side steps (12.8K), door beadings (3.2K), reverse camera (3.5K), scuff plates (800) and transparent foot mats (2.5K) . Total: 22.8 and dealer rounded it off to 20K. On a 16Lakh plus vehicle, i got Rs. 2,800 as discount !
Insurance - got quotes from ICICI, Sundaram and HDFC. ICICI was cheapest - 32K - for IDV of 95% of ex-showroom price. Dealer matched the ICICI cost and gave me a Royal Sundaram insurance with zero-depreciation.

A big thank-you to Thalavoy for motivating me to get this car.
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Took Delivery of my XUV yesterday. Booking on 8th June. Registration on 26th July.
Congrats Siva - please share whether it is a W6 or W8. Wishing you many happy miles ahead. Do start and ownership review soon

Also - please let me know this - XUV website says that door beading are standard. are they same as rub strips/rub rails ? IF yes - what was the thing you purchased for 3200/- ? a picture would help

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Thank you. Bought a W8. Chose W8 over W6 mainly for ESP, extra airbags and factory-fitted Navigation.
I did not see this beading in any of the XUV photos. The technical name is "Contoured Body Guard". Can be found in Page 6 at http://mahindraxuv500.com/product/pd...ochure_new.pdf

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Took Delivery of my XUV yesterday. Booking on 8th June. Registration on 26th July. Done about 50kms so far. Vehicle is awesome - breeze to drive. Planning to do some long drives during the weekend to get used to the car and confirm (God willing) that there are no niggles in my car :-)
Accesories: Got foot side steps (12.8K), door beadings (3.2K), reverse camera (3.5K), scuff plates (800) and transparent foot mats (2.5K) . Total: 22.8 and dealer rounded it off to 20K. On a 16Lakh plus vehicle, i got Rs. 2,800 as discount !
Insurance - got quotes from ICICI, Sundaram and HDFC. ICICI was cheapest - 32K - for IDV of 95% of ex-showroom price. Dealer matched the ICICI cost and gave me a Royal Sundaram insurance with zero-depreciation.

A big thank-you to Thalavoy for motivating me to get this car.
Congratulations knsivakumar! Looks like even you like Red in XUV!
I was at a service center today and the RM mentioned to at least 3-4 customers that the accessories have become cheaper now. A reverse camera was quoted for 3500 Rs as against the 4500 Rs earlier. Looks like you got the new prices.

BTW, what are door beadings? A picture please (to start with).
Please start a ownership thread soon.

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Also - please let me know this - XUV website says that door beading are standard. are they same as rub strips/rub rails ? IF yes - what was the thing you purchased for 3200/- ? a picture would help
You really know the features and specifications by heart. Fantastic!

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Is White being offered in the W6 variant ?
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Is White being offered in the W6 variant ?
Yes! All external colors available in W6 and W8.
Beige interiors only on white and black.

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Cross-posting from the 3D Kagu mats thread (for the benefit of any owners who might be interested):
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Found on ebay.in today.
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Looks like 3D Kagu mats are available for XUV5OO as well!

The price seems to be on the higher side though.
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Yes! All external colors available in W6 and W8.
Beige interiors only on white and black.
Sorry but you are absolutely wrong.
Satin White is not available on the W8. I have confirmed it from both the dealer and the helpline.
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Then, it is a misnomer to say that by switching on these lamps, you get better visibility.
I have taken some snaps of the throw of the fog light of Accent. And this is just the fog light on the right. The left one was fused. I think it is fairly good visibility with just one lamp. Also have included a snap with the headlights on for comparison.

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IT does not have to do with the make of the car but with the power of the light. I regret to say that in almost all vehicles,, the "fog light" is more than a gimmick and does not really provide that visibility in Fog / rain.
Agree that the lights are not really effective in fog or rain. I was saying it provides some amount of increased visibility during normal driving conditions.
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Sorry but you are absolutely wrong.
Satin White is not available on the W8. I have confirmed it from both the dealer and the helpline.
Did You mean to say that Satin White is only available in W8.
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Did You mean to say that Satin White is only available in W8.
Yes. Satin White is only available on the W8. I also preferred white color, but could not get it in W6 because M&M does not manufacture W6 in white. I also went for a white W8.
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Looks like 3D Kagu mats are available for XUV5OO as well!
Does 3D mat work well on XUV? One of the weird things I had noticed on XUV 500 was, it did not have a tray like foot well/floor area, as the floor did not have raised portion (which gives tray like feeling) near the door openings.
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Sorry but you are absolutely wrong.
Satin White is not available on the W8. I have confirmed it from both the dealer and the helpline.
The TBHP review vehicle (1st page of this thread) was a Satin White W8!
If you mean "Satin White is not available on the W6", its quite possible that I am wrong. I stand corrected. Thanks to you, I learnt something new today .

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Does 3D mat work well on XUV? One of the weird things I had noticed on XUV 500 was, it did not have a tray like foot well/floor area, as the floor did not have raised portion (which gives tray like feeling) near the door openings.
No idea. The ebay listing does not have model specific photos. It would make a lot of sense to have a single tray like mat for the entire middle-row, going all the way below the front seats (for the much needed support in the absence of "wells").

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