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Old 9th August 2012, 14:08   #3031
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I meant the permanent registration. There is a thread on how to do it -> http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...bangalore.html (How to register a new car on your own - Bangalore)
You mean to say even it after taking temporary registration, which is usually done at the showroom, you can refuse to take delivery if need arises. In my case, they will be only providing temporary registration ,as my residence being under kayamkulam RTO.
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You mean to say even it after taking temporary registration, which is usually done at the showroom, you can refuse to take delivery if need arises. In my case, they will be only providing temporary registration ,as my residence being under kayamkulam RTO.
Slightly OT. Be careful while going for temporary registration. At least in Karnataka there are two types of temporary registration. One where the temporary registration is valid till the end of the month, irrespective of when the temporary registration is done. Second where one can opt for a month long validity from the day of registration. Always safe to opt for the second.
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More than ODO, i will be concerend about the way they will be driven, fast and rash. Also seen them mostly on early mornings when there are not much traffic on roads. The modern vehicles do not require any "break in" period, still On the positive side, if there are any manufacturing defects, you will know right away during PDI!!!!
I have seen Merc S-class cars being driven from Panvel yard, i think, to showroom in city. I doubt they follow any break-in rules even on them. saw them driving regularly in proper speeds. it even had its bonnet and some other parts of the car covered in that protective plastic and was delivered in their showroom in the city. once it was almost with our car and that too in heavy rains!

so think how the Mahindra cars would be cared

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Think how the Mahindra cars would be cared
I agree - Be rest assured that it WILL be driven rashly only. The only way (although not practical) is to accompany the vehicle when it goes to the RTO, if you have the time. You may tag along if free or send a driver to ensure they dont over-speed. My friend did this and it worked for him.

Secondly - you may fit a GPS tracker and then send the vehicle to RTO. GPS Tracker will show you at what speeds the vehicle travelled. You clearly have a case to fight for a new vehicle then. I Assume the average enthusiast joe will protect his 1.5 million investment.
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Secondly - you may fit a GPS tracker and then send the vehicle to RTO. GPS Tracker will show you at what speeds the vehicle travelled. You clearly have a case to fight for a new vehicle then. I Assume the average enthusiast joe will protect his 1.5 million investment.
May be a good idea if you are anyway going to go for a GPS tracking device. I guess, spending a day would still work out better to make sure its driven properly.
I don't think I had to do this, My car was not sent to RTO and I guess they don't send cars to RTO for reg. may be required in some area/towns only.
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When asked about the AWD bookings, the customer care, sales reps and everybody in the M&M answering machine, reply in same tune: "We have not been able to supply the first batch of bookings itself sir, so once that is done we ll take new bookings.As of now there is no information as to when and if this will commence at all"

I wonder if the first week of booking was so overwhelming for the w8AWD that they are not able to supply AWDs over almost one year.

Whereas M&Ms export volume has tripled in the meanwhile with XUV even reaching Australia.

I feel its not fair to the Indian customer that cars are made right here in our backyard and we dont get the first piece of the pie.

And they can keep giving us the "not able to meet demand" line and fooling us :(

If thats the case then the AWD must be taken off the listing so that we dont live in foolish hope.
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I agree - Be rest assured that it WILL be driven rashly only. The only way (although not practical) is to accompany the vehicle when it goes to the RTO, if you have the time. You may tag along if free or send a driver to ensure they dont over-speed. My friend did this and it worked for him.

Secondly - you may fit a GPS tracker and then send the vehicle to RTO. GPS Tracker will show you at what speeds the vehicle travelled. You clearly have a case to fight for a new vehicle then. I Assume the average enthusiast joe will protect his 1.5 million investment.
GPS Tracker?! A good idea but what will the SA or any other senior level guy do if it was driven rashly or fast and you later found out about it through the GPS tracker! their standard answer will be "Saar, our guy will never do such a thing saar.. maybe there is some mistake saar" then when you eventually loose your cool and prove him wrong he will say "Don't worry saar, there is nothing to worry.. your car is safe and perfectly fine. these are modern and technologically advanced cars saar.. they dont need running in and all that saar.."

and I highly doubt they will provide you a new car just because he had driven a bit fast as he will say if there is anything wrong you can tell me but since the car is perfectly ok no replacement possible. so many un-necessary hassles and actually speaking it may not really make a difference to the car. its just that we Bhpians are over possessive and emotional with our cars. but for them, its just a product they are selling to you! be it Merc, BMW, Porsche or Mahindra!

So if you can spare a day and be with the car till its dilivered at the showroom, well and good, otherwise not to stress and just enjoy the new car!

BTW went to check out the Duster/Fluence and then the XUV after that! but as my tough luck had it, I couldn't test drive any car! reached the Andheri based Renault showroom after a tiring 1.5 hour drive from town and it was closing for the day! the SA did show me the Duster and the Fluence and also handed me the brochures but no Test drive! as it was Dahi handi day so test drives closed since 1pm! he apologized and asked if I can drop in later sometime as Duster is not sent for TD at customer place yet. though possible for Fluence. just wanted to compare the Duster with XUV as my friends were insisting to check it out too. but when I did sit in the car, it felt comfy alright but I adjusted the seat according to my comfort level in the driver's seat and then tried to seat behind. it was not comfy for me and there was hardly any leg space in the rear! so its a very compact SUV. looked nice for city use but its just like a a little raised hatchback from inside. and when I think about SUV, I want space and comfort and it falls short on that. so I am not going for a TD also now. and for Fluence I thought that it may not be for my use. a good city car no doubt but doesn't meet my requirement.

later straight went to Mahindra NBS showroom at chowpatty and to my horror they were closing too. the senior SA assited and also apologized and said he would arrange for a TD if I want but as its peak hour traffic it wont be good and better if I can come in at day time! reached there at 6.45pm so. but saw a ready for delivery, opulent purple shade XUV and it looked like million bucks! looked so rich and awesome! it was closing time so lights were less in the showroom but also checked out outside when the owner was about to go. in evening time during sunset it looked great outside too. but hope it looks as good in full daylight.

but strange part was, the SA said Purple or Grey shades will take 2-2.5 months as they are special colour and not regulars. silver or white may take a month or month and a half max. when asked I heard that XUV's are available off the shelf, he refused. 2-2.5 months is a bit too much of waiting for me!

hopefully will go and TD it soon now again.
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GPS Tracker?! A good idea but what will the SA or any other senior level guy do if it was driven rashly or fast and you later found out about it through the GPS tracker! their standard answer will be "Saar, our guy will never do such a thing saar.. maybe there is some mistake saar" then when you eventually loose your cool and prove him wrong he will say "Don't worry saar, there is nothing to worry.. your car is safe and perfectly fine. these are modern and technologically advanced cars saar.. they dont need running in and all that saar.."
Once you have the GPS Screen "proof" that can be downloaded, You can Prove it that it was driven rashly. "Nothing" to worry cannot be told by the dealer as it is a Company policy to run-in the vehicle.

If it was Tata, i probably will not have hope, but I will have some hope on Mahindra and "All" hopes on Toyota.

There is anyway no point in taking to the dealer. We must talk to the company.

There was a similar incident where a fellow BHPian's Safari was driven at 100kmph on highway to test 4H and their argument was 4H is for the highway
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What is mahindra still testing on XUV??? Any changes in the rear....this is spotted on NICE road ....
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Nope, I meant when manually setting it to INT and wipe speed at F.
Yes. The wiper speed is linked to vehicle speed and is controlled by body computer
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What is mahindra still testing on XUV??? Any changes in the rear....this is spotted on NICE road ....
Looks like LHD version of XUV, which mahindra is testing for selling in other countries

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Looks like LHD version of XUV, which mahindra is testing for selling in other countries

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No its RHD vehicle, i saw it also.
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took delivery of my XUV today
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took delivery of my XUV today
Congratulations. Drive safe. Silver was my first choice, looks good. But had to go with Dolphin grey as all of the family agreed in unison with that.
Did they(TVS, Cochin) allow you take the PDI at the yard before the delivery. If so where is their yard?
If possible pls, PM me the sales person name too.
What all accessories did you opt for?
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What is mahindra still testing on XUV??? Any changes in the rear....this is spotted on NICE road ....
Although photographs cant be reliably used to judge the size, I feel that area behind C pillar is a bit longer one. Increased boot space or more leg room for 3rd row may be planned in next release, as there has been strong negative feedback from market on this aspect.

Compare the lengths in this post.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post2543912 (Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review)

Also there could be minor changes to the exterior, otherwise why would somebody mask a vehicle which is already in the market for almost a year now.

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