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Old 26th August 2012, 17:10   #3166
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Well, we wont be doing any sort of off roading in the FWD XUV. But I dont want the footsteps to scrape over huge speed breakers and potholes.

Will that happen?
I have installed footsteps and so far it has not scraped in any of the Bangalore speed breakers.


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I just booked an XUV w6. could the owners give me a feedback on the tinted glass in terms of heat reduction. Would i need to invest in an extra sun film purely fro the purpose of heat reduction or would the existing ones be good
I guess Sunfilm is banned and now its illegal to use sunfilm.

Tinted glass is not really effective compared to Sunfilm. XUV AC is pretty effective and can cool in 5 mins max.

You could use those "chipkoos" Vacuum type sun-blocker sold at signals for 100/-.
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Some snaps of my Purple cheetah after a round of polymer coating and the 3d mats fixed..

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fundagenie, Can you provide his address/contact number from where you purchase 3d mats ?
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XUV has a service interval of 3 months. That's ridiculous. Do they want us to visit the A.S.S. every 3 months?
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I have installed footsteps and so far it has not scraped in any of the Bangalore speed breakers.


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Wind, had you installed mahindra ones or others. Planning to fit footsteps on my car, but holding back considering the speed breakers and other road conditions in bangalore.

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Took a trip to Ooty from Chennai via Bangalore over the weekend. Took the Masinagudi route to Ooty, it was a handful driving in the hairpin (36) bends with the XUV.

The vehicle performed beautifully throughout the journey, not even once felt myself asking for more power in the ghats/highway. The infotainment unit displayed a mileage of 14.8 for the 1350 kms distance. Had taken my spanner set & other tools in-case of any vehicle trouble, but XUV did not offer any chance of using it, thankfully.
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I did the same trip... but from hyderabad. Took the Bangalore->Hosur->Salem->Coimbatore route though. Almost 3000 kms travelled. And absolutely yumm. I realized the potential this vehicle has over long distances. Its a damned good at coast-to-coast type of cruising at very high speeds without breaking a sweat.
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Wind, had you installed mahindra ones or others. Planning to fit footsteps on my car, but holding back considering the speed breakers and other road conditions in bangalore.

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It was dealer fitted. So I am assuming it is from Mahindra's.

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XUV has a service interval of 3 months. That's ridiculous. Do they want us to visit the A.S.S. every 3 months?
Considering the niggles the vehicle has I think this interval is decent :-). You can take care of the non critical niggles during your frequent service visits to the service station. Mine was a July delivered vehicle, I have already a list of two issues which I intend to take up during the Sep. visit to the ***. Here are the list of issues:

1. The left front window pane is stuck in the closed position
2. A/C has a mind of its own. Sometimes, it starts immediately. Rest of the times it blows hot air or ambient air till the A/C takes over which is usually after five to ten minutes .

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My Beauty and my Beast.....

Completed 1000Kms so far. Got a average mileage of 15km -18kms driving on the highways. So are these right???

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My Beauty and my Beast.....

Completed 1000Kms so far. Got a average mileage of 15km -18kms driving on the highways. So are these right???

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Awesome garage brother!
I would suggest calculating fuel efficiency between the refill or full tank to full tank.
I have found that the IS steadily going high or low depending on the driving conditions (city or highway). However, the actual economy that I have received is always a bit lower than what IS claims. My IS shows 17.4 now after a recent highway trip, but the actual efficiency on a highway trip is close to 15kmpl while in city it is close to 14kmpl, its due for the first service, got it booked, given a date that is about 25 days from booking, lets see how it behaves after the 1st service.
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My Beauty and my Beast.....

Completed 1000Kms so far. Got a average mileage of 15km -18kms driving on the highways. So are these right???...
Awesome snaps! But the rides are dangerously close! The FE figures sound really nice, but better calculate it tankfull to tankfull method! What speeds did you maintain?

Between, that's an awesome house too! Lot of greenery, can't believe it's in Bangalore [looking at your location]!

Edit:: How difficult was them to provide a proper picture of XUV in the display of ICE? Such a let down in otherwise brilliant package!

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Awesome snaps and also for getting good Fuel Efficiency.

Today I saw two W8 Model XUV500 parked outside a Used Car Showroom. Upon enquiring, I found that vehicles are Feb. 2012 registered and almost 12000 KMs done. But the price he was asking is almost same as it is in Showroom.

Can anyone guide how much price should be for used one.
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Today I saw two W8 Model XUV500 parked outside a Used Car Showroom. Upon enquiring, I found that vehicles are Feb. 2012 registered and almost 12000 KMs done. But the price he was asking is almost same as it is in Showroom.
Can anyone guide how much price should be for used one.
Its a crapshoot. Till a few weeks back when the waiting period for new bookings was being indicated by dealers as 5-6 months, few month old XUVs were selling close to new vehicle OTR price, or even at a premium depending on the local demand and buyer desperation. However, now that the waiting period seems to have come down significantly (and there are relatively more used XUVs available in the market), I think you should be able to get it for at least Rs 1-1.5L under OTR price. Also, watch out for TD or demo vehicles being disposed off by dealerships.
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Awesome garage brother!
I would suggest calculating fuel efficiency between the refill or full tank to full tank.
I have found that the IS steadily going high or low depending on the driving conditions (city or highway).

Thanks Ketan. I usually use a fuellog app in android and it gives a fairly right figures. Being a free app, it only allows adding 2 cars and currently use it for my 2 other cars. Since the IS showed the mileage figures, dint use the app. Let me try ising for the XUV also and see if there is a difference.


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Awesome snaps! But the rides are dangerously close! The FE figures sound really nice, but better calculate it tankfull to tankfull method! What speeds did you maintain?

Between, that's an awesome house too! Lot of greenery, can't believe it's in Bangalore [looking at your location]!
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Thanx swiftnfurios. Beauty and beast should be dangerously close, right...
And the house is in Kerala and not bangalore. So hope it explains the greenery. The beast is yet to set its foot in bangalore. Maybe in a week or 2.

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Awesome snaps and also for getting good Fuel Efficiency.
Thanks micrographics.


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Thanks Ketan. I usually use a fuellog app in android and it gives a fairly right figures. Being a free app, it only allows adding 2 cars and currently use it for my 2 other cars. Since the IS showed the mileage figures, dint use the app. Let me try ising for the XUV also and see if there is a difference.
Great!
Sorry for OT, but this may be useful for folks who are relying on IS (which is not so accurate) or find it difficult to calculate full tank to full tank.
I've been using the below for quite some time, its a good option, they also provided skydrive sync so that you can sync it back whenever you flash your device/loose data. Gives decent amount of information, I've added 3 vehicles so far and works great!
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...3-7ab8062712e2
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