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Old 19th October 2011, 12:07   #466
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Old 19th October 2011, 12:35   #467
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Does it really matter? That person is not getting any financial gains out of this. He has not even claimed that he is the owner.
Look at the facebook page of Scorpio and you can see rjstyles's scorpio there. Why facebook alone, I guess it was also on wiki.
You are right, no harm done, similarly someone on FB claimed my Scorpio to be his on the Scorpio Page.
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You are right, no harm done, similarly someone on FB claimed my Scorpio to be his on the Scorpio Page.
Just couldnt stop laughing. This is heights. There was one particluar guy in the scorpio page, who had posted over 10-15 pics of different scorpios with the title 'My Car'.
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Thank you buddies for all the well wishes ..Yes it feels great to be the 1st in a forum to have the ride.
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Great looks! Have you considered/enquired about the chrome kit? I was thinking that the chrome front grill cover may enhance the slightly understated looks of the Black without being garish.

I managed a last day booking of a Black W8 FWD. Wifey was fine with any color except red and green. Quite a few days wasted to convince ourselves out of the Cruze AT.
Mkumar, I prefer the current looks. The chrome did not appeal to me. The only mod that may go in would be the alloys.

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Took this pic from the first page of this thread. So it is a W8.
Request mannubhai to post the same pic from his vehicle.
Shall do it in the course of the day ..

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Congratulations Mannubhai! Way to go!
You are looking like a hitman standing next to it.

Please take this as a compliment. What i intend to say is that standing next to the beast augments your persona, so you give the look of a powerful man who can do anything in this world!

Cheers!
Hahaha ..Hitman ..like it .. The sheer presence of the car is awesome. Its pretty funny to be photographed by passing motorists, though you are not the intended subject, your car is :P

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Hello

Congrats . Looks like u have got ur XUV from SKS ...

How is the vehicle ?
Would like a detailed initial hands on owner review from ur end . Its just not me , our whole team of BHP waiting for it ...
Ranga, I took the car from India Garage, The SE was Syed.. Had a hassle free process right from booking to delivery.
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@mannubhai - Congrats.
It looks gorgeous.

Few queries.

Given the 200 mm height and the minimum distance you might have covered, did you encountered any issues with the notorious Bangalore humps . ?
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Thank you buddies for all the well wishes ..Yes it feels great to be the 1st in a forum to have the ride. .
Congrats, waiting for a first hand impression, your impressions may shape many purchase decisions.

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Can someone pls comment on the actual real world off-road performance of the XUV500, beyond the traditional AWD vs 4WD comparison. How far can the vehicle be pushed? Especially compared to the Suzuki Grand Vitaras that have been regulars at Desert Storm and Raid de Himalayas now (where I'd like to use it in Ndure / Adventure categories).

Sudev?

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Old 19th October 2011, 14:27   #473
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Wow! i knew i should've booked in Mumbai or Bangalore and driven it to Delhi!

What the hell Mahindra? why am i getting my car in March??!!
Well sir_sage, if its any consolation, you are not alone. At least you have a date. I booked on the 4th, and have heard nothing yet. Not even a date. The SE keeps telling me tomorrow, but I haven't received any information from M&M yet. :-(
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Got this mailer from M&M yesterday, despite the XUV being sold out. Good strategy to keep the prospects interested.

Get closer to driving the XUV500
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Manoj, got a couple of queries if you can shoot back quickly.
Did you take the insurance that is called Mahindra Insurance, Reliance, Tata-AIG, United India?
Did you or were you able to take 0-dep ins? This is not offered readily by default in the quote given.
Did you take it from outside? How much did the insurance cost?
If you can share the complete details of the insurance, it would be very good.


Here the 0-dep ins is quoted by dealer at 9k higher than the standard.
I did NOT take the insurance offered by the dealer. I took it outside. I used the no claim bonus in my existing car which gave me an awesome deal. You need a good insurance guy who can help you with it, as im told it needs specific approvals .. I got it at a dirt cheap rate compared to the dealer quote. I have taken the insurance including a 2 lac cover for the 6 passengers.

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@mannubhai - Congrats.
It looks gorgeous.

Few queries.

Given the 200 mm height and the minimum distance you might have covered, did you encountered any issues with the notorious Bangalore humps . ?
Was off roading mostly in Blore city roads yesterday . I did not face any issues on clearance.

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Can someone pls comment on the actual real world off-road performance of the XUV500, beyond the traditional AWD vs 4WD comparison. How far can the vehicle be pushed? Especially compared to the Suzuki Grand Vitaras that have been regulars at Desert Storm and Raid de Himalayas now (where I'd like to use it in Ndure / Adventure categories).

Sudev?
My feel , Its just not an off roader.

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The chrome did not appeal to me. The only mod that may go in would be the alloys.
Hmmm I am yet to find another member who likes the chrome on the XUV.

Manoj, do you plan to fill normal diesel or the premium ones (Speed/Power Diesel)? What does the manual say?
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So many threads with in a short period on XUV500. Seems it is an awesome one. I am too slow in decision making. Let me wait for six months to see the performance and decide whether to buy or postpone the purchase.
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XUV5OO
Mr. Anand Mahindra has shared your video on his Twitter account,great i must say.
I also found another video,although made by someone but it sure is hilarious.
(Can be deleted if deemed inappropriate,i dont want wrath of any admin/mods and please,this is not to hurt anyone's sentiments or cars,once in a while we all require to laugh,Doctor's advice ).Sorry if already posted.
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Mr. Anand Mahindra has shared your video on his Twitter account,great i must say.
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Yep - got to know and passed him a thank you note on twitter too
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The XUV 500 is indeed a great step forward for Mahindra. Amazing features for the price !
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