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Old 28th November 2013, 16:47   #5221
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That's interesting. The revese-parking sensors come factory fitted for W6 and W8. So the part is definitely new to Mahindras. That got me wondering: what could be the problems with fitting the apparently standard part in the W4. Then I realized that W4 does not have a screen where the feed from the reverse-parking sensors could be displayed. So now M&M would have to give a separate small screen alongwith the sensors or may be just give a audible warning as the car approaches a obstacle behind it.
True, W4 would need a screen for the feed. I think it would be better that people go for after market sensors which even have guiding system. I am sure it would cost less than what M&M would provide from dealer.
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Old 29th November 2013, 03:16   #5222
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Yipee... first set of niggles on my XUV.

Ok not so funny.

Two things that have possibly gone wrong:

1) Bonnet open alert keeps popping up - probable known issue based on the posts on this thread
2) Rear parking sensors keep beeping as soon as I engage reverse, irrespective of whether there's something behind the vehicle or not. Sometime it works ok. Wierd.

And, is there any way to update the MMI maps?

I'll need to pay the ASC a visit, just few weeks after 1st service. Sigh!
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Congratulations manasmadaan!

I came across another recent XUV picture in the morning and it was pointed out by a fellow XUV-owner that -
1. The new lot is coming with the words "Mahindra" and "XUV5OO" pasted significantly higher on the hatch door.
2. The "W8" has been moved from right fender to the hatch door.
3. New "Live Young, Live Free" sticker on the rear glass.

Seeing your pics, all the above points seem to be confirmed. Did you notice any other change on the outside or inside?
SDP,
In the niggles thread I came across your post long before about the testing of new brake pedal system. Since then I could not see any mention of whether that design being incorporated into production line. You have any idea whether the new brake pedal design is in production line atleast for this release/version!?
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Old 29th November 2013, 14:10   #5224
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SDP,
In the niggles thread I came across your post long before about the testing of new brake pedal system. Since then I could not see any mention of whether that design being incorporated into production line. You have any idea whether the new brake pedal design is in production line atleast for this release/version!?
I have not taken a test-ride on a new batch vehicle, but my guess is that the new brake-pedal is already incorporated in the current version.

Please check out the review of the new XUV5OO here:
http://www.topgear.com/india/mahindr...-500/itemid-51

It does mention about the brakes being better.
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Came across these technology demo videos from Bosch using XUV.
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Took the delivery of the XUV 5oo W4 today, just drove 6km from the dealers to home, will post my initial review in some time
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Waiting for experts opinion...also i observed something like 'gear slip' dnt know if that is the right term. However there is a sudden speed cut in the motion of the vehicle as if the gear slipped to lower ratios or meutrwl may be. Please share insights, this was scary as i was cruising on 70-80 kmpl. So bouncy suspension n this gear slips are haunting me
If the vehicle is coming to a lower gear / neutral on its own then the issue is a serious one. Seems that the retaining rings in the gear box are either broken or defective. I had the same issue with my Scorpio and the gear box had to be replaced.

Please do not take this issue lightly as I narrowly escaped a frontal collision of while overtaking at a speed of around 80 KMPH and my car slipped into neutral and the bus coming from the front just swerved in time to avoid hitting me.
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Took the delivery of the XUV 5oo W4 today, just drove 6km from the dealers to home, will post my initial review in some time
Congrats and all the very best! Awaiting your ownership thread / reviews. Black or Moon Dust Silver? Would love to see pictures of the interior and dash.
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Congrats and all the very best! Awaiting your ownership thread / reviews. Black or Moon Dust Silver? Would love to see pictures of the interior and dash.
Its M Silver, planning to take photos tomorrow, I plan to come up with my ownership thread with in a month.
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Requesting BHP'ians from Chennai suggest a reliable MM dealer. I have decided to go for a 5OO. Let me check the best deals i can get. I think Feb/Mar 2014 would be the best time to buy. Slow sales + 2013 model discount + pre-budget prices
any updates folks?
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Took the delivery of the XUV 5oo W4 today, just drove 6km from the dealers to home, will post my initial review in some time
Please make sure you give us a detailed report with lots of pictures. Guess yours is the first W4 in the forum.

Congrats on the car. Wish you miles of happy and safe motoring!
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Its M Silver, planning to take photos tomorrow, I plan to come up with my ownership thread with in a month.
Very nice. As a first step towards a ownership thread, the photos could be placed in your new ownership thread and a link may please be placed to it from this thread .
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Took the delivery of the XUV 5oo W4 today, just drove 6km from the dealers to home, will post my initial review in some time
Congrats.. Probably 1st W4 here. Do post detailed pictures especially interiors
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Yipee... first set of niggles on my XUV.

Rear parking sensors keep beeping as soon as I engage reverse, irrespective of whether there's something behind the vehicle or not. Sometime it works ok. Wierd.
Can you please post the rear pics and have you installed the rear protector guard on the XUV? If yes, may be i can help as i too faced similar problem and the solution was fairly simple
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Please make sure you give us a detailed report with lots of pictures. Guess yours is the first W4 in the forum.

Congrats on the car. Wish you miles of happy and safe motoring!
I guess so, I will try to start the thread soon. Thanks

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Very nice. As a first step towards a ownership thread, the photos could be placed in your new ownership thread and a link may please be placed to it from this thread .
Thank you for your valuable suggestion.

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Congrats.. Probably 1st W4 here. Do post detailed pictures especially interiors
Thanks...hope to take some and post them tomorrow.
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