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Old 31st December 2013, 13:34   #5386
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Here is wishing you many years of happy and safe motoring.
Thanks a lot for the kind wishes, smahesh.

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Congratulations on your XUV:-) Nice pictures of the beast.
Thank you very much, fusionbang.

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I am sure it will see each and every corner of the country, like your Linea.
Thanks a ton, the_skyliner. Yes, I am planning a 5,000 km-long trip to Gujarat as the maiden mega trip.

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Wish you a very happy 2014 and happy long association with Purple XUV!
Thanks, Seran Manian, for the kind wishes.

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I would very much appreciate you opening a new thread and sharing your experiences and mods / accessories you add on.
Yes, I will start my ownership thread after the first mega trip and first free service.

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Could you please share with us the price break-up?
Thank you, AutoIndian, for the kind wishes. Here are the price break-up:

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Congrats @J.Ravi on the acquisition!

In the first set of pics, those 2 girls seem to cherish the moment more than anyone else.

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Wasn't the discount supposed to be 70K?

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This evening, I drove to India Garage and got the registration number plates fixed. Here are a couple of pics clicked with my Nokia Lumia 925.

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Wasn't the discount supposed to be 70K?
As I am a retired pensioner, Mahindra did not extend the corporate discount [10 k] to me. I did not exchange my Linea, so, I didn't get the exchange bonus too [15 k].
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This evening, I drove to India Garage and got the registration number plates fixed. Here are a couple of pics clicked with my Nokia Lumia 925.
You should have opted for Embossed number plates(IND) which gives a good look on the XUV If I am not wrong,I have heard that in near future embossed number plates would become mandatory on all the vehicles!!
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You should have opted for Embossed number plates(IND) which gives a good look on the XUV
This is a freebie given by the dealer, which I don't want to miss. To be frank, these registration number plates are good in quality. I may go in for embossed plates embedded in plastic frames later. My Linea has them already.
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This is a freebie given by the dealer, which I don't want to miss. To be frank, these registration number plates are good in quality. I may go in for embossed plates embedded in plastic frames later. My Linea has them already.
You are supposed to install high security registration plates(HSRPs), and not these plates. Dealer gives these plates for the temporary registration. The permanent number should be on HSRPs. They come from the RTO, and yes they are of the embossed variety
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Congratulations Ravi and wish you happy miles. I too have a purple xuv, a bit difficult to maintain but its a beautiful colour on the beast.

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The permanent number should be on HSRPs. They come from the RTO, and yes they are of the embossed variety
Don't think they are available yet, at least not in Chennai and Bangalore.
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Congratulations Ravi and wish you happy miles.
Thanks a lot for the good wishes, aajohn.

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Dealer gives these plates for the temporary registration.
Mine is a permanent registration. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are yet to implement HSRP rules. When introduced, sufficient time will be given for the existing vehicle owners to comply with HSRP.

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Mine is a permanent registration. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are yet to implement HSRP rules. When introduced, sufficient time will be given for the existing vehicle owners to comply with HSRP.
HSRPs have been compulsory here in the NCR for two years now. Most new cars have them. Plates are of a good quality and do not break easily, even when driving on flooded roads. They come with a unique identification number, and a corresponding sticker is also given.
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Dear Friends,
Wish you all Happy New Year

After all the researches for many months, reading all posts, PM'ing so many fellow team-bhpians on various info, taking suggestions and what not... finally i took the cheetah delivery on Dec 19th

As someone mentioned, even i did not expect Sireesh auto to fully cover the car with satin cloth and they asked us to cut the ribbon though it was little embarrassing but they did make it as an special and memorable moment
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I have taken rear guard and side steps as additional accessories from the dealer. They have given body cover and reverse camera as freebies.
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Though i have taken the rear guard from the dealer (Mahindra make) it still interferes with the reverse sensors. But the issue is intermittent and I have to use the reverse camera to make the final call. I checked with the service engineers, all they have done is to adjust the guard little lower by pressing it hard.

I have taken Temporary Registration and i would be doing the actual registration during first week of Jan.

Its been more than 10 days of fantastic driving with the car and the experience is amazing. Thanks to all who have helped me directly and to all other fellow bhpians who helped me with loads of info thro their posts.

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This evening, I drove to India Garage and got the registration number plates fixed. Here are a couple of pics clicked with my Nokia Lumia
Congratulations Ravi Sir.
Enjoy the Purple Beast to the core. We are expecting some expedition with this new addition to your garage.
I might be following you soon with XUV 5OO.
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Dear Friends,
Wish you all Happy New Year

After all the researches for many months, reading all posts, PM'ing so many fellow team-bhpians on various info, taking suggestions and what not... finally i took the cheetah delivery on Dec 19th
Congratulations! Wishing you many years of happy and safe motoring.

I too bought mine from Sireesh and took delivery on 27th December. Yes, the cutting of the ribbon, the attention with a bunch of them standing around and clapping was quite embarrassing!
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I am happy to inform that I got my XUV500 W8 FWD Opulent Purple delivered this evening....
Congratulations !! Happy Motoring
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Wishing all XUVians and their beasts a very happy 2014......

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finally i took the cheetah delivery on Dec 19th
Congratulations and best wishes, ebmrajesh.

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Congratulations Ravi Sir.
Thanks a lot for the good wishes and compliments, aks_karthik.

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I might be following you soon with XUV 5OO.
Advance congrats. I find more Linea/Punto owners upgrade to XUV500. You bought your Linea before I did. It is going to be reversal of roles in case of XUV500!

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