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Old 8th February 2014, 21:15   #5581
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Stone-guard was always made of plastic and is still plastic.
No sir, infact I jumbled up abit, plastic stone guard was supposedly replaced with metal stone guard.

Adding links :
1) http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3150784 (Debuda’s Silver Mahindra XUV500 W6 @ Jamshedpur)

2) http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post3187474 (M&M may modify some SUVs to duck Excise Duties *UPDATE* Pg.3 XUV to lose some GC)

3) http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post3187474 (M&M may modify some SUVs to duck Excise Duties *UPDATE* Pg.3 XUV to lose some GC)

4) http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post3175431 (M&M may modify some SUVs to duck Excise Duties *UPDATE* Pg.3 XUV to lose some GC)

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Old 8th February 2014, 21:48   #5582
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Sorry, none of the links confirm that the new XUV has a metal stone-guard.

I have seen the current version XUV (a W4) and checked the stone-guard. It was very much plastic. It is a new design and looks slightly different than the old one.

IIRC what M&M did was just changed the method they were using to calculate the GC, with a minor tweak to the stone-guard design.
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I am looking at buying a XUV 500 AWD . Is there any perceivable difference in handling of the AWD and FWD . I mean in the normal tarmac roads in the city and the highway.

I know that it does make a difference in snow , sand , slush etc. But does it give some advantages in the normal driving like reducing the torque steer, controlling the wind sweep etc.
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No sir, infact I jumbled up abit, plastic stone guard was supposedly replaced with metal stone guard.
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Sorry, none of the links confirm that the new XUV has a metal stone-guard.

IIRC what M&M did was just changed the method they were using to calculate the GC, with a minor tweak to the stone-guard design.
I spoke to my dealer once again on this topic over the weekend and he said the same thing what SDP is saying - M&M has never publicly announced any change in the material of the stone-guard. The only change was in the GC measurement method. I wish M&M had clarified/documented this officially somewhere but then since they are trying to "work around" the GC rule, they can't afford to make everything public in this regard I suppose.
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1. Chrome at 5 Places Rs.5800
2. Side Step - 14500
3. reverse cam - 10500
Crazy. When we bought our XUV, the dealer quoted 7 or 8K for Reverse Cam & 13500 for Side Step. I asked him to fir reverse cam and fortunately happened to check here and saw that owners have installed it at 3.5K. So called another Mahindra dealer and strangely he quoted 3.5K. Had blasted off my dealer who then installed it at 3.5K. In your case, you could have just dropped an email to Mahindra customer care & its VP, the dealer would have mended ways.

IMO Side step should never be bought from Mahindra Dealer. Ajanta has quite a few varieties of Sidesteps at around 5-6K. We got it fixed from Ajanta distributor at 4.5K. Another vendor is Classique.

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Which video format, in which extension and resolution supports in XUV 500 W8 FWD?

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MP4, .avi and one other format that I forgot.

However, when I tried and HD video in .MP4, the video was not playing properly in XUV IS. It was pausing for a long long time. I tried with a video converter to convert it in various formats. Finally what worked was to choose a simple option in video converter - "DVD video file" or something. I guess it removed the HD part of the clip ! (i.e. made it non-HD).
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A new app has been launched by Mahindra during the auto expo.
Got the info from their Facebook page.

It says: "to download the app, SMS LYLF to 5757577"

I've been trying to upload the snap, but it's not working
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Yes, as said, Mahindra launched this new iOS app called "Live young Live free".

Link : https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mahi...813592507?mt=8

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Android App Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....lylf&hl=en_GB

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I am looking at buying a XUV 500 AWD . Is there any perceivable difference in handling of the AWD and FWD . I mean in the normal tarmac roads in the city and the highway.

I know that it does make a difference in snow , sand , slush etc. But does it give some advantages in the normal driving like reducing the torque steer, controlling the wind sweep etc.
There is no difference on plain road. However when you are on slopes or when you are on mud roads you can see the vehicle with AWD does not struggle to sail through. Where in you may have to accelerate with FWD.
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Guys,

Got a scale model of XUV 5OO today. Wish Mahindra introduces Sunroof for all XUV models.

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M & M must introduce Automatic Transmission and sunroof. This is something I am personally waiting for.
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Done with the First Service @ G3 motors, Goregoan Mumbai.

My XUV had got a scratch on the right rear door. The repair cost for repainting the same was Rs. 5500 + taxes = 6300.

Meanwhile, called up 3M car care for their quote (they have recently started denting / painting workshop @Borivali, Mumbai) . They quoted Rs. 3500 incl. of everything. So got the paint job done from them. They did a good job. NO difference in the color shade at all. Moreover, the vehicle was ready withing 4-5 hrs due to the some Rapid Drying technology that they are using.

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So called another Mahindra dealer and strangely he quoted 3.5K. Had blasted off my dealer who then installed it at 3.5K. In your case, you could have just dropped an email to Mahindra customer care & its VP, the dealer would have mended ways.
I had inquired about costs of the Storme's alloys for my ARIA at two dealerships and at the TATA stall at the Auto Expo as well, hoping to get a deal / cheaper price. Guess what ? It costs the same, down to the last rupee everywhere (in Delhi)!

And yes, to buy TATA genuine accessories, there's no need to drop a mail to any VP or anyone else.. they cost the same, pre-tax. Something M&M should learn from ? Nah .. don't think so. A company who lowers their GC to evade tax, has lowered their ethics, in my opinion, that's why they don't mind the dealers making a kill now and then.
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Sure buddy, here it is.

Accessories that I got fitted

Headrest LCD screens (2) - Rs. 16023

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Hi Mayank.. Congrats on your purchase!

Was just curious about the headrest LCD screens. Do you have any pictures of this? Also what brand is it? Is it connected to a separate DVD Player or the inbuilt one?

Thanks in advance! Have fun with your cheetah!
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I had inquired about costs of the Storme's alloys for my ARIA at two dealerships and at the TATA stall at the Auto Expo as well, hoping to get a deal / cheaper price. Guess what ? It costs the same, down to the last rupee everywhere (in Delhi)!

And yes, to buy TATA genuine accessories, there's no need to drop a mail to any VP or anyone else.. they cost the same, pre-tax. Something M&M should learn from ? Nah .. don't think so. A company who lowers their GC to evade tax, has lowered their ethics, in my opinion, that's why they don't mind the dealers making a kill now and then.
Does this post convey anything substantial or is it just a matter of pride to have a lineup of TATA cars and come on a XUV thread ranting about Mahindra?
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Got a scale model of XUV 5OO today. Wish Mahindra introduces Sunroof for all XUV models.
Hey fusionbang.. Did you get this from the Purple Club?
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