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Old 9th April 2014, 17:36   #5806
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Can you please help me with what is not available in W4
None of these featuers/gadgetry are available in W4:

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cruise control, ESP, HHC, HDC, maximum safety with side and curtain airbags and leather upholstery.
Out of the above, barring the leather upholstery, others cannot be got fitted with the after-market add-ons.

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how important is it to have the features likes cruise control, HHC, HDC.
I find cruise control is very useful during long drives. I feel my right leg is free of pain and sprain. HHC is useful on sloping roads. For a few seconds, the vehicle will not move while changing the gear. HDC is useful while climbing down a hill. ESP is useful on a slippery road.

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Also how many airbags does W4 come with?
2. For the front passenger and driver.

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And can we upgrade the features similar to W8? If yes, which all features?
Most of features cannot be bought in the after-market. You can add alloy wheels, leather upholstery, etc. For more detailed comparison, please see here.
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Thank you very much for your valuable inputs sir

Will get in touch with you personally and discuss with you in detail to finalize on my decision.

Will catch up very soon
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The mentioned situation will arise only if the hit is directly on the side foot step. Otherwise, the airbags will function just fine. Yes, they will definitely lower the clearance and that is one of the reasons why I didn't go for it on my car. Apart from this, I don't think it really serves the purpose. Have not seen anybody stepping on it.
In a lighter vain, my car cleaning guy uses it extensively to clean the top of the car

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Thanks Ravi Sir

As I said earlier my budget can reach out to W8 FWD. Currently I own a Santro and I am looking at XUV because it is my dream car since the time it was launched.

I am also looking at features likes cruise control, HHC, HDC, ABS, ESP, Alloys. Can you please help me with what is not available in W4 and how important is it to have the features likes cruise control, HHC, HDC.
If your budget permits, I would suggest to go ahead with W8 so that you don't feel for the missing features later They are really cool based on my experience so far.
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In a lighter vain, my car cleaning guy uses it extensively to clean the top of the car
During the first service of my XUV500 at India Garage, Chennai, the service centre washing guy stood on the alloy wheel spoke to clean the top!
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1) I'd love the rear camera for parking assist. It's also about 3.5k I believe. Will M&M add the display? Or can i get a display fitted aftermarket?
2) Similarly, do they fit alloys on the W4 for a price? What would be the cost?
3) Any long term niggles that prevail in the Post Oct-13 models?
4) Any owners of both Eco Sport / XUV care to comment on their preference?
1. The cost of camera is 3k and does not include the display cost. You have the option to choose display from mahindra (to be precise dealer) or after market.

2. Yes, Mahindra has alloys for W6 and W4. Infact these alloys are better looking than the stock ones on W8. You need to negotiate hard on the price. Last I heard was that the dealer was asking 32k for four alloys.

3. None so far that I know of.

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It's finally time for me to decide on the XUV and move on with my purchasing. Request all XUVians to please help me decide on the model.

Even though I am a sincere follower of this thread and aware of each and every bit of XUV, I would like to make sure I decide on the right model before I buy it.
If you have budget W8 is the model to go for. The features provided are worth every penny. I know a couple of guys who opted for W6 and later on repented/ kept pressing the dealer to install the missing features which obviously is not possible. Do study the additional features of W8 in detail before taking final call. I personally upgraded from W6 to W8.

After Oct 13, the electronics niggles appear to be sorted out. Personally I have not come across any so far in my 3k experience. Others can add their experience.
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If you have budget W8 is the model to go for. The features provided are worth every penny. I know a couple of guys who opted for W6 and later on repented/ kept pressing the dealer to install the missing features which obviously is not possible. Do study the additional features of W8 in detail before taking final call. I personally upgraded from W6 to W8.

After Oct 13, the electronics niggles appear to be sorted out. Personally I have not come across any so far in my 3k experience. Others can add their experience.
W8 is really worth for its features. Initially i planned to go for W6 but later decided to go with W8 by spending little more than planned, but i felt its really worth.
Mine is a Nov-2013 make, so far completed around 3k, i didn't face any problem.
Recently went for a non-stop long drive of 600Kms. Good feedback from my family members on the drive & comfort in both front and middle rows.
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I took my W8 delivery last december. Manufactured month was nov 2013. So far i have covered close to 4500 kms and no issues with any electronics. The only issue which i had was with breaking efficiency but after bleeding the brakes it has improved.
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Hey Guys, here are few pics of my Cheetah in Dolphin Grey which I bought a week back. I must say I am totally impressed with the work done by Mahindra.

Its W8 FWD so far done only 350 kms in city and partial highway. The vehicle behaves in as a perfect all rounder.

Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review-2014xuv500dolphingreyw8.jpg

Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review-2014xuv500dolphingreyw8logo.jpg

These photos were taken on soft road which goes to a temple near Jaipur, it behaved like a proper large SUV there, the best part is its low end torque, while at low speeds you dont need to use clutch, breaks or accelerator (thats No ABC drive)and it pulls by itself, even at decent gradients it just climbs by itself without use of any pedal.

On the topic of W4 or W8, first it all depends on your budget and if that is not an issue then there are some key features which you will miss in W6 (like Auto Climate Control to name one) and hosts of features from W8 which will bring a wider smile to your face. Instead dont go for the accessories the dealer try to push with each sale. Make it to your taste.
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XUV500 price being revised. The website says so....

Link:http://mahindraxuv500.com/product/price.aspx
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XUV500 price being revised. The website says so....

Link:http://mahindraxuv500.com/product/price.aspx

Any take on whether the prices are supposed to rise or go down? (No news article on the same in the last one week)
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Any take on whether the prices are supposed to rise or go down? (No news article on the same in the last one week)
The prices are set to rise.
See below:
http://m.ibnlive.com/news/honda-tata...81-25-162.html
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Any take on whether the prices are supposed to rise or go down? (No news article on the same in the last one week)
AFAIK, the prices are about to go up. Couple of weeks back, a number of automobile manufacturers have told that due to fluctuating rupee and increasing input costs, they will be revising (read increasing) the prices of cars. My friend VindyWheels has booked a W6 and due to some mix up at the dealership, the delivery is delayed, but he has been assured price protection as the delay happened from the dealer's side.
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W4 ex showroom prices increased by around INR 10,000. Previous price in Pune was 1,061,500. New price INR 1,071,762.
Delhi previous ex showroom price was 1,070,000. Increased to INR 1,079,673.

Wonder Mahindra's and other auto manufacturers' strategy in increasing prices in an already depressed scenario. Maybe the excise cut not having desired effect on sales prompted manufacturer's to at least increase margins.
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1. The cost of camera is 3k and does not include the display cost. You have the option to choose display from mahindra (to be precise dealer) or after market.

2. Yes, Mahindra has alloys for W6 and W4. Infact these alloys are better looking than the stock ones on W8. You need to negotiate hard on the price. Last I heard was that the dealer was asking 32k for four alloys.

3. None so far that I know of.



If you have budget W8 is the model to go for. The features provided are worth every penny. I know a couple of guys who opted for W6 and later on repented/ kept pressing the dealer to install the missing features which obviously is not possible. Do study the additional features of W8 in detail before taking final call. I personally upgraded from W6 to W8.

After Oct 13, the electronics niggles appear to be sorted out. Personally I have not come across any so far in my 3k experience. Others can add their experience.
Hi TaureanBull,

Thanks for the replies. Actually, I am budget limited, and originally, my budget for a "car" was max 11 Lacs. However, upon seeing the features and road presence, I felt the splurge could be justified to whim & fancy, but the W8 is out of my reach, unless I get a new job

W6 is very tempting because of:
1) Climate Control (not possible to install in W4)
2) Infotainment system (display)
3) Cruise Control
4) Embedded Antenna (I listen to a lot of radio)
5) Fog Lamps
6) 8 way adjustable drive seat. What is 8 way BTW?

Other features might not matter much to me.

2) Display (possible to install as you have said). What would be its cost from a Mahindra dealer?
3) Does installation of display and camera mean that I get a reverse display? Even the monochrome display works for this purpose? Is this what Mahindra calls "Intellipark", or is that only the audible beeping?
4) Alloys - problem solved
5) Leather seats - not a problem

I have been quoted 11.98L all inclusive for the W4 and 13.3 for the W6. 1.3 Lacs is a lot to me, and of course, if I could get the basic set of W6 goodies mentioned above for say 30k, this would be great. Of course, I am not including the cost of leather seats and alloys (since W6 doesn't have this also).

I am getting 15k worth of free accessories from dealer for W6 (nothing for W4), so 3k for camera, leaves 12k for either seats or alloys :( but then I am molesting my bank account
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...6) 8 way adjustable drive seat. What is 8 way BTW?..
The first 6 should be these.

1. Move Front
2. Move Back
3. Move Up
4. Move Down
5. Move Backrest - Front
6. Move Backrest - Back

And rest two these?

7. Lumbar support - In ?
8. Lumbar support - Out ?
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