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Old 21st April 2014, 11:58   #5866
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I would recommend to go for Paint Protection. Look out if there are any 3M outlets for the same.

I think 3M would be the best option to get your car protected with paint protection, under body treatment and so on.

If there are no 3M outlets, visit a best outlet who does all this job perfectly
There is one in Gurgaon (It shows it as a branch office on their website)

Are you talking about the Scotchgard Paint protection film? As a rough estimate, how much will it cost?
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There is one in Gurgaon (It shows it as a branch office on their website)

Are you talking about the Scotchgard Paint protection film? As a rough estimate, how much will it cost?
Yes, even I saw on their website. It is available at your location.

No it is not the Scotchgard Paint protection film. It is a paint sealant which they apply as a coating for the entire body and since you are opting for a Black color, it would indeed be very helpful.

AFAIK, it might cost you around 6000 INR. I am just estimating this based on my experience with them, where I had been with my friend for his fabia and they quoted around 4000 INR for his car.

Also instead of checking on their website, visit the store personally and check for the prices, they have a detailed pricelist and they might provide you with some packages or discounts if you say you are a BHPian.
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AFAIK, it might cost you around 6000 INR.

Also instead of checking on their website, visit the store personally
For my black XUV, I got it done for 4.5 K at 3M Bangalore (HSR Layout) about a month back. Warranty is for 5 years with 6 monthly free inspection.
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For my black XUV, I got it done for 4.5 K at 3M Bangalore (HSR Layout) about a month back. Warranty is for 5 years with 6 monthly free inspection.

Which type of paint sealant job was done on your car? I think they have multiple options likes Basic, Premium and so on. I am not sure on the names but can you give a breakup or can you attach the invoice if you don't mind.
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My mistake - the price I mentioned was for underbody anti-corrosion treatment by 3M. For body paint protection, I went to Mohsin of the Ultimate Car detailerz fame. Here's (Exterior and Interior Detailing for Cars and Bikes : Ultimate Detailerz (Bangalore)) the corresponding post.
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Hi Guys,
Does anyone have any idea when will Mahindra launch an Automatic XUV in India. I have got to read that Mahindra has already launched Automatic XUV overseas maybe Algeria, so why not in India. XUV meets all my requirements but for the Auto box as I am fed up of driving manual cars and suvs. In fact I was among the first 100 to book XUV but later decided to wait for an Automatic and I am still waiting and my booking amount is also lying with the dealer. I am desperate to know if my waiting will be over soon or will I have to look for some other automatic SUVs.
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My mistake - the price I mentioned was for underbody anti-corrosion treatment by 3M. For body paint protection, I went to Mohsin of the Ultimate Car detailerz fame. Here's (Exterior and Interior Detailing for Cars and Bikes : Ultimate Detailerz (Bangalore)) the corresponding post.
How much were you charged for the same?

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Does anyone have any idea when will Mahindra launch an Automatic XUV in India. I have got to read that Mahindra has already launched Automatic XUV overseas maybe Algeria, so why not in India. XUV meets all my requirements but for the Auto box as I am fed up of driving manual cars and suvs. In fact I was among the first 100 to book XUV but later decided to wait for an Automatic and I am still waiting and my booking amount is also lying with the dealer. I am desperate to know if my waiting will be over soon or will I have to look for some other automatic SUVs.
AFAIK, it would not be launched before 2015. I have read somewhere that, it would be launched sometime in mid of 2015.
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Wanted to know how relevant and beneficial is the under body anti rust coating on XUV?
All I will be doing with my xuv is just travelling and travelling and off course no hardcore sludge 4x4 adventure except some water stream crossings on ladakh trips.
SO does it get important to get the anti rust done?
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Wanted to know how relevant and beneficial is the under body anti rust coating on XUV?
SO does it get important to get the anti rust done?
In my opinion its not necessary. Few pages back had a discussion on this topic.
here is the link -1 (Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review).

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Dear All

A crack appear in my W4 (3k KM ) just 2 month old . It happened in rajsthan when it was following friend's fortuner with brand new tyre . couple of pebbel strike on the front windshield from the tyre of fortuner. I have not noticed anything that time but later after a couple of hrs seen the crack in windshield . is the windshield so weak It was just s small pebble from the rough road .

The crack has now increased a feet long . Can it be replaced under warranty .
I have 50% NCB (transferred from old car ) on the insurance and does not seems a good option to use insurance though I have zero dep. insurance.

Not visited the service center yet , just called the RM and appraise him about the crack . He had suggested to visit the Service center . I am based out of gurgaon.

Pls advise
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How much were you charged for the same?
If I remember correctly, it was around 5k
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Wanted to know how relevant and beneficial is the under body anti rust coating on XUV?
Opinion is divided on this. Some folks think its not required since factory-default will take care of it while others like me have gone for it since we are not willing to trust the manufacturers in India to do the "right" thing always. To me, it gives peace of mind while for others its no big deal. My opinions are also mentioned in the same thread MaxTorque has sent earlier. Both are valid takes, take your pick.
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Fellow riders,

So the documentation work from my side is complete. hoping to avoid last minute niggles because of Bombay elections because of which the lease company head office is closed. Moreover, banks are not allowing NEFT or RTGS transactions today and yours truly lost his chequebook, which was required for initial formalities.

But all of that aside, I am going to get the delivery of my black XUV 500 W8, here in Gurgaon, tomorrow. For others benefits, here is the price I am getting:

Ex showroom/Basic cost- 13,60,444
Registration (company) - 122, 100
Cash discount - 35,000

Total cost - 1,447, 544

Now I suppose, the insurance is included in monthly rentals and hence the on road price might differ from what I could have gotten on my own.

Now, the dealer is saying that he has given all his discounts (including the free accessory) part as a cash discount and he cant really give any freebies. Does it seem reasonable or should I push him a little more?

Also he said the car is still in the stockyard and he will bring it in tomorrow. I have requested him for the VIN number/manufacturing date but he said it is March manufactured. I asked this earlier also but has anyone heard any news about a bad batch of XUVs being rolled out in March (just a hypothetical question)?

Will he give me a demo tomorrow or should I just go, spend some 10-15 minutes there, pick the car and come back?

Anything else I should ask them for? I have read a lot about RMs and purple club memberships and free Mahindra holiday coupons..

P.S.: Can't work/think today!! I hope I hope they let me leave office on time tomorrow
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I am evaluating to purchase XUV W6 variant, Can someone please help on following concerns :-
  1. Last year Mahindra had some improvisations done on XUV, does it also reduce niggles as well. I am concerned on the reliability front and not comfortable on too many visits to service centers.
  2. I am mostly satisfied with the features offered in this variant except for the monochrome infotainment system, so had a query can it be changed to W8 touchscreen infotainment system. If yes, would it void warranty?
  3. If W8 infotainment system cannot be retrofitted, are 3rd party ICE possibly be fitted instead, as XUV infotainment system also includes MID features.
  4. Sound quality also seemed to be below par, when I asked the RM, he said if you change speakers it shall void infotainment system warranty. Is that true?
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Will he give me a demo tomorrow or should I just go, spend some 10-15 minutes there, pick the car and come back?


Hi,

Just few submissions. Ensure you have floor matting(as per your choice) put at time of delivery or as soon as possible. The dealer does provide VIN number and it helps to check.

Do complete PDI as stated in the checklists on our site. The vehicle has a lot of electronics and they should give you a complete demo. They handover a kit which has all vouchers purple club details as well as RM details.
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Dear All

A crack appear in my W4 (3k KM ) just 2 month old . It happened in rajsthan when it was following friend's fortuner with brand new tyre . couple of pebbel strike on the front windshield from the tyre of fortuner. I have not noticed anything that time but later after a couple of hrs seen the crack in windshield . is the windshield so weak It was just s small pebble from the rough road .

The crack has now increased a feet long . Can it be replaced under warranty .
I have 50% NCB (transferred from old car ) on the insurance and does not seems a good option to use insurance though I have zero dep. insurance.

Not visited the service center yet , just called the RM and appraise him about the crack . He had suggested to visit the Service center . I am based out of gurgaon.

Pls advise
No, it wont be replaced under warranty as it was an accident that caused this. My 3 year old XUV has 2 very small cracks caused by stones, but i have been driving since then as it has not grown to a full size crack.

Only option is to go with the insurance if its irritating you while driving.
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