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Old 7th May 2014, 14:44   #5956
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Even I have won the miniature model

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Hopefully this would be a detailed one compared to the one I bought from Ebay.
Wondering whether you actually received yours?
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Old 7th May 2014, 14:48   #5957
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Wondering whether you actually received yours?
No buddy I haven't received it. I followed up with them couple of times but no news from them. How about you?
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Old 7th May 2014, 14:51   #5958
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No buddy I haven't received it. I followed up with them couple of times but no news from them. How about you?
Me neither! Asked them multiple times but no response.....

I just b*tched about it to their twitter handle.
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Me neither! Asked them multiple times but no response.....

I just b*tched about it to their twitter handle.
I have retweeted your tweet, let's see how Mahindra responds. If this is the attitude from Mahindra, then probably they might lose a customer very soon.
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Sure,

Any additional product I should order which is very useful (wheel cleaner, tyre cleaner, windshield cleaner liquids, vinyl cleaners etc.)? I am really a noob when it comes to car maintenance and any help would be really appreciated.
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Thanks for the input Kartik, will check the same on this weekend TD.


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DOLPHIN GREY,
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OPULENT PURPLE,
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My sister got a blue W8 and it looks very nice. That was in the month of April. I think it is made to order along with the red colour.
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Old 7th May 2014, 17:23   #5961
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Wondering whether you actually received yours?
Hi Reevester,

It is pure co incidence I can say, just now I received the scale model from Mahindra.

But it is not detailed as I expected, they have not detailed interiors and also exteriors does not look that good. I think pictures will explain better:

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Thinking of changing my XUV's tyres as she is nearing nearly 50,000 KMs on the Odo.

The original set it came with were Bridgestones and they are extremely noisy tyres (squeal like mad on most surfaces; especially underground parking)! Any suggestions on which to go with?

The car runs mainly on city with a lot of Highway running i.e. barely any offroading!
Well i thought Bridgestone were better tiers. I have JK's and they are noisy as hell so little surprised to see your comments. Infact mine too is nearing 50K so i would be in search too soon and had Bridgestone as one of the contenders.

How bout Continental, they should be good. Or maybe Geolandars. Hankook looks appealing with there white markings but have not heard good reviews of them. Oh and Goodyear for 12K a piece is a nice option too.
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Hi Reevester,

It is pure co incidence I can say, just now I received the scale model from Mahindra.

But it is not detailed as I expected, they have not detailed interiors and also exteriors does not look that good. I think pictures will explain better:
Hahaha you will not believe this, but I got home sometime back and the courier had reached me too! Earlier today the folks from Mahindra's head office in Bbay called to apologize and confirm that its on its way!

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Well i thought Bridgestone were better tiers. I have JK's and they are noisy as hell so little surprised to see your comments. Infact mine too is nearing 50K so i would be in search too soon and had Bridgestone as one of the contenders.

How bout Continental, they should be good. Or maybe Geolandars. Hankook looks appealing with there white markings but have not heard good reviews of them. Oh and Goodyear for 12K a piece is a nice option too.
Goodyear's for 12K a piece is not bad at all! My only concern is my spare is a Bridgestone, so my OCD is kicking in as to whether I should have two separate make of tyres on the same car (although not in use at the same time unless I have a flat!).

I may look at upgrading to some other Bridgestone model (starting my research tomorrow). Shall keep you posted!
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Thinking of changing my XUV's tyres as she is nearing nearly 50,000 KMs on the Odo.

The original set it came with were Bridgestones and they are extremely noisy tyres (squeal like mad on most surfaces; especially underground parking)! Any suggestions on which to go with?

The car runs mainly on city with a lot of Highway running i.e. barely any offroading!
My new W4 has JKTyre Elanzo and I find the perfect. They are for sure not noisy tyres , I also have a basement parking.

How does the engine feel as you have completed 50K. Overall do you think the car ages well ?
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[quote=fusionbang;3429196]Hi Reevester,

It is pure co incidence I can say, just now I received the scale model from Mahindra.

But it is not detailed as I expected, they have not detailed interiors and also exteriors does not look that good. I think pictures will explain better:


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Hahaha you will not believe this, but I got home sometime back and the courier had reached me too! Earlier today the folks from Mahindra's head office in Bbay called to apologize and confirm that its on its way!
Guys what is the process of getting this.. Never got any communication or sms or emails for such an item. Do we need to register somewhere or send some inputs... Though not highly detailed, would still love to have a piece.

FundaG
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Old 8th May 2014, 13:27   #5966
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Guys what is the process of getting this.. Never got any communication or sms or emails for such an item. Do we need to register somewhere or send some inputs... Though not highly detailed, would still love to have a piece.

FundaG
There is no process as such. Actually there was a contest on their official Facebook page and we had answered the questions correctly to win these.

Probably you can follow their Facebook page and you might get a chance to win one of these sometime.
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Thinking of changing my XUV's tyres as she is nearing nearly 50,000 KMs on the Odo.

The original set it came with were Bridgestones and they are extremely noisy tyres (squeal like mad on most surfaces; especially underground parking)! Any suggestions on which to go with?

The car runs mainly on city with a lot of Highway running i.e. barely any offroading!
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Well i thought Bridgestone were better tiers. I have JK's and they are noisy as hell so little surprised to see your comments. Infact mine too is nearing 50K so i would be in search too soon and had Bridgestone as one of the contenders.

How bout Continental, they should be good. Or maybe Geolandars. Hankook looks appealing with there white markings but have not heard good reviews of them. Oh and Goodyear for 12K a piece is a nice option too.
Mine came with bridgestone as stock. Infact I saw all W8s with bridgestones. Possibly for that batch or may be only for W8s.

Personally, I have not found the tyres noisy or may be the insulation is too good.

Although I admit there have not been hard braking incidents and I dont want too. I drive at sedate pace and anticipate in advance. In any case I expect the tyres to squeal while hard braking be it any brand. Without hard braking BS are not noisy.
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My new W4 has JKTyre Elanzo and I find the perfect. They are for sure not noisy tyres , I also have a basement parking.

How does the engine feel as you have completed 50K. Overall do you think the car ages well ?
Interesting. Will have to evaluate JK Tyres as part of my buying process!

The engine still feels just as creamy and i have a huge smile on my face every time that turbo kicks in when on the 2nd and 3rd gear. Plan to get her serviced then a 3M treatment before the rains as part of her yearly maintenance.

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Guys what is the process of getting this.. Never got any communication or sms or emails for such an item. Do we need to register somewhere or send some inputs... Though not highly detailed, would still love to have a piece.
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It was a random contest on their Facebook page sirji. I just got lucky I guess.....

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Mine came with bridgestone as stock. Infact I saw all W8s with bridgestones. Possibly for that batch or may be only for W8s.

Personally, I have not found the tyres noisy or may be the insulation is too good.

Although I admit there have not been hard braking incidents and I dont want too. I drive at sedate pace and anticipate in advance. In any case I expect the tyres to squeal while hard braking be it any brand. Without hard braking BS are not noisy.
Bridgestones are reliable, that I have to admit. I drive my xuv a bit hard and I can attest to the fact that even under hard braking, they hold their ground.

However, off late the overall grip of the tires seems reduced (even though the treads look visually perfect). Encounter some accidental burnouts under hard accelerating (love the XUV torque) and a lot of squealing when the tyres are particularly warm. I drive a lot on the highway and it sounds as though I'm drifting when I park my car in the basement at the end of a trip.

On a side-note, any Bridgestone dealer reading this and care to give me a good quote?
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My new W4 has JKTyre Elanzo and I find the perfect. They are for sure not noisy tyres , I also have a basement parking.

How does the engine feel as you have completed 50K. Overall do you think the car ages well ?
Dont worry, let it complete few thousand KMs and you will see what i mean

As for engine, it is as smooth as it was brand new.
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Dont worry, let it complete few thousand KMs and you will see what i mean 12345678Aa
As for engine, it is as smooth as it was brand new.

We'll in that case JK and Bridgestone tyres behave the same way. ;-)
And it's reassuring to know the engine performance.
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