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Old 21st July 2014, 10:23   #6241
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If I have given an option to choose W8 with tyres Apollo or BS Dueler; which one is best.. Which one has got softer sidewall?

BS Dueler certainly. I was just about to write about Apollos on XUV. Since we had a good rainy weekend here in mumbai, I tried little off roading. And to my surprise, My XUV got stuck much before my friend's. We even swopped the XUVs, and even he couldn't get through the same patch with my XUV running on Apollo. The reason being Apollo has relatively less crossed threads compared to Bridgestone. However, the same thing helps Apollo to run quite and get good mileage on highways.

Comments from others having Apollos appreciated

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Thanks kARTIK and sbr_yash.. BS Dueler is my prefernce

Now only feedback i don't have is XUV with GoodYear.
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If I have given an option to choose W8 with tyres Apollo or BS Dueler; which one is best
I would also recommend Bridgetstones, though should warn you that they squeak a lot.
However based on reviews of existing owners Bridgestones are the best option. One note though, as per Anant cars Bangalore sales guy the vehicle details with Mahindra includes tyre brand. Hence it is not advisable to swap the tyres from dealer end, the reason is if in an event of any warranty claim related to tyre M&M can reject the same claiming that these are not the original tyres.

The best option would be to go check the vehicle at yard and during PDI check the tyre make, if your tyre make is not what you want wait for another lot of vehicles to arrive. This was the option I took when I booked the vehicle with Anant cars. Sireesh auto was ready to swap the tyres from other vehicles at yard.
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If I have given an option to choose W8 with tyres Apollo or BS Dueler; which one is best.. Which one has got softer sidewall?
Do they offer a choice on selecting tyres nowadays? I had insisted on BS Duelers when I bought my vehicle last November, but the SA informed that I had no option but to take what comes with the vehicle. Luckily I got BS Dueler's on mine. BS Dueler's last longer & noise levels are lower on them IMO.
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I would also recommend Bridgetstones, though should warn you that they squeak a lot.
However based on reviews of existing owners Bridgestones are the best option.
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Do they offer a choice on selecting tyres nowadays? Luckily I got BS Dueler's on mine. BS Dueler's last longer & noise levels are lower on them IMO.
No choice.. if the dealer have XUVs in their yard with both tyres, I want to select one with BS Dueler
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Hi Guys,

Request you to please let the forum know the current discounts running on XUV. I had listed down for Himachal Pradesh for July 14 for W8.

Cash discounts - 16500
Corp Discount - 10000
Exchange Bonus - 15000

So total is 41.5 k discounts. I was interested in this as Bangalore friends are quoting 60-70k discounts. Are the discounts not standard across India for M&M
Hi You should ask for more than 70 cash discount. It does not matter how they compute it they are cash discount, exchange bonus, loyalty bonus, corporate discount, professional (doctor, CA, lawyer) discount, and dealer discount. All this should be around 70. Then you should ask for free accessories such as rear guard, side molding, rear camera, mud guards, mats. And take independent quotes from various insurance companies, preferably a zero depreciation quote. Also don't go by the accessories prices quoted by the dealer. Ask around and get these quotes too independently. For example, one dealer may charge 13K for rear guard and 4k for rear camera. The other might reverse this.

My suggestion is to go well prepared and calmly negotiate. You get what you negotiate and not what is "right"

Happy negotiating.
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Old 21st July 2014, 13:45   #6247
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I bought a xuv this month in Bangalore.

W6 costed me 14.38 on road. It included a free zero dep insurance.
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Hi All,

A request to all W6 owners who bought there car in 2014 January and afterwards if they facing any issues or minor niggles in in there XUVs. Even how reliable it is when you are on a vacation with your family, because if you get stranded in between a trip with your family the warranty really doesn't matter much, what matters is the reliability.

Seriously thinking about owning a XUV5OO w6 and your inputs will help me in taking a decision as I intend to keep it for at least 5-8 years and 15 lacs investment wont be easy for me.

Thanks in advance for your valuable inputs.
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There is no mandatory TIME period for Service for XUV . Only Mileage basis.
At 5000kms , Oil & Oil Filter will be changed.
Yeah that is why my query that if it exceeds by how much then it would be acceptable to M&M.

Mine is likely to be around 5200Km at the time of servicing.
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Yeah that is why my query that if it exceeds by how much then it would be acceptable to M&M.

Mine is likely to be around 5200Km at the time of servicing.
I did my first service around 5600 kms. But informed by RM about it in advance that I will be travelling around 1000kms out of state and I when I reach the service center it will be around 5500 kms. Upto 5500ks they accept
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Has anybody purchased the XUV5OO from Anant Cars, Mysore Road branch. I would like to know the dealer and service experience.

Since the showroom is very close to my place, I would prefer this showroom and the other reason would be because of the good feedbacks I have seen in this forum for Anant Cars. It would be great if someone can let me know his/her experience at this specific branch.

Also if possible can you please post the OTR and discounts offered.

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A request to all W6 owners who bought there car in 2014 January and afterwards if they facing any issues or minor niggles in in there XUVs. Even how reliable it is when you are on a vacation with your family, because if you get stranded in between a trip with your family the warranty really doesn't matter much, what matters is the reliability.



Seriously thinking about owning a XUV5OO w6 and your inputs will help me in taking a decision as I intend to keep it for at least 5-8 years and 15 lacs investment wont be easy for me.



Thanks in advance for your valuable inputs.

Hello Rahul! I do not completely qualify to answer your question since I my W6 is a September 2013 manufactured vehicle. Having said that, I must tell you that since the last almost an year of ownership I have never faced any issue with this fabulous car at all. All that I get is a big smile on my face each time I crank the engine in the morning. There have been times when the Infotainment System refuses to identify my USB drive, but nothing that will ever get you stranded in the middle of nowhere when you are on a vacation with your family. I think Mahindra has come a long way in making this beautiful car a reliable one. However, I think it will take some time for the tag of a vehicle marred with niggles to go away.
My advice - Just go for it and enjoy the drives with the Cheetah
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Has anybody purchased the XUV5OO from Anant Cars, Mysore Road branch. I would like to know the dealer and service experience.
I had purchased from Anant cars Bannarghatta road. Should say dealer experience was not that great. I too went there seeing positive reviews on the forum and also some bad feedback from my friends about Sireesh.

However one advantage of booking from Mysore road branch is getting PDI will be easier. Anant cars have their yard in Mysore road, they were bit reluctant to get the vehicle to Bannerghatta road when I insisted on PDI.

The rate I got (June) was around 16.35 on road with just mats as freebies.
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Anant Cars, Mysore Road branch. I would like to know the dealer and service experience.
I had a test-drive once with Anant Cars. The sales executive was a enthusiastic person to push through the deal, but was not interested for exchange involving my erstwhile petrol Linea. He offered ₹1.5 lakh for Linea and the deal fell through because of the ridiculously low price offered. Later, I sold Linea for ₹3.25 lakh!
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Hi I bought from Anant cars and they were quite cooperative for test drives and so was sireesh. However deal went to anant as they gave some freebies. unlike Sireesh which wasn't giving anything initially but then knowing that deal ain't going through were sounding too desperate. Slightly unprofessional I would say for sireesh.

OTT : I today saw alert that spare tire pressure is low. I am yet to check but can someone guide on how to lower the spare tire to have air refilled?

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