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Old 25th October 2014, 11:31   #6661
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It took almost 10000kms for me to understand this vehicle . Seems you are from coimbatore. I am near erode only. If you have any doubts , just make a drive on the cbe-salem highway and we will meet up .
Yes. I'm from Coimbatore and will definitely keep in mind your invite. Meanwhile do enlighten me from time to time. I may ask very mundane questions. Don't mind. Thanks

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ESP is ON by default when you start the car and it is recommended that you let it be in ON state permanently. You never know when you need it.


1500-2000 rpm is where the XUV's engine is in the sweet range. But even the 1000-1500 rpm range is good with a lot of torque on tap. What I meant was don't drive with rpm close to 1000 rpm as the possibility of engine stalling is higher near that rpm, especially if you are in higher gears.

While in 1st and 2nd gear, you can rev a bit and upshift at 2000rpm. From 3rd gear onwards, you should upshift at 1500rpm. This ensures smooth gear changes without any jerks.


This seems like a problem. Please get it corrected.
Thanks SDP. I have more or less understood the rpm ranges. Will try and maintain those you have suggested. Thanks for the tit bits...will be asking more as I discover them. Hope you don't mind.
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W6 cost around 14.4 lacs on Road and W8 costs around 16.3 lacs after discounts. IMO it is the only SUV which can be used in cities with ease and the best highway commuter. Also keep updated with your experience if you visit any of the showrooms as they might give you special offers for festive season.
I will mostly start looking towards end of year. Will keep the group updated on the offers then.

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May I suggest a bit of unorthodox way to experience this car better...

I rented a XUV500 from Zoomcar and completed a trip to Goa (1200kms in total). Since I have already decided on buying XUV500, this trip helped me experience the car better. I didn't find it difficult to drive in Bangalore city and on highway its excellent.
Thats a pretty good idea. Somehow it didnt strike me earlier . Thanks to Zoomcar we have lot of options to try out now.
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Any news on XUV automatic front? There is no way I want to stand on those heavy diesel SUV clutches. Time has come for me to buy an SUV and only new SUVs within my budget are Scorpio/XUV/Storme. Let us see which gets AT first.
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Any news on XUV automatic front? There is no way I want to stand on those heavy diesel SUV clutches. Time has come for me to buy an SUV and only new SUVs within my budget are Scorpio/XUV/Storme. Let us see which gets AT first.
Scorpio has a clutch which is softer than a hatchback clutch. So a diesel SUV need not have a heavy clutch. Take a TD and see if clutch of new scorpio is good enough.

That said, duster AWD clutch is very soft. Even our 30,000kms done duster had a very soft clutch. Very different experience from the 85PS 2WD duster
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Scorpio has a clutch which is softer than a hatchback clutch. So a diesel SUV need not have a heavy clutch. Take a TD and see if clutch of new scorpio is good enough.

That said, duster AWD clutch is very soft. Even our 30,000kms done duster had a very soft clutch. Very different experience from the 85PS 2WD duster
TSK, may be what you said is right but do they stay that way? I have personally driven some old Scorpios, Safaris, Endeavours, Captivas whose clutch will make you stand on them. Ok, standing may be exaggeration but I hope you get the picture. I would wait for AT because my small town calls for some hundred gear-changes a day. Speaking of which I wonder why can't M&M see that next AT SUVs are Endy and Captiva touching 30 L.
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TSK, may be what you said is right but do they stay that way? I have personally driven some old Scorpios, Safaris, Endeavours, Captivas whose clutch will make you stand on them. Ok, standing may be exaggeration but I hope you get the picture. I would wait for AT because my small town calls for some hundred gear-changes a day. Speaking of which I wonder why can't M&M see that next AT SUVs are Endy and Captiva touching 30 L.
It depends on maintenance. I have seen well maintained Mhawks having soft clutches even after 50,000kms.
Safari? Well it always gets hard. I wonder why!
Duster AWD, again 30,000kms rental car, subject to abuse, but extremely soft clutch.

No idea about XUV as haven't driven a 30-40K done sample.
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BHPians,

I moved my query from this thread " http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian-car-scene/121235-2014-mahindra-scorpio-facelift-w105-edit-now-launched-rs-7-98-lakhs-73.html" to here.

To give a background, I have owned Innova, 2005 Scorpio CRDe , Indigo, etc and finally bought an optra magnum in 2012 selling my innova.

I am planning to buy a SUV kind of vehicle and short listed Duster, Scorpio and XUV 500.
Duster - awesome ride, absorbs pot holes, fuel efficient and low body roll but low space and equipment.
Scorpio- Good visibility and commanding view but low on equipment and seats are not very comfy.
XUV- lot of equipments and priced well.

I have heard a lot of -ive feed back on XUV but off late there were good ones as well.

Can anyone here comment on the improvements in the NEW XUV 500 as this is at the top of my list.
I drive mainly on NH 49 ( Kochi to Munnar road - daily almost 180 Km for 5 days a week)

Thanks in advance


Moderator's Note: This question has been actually answered multiple times. Please look through this and the glitches thread on XUV to get the answer.

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BHPians,

I moved my query from this thread " http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian-car-scene/121235-2014-mahindra-scorpio-facelift-w105-edit-now-launched-rs-7-98-lakhs-73.html" to here.

I am planning to buy a SUV kind of vehicle and short listed Duster, Scorpio and XUV 500.
Duster - awesome ride, absorbs pot holes, fuel efficient and low body roll but low space and equipment.
Scorpio- Good visibility and commanding view but low on equipment and seats are not very comfy.
XUV- lot of equipments and priced well.Can anyone here comment on the improvements in the NEW XUV 500 as this is at the top of my list.
1. Scorpio- but low on equipment - Which version did you look at ? Old VLX & current S10 have almost everything an XUV has and much more than what a Duster would offer (from rain sensing wipers, auto lighting, TPMS, cruise control, etc. etc..)

2. Scorpio- seats are not very comfy - Except the front row the other 2 rows are not very comfortable for long drives

Your requirements however point you straight to the XUV5OO, the current version is almost niggle free and M&M has taken the feedback from the initial experiences very seriously to rectify the issues to maximum possible so you will get a relative peace of mind in that regard. However, for a truly closed eye post purchase experience there is none better than a Toyota (Fortuner specifically if you want a SUV)

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Any news on XUV automatic front? There is no way I want to stand on those heavy diesel SUV clutches. Time has come for me to buy an SUV and only new SUVs within my budget are Scorpio/XUV/Storme. Let us see which gets AT first.
The mHawk clutch in both Scorpio & XUV is butter soft, I can compare my Scorpio clutch with my earlier car which was a WagonR

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Old 27th October 2014, 17:37   #6669
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I moved my query from this thread " http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian-car-scene/121235-2014-mahindra-scorpio-facelift-w105-edit-now-launched-rs-7-98-lakhs-73.html" to here.

XUV- lot of equipments and priced well.

I have heard a lot of -ive feed back on XUV but off late there were good ones as well.

Can anyone here comment on the improvements in the NEW XUV 500 as this is at the top of my list.
I drive mainly on NH 49 ( Kochi to Munnar road - daily almost 180 Km for 5 days a week)

Thanks in advance
I have completed 10000kms in my XUV and i am highly satisfied with the vehicle. Mine is a 2014 model and all the initial niggles and issues have been sorted out. You could see out team-bhp members long term reports that after the initial issues they had, now they are running trouble free. Dont compare XUV to scorpio . Drive them back to back and you will see the difference. Excellent highway cruiser.
Go for W8. Cruise Control will be very useful on highway driving. If you are short on budget and you are able to stretch only to Scorpio top end- go for atleast W4.
Mechanically Mahindra is a very good vehicle. Those sensors were creating some problems, particularly Nippon ones. Now they have almost sorted out.
Also , spare parts aren't costly like the Germans.

Also Mahindra service is really good, particularly to the XUV owners. 20000kms Oil change(no time interval), 10000kms checkup .

This is what happened in my case : I bought my XUV from SKS salem, wasn't happy with the 1st service as they charged an accessory called Mahindra Maxicare Engine coating without my knowledge for Rs.650. Then i shifted to CAI for 2nd service. The Service Manager Mr. Ritesh called up from SKS Salem on seeing my post on this forum and kindly apologized for the mistake that has been committed by the RM . He assured me that this will not happen next time, as he was once the RM , but later promoted to SM and due to heavy work , he didn't keep track of all the things happening on the service centre and thanked me for letting him know about that incident and assured me that I will be satisfied on their service on my next visit.

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Hello..In most of the threads I have been reading about XUV, Scorpio and other M&M Vehicles but the only vehicle to have an AT version the RX7, has no mention. It is a real good vehicle, have test driven it once but the only flaw I found was the pick up was really slow when starting from a red light and I could hear the engine noise in the cabin. I am not sure if it is the right vehicle to buy as it is loaded with all the goodies. As I am only looking to buy an AT version...Toyota dealership has told me to go ahead and buy the Fortuner without a TD as they do no not a TD vehicle available and it is a hot selling SUV and the waiting is 3 months. I would not buy a 27L vehicle without a TD? But all in all still very confused regarding the RExton.
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I really do not know if it is the right thread to post your query & answer it over here, but still...

Have driven the Rx-7, it is (based on my understanding) an old school AT gearbox, which is slow. I do not think, there would be any issues with it as it is a tried & tested product. And yes, the interiors make you feel special, especially if you hop off from a Fortuner.
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I'd stay with Fortuner. Rexton will leave you wanting in performance and handling. But as Sheel said not correct thread. Why not start Rexton to buy our not thread?
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Hello..In most of the threads I have been reading about XUV, Scorpio and other M&M Vehicles but the only vehicle to have an AT version the RX7, has no mention. It is a real good vehicle, have test driven it once but the only flaw I found was the pick up was really slow when starting from a red light and I could hear the engine noise in the cabin. I am not sure if it is the right vehicle to buy as it is loaded with all the goodies. As I am only looking to buy an AT version...Toyota dealership has told me to go ahead and buy the Fortuner without a TD as they do no not a TD vehicle available and it is a hot selling SUV and the waiting is 3 months. I would not buy a 27L vehicle without a TD? But all in all still very confused regarding the RExton.

I would definitely ask you to TD the Fortuner. There are many aspects to the drive & ride quality which may or may not appeal to you.
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I apologise for posting in the wrong thread but was very confused as where to post this query as there is no Rexton thread and if I would have posted it in the fortuner thread I know I would have been eaten alive for speaking against the fortuner. The vehicle may be good no doubt but then we do not buy a house because it is by the best developer without seeing the papers. How do Toyota expect to sell a vehicle without a TD and just on basis of the no of units being sold? I had purchased my Optra Magnum in 2009 and a lot of bhpians had asked me not to go ahead with it and instead buy the Corolla Altis but in my view 5 years has been the best experience of my life driving the Optra and have just spent 52000 in these 5 years for servicing/maintainance.
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Guys i am going to buy 3rd and 4th year warranty tomorrow. I wanted to ask, does it make sense to buy road-assist service too for extra 5K per year? Isnt it too much for this service?
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