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Old 30th October 2014, 22:24   #6706
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That is good deal Justin. Which dealer at Kochi are you buying from? TVS or KTC?
TVS. Both offered more or less the same. Also, KTC is located close to my place. But negotiations were going on for some time and both were matching/undercutting the other and then I fed up and asked for final deal, and TVC came first. Somehow from the interactions, I also felt that TVS might be better in after sales service.
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FWD cars can go to Leh easily. We have seen numerous Innovas and even XUVs go to Leh and make it back successfully.

For the deserts of Rajasthan, an AWD will give you more fun. You can fearlessly venture out into the sand dunes. Howver, an AWD Can no way match a 4X4 like Scorpio.
Hi Bharath,
I was in Leh this July on my Duster 85 BHP RXL which I bought in the month of April'14 and just sold. My observations.... Duster ran out of breath on several occasions especially until turbo stepped in. The best performance was observed in xylo. Primarily being rear wheel drive. Inova was seen in abundance too however I saw the belly getting scraped every now and then due to low ground clearance. Xuv W8 getting stuck on banks of pengong which eventually I evacuated due to my origin from Rajasthan and experience of driving in sand. Could you please elaborate why you rate Scorpio four wheel better than xuv awd except for former being high on Ground clearance. Any issues with technology? My inclination towards AWD is only because of one simple reason that it would help me get out safely in tricky situations. If FWD can do the same I will be glad. Please help
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Thanks vivek; I went through the other threads, wanted to know if there are any requirements/checks/verifications etc. that are specific to XUV.

I am getting 80,000/- cash discount +3M teflon coating (with warranty)+side beading.
(insurance:31,000/-, exchange:20,000/- and corporate:10,000/- plus another 19,000/-)

Final on road comes to 13,07,000/- in Cochin.
Good to know that Justin. In TVS Trivandrum, I checked the discounts for W8 version - they have an insurance discount of ~35K, exchange bonus of 15K and Corporate bonus of 10K Max. Not yet finalized on the variant, need to take more test drives before I conclude on anything.

Looking at the XUV variants, W6 makes sense for me - provided I can compromise the additional airbags and ESP w/rollover mitigation. All the other additions to W8, I can live without that.

All the best and enjoy your drive with the beast !
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TVS. Both offered more or less the same. Also, KTC is located close to my place. But negotiations were going on for some time and both were matching/undercutting the other and then I fed up and asked for final deal, and TVC came first. Somehow from the interactions, I also felt that TVS might be better in after sales service.

I bought mine 2 months back from KTC since I felt they are better than TVS. Anyway it is all about perception and that is the sales process all about. All the best!!
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I bought mine 2 months back from KTC since I felt they are better than TVS. Anyway it is all about perception and that is the sales process all about. All the best!!
I guess KTC SAs assumed that I will buy from them, since they are close to Angamaly, my place (registration and all). And I was indeed thinking about buying from them. So, that might have reflected in their approach/attitude. Initially they were just matching the TVS offer. TVS might have tried hard since they knew that it is a difficult sell for them. KTC team started doubting when the offers from TVS kept coming in and started asking for evidence etc. But then I changed my mind and it was kind of late for KTC to bring back the game.
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Good to know that Justin. In TVS Trivandrum, I checked the discounts for W8 version - they have an insurance discount of ~35K, exchange bonus of 15K and Corporate bonus of 10K Max. Not yet finalized on the variant, need to take more test drives before I conclude on anything.

Looking at the XUV variants, W6 makes sense for me - provided I can compromise the additional airbags and ESP w/rollover mitigation. All the other additions to W8, I can live without that.

All the best and enjoy your drive with the beast !
Sorry for back to back posting. Didn't see the edit button.

That is the standard offer they have. Even to me they said the same. Get quotes from other Mahindra showrooms as well and negotiate. They give better rates towards month/year end.

I guess the colour screen and GPS navigation is also an important miss, between W6 and W8, and warranty gets void if you change it. The fog lamps, 3d row light etc are also missing from the new versions of W6. Just make sure before committing.
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Good to know that Justin. In TVS Trivandrum, I checked the discounts for W8 version - they have an insurance discount of ~35K, exchange bonus of 15K and Corporate bonus of 10K Max. Not yet finalized on the variant, need to take more test drives before I conclude on anything.

Looking at the XUV variants, W6 makes sense for me - provided I can compromise the additional airbags and ESP w/rollover mitigation. All the other additions to W8, I can live without that.

All the best and enjoy your drive with the beast !
If you are can afford W8 go for it bro..Though most of things can be compromised, ESP is one thing that would make your driving experience different. You can confidently throw the cars around in corners knowing well the ESP will kick in prevent it from rolling over. I did that with full masti when I attended the XUV Torque day at Chennai race track and experienced the ESP first hand. Could do more with my W8 compared with the participating W6's and that was surely something I will remember for a long time. More airbags again we all know the benefits. You might be able to fix most of the other accessories including an extra screen for videos, but ESP that is one sure miss. So if you can are planning for W8 and go for W6 .. good chance you will regret later.

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The fog lamps, 3d row light etc are also missing from the new versions of W6. Just make sure before committing.
Could you confirm this? The Mahindra website still lists them for the W6.
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Sorry for back to back posting. Didn't see the edit button.

That is the standard offer they have. Even to me they said the same. Get quotes from other Mahindra showrooms as well and negotiate. They give better rates towards month/year end.

I guess the colour screen and GPS navigation is also an important miss, between W6 and W8, and warranty gets void if you change it. The fog lamps, 3d row light etc are also missing from the new versions of W6. Just make sure before committing.
Yes, I need to take a look at the missing features in new version of W6. Planning to take another couple of test drives sometime next week.
The problem with getting quotes is that TVS is the only dealer in Trivandrum. Else, I'll have to get the quote from other cities and bargain. Let me see.

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If you are can afford W8 go for it bro..Though most of things can be compromised, ESP is one thing that would make your driving experience different. You can confidently throw the cars around in corners knowing well the ESP will kick in prevent it from rolling over.
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Yes, I agree with you. I'm a fast but sedate driver (no sudden acceleration or braking and usually slow down in curves), but you never know when you will have to make sudden maneuvering to avoid hitting someone or being hit by something. Those situations, ESP will definitely come to our rescue.

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You might be able to fix most of the other accessories including an extra screen for videos, but ESP that is one sure miss. So if you can are planning for W8 and go for W6 .. good chance you will regret later.

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Hmm... yes agree with you. Color infotainment, tyretronics, power foldable mirrors, alloy wheels etc are things I'm not too particular about.. but the deciding factors will be ESP and additional airbags for sure.

-Vivek

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Got the VIN number, it is an Oct make. 10-12 chars are E6K. Going to do PDI tomorrow (with our list, of course), please let me know if anything specific I need to check/verify etc.

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Could you confirm this? The Mahindra website still lists them for the W6.
Just verified with SA. Mahindra infromed dealers about these changes couple of months back. But the new vehicles even now has all these features available.

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...The problem with getting quotes is that TVS is the only dealer in Trivandrum. Else, I'll have to get the quote from other cities and bargain. Let me see.

-Vivek
In that case they wouldn't give much of a discount. But sure get quotes from other citys as well (Try competitor, however far they are) and ask TVS to at least match it.
Then go back and talk to them again and come back and repeat
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Hmm... yes agree with you. Color infotainment, tyretronics, power foldable mirrors, alloy wheels etc are things I'm not too particular about.. but the deciding factors will be ESP and additional airbags for sure.

-Vivek
ESP was the only reason why i went for W8. Else i would have settled for W4 and fitted ICE , horn etc of my choice. Cant even watch movies on the move.
Got used to the Tcs in my 2004 elantra and i know how valuable it is.
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Anyone with AWD please care to comment. Similar experiences etc.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post3566572
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These are the prices for accessories quoted to me. Is there any accessories price list available for XUV500 (in this forumn or somewhere else) that I can compare it wtih? Or can anyone with knowledge comment on these prices, also in relation to outside quality/prices?

1 FOOT STEP -14500
3 full chrome -7900
4 reverse camera -12700
5 Rain visor - 2050
6 roof dvd (10 inch LED) - 27500(WITH HEAD PH)
8 ILLUMINATED SCUFFPLATE - 4400
9 EXTRA HORN - 3700
10 REAR CRASH GUARD - 6900
11 ALLOYWHEEL- 9500 PER PIECE
12 GPS NAVIGATION - 16500

Foot step, reverse camera, rain visor, scuff plate and alloy wheel are of interest to me; though not sure if and when I will get any of it.
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Hi Bharath,
I was in Leh this July on my Duster 85 BHP RXL which I bought in the month of April'14 and just sold. My observations.... Duster ran out of breath on several occasions especially until turbo stepped in. The best performance was observed in xylo. Primarily being rear wheel drive. Inova was seen in abundance too however I saw the belly getting scraped every now and then due to low ground clearance. Xuv W8 getting stuck on banks of pengong which eventually I evacuated due to my origin from Rajasthan and experience of driving in sand. Could you please elaborate why you rate Scorpio four wheel better than xuv awd except for former being high on Ground clearance. Any issues with technology? My inclination towards AWD is only because of one simple reason that it would help me get out safely in tricky situations. If FWD can do the same I will be glad. Please help
Hi Carzealot - The advantage of the 4X4 is the low range for that difficult time, which can pull out your vehicle, Which the AWD cannot. Low range 4X4 in scorpio is much more useful than the AWD. FWD is not suited for offroading. If you have decided on XUV, the AWD is the one to go
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These are the prices for accessories quoted to me. Is there any accessories price list available for XUV500 (in this forumn or somewhere else) that I can compare it wtih? Or can anyone with knowledge comment on these prices, also in relation to outside quality/prices?

1 FOOT STEP -14500
3 full chrome -7900
4 reverse camera -12700
5 Rain visor - 2050
6 roof dvd (10 inch LED) - 27500(WITH HEAD PH)
8 ILLUMINATED SCUFFPLATE - 4400
9 EXTRA HORN - 3700
10 REAR CRASH GUARD - 6900
11 ALLOYWHEEL- 9500 PER PIECE
12 GPS NAVIGATION - 16500

Foot step, reverse camera, rain visor, scuff plate and alloy wheel are of interest to me; though not sure if and when I will get any of it.
Reverse camera for 12000 bucks!!! I got it for 3500 from authorised dealer in Bangalore and they also claim it is Mahindra approved product. Pls check with your dealer why the major cost difference and if it has any extra features like higher resolutions etc comparing to the ones available in the market

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