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Old 12th November 2014, 13:33   #6781
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In the 3rd month of ownership. First month saw noise behind the dash, which got rectified after 2 weeks at service station.

3rd month sees annoying rattling noise from the driver door, close to where the hand rests. Anybody else face these problems? They're just so annoying. Spoiling the otherwise wonderful driving experience.
I am sorry to say but you have to live with it. Even if you get this sorted from service station, after month or so it will come back. Reason, Mahindra's plastic quality is bad. They are not like European cars. My 3 year old fabia is still dead quit compared to my 3 year old XUV.

My solution for this: Invest on good sounding music system, it works for me
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Hi! Nitin,
What upgrade have you done to the stock set up? Awaiting arrival of my car in a day or two. Would appreciate your help.
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Old 12th November 2014, 15:20   #6783
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Congratulations Aniket. You would have had a number of vehicles in your list before selecting this. I just wanted to know how did you narrowed down to this vehicle, can you please share your experience with us while. Happy miles ahead. Please share your new companion Cheetah pictures as well.
Hi Yogesh, after driving sedans for last 7 years over Lakhs of Kms, I have realized that Indian roads are not meant for sedans. Most roads i go to deteriorate every time I pass by and only gets worse. Buying an SUV was decided. My next vehicle was destined to be a go anywhere without tension kind of a vehicle.(even if it would be a bit slower)
Then in my Budget, I had only Duster and Scorpio. When I went for a TD, Duster seemed like a downgrade from my Optra. It had less space, less power and lesser refinement. Also, my elbow would touch the front co-passenger everytime I shifted the gears, seats were too small as well. Minimal features and top end AWD diesel at 16.2L did not make sense to me.Therefore it was ruled out.
Then when I TD'ed Scorpio, I really liked it. We also did a TD of XUV in the same go. Considering the price difference, XUV AWD offered a lot more and finally was the best choice, a perfect all-rounder. Huge thanks to the forum on various ownership threads that give me a perfect idea of what I was going for. Had multiple discussions with J.Ravi sir and he really helped with all the info. Going on mega trips like him is what I am planning to do next.

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Congrats Aniket. .. was your vehicle readily available in the stock or was order placed after you booked it. I have also booked it from India Garage.

Can you also provide more details about this protective film ... where it was done and the total cost. I am also not going for chrome.
Dear Sridhar,
Vehicle was at Chakan plant (sept manufactured), which got assigned to me. Did a proper PDI before taking the delivery.
Check out 3M website for details on the protective film, it was done at 3M RMV 2nd Stage, Bangalore. The total cost for aforementioned parts cost 42k at Rs. 491/Sqft.

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Congrats!!! Wish you Million Mile Munching on your New Cheetah. Could you please apprise on cost incurred 3M protective film and also the total quantity of Film used?
Thanks, The total cost for aforementioned parts cost 42k at Rs. 491/Sqft.

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Check out 3M website for details on the protective film, it was done at 3M RMV 2nd Stage, Bangalore. The total cost for aforementioned parts cost 42k at Rs. 491/Sqft.


Thanks, The total cost for aforementioned parts cost 42k at Rs. 491/Sqft.

42k at 491/sqft? That's almost 80 sqft? Did the car need so much film?
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Hi Folks - Have a couple of questions regarding XUV Purple club. Please help me. This is for a friend, who is a non-bhpian.
  1. On Purchase of a used XUV, is the purple club membership transferable to new 2nd owner, assuming the old owner upgraded outside Mahindra vehicles.
  2. The free club mahindra 2 night voucher - is it usable just once or is it 2-nights every year.
  3. I personally want a copy of the XUV coffee table book. I have the scorpio one already and I collect many coffee table books. Please let me know where we could order them
I found this link, but i guess it is down for many many days. Any pointers ?

https://mahindraxuv500.giftzone.co.in

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Hi! Nitin,
What upgrade have you done to the stock set up? Awaiting arrival of my car in a day or two. Would appreciate your help.
Here you go. This is the thread i opened way back in 2011/12

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/sound-...v500-iced.html
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The free club mahindra 2 night voucher - is it usable just once or is it 2-nights every year.
Just once. It's for one-time stay for two nights within one year of purchase. It comes with a lot of ifs, buts and provideds. We wanted to stay at Munnar, but ended up at Poovar! That's how it is. Only the stay is free; food is chargeable, just average and very costly, IMO. I ended up paying ₹ 2,480.12 for one buffet dinner and buffet breakfast for me and wife; we stayed for one night and checked out late, the next day. My review in tripadvisor is here.

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Someone known to me from Mahindra in Chennai tells me that 2 versions of XUV can be expected around April-May 2015, one is the refreshed(facelift) version and other one is with sunroof. The source declined to comment on the autobox or the changes expected in facelift. Am trying to convince the person to share more details about the XUV and the compact SUV.
Hi, just checking if you got any additional details on the XUV 500 facelift from your friend. I am looking to get a W6, most likely before end of the year.
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Hi, just checking if you got any additional details on the XUV 500 facelift from your friend. I am looking to get a W6, most likely before end of the year.
Not yet. As he has said, it'll be launched next year. If you want to take it before end of this year, you might have to settle for the existing model.
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Justin - TVS charges very high rate for reverse cam. They quoted 10k for me. Ktc sells it for 3500.
gpriyesh : Mine is a 2012 W8, I too had got my rev cam done from TVS cochin for 10K while i got the car delivered.
I am planning to take mine for service next week. My camera now gives an yellowish display, and badly needs a change.
Tyrex in cochin has on good quality cam for 2.5K (Worldtech), are the ones sold by KTC also the same. I am anyway taking it to KTC only, as it is closer to my office and also need to see whether they are better.
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Could someone please let me know what PSI should be maintained for the XUV 500 if Nitrogen is filled instead of regular air? Will it remain 32 for Front and 30 for Rear? I checked with the guys at Cherry Agencies and they have recommended 34 PSI for all 4 tyres.
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gpriyesh : Mine is a 2012 W8, I too had got my rev cam done from TVS cochin for 10K while i got the car delivered.
I am planning to take mine for service next week. My camera now gives an yellowish display, and badly needs a change.
Tyrex in cochin has on good quality cam for 2.5K (Worldtech), are the ones sold by KTC also the same. I am anyway taking it to KTC only, as it is closer to my office and also need to see whether they are better.
Peterjim - TVS is selling mahindra original camera. It has got night vision as well
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Hi, just checking if you got any additional details on the XUV 500 facelift from your friend. I am looking to get a W6, most likely before end of the year.
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Not yet. As he has said, it'll be launched next year. If you want to take it before end of this year, you might have to settle for the existing model.
Going by the time it took for the Scorpio refresh to be launched, it might be the next year end by the time the XUV5OO refresh comes. There is no news on any road tests also at the moment.
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what PSI should be maintained for the XUV 500 if Nitrogen is filled instead of regular air?
Pressure does not change irrespective of air or nitrogen. However I fill 33 psi since I felt it gave good combination of ride comfort and economy.
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Finally!!! The Cheetah arrived home post a long hunt
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