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Old 10th December 2014, 19:14   #6856
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Wow thats quite cheap! I will look around locally to see what suits. I did not take the Scorpio tesst drive. Somehow the family did not really like the looks as compared to the SUV.
I think that's a typing error. I feel he paid 15k for it.
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Old 10th December 2014, 19:39   #6857
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All,

Couple of queries for new XUV owners specially from Maharashtra.

1) The Registration Smart Card ( instead of RC Booklet) for a new vehicle, how long does it take to be made?

Is it 45 days / 90 days from date of registration. Is there a way to follow up on this with RTO?

2) During this time period of 45 / 90 days, if I plan to take my vehicle to other state, without RC Book is there any issue I may face at the border?.

I am planning a road trip to Bangalore from Navi Mumbai and hence asking this?


Looking for inputs on these.

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AFAIK there shouldnt be any issue if you are carrying all the papers like RTO receipt/challan, insurance papers, etc. When I took my XUV delivery last year drove it around in Karnataka without being stopped. there was sticker which said registered with RTO or something (as there was no number assigned too!!!). Dealer said atleast in Bangalore its usually the case where RC/Smart Card takes a while and the registration number too takes some days in the beginning.


So I hope its still the same.
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Old 10th December 2014, 21:05   #6858
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I think that's a typing error. I feel he paid 15k for it.
Hell No! Its not typing error - if you are from Delhi/NCR, head out to Karol Bagh, hunt around, and you'll easily find carriers ranging from 1200rs to 4000rs. The costliest one would be all aluminium based ... the one I got was a semi-aluminium.
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AFAIK there shouldnt be any issue if you are carrying all the papers like RTO receipt/challan, insurance papers, etc. When I took my XUV delivery last year drove it around in Karnataka without being stopped. there was sticker which said registered with RTO or something (as there was no number assigned too!!!). Dealer said atleast in Bangalore its usually the case where RC/Smart Card takes a while and the registration number too takes some days in the beginning.





So I hope its still the same.

Thanks.
However in my case i am crossing state border, maharashtra to karnataka, hence a bit worried. Within the state I have been driving with ease
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Old 10th December 2014, 21:26   #6860
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Hell No! Its not typing error - if you are from Delhi/NCR, head out to Karol Bagh, hunt around, and you'll easily find carriers ranging from 1200rs to 4000rs. The costliest one would be all aluminium based ... the one I got was a semi-aluminium.
That's really very very affordable. I think its totally worth it. Can you post few pictures of it. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10th December 2014, 21:40   #6861
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That's really very very affordable. I think its totally worth it. Can you post few pictures of it. Thanks in advance.
Attaching few snaps of the car with the carrier attached. For now, its dumped somewhere where it can't be reached for camera !
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How many horns does the XUV have?
Today suddenly my horns died a slow death going from loud to low volume to fully dead. This is after the vehicle came from 30K service yesterday

As for carriers, if you have time and money, try rouf rails as they have a flush / body contoured carrier for XUV even though their innova model is more famous.
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How many horns does the XUV have?
Two. Remember some member posting pic of horn cable snapping off long back. You can check the horns located behind the grill with a help of a torchlight. I guess it is due to water seepage or loose connection.
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However in my case i am crossing state border, maharashtra to karnataka, hence a bit worried. Within the state I have been driving with ease
Balpreet - Have Crossed the Karnataka Border from Maharashtra Side a Zillion Times across various entry points and never been asked for Papers. Its Only if you are driving a MUV that there is a chance that you may be stopped. Secondly If you have the Original Insurance Policy Document (Not the Cover Note) , The RTO Tax Paid Receipt and the Original Tax Invoice of the Vehicle issued by the dealer then you do not need to worry at all. I also got delivery of XUV W6 in the third week of Nov-14 and Plan to do a Road trip to HAMPI in Karnataka during Dec-14 Last week. Even if i do not get the RC Book / Card by then i will still go ahead. DRIVE SAFE and Enjoy the Ride on XUV Especially on the GQ Highway
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Balpreet - Have Crossed the Karnataka Border from Maharashtra Side a Zillion Times across various entry points and never been asked for Papers. Its Only if you are driving a MUV that there is a chance that you may be stopped. Secondly If you have the Original Insurance Policy Document (Not the Cover Note) , The RTO Tax Paid Receipt and the Original Tax Invoice of the Vehicle issued by the dealer then you do not need to worry at all. I also got delivery of XUV W6 in the third week of Nov-14 and Plan to do a Road trip to HAMPI in Karnataka during Dec-14 Last week. Even if i do not get the RC Book / Card by then i will still go ahead. DRIVE SAFE and Enjoy the Ride on XUV Especially on the GQ Highway
Thanks Swift Express You eased off my worries.. I still have hopes that I may get the smart card in next 10 days before my trip..

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Awesome review. After seeing images it seems Mahindra has not come out of his jeep culture.
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What's the most value for money variant for the XUV500?
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What's the most value for money variant for the XUV500?
Totally depends on your requirement. I opted for w6 and its a VFM for me. Pretty happy with all it's features.
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Totally depends on your requirement. I opted for w6 and its a VFM for me. Pretty happy with all it's features.

Looking at the price, and wish I had deeper pockets, I would have loved to go with top version - W8.

Else, get a W6, get aftermarket alloys + infotainment system installed.
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Looking at the price, and wish I had deeper pockets, I would have loved to go with top version - W8.

Else, get a W6, get aftermarket alloys + infotainment system installed.
You will need to invest in alloys and seat covers for sure. I got speed rims installed from service centre itself and seat covers aftermarket. Seat covers installation in XUV takes at least 5 hours and wont match the fit and finish of company fitted one.

What kind of infotainment you looking for, because never heard anyone changing factory fitted one.
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