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Old 3rd January 2015, 01:49   #6901
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Well I've found stuff on Amazon.I liked this one. Only 5 people have bought it but the reviews are uniformly good. Click here for the link.

However, I'd like to check out some offerings in the marketplace, just to get an idea of how it looks and feel. If I get something I'll let you know.
I have this holder. It is pretty good. Picked up from ebay. This will fix only on the glass and not on any other surface of xuv
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After taking delivery of my XUV 5OO, I had been asking the service personnel to enable / setup the anti-theft alarm. Unfortunately, I am being told that XUV's anti-theft lock doesn't come with audible alarm. It seems only the blinkers will blink on being locked / unlocked. When locked, on trying to open the door, there is no response from the vehicle.

Read from the manual that, pressing the Lock button in the key locks the vehicle with a beep. It works, but it seems it's only for that action. The audible alarm doesn't come up when unlocking and also doesn't come up when locking the vehicle again.

Is this the way XUV behaves? I am surprised and disappointed that a premium SUV doesn't come with audible anti-theft alarm...
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After taking delivery of my XUV 5OO, I had been asking the service personnel to enable / setup the anti-theft alarm. Unfortunately, I am being told that XUV's anti-theft lock doesn't come with audible alarm. It seems only the blinkers will blink on being locked / unlocked. When locked, on trying to open the door, there is no response from the vehicle.

Read from the manual that, pressing the Lock button in the key locks the vehicle with a beep. It works, but it seems it's only for that action. The audible alarm doesn't come up when unlocking and also doesn't come up when locking the vehicle again.

Is this the way XUV behaves? I am surprised and disappointed that a premium SUV doesn't come with audible anti-theft alarm...

It makes alarm sound for example if you open the door manually from inside after locking thru remote. And when you use the remote to open, it gives you a beep beep (Not sure of the pattern ) sound to indicate this.
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After taking delivery of my XUV 5OO, I had been asking the service personnel to enable / setup the anti-theft alarm. Unfortunately, I am being told that XUV's anti-theft lock doesn't come with audible alarm. It seems only the blinkers will blink on being locked / unlocked. When locked, on trying to open the door, there is no response from the vehicle.

Read from the manual that, pressing the Lock button in the key locks the vehicle with a beep. It works, but it seems it's only for that action. The audible alarm doesn't come up when unlocking and also doesn't come up when locking the vehicle again.

Is this the way XUV behaves? I am surprised and disappointed that a premium SUV doesn't come with audible anti-theft alarm...
Xuv does have anti theft alarm. There is no sound while locking and unlocking. Lock the vehicle using remote and open it using key. Then it will sound alarm
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Is this the way XUV behaves? I am surprised and disappointed that a premium SUV doesn't come with audible anti-theft alarm...
After locking your car keep the lock button pressed for few seconds until you listen to a beep sound, if it doesn't beep in first try do it again. Once you hear the beep, try unlocking the door manually from the key and not the remote button.

I think the alarm should buzz now.
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Thanks folks! These actions does trigger an alarm. However, if I try to fiddle with the door handles when the car is locked, shouldn't an alarm sound off? Is there a way to get this alarm activated?
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Thanks folks! These actions does trigger an alarm. However, if I try to fiddle with the door handles when the car is locked, shouldn't an alarm sound off? Is there a way to get this alarm activated?
No XUV doesn't have any such sensors.
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Dear All,

I did a almost a 2200 km trip on my XUV 500 W8 in last week of december. Navi Mumbai - Bangalore return trip ( and a bit of local travel in Bangalore).

Doing a long road trip has always been on my agenda and I finally got to do it.

When a plan to visit Bangalore started being made on a short notice by family, I put a clause that it has to be on our new XUV, coz with the XUV 500 - W8 ( bought in Oct 2014) it was easier to plan and execute.

Also my family agreed as well without much fuss ( with my other vehicle the Chevy Uva Hatch, they may not have said Yes).

For me this was a first such long drive ( ~ 970 Km one stretch) in India.

I had done long distance driving in US( ~ 600 miles one side which is 1000 Km) in a stretch, however the avg speed there is higher due to facts like quality of Roads, faster vehicle, disciplined drivers etc. and hence the same distance is covered is lesser time( I had done 600 miles in 10 hrs including all breaks)

Here on this trip, it took be 14.5 Hrs for Navi Mumbai - Bangalore journey and return trip took 13 hrs. So for me it was also a test of endurance as well as checking the comfort the vehicle ( XUV) would give while driving on Indian road, which will not be the same like Interstates of US.

I can now say that on my XUV, it was a trip thoroughly enjoyed by me as a driver and my wife & daughter as fellow passenger.

As about the vehicle, it was really stable on the road driving even at high speed, confident braking ( coz there are maniac drivers on the road who will all of a sudden change lanes without checking rear view mirrors or people who feel they are walking in their own garden while crossing the highway)

There are stretches where I got to use the cruise control( mostly those 6 lane stretches in Karnataka part of NH4) and Mumbai Pune expressway).

After doing this journey now I am looking for more road trips( may not be this long every time) and already started coaxing my family for the same

Further details of the trip on this link else where on Teambhp forum:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post3615377
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Mahindra XUV500 has been featured as one of the 8 worst rated cars of 2014 by Drive.com.au with a score of 1.5/5 (lowest among the contenders which include the Outlander PHEV, Ssangsong Rexton and the Ford EcoSport as well).
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Mahindra XUV500 has been featured as one of the 8 worst rated cars of 2014 by Drive.com.au with a score of 1.5/5 (lowest among the contenders which include the Outlander PHEV, Ssangsong Rexton and the Ford EcoSport as well).

So we have 4 in our country out of the quoted 8 I am including the upcoming S-Cross as well. XUV-500, Ecosport are one of the best selling models from their manufacturers as well.

Either we are being shortchanged or the Aussies are being pampered. I like to believe it is the latter.

Doesn't bode well for Maruti to have their upcoming vehicle feature in this list.
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Try this, Car Mount on dx.com, they provide free shipping to India as well. Only concern is it would take around 15 - 20 days for the shipment to arrive.

I have bought this and impressed by the quality of the holder and fixes firmly on the windshield. Also an additional material is given along with this which can be stuck on the dashboard and then mount the holder above that.
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The prices have gone up effective 1st Jan 2015. Below is the list of new prices in Karnataka - Bangalore.

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Can anybody let me know what are the current discounts running here in Bangalore?

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I own a Satin White W8.
Have been toying with the idea of painting the alloys to a darker colour for quite some time.

Any pointers here?
Has anyone of you done alloy painting?
Any pictures of good/ well done jobs would be of help too.
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I own a Satin White W8.
Have been toying with the idea of painting the alloys to a darker colour for quite some time.

Any pointers here?
Has anyone of you done alloy painting?
Any pictures of good/ well done jobs would be of help too.
Being a Keralite, this is the last thing expected out of you. Please pay a visit on the "Tastefully modified cars" thread and you will see almost all rainbow colors on alloy wheels - that too done in Kerala (most of those in Cochin)! Take your pick from those.
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Being a Keralite, this is the last thing expected out of you.
Actually, being a Keralite, this was to come sooner or later

Anyway, if it is of any consolation, I have shifted to Vizag now
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