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Old 12th January 2015, 19:04   #6931
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Oh, so did you exchange your original unused tyres with these the moment you bought your XUV? Any idea how much do they cost without exchange?
14+k was the price without exchange. And I bought 5 of them back then.

While I was looking out for a softer rubber this was the only option available and Dunlops (meant for Fortuner) but I guess now there must be alot more options.

Could you share the pricing of the tyres that you've already checked and shortlisted.
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14+k was the price without exchange. And I bought 5 of them back then.

While I was looking out for a softer rubber this was the only option available and Dunlops (meant for Fortuner) but I guess now there must be alot more options.

Could you share the pricing of the tyres that you've already checked and shortlisted.
For 14K you can have Bridgestone and Goodyear. Under 10K you get Maxxis and Apollo. Any idea how Maxxis are?
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For 14K you can have Bridgestone and Goodyear. Under 10K you get Maxxis and Apollo. Any idea how Maxxis are?
I had Maxxis which came with my W4, ride and breaking was good, but it had some manufacturing defect which caused leaks in the inside side wall of 2 tyres. Got all five replaced with Bridgestone.

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For 14K you can have Bridgestone and Goodyear. Under 10K you get Maxxis and Apollo. Any idea how Maxxis are?
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I had Maxxis which came with my W4, ride and breaking was good, but it had some manufacturing defect which caused leaks in the inside side wall of 2 tyres. Got all five replaced with Bridgestone.
5 tyres for 14 K sounds like a good deal man!!
The 185/65 Michelin for my figo cost me 14 K back in 2012. That too four tyres at that.
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5 tyres for 14 K sounds like a good deal man!!
The 185/65 Michelin for my figo cost me 14 K back in 2012. That too four tyres at that.
Oh no way 14k for 4 tyres, its 14k per tyre. Thats why I thought you must have exchanged new ones for 14k. If it was 14k for 4 I would have bought it with eyes closed. Lol
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14+k was the price without exchange. And I bought 5 of them back then.
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For 14K you can have Bridgestone and Goodyear. Under 10K you get Maxxis and Apollo. Any idea how Maxxis are?
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I had Maxxis which came with my W4, ride and breaking was good, but it had some manufacturing defect which caused leaks in the inside side wall of 2 tyres. .
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5 tyres for 14 K sounds like a good deal man!!
The 185/65 Michelin for my figo cost me 14 K back in 2012. That too four tyres at that.
The above quoted price might be for one tyre, not 4 tyres. Price for 235 / 65R / 17 size costs upwards of Rs.8K per tyre depending upon brand.
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Oh no way 14k for 4 tyres, its 14k per tyre. Thats why I thought you must have exchanged new ones for 14k. If it was 14k for 4 I would have bought it with eyes closed. Lol
That's right nitinralli. Sorry for confusing my bad!

It was 14 something per Tyre. Add MRF's too to your list while you're still checking.
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Hi all.I booked a dolphin grey XUV500 W6 today. The dealer had one left from Dec2014 manufacturing date and gave me a discount of Rs.35000. The vehicle with insurance and reg. Is costing me Rs12.56 lacs. In addition to it I will also be getting some accessories like carpet matting. Getting the delivery either tomorrow or day after.
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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?
I recently checked it out. W8 is costing 17.43 lac and W6 is 15.4 lac on road in Bangalore from Jan '15 onwards. Running discounts are free insurance and corporate discount which amounts to about 40K. Dealer was willing to give discount on accessories.
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I recently checked it out. W8 is costing 17.43 lac and W6 is 15.4 lac on road in Bangalore from Jan '15 onwards. Running discounts are free insurance and corporate discount which amounts to about 40K. Dealer was willing to give discount on accessories.
Thanks for the info supertinu I think best bet would be to wait for the facelift model in March and opt for the same. Hopefully the insurance discount will be available every month.
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Right, if you find one let me know.
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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.
Fusionbang I liked the one that you bought; ordered it on Jan 5, and as you had warned me got tired of waiting for it to arrive. So yesterday in Mangalore I picked up this for Rs 500/-. Completely unbranded, no mention of manufacturing location, directions printed on the carton !!

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Drove back 65 kms to Manipal. Overall road is good but there are many patches that are potholed. The mount held up very well and the suction cap seems very strong. As you can see in the photos, I found the best position for an XUV to be the lower right hand corner. The phone coincidentally is close to the AC vent, and the charging wire travels easily from the aux.

Overall, design, plastic quality, the locks, sponges, etc, all look and feel pretty decent. I'm quite delighted with the purchase. Let's hope I stay that way over the years. What a relief to be able to use Google Maps, instead of Map My India.
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What a relief to be able to use Google Maps, instead of Map My India.
Thanks for the suggestion to use Google Maps instead of the lethargic MMI. Whenever my XUV 500 visited India Garage, I used to ask the RM about the availability of map upgrades as mine was version 8.0, whereas I have version 9.1 in my stand-alone MMI Lx130 navigator. But, I used to get the same negative reply from them every time. I had already registered the UUID in MMI website and I have been trying in vain to buy the elusive map upgrade. The map upgrade is neither available with Mahindra A S S nor in MMI website. It's high time I switched over to Google Maps on my smart phone. I already have the windshield mount supplied by MMI, which can be used to hold my smart phone for navigation.
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hey Folks, i recently test drove an XUV. The car was 2012 model with 30K kms on odo. The overall impression was good especially the low end torque and the engine sound was relatively muted. The felt that the engine was not very free revving after 3K rpm but it was not that bad. After that today I drove another 2014 XUV which is due for 2nd service and has about 9K Kms on the odo. The low end torque was similar but I felt the mid range was not that good and engine strained after 2500rpm. I am bit confused now. Could it be due to the fact that engine doesnt have enough miles on it? is this normal with XUVs? I am also comparing things to my Diesel figo which has a free revving engine with strong mid range.
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Thanks for the suggestion to use Google Maps instead of the lethargic MMI.
Raviji, I have been feeling frustrated with MMI for some time. Since Pondicherry is almost your third home, , you will appreciate this story. I recently travelled to Pondy from Bangalore. MMI routed me from Krishnagiri-Mathur-Chengam-Thiruvannamalai-Villupuram-Pondy. There is virtually no road from Krishnagiri till about 20 kms past Chengam. I was so happy I was in an SUV and not a sedan, in which I would have certainly punctured the engine oil sump ! The beauty of Google Maps is that it does not even show the above as a route. In fact the preferred route, as you undoubtedly know well, is Pondy-Tindivanam-Vandavasi-Cheyyar-Arcot-Krishnagiri-Bangalore. I used this on the way back, and what a beauty it was, particularly after Arcot, though the state highways till then, though single lane, were also in excellent condition.

I think Google Maps, while no means perfect, will serve us well because their updations are quite fast, and being internet based we will always have the latest data to guide us.
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Fusionbang I liked the one that you bought; ordered it on Jan 5, and as you had warned me got tired of waiting for it to arrive. So yesterday in Mangalore I picked up this for Rs 500/-. Completely unbranded, no mention of manufacturing location, directions printed on the carton !!

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You know that's not a good place to keep the phone at all. I stopped keeping it there as it's easiest place to steal from. Have heard of stories where a biker will knock on your window and point to rear tyre and ask you to roll down glass. The minute you roll down, he swiftly grabs the phone and flees.

Plus you get direct sun. The best place is actually attach the suction mount to the left of the IRVM towards top of windshield. that way it gets shade throughout.
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