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Old 6th February 2015, 19:31   #7006
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No offence meant but that is the USP of XUV500. I don't want a car like suspension in my vehicle.
what do you mean by car like suspension? There are cars with soft suspensions and hard as well.

and off-roading is != hard suspension

Has anyone done any kind of off-roading in xuv? will be good to share the experience.

XUV is best suited for tar roads/highways.
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what do you mean by car like suspension? There are cars with soft suspensions and hard as well.

and off-roading is != hard suspension

Has anyone done any kind of off-roading in xuv? will be good to share the experience.

XUV is best suited for tar roads/highways.
Exactly that's my point an enthusiastic off-roader will not Buy the cheetah to satisfy his desires. So since it is more suited for Tar roads/ Highways why don't you give it a smoother suspension to make the ride enjoyable, What's the point in the vehicle moving all over the place when it encounters rough patch of road. It is just my opinion no offense intended.
The feel of an SUV with the ride comfort of a sedan is a win win combination.
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Old 7th February 2015, 09:55   #7008
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The XUV is a highway hero offroad zero (At least the W4 that I have)
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Considering your postings, suggest go for a scorpio 4WD. You wouldnt have much issues with servicing onsiderin MM has a service enter even in Andamans. Or if the car is for the missus and messes, then go for a proper car. I would love to explore a few restricted areas in Manipur for its wildlife and birdlife.
Fiesta:
Consider a Scoripio 4WD for your bhutan drives. Does the Scorpio have a low ratio gear for the 4WD or is it similar to an AWD like the XUV? If there is not much difference between the 4WD of a scorpio and AWD of a XUV, then you go for a XUV.

Sbala/Others: Compared to the new scorpio / XUV body roll is less. Infact XUV handles really well in the highways in high speeds and fast straight stretches. It is in the pot holed / speed breakered roads like Bangalore Mysore Ooty roads, the thuds of the shocks are more than the body roll. Real stiff.
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Sbala/Others: Compared to the new scorpio / XUV body roll is less. Infact XUV handles really well in the highways in high speeds and fast straight stretches. It is in the pot holed / speed breakered roads like Bangalore Mysore Ooty roads, the thuds of the shocks are more than the body roll. Real stiff.
Exactly. And thanks to XUV's bushes and JK tyres, bumps gets more harsh.
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Old 7th February 2015, 20:31   #7010
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Sbala/Others: Compared to the new scorpio / XUV body roll is less. Infact XUV handles really well in the highways in high speeds and fast straight stretches. It is in the pot holed / speed breakered roads like Bangalore Mysore Ooty roads, the thuds of the shocks are more than the body roll. Real stiff.
Body roll in XUV is very less. My in-laws own a Xylo and i know how bad it is. My main concern was the thuds that you mentioned. I own a Fiesta aka Classic. It has a stiff suspension. But its very planted on highway. You wont jump when you hit potholes on high speed. But this is the not the case with XUV. Now, i am confused whether Fiesta's suspension setup is Stiff or XUV's one is stiff
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Do we have choice of what tyres come on cheetah especially in my case (CSD purchase) when I give the order to the dealer, the dealer places the order to M&M and a cheetah is either produced after the order and my name tagged to the VIN or M&M sends one from the factory stockyard.

If assuming I specify that I do not want a particular brand of tyres which OEM is giving can my request be fulfilled.

I am asking this because when I bought my first car an Indica 12 years ago the dealer asked me what brand of tyres I wanted " GoodYear or Ceat" and make of AC "Behr or Sanden" I got the car shod with GoodYear tyres and Behr AC as I specified.
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Body roll in XUV is very less. My in-laws own a Xylo and i know how bad it is. My main concern was the thuds that you mentioned. I own a Fiesta aka Classic. It has a stiff suspension. But its very planted on highway. You wont jump when you hit potholes on high speed. But this is the not the case with XUV. Now, i am confused whether Fiesta's suspension setup is Stiff or XUV's one is stiff
I presume Bodyroll is albeit more to do with CG of the vehicle than suspension although suspension also plays a very important part. The higher the vehicle from the ground more perceptible is the Bodyroll, but this is not always true as Volvo buses have negligible body roll compared to most sedans in market today probably because of better suspension system.

A stiffer suspension will give a bouncier ride i.e you will feel the road and your fiesta feels more planted on highways due to lower CG.

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Old 12th February 2015, 12:30   #7012
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Hey Folks, the local dealership has been calling me and telling that there is a price increase coming up for SUVs by mid feb time frame. I plan to buy but still not 100% decided by when. Has anyone heard something similar?
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Hey Folks, the local dealership has been calling me and telling that there is a price increase coming up for SUVs by mid feb time frame. I plan to buy but still not 100% decided by when. Has anyone heard something similar?
I feel you should wait for the facelift version of XUV. It will be launched in couple of months for sure. Trust me it will be worth a wait with few new features, exterior interior changes and most importantly a new dashboard.
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I feel you should wait for the facelift version of XUV. It will be launched in couple of months for sure. Trust me it will be worth a wait with few new features, exterior interior changes and most importantly a new dashboard.
Yes. The launch looks to be nearing. Indain autos Blog has posted some pictures and says the launch will later this year.

The Link: http://indianautosblog.com/2015/02/m...t-spied-167517
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Yes. The launch looks to be nearing. Indain autos Blog has posted some pictures and says the launch will later this year.

The Link: http://indianautosblog.com/2015/02/m...t-spied-167517
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Hey Folks, the local dealership has been calling me and telling that there is a price increase coming up for SUVs by mid feb time frame. I plan to buy but still not 100% decided by when. Has anyone heard something similar?

Beat the dealership with their own stick. They will be clamoring for your attention in March when they have year end targets to meet. Combine that with the new facelift to be launched, they have to push existing stocks. maybe that's what they are doing now, trying to browbeat you with the threat of price increase. Tell them you have a friend working in MM and he has confirmed the launch of XUV Facelift in a couple of months, ask for a hefty discount as anyway they will be offering good discounts for in stock vehicles once the new model gets launched (Unless they have very limited stock on hand). Nothing like giving them a bit of their own medicine.
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hello all!

can anyone help me with a picture of the vacuum tank installed in the XUV.

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I want to share experience of my recent test drive of XUV500. Clutch was grabbing instead of progressive release. Worst part, after 15 min test drive my left knee started paining because of hard clutch.
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It is a well know fact that XUV is a highway cruiser and can easily take on any type of roads. Just wanted to know whether AWD version makes a big difference in comparison to FWD versions and the query is specific while exploring North East. Often have read the treacherous roads of North East in TBHP Travelogues. Do not mind investing in AWD if it is worth to explore those areas and if a FWD can manage, will settle with FWD W8. Seek experts view on this. TIA
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Specifically for those in Chennai: Did any of you have any interference from anyone (politicians, etc.) for owning a White XUV?
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Specifically for those in Chennai: Did any of you have any interference from anyone (politicians, etc.) for owning a White XUV?
Lol
Only somebody from Chennai can appreciate this question.
Care to elaborate on the context? Or what happened?
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