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Old 19th February 2015, 06:46   #7036
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This is the SMS I received today from MM
"You have received this SMS alert for field service action on your XUV500. Please contact your dealer / RM for details - Regards M& M Customer Care"

I have a W4 and it is due for 40K service this march. Planning to take it then. Or should I send it immediately?
As per the availableinformation it is only a software update. But as w4 has no sidecair bags there might be some undIsclosed updates. Better to contact your relationship manager and decide based on his view.
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Old 20th February 2015, 00:06   #7037
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I have a W4 and it is due for 40K service this march. Planning to take it then. Or should I send it immediately?

I also received the SMS for my W4, called the withyouhamesha number and was told that the software is same for all versions and hence the update is applicable for W4 as well.

Whatever it is, I plan to take it to the ASS soon as mine is due for 10k service too.
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Old 21st February 2015, 02:02   #7038
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Got my XUV's service action regarding SRS Airbag software done today. It took hardly 5 minutes to complete it.

I was noticing lesser AC cooling + low blower speed, which also I got checked. The SA, after checking, said it needs AC servicing. Cost for front AC is Rs. 4500 + rear AC 1500 + Gas charges as per actual refilled. He also offered free anti-rust coating worth Rs. 2250 under some ongoing scheme, if i get AC servicing done before 25/2/15.

Are these charges justified and fair?
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Old 21st February 2015, 18:14   #7039
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Got a SMS from my M&M dealership today -
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We are glad to inform you THE NEW XUV500 XCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDITION WITH SUN ROOF and Many more exciting features launch and display at BG road branch today.Hurry up limited stock
Has anyone checked the same?

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Old 21st February 2015, 20:34   #7040
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Got a SMS from my M&M dealership today -

Has anyone checked the same?
Suhas, you seem to have missed the following thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...nt-system.html (Coming up! Mahindra XUV500 Xclusive ed (sunroof, electric seat, new infotainment system))
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Got my XUV's service action regarding SRS Airbag software done today. It took hardly 5 minutes to complete it.

I was noticing lesser AC cooling + low blower speed, which also I got checked. The SA, after checking, said it needs AC servicing. Cost for front AC is Rs. 4500 + rear AC 1500 + Gas charges as per actual refilled. He also offered free anti-rust coating worth Rs. 2250 under some ongoing scheme, if i get AC servicing done before 25/2/15.

Are these charges justified and fair?
The quotes for 'AC servicing' appear quite high to me as they do not even include the cost of refrigerant (gas). The steep price explains how they have offered you 'free' anti-rust coating!

Most of these anti-rust coatings are of little or no use. Not worth it, IMHO.
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...I was noticing lesser AC cooling + low blower speed, which also I got checked. The SA, after checking, said it needs AC servicing. Cost for front AC is Rs. 4500 + rear AC 1500 + Gas charges as per actual refilled. He also offered free anti-rust coating worth Rs. 2250 under some ongoing scheme, if i get AC servicing done before 25/2/15.

Are these charges justified and fair?
How much has your car run? Anything before 1L km for an A/C service would NOT be required in modern cars. Is there a cabin filter in XUV? Might want to check on that then.
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Old 22nd February 2015, 17:57   #7043
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First get your Ac filters cleaned or replaced. What you say are symptoms of choked filters.

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Old 23rd February 2015, 09:02   #7044
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Shouldn't this be covered under warranty? Unless your car is already out of warranty period. How much is the mileage on your car? I see you have 2012 model. Ac service in less than 3 yrs does not sound good and it should be taken up by mahindra at no extra cost.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 22:02   #7045
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Mod Note : Please do NOT use acronyms (e.g. ANHC, T-Fort) when referring to cars. You must only use the full Make & Model name for cars. Thanks!

Thought of writing a long term ownership report about the XUV. However, I could never get started! Even had started with 'new car' thread, but could not write enough to get it approved.

Anyway. To cut it short, just an 8 point summary.

1. Why XUV? - Features for the price, the driving experience, power when required.
2. What did I pit it against? - Fortuner (quite a monster, but my purse was not as deep)
3. How do I like it? - Just love it!
4. Are there rattles? - Mine was a Jan 2014 vehicle, niggles range from "negligible to none" (till date, let me add)
5. How is the ride? - I am on the driver seat 99% of the time, from there I just love it. The moment I see this car especially after I have been away, a grin ornaments my face. Oh yeah, the ride, middle and last row passengers do complain about bumpiness. Well! In a Fortuner it was even worse, in my experience (no offense to owners please).
6. After Sales service? - They respond pretty quick, especially if it is an escalation.
7. Will I recommend this to anyone else? - Sure yes.
8. Additional note - This is a camera-friendly Monster!

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Old 24th February 2015, 16:31   #7046
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Mahindra has launched the Mahindra XUV500 Xclusive edition priced at INR 14.48 lakhs, ex-Showroom, Mumbai. The company will only manufacture 700 units of the XUV500 Xclusive edition, which gets a host of new features.

Has Sun Roof, Electrically adjustable Driver seat and more.

Link:http://indianautosblog.com/2015/02/m...edition-169383
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Took the white elephant up the hills to put the AWD to some real test.

Handles tricky sections very well. AWD and other electronics give you added peace of mind and you can easily carry speeds into snowy corners, overtake slipping cars by putting all four wheels into soft snow and so on. We were also the ONLY vehicle to climb up the Hotel Hatu road in the last two days. XUV performed brilliantly though I feel the temp display is faulty - never showed under 2 degrees.

Adding some images - i hope other AWD owners also use their XUVs the way it is meant to be
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Mahindra has launched the Mahindra XUV500 Xclusive edition priced at INR 14.48 lakhs, ex-Showroom, Mumbai. The company will only manufacture 700 units of the XUV500 Xclusive edition, which gets a host of new features.

Has Sun Roof, Electrically adjustable Driver seat and more.
Way to go, getting the beta testing done for the refresh version with zero cost and laughing all the way to the Bank.
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Mega Service Camp is here - for you and your car from 2nd to 8th March 2015‏
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Mega Service Camp is here - for you and your car from 2nd to 8th March 2015‏
Thanks booked in my Scorpio for Monday. Plan to have the issues checked and then take a call weather to have it worked at the A.S.S. or outside.
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