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Old 11th April 2015, 18:19   #7171
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Is the third row really that bad in the XUV that its strictly only for kids?

I have finally decided to go ahead with the XUV 500 W6. Just waiting for the may 2015 refresh.

After waiting for so many other models to launch, i look back and wonder why i have delayed my decision to go ahead with the XUV.

First, i waited for the Mobilio, i paid the advance and then backed out because of the cheap interiors and poor value in comparison to ERTIGA.

Second, i waited for the Scoprio refresh, but i didn't like the interior space to i stopped myself.

Third, i waited for the Lodgy. I was unimpressed with the middle row and boxy looks. I can't get myself to go ahead there too.

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Old 11th April 2015, 21:44   #7172
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Friends,

Is the third row really that bad in the XUV that its strictly only for kids?

I have finally decided to go ahead with the XUV 500 W6. Just waiting for the may 2015 refresh.
I have been owning the XUV for the last 5 months and have covered 13k kms. A lot of the times we have used the last row of seats for adults and I am satisfied with the space it offers. It isnt that bad, that its only for kids. Best case scenario is with 6 adults, i.e. using only one seat at the last row and the other one for luggage of the 6 adults. By the way, the AC works wonderfully there and you do get a good view of the road ahead. Additionally, with the XUV being super quiet on the inside even at 120 kmph, people at the last row can have clear conversation with people.
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My XUV went for 5k service recently. I was not fully satisfied with the feel of engaging gear 1 & 2. Its kind of a notchy feel, where you feel gear 1 isnt engaged properly when you are starting the vehicle.

The service center( G3 , Nerul) said they did bleeding of clutch. But that didnt help. Today I went for a test ride with their senior guy. He said, its like this only in all XUV.

Any inputs for me. I wanted to know do I escalata further or not.
The 1st and 2nd gears are notchy initially. Had similar issue, it seemed to get fixed on its own after 7000 kms. Since then no issue, the gears are slotting nicely.

Just give it some time.
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Thanks Falcon. So with 5.5K done now, I have to wait for 1.5K at least going by your experience :-)
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I am doing up-shifts at around 1500 rpm range. Also i use the car momentum a lot (by putting it in neutral and letting it roll) in high-traffic stretches. I hope this is a correct approach.
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Wrong! This is called coasting and one should NOT be doing it. Keep the car in the correct gear Vs speed. If you have to brake under such circumstances, you do NOT get the benefit of engine braking and the brakes have to put the extra efforts.
No neutral for speeds above 15 kph, use engine braking assisted by mechanical brakes if required to slow down till you decelerate to about 15, but apply power and coast in neutral is the correct way in bumper to bumper traffic. If you are in 1st or 2nd gear below 1000 RPM that, the anti-stall feature actually revs up the engine and applies power as soon as you touch the brake, and braking gets difficult.

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Thanks SDP. It really seems that the launch is just around the corner. Since it is arguably more to do with cosmetic changes any update on power plant or the interiors as no shots are available on these only speculations.
Suggest you wait till they announce the launch of the new XUV. Then you will get more offers / disscounts for the old XUVs in stock.
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Also I am still confused as regards to,the colour of the cheetah Grey, purple, silver or white. IMO all 4 look great any suggestions to bolster my decision are welcome.
Grey as it has more second sales value.
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Grey as it has more second sales value.
Purple looks elegant and amazing but needs to be kept clean at all times. Go for it without second thoughts if you can manage that. Silver has got an understated charm in it and is easiest to maintain. A little dust and minor scratches go totally unnoticed and is one of the most sought-after colours in the used car market for this reason along with white ( suv and white go hand in hand especially because of the perceived power image) . I personally wouldn't ever go for a white SUV.
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Grey as it has more second sales value.
Purple looks really elegant. As mentioned before too,maintenance is important. If you do maintain have a classy gleaming xuv.

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Hi guys,

I need to buy a good XUV body cover. Bird drops and dust makes it messy in my parking bay. Any advice on best online buy and is cloth material better than polyster.
Guys.. need some advice. Reposting for help and attention.

Mods: Pease delete incase it does not conform to rules.

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Guys.. need some advice. Reposting for help and attention.

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Google TPH covers,Im using on my fortuner since last 18 months.Good and easy to handle.

Contrast color light fastness poor.Try single color.
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I need to buy a good XUV body cover. Bird drops and dust makes it messy in my parking bay. Any advice on best online buy and is cloth material better than polyster.
Be careful as regards to body covers. I once saw a brand new white manza with blue colour all over. The customer said that he had bought the cover from the Tata showroom and had covered his car, his luck it rained that night and the blue colour from inside the cover leached through the clear coat and damaged the entire paint. It was horrific and the colour couldn't be removed with any amount of effort. I was in the service station the car was just 2 days old.
my advice is stick to branded ones even if the investment is high.
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The 1st and 2nd gears are notchy initially. Had similar issue, it seemed to get fixed on its own after 7000 kms. Since then no issue, the gears are slotting nicely.

Just give it some time.
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Thanks Falcon. So with 5.5K done now, I have to wait for 1.5K at least going by your experience :-)
Guys, my XUV is about 2 wks old with ~600km on the odo. 1st and 2nd gear are a bit notchy but I havn't felt that they dont engage properly. One thing I have surely realized is that the clutch has a long throw and it needs to be completely depressed all the way atleast for the 1st gear to engage well. If I dont press it all the way then the 1st gear does engage with some effort.
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Also I am still confused as regards to,the colour of the cheetah Grey, purple, silver or white. IMO all 4 look great any suggestions to bolster my decision are welcome.
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As per a few reports, a new facelifted XUV is just around the corner. So may be you should wait.

About color, you get beige interiors with white exterior color. So keep the interior color also in mind while choosing the exterior color. Dark colors are very difficult to maintain. I have a red XUV and its a nightmare to maintain the color. White and Silver would be safer bets.
Raj, as SDP pointed out that you need to check what interiors you want. I preferred Black due to lower maintenance and both White/Black ext colors were ruled out. Luckily I didnt want either of them. Shades on XUV are fairly limited, hence i got Silver. Personally I loved red but kept away from it due to higher maintenance.


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Purple looks elegant and amazing but needs to be kept clean at all times. Go for it without second thoughts if you can manage that. Silver has got an understated charm in it and is easiest to maintain. A little dust and minor scratches go totally unnoticed and is one of the most sought-after colours in the used car market for this reason along with white ( suv and white go hand in hand especially because of the perceived power image) . I personally wouldn't ever go for a white SUV.
So true, Silver color is amazing at hiding scratches. I had a greenish silver IKon for 10+ yrs and even after all those years the swirl marks were barely visible. One layer of polish and it looked as if taken out of showroom. Sorry bit OT here
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One thing I have surely realized is that the clutch has a long throw and it needs to be completely depressed all the way atleast for the 1st gear to engage well. If I dont press it all the way then the 1st gear does engage with some effort.
For most people, this is a issue with the seating style. Most of us, adjust our seat for the leg distance on the accelerator where as the clutch is slightly behind / below the accelerator and needs the seat to be a bit more forward or else your clutch leg will be kind of hanging with the heel not resting on the floor. This results in the clutch not being fully pressed. Most mahindra vehicles require the clutch be fully pressed right to the floorboard for a proper engagement. So try keeping your seat an inch forward so that your heel will rest on the floor and you can apply enough pressure on the clutch.
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Friends,

Is the third row really that bad in the XUV that its strictly only for kids?

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I even I had the same concerns while going for my W8 almost 2 & half years and 45k Kms back.

Third row of course isn't as pleasant as the other 2 rows in front, it to an extend compliments the pack well. Third row is not for tall people but my dad who is 5.10 tall loves the place especially when the whole car is packed in our large family. It does not give a tall adult a lot of mobility but can always adjust one tall and short person.

So I do not think we have anything better than XUV offering the same decent third row. Innova is almost on par.

And it's not that bumpy their either, the longest I have been is for about 120 km stretch.

Among the ones you listed among your other options, XUV is almost a generation ahead.
(Haven't seen the third row of Lodgy as yet)

Go get the refreshed XUV 5OO coming this may.
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