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Old 5th October 2015, 09:47   #7606
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Hi Yogesh, after driving sedans for last 7 years over Lakhs of Kms, I have realized that Indian roads are not meant for sedans. Most roads i go to deteriorate every time I pass by and only gets worse. Buying an SUV was decided. My next vehicle was destined to be a go anywhere without tension kind of a vehicle.(even if it would be a bit slower)
Then in my Budget, I had only Duster and Scorpio. When I went for a TD, Duster seemed like a downgrade from my Optra. It had less space, less power and lesser refinement. Also, my elbow would touch the front co-passenger everytime I shifted the gears, seats were too small as well. Minimal features and top end AWD diesel at 16.2L did not make sense to me.Therefore it was ruled out.
Then when I TD'ed Scorpio, I really liked it. We also did a TD of XUV in the same go. Considering the price difference, XUV AWD offered a lot more and finally was the best choice, a perfect all-rounder. Huge thanks to the forum on various ownership threads that give me a perfect idea of what I was going for.
Hi Aniket,
This was much useful. I took TD of XUV5OO and Scorpio. I like both and the Scorpio's stance was great. To add a few, I really liked the XUV5OO AWD than FWD. An SUV with 4WD does offer more traction. It is my personal experience when I was reversing with a RWD vehicle on an narrow steep incline, the rear wheels spin at low traction, it was just a parking bay not a hard off-roading. Again the plus point of AWD XUV5OO is it does not fish tail during hard cornering. More safe as well. Keep us updated on your new explorations. Happy miles ahead.
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Hey Guys,

Apologies, to troll on this thread. I am planning to book the XUV 500 W4 on Wednesday. However, I am still concerned on the aftermarket ICE install. I have read everywhere saying that its not easy and it cannot be done.

The W4 has a very basic system and no other electronic feature in it. Attaching the image of the centre console that hosts the W4 music system.

I would like to know if anyone out there has replaced the headunit with a 2 DIN, and is not facing any problems.

The dealer says that the airbags and some other electronics are connected to that music system. Please can someone throw some light on this. I don't think I have too much time to do so.

Your help, information, experience, opinions are all welcome.
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Hi Friends, can you please let know how much does it cost for an extended Warranty (3rd and 4th year) for XUV W6. Mine is getting expired by Nov end. Does it really makes sense to go for it? I have not read about any major problems wth XUV 500 so far. Sorry if i am being wrong here.
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Hi Friends, can you please let know how much does it cost for an extended Warranty (3rd and 4th year) for XUV W6. Mine is getting expired by Nov end. Does it really makes sense to go for it? I have not read about any major problems wth XUV 500 so far. Sorry if i am being wrong here.
You should, its worth it.

Costed me about 25K approx in june this year - bought on day one.
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Hi Friends, can you please let know how much does it cost for an extended Warranty (3rd and 4th year) for XUV W6. Mine is getting expired by Nov end. Does it really makes sense to go for it? I have not read about any major problems wth XUV 500 so far. Sorry if i am being wrong here.
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You should, its worth it.

Costed me about 25K approx in june this year - bought on day one.
I believe the current quote for the extended warranty is 21,600/- at India Garage. I would go for it. Extended warranty is always recommended no matter what the car.

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I just checked with my Dad back home on the mileage on the XUV and this it what he sent back, after near 3 years of ownership

I also posting the factory service manual once again which should stay hopefully: http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=...70883747171943
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Hi Friends, can you please let know how much does it cost for an extended Warranty (3rd and 4th year) for XUV W6. Mine is getting expired by Nov end. Does it really makes sense to go for it? I have not read about any major problems wth XUV 500 so far. Sorry if i am being wrong here.
First of all, I must point out that XUV basic warranty is for 3 years and you need to buy extended warranty for 4th and 5th years.

I have a 3-year old XUV W6 and I recently purchased extended warranty (4th and 5th year) for Rs 22,800 (Rs 20,000 + Rs 2,800 service tax). I bought it online from the MahindraWithYouHamesha website.

Before buying the extended warranty, I too was in two minds about shelling out 23K for two years, especially because my W6 has been giving me more or less trouble-free service and I drive it myself taking good care of it. Finally, I decided to go for extended warranty because incidents (though rare) of XUV engine failure have been reported (TBHPian me_sid had his entire engine assembly replaced under warranty). Furthermore, turbochargers, injectors, fuel pumps and electronic components (including on-board computers) have been known to fail even in high end German cars. These parts are costly. If the engine itself fails (due to lubrication failure), it may cost a huge amount to repair it.

So it makes sense to buy peace of mind for 2 additional years for Rs 22,800.

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Hi Friends, can you please let know how much does it cost for an extended Warranty (3rd and 4th year) for XUV W6. Mine is getting expired by Nov end. Does it really makes sense to go for it? I have not read about any major problems wth XUV 500 so far. Sorry if i am being wrong here.
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First of all, I must point out that XUV basic warranty is for 3 years and you need to buy extended warranty for 4th and 5th years.

I have a 3-year old XUV W6 and I recently purchased extended warranty (4th and 5th year) for Rs 22,800 (Rs 20,000 + Rs 2,800 service tax). I bought it online from the MahindraWithYouHamesha website.
So it makes sense to buy peace of mind for 2 additional years for Rs 22,800.
Nischal, please take this coming from a guy who always thought extended warranties and insurances from car rental companies are just to make money. Go ahead and buy it. They do come in handy.

What i figured is that cost of repair of a diesel car is significantly higher than petrol. Even though modern engines are much more reliable but parts like pumps, turbos, injectors are just prohibitively expensive. On my Ford Figo, a single injector costed 24K and a simple diesel pipe with plunger kind pump costed 12K, all luckily replaced under warranty.

So when I got the XUV, i got the warranty along with the car itself. Paid about 22K as pointed out by Debuda.
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Thanks Debuda, I will completly agree with you and go for the extended Warranty
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Hello Guys, This is my first post on Team-BHP & I'm already down to asking for help & advice.

I have a pre-worshiped XUV deal almost finalized to the extent of approved finance awaiting my final 'Go Ahead' for disbursal. The Car in question is a Jan 2013 W8 FWD, done 30,000 kms from original owner (Local businessman) in immaculate condition. The deal is agreed at 10.5 Lakhs.

The Big question is that if there is no extended warranty subscription on the car, considering that it is going to cost me another 22K (If I as a second owner am eligible to purchase?), will the deal still be sweet enough to celebrate?


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Hello Guys, This is my first post on Team-BHP & I'm already down to asking for help & advice.

I have a pre-worshiped XUV deal almost finalized to the extent of approved finance awaiting my final 'Go Ahead' for disbursal. The Car in question is a Jan 2013 W8 FWD, done 30,000 kms from original owner (Local businessman) in immaculate condition. The deal is agreed at 10.5 Lakhs.

The Big question is that if there is no extended warranty subscription on the car, considering that it is going to cost me another 22K (If I as a second owner am eligible to purchase?), will the deal still be sweet enough to celebrate?


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Better have the extended warranty. It seems like only 22k, but majority of the parts that are covered under warranty will be costing well over the warranty amount.

Its the piece of mind that you will get being the 2nd owner.

Also check with the service center that the vehicle has frequented to get a detailed history of the work done on the vehicle, ensuring the vehicle received the recall updates as well.

All the best
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Hello Guys, This is my first post on Team-BHP & I'm already down to asking for help & advice.

I have a pre-worshiped XUV deal almost finalized to the extent of approved finance awaiting my final 'Go Ahead' for disbursal. The Car in question is a Jan 2013 W8 FWD, done 30,000 kms from original owner (Local businessman) in immaculate condition. The deal is agreed at 10.5 Lakhs.

The Big question is that if there is no extended warranty subscription on the car, considering that it is going to cost me another 22K (If I as a second owner am eligible to purchase?), will the deal still be sweet enough to celebrate?


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Don't hesitate to take the extended warranty for the 4th and 5th years. The car is almost nearing 3 years - that means the normal warranty will be over in a couple of months. The ~22K that you shell out now, will give you peace of mind for the next 2 years.

Also, since the car has done only ~30K kms, any specific reason for such a low mileage? Please check the service history, wear and tear of clutch, brake pads, suspension noise, any other unusual noise while driving etc - these may be things that can set you back once you take possession of the car.

All the very best !!

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Better have the extended warranty. It seems like only 22k, but majority of the parts that are covered under warranty will be costing well over the warranty amount.

Its the piece of mind that you will get being the 2nd owner.

Also check with the service center that the vehicle has frequented to get a detailed history of the work done on the vehicle, ensuring the vehicle received the recall updates as well.

All the best
Thanks Falconion for the wise advice, Although I have not checked the service records / detailed history of the car, I have personally inspected & test driven the car & it is only next to showroom condition. I reviewed / evaluated 3 cars before this one which came nowhere close to the condition of this one. Fine observations like, the protective plastic film still on the MID screen & inside silver door handles paint intact & scratch less further assured my confidence.

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Don't hesitate to take the extended warranty for the 4th and 5th years. The car is almost nearing 3 years - that means the normal warranty will be over in a couple of months. The ~22K that you shell out now, will give you peace of mind for the next 2 years.

Also, since the car has done only ~30K kms, any specific reason for such a low mileage? Please check the service history, wear and tear of clutch, brake pads, suspension noise, any other unusual noise while driving etc - these may be things that can set you back once you take possession of the car.

All the very best !!

-Vivek
Thank you Vivek, I'm now considering the Extended warranty mandatory, sweet deal or not. The reason for the Low mileage is genuine. The owner was frequenting Bombay ~ Goa for business purpose which is no longer required due to some changes in his business strategies which he adopted taking his age as constraint.

I am in a bind as being a non resident, I did all I could about examining the car with what knowledge I have & arranging finance & all required documentation the last time I was home. Now with everything ready to go, I have no opportunity to further investigate on the fine details on the condition of the car as the finance approval comes with a validity which expires a week before I arrive home this month, which if it does I have to start from scratch again with all the formalities.

Also, What do you guys think about the price the deal is agreed at for whats on offer?
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Roof rack rails
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I need to install rails on the roof to fix the kayak carrier from Thule. These rails will run across the vehicle from left to right. Does anyone know where to get these rails from - Thule said they do not have a solution, and suggested to install a luggage carrier and then discard the 'basket'.

Also, the kayak will project 5-6 feet at the back of the vehicle. This will be at a height so it is unlikely to impale anyone at the back unless they are in a bus/truck - in which case it is my kayak that is more vulnerable. If anyone has carried such projecting loads and knows about the rules & regulations, and the actual 'practices' on the roads, that would be a great help.

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Roof rack rails
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I need to install rails on the roof to fix the kayak carrier from Thule. These rails will run across the vehicle from left to right. Does anyone know where to get these rails from - Thule said they do not have a solution, and suggested to install a luggage carrier and then discard the 'basket'.

Also, the kayak will project 5-6 feet at the back of the vehicle. This will be at a height so it is unlikely to impale anyone at the back unless they are in a bus/truck - in which case it is my kayak that is more vulnerable. If anyone has carried such projecting loads and knows about the rules & regulations, and the actual 'practices' on the roads, that would be a great help.

Thanks!
Try roufrails from coimbatore
See attached pictures (this was taken of a XUV which I saw on the road)

BTW what kayak do you have? Whitewater or sprint? Once you fix your kayak send me the pictures so that I can do that with my sprint kayak which is very fragile and 18 feet long
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