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Old 24th November 2015, 15:06   #7621
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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
Thanks Balan. I have an Epic surfski, V7, rotomoulded. It is actually meant for open seas, but will mostly be used in Bangalore where you can almost walk on some of the lakes!

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The long awaited XUV5oo AT is launched. Waiting for a Test Drive
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Folks, finally got first service done on my car on 25th Nov. Given the car was bought in march end I certainly took my sweet time to get to about 4700km. Got the service done at Sireesh Auto at Marathahalli in Bangalore. Service experience was avg but quality of service was good. They were able to fix the minor rattles and alignment issues that i had reported and delivered the car on same day.

I got a chance to take the car for a 300km day trip the next day after service the car performed well with 6 ppl on board. Engine feels little bit more refined and smoother now.
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Folks, finally got first service done on my car on 25th Nov. Given the car was bought in march end I certainly took my sweet time to get to about 4700km. Got the service done at Sireesh Auto at Marathahalli in Bangalore. Service experience was avg but quality of service was good. They were able to fix the minor rattles and alignment issues that i had reported and delivered the car on same day.

I got a chance to take the car for a 300km day trip the next day after service the car performed well with 6 ppl on board. Engine feels little bit more refined and smoother now.
I have had excellent experience with respect to service at India Garage Mahadevpura. They attended all the issues I mentioned, both staff and quality of service is great. I would recommend India Garage anyday.
Car indeed becomes really smooth after 1st service and even more so after 2nd.

Just returned from a Bangalore-Nagpur-Bangalore trip, covered 1100 kms in a day twice and it was so stress-less I felt I could do another 400 kms more at the end easily.
XUV took me to Nagpur and inside the Tadoba Tiger Reserve with equal ease and I'm so happy munching miles in it

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I have had excellent experience with respect to service at India Garage Mahadevpura. They attended all the issues I mentioned, both staff and quality of service is great. I would recommend India Garage anyday.
Car indeed becomes really smooth after 1st service and even more so after 2nd.

Just returned from a Bangalore-Nagpur-Bangalore trip, covered 1100 kms in a day twice and it was so stress-less I felt I could do another 400 kms more at the end easily.
XUV took me to Nagpur and inside the Tadoba Tiger Reserve with equal ease and I'm so happy munching miles in it
India Garage Mahadevapura is where I take my vehicle to as well. I bought my XUV from their new showroom right next to the service center. Early days but been very happy with the quality of service so far.

I would definitely recommend them to folks staying close by.

Good to know that your XUV is performing really well, Aniket. Keep it roaring!

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I have had excellent experience with respect to service at India Garage Mahadevpura. They attended all the issues I mentioned, both staff and quality of service is great. I would recommend India Garage anyday.
I guess everyone's experience is different. A thud sound in the brake was introduced after the 2nd service at IG Mahadevpura. The initial diagnosis was that it was coming from the right hand side, and the technician replaced the lower arm, telling me that I have damaged it by driving hard into a hole. The next day another (and senior) technician said that the sound was coming from the left side, and put back the old lower arm. Problem remained unresolved. Further tests by the 'cotec' and still no resolution. Finally, went to Sireesh at Marthahalli yesterday - the sound is not completely gone, but it is much better. No diagnosis though - they said they just tightened some nuts.

A common observation at IG and Sireesh - after the carwash, the windshield comes back worse than before. They do not use a clean cloth for wiping it, and I did not see any specific glass cleaner being used too.
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Any body here bought a new battery for their beast? If so, which one and at what cost? Thanks.

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Any body here bought a new battery for their beast? If so, which one and at what cost? Thanks.
I did. Used the same model as stock. Amaron. Don't recollect the cost. Please check batterybhai.com
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Any body here bought a new battery for their beast? If so, which one and at what cost? Thanks.
I also did purchase new battery. Amaron, cost's around Rs.5600 odd after exchange.
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I also did purchase new battery. Amaron, cost's around Rs.5600 odd after exchange.
Thanks for the info. Do you know weather its 85ah or 90ah battery? On batterybhai.com i see these two options but i dont know which AH one is it.

Also is batterybhai.com a reliable option?
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Thanks for the info. Do you know weather its 85ah or 90ah battery? On batterybhai.com i see these two options but i dont know which AH one is it.

Also is batterybhai.com a reliable option?
Stock is 85Amp
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Thanks sanjay. Finally got my battery changed from batterybhai. Cost 4900 and delivery in 3 hours.
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So finally we will have the XUV 5OO with the Auto transmission on roads soon.

http://www.mahindraxuv500.com/compar...?id=comp_model

Much awaited update, Dang one of my uncle was waiting for it but since there was no news that when will the auto version come he went ahead with Creta AT. And talking about myself whenever I change my current W8 it will be the W10 AT for me.

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Hello Forum members,
I have been a team bHP member for quite some time...however I had been a passive observer. I am now planning to book a Sunset Orange W4 model..After seeing niggles, minor irritants and other things being mentioned here..not sure whether to go ahead ..
Can any one advise me whether this would be a better choice than a Duster RXL ?
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Today, the 10th of December - I'm completing my first year of ownership with my XUV W8 FWD. Had bought the beast on the same day last year. And having completed 18,500 kms - including daily city drives and around 4-5 highway drives (each one covering ~1500 kms per trip) - I must say that I'm a very happy and satisfied owner !!

A lot of forum members have already covered the positives and negatives here. In a nutshell, I have till now not faced any major issues barring the occasional niggles/noise. With its relatively high seating position, ground clearance and great suspension - the beast gives superb driving pleasure, visibility and confidence - in highways as well as the pot-hole filled roads in our town.

The only irritants are
1. my infotainment system does not recognize some USBs, the dealer has agreed to replace the whole unit when I take her for the third service.
2. The clutch feels hard in city traffic. Will ask the A.S.S guys to take a look at that as well

Overall, it has been a positive experience so far and the beast has lived up to my expectations. It is not just the car or the driving dynamics that I look at - but the overall package - which of course includes engine performance, driving comfort, looks, mileage, features, interiors, comfort, easy availability of parts, service costs, service center experiences etc etc. No wonder, it still remains as one of the best selling SUVs.

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