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Old 29th February 2016, 23:24   #7681
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Spotted a XUV 500, Silver in color which had New Age XUV's headlamps! So indeed its possible to get the headlamp's swapped from the New age XUV to the old one.

I am 100% Sure it was the previous generation XUV with the New Age Headlamps, Could not click a picture since i was driving.
Ya I think that's a straight fit. I don't feel its worth until and unless there is a need to change both the headlights.

If I wanted a feature of new age Xuv in my old W6 then it would be the infotainment system of W8. If anyone has enquired about it or has done it, because when I enquired about it in ASC they said its not possible, but I feel it is possible.

If someone can throw some light over it.
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Old 5th March 2016, 14:49   #7682
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I did my test drive of the XUV 500 AT today morning and the ONLY thing glaringly deterring has been the seat covers which would get soiled and would be impossible to maintain.

Has anyone tried custom seat covers over the stock seats ? How is the seat cover commissioned with the SRS on the front seats ?

Is there anyone in Bangalore who can do the custom seat cover for such a setup ?
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Old 5th March 2016, 17:53   #7683
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I did my test drive of the XUV 500 AT today morning and the ONLY thing glaringly deterring has been the seat covers which would get soiled and would be impossible to maintain.

Yes its difficult to maintain, But usually cleaning it as soon as something drops cleans it off, Offcourse depends on what item has dropped, Though i would still rate the seat covers easier to maintain than the ones in my Jetta.

I would advice you to ignore putting any seat covers.
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Old 12th April 2016, 04:49   #7684
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For some reason, I'm getting extremely nervous typing my first query on Team BHP. Been living a vicarious existence for the past few months going through almost all the posts here more than once. After flitting around with XUV500, Pajero Sports (albeit used), Scross 1.6 and even a Baleno, I'm back to the XUV 500 and have shortlisted the XUV500 AWD. Yesterday when I visited the dealership they even told me that they have stock ready and once payments are done, it should be a matter of 5-7 days for me to get behind the wheels. They even threw in som nice sweeteners.
Well, after the initial euphoria of thanking stars and kissing ground routine over, I was getting mildly apprehensive whether the dealer is trying to 'pawn off' a rejected vehicle. Can anyone please throw some light here. Should I be wary here or its just the butterflies? Should I go ahead with the booking?
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For some reason, I'm getting extremely nervous typing my first query on Team BHP. Been living a vicarious existence for the past few months going through almost all the posts here more than once. After flitting around with XUV500, Pajero Sports (albeit used), Scross 1.6 and even a Baleno, I'm back to the XUV 500 and have shortlisted the XUV500 AWD. Yesterday when I visited the dealership they even told me that they have stock ready and once payments are done, it should be a matter of 5-7 days for me to get behind the wheels. They even threw in som nice sweeteners.
Well, after the initial euphoria of thanking stars and kissing ground routine over, I was getting mildly apprehensive whether the dealer is trying to 'pawn off' a rejected vehicle. Can anyone please throw some light here. Should I be wary here or its just the butterflies? Should I go ahead with the booking?
Xuv500 AWD is in very high demand at the moment, my friend has booked one on March 10th and still waiting to get the shipment information. Even though he was offered couple of alternate colours during this month's time, they were gone before he even confirmed.

My suggestion is to give your offered vehicle a pass as you do not know of the history, and do a fresh booking and wait, or get the VIN number decoded and know when it is being manufactured and do a thorough PDI before deciding whether to take it or not.
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Xuv500 AWD is in very high demand at the moment, my friend has booked one on March 10th and still waiting to get the shipment information. Even though he was offered couple of alternate colours during this month's time, they were gone before he even confirmed.
It is??? When I booked my AWD in Feb, one dealer in Bangalore kept dissuading me, saying that it will take a long time to deliver the vehicle, no one buys AWD etc. I booked through another dealer, and it took 4 weeks to get my vehicle, as it was made to order. FWDs were available within a week of booking.

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Thanks Rishi. Checked VIN. It is Mar 2016. Also the dealer version is they normally book a few cars esp due to year end, Gudi Padwa et al.
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One easy method I just found out.
There are these little stickers on the ORVM's that carry the vehicle's VIN number and exact date and time the mirrors were attached at the factory. This will approximate the day the car was built.
For eg. my XUV's date reads 3/12/2016. Probably m/dd/yyyy since it says 2016.
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One easy method I just found out.
There are these little stickers on the ORVM's that carry the vehicle's VIN number and exact date and time the mirrors were attached at the factory. This will approximate the day the car was built.
For eg. my XUV's date reads 3/12/2016. Probably m/dd/yyyy since it says 2016.
That's new info. Will take a look and confirm during PDI.
That also means I just took the 2.0 million plunge!
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This is the sticker I mean. It's on the RHS ORVM mount. Thinking about it now, it is more likely to be the factory PDI sticker.
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This is the sticker I mean. It's on the RHS ORVM mount. Thinking about it now, it is more likely to be the factory PDI sticker.
I'm told I will get a PDI on Friday. Will keep this in mind. Checked through the pics of the 'purple monster'. Looks really cool and this colour was in my consideration too. But they had a white AWD which I felt was not a bad compromise. Though my wife now hates my fetish fof white cars. (All my cars are/were white)

Hope you are enjoying the drive.
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^ pilliainp mentioned the easiest way to get manufacturing date for XUV. I too guess it's the factory check date. In my case month mentioned in that sticker and that in VIN was same.
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My W6 purchased in October 2015 has started showing signs of niggles already. The Infotainment system visual doesnot fill the entire screen and appx 1-1.5 inch from left is blank black. Also, the clock time is not getting reset even after multiple trials. It has mind of its own. Solution anyone?
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My W6 purchased in October 2015 has started showing signs of niggles already. The Infotainment system visual doesnot fill the entire screen and appx 1-1.5 inch from left is blank black. Also, the clock time is not getting reset even after multiple trials. It has mind of its own. Solution anyone?
If these are part of standard equipment dealer will replace/repair the same free of cost. Why don't you take it to the workshop and get the same corrected.
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Last Sunday was returning from Hyderabad to Bangalore, after 30 KM the check engine lamp came on and the max speed was 100/110 at 3000 RPM
The Turbo had stopped working. After another 300 KM after a 30 min stop where I had switched off the car, the warning lamp was off and pick up was normal. I had sent the car to ASC on Monday. They replaced the turbo under warranty. My car is of Nov 2013 and done 34560km.
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