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Old 17th November 2011, 10:18   #916
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"sun roof" - is there a practical use, except a bit of good looking feature ?
I told him the exact same thing - i told him a usable third row is more important than a sunroof.

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Another in demand feature is Auto transmission - words of SA here in Bangalore and the feedback i gave him.
Good to know that. An XUV with A/T for 15 lakhs on road (2WD) would be great.

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If the price is kept the same the existing customers may feel cheated, but if the price goes up with the refresh, then the owners feel happy that they saved some money, also get the satisfaction of being one of the firsts to own it.
But refresh in 3 months indicates that not enough validation was done before the launch.
That could be the reason they stopped booking after a very short time.
Price is definitely going to go up.

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I have a question. If all XUV owners are assigned personnel RM, does that mean that you will have to stick to the same dealer from whom you bought the car and cannot go for servicing to other dealers?
Reason for asking is that i am having a real bad experince with my current dealer . So if i am assigned a RM from them, then would i be stuck with them forever
I dont think so. I think the RM is Mahindra's employee & not the dealership's.
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If the price is kept the same the existing customers may feel cheated, but if the price goes up with the refresh, then the owners feel happy that they saved some money, also get the satisfaction of being one of the firsts to own it.
But refresh in 3 months indicates that not enough validation was done before the launch.
That could be the reason they stopped booking after a very short time.
With the Scorpio the price actually came down with the refreshed model (Mighty Muscular)
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Is there any connection between the alloys and tyretronics?
Ie: Would tyretronics still work if alloys are swapped with
1) optional xuv wheel (sporty speed alloy)
2) aftermarket alloy
Yes there are RFID sensors that need to be swapped along else TPMS wont work or will show an error

Replacement of these sensors have to be done carefully.
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Old 17th November 2011, 22:15   #919
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I have a question. If all XUV owners are assigned personnel RM, does that mean that you will have to stick to the same dealer from whom you bought the car and cannot go for servicing to other dealers?
Reason for asking is that i am having a real bad experince with my current dealer . So if i am assigned a RM from them, then would i be stuck with them forever
No, You can choose any dealership you like to get your car serviced and RM of the new dealership will handle you, Once you are frequent with the new dealership your RM can be re-assigned. You can also ask the current RM to get you introduced to any RM in any dealership as all RM's are already in sync with each other

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Has anybody faced an issue with Reverse Sensors not working in W6/W8? Does anything need to be done to get it working?

My friend's W6 XUV's Reverse Sensors are not working since day 1. It is going to be checked with the dealer workshop as soon as we get time. In most probability this could be a reverse gear connectivity issue/loose cable etc with the Reserve Sensors system. But it will be good to know if anybody knows any tweaks about getting it working immediately.
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Yes there are RFID sensors that need to be swapped along else TPMS wont work or will show an error

Replacement of these sensors have to be done carefully.
I checked @ Kocept Automobiles NOIDA and both their Sales Guy and the people at the accessories desk were willing to give in writing that Tyretronics wouldnt work if the stock alloys of W8 are changed.

Plus, there is no adjustment or money back against trading in your stock alloys so that money goes waste in a blink.
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A friend of Rehaan's went to the Mahindra showroom on Marine drive for a XUV test-drive. They told him the wait-list for the test-drive was 3,000 people
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I checked @ Kocept Automobiles NOIDA and both their Sales Guy and the people at the accessories desk were willing to give in writing that Tyretronics wouldnt work if the stock alloys of W8 are changed.

Plus, there is no adjustment or money back against trading in your stock alloys so that money goes waste in a blink.
I guess the TPMS system has been caried over from the Scorpio, and if the tyres are changed it does not work.
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A friend of Rehaan's went to the Mahindra showroom on Marine drive for a XUV test-drive. They told him the wait-list for the test-drive was 3,000 people


Ask him to visit Global Gallarie in Thane. They had 4 TD cars out of which one was in repairs (accidental), 2 were idle & I was driving one.

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I have a question. If all XUV owners are assigned personnel RM, does that mean that you will have to stick to the same dealer from whom you bought the car and cannot go for servicing to other dealers?
Reason for asking is that i am having a real bad experince with my current dealer . So if i am assigned a RM from them, then would i be stuck with them forever

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I dont think so. I think the RM is Mahindra's employee & not the dealership's.
I spoke to my RM to confirm. They are from Mahindra. Each RM has been told to handle 50 customers. They will be based out of the dealer service stations.

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Has anybody faced an issue with Reverse Sensors not working in W6/W8? Does anything need to be done to get it working?

My friend's W6 XUV's Reverse Sensors are not working since day 1. It is going to be checked with the dealer workshop as soon as we get time. In most probability this could be a reverse gear connectivity issue/loose cable etc with the Reserve Sensors system. But it will be good to know if anybody knows any tweaks about getting it working immediately.
Working fine in my Mamba. No issues spotted. Ask him to contact the RM asap.
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A friend of Rehaan's went to the Mahindra showroom on Marine drive for a XUV test-drive. They told him the wait-list for the test-drive was 3,000 people
This is hilarious. In Delhi/ NOIDA, I see many cars on the roads which are essentially TD ones, I wonder how could the queue get to 3000 people for a TD, guess the salesman just plain didnt like Rehaan's friend's looks!

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I saw a XUV with camera fitted in Chennai. It exactly not center as there is a bump design in the rear bumper. please note the RED Dot where the camera is fitted.

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I would be needing the reverse camera so desperately for the XUV, with the headrest on for middle row, the visibility is near nil. I am new at driving SUV/MUV and wouldnt risk safe reverse parking at any cost. So strange that mahindra doesnt have an OEM product for the XUV.

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Saw the following posted on the XUV Facebook page by someone who had been to the service center to replace fog lamps and LED's

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Whats transmission oil? Sorry if I'm the only one to whom it sounds greek.
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I would be needing the reverse camera so desperately for the XUV, with the headrest on for middle row, the visibility is near nil. I am new at driving SUV/MUV and wouldnt risk safe reverse parking at any cost. So strange that mahindra doesnt have an OEM product for the XUV.

I removed the head rest of the mid seat of the mid row. Visibility is much better. Sensors are really good. And for me, I was always a mirror dependent guy for my reverse, even in my indigo. I look at the sensors only when they beep. They are effective, and i dont miss a camera .
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I spoke to my RM to confirm. They are from Mahindra. Each RM has been told to handle 50 customers. They will be based out of the dealer service stations.
So does that mean the RM which is assigned to me, will remain same if i go to another dealer for servicing? Or he would have to assign someone else from other dealer as told by Noidaboy.
I dont want to be stuck with Koncept auto from whom i am taking my car, they are pathetic to say the least. I would want to go to some other dealer for everything starting from day one, hence the question. Mannubhai, could you please confirm this from your RM please?

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So does that mean the RM which is assigned to me, will remain same if i go to another dealer for servicing? Or he would have to assign someone else from other dealer as told by Noidaboy.
I dont want to be stuck with Koncept auto from whom i am taking my car, they are pathetic to say the least. I would want to go to some other dealer for everything starting from day one, hence the question. Mannubhai, could you please confirm this from your RM please?
No one will refuse to provide you service, Take my word if you dont like the service station you can change it.
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Software upgrades for the Infotainment System for W8 model have been released. You need to visit the workshop to get these updated.
How does one reach this screen to check the current versions?
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