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Old 23rd November 2011, 08:20   #991
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I have just PM you with Koncept VP and other senior people ID's.
Thanks buddy. I have received a response from VP Customer care and following up with him.
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Does it mean the newer lot is coming up with these changes , or you just got a better piece of equipment just by chance/ luck.
As I mentioned earlier in my post, KONCEPT Safdarjung was not aware of any changes whatsoever.
Hi Naveen,

Yes, newer vehicles are coming with improvements, which have been implemented during production post Oct-2011. The inital lot of vehicles produced in Sep, will not have these changes.
As the XUV is very new, Mahindra will probably continue making a lot of product improvements at least in the first 6 months, after which the product will become stable.
These changes are not informed to dealers and are visible only when a buyer compares vehicles from different months productions.
Only in case of a critical fault which affects running / safety do they do a product recall and update all previous supplied vehicles too (in case of gearbox oil, Engine ECU update, and W8 Entertainment system software update, they have already issued an advisory for buyers to get it updated asap)
All other changes are mostly ergonomic / aesthetic changes.

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Is there any tyre recommendations?
Should one go for a upgrade.
And is Jk elanzo better or the Bridgestone (both of them OEM's)?
Please reply asap @ all the tyre gurus (hehe)
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Is there any tyre recommendations?
Should one go for a upgrade.
And is Jk elanzo better or the Bridgestone (both of them OEM's)?
Please reply asap @ all the tyre gurus (hehe)
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IMO, no need of upgrade is required for XUV. It comes with 17" which is perfect.

Bridgestone is better than JKs
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Went to the stockyard to do the PDI of my car. Here are my observations:

1) Lots of dirt in the car
2) Barefoot marks on the seats
3) Car had run for 60 kms - Little too much for my comfort
4) Fine scratches on the console.

Point 1&2 can be overlooked because the car was unloaded from the trailer just yesterday and the guys hadn't finished cleaning the car when I got there. I was promised that the car will be spic and span by the time of delivery, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

As for the distance the car has done, I'll leave it for the experts here to decide. I'm told 60 kms is not so bad, but still it seems a bit too much.

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Went to the stockyard to do the PDI of my car. Here are my observations:
As for the distance the car has done, I'll leave it for the experts here to decide. I'm told 60 kms is not so bad, but still it seems a bit too much.
What is the dealer's answer for the 60 kms ? Did you check other vehicles also ? did they too have 60 kms on the odo ?
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IMO, no need of upgrade is required for XUV. It comes with 17" which is perfect.

Bridgestone is better than JKs
Though IMHO, both may be just same in the case of XUV as in the initial review by manson and GTO, their XUV had Bridgestones which squeaked a bot too much. Guess W6 comes with a standard fitment of JK and W8 with Bridgestones.

Not much of a choice there, they come as stock fitments basis the model chosen or so I think!
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Though IMHO, both may be just same in the case of XUV as in the initial review by manson and GTO, their XUV had Bridgestones which squeaked a bot too much. Guess W6 comes with a standard fitment of JK and W8 with Bridgestones.

Not much of a choice there, they come as stock fitments basis the model chosen or so I think!
I have a W6 which came with Bridgestones as stock. I think the choice of tyres has more to do with the lot your vehicle is manufactured with, than the variant you are taking.

Mine is a October month mfg., decoded this from the VIN with help from 'VIN Expert' Wildon here in Team-bhp.
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What is the dealer's answer for the 60 kms ? Did you check other vehicles also ? did they too have 60 kms on the odo ?
He mentioned something about testing at the plant, and that all vehicles have around 40-60 kms on the ODO when they get it.

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I have a W6 which came with Bridgestones as stock. I think the choice of tyres has more to do with the lot your vehicle is manufactured with, than the variant you are taking.

Mine is a October month mfg., decoded this from the VIN with help from 'VIN Expert' Wildon here in Team-bhp.
My W8 is shod with Bridgestones, and is November manufactured. Fresh (relatively) from the factory
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Went to the stockyard to do the PDI of my car. Here are my observations:

1) Lots of dirt in the car
2) Barefoot marks on the seats
3) Car had run for 60 kms - Little too much for my comfort
4) Fine scratches on the console.
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Which dealer is this ? Seems like I will also land up in the same situation. But one of the reviews it did mention that each XUV is tested for 50kms for any problems.Maybe we have check this with other fellow BHPians who have taken the delivery.

What did the dealer have to say about the scratches and footmarks, maybe the car was open during transport?
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Went to the stockyard to do the PDI of my car. Here are my observations:

1) Lots of dirt in the car
2) Barefoot marks on the seats
3) Car had run for 60 kms - Little too much for my comfort
4) Fine scratches on the console.

Point 1&2 can be overlooked because the car was unloaded from the trailer just yesterday and the guys hadn't finished cleaning the car when I got there. I was promised that the car will be spic and span by the time of delivery, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

As for the distance the car has done, I'll leave it for the experts here to decide. I'm told 60 kms is not so bad, but still it seems a bit too much.

Some pics attached.
60 on ODO is pretty decent IMHO. Mine was delivered with 102 kms. I have read through other threads and feel most get delivered at 100 odd kms.

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Is there any tyre recommendations?
Should one go for a upgrade.
And is Jk elanzo better or the Bridgestone (both of them OEM's)?
Please reply asap @ all the tyre gurus (hehe)
Thank You.
As for OEM, you have no choice, Its a random tyre that you get. I got JK with my W6 though i wanted BS.
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He mentioned something about testing at the plant, and that all vehicles have around 40-60 kms on the ODO when they get it.



My W8 is shod with Bridgestones, and is November manufactured. Fresh (relatively) from the factory
About the factory testing, I read that on a couple of magazines too, but it would be crazy if they do if for all the vehicles being dispatched.

BTW my odo reading was 124 Kms when I checked the vehicle before it was registered. So you are better off than me.

That's good to know, November mfg. is good.
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He mentioned something about testing at the plant, and that all vehicles have around 40-60 kms on the ODO when they get it.
Well, i would suggest you to double check with other XUVs in the stock yard of the dealer. Never take dealer's word for granted.
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Mine is a October month mfg., decoded this from the VIN with help from 'VIN Expert' Wildon here in Team-bhp.
Can you put the same here so that all XUV owners can benefit from that please.I am getting the delivery tomorrow hence want to know how to decode it.
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Can you put the same here so that all XUV owners can benefit from that please.I am getting the delivery tomorrow hence want to know how to decode it.
Wildon had done the decoding for me, but I too could find the same info from Google:

"Typical MAHINDRA (M&M) Car VIN has 17 Characters starting with MAI in which 10th and 12th characters represents YEAR and MONTH respectively.

if your 10th VIN Character is A then it represents Year 2010
If your 12th VIN Character is G then it represents Month JULY

So for year :
7 - 2007
8 - 2008
9 - 2009
A - 2010
B - 2011
C - 2012
D - 2014

Rest of the MONTH Codes are follows

A= JAN
B= FEB
C= MAR
D= APR
E= MAY
F= JUNE
G= JULY
H= AUG
J= SEP
K= OCT
L= NOV
M= DEC

Last 5 Digits is serial no.

First 2 is Country code. Generally for India I have seen as MA."

Source: http://mahindralogan.forumotion.com/...nos-chasis-nos
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