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Old 1st December 2011, 21:47   #1126
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The GSM System might not be of that help . In my brother's car this used to send 20-25 SMS/ day and some times even more . My brother got frustrated and had it removed . It was frustrating to receive so much SMS at one go. If i am right , we had T COP installed .
Ranga - sorry to hear your plight. There are posts which mention that the GSM system can be tuned to minimize false alerts. The false alert is because of some fault installation / configuration.
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Hi all,
I got to see the XUV 500 in flesh yesterday and I got my hands on it. It was a w8 variant and it was my friend's car and he just got delivery couple of days. I drove the same for about 20 kms which included a very good patch and a very bad patch also.

Considering the looks and size of the vehicle I personally feel that the vehicle is very well proportioned. The ingress and egress is very easy and comfortable. The quality of the leather seats and the plastics is very well acceptable for the price we pay for it. The front and middle row seats are very comfortable and offer good support. The recline function of the middle row backrest is too good and will be really helpful on long drives and for resting. The front seats are not as large as the safaris but they offer very good support and hold u in place. I did not try the last row seats.

Coming to the drive part I found it as easy to drive a hatchback or a sedan. The driving position is reasonably high and you get a very good view of the road. The ride and handling was not so perfect but for SUV standards and when compared to Scropio and Fortuner felt better. I even felt that the ride quality was far better than my i20, this is purely my personal opinion and some one please clarify. I further want to know if someone can give a comparision of the ride and handling of the XUV with the Safari.

So overall the vehicle is the best u can buy in that price range and the quality, size, equippment, gadgets, space and convinience of high ground clearence makes it better than even sedans in the same price segment.
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Saw the XUV in Amazon-green colour for the first time today morning. The "green" is so deep that for quite some time, I was under the impression that it is black. Mahindras should seriously look at upgrading the XUV site to show more accurate colours. I did not find the Green on their site interesting, but on-road it is quite good. People who can not buy pure black because of religious and family reasons, can definitely look at this shade
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Both warranty and Registration are considered after the car is BILLED in the customers name, They have no connection to the manufacturing date of the vehicle.

You are right but the Manufacturing date is mentioned on the RC atleast in Delhi and it is the actual manufacturing date as provided by the Manufacturer on their invoice.
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Saw the XUV in Amazon-green colour for the first time today morning. The "green" is so deep that for quite some time, I was under the impression that it is black. Mahindras should seriously look at upgrading the XUV site to show more accurate colours. I did not find the Green on their site interesting, but on-road it is quite good. People who can not buy pure black because of religious and family reasons, can definitely look at this shade
Even the purple is so deep that it actually looks like brown from all angles!
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Here are some pictures of XUV vs Fortuner.
Maybe am biased, but think the XUV in white is looking very nice and sophisticated when compared to the T Fort. Holding its ground and own character
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Maybe am biased, but think the XUV in white is looking very nice and sophisticated when compared to the T Fort. Holding its ground and own character
Quite true! T-fort looks like a wrestler with more emphasis on size than defintion (tone). XUV on the other hand looks like a swimmer with strong shoulders and a lean toned body.
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Quite true! T-fort looks like a wrestler with more emphasis on size than defintion (tone). XUV on the other hand looks like a swimmer with strong shoulders and a lean toned body.
Women prefer both types, you know!

Anyway, best strategy: have the wrestler to protect you in the badlands and take out the swimmer for city dates :-)
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Quite true! T-fort looks like a wrestler with more emphasis on size than defintion (tone). XUV on the other hand looks like a swimmer with strong shoulders and a lean toned body.
Even i was a die hard fortuner fan because of its sheer bulk and way it drives. But XUV is not far behind some how it seems more practical and VFM as they say. Big price margin puts you in the spot. AWD seems to be a good balance as of the current pricing its 8-9lakhs cheaper than Fortuner

Fortuner is for the WORK HARD, Where XUV seems to be street smart

Choosing between these two is like MIND vs HEART
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Bookings open Jan but what about long delivery periods?

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Mahindra has announced that it will reopen the XUV 500 bookings only in January 2012. Bookings have been closed since oct 11th. SVP
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Yup, that's confirmed. Bookings will be reopening in January 2012. Mahindra is also looking at increasing production capacity over 2,000 units / month.
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So that's confirmed that booking will be reopening in Jan 2012 for Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai ? so question is how about others part of India? in my opinion they should open booking in others city too..
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Bookings reopening, thats good news!

Does anybody have an idea if the Mumbai and Pune prices are same or different? I can register at either places and am wondering if there is a difference.
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Congrats for your XUV.
As for the old version Ipod, i too have a old one and it connects to the HU, its just that i cant seem to find my podcast folder. Although i can see all of them in "songs" folder. So these podcast are there but not showing as a dedicated folder.
Ok So Im a real novice when it comes to these - the only I iknew was I-Ron
Any way, I thought that maybe I was connecting it thro the USB. So I went and got a jack that goes from the ear phone socket to the simillar socket in the car - It works, but on the infotainment show as as AUX input and not IPod. So what am I doing wrong? It does not work when connected from the the dock to the USB, gives me "Error reading Media"
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Ok So Im a real novice when it comes to these - the only I iknew was I-Ron
Any way, I thought that maybe I was connecting it thro the USB. So I went and got a jack that goes from the ear phone socket to the simillar socket in the car - It works, but on the infotainment show as as AUX input and not IPod. So what am I doing wrong? It does not work when connected from the the dock to the USB, gives me "Error reading Media"
The reason it says Aux cause you are actually using Aux mode only and not USB. Use the wire which you got with your Ipod, the one you use to upload songs to Ipod from you computer, that is the USB wire. It will get connected to USB slot provided in XUV and then only you will see all the info on the XUV screen.
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