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Old 19th September 2016, 15:17   #1681
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Our XUV is almost a year old now so decided to give her some new bells and whistles. Took her to the Mahindra Showroom yesterday to get some essential accessories installed.
Met the accessories manager along with our sales agent and struck a decent deal compared to the outside market plus with Mahindra warranty atleast you have piece of mind.

Got the fog lamps installed without the (imho) garish chrome surrounding. The front looks much better now.

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A much needed thing was parking assistance so got both the rear camera and sensors installed. The camera feeds an external screen fitted on the rear view mirror and the sensors give the warnings through a separate speaker inside the car.

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The installation process was smooth and took around an hour for the work to get over.
They offered to take the car to their nearest service center to get the fog lamps activated but since its near our place i went their personally. The technical guy connected his laptop and the work was done within minutes.

Total damage - 10k for all three products.

Will try to post a review after a few days of usage. Cheers

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Btw - how did it go for you after this? did you manage to sort out the stuff or escalate to M&M?

Secondly, am i accurate in notiing that the blue sense app on android doesnt report the PSI if its marked 'low'? i mean i would like to know how low it is...but it doesnt show
Hi Piyush, thank you for your detailed feedback on the potential causes for the niggles I am facing. I have an appointment on coming Saturday, so this is useful. On predictable lines, as the day approaches near, the XUV is now not showing any signs of these niggles . I have been allotted the same service advisor as last time- I think it would be better to go with him only as he should be aware of what was done previously.

Regarding Bluetooth app, my SA has confirmed that the app is not very accurate in showing the tire pressure. He says that as long as infotainment shows "ok", that is fine.
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Old 19th September 2016, 19:50   #1683
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Guys a quick question.

Is there a way you can reset service reminder on your own? I got my XUV serviced from outside since its almost 5 years now and would be out of warranty, however people there were not able to connect their device (even though they do service for high end cars like BMW/Merc etc)
So any quick Juggard?
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Guys a quick question.

Is there a way you can reset service reminder on your own? I got my XUV serviced from outside since its almost 5 years now and would be out of warranty, however people there were not able to connect their device (even though they do service for high end cars like BMW/Merc etc)
So any quick Juggard?
No quick juggard. They have to actually hook up their computer and click on the button that says "service done" to remove it. It gives a write command to the vehicle. Which would be difficult without the software mahindra uses. Just go to the service center they will do it, takes a few minutes only.

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I have tried those F8 series of Auto furnish.
Installed them 10 day ago.
Bought from Amazon for 799/-
working fine .Far better than OEM.
Installation was effortless . No extra fitments were used.
I am planning to buy F8 series wipers for my Fortuner. Could you please let me know the current feedback after using for last few months.

I had purchased Bosch from Amazon (around 400 INR), it was good for first few weeks, but started laving rubber marks in a month and needs replacement now.
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I am planning to buy F8 series wipers now.
No they are not good(f8 series from Autofurnish). Good only for a week or so.

Bosch frame less ones i understand is best option one can have for Xuv.

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No they are not good(f8 series from Autofurnish). Good only for a week or so.

Bosch frame less ones i understand is best option one can have for Xuv as i understand.
Thanks Madhu, my experience with Bosch was also bad, let me check if there is a frameless option available for Fortuner
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Guys,

I currently own a SWIFT VXI ( 2012 Model, 25,000 KM's done ) & all set to upgrade to a SUV

After lot of research, I have shortlisted 2 vehicles finally ---> Duster 85 BHP RXZ ( Top end ) & XUV 500 W4 ( Base variant )

Factors taken while shortlisting:

1. Must be a SUV with Diesel Engine
2. Must have basic safety features ( Dual Airbags, ABS+EBD )
3. Family of 3. So 5 seater is fine.
4. Mostly city usage. Highway drive only for trips with family/friends ( Once in 2-3 months )
5. Max strech budget 14L - 15L

Here are the pros & cons based on my research.

XUV W4:

Pros:

1. Real SUV with a great road presence & premium interiors
2. Mahindra A.S.S is better compare to Renault
3. Good Resale value compare to Dusty

Cons:

1. Ride quality and handling in city is not great compare to Dusty
2. Missing Electronics/gizmos in W4 variant ( That's fine, I am not a big fan of gizmos )

Duster 85 BHP RXZ:

Pros:

1. Excellent Diesel engine with very good mileage
2. Great driving comfort in city with best ride quality and handling

Cons:

1. Not a best seller --- Duster sales are down even with facelift/discounts
2. Just one dealer ( Trident ) for entire Bangalore --- A.S.S is poor compare to Mahindra
3. Low Resale value compare to XUV
4. Poor Interiors compare to direct competition ( Creta )

Experts, please share your feedback.

Thanks in advance!
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After lot of research, I have shortlisted 2 vehicles finally ---> Duster 85 BHP RXZ ( Top end ) & XUV 500 W4 ( Base variant )
It is top end always be it any car.

Also comparing the Duster RxZ to XUV W4, I'll go with Duster, because of it's ride quality, Reliability, features compared to W4 of XUV and for its VFM nature. Also for your family of 3, XUV isn't the right choice IMO.

W4 variant is too basic to own in my eyes.
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Experts, please share your feedback.

Thanks in advance!
If you are "the practical guy" looking for a car that looks like an SUV with a car like mileage but with larger space, you buy the Duster

If you are "the enthusiast" wanting a powerful vehicle which is an SUV and you plan to do many outstation trips, where you need a lot more space and comfort, you buy the XUV.
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It is top end always be it any car.

Also comparing the Duster RxZ to XUV W4, I'll go with Duster, because of it's ride quality, Reliability, features compared to W4 of XUV and for its VFM nature. Also for your family of 3, XUV isn't the right choice IMO.

W4 variant is too basic to own in my eyes.
Thanks Anurag. You are right. Duster RXZ does seems to be VFM now considering Renault is giving some good discounts now. After all discounts, it's coming to around 14L OTR Bangalore.
XUV has been known for it's electronics/gizmos ( Specially W8 & W10 ). W6 is also descent. But as you said, W4 is too basic for a vehicle that costs about 15L OTR Bangalore.

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If you are "the practical guy" looking for a car that looks like an SUV with a car like mileage but with larger space, you buy the Duster

If you are "the enthusiast" wanting a powerful vehicle which is an SUV and you plan to do many outstation trips, where you need a lot more space and comfort, you buy the XUV.
You got it right. I need a vehicle that looks like an SUV but drives like a car.
Currently my usage is mostly inside city & occasionally on highways.
So I will stick to Dusty for this upgrade & keep XUV for my next upgrade.

This is the upgrade path I am looking at currently

SWIFT ---> Duster ---> XUV ---> Fortuner

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Guys,

I currently own a SWIFT VXI ( 2012 Model, 25,000 KM's done ) & all set to upgrade to a SUV
IMO, unless you have the great urge to drive off to those far places, SUVs may not be your need. There are great sedans available at your budget. For the city rides and class sedan would do!
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Got the fog lamps installed without the (imho) garish chrome surrounding. The front looks much better now.
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Total damage - 10k for all three products.

Will try to post a review after a few days of usage. Cheers
How much did you paid for the genuine accessory fog lamps?
What is your view after experiencing them in night on your known roads (on earlier drives with standard lights without fogs)?
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How much did you paid for the genuine accessory fog lamps?
What is your view after experiencing them in night on your known roads (on earlier drives with standard lights without fogs)?
The fog lamps cost Rs. 977 each. The chrome bezels cost Rs. 522 each. Labour for fitting will be charged at Rs. 1800.
In total the complete job will cost you a little less than Rs. 5500, inclusive of service taxes.
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The fog lamps cost Rs. 977 each. The chrome bezels cost Rs. 522 each. Labour for fitting will be charged at Rs. 1800.
In total the complete job will cost you a little less than Rs. 5500, inclusive of service taxes.
For fog lamps costing around 1900Rs, the labour of 1800Rs seems too high. Can you kindly reconfirm?
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