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Old 29th January 2018, 19:10   #2086
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I am in the market for a no-nonsense SUV replacing my 2011 Ford Endeavour AT. Wanted to go small and checked out the new Ecosport Titanium+. Disappointed due to the overall compactness.

Came across, today, a very well maintained 2015 model XUV 5OO W10 FWD in white with just 29000km on ODO. The asking price has come down from Rs.15.4L to 14.3L as of now. I was thinking of booking a Safari Storme VX 4x2 400 for Rs.16L.Now I am confused.

Please help out as to which one makes more sense here ? I am going to keep the vehicle for few years and hence reliability is the at the top of the priority list.

For XUV, he says, it has a warranty of 5 years/ 100000km. Does Mahindra offer 5 years warranty for XUV ?

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Hello folks,
I am in the market for a no-nonsense SUV replacing my 2011 Ford Endeavour AT. Wanted to go small and checked out the new Ecosport Titanium+. Disappointed due to the overall compactness.

Came across, today, a very well maintained 2015 model XUV 5OO W10 FWD in white with just 29000km on ODO. The asking price has come down from Rs.15.4L to 14.3L as of now. I was thinking of booking a Safari Storme VX 4x2 400 for Rs.16L.Now I am confused.

Please help out as to which one makes more sense here ? I am going to keep the vehicle for few years and hence reliability is the at the top of the priority list.

For XUV, he says, it has a warranty of 5 years/ 100000km. Does Mahindra offer 5 years warranty for XUV ?
Both cars are different in this regard. They are SUVs and priced very or shall I say dangerously close to each other, but they have different purposes.

The Safari Storme is now a dated offering. It's just the old Safari with a new body shell and doesn't really justify the premium in today's age. Only go for it if you want the Macho looks and the commanding driving position. When it comes to reliability, niggles are a part and parcel of the Safari experience. Not major ones, but minor mechanical and electrical issues are a given in most Safaris. There is no guarantee that Tata won't kill the Storme.

When it comes to the XUV, it has killed the Safari off and is much more VFM as compared to the Storme which banks on aspirational value more than anything else. It had its share of issues before, especially with regards to electronics, but Mahindra has been quick in taking feedback and sorting them out. Most of the niggles seem to have been ironed out. (Current XUV owners are free to comment on this aspect). Squeaks and rattles are a part and parcel though. Can't really help it although they have come a long way in this regard too.

I would pick the XUV if I were you. The 2.2 M hawk is also a proven workhorse (not that the Varicor isn't).

The XUV can have a warranty for 5 years if the owner has opted for extended warranty.

All the best with the buying decision and do keep us posted.

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Vishy

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For XUV, he says, it has a warranty of 5 years/ 100000km. Does Mahindra offer 5 years warranty for XUV ?
My personal choice would be XUV.

W10 comes with ESP & airbags, plus you get few fancy features - sunroof, push start etc.

Mahindra offers a 5 yr / 1 lakh km additional warranty for XUV.
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Came across, today, a very well maintained 2015 model XUV 5OO W10 FWD in white with just 29000km on ODO. The asking price has come down from Rs.15.4L to 14.3L as of now. I was thinking of booking a Safari Storme VX 4x2 400 for Rs.16L.Now I am confused.

Please help out as to which one makes more sense here ?
Hi

This is what I'll do, take it as a suggestion.
1. Take a test drive of the XUV500 and the V400.
2. During the TD (not while driving) play around with all the gizmos on both SUVs, to get a good feel of everything.
3. Go back home, think of what you liked in each vehicle and which of those are important to you.
4. Make the decision.

My suggestion - 29k on a diesel SUV isn't a small mileage, the vehicle will feel used even if it's maintained well. If based on TD you like the XUV, go for the variant that fits your budget. Though I'd be a surprised if anyone likes the XUVs drive over the V400.

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Hello folks,
I am in the market for a no-nonsense SUV replacing my 2011 Ford Endeavour AT. Wanted to go small and checked out the new Ecosport Titanium+. Disappointed due to the overall compactness.
Go and have a TD of the new Scorpio and let me know your experience.

We sold off our workhorse, the VLX at 1.39L kms and have traded in for a S11 4X2 and the SUV has to be driven to be believed. I particularly like the suspension and its cruising ability because of 6th gear.

^ The S10 4WD stays
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Saw an XUV 500 clicked on display at Auto Expo in the Auto Expo thread. Any idea if there is some change in the one displayed from the currently available showroom version ? Am looking at buying a top end AT version
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Saw an XUV 500 clicked on display at Auto Expo in the Auto Expo thread.
Though many of us were expecting XUV with 170 BHP tune to be announced at Auto Expo, the same has not happened yet. So, the one in pic is the same as that's currently available in showroom.
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