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Old 24th September 2017, 14:43   #1816
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If you need more speed, then get a RD box. I drove Captain Rex's TUV yesterday which has a RD box and it sure can get a move on even at 2800 RPM. My car takes a while to get from 100-120 and after that it take even longer to touch higher speeds but Captain's black beast was a lot more eager to get a move on even at 3K RPM...
Spot on Procrj, I got a chance to try Captain's TUV this morning near Mahabalipuram during Chennai TUV group meet. The vehicle just keeps pulling even around 120kmph, hope Mahindra tunes the engine this way atleast in the next iteration of TUV and probably add a 6th gear.
Below is a pic from the meet. There were seven TUVs in the meet and it was fun. Captain's TUV is third from right and mine is second from left.
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Not sure if any one of you have seen this new commercial of TUV-3OO. The tag line is "Luxury. All revved up!". I am perplexed as to why M&M is positioning the TUV as Luxurious SUV . Barring the last portion of the ad, where it climbs the stair case, it looks to be too far fetched from its DNA of rugged, tough, go-anywhere kind of car. Your views please



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Spot on Procrj, I got a chance to try Captain's TUV this morning near Mahabalipuram during Chennai TUV group meet. The vehicle just keeps pulling even around 120kmph, hope Mahindra tunes the engine this way atleast in the next iteration of TUV and probably add a 6th gear.
Below is a pic from the meet. There were seven TUVs in the meet and it was fun. Captain's TUV is third from right and mine is second from left.
Nice pic there sathyasuri, thanks for sharing. Wish we can have the Pune TUV owners meet very soon like you Chennaians and Bangaloreans

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Wish we can have the Pune TUV owners meet very soon like you Chennaians and Bangaloreans
There was a Mumbai meet yesterday Deepak. Maybe the next time you can convince the Mumbai folks to meet you halfway Do ping me your mobile number if you want to be added to the TUV watsapp group.
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Barring the last portion of the ad, where it climbs the stair case, it looks to be too far fetched from its DNA of rugged, tough, go-anywhere kind of car. Your views please
I guess because luxury is what sells in the market these days. The typical urban customer is more inclined towards comfort than rugged go-anywhere car. From Mahindra stable, that place is well taken by Bolero and to some extent Scorpio. How many actually take their vehicles in slush or bad roads or want to explore the unexplored. The numbers are small. Most want to travel in comfort in a dependable vehicle. Maruti's sales numbers prove that over and over again, not that their vehicles are anywhere close to luxury . Afterall, Mahindra is a business and they would place their products in a category that sells!

My 2 cents!

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Got the first free service (3000 km) done today. Apart from the initial issues which I got fixed within the first one month of ownership, I haven't had any issues at all. The total bill was Rs 2300/-. The ownership review is in progress. I wanted to complete the first service before writing the ownership thread. 3000 km is a decent number of Kms to make an opinion about a vehicle.

The car has been a good companion and more and less a peace of mind. Fill diesel, start and go.
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Came across this video, TUV appears to be totally comfortable
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Hi All,

It has been 04 months now with the TUV 300 - T6+. I have driven it for nearly 5000 kms. I give below my observations -

1) The coolant level did drop in the first week from maximum to minimum on three counts. After checking for any visible leakage, I topped up almost 2 litres of coolant. The coolant level has remained steady at maximum level eversince.

2) The Wheel Spin issue is very much prominent and gets worse on inclines or slippery roads. This problem needs to be addressed immediately. I will have to escalate the matter with M&M and MASC requesting them for the MLD Upgrade. Would appreciate Post-MLD Upgrade feedback from TUV Owners.

3) The fuel efficiency is nothing to speak about in the normal mode. It does go upto 12 kmpl in the Eco Mode, but the vehicle becomes dead in the Eco Mode. My foot starts paining while pressing the accelerator.

4) There is noise from door pads which I plan to get sorted out in the 2nd Service.

5) Sometimes the engine refuses to start in Eco Mode. It rattles a lot when it starts at that time.

6) The Speed of the AC Blower reduces or increases automatically. Don't know if M&M has provided Speed Sensing Air Conditioning, something on the lines of Speed Sensing Door Locks.

7) The seat cushioning is very basic. Need to select good seat covers with proper support.

8) The Audion System is again nothing great to mention. It is very basic. The voice quality deteriorates as high volumes. The speakers are not good.

9) I have changed the headlights bulbs from OE to Philips Extreme Vision. The difference in the night visibility is impressive.

The above are my observations.

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