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Old 15th November 2016, 19:37   #406
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So, if the XUV gives me 11-12 in city and 13-14 on highways, I would be more than happy. But if it is on the lower side i.e. 8-9 in city and 10-11 on highways - then I would be concerned a bit.
In peak Bangalore traffic (Whitefield-KR Puram-Byappanhalli-Indiranagar) I only get 8.5kmpl. On highways, have seen about 13.5 to 14 kmpl on average. Exclusively driving on the highways, without any city traffic would help you achieve 15 kmpl at max. Hope this helps.
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Lol. Thank You so much for that instant suggestion. Even I might end up with the same as I can't stand with envy seeing other XUV W10s on road. Rather I would spend money, have all the features and not use them.
Your are most welcome. That would be a wise decision

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Regarding the XUV, I have some little concerns. It would be great if you can help me clarify them from an owner perspective.
1. How is the FE for your vehicle? I have read many owners posting from 9-15kmpl for an automatic. Hence a little concerned about mileage, especially when selling the Fluidic Verna which gives 22kmpl on highways
In the most terrible traffic conditions in Bangalore that includes just standing in signals for about 20-25 mins a day along with mostly bumper to bumper traffic for about 1.5 hrs, I get slightly less than 8. This FE was within the first 500 kms of driving and 100% AC (non ECON mode). I am pretty sure that I will end up with 10-11 in City over the long run which is absolutely fine with me. Highways, I got around 11-12 with 6 people and luggage including hill climb and desent and 100% AC. Again this is below 1000 kms of usage, so I think it should settle somewhere around 14

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2. Are there any rattles or niggles you are currently experiencing in your vehicle? If so, are they serious ones?
Nothing serious. The automatic gear has a small chrome lining all around which seems a bit loose. Otherwise the machine is working beautifully, none of the niggles which the earlier users reported.

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3. How is the spare parts and maintenance cost of the vehicle? (Compared to Hyunda...may be?)
No idea. Just joining the club, but having read through the forums it seems relatively cheaper to maintain

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4. Is the vertical movement of the suspension on highways too high to the extent of causing inconvenience & fatigue to the rear seat passengers? We have a lot of undulations on our roads & highways and 50% of my travel will be on highways. Hence that concern.
The third row passengers do feel it, not to alarming levels but they did report it. The first and second rows are absolutely comfortable. If the roads are very uneven then there is some bounciness. My suggestion is to either take a long test drive or rent a car and try it out on your regular stretches just to be sure before spending 20 lakh rupees.

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Any other tips or suggestions in buying the vehicle are welcome. Thanks.
Get zero depreciation insurance and transfer NCB if applicable. The side steps accessory look very good. The under body anti-rust coating is recommended. Don't opt for the entertainment system behind headrests, I checked and found that they don't match the original seat leather and they become flimsy making it a safety concern. Otherwise push for max discounts... Enjoy the experience
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I have the NCR 2.0 version, I'm getting 13kmpl in the city and 16 on the highway runs. In the city it is sedate driving, 50% bumper to bumper traffic, 50% reasonably open road. The FE figures is as displayed in the car MID. I'm yet to do a tankful to tankful method calculation.
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Now the confusion is between W6 AT and W10 AT. The W6 AT feels very much VFM as we initially wanted to go for a Creta AT and this W6 AT comes almost at the same price with much more features. However, for the additional airbags and all the bells and whistles, I need to spend almost an additional 3.5-4 lacs. Budget is not much of a problem though.
There is a W8 AT inbetween too. It costs a bit more than the Creta, but way less than the W10, has 6 Airbags, and almost all the more than necessary features.

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There is a W8 AT inbetween too. It costs a bit more than the Creta, but way less than the W10, has 6 Airbags, and almost all the more than necessary features.

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Hi sir. Here in hyderabad, the prices of 3 variants are:

Creta AT - 17.6 lakhs on road

W6 AT - around 17.5 lakh on road
W8 AT - 20 lakh on road
W10 AT - 20.8 lakh on road

There is hardly 80k difference between W8 and W10 prices. So, if I'm spending 20 lakhs and going for W8, I don't mind spending another 80k and making it a complete package by opting W10.

I saw buying a W6 AT variant for the Creta price as VFM. Hence, I didn't consider W8 as a choice sir. Either I wanted to spend 21 lakhs and take a top end model, or save 3.5 lakhs, take W6 and feel that I got a better car than Creta at that price
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