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Old 2nd August 2012, 15:41   #121
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Really awesome pics and your grin says it all! Congrats on the ride and wishing you many happy safe miles! (Noted that you call the XUV "him" - nice!)

So, here comes the next question after "kitna dethi hai" - how do you like the boot space? With seven people onboard, atleast can we fit a few pieces of luggage in there? Or is it strictly just a 5 seater if we need to carry luggage?
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^^ The mileage has been around 10 in city and about 13-14 in highways.. And with 7 seats up.. you cannot have any luggage. Hardly, even a laptop bag will fit in that space. If you need to carry some luggage, you have to fold down atleast one seat in 3rd row essentially making it a six seater..If you have loads of luggage, then it will be a very comfortable 5 seater. Remember, the middle row is awesome and is like a football field with loads and loads of space..

So what I do is.. if I need to carry some luggage and at the same time move 7 people.. I put the luggage in front of the second row passengers. Even with luggage there is decent amount of leg room actually!!
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Great. and Best Wishes. Eager to see your ownership thread coming up. Pls post some pics of the monster as soon as you get him.
Sathya - took some time, but here it goes http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-way-xuvi.html.
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Sathya, where are you? Haven't seen any update for almost a month.
Hope you are on a real long trip, enjoying the XUV with family and friends.
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Sathya, where are you? Haven't seen any update for almost a month.
Hope you are on a real long trip, enjoying the XUV with family and friends.
Hi SDP, Have been tied up with work over the last few weeks, so didn't have time to update the thread.

However, the Cheetah has clocked 8500kms in 2 months of ownership and is super good. No issues or niggles whatsoever.

Sep 2nd weekend, I am planning yet another long drive to the extent of 1000kms. Believe, the Cheetah will cross the first milestone of 10k kms in the next 2-3 weeks.

Over the 10 days, have been rejoicing my T-Jet with some adrenaline drives. Have given the Cheetah some rest after the gruelling first 45 days and 8500kms.

In short, ALL IS WELL with the Cheetah.

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Hi Sathya, great looking rides you have my friend. Congrats! on the W6. Infact your thread was the one which I used to convince my better half that grey infact looks fabulous. ( since I had to opt for grey to shorten the delivery for the red). About service, I had a problem the moment I parked my car, driving straight from the showroom, the rear RHS passenger door wouldnt open. Called up a sales guy, within 5 minutes got a call from teh service manager and within 30 minutes a enitire gang of technicians were there at my place. They tried their tricks, couldnt succeed and then they changed the entire lock assembly and left. Total time take 20 mins. So service wise am happy. But the point is QC! What 'bout that?
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Folks,

Time for an update.

My XUV crossed 10000kms in 75 days of ownership. Oh man, the amount of stress the vehicle has gone through, crazy is just an understatement. Having said that the vehicle has been really good and reliable.

The vehicle has seen almost all types of terrain, mud and slush, superb tarmac, flying over crazy speed breakers, absolutely no road conditions and what not. Probably, one thing that the XUV has not seen is Sand and Snow. Next year, it will see the latter though..

Just now back from a 1700kms round trip. Oh man, the amount of stress the vehicle went through (mainly from the engine perspective) is simply too much. Oh man, getting a high when I think the way the vehicle behaved. I am just loving it every moment. A truly "WORTHY" companion to my T-Jet. It is indeed a game changer in Indian SUV market. Hats off to Mahindra for really a good piece of engineering.

Now standing tall after a strenuous 10000 kms in just 75 days. The Legend is just born

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My XUV crossed 10000kms in 75 days of ownership.
Holly! That's amazing on our roads. How is the XUV standing up to it? Any rattles? Do get an alignment check done.

And please post a picture of the Hawk before you wash it.
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My XUV crossed 10000kms in 75 days of ownership.
Good to see your XUV doing what its born to do, munching miles. Had an opportunity to drive XUV for 200Kms, I absolutely agree with what you said about the machine, it can cruise at triple digit speed all day long without breaking a sweat. It was my first proper SUV driving experience, and boy I loved every bit of it. One Innova tried to keep up with us on the drive, but just couldn't manage .

The only thing I hated was, the noise produced, when the window(front left) is winding down and the grinding noise while applying brake.

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My XUV crossed 10000kms in 75 days of ownership. Oh man, the amount of stress the vehicle has gone through, crazy is just an understatement. Having said that the vehicle has been really good and reliable.
That is an awesome ownership Sathya. What is the overall fuel efficiency that you have been getting so far?

What speeds are you maintaining on the highway?
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Holly! That's amazing on our roads. How is the XUV standing up to it? Any rattles? Do get an alignment check done.

And please post a picture of the Hawk before you wash it.
There are a few rattles. But none are bothersome and it comes only when I travel in really rough roads. Take it to the highway and you will forget everything. I must admit it has held itself well so far.

and reg. alignment, its time for 2nd service. But the vehicle is not pulling towards any direction in particular.. so alignment must be OK I guess. However I will get it checked soon. Here you go with a couple of pics. The color of the vehicle nicely masks the dirt in the Car (basically, in person, the car looks as though it is out from a battlefield - both interiors and exteriors)!

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Good to see your XUV doing what its born to do, munching miles. Had an opportunity to drive XUV for 200Kms, I absolutely agree with what you said about the machine, it can cruise at triple digit speed all day long without breaking a sweat. It was my first proper SUV driving experience, and boy I loved every bit of it. One Innova tried to keep up with us on the drive, but just couldn't manage .

The only thing I hated was, the noise produced, when the window(front left) is winding down and the grinding noise while applying brake.
True. Its one of the best highway cars available today. I doesn't break a sweat even at really good speeds. My brakes are not producing any noise now after the first service (they just cleaned the pads during 1st service). The left power window is slow and produces a weird noise but solves the purpose (Window closes and opens without a hitch.. so no worries)

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That is an awesome ownership Sathya. What is the overall fuel efficiency that you have been getting so far?

What speeds are you maintaining on the highway?
Fuel efficiency has been around 11km/lt in City and it highway it gives me 12km/lt when you stress the engine heavily (sorry, I am not allowed to disclose the speeds here as per forum rules).

Generally, when you do moderate speeds (cruise at 100km/hr), the fuel eff. shoots up to 16km/lt.

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Hi Sathya, great looking rides you have my friend. Congrats! on the W6. Infact your thread was the one which I used to convince my better half that grey infact looks fabulous. ( since I had to opt for grey to shorten the delivery for the red). About service, I had a problem the moment I parked my car, driving straight from the showroom, the rear RHS passenger door wouldnt open. Called up a sales guy, within 5 minutes got a call from teh service manager and within 30 minutes a enitire gang of technicians were there at my place. They tried their tricks, couldnt succeed and then they changed the entire lock assembly and left. Total time take 20 mins. So service wise am happy. But the point is QC! What 'bout that?
QC has a long way to improve. But the effort from an Indian Manufacturer in putting this up together as a product is commendable (good combination of power, handling, style and equipment). No questions on that part!

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Folks,

Time for an update.

My XUV crossed 10000kms in 75 days of ownership. Oh man, the amount of stress the vehicle has gone through, crazy is just an understatement. Having said that the vehicle has been really good and reliable.
Awesome! Congratulations Sathya!
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Hello Folks,

Its been a while since I updated the thread.

Yesterday completed 12000kms and the XUV is as new as it came out from the showroom. Meanwhile, 10000km service was over without any major hassles. This time I visited one another Service Center here at Chennai (IG) and the experience was good. After the Service, brake-grinding noise started.. strange isn't? Actually it was not there before the Service. But the brakes do the duty well, so no worries. I kind of ignore the grinding noise which comes at slow speeds only.

This week, the XUV went on a 1500kms trip and the experience was as usual.. FANTASTIC. The USP of this machine is its cruising ability. You can cruise at good triple digit speeds all day long with so much confidence. The mileage was 14.8km/lt on the highway and it is very decent when I compare it with the speeds and stress it was put through. All in all, one Happy Customer so far. Definitely this SUV is a new beginning for the INDIAN SUV's and it redefines "cruising" on our highways. Absolutely stress-free..

Now some pics from the trip..
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Sathya, thanks for the update.

Good to hear that the XUV is behaving perfectly and you are enjoying it.

Knowing some of the high-speeds that you do, 14.8kmpl is absolutely astonishing.

What was the total cost for the 2nd service?
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Knowing some of the high-speeds that you do, 14.8kmpl is absolutely astonishing.

What was the total cost for the 2nd service?
Thanks SDP.

Keep cruising and it will reward you with good mileage figures..The second service bill was around 200 which they charged for some consumables like grease, some anti rust stuff etc. I didnt bother too much to ask them since I was ok with the bill.
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