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Old 20th November 2012, 16:42   #16
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Should we say mods please move this to the official review section since we do not have an official Xylo thread anyways and this qualifies to be there for sure.

A really well detailed and unbiased report of your latest people mover and must say Xylo overall has not been a chartbuster on its own right, this review has brought it out in a completely new light and made a hard case for all those with big families looking out for space on wheels.

Also like the attention to detail especially the one pic of the ORVM cladding cutout (done by a small kid comment) which shows that there are many areas of improvement for M & M to get it on par with the global majors. Congrats and enjoy your family rides!
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Congrats on the Xylo. The innova makes a compelling buy until one looks at the pricelist.

Xylo does tick most of the boxes for a MUV.

Enjoy many more happy miles with the Xylo.
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Congrats on the Xyloo. Nice color .Had a chance to drive one recently i loved the 2nd row space very much.
Do enjoy many more miles with the car.
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Thank you guys for all your comments. I initially was planning on just writing a review on the Xylo and then turning the thread into an Initial Ownership / Long Term (as we cover more kms). But there were a lot activity going on around the buying decision - which I am sure would help someone decide on buying a MUV. So I decided to turn this thread into something that would cover the entire buying experience, the booking, dealership review,Initial review and then make it to the Long Termer thread.

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A very passionate ownership review i read. Kudos for the amount of detail you have shared !!

Congratulations to you and your family, i am sure you and your family will cherish this new ride for many more troublefree years to come.

I also liked the way you have compared the Xylo with likes of Evalia, Ertiga and Innova as well. feels like it best suited your needs without crossing your budget as well.

Happy wheeling !!! Do keep us updated on the ownership experience. I think mEagle is a better decision over mDi which is mainly targetted for the cab segment
Thanks Raj! The comparision to the Innova, Evalia and the Ertiga was inevitable. You'll be surprised but all decisions against all these cars were made without even test driving them. The mDi model was actually more suited to our budget - but the difference in the EMI and the bigger engine - made us change our mind. And it definitely was a good decision. The mEagle engine is powerful - the 0-60 time definitely will not break any records - but its much quicker than what it replaced.

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Fantastic Report & many congratulations on your upgrade

Im sure you would have noticed the car at the stock yard without the side footboard;

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^ looks really good & enhances the side profile (Makes it look taller) to make it look more SUV'ish

PS - Love the latest Xylo for the new changes like the smoked out elements on the bumper, grille,pillars & fenders etc
Thanks Karan! Yes, I did notice the missing footboard - and it gives the Xylo a macho look. Probably something to look forward to in the 4x4 Xylo.

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Congratulations V12 on your new ride, wish you many happy miles with the Xylo. Even we were in the market for a comfortable 6 1/2 seater (Half being our dog) 2 years back and nothing made more sense then the xylo. Went for the E6 and enjoy our numerous family outings to Goa, Pune etc which is a breeze.

Cheers!
Thanks Mav, did not know you had a Xylo. Would love to see some pics and a ownership review from you. We too were very much impressed with the space that the Xylo offered - no other MUV comes close to it.

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congrats v12! that is a very comprehensive write up! almost like the official car review

few days back i had a dream that i had bought a Xylo and was driving it around the neighbourhood; guess it was yours
Thanks IronH4WK!! So now I know where the 67 kms on my odo came from (at the time of delivery)

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Should we say mods please move this to the official review section since we do not have an official Xylo thread anyways and this qualifies to be there for sure.

A really well detailed and unbiased report of your latest people mover and must say Xylo overall has not been a chartbuster on its own right, this review has brought it out in a completely new light and made a hard case for all those with big families looking out for space on wheels.

Also like the attention to detail especially the one pic of the ORVM cladding cutout (done by a small kid comment) which shows that there are many areas of improvement for M & M to get it on par with the global majors. Congrats and enjoy your family rides!
Thanks girish! I too would have loved to have this thread moved to the Official report - more so because the Xylo is an important vehicle in the MUV segment and there would be a lot of bhpians who would be searching for an official Team-BHP review. . Lets see if the moderators find the thread worthy of being in the Official section - if not, they are welcome do an official review on my car anytime

The Xylo seemed to be the perfect car for our family - and am sure there are many who would want to give it a try - but shy away from it because of the quality issues and reliability. Mahindra has a lot of scope for improvement in the quality of their product. Rather than focussing on a lot of technical features (DDAS, mHybrid) - which are sparingly used - they could utilise that money in bettering the quality of their plastic, rubber etc.

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Congrats on the Xylo. The innova makes a compelling buy until one looks at the pricelist.

Xylo does tick most of the boxes for a MUV.

Enjoy many more happy miles with the Xylo.
Correct! The Innova can be bought blind-folded without even a test drive. You couldnt go wrong with it. I always relate all Japanese automobiles to the Hero Honda Splendor ad - Fill It, Shut It, Forget It (not in terms of mileage - but reliability). The only thing that goes against the Innova is the price - which is too high to ignore. But going by the saleschart - it seems that its very easy for people to ignore. However for someone with a budget, its a huge price difference and the Xylo seems the best VFM vehicle.

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Congrats on the Xyloo. Nice color .Had a chance to drive one recently i loved the 2nd row space very much.
Do enjoy many more miles with the car.
Thanks kumbidi! Did you have a chance to sit in the last row? Am sure you would not feel the difference since it is equally as spacious as the mid row.
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A great analysis and buying write up. Happy Motoring.

Somewhere you've mentioned the central locking switch near the power window switches (on driver side door). That switch is actually the window lock feature to restrict passengers from operating the power windows using the control on that door. Central locking is through the driver side lock tab near the window.
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Congratulations V12 and an extremely well written report.

I myself was in the market for a large family car last year and test drove the Xylo, the Innova, Bolero. I agree with you that the Xylo has immense space but then it does lose out to the Innova in terms of refinement and handling.
We finally bought a 3 year old Innova at the same cost as a new Xylo and are loving it to the core.
I guess your 'used Innova' option was ruled out because your father was against buying a used diesel car.
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Hi V12,

Here are a few pics of our Xylo taken to various trips. Also a pic of how "Snoopy" takes up the entire center portion of the middle row . Long term review, well had planned to do it, but time just went by. Have an Eon, Figo, Vista and Xylo in our family!

P.S: You might also want to consider the roof bag by 3D. It is weather proof and very sturdy upto 120 kmph. Did not test beyond that speed.
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Fantastic review of the Xylo. The mist silver looks quite good on the car. It surely ticks all the rights with respect to Utility.
1 Query: Did you not check the mHawk models?
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Congratulations for the purchase of two Mahindra vehicles. Looking forward to the initial impressions from your Quanto C8 drive too!
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A great analysis and buying write up. Happy Motoring.

Somewhere you've mentioned the central locking switch near the power window switches (on driver side door). That switch is actually the window lock feature to restrict passengers from operating the power windows using the control on that door. Central locking is through the driver side lock tab near the window.
Oh yes, I actually meant power windows lock. Thanks for the correction.

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Congratulations V12 and an extremely well written report.

I myself was in the market for a large family car last year and test drove the Xylo, the Innova, Bolero. I agree with you that the Xylo has immense space but then it does lose out to the Innova in terms of refinement and handling.
We finally bought a 3 year old Innova at the same cost as a new Xylo and are loving it to the core.
I guess your 'used Innova' option was ruled out because your father was against buying a used diesel car.
Very true speedmunster. In terms of Quality and refinement - the Xylo is nowhere close to the Innova. If budget was not a constraint - our obvious choice would have been the Innova.

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Fantastic review of the Xylo. The mist silver looks quite good on the car. It surely ticks all the rights with respect to Utility.
1 Query: Did you not check the mHawk models?
Thanks Utopian! Yes, we too loved the silver color over all the other colors. We did not check out the mHawk (E8/9) version since this would have been too expensive.

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Hi V12,

Here are a few pics of our Xylo taken to various trips. Also a pic of how "Snoopy" takes up the entire center portion of the middle row . Long term review, well had planned to do it, but time just went by. Have an Eon, Figo, Vista and Xylo in our family!

P.S: You might also want to consider the roof bag by 3D. It is weather proof and very sturdy upto 120 kmph. Did not test beyond that speed.
Nice pics Mav. The roof bag really looks cool - can you post some more details on it - price, capacity, material used, availability etc. Also the roof rails - were they standard on the older E6?

And Snoopy does look very comfortable in the mid-row. Although there is enough space to build a kennel for him in the last row
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Hi Gordon, got it for 6.5k from an accessory store in Thane. Had seen it in some magazine and ordered it from him, took nearly 5 months to receive. The material is very tough, similar to the 3d floor mats and it can be rolled like a sleeping bag. We can fit atleast 5 cabin bags comfortably with room left for more. You may need to check locally for availability, as I have not seen the same bag anywhere else. The strings to hold the bag are tough and of ratchet type which makes it easy fasten and remove. Although there is no locking facility incase left unattended.

The E6 came standard with roof rails that time, surprising was that the E8 did not have roof rails then.

As for Snoopy, he loves the centre row since he gets sufficient place to lie down, massive windows to gaze out of and A/C flow from the front and top vents.

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Congrats V12! I swear you'll never regret the decision. This color looks good on facelifted Xylo, wasn't that great on old model.

My family is deeply in love our 2009 Java Brown E8 and the journey continues happlily even after the 45000KMs mark without any major issues. And icing on cake is the tyre life and the longer service interval.

You're anyways used to Qualis but just wanted to remind you to be bit careful while taking sharp turn in high-speeds especially when the vehile is empty without load. Soft rear suspension needs bit of caution but its just matter of getting used and then you'll just down to 3rd and sweep curves
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So Allen, finally you took time to write the review and i just happened to see it, couldve informed me . Nice. Congrats on your purchase.

Honestly, i have never loved the Xylo, infact hated it for its boat like handling and a noisy underpowered engine. I had driven one from the first lot of Xylos from Alibag to Mumbai and i was not impressed. But yes, if space is what you want and a practical comfortable people mover, then the Xylo it is (Actually Innova is better but a tad expensive as well)

I guess M&M have vastly improved the newer Xylo after taking feedback and many have been singing praises. Your review actually made me start liking the Xylo and no before you ask, i am not buying one.

Gsferrari from our forum recently brought a brand new Xylo and took it to Leh - Ladakh from Bangalore and back. You can get it touch with him as i think he faced some initial niggles which were eventually sorted.

Silver colour looks real nice and sweet.

So coming to the main question. When do i get to see it?

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Congratulations sir on the new purchase and thanks for a very detailed review.

Having owned two Xylos in the past, I must say, this is a car which will continue to surprise you over time with it's many capabilities.

And although it may not be able to match it's Japanese rivals in terms of build quality/reliability, it still holds pretty good on it's own. The best part is that Mahindra as a company is aware of this and has been constantly trying to improve.

One thing I did notice is that the one-touch down feature for the driver window isn't there on your vehicle (at-least not indicated in the pic) while it was there in my previous gen. Xylo E4!
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Amazingly detailed and covered all of the points that I had thought about.

This is one vehicle which I wanted to checkout and team bhp had no indicators other than launched news.. which was very sad.

Anyway, I was checking out a 7seater for my family and Xylo was at the top.
I don't believe in paying 3 lakhs premium for Innova and I think Mahindra is not bad either on reliability.

The purchase did not happen because of lack of Vitamin "M" and I had other plans. But now the plan is to wait till Aug 2013.

Again although I was sold on the Xylo, I was treading uncharted waters as far as maintenance goes.

So, I will be following your ownership thread to know about maintenance costs and the problems (I pray that they be nothings or only minor niggles and nothing major).

Please do update everything and anything on your Xylo because there is no place like this where we can trust what we read.

Wishing you kilometers and kilometers of happiness on your Tank..
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