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Old 2nd September 2013, 14:19   #106
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It seems like Mahindra still refers to the Xylo as the Ingenio in its inventory list. Notice the sticker on the LHS sunvisor. Do the new Xylo's also come with the Ingenio name on the stickers?
Yes, even H series also carries the same stickers...

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Yes Shishir, my fingers were pointing to you but did not knew it clocked 71K . Please share this experience to Mahindra and Bridgestone, this learning would help them.
Just wanted to update that a fellow BHPian pcpranav from Mumbai has already completed 78K on stock tyres while he updated last June-July.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...e-upgrade.html
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Thanks for the detailed response, from what your saying, Xylo is the way to go for me. There is a massive difference in pricing between the Innova and Xylo ! I was a little hesitant about the quality but as most owners reported, there seems to be some minor niggles which is basically due to the carelessness of the service staff. So I am going to take the plunge and go in for a Xylo ( H8 with Abs/Airbags)

I thought of extending my budget and going in for the Innova GX but that doesnt even come with a stereo ! All models below the GX come with a single aircon unit. So I am dropping Innova and will see how life turns out with Mahindra!
Just thought of adding one more point..this is offcourse my view point and some may agree to it. A few friends have also agreed to it though. I own a Xylo E9 with nHawk engine and real estate is damn cheap in the xylo at the price point.

With even 6 or 7 passengers in the Xylo, you can still drive on bumpy, rocky, rulal roads with ease as the height of the vehicle gives an advantage there. Innova being a bit lower, goes down with load and has a tendency to brush the underbody.

Innova engine becomes gruntier after around 100 kmph and needs effort to pull further, whereas the Xylo engine just pulls along nicely and does not feel stressed out.

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11 months and the bus has finally crossed the magical 10,000 km mark and what i had expected and feared happened. Finally got to hear a lot of rattling (and irritating) sound from the dashboard. The noise may not be very loud - but being spoilt by the rattle-free Jap cars (Qualis and the Baleno) - the Xylo's rattling noise seems very loud. The interiors makes a lot of "Khirrr khirr" sounds while driving - and its more obvious on uneven roads.

So I normally keep my mobile phone in the slot next to the steering wheel. When I started hearing these sounds, I thought it could be the mobile phone either vibrating or hitting against the sides.
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But the sounds kept coming even after removing the phone from there - and it was getting irritating. Checked the dashboard and all other spaces if there was anything that could cause these noises (coins, keys, etc) - but could not find the source.
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Its only one day when I kept my finger on the scroller to switch the RHS vent off, that I realised that the sound had stopped.
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One the mileage front, the Xylo has not improved much - but hasnt disappointed either. The mileage remains a consistent 9 to 9.5 kmpl since the last few refills. A full tank easily manages around 400 kms before the "low fuel warning" light comes on.

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My Xylo has crossed 18K now, and I dont hear rattlings as such. But when I go over un-even roads, things like coins, cellphone start rattle and I hear some "kirrrkk kirrrkk" sound from the seat as well. But overall, nothing serious as you mentioned (vent knobs becoming loose).

But the noise from front brakes (happens in slow-speed to stand-still braking) is heard frequently now. I am not sure if that is because the brake pads need cleaning, or the brake assembly is at fault. When I reported the same to CAI industries SA, he said that as long as the braking efficiency is there nothing to worry. I do not buy his explanation. I am waiting for the 20K service mark, and I am going to take this braking noise issue seriously.
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Talking about brakes - how are the handbrakes of your Xylo? Do they manage to hold the vehicle on a slope with the gear in neutral? I tried parking the Xylo on a slight downhill with the handbrake engaged and gears in neutral and it started sliding forwars (very slowly). Need to show this in the next service.

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My Xylo has crossed 18K now, and I dont hear rattlings as such. But the noise from front brakes (happens in slow-speed to stand-still braking) is heard frequently now. I am not sure if that is because the brake pads need cleaning, or the brake assembly is at fault.
For me the main rattling parts are the driver side Door handle, co-driver seat and passenger airbag cover...!! Though not a serious issue, but at time they irritate..specially in slow speed with higher gears..!

Break sound seems to be a common thing, the noise is clearly audible if the break assembly is wet.

None of these sounds are more than the low music volume inside the car..!
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Rattling? Yes. If Audio is off and I run over a pothole, almost all the four doors creates noise. Checked with M&M, they can set the doors during next service or if I can drop the vehicle for a day with prior appointment.

Other than doors, I identified another culprit which is the arm rest button on captain seats. No solution other than using a transparent sticker to hold it tight or some sponge tuck-in


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Talking about brakes - how are the handbrakes of your Xylo? Do they manage to hold the vehicle on a slope with the gear in neutral? I tried parking the Xylo on a slight downhill with the handbrake engaged and gears in neutral and it started sliding forwars (very slowly). Need to show this in the next service.
My vehicle stops on handbrakes when parked in slopes. However considering the weight of the vehicle and the drum rear brakes, I do not take chances and apply first gear or reverse gear depending on the forward or reverse inclination.
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No - its not what you are thinking? We are not planning to convert our Xylo into a Tourist vehicle The Xylo is gonna complete a year in 2 weeks and soon it will be time for it to take some additional responsibilities on her head (roof). We are planning on a family trip to Goa somewhere next month and plan to install a roof carrier - with all seats in place the Xylo has a very limited boot space.

Requirements :
  1. Luggage carrier big enough to carry around 5 medium sized bags. Preferably a roof box.
  2. Will fit the Xylo's roof without any major modifications.
  3. Reasonably priced (below 10k) since it will only be used on such long drives / trips (which is not very often).
  4. Can be directly fitted onto the Altura. The reason being that we will uninstall the carrier when we are back from our trip.With the extra height it would be difficult to enter / park in office / mall basements. Also rather than have it lying around gathering dust, we plan to install it on the Altura - which is a very low car and should not have any height issues.

The first name that came to my mind was Thule - they make good quality roof cariers / boxes - but they are expensive and out of our budget. Searched on the net and came across local brands such as Ajanta, Classique, Kumarsons and Daijex. Went through their catalogue and have made email inquiries about the prices, fittings, availability etc. Not sure if and when they respond to such queries - but would appreciate if anyone could provide details.

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Daijex and Ajanta model looks good,does these luggage carriers have any kind of weigh rating's?
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Post Booking Experience


Tuesday, 25th September
So on Tuesday got a call from NBS international, the dealer through whom we booked the car. They gave us an offer where we could upgrade to the E4 ABS model for just an additional Rs 28000 - the actual difference being around Rs 59000. Since we had already stretched our budget , we decided not to opt for the offer.
Hi V12,

Can you please share the address details of the Mahindra Stockyard?

I have booked XUV 500 and want to do a PDI. Any details such as location, area, any landmark would be appretiated.

Thanks,

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Daijex and Ajanta model looks good,does these luggage carriers have any kind of weigh rating's?
Hi Visran, the website mentions the dimensions of the luggage carrier - but not the weight ratings. Will update the thread when I find out more details.


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Can you please share the address details of the Mahindra Stockyard?

I have booked XUV 500 and want to do a PDI. Any details such as location, area, any landmark would be appretiated.

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Hi Yash, I do not know the exact location of the stockyard - but its located in Bhiwandi. You can ask the dealer to take you to their stockyard if your XUV has arrived so you can do the PDI.
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One the mileage front, the Xylo has not improved much - but hasnt disappointed either. The mileage remains a consistent 9 to 9.5 kmpl since the last few refills. A full tank easily manages around 400 kms before the "low fuel warning" light comes on.
Frankly speaking, still I am not able to digest the fact that XYlo gives only 9kmpl. This is the first vehicle I guess I have heard about that. MIne has run almost 74k kms and never once in its 3 years life it gave below 10kmpl.
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i get the front & rear brakes cleaned every 3-4 months. the removal of dust & debris eliminates the squeaking noise and gives better braking.

similarly, I get cleaned the AC's in-cabin filter (within the glove box) every 3 months, and the blower (under the glove box) motor every 4-5 months.

for the handbrakes, pull it hard till the last 'tuck' sound, and it stands on a reasonable incline. for additional safety, I keep the vehicle in 3rd gear when leaving for a longer time.

for the lower mileage: do explain your gear shifting pattern, especially the clutch usage. I believe 10K ODO is too early to try any additives, ensure that your oil change is every 10-12K KM, MM's FEO variant of oil is good.

door rattling is a constant problem in my vehicle. everytime they tune a bit and the noise resurfaces again. ask the mechanic to stuff the inside of door panels with foam (of old filters) and it should work well. also, you can ask for the hinge adjustment or try replacing it (in warranty). one guy has reported of virtually solving the problem by replacing the rubber beading. but if your usage is on rough roads, such rattles are bound to occur.

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Frankly speaking, still I am not able to digest the fact that XYlo gives only 9kmpl. This is the first vehicle I guess I have heard about that. MIne has run almost 74k kms and never once in its 3 years life it gave below 10kmpl.
Agree with you Shishir, its a much lower average than what we expected. Lets see, will check with the service guys on the next service.

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i get the front & rear brakes cleaned every 3-4 months. the removal of dust & debris eliminates the squeaking noise and gives better braking.

similarly, I get cleaned the AC's in-cabin filter (within the glove box) every 3 months, and the blower (under the glove box) motor every 4-5 months.

for the handbrakes, pull it hard till the last 'tuck' sound, and it stands on a reasonable incline. for additional safety, I keep the vehicle in 3rd gear when leaving for a longer time.

for the lower mileage: do explain your gear shifting pattern, especially the clutch usage. I believe 10K ODO is too early to try any additives, ensure that your oil change is every 10-12K KM, MM's FEO variant of oil is good.

door rattling is a constant problem in my vehicle. everytime they tune a bit and the noise resurfaces again. ask the mechanic to stuff the inside of door panels with foam (of old filters) and it should work well. also, you can ask for the hinge adjustment or try replacing it (in warranty). one guy has reported of virtually solving the problem by replacing the rubber beading. but if your usage is on rough roads, such rattles are bound to occur.

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Thanks Pranav, regarding the shifting pattern - gear changes are usually done within the 2k-2.5k range.
- Daily running of around 25 kms. 12 kms during the afternoon time (in moderate traffic) and 12 kms during the night (with no traffic at all)
- A/C is used only during afternoon.
- Oil used is Mahindra recommended Maxmile FEO

The Xylo was fitted with a Century roof carrier and rear parking sensors this week. More details and pics in the coming days. Meanwhile, here are some pics.

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