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Old 21st April 2014, 20:55   #16
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Congratulations and best wishes to the author and the driver. I wish both of them infinite miles with smiles.
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Old 21st April 2014, 21:09   #17
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Good that you penned your own autobiography. You look so good covered in white and am sure your owner Mr.D will pamper you enough.

By the way, do you know why Mr.D didnt consider Strome at all? Is it because that he is spoiled by the low slung Red Figo comfort and doesnt want to be bothered by the excess body roll?

OT : Tell your owner that we liked his unique style of letting you share about yourself.

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Congrats to you on finding such an ardent master for yourself. Convey my best wishes to your master for acquiring an asset like you. Do your best to make your master gleeful throughout and keep him and his family safe. Wishing you all the very best
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Great thread Mr. D. With all Kochi bhpians busy penning down their ownership logs, I think I too would get out of my self imposed Sanyas and come out with ownership logs of my Red Devil and the pocket rocket. Hope they will get to see that in time for their first and second birthdays respectively

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Quick question - Your drive bears a PY registration number isn't that not a problem driving in Kerala. In Chennai the RTO Cracks all the PY registered cars in last couple of months.

Btw i am also in the process of booking the cheetah in W6 form.
Congrats on your purchase decision Sree !!

Mr. D has flight capability and hence is above all laws and hence doesn't need to be worried about the MVD/RTO. Jokes apart, if you search for other threads by him, you would understand that he is a defence personnel and can drive cars registered anywhere in the country. ( Notice the Figo regn plates as well )

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Fantastic write up !! Never read such a review before. Loved it. A heartiest congratulations for the new beast. It looks amazing in white. And fantastic pictures too. Hope your wifey and kids are enjoying the new drive. Keep updating the thread and wish u a niggle free ownership.

Drive safe.

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Very interesting and refreshing write up. Congratulations on your new ride. Really enjoyed reading an ownership review after a long time.

Please ask your master to upload a few more interior pictures as well :P.
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Whoa car speaking for itself. Very unique and interesting style of write up. Please continue your journey of life and update us on the progress. I am sure Mr.D will take good care of you and vice versa. Congratulations and all the best.
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Dhanush,

Brilliant thread! A well deserved 5 star. Thoroughly enjoyed it and have marked it for another round of reading over the weekend.

Congratulations once again for the XUV. Have fun.

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PS: Thanks for the kind mention!

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Well congratulations! Happy to report that none other than Mr. Mahindra retweeted this thread. Way to go!
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Congratulations! That's a great buy! I'm sure you would enjoy to the fullest. Please keep posting your experiences.
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Wow!! Never knew your 'airavat' could speak this well , Loved it!!

I really liked the autobiography approach. Amazing write up. Rated 5 star
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Congratulations on the purchase mate. Loved your style of writing. This might be the first autobiography on TBHP.
Though we all treat our vehicles much like our family members, but writing an autobiography is something no BHP-ian had yet considered, AFAIK.
Thanks dZired.
Mine is not the first autobiography.
Bhpian sidindica has done that earlier when Scorpio was launched years back.
However, I aint sure whether that was an ownership report or a review.

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Don't you think the ground clearance of the XUV 500 is low compared to its counter parts Duster/Terrano ? Mahindra claims a GC of 165 MM as compared to 205MM by the Duster/Terrano. Did you face any under-scraping issues while driving ?
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The ground clearance of XUV is not 165. It is 200 mm.
165 mm GC for an XUV is too less. Even figo has GC of 165 mm.
Mr D used to very easily scrape the underbody in the figo before he upsized his tyres to 185/65.

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Quick question - Your drive bears a PY registration number isn't that not a problem driving in Kerala. In Chennai the RTO Cracks all the PY registered cars in last couple of months.

Btw i am also in the process of booking the cheetah in W6 form.
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Mr. D is above all laws and hence doesn't need to be worried about the MVD/RTO. Jokes apart, if you search for other threads by him, you would understand that he is a defence personnel and can drive cars registered anywhere in the country. ( Notice the Figo regn plates as well )
Congrats on the purchase decision Sree_hari82.
And all the best for your ownership log mistaken guy. Let's see when will you get time to get out of your red Punto.

For the Py registration, it isn't as simple Sree_hari82 and mistakenguy.
As per MVD and govt rules, any citizen of India can buy a car from anywhere in the country.
However, the catch is that you have to re- register the vehicle to the state in which you are driving it within a period of one year.
My owner and I are getting relocated to Goa within a couple of months and Mr D intend changing the registration to 'GA' once he reaches there.
Yes, it is a pain to register and re-register the vehicles each and every time you get transferred.


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By the way, do you know why Mr.D didnt consider Strome at all? Is it because that he is spoiled by the low slung Red Figo comfort and doesnt want to be bothered by the excess body roll?

OT : Tell your owner that we liked his unique style of letting you share about yourself.
Yes. He didn't consider Storme mainly because of the body roll and also the Tata badging.
He wasn't too sure about the consistency of Tata vehicles and their A.S.S.
We all know how good/bad they are in that department.
Also, there are many Tata cars including a couple of Safaris plying around in his organisation. He had observed that Tata cars though looks prime in haydays, they age down pretty fast.
Mr D's Figo is turning four years this August and is still as good as new.
Whereas an Indica Vista which was bought at the same time period is a rickety truck now.

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Please ask your master to upload a few more interior pictures as well :P.
Thanks for the kind words.
Interior pics wer not posted intentionally.
The forum had enough pics already and didn't want to overload it.
However, on request, shall prompt Mr D to take some good snaps and attach it.
(I have not yet acquired the skill to operate the camera. I can only write and speak as of now. Being a machine has its drawbacks too )


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Well congratulations! Happy to report that none other than Mr. Mahindra retweeted this thread. Way to go!
Wow!! That's great news.
Happy to know that and thanks for spreading the news.


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fantastic write up.
Loved the style of writing
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Fantastic write up !! Never read such a review before. Loved it.
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Congratulations! That's a great buy! I'm sure you would enjoy to the fullest.
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Loved it!!
Rated 5 star
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Fantastic write up, mate!!
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Hey Dhanush,

I have never seen such a different style in writing an ownership review. Congrats on your new car. I rated this thread 5 star for I loved your idea of making this look like an autobiography.
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Congrats to you on finding such an ardent master for yourself. Convey my best wishes to your master for acquiring an asset like you.
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Whoa car speaking for itself. Very unique and interesting style of write up.
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Dhanush,
Brilliant thread! A well deserved 5 star. Thoroughly enjoyed it and have marked it for another round of reading over the weekend.
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Congratulations and best wishes to the author and the driver. I wish both of them infinite miles with smiles.

Thanks everyone for taking your time out to listen to the rants of a machine.
Your kind words are much appreciated.
Atleast now, I hope that Mr D will give me due considerations
regards,
The name less white XUV
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Wonderful ownership report! Well written and good pics.

I guess the GC of XUV is now lesser "technically" to 165mm after the plastic plate has been added to avail additional benefits.
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Wonderful ownership report! Well written and good pics.

I guess the GC of XUV is now lesser "technically" to 165mm after the plastic plate has been added to avail additional benefits.
The plastic plate, we all know, is an eyewash.
Moreover, I do not understand how the addition of a plastic plate will get the clearance to the levels of a hatchback.

In no way is my ground clearance is comparable to the GC of the figo which shares my garage.
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Many congratulations Dhanush for the XUV.
Fantastic way to bring out your ownership log and thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Wish you many happy mile with the XUV and an absolutely niggle free performance.
Drive safe.
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