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Old 21st September 2014, 23:21   #16
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Default Re: My Opulent Purple XUV500 W8 AWD - Nandi Hills

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Congrats on the car. Getting the AWD definitely does increase your ability when you are off pakka roads. BTW hill descent as far as I know if for off road only, down very steep descents, and not on a proper road like you used it.
The owners manual does not say so. It says it can be used on gradients with less than 50% gradient. It also mentions that it can be used with any gear and the limiting speed is depend on the gear. Additionally the owners manual mentions that there is a temperature measurement that monitors the break pads and then dis-engages it if the temperature is increased beyond a limit.

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I wish you and your Opulent Purple XUV 500 W8 AWD infinite miles with smiles, scorpio_fan.



Recently, I used HDC in HP. While descending towards Chamba, I used HDC for a long time in third gear. I did not use accelerator, clutch or brake. It was a wonderful experience to watch XUV 500 automatically controlling the speed according to the gradient. But, after sometime, we smelt burning rubber. Before I could disengage HDC, it automatically disengaged itself and a warning appeared in the instrument console. Later, the warning vanished by itself. After this incident, I stopped using HDC and used the engine brake while descending the hill.
Yes, see my reply above, there is a temperature monitor which dis-engages it if temperature increases.
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Old 24th September 2014, 15:31   #17
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Default Re: My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - From mighty muscular Scorpio to Cheeta

A recent snap from my trip to Madurai on 13 and 14 of September 2014. Used the maps (Mahindra Maps) to reach Madurai. We started at around 8 AM and reached Madurai at around 2:00 PM. Evening we went to the temple and there was only minimal rush. We started from Madurai next dat at around 12:00 PM and reached back Bangalore at 9:00 PM. There was no rush in the highways and the drive was a breeze.
My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - From mighty muscular Scorpio to Cheetah-dsc_01962.jpg

Also did a wheel balancing and alignment on 20th September 14 at Madhus, Bangalore. The details can be found here (Wheel Alignment/Balancing : Madhus Enterprises (Langford rd, Bangalore)).
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Old 22nd December 2014, 16:20   #18
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Default Re: My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - From mighty muscular Scorpio to Cheetah

Odo is reading 10k+ and time for second free service. The 10k service is a minor service. They check all oils coolants. Only replaceable part id AC filter.

I booked an appointment on 22-Nov-2014 Saturday so that I do not need to take off. I stayed in the service station and returned by 2:00 PM. No major issues reported.

Today I went to Madhus to get the wheel alignment and balancing. I reached there by 9:30 AM and came out by 10:45. It was again a wonderful experience. I did the rotation as well. The final image is attached for reference.

My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - From mighty muscular Scorpio to Cheetah-10k_xuv500_awd.jpg
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Old 10th January 2015, 22:36   #19
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Default Trip to Idukki during Christmas

Some snaps from my recent trip to Idukki (Ramakkalmedu, Vagamon & Parunthumpara).

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Onward route was Bangalore - Salem - Kambam - Ramakkalmedu

Then Ramakkalmedu - Vagamon - Palakkad - Salem - Bangalore

Total distance covered was ~1700 Kms.
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Default Re: My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - From mighty muscular Scorpio to Cheetah

Lovely pics of the XUV, with excellent backdrops.

Wishing you many more happy miles
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Old 24th February 2015, 15:43   #21
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Default Re: My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - From mighty muscular Scorpio to Cheetah

Current ODO is reading at 14500 KMs. I had done a weekend trip to Mahabalipuram couple of weeks back. The journey was smooth and refreshing.

My XUV was part of the recall that M&M announced few days back. I got the SMS and also a letter from M&M regarding the same. I booked an appointment for 24 February 2015. I was told that the process will take 2 - 3 hours totally.

I went there today and decided to wait there. There was no other issues and after 1 hour of waiting the laptop was connected to upgrade the software. Current version was reading X08. The upgrade took few minutes and it was upgraded to X10. I also opted for a wash and it took another hour. No visible differences and will post if I find any new things

Next week another trip is planned to Rameswaram, Dhanushkodi, Kanyakumari and Poovar. Will post some snaps after the trip.

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Default Re: My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - From mighty muscular Scorpio to Cheetah

This is the letter I got from Mahindra. This does not talk about any cavity protection as J.Ravi mentioned here. But I saw they applying some solution to the gaps of engine bay for some XUVs. I will check with the service adviser.
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Default Re: My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - From mighty muscular Scorpio to Cheetah

The XUV completed 20k in April last week and was serviced at Sireesh Auto Marathahalli.
1. Only Regular service
2. No major issues reported

After the service, wheel alignment & balancing was done at Madhus. Additionally the detailing visit was done (as part of AMC, 3rd Visit) at Head over Wheels.

As I read the niggles thread, I noticed that there is a fix available for outside smell coming to the cabin in the circulation mode. For this the entire centre console and dash is to be removed. I am a bit concerned about this procedure. So I will play the waiting game.
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It has been a long time since I updated the thread. That of course means that I had no issues

XUV completed 40k and another 2 services (30k and 40k) during this time. It also completed 2 years of togetherness.

During the last service apart from the regular service only minor issues were reported. One issue I faced was the AC giving out a tak tak sound when in operation. They replaced the AC compressor under warranty.

Followed by the service I also visited Madhus and did the wheel alignment and balancing from there.

I also installed the FastTag from ICICI. Have not used it yet. Looking forward for a long drive soon.

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XUV has now completed 3 years of ownership. As of now the 60K service is due. No major complaints this time also, only regular stuff.

At around 55K did a wheel alignment and balancing from Madhus. Previous Balancing & Alignment at 50k was done from the Bridgestone Dealer at Kadugodi. I did not get time to go to Langford Road and there was a long trip planned which I could not change. So I decided to do it at the near-by store. But after around 53k I was getting some vibration on steering wheel. Never got such a vibration when balancing was done at Madhus.

Now I have following 2 things planned.
1. Tyres are still looking good, but I plan to change it by end of year. Planning to get Michelin / Pirelli, same stock configuration. Feedbacks welcome.

2. I had done smart-wax from Petes (Head over wheels, Tubarahalli) and I also did 2 year AMC with them. Even though the quality is good, recently I felt not sufficient attention is given to the customers. I had multiple bad experiences and then I decided to stay away from there. As of now for the last 8 months I am maintaining my self. Planning to visit Ultimate detailers and go for their latest ceramic coating. Feedbacks are welcome.
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Default Re: My Opulent Purple Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - From mighty muscular Scorpio to Cheetah

Hi Scorpio Fan,

I am definitely looking to join the XUV fan club soon. My usage will be mostly in city traffic. How is the XUV to drive in the city. I live in Bangalore. The traffic in Bangalore has become famous now all over India i.e. bumper-to-bumper and a top speed of 5 KMPH in the rush hours.

Would you still recommend the XUV as a daily commuter. I am dilly-dallying between the automatic version and the manual version. What prevents me from going for the manual is the daily traffic. FYI - My daily commute is about 10 KM one-way.
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