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Old 6th August 2010, 14:01   #1
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Default My new Mahindra Xylo

Folks - after much ado and research, I finally bit the bullet. Here is my new Toy - The Xylo E8 with ABS..

We had just returned from the US ( a couplaa months back) and bought a Santro - thinkin it would suffice us as everyone else praised it so much. I am a 6ft 1 in guy with a large frame. SO you can see how soon I have outgrown the Santro.

Test drove the beast, read reviews and feedback here on T-BHP and brought home the beast yesterday. I have Driven (in the US); Honda Accord, BMW X5, Acura MDX, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Camry.... and to folks who are returning back; I can assure you that you will fall in love with this beast - coz thats how well this ride is....

I will come back to the buying experience but here is a report from my first day ownership:

Body roll - None. I didnt feel anything and neither did my family and kids sitting in the back. This is in city stop and go traffic (Bangalore).

It sure is tough to get used to a big car after getting used to a small one like Santro. The view on Traffic in India from a height is awesome

Gear - The stick is hard for sure. I am sure it needs to be broken into

Steering - Some people said it was tight. But when compared to BMWs' this is butter. Can very easily maneuver in traffic with one hand on steering wheel and other on the stickshift

Cheap Plastics - Naaah... for the price i paid, its worth it. everyone I showed the vehicle to were amazed at the stuff I got for the price I paid (mind you; some of them were the ones saying earlier that I was crazy to skip a toyota and buy the Xylo)... The door handles in my xylo were way way better and with a smooth finish that the demo vehicle

More to come....... Sleeepy and tired now
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Congratulations on the Xylo. Happy legs

nice picture, changed Santro in just two months, was it that bad ?
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Congratulations on the Xylo. Happy legs

nice picture, changed Santro in just two months, was it that bad ?
As i said, I am 6 feet one, well built large frame. My shoulders would touch whoever was sitting on the front passenger seat. Any more than 30 mins in the Santo wud give me cramps...

Santro is a very good city car and good first car I guess. But if you like driving a lot, going out during weekends - Naaah, not with a Santro.
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Congrats on your purchase dude.

Though I would say it is way too unfair to compare the ride quality of Xylo with that of MDX or X5!
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Congrats on the Xylo. Enjoy many more miles in your Xylo.

By the way do post a detailed review including the reason as to why Santro did not suffice and post more pics.
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Congrats on your purchase dude.

Though I would say it is way too unfair to compare the ride quality of Xylo with that of MDX or X5!
Dude after driving Santro for 3 months, it sure will feel like one LOL...
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Congrats on your new purchase. Drive safe.
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Congrats for you new toy Sk7671, though I would have preferred more pictures and a little more details on overall buyig experience, though its still not too late, so go ahead.
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Congrats for your new purchase.Expect a detailed review from you
Please share the experiance Body roll effect, if felt.
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Congrats on the new buy. Share more pictures and the initial driving experience
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Congrats sk on your beast!!

You would love your vehicle every time you drive it!!
Keep munching!
Need some more photos with a full report!!
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nice photos, did you move to the back seat in the traffic just to click that pic ? Seems too much traffic. Santro sold ?
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SK7671,

Congrats on your new buy. Xylo was one of my aspirational vehicle when I was Tding for a sedan. A total VFM buy.

BTW dont you think the gear knob is one snobbish looking thing. Do you manage to get a grip of the knob.

Comparing BMW's steering with Xylo's is an unfair thing to do. Do you really feel that its better in Xylo. I had found the steering unresponsive during the TD.
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SK7671,

Congrats on your new buy. Xylo was one of my aspirational vehicle when I was Tding for a sedan. A total VFM buy.

BTW dont you think the gear knob is one snobbish looking thing. Do you manage to get a grip of the knob.

Comparing BMW's steering with Xylo's is an unfair thing to do. Do you really feel that its better in Xylo. I had found the steering unresponsive during the TD.
No no no... you totally got me wrong dude... I was just saying that BMW steering was a bit tighter then Xylo's. I loved BMW steering - Amazing and very responsive. I was only comparing the tighness/lightness factor. Obviously the X5's was very responsive and was very high tech...

Gear knob - for some reason I loved it. it just fits perfectly well (like a crude ball) into my fist and i just love the feel of it...

Only thing I think would be 'Soney pe Suhaga' is Audio controls on steering wheel and built in Bluetooth
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Thats a very nice MUV to drive in Chennai in utter comfort. Also share with us about the on road price, delaer's name and the waiting period.
Are you planning to put on any other accessories. Where did you get that ORVM blinkers from and what is the cost? Enjoy the drive.
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