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Old 21st April 2019, 00:36   #76
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A very valid question indeed.


Seriously, 20k km interval between oil changes? Wonder what oil they are using. I'd love to see an Used Oil Analysis report when the oil is drained after 20k km!
Same oil change interval for 500 as well. I get it changed at 10k even though SA says I don't need to.

Verna or similar sedan any day over the 300. XUV is a compromised product and needs to go down by at least 50k on the ex-showroom price. Mahindra's suppliers can't make electricals of any reasonable quality and reliability. This needs to be factored in the pricing.
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A 5 star review addy.

Such comprehensive reviews is why us tbhp'ians don't consider a car as launched and reviewed unless we read it on this forum

I too agree that M&M have become a bit bolder in their pricing which may affect the take up especially given the current and upcoming competition in the segment.

Now await the monthly sales figures to see how is it moving as compared to the rest.
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Scorpio, XUV5OO , Thar CRDe, Tata Hexa etc has 20K kms or 12 Months oil change intervals and also a notice to change it after 10K if the vehicle is driven in heavy traffic or other severe conditions.
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Same oil change interval for 500 as well. I get it changed at 10k even though SA says I don't need to.
AFAIR, M&M did come out with a 20k km oil change schedule for its common rail diesel engines (Scorpio, XUV 500, Thar CRDe) but went back to a 15k km oil change schedule later on. Not up-to-date about their current oils or oil change interval recommendations. However, I did have my own Scorpio's oil tested (Inside the Raaj Unocal Lubricants factory (Faridabad), used oil analysis & an interview) multiple times (Mahindra FEO as well as non-Mahindra brands) and had found the usable life is over in approximately 10k km under normal usage - so 15k km is a bad idea, and 20k km is just .

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Hi Aditya!

Brilliant review. Certainly pacifies me since I had already taken the plunge and have been using the car since little over 3 weeks now.
I noticed in your review you mentioned about the blue sense app for xuv 300. I couldn't find this in the iOS AppStore. There's only one for xuv500. Or is it the same app that can be used interchangeably?

Also as far as the niggles go- Ive started to get some strange sound (very light though) from the rear left side when the car goes on bumps. Will be showing this on the 1000km service
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AFAIR, M&M did come out with a 20k km oil change schedule for its common rail diesel engines (Scorpio, XUV 500, Thar CRDe) but went back to a 15k km oil change schedule later on. Not up-to-date about their current oils or oil change interval recommendations.
The devil is in the fine print. XUV 500 Owner’s Manual mentions 20k km change interval prominently but fineprint mentions that the oil change interval is 20k kms or 1 year, whichever is earlier! It should be the same for XUV 300 as well.
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Drove to Mumbai and back to Pune through the expressway and completed 1k+ on odo. Here are some of my observations.

1) I am not too happy with the suspension (both front and rear). The car seems to be a bit bumpy while driving. Almost, as if the tyre pressure is not right. This is when tyres are filled with nitrogen and inflated to prescribed pressure of 34 PSI and same being confirmed on tyretronics. There were two adults in the front and two kids in the back seat without any significant luggage. The ride quality used to be much better in an S-Cross which I owned earlier.

2) The cruise control is quite effective and holds the speed fairly constant. Missed the dead footboard. The proximity of the clutch and accelerator as indicated in the mail review was a bit confusing as it is quite difficult to figure out if the foot is resting on the brake or accelerator.

3) The charging is quite effective through the charging port as well as the USB port.

4) Android Auto is not a very nice experience in terms of connectivity. It keeps disconnecting the Bluetooth for some reason which I still have to figure out. Steering controls to skip tracks does not work when playing music through Android Auto.

5) The mileage started showing 15.5 kmpl for the first time. Will know the actual figures when I get the tank filled next time. Using HSD from Shell this time. Keeping the drive light-footed is important in this car to get better FE. Also, the higher power from the engine allows me to keep RPMs between 1500 and 2k for a normal ride. To overtake while in this RPM band, makes power available instantly.

6) The front suspension makes an almost rattling noise at times when on uneven road. This could be due to low profile of 17" wheels to some extent but was expecting a better ride quality.

7) The 6th gear is fairly powerful and did not need to downshift much even while overtaking.

8) The car can stall suddenly without notice if it falls to a lower speed in a higher gear. I am still trying to figure out how to get a hold on it either through feel or through the dashboard display. If anybody has figured it out or has suggestions, please respond.

9) Was able to do sharp turns at high speed without much body-roll and could not hear any screeching noise from the tyres either.

10) Auto-headlamps responded quite promptly when entering or exiting the tunnels. They would usually come on within 3 seconds of being in shade.

Please feel free to ask question on anything that I might have missed.
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So i just took a TD of the Petrol Xuv 300. W8 variant.
Loaded to the brim, typical of Mahindra.
But what was reassuring was how unMahindra like the Xuv300 is. Just as a reference point the cabin is far more quieter than the next segment Tata Harrier (took a TD if that too). The car feels extremely refined with very few rough edges.
The difference between the varients forces/pushes us to buy the top varient. E.g.the w6 does not get 7 air bags, no sun roof and different alloy wheels.
But the biggest point I would like to discuss here is the 1.2 in the XUV. The top varient on road is 13.8 lac. That's almost 14 lacs. And paying that kind of money for a 1.2 doesn't feel right.
The driving characteristics are similar to a sedan. Nice acceleration, tight cornering,.

That leads me to ask the question, why not go for a sedan?

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Suv/Compact SUV buffs would rarely go for a sedan over an SUV. Personally, I would anyday choose an SUV. Guess it's just a personal preference.
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6) The front suspension makes an almost rattling noise at times when on uneven road. This could be due to low profile of 17" wheels to some extent but was expecting a better ride quality.

This! I am experiencing the same rattling sound but I thought it's coming from the back and not from the front. However it's not persistent on all uneven road but occurs randomly on some

Also viral did you try the blue sense app?
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Suv/Compact SUV buffs would rarely go for a sedan over an SUV. Personally, I would anyday choose an SUV. Guess it's just a personal preference.
Well said.
SUV owners (of the genuine article as well as the hatch-on-stilts-&-steroids brigade!) would have great difficulty adjusting to sedans/saloons. It is very easy to get used to the high seating (for shorties like me), but their most addictive feature is the casual disdain/dismissal of bad roads & potholes.

I would hesitate being as dismissive of M&M (or TML, as a corollary!) as other members posting here. Despite the huge strides made by both domestic majors – M&M and TML - in the past few years (albeit after their various acquisitions & pending joint ventures) I still see a section of our domestic customers hankering after imports - despite several of them having been caught with their hands in the cookie and others leading us by our noses up the garden path!

No doubt they are still climbing the learning curve in certain areas - but in others they are as competent as other mass producers.

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AFAIR, M&M did come out with a 20k km oil change schedule for its common rail diesel engines (Scorpio, XUV 500, Thar CRDe) but went back to a 15k km oil change schedule later on. Not up-to-date about their current oils or oil change interval recommendations. However, I did have my own Scorpio's oil tested (Inside the Raaj Unocal Lubricants factory (Faridabad), used oil analysis & an interview) multiple times (Mahindra FEO as well as non-Mahindra brands) and had found the usable life is over in approximately 10k km under normal usage - so 15k km is a bad idea, and 20k km is just .
Was the analysis for a mineral oil or synthetic? Asking this because my Infiniti Q50 with Merc's 2.2 diesel has an official oil change interval of 25k's! It does take it 6 litres of synthetic oil though.
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