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Old 26th January 2023, 16:53   #7756
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

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How can the Service Center brush it off by saying that dogs have chewed on the wires and pipes? Are they now vets who specialise in animal bites?
If you hear hooves, think horses before thinking of zebras, right? Unless we live in zebra country! If the teeth marks are big and deep, it's clearly not a rodent issue, but dogs. It's sad that an Indian car manufacturer doesn't factor for commonly occurring problems in India into their design processes. A foreign car maker might be excused for making this mistake, as it's not every country that has a stray dog and rodent menace, but surely the likes of Tata and Mahindra should know better.
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After booking, SA is less responsive. Most of the time he doesnt respond (never on Whatsapp). Never provided me any update on the timelines. When I ask, he says he will update me soon. But never comes back.
I visited mahindra showroom to check out XUV700. No demonstration offered Neither test drive, SA told me directly to book it. Meanwhile delivery of two vehicles - XUV700 and ScorpioN was happening right there , so I told him to share quotation over whatsapp or call me back when he get free. Till then and now its been 20days, he never called me.
Since I own, XUV300 purchased in 2021, asked quotation for XUV700 to my SA (another showroom), he too didn't responded me yet.

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Old 26th January 2023, 18:12   #7758
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The official brochure for the XUV700 is a bit confusing when it comes to the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go feature on the AX7 AT variant. Can any recent buyers of the AX7 AT variant of the XUV700 confirm if that feature is available or not?
Yes, I took the delivery of AX7 diesel AT a month back and both ACC and Stop and Go features are available.

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Old 26th January 2023, 18:12   #7759
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

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Hi All - Checking about the floor mat for AXL. Read reviews 7D mats which are not so good. Kindly advice if 3D is OK or if any other options are available in the market.
Also, dealer is asking for more than m2mall.
Planning to go for minimal accessories like a screen guard, mud flap, floor mat, bumper guard and scuff plates.
I checked a few custom-made floor mats but was not convinced about the quality. Not able to see Kagu OR GFX mats. Any recommendations from the owners/shops contacts in Bangalore will help
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Got the call from my SA on 20th Jan saying that the car (AX7L P AT) has been allotted to me and I took the delivery
on 25th

As per the VIN it is Jan 2023 manufactured

Was quoted 85K for the insurance but bargained it down to 76K.
Chose the following accessories:

1. Foot step
2. Illuminated scuff plates
3. Mud flaps
4. Rain visor
5. Door guard
6. Screen guard
7. Pharaoh floor mats - order from Pharaoh website

The delivery experience was smooth. Received 2 Key Fobs and no sequential rear indicators.
The car drives great and have nothing more to add which has not been already mentioned by the other owners
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Old 26th January 2023, 20:47   #7761
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Finally got a call from dealership that my car has been invoiced from factory and in transit and expected to reach by next week around 5-6th Jan.

Checked online on Mahindra's portal and indeed, status is showing as Vehicle Invoiced and Shipment on its way.

Now, dealership is asking me to pay 2.5L and get this invoiced today itself as they have targets to meet and also because vehicle prices are expected to increase from 1st Jan. Insurance & Registration would be done in 2023 post vehicle's arrival.

As per VIN, vehicle production date is Dec 2022. Is there any harm in getting it invoiced today (31-12-2022)?
Finally took delivery of my XUV 700 AX7 Petrol AT on 24th of Jan from a dealership thatís 200kms from my city of residence.

We reached the showroom around noon and by then, my SA had the vehicle in the showroom nice n clean.

Pre Delivery Inspection
First of all, I did a detailed PDI. The car had just 35kms on the ODO and came shod with Bridgestone Ecopia 850 tyres. Everything else was fine except for some very prominent swirl marks on the piano black B, C & D pillars. I showed this to the SA and he acknowledged their presence and assured me that these will be taken care of. He called the head of their cleaning department who tried many different things, none of which helped. He then wanted to try with 2K rubbing compound but I didnít want to take the risk of making it worse. Will try to have this addressed at a proper detailing studio later.

On a side note, there was another Black XUV 700 present in the showroom ready for delivery and this car too had exactly the same swirl marks on the piano black B, C & D pillars.

Add Ons:
After this, the SA explained to me the addons and I went ahead and bought the 5yr Mahindra Shield and Road Side Assistance.

Accessories:
There was no pressure to buy any accessories but I selected these:

Mud Flaps
Pedal Covers
Rain Visors
(My Pharoah 3D Mats are already ordered and in transit)

Insurance:
Initially, the dealership had given me a quote of 95k for Insurance whereas I got a much lower offer from outside. Now , I was attended by their Insurance guy who showed me a multitude of Insurance options to choose from and finally, he not only matched, but bettered the rate I got from outside.

Finally took an IFFICO Tokio 1+3yr Policy with Zero Dep + Engine Protector + RSA + RTI + Consumables with cashless settlement at all Authorised Mahindra workshops across India. Policy was generated through their in-house portal, Mahindra Insurance Brokers Limited.

Payment:
I was then explained the breakup of all charges including cost of vehicle, tcs, extended warranty, rsa, insurance, accessories, etc and final amount payable. I then transferred the payment. Point to note, there was no Handling or PDI charges loaded but no discounts either.

Also I must mention that since I had gotten my vehicle invoiced on 31st Dec 2022, I did not have to bear the burden of the recent price hike of 47k that took place on 3rd Jan 2023

Registration:
Once the payment part was cleared, I was taken to their registration team who completed the registration process and allotted registration number in less than 15mins on the VAAHAN portal. Life time tax came to approx 97k. Pretty smooth!

Registration of Apps:
After this, it was time to the Apps team to take over. They registered me on Adrenox & Alexa and downloaded, activated and explained their use of my phone.

Finally, time for Demo:
It was now time for their XUV expert to come it. He took us to the car and explained in detail the various settings of infotainment system, driver assistance etc. This took more time then we expected and was a bit overwhelming to be honest. Hope to figure things out gradually.

One irritating point was that the FM Radio seemed to have a mind of its own and kept randomly turning on multiple times during this exercise and even the Ďexpertí had no clue why!

Finally, it was time for the delivery and after the mandatory photo session and cake cutting, I present a small gift to my SA.

We finally left the showroom at 6pm, a long 6hrs after we had reached the showroom. I have taken many car deliveries before, but this was by far the longest one!

We were provided a Fuel voucher of 15Ltrs and when we refueled at the pump, It took in a total of 55ltrs till auto cut.

Drive Back Home
It was a pretty smooth and happy 200kms drive back home. The car has loads of available power and is effortless to drive. With the outstanding booster headlights, we could maintain good speed with greater comfort and confidence and reached home earlier than expected.

When we reached home, the MID was showing an average fuel consumption of 11.8 kmpl. Not bad for a 200BHP petrol AT

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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

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Hi All - Checking about the floor mat for AXL. Read reviews 7D mats which are not so good. Kindly advice if 3D is OK or if any other options are available in the market.
Also, dealer is asking for more than m2mall.
Planning to go for minimal accessories like a screen guard, mud flap, floor mat, bumper guard and scuff plates.
I am using Pharaoh 3D mats in my XUV700 and have found them to very good. The fit and finish is perfect. You can check out the design and also order online from their site.
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Old 27th January 2023, 09:16   #7763
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How do you know it's actually in transit and not sitting in the dealer's yard? Don't take whatever salesmen say at face value.
I agree. I had an experience like this where the dealer mentioned the car was in transit however the car was already with the dealership. Long story short they were trying to give me a car that had issues (dents) which I noticed while doing the PDI and hence refused to take the car. Not saying this will happen but good to be careful.
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Old 27th January 2023, 10:27   #7764
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Team,
Had a few questions - my dealer surprised me with a way-early-delivery of an AX7-L Petrol AT.
He is asking me to pay the full amount (he will not do any registration) and hold the vehicle (vehicle is supposedly still in transit and I have not seen the Form22 as yet). Once I come, do the PDI and approve, he will proceed with the registration. If I don't approve, he will refund the amount.

Some background:
I am buying the vehicle in a Tier2 town (out of state) and getting the vehicle to BLR. Hence I cannot immediately rush to do a PDI.

1. Does this sound like an OK enough agreement? (I suspect someone might have canceled and hence I got this opportunity)
What all do I need to check virtually?
2. In case I do pick this vehicle, does it make sense to buy the extended warranty, some accessories etc, from BLR dealer (since the vehicle will be stationed here, might as well build a relationship)

Appreciate your thoughts.

TIA
Sharing my personal experience on similar matter:

On 27th Dec 2022 I got a call from dealership that my car has been invoiced from factory and in transit and expected to reach by next few weeks. This was much earlier than my original timeline.

Checked online on Mahindra's portal and indeed, status is showing as Vehicle Invoiced and Shipment on its way.

The dealership asked me to pay 2.5L advance and get this invoiced before 31st Dec 2022 as they have targets to meet and also because vehicle prices were expected to increase from 1st Jan. Insurance & Registration would be done in 2023 post vehicle's arrival.

As per VIN provided, vehicle production date was Dec 2022. I went ahead and transferred 2.51 Lacs as advance and got the vehicle invoiced.

Finally took delivery of my XUV 700 AX7 Petrol AT after doing a detailed PDI and only then transferring the balance payment on 24th of Jan.

Everything worked out fine with me getting the car much earlier than expected and also saving a cool 50k.

You can read my detailed writeup on the Delivery Experience on this very thread here (Mahindra XUV700 Review)
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Also I must mention that since I had gotten my vehicle invoiced on 31st Dec 2022, I did not have to bear the burden of the recent price hike of 47k that took place on 3rd Jan 2023

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Once the payment part was cleared, I was taken to their registration team who completed the registration process and allotted registration number in less than 15mins on the VAAHAN portal. Life time tax came to approx 97k. Pretty smooth!
Congratulations, You are lucky to escape the recent hike.

15 minutes for registration. My god, you are living in some other part of this country. Here in my case even after full payment last Friday, no progress in the registration department. Also I really envy you paying just 97K, for RTO charges. What's the ex-showroom value? In my case, it AX7 L AWD and the RTO charge itself is 5.36 Lakhs.

I really hate my home state for this aspect.

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Slightly off topic

Bolero Neo Limited Edition launched at 11.50 lacs from Mahindra stable gets a cruise control wherein XUV700 variant AX5 Diesel AT 7 seater variant priced at 20.2 lacs Ex showroom (26.2 lacs OTR) doesn't get one. How absurd is that?

Mahindra, If you are reading give creature comfort features at least as an option to upgrade.

Its hard to digest for the existing owners and for the future owners too that their mid line XUV 700s will not have such good to have features but a product from the same stable which is half the price of XUV700 will have the same feature.
Well something should be left for the top end. Every car manufacturer generally has more equipment in the top trim lower segment model than the base - mid trim upper segment model. If you are comparing top trims itself, then itís a different story.
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Congratulations, You are lucky to escape the recent hike.

15 minutes for registration. My god, you are living in some other part of this country. Here in my case even after full payment last Friday, no progress in the registration department. Also I really envy you paying just 97K, for RTO charges. What's the ex-showroom value? In my case, it AX7 L AWD and the RTO charge itself is 5.36 Lakhs.

I really hate my home state for this aspect.
My home town is Guwahati, Assam but I had made the purchase from an even smaller town called Tezpur. And yes, the registration process was pretty seamless.

Ex showroom price of the car was 21,18,899 but here RTO charges were calculated on the basic value of the car (before GST, Cess & TCS) which was only 14,63,445.

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Not sure how its calculated in other states, but 5.4 Lacs is outright robbery
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My home town is Guwahati, Assam but I had made the purchase from an even smaller town called Tezpur. And yes, the registration process was pretty seamless.

Ex showroom price of the car was 21,18,899 but here RTO charges were calculated on the basic value of the car (before GST, Cess & TCS) which was only 14,63,445.

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Not sure how its calculated in other states, but 5.4 Lacs is outright robbery
Good for you.

Kerala & Karnataka has one of the highest tax brackets in the country.

We have to pay ~ 21% on Ex-Showroom. My Ex Showroom is ~ Rs.25.47 Lakhs odd.

Heck, a bike above 2 lakhs also pays ~21%. Welcome to God's own country.

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My home town is Guwahati, Assam but I had made the purchase from an even smaller town called Tezpur. And yes, the registration process was pretty seamless.

Ex showroom price of the car was 21,18,899 but here RTO charges were calculated on the basic value of the car (before GST, Cess & TCS) which was only 14,63,445.

Attachment 2410840

Not sure how its calculated in other states, but 5.4 Lacs is outright robbery

Truly, this should be the ethical and proper way of calculating RTO charges. Calculating taxes after adding GST, chess etc is basically tax on tax and for some reason it has become the norm in India.
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Is anyone else facing issues due to Mahindra removing 2 Rear Parking sensors from XUV700? My XUV500 had 4 sensors and they did the job pretty well. In the 700 I am facing an issue given the sensors from the side have been removed the car does not sense if you are backing into something that is present towards the ends of the bumpers. I have a couple of scrapes and narrow escapes already.

Has anyone tries tried getting the 2 side sensors fixed either frpm the service center or after market? If any knowledgable member can comment on whether it is even possible to install 2 additional sensors within the same assembly wire system.
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