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Old 20th April 2023, 21:41   #8326
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Hi everyone,

Today I did the PDI of my car AX7 L D AT, this being my first car it was a special experience. After reading a lot of articles and going through tons of videos I thought I was ready to do the PDI. But man I was wrong, this is a tough task. I was stuck admiring the car rather than finding bugs in it.

Anyway, I booked my car on 4th March 2023 and got a cancelation allotted to me on 11th April 2023.
I followed my sales executive every week and told him that I will buy any variant AWD/non-AWD, just get the car ready as soon as possible. I was lucky enough that the cancelation was exactly the spec I desired (Midnight Black, non-AWD, AX7 L D AT).

The car is from February 2023 batch, it is BS6.2, with sequential turn indicators installed and 2 keys. The car was only 14km on the odometer seems pretty fair to me.

The car is equipped with Goodyear tires. Heard a lot of bad things regarding Goodyear, should I get them replaced or let them run?

I was unable to check the infotainment version.
Apple CarPlay was hit and a miss, on my first try it just completely rejected to connect, restarted the car/restarted phone/removed it from the device list, etc... none worked so I just left it as is and thought I will ask the rep later.
After some time when I was leaving my mind just clicked to check all the AC vents, so I started the engine to check, and this time the CarPlay connected automatically.

I tried to adjust the ORVMs but was unable to do so. Frankly speaking, I have no idea how to use them, Always adjusted the mirrors through my hands so seeing this complicated thing at my disposal was an overwhelming feeling.

Other than these two things the car is an absolute stunner, everything was as per my expectations.

About the sales team/sales reps, I had booked my car from a showroom near my home, and the guy told me that as this is a new showroom we will get a new car pretty soon, which came out to be true. The problem is this showroom has no garage to store its vehicles or a workshop to install the accessories. For the purpose of PDI and accessories selection, he sent me to a showroom that they call their "head office", in that showroom nobody was ready to show me my car which was parked just outside the showroom, I called my sales guy he connected me with his contacts in this branch and after that, everything sailed smoothly.

I had a mixed response from the sales team, on one hand, they are extremely polite and on the other hand, they are absolutely clueless about the cars. I asked them about how to check the version of infotainment and how to adjust the ORVMs they were completely clueless. I even asked about the installation of an SD card they said the infotainment/silver box has 128 GB of memory in it you don't need to add an SD card.
I'm pretty sure it was his wild guess, and he was just deflecting my questions as it was the closing time of the showroom.

So overall felt a bit disappointed by the staff at the showroom, but I'm very happy that I'm able to get my car within 2 months. Eagerly waiting for the delivery date so that I can fully enjoy this beast.

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Old 21st April 2023, 18:03   #8327
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Need help , i have been waiting for my car over a year and the sales rep doesn't pick up the phone now what to do - seerish mahindra Bangalore
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I booked AX7L AWD in May 2022. ETA on the website kept changing. Initially it was March-April 2024 and then after a few months it was July-August 2023. In October 2022, it changed to July-August 2024. I was very surprised that ETA shifted by a full one year! But eventually I received the delivery in first week of December. So overall a 7 months wait.

I was in constant touch with the Dealer, making sure he knows I'm very much interested in buying, and won't cancel the booking. He always told me to ignore the ETA on the website.
I booked my AX7 L AWD in the month of Aug 2022 and Received a delivery by Dec 2022.
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Need help , i have been waiting for my car over a year and the sales rep doesn't pick up the phone now what to do - seerish mahindra Bangalore
A year of waiting is on the higher side. If it is not too much trouble then visit the show room and talk to them directly. What model/colour have you booked? What is the estimated date on the tracking website?
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Need help , i have been waiting for my car over a year and the sales rep doesn't pick up the phone now what to do - seerish mahindra Bangalore
I am into the same boat. Booked AX7L D Auto in May, 22. Dealer initially promised delivery before March, 23 but now they are saying June, 23 ( pushed from May to June online ). My dealer is also Sireesh Auto, Silk Board towards Hosur Road. I've been in constant touch with sales guy since last 4 months but he doesn't have any updates on delivery.
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I have been contemplating booking an XUV700 but the waiting period has discouraged me so far. A very close friend of mine has an active booking of colour and model of my choice and due to some reasons he is about to cancel the booking. The delivery is scheduled for September.

Is it possible for my friend to cancel and let me take his booking? Of course Mahindra folks will have to agree as well. Not sure how this works.
And will it be considered as wrong?
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Is it possible for my friend to cancel and let me take his booking?
This is completely upto the dealership.

If I would have been in your situation, I would have asked that friend to retain the booking till the car arrives at the dealership. Once the car is there, ask your friend to introduce you as the prospective buyer and cancel the booking. As the dealership has to find a new buyer for the car, they would be happy to allot to you if you have the finances ready.

I have heard someone taking this approach and had succeeded. Hope it works for you as well.
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This is completely upto the dealership.

If I would have been in your situation, I would have asked that friend to retain the booking till the car arrives at the dealership. Once the car is there, ask your friend to introduce you as the prospective buyer and cancel the booking. As the dealership has to find a new buyer for the car, they would be happy to allot to you if you have the finances ready.

I have heard someone taking this approach and had succeeded. Hope it works for you as well.
Yes, thinking on similar lines to do this just in time. Thanks 👍
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I have been contemplating booking an XUV700 but the waiting period has discouraged me so far. A very close friend of mine has an active booking of colour and model of my choice and due to some reasons he is about to cancel the booking. The delivery is scheduled for September.

Is it possible for my friend to cancel and let me take his booking? Of course Mahindra folks will have to agree as well. Not sure how this works.
And will it be considered as wrong?
As per rules of Mahindra, this is not allowed as the transfer has to happen only in the immediate family with proper documentation to show the relation. In the initial days, they asked for PAN/Aadhar cards to show the relation. But I guess its relaxed now. So, I suggest you have a clear discussion (to impress upon) the SA and get him to agree for this change instead of waiting until Sep. This will be comparatively easier if its AX3/AX5 vs. L variants.
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I just got delivered my XUV 700 AX7 L DAT some 20 days back.

The car had done around 1700 kms till yesterday and was running flawlessly. Yesterday I took it for a 700 kms highway run and car was munching miles like no ones business.

But between 125-140 kmph, there is a strange vibration coming up. It is not strong like a shake, but is not too small to ignore, infact the co passenger also was able to feel that. This car was doing city runs only till date and this i the first time it was taken to that speeds. I couldn't make out if it is because of an alignment issue or something else as it was held in that speeds for very short duration.

Any thing to be checked specifically or any pointers ?
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I drive a AX7 P AT & have covered 6k Kms till now. I have similar observations, even on completely flat expressways, once the speed crosses 105 - 110, there is a vibration which originates from the front side of the vehicle. This vibration increases with increase in speed.
I thought to be an balancing issue & getting it corrected in the 10K service.
Have others also faced similar issues? Any pointers/ solutions?
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Myself is experiencing similar issue at around 90KMPH, but Its not like vibrations felt at steering, when wheels are unbalanced .Its more like a very minor body shake happening. I drive an AWD. Requesting other members to pitch in with similar experience, if any.
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I drive an AWD and I have it at around 95-100 too, found this out in my last drive - vibrations are clearly seen on the irvm. I was under the impression that it may have to do something with the AWD engaging at higher speeds etc but given that folks are reporting this across variants and fuel types it looks like some kind of widespread issue.

Has anyone got the issue of vibration at arnd 95-100kmph resolved? Could you please let me know what was the fix from the service center?

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Anyway, I booked my car on 4th March 2023 and got a cancelation allotted to me on 11th April 2023
Congratulations for your vehicle.

One query, did the dealer force you to buy any accessories to allot the vehicle to you ?

In February, my friend was in similar situation. He had booked the AX7L variant in Jan 2023. In last week of Feb he got call from SA that due to a cancellation, same variant is available, though colour was not same. My friend agreed for the new colour.

The day before delivery, we went for PDI. Then the SA told that it's mandatory to buy accessories worth Rs. 50,000, only then the vehicle will be billed. We agreed for some basic accessories like 3D mats, mud-flaps etc. But said no for side steps, rear bumper guard and many other stuff. The SA and his manager were adamant on the Rs. 50,000 blackmail.

After debating with them for sometime, we decided to walk away. Now, my friend happily drives Innova Hycross.

The Mahindra dealer : Dee Emm Mahindra, Old Delhi Road, Gurgaon

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Hi All,

Been some time since i posted. Was busy exploring our great country. Took the car for a 6000 km drive as soon as i got the 10k service done. Covered this in 6 days. Below are some of my observations:

1) Started from Bangalore-Hyderabad-Nagpur-Seoni-Jhansi-Gwalior-Mathura
2) Return Journey, Mathura-Jabalpur-Raipur-Vizag-Vijayawada-Tirupati-Bangalore
3) The infotainment screen froze for sometime during the hyd phase,came back on its own after multiple restarts ( on its own).
4) Apart from the above issue, there were no issues whatsoever with the car during the entire trip.
5) The car drives like a hungry tiger ,ready to gobbles miles and miles. On some days it drove 1300k non-stop without breaking a sweat.
6) Never did the car overheat.Even though the outside temperature was 43 degrees.
7) AC worked like a charm. There were times when i had to decrease it as it was chilling inside.
8) Average was around 15 for the whole trip.
9) Nitrogen in the tires is a must. I filled it once and it help up during the entire trip.Tire performance was excellent.Help the road for the entire trip and i never felt uneasy.
10) Roads were a mix of incity, highways and hills. Apart from a brief period of bad roads in Orissa, the roads were good throughout.
11) You can do insane speeds on this highway ( NH44) as it is almost free of traffic. but maintain a decent 100 and you will get good average ( it is best at 80).
12) ADAS, Cruise control work like a charm. Braking is excellent. Never lacked the bite.
13) Will post the travelogue in another post, but anyone interested can DM me.
14) Seating comfort is awesome. The car cushioned me and i never felt any unease during the entire journey.
15) Lights are good, but during the twilight hours, i had to switch to high beam to see the road.
16) Steering is excellent and gives good feedback.
17) Other features works as expected but you will appreciate the above features more( they are the main ones in a car).
18) Side-Steps- I would recommend to go for company fitted ones. Mine were after market and it scrapped side step holder ( it is U shaped) sometimes on uneven roads. It has lowered the ground clearance of my car.
19) End of the journey, i was as fresh as day 1 ( no fatigue) at all. Thats how good this car is.

I have a AX7L AWD (White)
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Congratulations for your vehicle.

One query, did the dealer force you to buy any accessories to allot the vehicle to you ?

In February, my friend was in similar situation. He had booked the AX7L variant in Jan 2023. In last week of Feb he got call from SA that due to a cancellation, same variant is available, though colour was not same. My friend agreed for the new colour.

The day before delivery, we went for PDI. Then the SA told that it's mandatory to buy accessories worth Rs. 50,000, only then the vehicle will be billed. We agreed for some basic accessories like 3D mats, mud-flaps etc. But said no for side steps, rear bumper guard and many other stuff. The SA and his manager were adamant on the Rs. 50,000 blackmail.

After debating with them for sometime, we decided to walk away. Now, my friend happily drives Innova Hycross.

The Mahindra dealer : Dee Emm Mahindra, Old Delhi Road, Gurgaon

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Yes (not directly but indirectly), SA told me that the car is already fitted with accessories worth 50,000 (which he said were installed for the previous allottee) so I need to bear that cost.

I had already planned on buying the side step, mud flaps, scuff plates, 3D mats, and the Mahindra Maxicare.

To check if he was bluffing or not, I told him I'm coming to do the PDI today and will take the delivery the next morning, as the car is already prepared I just need to have a final look, to this he replied the car is in transit from Pune to Gurgaon and will reach Gurgaon within a week, this is where I told him I'll add accessories to the car after the PDI and that you don't need to install any accessories before my approval.

I asked him to install all the things that I had planned and nothing else, the accessories bill came out to be 46,500 (including Maxicare) and he didn't say a word to increase or add other accessories to inflate the price to 50,000.
So accessories worth 50,000 was not a hard cap (I think you can call it a win-win situation?).
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This is completely upto the dealership.

If I would have been in your situation, I would have asked that friend to retain the booking till the car arrives at the dealership. Once the car is there, ask your friend to introduce you as the prospective buyer and cancel the booking. As the dealership has to find a new buyer for the car, they would be happy to allot to you if you have the finances ready.

I have heard someone taking this approach and had succeeded. Hope it works for you as well.
As per M & M, the transfer can only be done to a blood relative.

Purely my opinion and I don't ascribe any malicious intent to this suggestion. In all fairness, the dealer should offer the car to the next one(s) in the queue in the order of their booking dates. Only if the dealer isn't able to find a buyer, should he allot it to the one offering to pay up immediately.

If I were the one in the queue, I would be extremely pissed with the dealer if the car is allotted to a buyer that hasn't even made a booking. But, would I get to know of it even !!
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SA told me that the car is already fitted with accessories worth 50,000 (which he said were installed for the previous allottee) so I need to bear that cost.
In our case as well, the conversation went on the same lines. During the discussion, we told that we'll wait for the next vehicle when it arrives from the factory. Then we were told that they have instructions not to sell vehicle without meeting 'the target'. I told them to give this in writing, they obviously denied. That was the point we walked away.

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the accessories bill came out to be 46,500 (including Maxicare) and he didn't say a word to increase or add other accessories to inflate the price to 50,000. So accessories worth 50,000 was not a hard cap
Your amount was very close to 'the target', so probably there was no need for debate from dealer's side. Our amount was below Rs. 10,000.

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I think you can call it a win-win situation?
In your case, yes. As you wanted the accessories and you got them. In our case, no. We didn't want any accessories, so it was force sell to us.

One more thing that I noticed, every new vehicle that was parked had side steps, rear bumper guard and rainvisor installed. What's the probability that every potential customer wanted all those add-ons. Or was it a trick to force sell saying, "Sir, the accessories were installed for the earlier customer, who cancelled and you are the lucky one."

In our case, accessories worth more than Rs. 51,000 were pre-installed. (marked in the list in previous post)

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