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Old 17th November 2023, 16:58   #9316
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

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Voila! The brake pad alert is here. “Front brake pad worn out.”

Car is about to complete 2 years in December. Not even 27k kms and an alert to change the brake pads. Honestly appalled at this. Technology, advancement etc to one side but practically, I have never had to change brake pads THIS SOON ever in owning multiple cars over the years!
Did the 30000kms service yesterday of my AX7L diesel manual.
Rear brake pads had worned out. Replaced.
Front ones are good to go for another 10000kms.
Brake pad life is indeed less. Brake pads on our endeavour on the other hand had its pads changed after 45000kms which is good for a 2 tonn automatic SUV.
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Old 17th November 2023, 22:11   #9317
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The stock music system is just sad in XUV 700 regardless of the variant. Harrier had a much better sounding speaker setup. I am going to upgrade the audio system asap.
Upgraded XUV's Audio Setup

Finally got around upgrading the audio system. This was done in two stages due to time constraints.

To reiterate: I have a AX5 D AT 7 seater. AX5 comes with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters. There are two empty slots available. One in dashboard which is an ideal place for a midrange speaker (to cover the vocals - mid) and one in boot which is an ideal place for a 6' subwoofer.

First stage :
  1. Speakers : Installed a pair of JL Audio C1-650x component speaker in the front , a pair of JL Audio C1-650x coaxial in the rear, an underseat blaupunkt subwoofer and a Mid range speaker from Hertz has been setup in dashboard slot.
  2. Acoustic Solution : installed 10 damping sheets on 4 doors.

I was recommended speakers from hertz but the frequency didn't match with me (get it? ) JL audio had good reviews hence went ahead with them.

The sound output from the first phase of installation was dissapointing because the sound was treble heavy and bass was all over the place so much so that lossless music from apple music was sounding bad.

This was because Mahindra has sound staging and preset equalization done to make the stock speaker sound good. This stops aftermarket speakers from performing at their full potential.

Hence Phase 2 was installed ASAP.

Stage 2 setup :
  1. DSP : Nakamichi DSP
  2. Amplifier : Initially Nakamichi amplifier was used but later replaced with JL Audio JX400/4D amplifier.

Now initially amplifier and dsp were of the same brand but the amplifier was creating a lot of issues. Primarily it's alternator was creating a loud whining noise and then later on it went kaput.

Nakamichi amplifier was replaced with JL AUDIO JX400/4D.

Believe me when I say that post tuning my XUV is sounding better than my Harrier (9 speaker setup) and I am super happy with the upgrade work done.

Also the wiring and components like DSP and Amplifier has been chosen in a way that when I feel like upgrading the C1s to C2 it should be an easy job.


That's it from me .

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Old 18th November 2023, 00:09   #9318
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Upgraded XUV's Audio Setup

Finally got around upgrading the audio system. This was done in two stages due to time constraints.


Cheers!
Very nice :
Can you share the cost?
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Old 18th November 2023, 21:59   #9319
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Hello Folks !

I have booked an AX7 AT Petrol Variant and decided to go for following accessories from Showroom.The car is scheduled to be delivered next Week.

1.Side Foot Steps (have Old parents and young children)
2.Mud Flaps
3.Illuminated Scuff plates

Looked at 7D Mats as well but the quality and price are poles apart.While Searching at Amazon , I am confused between style of these mats ,

Black Mats
https://amzn.eu/d/1aY4gIt


Black with red stitching 7D mats.
https://amzn.eu/d/hQMYN30

Additionally Pharaoh mats are not available as of now.
https://www.pharaohautomotive.com/pr...car-floor-mats

I couldn’t help but dislike GFX ,3D mats,the other popular one in forum.

So ,I request the folks here to help me with selection of right accessories and 7D/3D mats to be procured outside.
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Old 19th November 2023, 05:56   #9320
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If the car is allocated to you then they cannot force you to get Mahindra Finance. Mahindra usually enforces Mahindra finance when giving you car out of turn, Which showroom is this? Further transfer of booking lies at Mahindra and showroom's discetion.

Also , test drive Safari and XUV back to back and test drive them extensively before cancelling your booking. Having owned harrier and XUV I can confidently say XUV has better driving dynamics.
Thanks for responding.

Yes, you are right. They were saying we can get the car early if you get it through Mahindra Finance.

Also, i did test drive both back to back and looks like the new electronic steering wheel in Safari has improved the driving experience...
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Old 19th November 2023, 06:08   #9321
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Hello Folks !

So ,I request the folks here to help me with selection of right accessories and 7D/3D mats to be procured outside.
Congratulations.
Screen guard is must. Also tailgate scuff protector. You can consider pedal covers. I have gone for 3d mats as 7d are very difficult to clean and maintain.
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Old 19th November 2023, 13:59   #9322
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

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Hello Folks !

I have booked an AX7 AT Petrol Variant and decided to go for following accessories from Showroom.The car is scheduled to be delivered next Week.

Additionally Pharaoh mats are not available as of now.
https://www.pharaohautomotive.com/pr...car-floor-mats

I couldn’t help but dislike GFX ,3D mats,the other popular one in forum.

So ,I request the folks here to help me with selection of right accessories and 7D/3D mats to be procured outside.
It is worth waiting for the Pharaoh Mats, they are the best, use some cheap door mats for the interim period. I did the same.
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Old 19th November 2023, 23:39   #9323
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Hi folks, Just wanted to know if there are any new variants or engine combinations inbound. We plan on getting a petrol manual XUV, but the the top spec "luxury pack" can only be had with an automatic gearbox.

The diesel can be had with both gearbox combinations in the AX7 L guise.

The 700 is a brilliant car, but why is it not possible to get the powertrain/variant combinations we want?
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I'm on the lookout for a quality tyre inflator suitable for my XUV700. I've narrowed down a few options on Amazon but am struggling to make a final decision and would appreciate some advice from fellow BHPians.

I would greatly appreciate any recommendations or reviews that could help me finalize my purchase.


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Does this fit below the front car seat, how is the review after using it for a year?
Hey Mate, sorry for late revert. It's a good product, but it will not fit under front seat.
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Folks a curious question, what is the level of refinement difference between diesel and petrol XUV700? If budget is not an issue and annual running is about ~10K km, which one would make more sense and why ?
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Folks a curious question, what is the level of refinement difference between diesel and petrol XUV700? If budget is not an issue and annual running is about ~10K km, which one would make more sense and why?
I have been owning the diesel MX variant for 3 weeks now and have driven 2000 km so far. The level of refinement when compared to my previous XUV 5OO is very high, and there is almost zero cabin noise with the stock MRF tyres. The fuel efficiency has been between 17 and 19 km/l on trips to Mangalore and Kukke and was as high as 20 km/l on a drive to Mysore.

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Folks a curious question, what is the level of refinement difference between diesel and petrol XUV700? If budget is not an issue and annual running is about ~10K km, which one would make more sense and why ?
Hi Tinu, I am coming from XUV5OOW8. Now have purchased XUV700 AX7L AWD. The difference in refinement is just astounding even in diesel. The two are just poles apart.

Definitely, petrol would be quieter and cleaner with no DEF worries. But we cannot choose AWD. If AWD was available in Petrol AX7L, I would have gone with eyes closed. BTW diesel is no slouch, it pulls off cleanly, particularly in the Zoom(sports) mode. DEF is also not an issue if highway usage is more.

Go for petrol if you don't want AWD, or you can wait out wee longer, may be AWD would be offered with petrol in future variants. Rumors abound with new multiple variants coming soon.

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Rumors abound with new multiple variants coming soon.
Any idea how soon is the facelift launch? Republic day or later?

I am really looking for some additions to AX5 P AT.

TATA Harrier Pure Plus AT has everything except rear defogger (I don't need sunroof), I have to pay upto 3L to get a variant with defogger
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Folks a curious question, what is the level of refinement difference between diesel and petrol XUV700? If budget is not an issue and annual running is about ~10K km, which one would make more sense and why ?
The Petrol engine is more refined than the diesel and more powerfull too and with better NHV levels.

If you can bear with the low mileage of the petrol, which indirectly results in more expenses on monthly fuel bill, then go for the petrol engine.
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level of refinement difference between diesel and petrol XUV700? If budget is not an issue and annual running is about ~10K km, which one would make more sense and why ?
I've had the AWD for 7 odd months with ~ 6k kms ( mostly hills & highways) on the odo and feel the engine noise is loudest in Zoom and lesser in Zap mode, haven't tried Zip. I have taken to use Zap most of the times hence but still find it rather intrusive in the first two gears in higher revvs (eg going uphill), third gear onwards its impressively smooth. The autobox tries to keep the revvs higher on the incline (for better throttle response I guess) so that may be a contributor. On the highway it's quite enough for a normal conversation throughout. The difference is like night & day from my previous Swift Dzire petrol.

My experience with the petrol XUV is limited to a 5-6 km test ride on smooth city roads but it felt significant quieter than the diesel, esp when idling. As the big turbo petrol is anyways known to be thirsty, addition of ~ 200 kg AWD hardware will further reduce the fuel economy. Will Mahindra launch such a version?
That's anybody guess but I don't think so.

For me, AWD was a non negotiable & that made things rather simple. Suggest you to take test rides of both in different drive modes, decide your priorities and take a call.
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