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Old 1st February 2024, 19:34   #9691
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Congratulations on your purchase!

I have two questions about the fuses:
1. Does the ambient light go off when headlights do or do they stay on always?
2. Does the dashcam turn off after locking the car?
Sorry but that comment was not posted by me. Looks like a mix up. You may want to check with the OP.

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Old 1st February 2024, 22:31   #9692
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4. Regarding the petrol mileage, the price difference of INR 1,10,000 will easily cover up your fuel bills for 5-6 years.
I see your point about the price difference covering fuel costs for 5-6 years, but the numbers tell a different story, especially for the AX7 AT variants. Let's crunch some numbers to get a clearer picture.

With petrol prices in Bangalore at INR 102 per litre, the INR 1,51,000 difference between the Diesel and Petrol variants translates into about 1,480 litres of petrol. Now, considering the petrol XUV700 runs 11 km per litre, that's about 16K km in total.

If you're driving around 10K km a year, the petrol bought with the extra cost of the Diesel variant would run out in just over 1.5 years, not quite stretching to the 5-6 years mentioned.
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I see your point about the price difference covering fuel costs for 5-6 years, but the numbers tell a different story, especially for the AX7 AT variants. Let's crunch some numbers to get a clearer picture.

With petrol prices in Bangalore at INR 102 per litre, the INR 1,51,000 difference between the Diesel and Petrol variants translates into about 1,480 litres of petrol. Now, considering the petrol XUV700 runs 11 km per litre, that's about 16K km in total.

If you're driving around 10K km a year, the petrol bought with the extra cost of the Diesel variant would run out in just over 1.5 years, not quite stretching to the 5-6 years mentioned.
But the real question is, who is actually getting 11 km? It's near impossible. Even on highways, if we mix between city/highways, it's hardly 7-8 km per litre.


10-11 is an assumption.
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Congratulations on your purchase!

I have two questions about the fuses:
1. Does the ambient light go off when headlights do or do they stay on always?
2. Does the dashcam turn off after locking the car?
Thanks! Both, the ambient lights and the dashcam are wired to fuses that shut off power with the ignition.
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I see your point about the price difference covering fuel costs for 5-6 years, but the numbers tell a different story, especially for the AX7 AT variants. Let's crunch some numbers to get a clearer picture.

With petrol prices in Bangalore at INR 102 per litre, the INR 1,51,000 difference between the Diesel and Petrol variants translates into about 1,480 litres of petrol. Now, considering the petrol XUV700 runs 11 km per litre, that's about 16K km in total.

If you're driving around 10K km a year, the petrol bought with the extra cost of the Diesel variant would run out in just over 1.5 years, not quite stretching to the 5-6 years mentioned.
Mate , thanks for the effort but this is flawed logic. If you run a petrol car ( 10kmpl) and a diesel car ( 13 kmpl) for around 45k km, you would spend around 1.5 lac extra on petrol. With 8k to 10k kms of annual running, that translates to 5 - 6 years
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I am guessing you are located in Bangalore. I did my front bumper repainted at Chrome Motors and they did an excellent job, the finish is as good as factory painting. Not so great experience with Sireesh Marathahalli though, no complaints on the painted surface, but they ended up doing overspray on other panels.
Thanks for the update. I had my windshield replaced for a minor crack a year back and the ASC ended up scratching the internal portion of the Windshield to remove the Pricing sticker. This was at India Garage ITPL. Later on Complaining India Garage replaced the Windshield again for Free. Due to this sort of negligence in Repairs, i was looking for a better place to get the claim and repairs done. Have read good things about Chrome motors from various posts in Team bhp. I will also get the bumper repairs done at chrome motors.
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I see your point about the price difference covering fuel costs for 5-6 years, but the numbers tell a different story, especially for the AX7 AT variants. Let's crunch some numbers to get a clearer picture.
You are right, also point to note, diesel is cheaper than petrol.
But check out the Nickelnick’s post above, has numbers mentioned better than my simplistic calculations . It takes into consideration other costs of diesel as well.
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Mahindra lowers subscription charges for the AdrenoX app to Rs 2,499/- for one year.
The offer is still valid ,i renewed my subscription yesterday. Its worth the price now imo.
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Dear Friends,
I need a suggestion, is it worth buying 2023 XUV7OO AX5 AT (Diesel/Petrol) with discounts? How much discount is good deal?

I think the discounts could range from 50k to 1L. What needs to be taken care during inspection?

Thank you !!
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I was quoted 1L discount for 2023 model and 50K for 2024 model (non ventilated seats)

Due to someone cancelling, i got a 2024 AWD model with ventilated seats allocated and awaiting delivery this Sunday.

But no discounts were offered on new variants

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Dear Friends,
I need a suggestion, is it worth buying 2023 XUV7OO AX5 AT (Diesel/Petrol) with discounts? How much discount is good deal?

I think the discounts could range from 50k to 1L. What needs to be taken care during inspection?

Thank you !!
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After lot of consideration and reading everyones recommendation I am switching from Petrol to Diesel. It will at least give me peace of mind over the years. Stats show more diesel numbers being sold. Not that a petrol would be wrong choice. But like someone recommended that with a car like XUV you would want to drive more. I don't want to think of mileage to curtail my driving.

My dealership is now asking me to make 90% payment after which they will allocate me the car. They told me I will be allowed to do the PDI and the registration will be done if I approve.

So what will be the process from now? Should I make the payment ? Can someone guide me what would be the next steps

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Apple Carplay has started throwing up a weird niggle in the past few weeks. Every time I slot into Reverse and the camera comes on, the Carplay gets disconnected. Even after shifting into D or N post this, the Carplay doesn't connect again. Also, switching to other source like FM or USB doesn't help either, as the system doesn't recognise the input. This is resolved only after manually disconnecting and connecting Carplay via the phone again.

Rattles have started appearing from almost all the doors. Gets very very annoying at times when you want to turn down the music and just have a conversation with someone in the car.

30K servicing coming up in 700 kms; waiting for this to visit the ASC.
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After lot of consideration and reading everyones recommendation I am switching from Petrol to Diesel. It will at least give me peace of mind over the years. Stats show more diesel numbers being sold. Not that a petrol would be wrong choice. But like someone recommended that with a car like XUV you would want to drive more. I don't want to think of mileage to curtail my driving.

My dealership is now asking me to make 90% payment after which they will allocate me the car. They told me I will be allowed to do the PDI and the registration will be done if I approve.

So what will be the process from now? Should I make the payment ? Can someone guide me what would be the next steps

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You can't go wrong with XUV7OO diesel, here is my calculation:
Mahindra XUV700 Review-xuv7oofueldilemma2024.jpg

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Fuel prices are for Bengaluru.
Petrol mileage considered : 7km/ltr city and 11km/ltr highway
Diesel mileage considered 10km/ltr city and 14km/ltr highway


You can achieve breakeven within two years with little more than 10k kms/year!!

Diesel means more trips, more drives and peace with more fun, all this without worrying about fuel costs

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You can achieve breakeven within two years with little more than 10k kms/year!!

Diesel means more trips, more drives and peace with more fun, all this without worrying about fuel costs
This calculation was very straightforward and effective pre-BS6 era where there was no DPF to worry. Now we have to factor in the cost of regen / ad blue / filter replacement if clogged or damaged which is quite expensive. Along with that the unknown future of diesel engine coupled with resale prospect, the mathematics alone is not enough to tilt the scale in favor of diesel. Just my two cents and the reason why people (who do mix of city and highway drives) now are in two minds even though many cars have diesel and turbo petrol models priced similar. So there is no higher initial cost for buying diesel over turbo petrol models. The maths would not even allow buying petrol version (diesel variant would break even on day 1)! But still people are hesitant to go for diesel.

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You can achieve breakeven within two years with little more than 10k kms/year!!
You forgot to factor in the higher initial cost of diesel car & higher service bills. That should give a better idea.
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