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Old 27th December 2022, 11:44   #2131
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Then I pacified myself saying that afterall Mahindra is a tractor company.
Hahaha. There is saying in Hindi which translates into hitting a person with a wet shoe ("Bhigo ke joota maarna"). With droplets falling on your shoes, you literally did that to Mahindra with the statement.
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Old 27th December 2022, 12:19   #2132
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I have just completed a long trip and my odometer reads 3K plus. I am just loving the ownership of this beast. My daughter has named it Raven.

My most peeved niggle is Android Auto stopping functioning randomly. I recently was on a trip to Chikmagalur. I could not use google Maps on my car screen as Android Auto would stop connecting to my phone randomly. After every break we took, either it came on or refused to connect to my phone. I had to depend on in-built navigation which is also good but there is a learning curve involved in using that. Inbuilt navigation is best if you are trying new routes as it gives you a picture of slight diversions to confirm if you need to exit the ramp or go up. I wish google Maps had that.

Also, TPMS would start giving an error icon on your dashboard at high speeds or on bad patches. I need to get these 2 things checked.

Apart from the above niggle, my car behaved really well on the trip. I somehow ended up taking the rural roads towards the end of the trip and it handled bad roads really well. Where others cars were struggling and slowly navigating the bad patches, this beast just sailed through those patches like there was nothing.

One thing I have realized is this car is not made for those city dwellers who are concerned about mileage and plan to use it only within the city. It is made for explorers who like to hit the roads leading outside the city. The real character of this vehicle comes out on those roads and places where others cars are afraid to go.
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Old 27th December 2022, 18:14   #2133
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I went for a drive last week on Sunday. I was amazed by the Scorpio N behaved on the highways and on ghat section. I was enjoying the drive, but towards the evening there was heavy rain. While driving my Scorpio N in the rain, droplets of water fell on my feet from above the accelerator pedal. I thought may be I was just imagining but after few more drops of rain water started seeping in then I realized that somehow water is making it's way into the driver side footwell. I was very dissappointed, with a brand new car how water can seep inside the car. I captured the droplets on the accelerator pedal and sent it to my service advisor. The niggles of my Scorpion N has started. I don't know how many more niggles that I might have to face in the future. Then I pacified myself saying that afterall Mahindra is a tractor company.
No luck. Today I sent my vehicle to the service center. The service advisor told me that it could be due to AC. They checked it out by reducing the AC to the lowest. But there was no water coming inside the driver side foot well. Then they started pouring water on the windshield and surrounding area even then they could not find the leak. They were not able to reproduce the same scenario. The service advisor told me to take video of it, when it happens next time. So when the rain is pouring, I have to get out of the car and bend inside the driver side footwell and take a video. Now I am scared to take my car out during rains. What if it starts leaking some where else. OMG I hope I have not got a lemon.
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Guys I want to know whether anybody has received their Scorpio N Z8 Automatic Diesel? I'm asking because there is not even a single photo or video of the said model. And neither there is any information about the delivery schedule.
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Guys I want to know whether anybody has received their Scorpio N Z8 Automatic Diesel?
Dont think there will be a Z6 Or Z8 model available till mid 2023. Even I booked Z6 diesel AT and now I am going with the only option available that is Z8L by extending my budget.
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Dont think there will be a Z6 Or Z8 model available till mid 2023. Even I booked Z6 diesel AT and now I am going with the only option available that is Z8L by extending my budget.
They have started producing Z2 and Z4 variants but not Z8. I don't understand the logic. What's the point in taking bookings for a variant which has yet not entered production line. Although I think that few people have received Z8 MT here. Maybe it's being produced but in limited numbers. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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I just read this thread.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/india...2-49-lakh.html (Mahindra Scorpio-N gets 5 new variants priced from Rs 12.49 lakh)

Getting the ESC, HDC as an optional pack by paying 50K extra in Z2 & Z4 MT variants is indeed a great news.

Now let me be a bit more greedy!

Mahindra, please consider adding BLD to the Z4 MT E 4WD variant too, it will compensate the lack of MLD to a great extent! With the addition of the ESC, it wont cost you much to enable the BLD!

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I went for a drive last week on Sunday. I was amazed by the Scorpio N behaved on the highways and on ghat section. I was enjoying the drive, but towards the evening there was heavy rain. While driving my Scorpio N in the rain, droplets of water fell on my feet from above the accelerator pedal.
I hope this is not a new niggle.
You can take the vehicle to a washing garage to recreate the heavy downpour and check it out.
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No luck. Today I sent my vehicle to the service center. The service advisor told me that it could be due to AC. They checked it out by reducing the AC to the lowest. But there was no water coming inside the driver side foot well. Then they started pouring water on the windshield and surrounding area even then they could not find the leak. They were not able to reproduce the same scenario. The service advisor told me to take video of it, when it happens next time. So when the rain is pouring, I have to get out of the car and bend inside the driver side footwell and take a video. Now I am scared to take my car out during rains. What if it starts leaking some where else. OMG I hope I have not got a lemon.
I had this problem in my XUV 500 during one of my drives to Kolkata. The issue was attributed to a blocked AC / water pipe just above the dashboard. I think the source is rain or may be condensed water from AC. The issue was attended to and the problem was sorted.

Not sure if it is helpful for you, but you may try.
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No luck. Today I sent my vehicle to the service center. The service advisor told me that it could be due to AC. They checked it out by reducing the AC to the lowest. But there was no water coming inside the driver side foot well. Then they started pouring water on the windshield and surrounding area even then they could not find the leak. They were not able to reproduce the same scenario. The service advisor told me to take video of it, when it happens next time. So when the rain is pouring, I have to get out of the car and bend inside the driver side footwell and take a video. Now I am scared to take my car out during rains. What if it starts leaking some where else. OMG I hope I have not got a lemon.
Hope there aren't any audio mods on the car, which require drilling through the firewall to take supply from the battery? Unlikely your car being new, but do let us know.

If the car is stock then this is a serious issue which may lead to other problems due to water ingress over a longer period. Understand your concern, please be assertive with the Mahindra SVC folks and do not accept responses which involve you doing the work to find the leak.

You have spent money on a new car, if it has a problem it is their job to identify root-cause and fix.

PS: tweeting Anand Mahindra may accelerate this process.
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Old 28th December 2022, 10:18   #2141
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Hope there aren't any audio mods on the car, which require drilling through the firewall to take supply from the battery? Unlikely your car being new, but do let us know.

If the car is stock then this is a serious issue which may lead to other problems due to water ingress over a longer period. Understand your concern, please be assertive with the Mahindra SVC folks and do not accept responses which involve you doing the work to find the leak.

You have spent money on a new car, if it has a problem it is their job to identify root-cause and fix.

PS: tweeting Anand Mahindra may accelerate this process.
Thank you very much for the response GoBlue. The car is in stock condition. No mods were made. Yep I will have to be assertive with the Mahindra SVC folks. I will tweet the customer support first, in my experience I have noticed that the Mahindra service center immediately responds. If they don't resolve the issue then I will tweet Anand Mahindra. Thank you again for your response and making me understand the how big the problem is.
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Old 28th December 2022, 12:04   #2142
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I drove close to 4000 km on a long drive from Hyderabad to Trivandrum and back (plus some driving within Trivandrum as well as a detour at Salem on my way back to meet my childhood friend.

Here are some of the things I observed from my ScorpioN 2WD Diesel Manual.

I drove alone and I did about 1400 km one way in 18 hours. No meal breaks in between.

1. Absolutely mind-blowing performance. No other car on road even comes close. When you floor the accelerator, you can literally see how you leave them behind in the dust.

2. Super stable on straight roads, not as much in curves but a gentle application of the break and you have full control of your beast.

3. The kind of Confidence you get driving it is unmatched. It is due to the deadly combination of the power thrust, the instant response with the steering wheel, and all four disc brakes.

4. Was driving more for performance and not for mileage. So the average was around 12 to 13 only.

5. Even after doing 1400 km in under 18 hours, there was no driving fatigue (I was definitely tired after 18 hours but that was due to sitting for a long time since I'm almost 50 )

6. Like some others also mentioned, the infotainment is still buggy. The Bluetooth suddenly disconnects and refuses to reconnect (for music), the screen freezes with the reverse camera, and for some time the screen went blank. Also once the cruise control refused to engage.
(Like all good Made in India vehicles, all of these got sorted when I restarted the engine. The Bluetooth did not. It had a mind of its own. Started working suddenly just the way it stopped)

7. Headlights are not up to the mark, esp if you are driving on two-lane highways at night/early morning. I added two projector lamps on the bumper as add ons and it definitely helped massively.

8. I love the N's horn but it still is not enough when you are driving on highways at night (or even day) above 120 km/hr. There are so many intersections where people cross the highway. So I added one more horn for the highway. It is shrill and can catch anyone's attention and it can be heard above the music system in cars. I have a changeover switch. So I use it only when I am doing high-speed driving on highways. I have observed that it really helps.

9. My Wolfbox dashcam was very helpful. Even when it is really dark outside, I could see everything clearly through the rear dash cam. When I was driving early morning, there was very thick fog in one place and there was no visibility. I took the help of the front dash cam to get better visibility. Very happy with it. Worth every penny.

Overall, fell more and more in love with my N and also felt that pride of owning*it*

Specific details about Hyderabad - Trivandrum drive with toll details are given in this thread

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route...l?#post5451454 (Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram / Trivandrum route)

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Old 28th December 2022, 15:08   #2143
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I just came across this over youtube.



Some design issues result in water logging in the tailgate. Are others facing this issue as well? This seems serious if it's an issue with every car.
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Old 29th December 2022, 10:50   #2144
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They were not able to reproduce the same scenario. The service advisor told me to take video of it, when it happens next time.
If you have a sunroof, check both the outlets (specially the right side one) by pouring some water. It is one more possibility for water seeping into the cabin.
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Old 29th December 2022, 14:18   #2145
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I know there's a separate thread on bookings, but I'm bringing this up here to reach a wider audience, as I believe the situation merits it.

I received a refund of my booking amount. I checked my booking and saw the status as refund initiated.

This makes no sense as I didn't initiate this at all. There are two others over at the booking thread who've reported this happen to them as well.

Customer care is clueless. Can someone here help me with the contact of anyone senior at Mahindra?
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