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My Mahindra Scorpio-N ready for delivery: Post PDI observations

The main points I kept in mind was to check for any rust or scratches for a July manufactured car, and also for any naughty rat troubles, since the car was parked for a few months.

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Sold my first love this morning XUV500 2015 driven 1.27 lakh kms niggle free. No mechanical work done other than regular maintenance. Even the clutch plate is unchanged, Hence my trust in the mHawk. Sold the car only because of the 10 year rule in Delhi, or else would have kept using it.

Got a good deal from Mahindra, they price matched the quote I got elsewhere, and the amount was adjusted in my Scorpio-N.

Car has reached the stockyard and half of the down payment is done. The other half will be cleared till tomorrow.

The car will reach the showroom on 23rd evening. Honestly my whole experience from booking to salesman experience has been nothing short of excellent.

Timely communications, helpful staff, documentation collection on time, clarity of things happening. Hopefully the experience continues in service of the vehicle.

The PDI of the vehicle has been done, and post inspection, I gave the green light to the bank to disperse off the loan.

PDI went smooth and the staff was accommodating. I drove the car a little in the garage checked all the sensors and battery.

The main points I kept in mind was to check for any rust or scratches for a July manufactured car, and also for any naughty rat troubles, since the car was parked for a few months.

Although these aren't things to worry about as a big company like Mahindra is experienced in this, it's always better to double check.

The car was in nice shape, already decorated for the delivery day.

Some points I discussed and noticed:

  • No Apple Carplay in my car, hope the year long wait XUV owners had won't happen here.
  • Sunroof speaker issue was dismissed by the salesman as he says Mahindra has really well tested the vehicle in extreme terrains, I don't buy it and think this is an issue that should be fixed. In case Mahindra rectifies it in the later production models ill do it definitely.
  • Exposed AC motor below the dash is not that big deal as even with legs stretched it wont touch you but it is lower than other cars for sure and an eye sore.
  • The car comes with Apollo Apterra HT2, had Apterra AT2 on my XUV for a good long run so i am confident in this tyre. But as soon as companies will introduce the 245 size in ATs I'll definitely go for it.
  • Manuals kept in the showrooms had wireless charging(Although i know it only comes in AT 4wd) this car has a rubberised storage area.
  • The car was silent as compared to my XUV500, loved the feeling while it was on.
  • Engine bay is spacious and easy to access things, one thing that didn't impress me was the length of the sump guard. It isn't long enough as compared to the engine bay. For the 4Xplore i think we need some proper under body protection kits.
  • 182 KMs was already on the odo of the car. This is the most for a car that I am purchasing. But the advisor told me that the stockyard is about 50 km from the showroom.

Overall really happy and can't wait for the car.

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