@Vishwas:My take on XUV is "A good VFM
car which has everything to satisfy us and is really on the high position in the list".
So here comes the first test drive experience:-
Day before yesterday..
Papa:Beta,add the name of that car also into the list.
I:That car?Okay I am writing 'that car' in the list,when you see it again,just notify it to me.
He:Idiot,I am talking about the one you brought that night.
Chauffy was called as he knew the name..
Chauffy:Bhaia sahab 'paanch sau' gaadi ki baat kar rahe hai!!(Bhaiya,sir is talking about 'five hundred')
I:Fiat 500??(I understood he mean XUV)
Chauffy:Nahi,MAIHAINDRA(not Mahindra) 'paanch sau'..(No,Maihaindra five hundred)
I:Accha,you mean XUV 500.
He was overjoyed and said 'yes'.
So I inquired about the TD and they told me that if we want a good long TD then we will get it next day's evening and same happened,yesterday night we went for the TD(I hope you remember judge is not me):-
A good silver colored XUV W8 was waiting for us..
I don't know what is the matter but when we both father-son enter a dealership all the SEs are smiling and after 5 minutes they lose their smile and become quite frustrated!!
We firstly saw a display vehicle,my father was seeing XUV wile I was busy with Scorpio,so I silently added the 'SCORPIO' also in the list and called my father saying "Come and have a look at the new model Scorpio"..ignored!!
Again I called up...again ignored!!
Third time he came up,he opened the middle(or rear) door,looked at the middle row,then at front row and said "This is same as one we had,no this won't be bought".
SE(Intruding in between):sir,bahut badhiya gaadi hai,naya model hai check karo.(Sir,its very good car,new model,just check)
Father:What's new,same middle row,same interiors..
I:But this is really VFM
,if is having ABS
,Airbags and micro hybrid(jyada average dene waali-high average giving)technology too.
SE:Sar bhaut badhiya gaadi hai,bhaiya bhi keh rahe hain.(Sir,its a very good car,your son is also saying).
Father:My son is a foolish boy.
I(in an insulted tone):Let's see XUV.
SE:Sir,it does not have any waiting also,we can give you a car within 2-3 days while for XUV you may need to wait 4-5 months.
I understood now SE has made a mistake..
Father opened the door of Scorpio and closed it with a thud and said "You go outside and have a look at my Corolla,this car has no luxury,no build quality...even my Corolla also feels better built and put together than this car,you leave we will see XUV ourselves".
I too joined my father why?Because its a fact that Corolla is really better built than our all the entry level SUVs maybe its Bolero,Scorpio,Safari,Aria or XUV. Starts TD:
First of all let me tell you that my father does not drive for more than a KM but still he takes 20-30 kms long TDs with others driving.In other words his TD is really unique and leave most of the SEs scratching their head.Nothing different happened yesterday too.
My father drove it quite a bit outside the dealership(about 200 meters) and said "The car is good",put the tick mark.It has ABS
,6 airbags(my father was really impressed by this)and many features.Now I was driving and my father on the front seat.SE on the middle row with a quite confused face.Now after crossing the city I got order to climb the NH-58.So I did.
Father:Bhaga(speed it up).
I pressed the gas and he said "I think pick-up is good".
I:Yes it is.
The car is already doing 100 kph.
Father:Aur bhaga(speed it up even more).
Car now doing 145 kph and he said,"Yaar,its doing quite good,pass it for second list".(Actually he makes list after list until only 2-3 cars are left)
Car is stopped and now SE is driving and we both on the rear seat(he is even more confused now and quite nervous too,but silent)
Father:Hmm,should we book it?
I:So you passed it.
He:This car deserves passing,it has quite okay rear seat,but Laura and Corolla have it better.Also Innova felt better on the middle row,but still this car is okay.
I:Not now,first of all let's see other cars too.
Suddenly we passed from outside Honda showroom and he became emotional(He simply loves Civic,I don't know why,but he does)..
Father:Which is your favorite small car?The one you showed me that day,the Honda one..
He:Yaar,why to buy one car,let's get one Civic and one Jazz,Civic for highways and Jazz for city.
I:You have gone ut of mind.
Suddenly SE said "Sir,how is XUV?Book it today you will get it quite soon".
Father:You silently drive.
Again he was nervous.
We reached the dealership and returned back home.