So many pages !! Me down with cold so missed it all these days. Managed to read only till page6.
I have not yet driven storme
, something or other work (prof or personal) used to come whenever I planned to go to check out storme.
However, I have seen in extensively from outside.
XUV on other hand, I have in & out experience so will start from it.
XUV pros :-
The side headlights which get on during turn,
Pick up in 1-2nd gear.
The steering of XUV touched my legs, so I am doubtful about storme, but will confirm once I check it.
Ride quality is bumpy, even on open normal road. Steering feels quite light for the size of the vehicle especially after 80 kmph. It didn't give confidence to go above 110, nor did I take any lane changes etc. at this speed because I wasn't feeling confident especially with the braking. Compare to sedan, XUV brakes look like train brakes.
Was at 30-35 kmph following a truck. Took right, overtook & then gave signal & took again left post over taking. Body roll experienced by rear passengers (2nd row).
Taking U turn was a pain, infact I found accord more comfortable at turn due to better visibility than XUV.
2nd row is OK, tall people will only sit 2 as they need to bend the legs diagonally, similar to economy class in plane. The 3rd row is useless. My entire shoe went inside 2nd row & knee straight into seat.
They should have given more adjustable 2nd row seats which can be pushed behind incase 3rd row is unoccupied.
Dash looked cheapo, all fake but design was good. I checked W6 in Pune, so can't comment about screen & gps as W8 is in Nagpur & I still haven't seen it.
Here are some Qs for myself -
Is XUV true off-roader = No,
Can it handle abuse like Storme = No,
Is ride quality good= No,
Body roll = Yes, even at lower speeds,
Luggage space = 0, else it becomes 5 seater post removal of 3rd row.
Finally, will I buy XUV ? Definitely No. Storme LX is more VFM
than W6 & if I had to buy W8, I will wait, save more vitamin M & perhaps buy Rexton.
I started to feel Rexton more VFM
than W8, while Storme Lx is better than W6.
Low budget = Storme,
Middle budget = Rexton.
But again me being a sedan lover, doubt whether I will shell 15L or more for UV, infact I won't even buy Storme Vx, let alone W8 or Rexton. BTW
, check this link also - http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...tml#post248151