Iam of firm belief that THE AUTOMOTIVE INDIA FORUM (TAI
) was formed for automobile lovers , for the consumers and not for car manufactures in mind .
Sharing information , latest news , discussing problems so ultimately the consumers benefit is the goal which makes TAI
the best automotive forum of India .
This thread is about sharing the latest information available about xuv and storme including its plus and minuses .
When niggles in xuv were reported and posted * some * mahindra loyalist blamed for bad mouthing the car , and were in perpetual state of denial that niggles don't exist .
Reason were provided that from certain xyx month batch there are no niggles . Now since mahindra ( great work from them ) have themselves accpeted the fact that there were / are problems in xuv all the hard work of defending the niggles seems to have gone in vain .
No one has claimed that storme will be a niggle free product . But since its launch owners have clocked 10,000kms and they have reported no issues whatsoever other then hinges being replaced by tata . Incase their are any issues , major or minor they must be posted on this thread too . So guys who are questioning others and their research , its better they must bring their research and post it here which will in the end help a consumer who is interested in storme .
Yet we see some who are claming that tata has left the owners of storme in some sad state of affair without provinding any information about what exactly is the sad state of affairs .
Infact some are dead sure that sooner or later the world will know about the problems in storme which shows 3 things
1) they are having some automotive psychic powers to forecast the niggles which they think will appear sooner or later in storme .
2) they were offical testers who tata motors had appointed who have driven the storme for lakhs of Kms that they know inside out everything about storme .
3) they have extreme prejudice about tata motors .
On a public forum when we claim something the onus is on us to prove it or provide information regarding it or one must refrain from claiming things .
We as a auto enthusiast on this forum must stay away from having prejudice against any car manufacturer .
When it comes to our indian car makers , both tata and mahindra have made great strides , both have their own set of weakness and strengths .
As a Indian if we want our indian companies to fare great , we must honestly report the issues associated with their cars keeping aside our brand loyalty . Only then there will be pressure on them and nothing will be taken granted from their sides. Tata and mahindra both must not be spared for their mistakes and must be equally applauded for their efforts towards growth .
In the end one dosent get a free service because mahindra made profit nor one is denied because tata made loss .
Tata motors have taken things for granted for their indian operations and if they continue to do so they will have to close shop in India .
I personally applaud the action taken by mahindra because its consumer orientated action and will force other manufacturers to follow the suit if they launch a car with niggles .
We are in the end consumers we must only think about how we are benefited .
Loss of mahindra must never be a win for tata and vice a versa .
rather lets applaud and criticize them equally so they grow at much faster rate so they give tough time to international car makers who will in return to counter them bring their best products which they most of the time refrain from launching in India . Let the vicious cycle of competition go on and on which in end makes the consumer winner and not the car makers
Issues so far reported
XUV - official recall ( and the company deserves respect for taking such a consumer orientated action )
STORME - hinges replaced for 2012 batches ,
one user facing some engine noise when not driving .
Imp- if any one has information of storme and some major issues related to it kindly come forward and post them for the benefit of consumers and readers in general .
Originally Posted by dharmesh
Now people who were defending the issues of XUV, please don't defend for nothing. MnM themselves have agreed there were issues and if issues were small then there was no need to big announcement from MnM. This shows that issues were of higher priority.
It requires capability to rectify the mistake, but takes courage to accept it publicly. And MnM did it.
+1000 well said and thanx for reporting the 2 issues in storme too .