Now the Other Details in the Buying Process:
Sold the Polo to Mahindra First Choice.
Variant: 1.2 TDi Comfortline
Year: Feb 2012
Warranty : None
Issues: EGR Valve replaced under warranty once
Insurance : till 31-03-2015
Price Offered : 420000/-
Now coming to the cost and discount factors:
Dealer : CAI Industries Pvt Ltd - Ooty / Coimbatore Actual Costs as on 27th Jan 2015 :
XUV 500 W8 FWD Ex Showroom Coimbatore : Rs. 1416083
Insurance : Rs. 40551 (National Insurance)
Temporary Registration : Rs. 8500 (I really dont understand why the dealers charge more for this)
Transportation Charges : Rs. 6870
Registration, Life time tax and Handling Charges : Rs. 217012
Number of our choice : Rs. 16000 (Advance number - for the number within the next 1000 numbers in the current series and current starting number of the day) Discounts :
Exchange Bonus : Rs. 15000
XUV 500 Jan Discount for 2015 make : Rs. 19500
Freebies Given : A box of home made chocolates, a hanging type wording of a Biblical verse, 15ltrs Diesel Coupon, ON SPOT pic of the delivery and thats all, nothing much. Accessories Purchased from Dealer :
Car Body Cover : Rs. 1400/-
Scuff Plates : Rs. 805/- Accessories Purchased outside :
3D Kagu Maxspider mats : Rs. 6600/-
Godrej Aier cool surf gel : Rs. 349/- Surprises:
While trying to reset the trip meter I accidentally reset the ODO and found ODO at 0kms while it was 169kms a minute back. Felt that the showroom guys had removed the speedo sensor and much more, called up the RM and explained him the issue and he said it may be cos of a loose sensor and he could tell only after inspecting the vehicle and i left home to the SC, on the way i found 2kms on the ODO and I immediately took a U turn and went back home thinking the issue was fixed on its own. later I came to know that the ODO can be reset to 0kms only once within 250kms.
Even after a week of delivery the person who has to explain me the features of the XUV5OO has not turned up ! Features which I really liked in this short drive of odd 300kms:
Like someone told "Every day is a diwali with those colourful lights on the instrument cluster everytime you turn ON the ignition"
Static Bending headlamps - This is very very useful while negotiating the hair pin bends of the ghat roads.
Hill Hold : very useful while on a traffic up hill. Idiots behind you always tend to kiss the bumper.
Power Windows can be closed even with the ignition OFF, remember only close and not open.
Lots of storage space and individual reading lamps.
Conversation mirror, to keep track of my naughty boys belted in the rear seats during school trips.
More on the days coming. Hates :
Horn. Why Mahindra? I'd rather get down and warn people that a two and a half tonner is behind you! My Pulsars Horn was way better.
Low beam again a down! But still better that my previous Polo.
No AUTO UP function for the power window, and no closing of windows from the remote key Fob.
Limited view of the rear from the internal rear view mirror.
Finding little hard to find parking space Pics after 5 days from Delivery and 169km +162kms on the ODO :