“Thunderbolt” Mahindra XUV5OO Detailed Review (5 Years Report)


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Copying from my own thread:
My Red Highway King: Tools


The story of my Winch access tool.Do you have it in your toolbox?
Within a month of purchase,I noticed the winch access tool missing in my car.It is required to lower down the spare wheel in case of puncture.The odd thing was it was clearly mentioned as "provided" in the owners manual.I started complaining to the customer care as well as the Auth.service centre.At first they failed to understand what actually is missing in the tool box.
When I persisted and showed them the manual,they clarified that newer xuvs dont come with this tool anymore.I demanded this tool to be provided to me because the owners manual says so.
Their reasoning was that its not required anymore and moreover they don't have it in the stock.Later on after many complaints to the cust.care ,Winch access tool suddenly appeared out of nowhere,in the showroom.The story ended with me as a happy customer with the complete tool box,Thanks to mahindra customer care.
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Obviously you are missing couple of tools here.
 
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Quite a Hawk-eye find doc. Yes, The tool is missing from my XUV. You are lucky to have one rare tool in your collection!
 
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Quite a Hawk-eye find doc. Yes, The tool is missing from my XUV. You are lucky to have one rare tool in your collection!
Thanks.
Yes I am too fond of tools,and I never wanted to miss any opportunity specially when I paid 16 BIG ONES from my hard earned savings.
 
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Thunderbolt Made a quick Dash to Saputara, Gujarat. Presenting pics for the same.

Was not expecting such pleasant weather in Oct. I was surprised.
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The famous Saputara lake-

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From the lake made it atop the View point. There are 3 such points in Saputara.
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Massive Construction work going on by Guj. Govt.
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Found this lonely patch.

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Offroading in FWD? Sir yes sir.

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XUV handled the offroad stretch very well. There were some dips. Little streams of water. Dust etc. Sedans could've hit their nose due to approach angle. Could not take photos, videos as I was driving.
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Greeted by some exclusive views.

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The valley view other side-


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Anyone spot the helipad?

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Now?

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After visiting 2 hidden view points this way, the trail ended up in an open plan ground. Absolutely no one here but us.
Hard to find such places somewhere as crowded as saputara, that too on holiday.
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More scenic views-

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Time to go back where we came from-

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The fun in Saputara is to drive on twisty roads with steep inclines. I could not capture the final climp which appears like 30~35 degree straight up. A Duster failed and rolled back. Then a Ertiga guy went up with his front tyres screeching & smoking badly. My Mom freaked and asked me to move away. But nah. She started chanting prayers. XUV did everything like a champ. No drama. My mom was relieved and even surprised how smooth it felt. At this same exact place, Few months ago in rain, My Elephant 4x4 could actually do a full hill restart, with all bystanders trying to pick their fallen jaws off the road.
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The fun is multiplied due to very nice and well laid roads. But you sure need a powerful car. Can anyone help calculate how many degrees is this slope? (Note this is NOT the slope I was talking about before)
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The road does a very good job of hiding the steep slope. its actually hard to walk here.
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A friendly doggo-

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I think he was curious at my phone

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Or at me?
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At the very last leg of Journey folks,

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))DrumRoll please!((

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With the April Approaching Fast as well as Thunderbolt's 7th Birthday, I was time to renew the Insurance.
My Prev insurance was with HDFC ergo with an IDV of 6.2L and RSA. In the Years 18 & 19 They were able to give me Repeat IDV of past year, which has been floating to 6.2L, but in late 2019 and beyond, they seem to have made changes to their system as well as a Escalated call with their higher ups is not available. Their final IDV offer was not satisfactory nor they were willing to adjust it.

Imagining the Same Ordeal as I had with my Safari, I just moved on to Bajaj Alianz which gave me an IDV of 6.87L, Free RSA. The Premium came to 13.8k.
So both my XUV and Safari are with Bajaj now.
 
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Thunderbolt Made a quick Dash to Saputara, Gujarat. Presenting pics for the same.

Was not expecting such pleasant weather in Oct. I was surprised.
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The famous Saputara lake-

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From the lake made it atop the View point. There are 3 such points in Saputara. View attachment 264932 View attachment 264933

Massive Construction work going on by Guj. Govt. View attachment 264934 View attachment 264935

Found this lonely patch.

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Offroading in FWD? Sir yes sir.

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XUV handled the offroad stretch very well. There were some dips. Little streams of water. Dust etc. Sedans could've hit their nose due to approach angle. Could not take photos, videos as I was driving.
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Greeted by some exclusive views.

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The valley view other side-


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Anyone spot the helipad?

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Now?

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After visiting 2 hidden view points this way, the trail ended up in an open plan ground. Absolutely no one here but us.
Hard to find such places somewhere as crowded as saputara, that too on holiday.
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More scenic views-

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Time to go back where we came from-

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The fun in Saputara is to drive on twisty roads with steep inclines. I could not capture the final climp which appears like 30~35 degree straight up. A Duster failed and rolled back. Then a Ertiga guy went up with his front tyres screeching & smoking badly. My Mom freaked and asked me to move away. But nah. She started chanting prayers. XUV did everything like a champ. No drama. My mom was relieved and even surprised how smooth it felt. At this same exact place, Few months ago in rain, My Elephant 4x4 could actually do a full hill restart, with all bystanders trying to pick their fallen jaws off the road.
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The fun is multiplied due to very nice and well laid roads. But you sure need a powerful car. Can anyone help calculate how many degrees is this slope? (Note this is NOT the slope I was talking about before) View attachment 264948

The road does a very good job of hiding the steep slope. its actually hard to walk here. View attachment 264949

A friendly doggo-

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I think he was curious at my phone

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Or at me?
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At the very last leg of Journey folks,

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))DrumRoll please!((

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Pretty late, anyway it's better late than never. Congratulations on hitting the magic number. Wishing you many miles ahead!
 
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