Mahindra XUV500 Silver W8 FWD Ownership Review


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I got delivery of my cheetah on 3rd november 2011,i had booked on 30th september ,the day bookings started.Initially i had booked white W8 AWD but later on changed to Silver W8 FWD reason being late delivery (sometime in january)i did not want to wait so long as i had already sold my SX4.


Pros:-
Celebrity status^(For first few owners)[:D]
Smooth and silent engine
Excellent Pickup
Superb handling
Good brakes
Loads of features
Mahindra service network


Cons:-
will keep updating, till now only 3 which i have faced(completely my opinion)

Mahindra rise clip every time you turn on the car

Alloys get dirty real fast (Brake pad dust)

Not much luggage space with all 3 rows up

Electronics, sometimes they behave funny,but restart the car and everything back to normal

Now the pics

Cheetah waiting for his master
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Dealer congratulating owners (Jasvinder Singh - my father)
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Night time pics
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Getting anti rust treatment
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Top view
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In the driveway
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Next interior Pics and then ice upgrade pics
 
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Re: Xuv 5oo

Interior Pics

Centre console(note my solution/jugaad to silver reflection on the windshield)
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DVD
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Phone,track,volume control buttons
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Cruise control and voice recognition buttons
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Power retractable and electrically adjustable side view mirror buttons Photo774.jpg
Storage bin
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Home screen
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Guys will upload many more pics till then enjoy these photos which i had in my phone.
Please give your suggestions/feedback to improve this thread.
 
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Ice upgrade

Only disappointing part about this car for me was ice setup it had no bass at all,
so had to upgrade.
I could not change the headunit because it is connected to cars electricals so only option left was to change the speakers.

My cars install was done in a very neat and professional way thanks to Mr.Rajesh who's team had already worked on 3-4 xuv's they knew exact position of each lock.

Front -focal PS165 components
Rear - focal VB160 speakers with built in tweeters
Amplifier - auditor 4 channel
Wiring- connection audison
Sub-blaupunkt th series thin 12" woofer
and last but not the least loads of damping(dynamt extreme)

Inside view of xuv door
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stock nippon speakers
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Rear door speakers
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Front speakers
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Dynamt damping
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Front speakers had two crossovers each, one for the speaker and one for the tweeter
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Front speaker install complete
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Front console taken apart to connect rca's
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Speakers connected to amplifier via hi lo converter
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Sub pics will follow as soon as i get my sub it is being made on order as there is no space with 7 seats up.
 
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Re: Xuv 5oo

Congrats for your purchase of XUV Shona.As always Brawny style XUV [evil].
Post more about driving impressions and initial ownership experiences.
Another XUV in TAI stable
 
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Another XUV joins TAI. Many many congratulations on the beast Shona! I really like the ICE set up, nice choice of speakers.

Wishing you millions of happy miles[:)]
 
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Congratulations bro , XUV is looking good in all colors! Keep updating the thread with your experiences.

BTW where have you placed the sub?
 

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Hearty congratulations buddy. Your's is the first ownership report on TAI. Please update it on a regular basis, for my sake!

Also, post your impressions regarding the car, its drive, ride, mileage, etc.
 
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Many many congratulations Shona for your beast!!! Have happy miles with your love one. Please keep updating us on your inputs for this Mahindra Magic.

I saw many complains about its quality and niggles, I wish you will not face any.

All the best.
 
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Hearty congratulations buddy. Your's is the first ownership report on TAI. Please update it on a regular basis, for my sake!

Also, post your impressions regarding the car, its drive, ride, mileage, etc.
Raj forgot Iron Rock's review, his was the 1st review of XUV on the forum.[glasses]
 
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