I am planning to buy the W5 variant which is barebone variant. would that be a value for money model for me at 14.50 Lakhs (with fog lamp and side step complementary) Lucknow( price quoted was 15.05L)?
I have purchased XUV500 from G3 Motors, Nerul, Navi Mumbai in the year November 2011 and faced a lot of problem with the servicing and also experienced many issues in the vehicle. Look wise vehicle is wonderful and the engine performance is excellent with spacious space been provided.
Sorry to mention that I feel no other car manufactured in India will have so much issue. From 2013 onwards(after 2 years from the year of purchase) I started facing the part problems due to cheap materials been used or technical failure in the interior of the car. Firstly I faced problem with one of the headlight as the plastic used for the outer cover of the lamp is of cheap quality. Then started experiencing many other problems, such as the seats have perforation or holes and they started to tear due to the sun heat and the Gear knob started breaking into small pieces, hand brake covering started falling off into bits and pieces, the boot lock got jammed and one of the boot holder piston broke, the driver door glass motor stopped working, the rear and front wiper motor gave up, the radio and AC control knob steel plating started falling off, sometimes the car gives a sudden braking automatically when the car is getting into second gear, the outside body started rusting in some places, the outside window sleeve worn off and started rusting and so on…
As far as my experience goes I’ll never buy any brand of cars from Mahindra and Mahindra. Such pathetic ways these people sell their cars at very high priced and use cheap materials, so that they can make money on the parts. Thus such manufacturers cheat their customers.