Mahindra XUV 700: Second service cost comes to Rs. 3500

Red Rage Completes the 2nd Labour Free Service at 10K and bill amount is Rs.3539.

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Red Rage Completes the 2nd Labour Free Service at 10K and bill amount is Rs.3539.

  • Engine Oil – 6L
  • Oil Filter
  • Carbon Filter
  • Tyres were rotated and balance checked.

Just before this service – For the first time in a very long time, got to drive to Chennai and Back all alone…. this vehicle is definitely built for the highways. Usually when I take this road, a BMW or an Audi would cut in to me and zip, zoom past me. Naa, not this time. If I mentioned the top speed here, I would be perma-banned and so will let you ride your imagination.

I can’t praise the braking on this vehicle enough. Phenomenal for such a heavy vehicle. The stopping distance is unbelievably short. Coming from the 500, this is a quantum leap in bite. I know, I know. I sound like a broken record here. I’m awe with the braking and handling.

Driving this behemoth on the narrow lanes of Trichy is akin to shoving an elephant through a needle hole. And its driving me mad, especially when the almighty pronounces that I love the car more than anything else, when I drop her off a half a km from the destination and ask her to walk in 40C pleasant weather. I don’t think she was being fair. What do you think

And so after much discussion, where I get to present the case and the Almighty says a lengthy “No”, the almighty now agrees that we need a second car, just for the city commute. And so wise souls of TBHP, what car should I buy?

Here are my requirements

  • Size – This is the most crucial one. Should fit 4 adults and have a smallish footprint, errr tire print, for easy city commute.
  • Price – Under 5L
  • Manual Vs Automatic – Prefer an automatic
  • Used Vs New – Doesn’t matter as long as I spend bare minimum on maintenance. At the same time, want to avoid the immediate depreciated cost associate with a new car.
  • Petrol Vs CNG – Undecided. While I like to keep the fuel cost to the lowest, both fuel prices seem to be climbing up in tandem. Will probably use for it for 4 years and then switch to EV. Current price of EV is prohibitive.
  • Daily commute of probably less than 20km.


  • Creature Comfort – Power Windows, AC (Climate Control if it’s available in this price range). Not looking for any other bells and whistles.

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