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Old 27th July 2009, 16:05   #16
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Guys,
M&M is doing Great Escape for both its old and new customers. Every one knows that 99.9% of vehicles that Mahindra sells now is 2wd. MGE is a good PR exercise. Rather it is an event where owners get to experience what thier 2wd vehicle can do!

M&M will not host any kind of event that will have the difficuilty levels we people do. There would be lot of guys who are new to offroading and giving them serious tasks can bring serious safety issues. The last thing M&M wants is any fatal accident at their event. (plus not every one at M&M conducting GE is a through off roader by passion)

MGE 4x4 only events do exist! This is done in Rajasthan. Here no 2wd can go. Plus there is a good population of 4wd vehicles here. Hence participation will not be a problem. Even here gradients are not that steep. You cannot expect everybody to be a skilled and experienced driver.

We should stop comparing MGE with events which jeep thrills does or the weekend off road which we all do at various parts of country. MGE can be a good off track experience but not a great offroad experience.
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Old 27th July 2009, 17:58   #17
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Hey Scorpion,

your photos are good but i am particularly looking forward to see allan`s jeep in action.
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Oyy..thats me in the first pic trying to click the splashing getaway in the black monster t-shirt
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Nice pictures. I saw some of the Jeeps with the stickers roaming on the streets with the stickers. Today I saw a Tata Ace with the GE sticker. Probably pulled it out from one of the Jeeps.
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nice pictures scorpio, nice to see the jeeps in action. which one is your's or you were just snapping??
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Allan, the 550 looks awesome! Don't tell me it's the same one.
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hi Manoj, sorry to Hijack your thread, but its pointless having 3-4 guys reporting the same event, any way, i shall just contribute with some pics
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Old 30th July 2009, 12:35   #23
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this guy obviously didnt know that there was a lot of slush around, he went off the route trying to 'dirty' his vehicleName:  DSC_0028 Small.JPG
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this is a CJ 340, fitted with a contessa 1.8 petrol and mated to a 4x4 transfer case borrowed from the Gypsy, it was indeed powerful, but unfortunately for it, the electronic fuel pump failed Name:  DSC_0047 Small.JPG
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a scorpio Gateaway in action Name:  DSC_0064 Medium.JPG
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our allan in Action, that guy is real Uber Cool, and composed Name:  DSC_0066 Medium.JPG
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Whitemm550,
Nice pictures. Lots of water splashing around. Gives lot of ego boost for SUV owners. I miss your Bolero 4wd? where is it? sold?
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Nice pictures. Lots of water splashing around. Gives lot of ego boost for SUV owners. I miss your Bolero 4wd? where is it? sold?
no way, i aint selling it any more, it went thru with flying colours, shall post some pics of it soon, i silenced a lot of guys, in Goa, who were taunting me about the Bolero's in capabilities for off roading
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no way, i aint selling it any more, it went thru with flying colours, shall post some pics of it soon, i silenced a lot of guys, in Goa, who were taunting me about the Bolero's in capabilities for off roading
Wonderful Ashish People dont drive the vehicle or feel the vehicle and still become judgemental. Good answer to those who thought Bolero 4wd was a dud. Now let pics do some talking. I dont think we have even a single Bolero 4wd on forum with pics of some offroading.
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Old 30th July 2009, 19:15   #28
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Hi, its good to see the Great Escape in Goa generated so much excitement from the local jeepers. It definately is a great opportunity to showoff one's skills with their Mahindras. Only grouse is that most of the participants think they know it all about how to tackle different situations, creating more confusion & chaos & fools of themselves. The very inviting Goan terrain in the rains seems to flick a switch for all the participants to act the way they do.
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I dont think we have even a single Bolero 4wd on forum with pics of some offroading.
In that case, start counting the number of the Bolero action shots in this page: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...challenge.html (The 45th Mahindra Great Escape: Coorg 4x4 Challenge)
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Now that`s what i was waiting for. To see allan`s jeep in action. some more pics of his jeep please.
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