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Old 23rd June 2009, 12:16   #946
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I have been following this thread for over a year now.

Can somebody please quote how much is the Gurkha retailing for?
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Old 23rd June 2009, 12:49   #947
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I have been following this thread for over a year now.

Can somebody please quote how much is the Gurkha retailing for?
What I know at this point of time it would be 8.0L ex-showroom.

I know there is one in bangalore which is Jan or July 2008 model which you might get for 7.0L ex-showroom.
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Old 24th June 2009, 08:59   #948
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What I know at this point of time it would be 8.0L ex-showroom.

I know there is one in bangalore which is Jan or July 2008 model which you might get for 7.0L ex-showroom.
Thanks man.

I will be coming to bangalore end of july. so lets c what works.
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Old 29th June 2009, 10:51   #949
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Hey,Rahul,
Waiting for your tyre report.
Eager to know what you have put up for your Gurkha.
I had been to the Yokohoma Office couple of days back and they showed me a list of customers.They vouch that they have not heard about a single complaint in the entire year.They say they have customised their tires for the Indian scenario after they opened shop in India.
The regular A/T tyres available would make the Gurkah shorter by 3 inches.
They have a 275 x 70 x16 just right for the Gurkha.
They also have a M/T of the same size.
Apollo also has a A/T just right for the Gurkha.
The YOKO 275x70x16 comes with a puncture repair kit ,a compressor and a guage.
So what say?
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@krazydriver:
You can get a Gurkha at Rs 8L (On-Road price).
In case the vehicle is last year's ,no problem, you can and should get a discount of 25K
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@krazydriver:
Corrections: The Gurkha costed me 8.59.000/-
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Old 30th June 2009, 13:50   #952
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Hey,Rahul,
Waiting for your tyre report.
Eager to know what you have put up for your Gurkha.
I had been to the Yokohoma Office couple of days back and they showed me a list of customers.They vouch that they have not heard about a single complaint in the entire year.They say they have customised their tires for the Indian scenario after they opened shop in India.
The regular A/T tyres available would make the Gurkah shorter by 3 inches.
They have a 275 x 70 x16 just right for the Gurkha.
They also have a M/T of the same size.
Apollo also has a A/T just right for the Gurkha.
The YOKO 275x70x16 comes with a puncture repair kit ,a compressor and a guage.
So what say?
Mohan I have put 275x70x16. Dont go for that. If they are having MT then go for it. But I doubt if it is direct import. I spoke to Yoko guys and they said it might be a parallel import - which means no warranty.

I did take on one set of 31x10.5x15 initially and the tyres went kaput in 18K kms.

Also they are not giving any puncture repair kit, compressor and a gauge. Do confirm with me about the price you would be getting the tires, so as we can compare and ensure that cost of these freebies are not included in tyre price.
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Old 30th June 2009, 21:05   #953
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Force motors had sent a broad wheel-base Trax 4 WD to DC to design a vehicle for the Auto Expo 2002 .W
We all have read this somewhere along this thread.
The vehicle was christened as the "Juggernaut"
This version can still be designed on a Gurkha Trax.
The tentative price for this built up is in the range of 20-22 Lakh.
I dont think they will ever get a customer for this.
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Eeeeeks..!! Horrendous to say the least...
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DC does it again. Just when we think they have reached the pits, they come up with something brilliant
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i would say the inspiration and imagination as to what DC wanted it to look like was correct but he failed totally in the execution and the end result was/is a disaster!
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why DC, why?? do you have to ruin the cars everytime??
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How about this - SLK body on Gwagen ( Pics of expedition outfitted G's - Page 4 - Expedition Portal Forum)

Or

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@Mohan This is what I was talking about ... a wheel on roof, so having 2 spare wheels

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This is a modified G Wagen with a cabin, you will have to fabricate a stand on the roof, how about the form factor? Will it look good?

After having driven the Gurkha ,do you not feel the need to change the rear view mirrors to something substantitial ,given the size of the vehicle and the rear visibility?
I am ordering chrome rear view mirrors for both the sides,similiar to the ones fixed on the G Wagen.

I have no plans to change my tyres yet,I think they are good enough.

I had a few problems with my Gurkha in the initial 1400 kms( The vehicle had already done 950 km when it reached me).The Gear-shift was hard and the 4 wheel gear shaft was stuck. The left rear suspension leaf springs were slightly misaligned giving the vehicle a grating sound when turning corners.

As you had advised me I asked the technician to tighten all the bolts and nuts,however none of them were loose(Thank God).
Guess what was the problem with the 4WD shaft?

The gear knob indicating the positions of the various gears was turned clockwise by 15 degrees and try as I might I couldnt shift the gears. funny isnt it?

I am impressed with the Gurkha's cornering capabilities and the superb turning radius( as you rightly said --turns like a zen).
I havent had the opportunity yet to see its off-road capability. Whilst it's hard to believe that I couldnt even make out on the phone that you were in your Gurkha driving merrily and talking to me the other day.Not much noise in the cabin.

So far I have encountered a lot of bewildered faces when they have a look at the Gurkha..many thought the front snorkel was a modification I had carried out for cosmetic reasons.Once while I was at the Toll-tax booth ,many crowded around to ask me about the vehicle,its make ,price etc.No matter how tired I am I am always glad to answer these questions.

A friend of mine,builder by occupation,driving to his sites off-city in undeveloped areas took a great fancy for the Gurkha after he drove mine one day.He drives a Safari and was impressed with the "bad-road" drive comfort of the Gurkha.The quality that impressed him was the significantly less "side to side" roll. He too has instantly booked a Gurkha.

I don't know Rahul why people on this thread have commented that the Gurkha is expensive.

I guess "looks" count and not the "character".

Doesn't a vehicles stability ,sturdiness,driveability and functionality score over its form factor and plush interior?

There also is a issue of acceptability.The media has never projected this vehicle in any way,just as with the Safari,Scorpio,Xylo etc.The concept has never been marketed. Think about the suzuki Wagon -R. Great engine,comfort,interiors but a difficult to accept "form" could also make it good, why?

Marketing off-course.

I own a cardiac Ambulance built over a TATA 201.

I asked my fabricator to have a look at the Gurkha and asked his suggestions for interior refurbishment.The entire package of plush reclining seats(with handles),carpet, sound reduction adaptations and modified dashboard could come to around a lakh(The Gurkha already comes with a powerful A/C and PS).That could make the Gurkha's cost around 9,50,000/- The 4 WD Safari costs more than 12,000,00/- on road.

If you compare this Gurkha with the Safari,then wouldnt the safari prove costlier? The 4WD functionality, highest GC, lower turning radius,tubular chasis, the thicker steel,the differential locks,the insane 3 year warranty of the Gurkha beats the safari in all departments, excepting the central locking system,puddle lamps,available colors,remote lock etc?

I am not here to prove which vehicle is better I am only trying to suggest that the Gurkha is definitely not "very expensive".

There are other Gurkha issues discussed on this thread to which I humbly disagree which I will discuss .

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A friend of mine,builder by occupation,driving to his sites off-city in undeveloped areas took a great fancy for the Gurkha after he drove mine one day.He drives a Safari and was impressed with the "bad-road" drive comfort of the Gurkha.The quality that impressed him was the significantly less "side to side" roll. He too has instantly booked a Gurkha.
Gurkha has better ride-comfort than Safari, this is a fact I have mentioned many times since 2007. Generally un-comfortable silence follows this statement.

The biggest problem with Gurkha is not the vehicle, but Force Motors.
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Old 2nd July 2009, 19:45   #960
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@SAMURAI:
Yes I have read your test drive report,not once, twice ,to read between the lines.
I have found your statements objective ,sometimes terse but I must confess that your report helped me in coming to conclusions.Rhandle aka Rahul also wrote a very objective report which helped a lot.I was to buy a 4WD Safari ,which I didn't.
I owe you a big thanks...so here goes..THANKS!
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