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Old 5th October 2016, 19:20   #361
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The site says many things which may be theoretically correct - hardtop, different colours etc, but reality is some thing else.
As far as I know, they make it it batches based on defence/govt dept orders, so our choices with color etc maybe limited to the the current order Maruti has. Very few civilians order a new gypsy, so I doubt they will give us a choice of colors like they say on the website.
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Hey guys, my King is finally home today! Will post pics soon.
Congrats Mate. Do treat us with lots of images.

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Congrats mate. Do they still offer with Hard Top option or only Soft Top available now? What is the ex-showroom price for a new vehicle now?

4x4 Old boy
I also wanted to buy brand new. Indeed Ive been working on it with Cool_Dube for the last month.
The Showroom fellows' feedback varies from Showroom to Showroom.
Surakshaa says yes White only and either hardtop or soft top. Delivery anywhere from 45 days to 4 months.
Pratham says sorry no information.
Kalyani says yes sir White
soft top only. Delivery in 3-4 months.


So what Im doing is quietly buying an used White HT MPFI King...

Will keep you posted.
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4x4 Old boy
I also wanted to buy brand new. Indeed Ive been working on it with Cool_Dube for the last month.
The Showroom fellows' feedback varies from Showroom to Showroom.
Surakshaa says yes White only and either hardtop or soft top. Delivery anywhere from 45 days to 4 months.
Pratham says sorry no information.
Kalyani says yes sir White
soft top only. Delivery in 3-4 months.


So what Im doing is quietly buying an used White HT MPFI King...

Will keep you posted.
Shankar -

I am interested in a used King too in Bangalore. Intend to be a daily driver, and also keep myself busy tinkering with it. No plans for off-roading, no time for that.

If you come across some good specimens, please let me know. I feel Bangalore is terribly overpriced for used Gypsies.
Good luck for your hunt.

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Hey guys, my King is finally home today! Will post pics soon.

Congratulations Mr. Dube! Welcome to the club.

Your persistence has paid off and I applaud you for pulling the trigger on a brand new Gypsy. Looking forward to the pictures.

Cherish the new car smell & all other joys that come with owning a brand new vehicle.

Enjoy the drive..
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As far as I remember, the Gypsy is one car that has little of the new car smell - little inside it for it to do so!

I look forward to hearing how driving it differs from the earlier model you had - a 1.3 king with carb, I believe? With boosted disc brakes? In which case, fuel injected additional power should be the only difference.

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Shankar -

I am interested in a used King too in Bangalore. Intend to be a daily driver, and also keep myself busy tinkering with it. No plans for off-roading, no time for that.

If you come across some good specimens, please let me know. I feel Bangalore is terribly overpriced for used Gypsies.
Good luck for your hunt.

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It is not easy to find a good "fair priced" Gypsy in Bangalore.
However, if you connect with our friend cool_dube also, he will be able to share some more inputs.

Those that are generally available in Bangalore are mostly ex Army/ Forces and almost all of them are full of tall claims in addition to being wickedly overpriced.

Im looking beyond the borders of this state - and perhaps you should consider doing the same. The main thing is that with my usage scenario I cannot right now justify the purchase of the brand new Gypsy, much as I would love to.

Hence, the thoughts of an used one. But Im very clear that I want only the MPFi version and one that has been privately owned. (I also have a certain budget which I don't want to exceed.)

I will keep you posted.
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The easiest thing to abuse/damage on the car is the drive train if 4WD has been improperly used. The next is the clutch. And finally the engine if oil/filter/air filter changes are not done on time. It ought to be easy to pick these out in a used car.

Any other abuse, other than rust, ought to have cheap fixes. The good thing about the car is that there is so little in it, other than what is visible, that hidden abuse isn't likely.

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Adding to what seems to be the flavour of the week, let me also chime in with a, "Me too! Me too! I bought a Gypsy!" post.
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Did you buy a brand new
one or an used one?
Im also in the process, but it will take while yet...Im buying used.
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Sorry folks, could not respond earlier as I was out of station over the last few days.

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Congrats mate. Do they still offer with Hard Top option or only Soft Top available now? What is the ex-showroom price for a new vehicle now?
Thanks 4x4addict. As per the website, HT is available but no delivery timeline would be committed. Quickest and sure-shot way out is a white ST, which costs just a tad lower than 8 lacs on-road in Bangalore.

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Ah superb!
Bring it home.
We'll launch you and her with a celebratory glass.
Thanks Shankar. Let's raise a toast once your Gypsy is with you

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Even I want to know that. The site says many things which may be theoretically correct - hardtop, different colours etc, but reality is some thing else.
Lesson learned after 4 months of running from pillar to post - if you want a Gypsy within reasonable timeframe, opt for a white ST.

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As far as I know, they make it it batches based on defence/govt dept orders, so our choices with color etc maybe limited to the the current order Maruti has. Very few civilians order a new gypsy, so I doubt they will give us a choice of colors like they say on the website.
Spot on! In fact, they have instructed the dealers to NOT accept orders in any color / variant except white ST.

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Congrats Mate. Do treat us with lots of images.
Thanks Shashi. Will post some pics soon. Have not been able to drive her much as yet, since I was out of station the very next day after taking delivery of the Gypsy.

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Congratulations Mr. Dube! Welcome to the club.
Thanks a ton for the wishes, Vikram!

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I look forward to hearing how driving it differs from the earlier model you had - a 1.3 king with carb, I believe? With boosted disc brakes? In which case, fuel injected additional power should be the only difference.
Sure Sawyer, will post a detailed feedback once I have driver it around a bit. At the outset, the MPFI engine seems to be more "refined" (read car like) as opposed to the "raw" feel of the carb. Brakes are way better than the non-assisted ones of the carb.

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Adding to what seems to be the flavour of the week, let me also chime in with a, "Me too! Me too! I bought a Gypsy!" post.
Congrats mate! Some pics please!

Here are a few pics from the day of delivery, for your viewing pleasure And BTW, the King has already changed its footwear - it is now running on Yokohama Geolander AT-S. Will post pics soon.
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Cool_dube,

Congrats on your Gypsy ! Iam already feeling nostalgic about it, having been in the same position 6 months back
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Classic lines that are good for another twenty years.

If the brakes were not assisted in the older car, I suspect that change will make a big difference for city driving, much more so that the extra fuel injected power.
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congrats Rahul on the new Gypsy , safe drive and enjoy the timeless beauty.

if you are Whitefield next week , hope to see it and meet you as well.
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Im also in the process, but it will take while yet...Im buying used.
So am I. Will follow your updates from now on. However, if I buy one, I also intend to use it on highway trips, which is where I need more inputs on.
ST or HT, PS or no PS, which ac, what seats? Its a long, long list of stuff to be observed.
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Here are a few pics from the day of delivery, for your viewing pleasure
Congratulations on the acquisition...!!!

Will wait for your drive experience, especially after having lived with a Safari, which is a very comfortable vehicle in itself.

Highway speeds and comfort are what my priorities are.
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