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Old 11th November 2014, 12:26   #16
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Who has the third one ?
Its Ritik. He is a dormant member but does keep a track of all the threads and is an avid traveller. He does turn up for the unofficial mild off-roading meets or the mini meets at his place.

He has a Bolero Di Deluxe 4x4 high top w/o PS.
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I want to have a look at the instrument cluster. Is it digital like in the m2dicor models ?

If so, then you must be getting rpm reading for the Di engine!
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Also the 4WD Lx are BS3 models and are required to registered outside the Tier 1 & 2 cities.

The Bolero 4WD Lx prices do show, at least for Kolkata.
That answers it. Pune falls in Tier 1 and BS3 cannot be registered in Pune metro area as a personal vehicle. Perhaps M&M decided nobody will buy it as a transport vehicle in 4x4 guise & don't sell it here.

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That answers it. Pune falls in Tier 1 and BS3 cannot be registered in Pune metro area as a personal vehicle. Perhaps M&M decided nobody will buy it as a transport vehicle in 4x4 guise & don't sell it here.

Anyway, sorry for the .
Maybe possible, though I was under the impression Pune was Tier II. However, it cannot be registered in Kolkata either. Am sure JKDS will also have register it outside the Kolkata RTO. The other 2 Boleros I mentioned are registered outside Kolkata.
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I must say that I'm really thankful for all the kind words! But I believe that the Bolero does deserve it!! Closing 450 KMs after receiving the car, I can say that going back to a sedan is going to be painful. Somehow, the Bolero and me, by God's Grace, have bonded real well. I feel much more at ease driving it than I've ever felt.

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I want to have a look at the instrument cluster. Is it digital like in the m2dicor models ?*

If so, then you must be getting rpm reading for the Di engine!
Yes ramzsys, it's the new digital cluster. The DI engine idles at about 800, and the RPM and speedo are all digital. Looks really cool, and easy to read at night too, without striking the eye, thanks to the auto-dimming feature once the driving lights are switched on.

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Congratulations on your new acquisition !!! Named it yet ?

Please do post some pictures of the ICE installation. Here's hoping to read some awesome TLs from you in the future. Would love to catch up with your ride in the upcoming winter meet .*
Thank you, Burn_out! Haven't thought of any other name except fondly calling it Bol"D"ero, as of now. I'll be taking the pics of the ICE installed*today*or earlytomorrow*and put them up, with details.

I'm waiting for the winter vacations to set in for the travels! Here's wishing myself some great good times!! Country roads calling!!

Please let me know the tentative dates; I'll surely be present! Waiting to meet all!

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Hey congratulations on the Bol"D"ero!! Wishing you & your family unlimited safe & happy miles with the SUV.

One of the rare cars out there I must say - an AWD Bolero LX. Please keep this thread regularly updated. There will be plenty of us with interest in it.

As for the OTR price - this actually is a really good deal you got yeah!!*

Apologies for the ignorance but is this a CRDe or a DI? I believe its a DI given the price?
If marketed well with a CRDe, this actually makes much more sense as a practical AWD compared to the Thar.
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*So seems JKDS sourced it as a government employee?
Thank you, *Reinhard, for those lovely wishes! I'll definitely do all to keep this thread as updated as can be!

The engine is a Di. The practicality is what made me and family tilt towards the Bolero than the Thar. But if one considers the fun quotient, then the Thar quenches that thirst much more! :-)

About sourcing it, not actually as a Government employee! I had taken a different route. ;-)

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Count me in as well. I am sure we all will have something or the other to showcase
Heh heh, I'm sure we do! **wink wink**

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Hey JK, great review. Passionate and practical at the same time. I have a friend who drives the Bolero and he swears by how accurately you can judge the corners, and you are spot on. Enjoy the ride and do take care of her. A well-deserved 5*
Thank you for the wonderful wishes, johy! I really appreciate them! :-)

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Congrats for your purchase JKDS !!

Wish you many happy miles on and off the road with your new acquisition.

I just have one question: why does the Mahindra Bolero website does not lists the LX 4x4 version? Was this a special order?
Thanks for the best wishes, //M! As stated above, the price list for West Bengal does show the price list for LX models, *although the standard disclaimer applies here too. Specs-wise, *it's similar as the SLE model. LX models with 4x4 do take a while to be processed and made , for which one has to patiently pursue Mahindra. Once it's on the assembly line, not much trouble anymore.

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Maybe possible, though I was under the impression Pune was Tier II. However, it cannot be registered in Kolkata either. Am sure JKDS will also have register it outside the Kolkata RTO. The other 2 Boleros I mentioned are registered outside Kolkata.
Yes, I have registered the vehicle in Alipore RTO, which registers BS3 vehicles, not Beltola. Beltola registers only BS4.

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I remember reading on this Forum that it's like a locomotive! Trust me, it actually is – excelling at what it is designed for and does best, and does it like no one can!!

That was me on my review of my Bolero DI. I have one too but a 2WD-DI Turbo- High Roof- AC but no Power steering and leaf springs on all 4 wheels version. Congratulations on your Bolero 4x4. It is an amazing vehicle. You will love it more and more as you clock up the kilometers.
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Congratulations JKDS on your New Bolero 4X4. She looks great. Infact I was contemplating to by a Bolero only and did few test drives etc., before Thar pulled me away With little modifications to the front end bumpers, fog lamps etc., you can make it much more attractive and sporty. Great vehicle and all the very best.

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However, maybe you should take some tips from Blackpearl now on how to drive fast on this as well. Starting at the same time he had reached Siliguri 2 hours before us, even though we were in a similar vehicle.
Lol.. I had missed this part. You guys had missed the route and also took power naps somewhere on the highway. Anyways, let's not steal JKDS's thunder
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Congratulations JKDS on your New Bolero 4X4. She looks great. Infact I was contemplating to by a Bolero only and did few test drives etc., before Thar pulled me away With little modifications to the front end bumpers, fog lamps etc., you can make it much more attractive and sporty. Great vehicle and all the very best.
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Thank you, swami69! The Bol"D"ero, I feel, does deserve every bit of the attention he's getting!! :-) I have some mods planned, but they're some time into the future. Nothing immediately, though.
I wish something like the expedition kit for the Thar was available for the Bolero, as I'm not interested to give it to mahindra customization. Prad 4x4 has some nice options, though, as a few Internet searches reveal. I hope some options do show up when I'll be in the market.

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Lol.. I had missed this part. You guys had missed the route and also took power naps somewhere on the highway. Anyways, let's not steal JKDS's thunder
:-D No issues, BlackPearl! I am looking forward to catch up on all the stories! Also, I'm contemplating taking the driving tips too!!
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Congratz on your new acquisition,

Please give some more "GYAN" on how to and "WHICH" strings to be pulled to purchase LX 4X4 variant, I am almost forced to buy THAR by Mysore dealer.. Your suggestions will be of great help, my requirements are identical to yours in taking family along..

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Hi Sudi!

I'll send you a PM with that information. In a nutshell, though, it helps immensely if you have e-mail addresses of the higher-ups in Mahindra's Automotive Sector. But even before that, you have to ascertain through your friends there which dealer usually deals more with the Government orders. Then you would have to work your way through. Your dealer in Mysore may be pushing you for the margin on the Thar and the probable hassles on its part to procure a one-off LX 4x4.
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Hi Sudi!

I'll send you a PM with that information. In a nutshell, though, it helps immensely if you have e-mail addresses of the higher-ups in Mahindra's Automotive Sector. But even before that, you have to ascertain through your friends there which dealer usually deals more with the Government orders. Then you would have to work your way through. Your dealer in Mysore may be pushing you for the margin on the Thar and the probable hassles on its part to procure a one-off LX 4x4.
Thanks JKDS, will wait for you PM, appreciate your help..
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Great to see yet another Bolero LX 4wd on the forum and from Kolkata. At less than 8L OTR, this has to be the most sensible & VFM 4wd vehicle. To a good extent effect of 'BlackPearl' i should say . Wonderful narrations also, shows your involvement with the vehicle right from the beginning. Though the BS3 factor must have complicated the things to quite good extent but at the end of the day just with the addition of the A.C. you are good to go anywhere. Even by this time probably the A.C. installation must also has been standardized after the know-hows on BlackPearl's Bolero.
PS: Is your Bolero equipped with factory installed OEM Wiring and Switches for the A.C? Read that somewhere in the forum regarding the newer LX 4wd models.

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Great Congrats JKDS on the monster. Very nice write up I enjoyed reading every bit of it. Could you please share the ride quality on good tarmac?
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Great to see yet another Bolero LX 4wd on the forum and from Kolkata. At less than 8L OTR, this has to be the most sensible & VFM 4wd vehicle. To a good extent effect of 'BlackPearl' i should say . Wonderful narrations also, shows your involvement with the vehicle right from the beginning. Though the BS3 factor must have complicated the things to quite good extent but at the end of the day just with the addition of the A.C. you are good to go anywhere. Even by this time probably the A.C. installation must also has been standardized after the know-hows on BlackPearl's Bolero.
PS: Is your Bolero equipped with factory installed OEM Wiring and Switches for the A.C? Read that somewhere in the forum regarding the newer LX 4wd models.
Thank you, Kandisa! You guessed it right, it's the 'Pearl' effect!! The AC project has not yet been taken on. Probably some time in January-February, 2015. Will get after BlackPearl's peaceful life then. **Heh Heh**

Unfortunately, there are no OEM parts pertaining to the AC which came from the factory in my Bolero.

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Great Congrats JKDS on the monster. Very nice write up I enjoyed reading every bit of it. Could you please share the ride quality on good tarmac?
Thanks, joe_antony! I've had the occasion to test the ride quality on the highway, and although it's nothing like the SX4, yet felt very stable, didn't wobble or jiggle much at the light undulations on the road surface, and could hover easily at 80 - 90 without stress on the engine. Rear seat passengers were quite comfortable and felt safe. In short, a perfect vehicle for the long trips!

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